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Review submitted by Mr. Christopher from Cheshire (Submitted: 22 Nov 2011)
The best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need in and around the apartment. Very peaceful location and only a 5 minute walk to nearest beach and supermarket. We loved the 3 different pool areas, the restaurant & bar with sea view. Highly recommended.
Review submitted by brian from KILDARE (Submitted: 31 Oct 2011)
The best part of this rental apartment is its view. We enjoyed countless hours overlooking the Atlantic. Also, the proximity to the town & beaches was excellent. Albufeira is a great area with lots to do and see. For families looking for something other than all-inclusive hotels, this is a great alternative. It was a great week for my family and me.
Review submitted by Donna from Glasgow (Submitted: 16 Aug 2011)
What a beautiful apartment, spacious and clean. In an ideal central location with 3 pools to choose from. My only slight critiscm is the draw out bed in the lounge, not at all comfortable, sorry. A well stocked apartment with all home comforts, well done Erik and Maria, I think you would find it difficult to find a better apartment within the vicinity.
We have today changed the madras in the draw out bed in the lounge, so it should be comfortable now. We have also added one of these Queen size luxury air Madrases to the apartment, so you can choose the comfort you prefer.
Review submitted by FRANK from SOUTH YORKSHIRE (Submitted: 29 May 2011)
Excellent apartment with good facilities. The location of the apartment is very good. The beach and Albufeira is within 10 minutes walk and sea views are great. No need for a car. The apartment was spacious, clean and quiet. A great experience! Go for it!
Review submitted by Sandra from Northampton (Submitted: 10 May 2011)
This was our fifth stay in this apartment and as before very good value for money. The apartment is well equipped, spacious and clean. The facilities available were excellent. We would recommend this place without reservation.
Review submitted by Paul from Darlington, Co Durham (Submitted: 2 May 2011)
Very satisfied with the apartment. Knew the location from previous visits and it is just ideal. Only 10 minutes walk to Old Town of Albufeira and the beach. The apartment were top class, very spacious and comfortable. The kids loved the pool area. Excellent value for the price. We will definitely come back.
Review submitted by Steve from Belfast (Submitted: 11 May 2009)
This apartment and Resort was perfect. The apartment was situated only a 10 minute walk from the main square of Albufeira and the beach. The apartment was clean, welcoming and fully equipped. The staff couldnt have been more helpful during our stay.
The pool was super, a great way to cool down and relax in the afternoon.
The apartment was immaculate and perfect for our short break.
This was a super holiday and we were very sad to leave. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing holiday with good bars and entertainment close by. We could not find fault with anything about this holiday the weather in March was unusually hot for the time of year and we will definitely come back again. Thanks again to Erik for everything.
Review submitted by Lee from Nottinghamshire (Submitted: 30 Apr 2009)
This was our first holiday that was not a package deal and we are hooked. The apartment was probably in one of the best and most quiet positions in Cerro Mar. The pool virtually adjacent to the apartment was perfect and usually very quiet considering the time of year. The apartment was first class with the description being spot-on. There are a very good restaurants within the complex and we did venture to the strip a couple of times. The indoor facilities like Sauna, Gym, Pool, Squash, Bowling, Spa etc was an excellent plus. As a family we were very impressed. Fantastic holiday. I would recommend the apartment to anyone and we will for sure return in the very near future!
Review submitted by Anthony from Gloucestershire (Submitted: 14 Apr 2009)
Excellent spacious apartment with a large balcony - exactly as described. Its modern and new and the facilities in the complex were excellent. There were some added extras such as buckets and spades, which the kids loved. We took the 10 minutes walk down the stairs to the square and the beach and a 5 Euro taxi would take the 4 of us back up again when the kids were tired. The position of the apartment suited us well. It is away from the main pool area and has a great view of the ocean. We loved the apartment, all the facilities and the area is lovely for families. We would definitely come back again! Erik was very helpful in sorting our transfers to and from the airport as well. All in all a great experience!
Review submitted by Roger from Belfast (Submitted: 23 Sep 2008)
The apartment was well equipped and clean. The facilities available were excellent. We were well looked after during our stay. Highly recommended.
Review submitted by Tony from Erith, Kent. England (Submitted: 11 Feb 2007)
This was our second stay in this apartment and as before very good value for money. Some building work around the apartment which should be finishing soon otherwise a very enjoyable stay in a part of Portugal we love. We will be coming back the year after next and looking for this apartment again. The owner Julie gets things sorted out very quickly if problems arise. Ours was a minor one with cleaners and it was sorted by a phone call within the hour.
