Good apartment for a marina only location.
Posted Aug 8, 2012
Had trouble finding reception address on arrival by Taxi, no signs.
Apartment is in great location for easy access for boat trips from marina, however it is a long walk to the beach, some 20 mins which includes some hills, and about a mile away from the old town Albufeira.
There is a quiet private swimming pool which is next to apartment block, and has a superb view of marina, some fair priced restaurants in marina but fairly quiet, ideal for families with young children.
The best supermarkets are not nearby so a taxi is required which costs over 7 euros (extra for shopping bags) each way to Albufeira.
Apartment was large but sofa bed and bed was very uncomfortable to sleep on, and no air conditioning, which is a must in plus 30 deg heat.
Bathroom needed some maintenance, but overall room was clean,
Sheets and towels were changed every 3 days.
The security was very good in the apartment, with an intercom on the front door, and there are security guards often walking around the marina area at most times of the day.
Kitchen has dishwasher so take washing tablets with you, and there is also,a washing machine if required. No kettle but that was provided when I asked.
Boat trips are varied, and fairly reasonable, dolphin trips, diving, fishing trips etc, so great location if you fancy these.
Nice beaches are but require taxis at extra cost, 5 euros each way to the nearest beach.
Portugese people are very friendly and helpful, including all taxi drivers I came across.