The thing it doesn't tell you is when you book a side room with sea view, you have to suffer the seagulls noise and them keeping you company on your balcony, also as it is close to the residential area, there were several dogs barking during the day.
All taken in to consideration we would go back but choose a more expensive apartment at the front.
The cooker hob was slow to heat so not handy if you want to boil a kettle quickly or cook, we used the percolator for hot drinks as it was much faster!
The Almar has lovely sea views & is about 7 minutes walk from the old town, we would definitely book the Almar again, it was quiet in April & very relaxing for an older couple like us.
No entertainment and the small bar appeared closed most of the time in the evening. Friendly staff and the pool and surroundings were clean and tidy.
Maid service could have been slightly better. Fresher towels and bed linen changed more often would have been better.
Would return to these apartments.
Travel operator: findrooms.com
Travel operator: panorama
Staff friendly and professional.
Hotel in an excellent position for old town area and beach.
Entertainment on one night per week where the staff also let their hair down!.
Snack bar open during the day and bar at night although infrequently used because of close proximity to old town.
Did use pool which was fine and although hotel appeared fully occupied was not overcrowded.
Not disappointed with accommodation and although rated a three star it was worth four stars for its location alone.
Travel operator: panorama
The appartment was spotlessly clean, large, and with a slendid view. The staff were excellent, friendly and very helpful.
We went at a quiet time of the year so the pool and bar were not open. However the bar was available in the evening. No entertainment is offered off season. This is one of the reasons we go at this time of the year.
All equipment is provided for self catering. Cooking facilities consist of an electric hob and a built in microwave oven. More than sufficient unless you want a five course banquet. Only comment was that in Portugal there are very few electric kettles, you have to boil the kettle on the electric ring.If you cannoit live without a TV it has to be hired at 2.50 euros per day.(english sattelite channels are limited!)
Maid service is daily, and very efficient, again very friendly. Linen is changed at least twice a week. When you arrive there are absolutely no supplies in the kitchen, so you will need a visit to the local supermarket to get the usual washing up liquid etc.etc.
There is a local supermarket just round the corner that has everything you need at reasonable prices.
If you like tea, take your own tea bags as local ones are weak and tasteless!The reception staff gave us a map with the nearest supermarkets marked on it: all you have to do is ask.
Our only adverse comment: the beds are rock hard, its more comfortable to sleep on the settees( or the floor!!!)
We would certainly go back just for the location.
Travel operator: Palmair & Bath Travel
It was my Husbands birthday while we were there and the management sent to our apartment a bottle of champagne, aparently they do this for anyone if it is their birthday! Very friendly staff, beautiful pool and gardens with excellent view of old town. Apartments are very large and well equiped, you will not be disappointed.
Travel operator: Unknown
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