Review submitted by Thomas from Cultus Lake B.C. Canada (Submitted: 19 Nov 2006)
A clean well located apartment with a great view of the ocean. Our only gripe was that the TV remote was missing, putting us back into the dark ages of changing channels by hand. However as most of the programs were in foreign languages it wasn't much of a hardship. We would recommend this place without reservation. A great bargain.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 3 Oct 2006)
The apartment has exceeded all my expectations and more-it was pure luxury and you felt completely at home.
The short walk to the square and beach was not a problem at all and thats coming from a very lazy person!! The location is beautiful and plenty to do and see. We will definately be travelling back their soon and would reccomend it to anyone wanting a relaxing break.
Review submitted by nicky from devon (Submitted: 10 Jun 2006)
we found the property to be exactly as described.its modern and new and the facilities in the complex were excellent.there wre some added extas such as buckets and spades and a body board,which the kids loved.the position of the appartment suited us.It is away from the main pool area and has a lovely view of the sea in the distance.The complex is situated at the top of a steep hill,and you walk to the old town via alot of steep steps.This was not too much of a problem for us and our ten year old,but our six year old needed a piggyback!if you are fit and healthy it is fine,but if you have difficulty walking or have a buggy you could always use a taxi.There is building work in the main square at the moment,but you can pass through quite easily and the rest of the little streets and the beachfront are unaffected.We loved the appartment and the area is lovely for families.We would love to stay there again!julie was very helpful in sorting our transfers to and from the airport as well.All in all a great experience!
Review submitted by Pam from Midlands (Submitted: 29 Mar 2006)
This apartment was clean, comfortable, well-equipped and secure in a good location for the old town square.
Access to the square was via a long flight of steps as previously mentioned (approximately 90!) - very easy going down but obviously much more challenging coming back up! There is a courtesy bus to the old town but we didn't use it so obviously the steps weren't too bad for us.
Just a point to note that there are two sets of steps. The steps slightly to the left of the apartment with a hand painted sign "to the old town" (which we found first) are pretty dilapidated and treacherous especially when it has been raining - whereas the steps across to the right of the apartment (down from the reception) are much safer.
We used the apartment during March 06 and so it was very quiet which suited us - can't say what it would be like during peak period. No maid service from Cerro Mar because the apartment is privately owned.
The only downside to our holiday, but no reflection on the apartment, was that the old town square and surrounding streets were completely dug up to have new pipes laid.
This made it impossible to cross the square, without trecking around an incredibly cumbersome route to get to the beach.
One of the main reasons we picked the apartment was its location to the old town and the evening entertainment in the square which of course was unvailable due to the major roadworks. I'm sure the square will be put back to its previous state eventually but for those going to the Old Town soon, it didn't look as if that was imminent.
Great apartment though and spacious for a 1-bedroomed.
We have been in contact with the Managers at our complex and they have informed us that they are working around the clock and works in the Old Town are due to be completed by the end of April 2006.
Review submitted by Tony from Albufeira (Submitted: 3 Feb 2006)
Linda and I have visited the Algarve 5 times and Albufeira has always been our favourite place especially out of season at the beginning of the year. We arrived knowing that this apartment was excellent value for money and hoping it would live up to its advertising which made it the perfect place for what we wanted. This apartment is located in the perfect place with breathtaking sea views just above the old town in a complex that has everything. We were not disapointed with the description given either, in our opinion it was far better than we expected and we have already booked it again for next year. The steps up and down into the old town were fine for us so we decided not to use the curtesy bus but would advise those with walking difficulties to do so. Some building is going on around the complex but because of this apartments location you are unnafected as it is a couple of blocks away. We self catered most of the time finding Lidl's supermarket and the fresh fruit and fish market more than adequate for our needs. Lidl's is only a quarter of a mile up the road and the veg and fish market a little further. We did hire a car one of the weeks we were there to see the rest of the Algarve but you can get by without one with a pretty good bus system. Albufeira is currently having a facelift on it's pavements, roads and the town square but will look lovely when it is finished in a few weeks. Wonderful place an excellent apartment, we look forward to going back next year.
Review submitted by Alia from UK (Submitted: 11 Dec 2005)
This is a beautiful apartment with fantastic views of the sea and the roof garden, a short walk away from the old town of Albufeira. It's at the top of a hill, so the steps down can be quite steep, so not ideal if you have walking difficulties.
The location is lovely and quiet, and the hotel amenities are excellent, with all the kitchen equipment you could need, as well as a dishwasher! As it is a private apartment, you don't get the daily maid service, but we found the apartment very clean and welcoming. It's a bit tricky finding the apartment in the dark, as street names are well hidden, but follow the signs for Cerro de Malpique, and you'll be ok.
The beaches nearby are superb and the people are really friendly. There is an indoor heated pool, sauna and gym in the Cerro Mar 3 complex where this apartment is, and an outdoor pool in the Cerro Mar 2, where the reception is. All in all, the whole complex is kitted out really well and is well worth the money.