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This beautiful, interior-designed 1st floor apartment is situated in the award winning Marina de Lagos. Luxury white furnishings and full-length balcony create a cool, spacious feel. The modern fully-fitted kitchen has all new equipment including washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave and electric hob/oven and marble work surfaces. The master bedroom with twin beds has its own en-suite natural stone bathroom and plenty of wardrobe space. The stylish twin bedroom with ample fitted wardrobes has a separate shower room. The large open plan sitting room and dining area with huge white leather sofa has a wall of sliding glass doors which open fully onto the balcony with views across the marina and southwards towards the sea. There is a flat screen TV with a variety of English and European cable channels. The balcony has a 4-seater glass table and chairs for alfresco meals and two plantation chairs for relaxing in the sun. There is lift and stairway access to the apartment and an excellent supermarket just around the corner. All rooms have lovely views and sliding glass doors with white aluminum shutters. The apartment is so well placed that everything is within walking distance including the historic Lagos town centre, all restaurants and cafes, supermarkets, the train station and the superb Meia Praia beach. All our guests staying at the apartment have the use of the impressive Marina swimming pool, leisure complex and gymnasium.
This is our second visit to this apartment as we stayed there last year also. We stayed from 2 to 11th September 2016. There were 4 adults in the apartment and it was easily big enough for us all. All furnishings are of high standard. The TV which only had one channel last year had been upgraded and had many channels. Wifi was also much improved (although was still good last year).
The apartment has everything you could possibly want- fridge/freezer/washing machine/coffee maker etc. We were pleased that two additional chairs for the balcony had been provided - we nearly lived out there!
The sofa is fab with a long chaise and is very comfortable. The apartment was cleaned mid-way through our stay and we were given clean towels for bathroom and beach. Service is exceptional with this apartment with Rosa (management company) making sure everything is taken care of - once again! We had a really late arrival and she was there with the key! Anything we asked was dealt with the same day and service is prompt and efficient.
We visited several restaurants in the area but two are worthy of mention - Portofino's on the marina (a brilliant Italian with very good food and lots of choice) and Henrique's in the town. This is more of a Portuguese restaurant but the service is good quality and food tasty.
We are hoping to visit again next year as we enjoyed it so much, although we will try for an earlier flight next time! We hired a car from the airport and for information, this is not easy. There are lots of little extras that you are not told about and generally the staff do not care one jot about anything that might be a problem! Be prepared! We took out as much insurance as we could so we had no surprises - but still had to leave a credit card swipe of 750 euros to cover any damage. This is apparently standard but not mentioned anywhere that we could find! Fuel is also an issue as they have a "fair fuel" policy but all this means is that they give you the care almost empty knowing you wouldn't dare take it back with so little in the tank! Not fair at all! The hire place is not easy to find as it is in the car park in a portacabin and not easily locate. It was not a good experience! We used Enjoy car hire - they were not the best as they use "partners" who can be any company and they literally do not give two hoots! They charge for as much as they possible can!
This does not reflect on the aprtment though, and we look forward to next year
This lovely property is in a super location, very well presented with all amenities nearby - a super choice for anyone.
Very good position well furnished very comfortable, we were only a couple but had a two bed out of choice and had no complaints. The only criticism would be sound proofing in the apartment block, it was fine in April with no other residents but there were two occasions when some strange people decided to make a lot of noise two floors up but still could be heard. We would be happy to visit again but out of season.
We stayed at the apartment for 11 nights from 15th June. From before our arrival things were dealt with efficiently by both the owner, Jem Grischotti and the property manager, Rosa. Emails were answered promptly and with lots of helpful information which fills you with confidence from the start. Rosa was really helpful and put herself out on more than one occasion which was much appreciated! The apartment was clean and spacious with little things included like soap, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing tablets. Clean towels for the beach were great and all linen and towels changed during our stay with a really good apartment clean which again, was great. The furnishings are of high standard as are all the kitchen appliances. If there is a problem Rosa responds the same day within hours - we had a slight problem with ants (hot country so expected this) but someone came to sort this out immediately - all of which is good. The view from the balcony is exquisite with the marina and boats to look at every day. Parking is easy - right outside the door. There is a supermarket within walking distance around the corner with a little cafe which is used by the locals - everyone is friendly and willing to help. They sell multi language newspapers too! Use of the Marina pool was a great bonus and we spent many hours using this and the bar for Sangria in the afternoons!
The apartment is not air conditioned but fans are provided and the windows can be screened to keep out the sun - which hits the apartment in the mornings so by evening it's cooler, but waking up to the sun and sitting on the balcony for breakfast is great!
In all we had a brilliant holiday at this superb apartment and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Although the apartment is on the first floor there is a lift although there are several steps up to the front door.
The apartment has WiFi via a booster and this is really useful for those who want to keep in touch via internet.
If I was being really picky, the fact that the TV only had one English channel was disappointing but we used the laptop when needed, and Rosa did explain this on check- in but it would have been good to have something other than Sky news! We tend to cook in on several occasions so this was a little irritating but if you don't go on holiday to watch TV it won't be a problem - or take a laptop. There are lots of DVD's too which helped.
In all a great place to stay with great location and
Just returned from a weeks holiday at this fantastic apartment ! It was immaculate throughout and had everything you needed.
Rosa was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived. It was also easy to book the apartment with the owner Jem.
A great selection of bars and restaurants within a short walk. Would definitely recommend the Italian Portofino on the Marina. Really nice food.
The supermarket is just behind the apartment, which has everything you would need for your stay.
We loved the fact that it was so peaceful and quiet, especially at night.
The Marina is a lovely part of Lagos.
We will definitely be returning here.
Thanks for a great holiday !!
Apartment Rental June-July 2013
What can we say, gorgeous apartment exactly as shown in the online pictures. The apartment was immaculately presented and furnished. Two large bedrooms, one with large on suite. Very large balcony (doors to all main rooms) with good corner view of marina. Excellent galley kitchen with open breakfast bar to large lounge area.
Location ideal. Five minutes from marina pool (4 guest cards provided-do use them). Fifteen minutes to old town/beach, and ten minutes to train station. Large, well stocked supermarket three minutes walk away. The road is a cul-de-sac with some cars coming and going during the day but quiet, very quiet in the evening.
Jem (owner) was very helpful. We had never rented a property in this way before and he was happy to converse to us on the phone and via email to allay our concerns.
We had a great time in a terrific flat in a great location and we are sure you will to.
Happy holidays – Kirsty & Neil.
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