Apartment in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve with Pool bar adjacent
Thomas and Lorraine
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great apartment with good facilities. A little far from town if you don’t have a car. Third bedroom was very small.
The apartment was in a lovely area near to 2 delightful beaches and the Albufera Marina.
It was ideal for our holiday with 2 of our grandchildren. The two bedrooms and bathrooms were very spacious with very firm single beds. The third bedroom with bunk beds was very small. The large terrace overlooking the pool was a bonus to this very well equipped holiday home.
Lorraine was a perfect host supplying all the information we needed for our holiday and even a bottle of wine and coca cola to welcome us.
Many thanks for your review really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and time in the apartment
I will be checking out the mattress toppers for sure!
Thanks again and your welcome any time
That was a nice staying. The whole place is a condominium arranged by the pool and restaurant. The apartment is spacious and clean with a nice living room and a terrace. There are 2 bedrooms with 2 shifted beds in each and one bedroom with one bunk bed. It has some basic supply in the kitchen (I hate it when you need to buy salt, sugar and oil to cook just a couple of times). It has a washing machine and 2 bathrooms though only one had a toilet paper (?). I only wish the apartment has a big floor clothes dryer for washed clothes and beach towels (the one it has is small and old).
There is a restaurant by the pool that is seen from the terrace. That was very good when we arrived late to check-in and went to eat there right after we had got the key.
Each apartment has its own parking place.
The closest beach is Sao Rafael (about 1.1 km). It's one of the prettiest beaches in this area. It's rather big and you can rent a kayak there.
Lorraine was a big help and even gave me a call when I didn't get her e-mail. Also thanks to Dino who helped me to get my cell phone back after I forgot it in the apartment after check-out.))
Sorry for late response only just seen your review!!
so glad you all enjoyed it sorry about only one toilet roll will not happen again and totally agree with you about clothes dryer that little one attached to the wall is near on useless even if i say so myself! We have bought a new bigger one
thanks again for your review and your welcome back anytime
Praktisk og fin leilighet med kort vei til strand.
Flott og koselig leilighet med romslige soverom ( 2 av dem). Hyggelig betjening på cafeen. Kan kanskje opplyse at det er dyrt å spille tennis (10 Euro PR time) godt utrustet kjøkken med nødvendige redskaper til å lage mat. Alltid godt med varmt vann på badene. Stor og fin uteplass med solsenger, bord og stoler. Svalt og deilig om natta. Ikke stort behov for airconditionen. Vi brukte strendene i Albufeira, men er da avhengig av bil. Store kjøpesentre i området ( Aldi og Lidl) kommet gjerne igjen😀
Thanks for your review
We are so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and the location and had a great holiday
There are a choice of 6 local beaches the nearest is 5 mins walk. Gale Beach 5mins by car is known for surfing and watersports. The Sao Rafael beaches are renowned for their quality and beauty.
Faro airport is 30 mins by car and the IP1 (A22) connects direct between Faro and Albufeira, the IP1 (A22) is 5mins by car from the apartment. Car hire is recommended but not essential.
Historic Albufeira is 3km, about 5mins by car from the apartment. Many restaurants, bars, shops and attractions.
Many of the Algarve's attractions are within easy reach, including Zoomarine, Aqua Land and Krazy World (reptile park, krazy golf etc). For a change of scenery, the historic town of Silves and the mountains of Monchique are less than an hour away. "Algarve Shopping", a large shopping mall is about a 10 minute drive. Here you will find a variety shops, a big supermarket, a bowling alley, a multi–screen cinema (some films are in English with Portuguese sub–titles).