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We were a bit unsure about booking this apartment as it had no reviews but it looked nice so we took a chance. Our flight landed at 10am and we phoned to say we were just leaving the airport (as we had been advised to do) and were told that check in was at 4pm. We asked the taxi to take us anyway as there wasn't much we could do with all of our luggage and so hoped there would be somewhere we could leave it. We arrived at around 11am and were met by a lovely young woman called Claudia who told us to leave our cases and go and get a coffee and the apartment would be ready in 5 minutes. When we got in we were pleasantly surprised at how nice the apartment was, it was clean and had everything we needed, much of the equipment seemed to be new.
The TV didn’t work, a message in Portuguese appeared which I think translated to weak or no signal; I did mention this to the management company when I rang about something else but I think the man I spoke to thought I was telling him the channels were in Portuguese; as we are not too bothered about TV we didn’t follow this up.
The water in the pool didn’t look very clean so we didn’t go in; this is not the fault of the apartment owner as it is owned by the nearby hotel, it didn’t seem to bother anyone else though as it was full every day. The gardens are well kept.
Overall we’d recommend the apartment; it’s far enough away from the noise of the strip but near enough to walk there. We wouldn’t return to Albufeira but if we did, we’d stay in this apartment again.
Staff were very helpful from start to finish. the apartment and complex were excellent, very secure and just far enough away from the night life of the strip. I would recommend this complex to anyone with or without a family.