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27 reviews
Steps to Forte Soa Joao Beach
Kitchen view
Gated entrance driveway
Childrens pool
View from a cliff onto Forte Soa Joao Beach
Sunset on Forte Soa Joao Beach
Childrens pool
Swimming pool
view of Cliff from Forte Soa Joao Beach
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Ladylorr2...
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stunning Location....”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
8
people found this review helpful

We recently stayed in the Barracuda Apts for 8 days and we could not have been happier. From the pick up at the airport with Wendy to the Kevin's kind instructions. The apt was beautiful with all the mod cons if we needed them. Pool area was lovely. Always a bed and umbrella.Glorious beach literally five minute walk and the old town ten minute walk down along the seashore. Shops a few minutes away and a bar called Chilli Peppers next door for great snacks and breakfasts. Everywhere we went the staff and people of Portugal were so friendly and couldn't have been more helpfull.Went to the Algarve shopping centre. 12 Euro each way and it was a break from the sunshine for a few hours.
Pick up back to the airport was on time and I wish I had asked the driver his name. He was so friendly and really informative.Thanks so much for a wonderful break. Only complaint was it was not long enough.We stayed in apt 24 which was at the front of the building looking over the entrance which was lovely a cool. next time we will try and book a seaview but either way they were both lovely. We highly recommend Maria Douglas and her team. Will be back again definately..

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
2 Sep 2016
Hello, Thank you for your kind review of the apartment complex. This listing is for a different apartment in the same complex but am very happy you enjoyed your stay there.My listing is also on Marias website.
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ncmc
Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartments”
Reviewed 7 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014
5
people found this review helpful

We booked two apartments in Quinta Da Barracuda through www.algarvebeachapartments.com for our holiday in October. My parents stayed in apartment number 2 and my husband, baby and I stayed in apartment number 6. Both apartments were absolutely beautiful, number 6 especially so as it was a little bigger and slightly nicer decorated. They both looked exactly as they do in the photos. The apartments had a beautiful terrace that could be accessed from the living room and the bedroom, with lovely sea views and views over to the Old Town. The apartments were furnished to a very high spec, the furnishings in number 6 were so good, I wanted to take them home! The apartment was spotless throughout with a beautiful modern bathroom and kitchen. There was every amenity you could need including a washer drier, towels, cot, highchair and free wifi in number 6 and free wifi in the communal area. The kitchen was well equipped and while we only used it for breakfasts and snacks, you could easily cook a meal there. There was a problem with the satellite while we were there so we had no English TV channels, I’m not sure if that is a temporary or permanent problem, but we were glad we had brought a hard drive with movies and a media player.

Even though the apartments are very close to the Strip, they were very quiet and peaceful. The pool was a bit cool when we were there (October) and it was also a bit deep for non swimmers. The location of the apartments was fantastic, it was less than 5 minutes to the main strip, about 3 minutes to the beach and 18 minutes to the Old Town via the beach. As we had a buggy and couldn’t walk the beach, we rented a car to get to the Old Town and beyond and there was free parking at the apartment. There was locked gates that required a fob to open, so the apartments felt very secure.

Overall, I would say these are the best apartments I have ever stayed in and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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Liked best: Beautifully decorated and gorgeous views
Liked least: The pool was not heated and was a little cool
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2016
Hello, Thank you for your kind review of the apartment complex. This listing is for a different apartment in the same complex but am very happy you enjoyed your stay there.
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Greg-Ilon...
White Rock, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unit D23 was outstanding.”
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Being 6 minutes from the beach, 15 from the strip and central to all that The Algarve has to offer was fantastic. There is no shortage of markets and grocery stores near by but would suggest you rent a car if you can. Being from Canada, the appliances were a little of a challenge to figure out but we got it. Huge doors open to the shaded deck during the days hottest times. The pool was maintained daily but who wants a pool when the ocean is so close. The only critique I have is the cooking knives were not sharp, and for me thats a big boo-boo. The unit has two A/C units, but we hardly ever used them. All in all, a great place to stay. We did have a problem with the vacuum but the local manager provided us with a suitable replacement very quickly. -Thanks Kevin!

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Liked best: Close to the beach
Liked least: No Wi-Fi in suite
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2016
Hello, