Clean easy to use kitchen, though our TV didn't work at first but we told the reception and they fixed it immediately. There were some good English free view channels to watch.
Seeing as it was October the evenings were ‘chilly’, the bed sheets were very thin but luckily there was a radiator.
The pools were clean and very nice but freezing, although the weather was quite hot there the pools should have been heated slightly for that time of year so we mainly went into the indoor pool.
Staff very friendly.
The supermarket was quite expensive but literally opposite the complex there was a cheap supermarket which was very handy.
We went out for dinner once in the complex in the only restaurant open, the snack bar. The other ones were closed for the winter.
It was very expensive and wasn't all that but the place itself was nice. There was plenty of entertainment:
- A parrot show- A bit naff for kids
- Carlos Lara singing, very nice man who was a good singer sang mixture of English songs and Portuguese which was lovely.
-Two girls- Two rather large emotionless girls singing boring songs, wasn't impressed with them,
-Becci's karaoke show, extreme fun, 3 teenagers loved it so much Becci was English and had English songs to sing very enjoyable.
My 3 teenage daughters went out to the bar every night on their own for entertainment, they found everyone there was friendly and they became 'regulars' to the bar, everyone knew them, they were sad to leave. Made some very nice friends, Portuguese and Dutch.
Local shops 15-20 minute walk away.
VERY cheap resturant called TEASERS, we had 3 course meal for 8 euros including drink, was delicious went there 4 times and had full English breakfast for 2EUROS each!
Lovely, I would defiantly come here again, Tennis court on sight with racket and ball hiring. The Beach was VERY close, downside was that there were Quite a few dogs around.
Our room was immaculate and all kitchen equipment and utensils were brand new. Rooms are modern and the decor contemporary and very very clean. I was a bit concerned about the bedding and towels not being changed daily, but it really didn't matter, everything was so clean.
Beds were comfy, and the sofa bed was really comfy too. We also had some UK TV channels on the TV, which makes a change. The only negative would be that the dustmen come at night (every night), between midnight and 3am, so ear plugs were purchased. Really enjoyed my stay here and would defiantly come back.
My daughter loved the onsite water slides and was never bored! Also the buffet food, which I normally hate was actually really nice, and had some really nice meals.
Travel operator: thomson
There are 2 bedrooms in the apartment and a double beds fit easily into it, also there was storage and a television which I wasn’t expecting, lovely bedding, very clean and no complaints.
The gardens and surrounding areas were maintained to a high standard and were a pleasure to walk through.
We only ate at the hotel afew times (lunch) and found the food at the hotel as good as anywhere at the resort and not rip off prices
The location suited us as it was away from the bustle of the strip which was just 20mins walk away.
The hotel staff were very pleasant and always happy to help and offer information. Taxi to Albiefuera was 6to7 Euros to Villamoura 16 Euros (1way).
Never went to the entertainment usual karaoke, singers etc advertised.
Weather was fantastic (in the 90's) loads of sun, as we went in the last week in October we couldnt have wished for better weather, would have no qualms going to this hotel again great holiday!
A good cheap place to eat is Teasers 1pt beer =1 Euro on the right just before yiou get to the start of the strip.
Travel operator: N/A
Travel operator: first choice
The reps from Thomas Cook and First Choice were both helpful as we needed advice due to a health problem. they took care of everything and gave excellent advice.
Please try these appartments, you won't be disappointed.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
the hotel is generally clean and there are plenty of cleaners on show ensuring clean and tidy surroundings.
we spent most time at the larger pool at the bottom of the complex and had lots of fun here we were also able to relax as it did not get too overcrowded . there is a pool bar here serving drinks and snacks which are of an acceptable price and of a decent standard. the room that we stayed in was to a good standard , no air conditioning but a fan was supplied making it just bearable on a night. the kitchen and bathroom had clearly been upgraded recently and were finished to a high standard , although the supplied hairdryer did keep turning itself off , frustrating my wife and daughter.the balcony was rather small but had a small table and chairs as well as a towel / clothes drying rail.there was plenty of space for clothes to be kept in the appartment and a iron and board was provided.the evening entertainment was dissapointing but with the strip a twenty minute walk or five minute / four euro taxi ride away , who wants to stay in the hotel .the beach below the hotel was great although the walk back up the steps was tiring in the hot hot weather.
would definately return to this hotel .
Travel operator: c.l.c / easyjet
Travel operator: Cambuslang Travel
Most nights we walked down into Albufeura to the well known 'Strip' which is full of bars, restuarants and shops. (something for everybody) The walk takes about 20 minutes, so I guess its just over a mile away. Taxi's to their cost about 5 euros.
Would we go there again most definately the climate in the Algarve is fantastic and the Portuguese people very polite, my children loved the Alfagar complex, and excellent beaches, and the kids club run by Thomas Cook in the day was excellent.
Hope this helps anyone thinking of going there !
Travel operator: First Choice
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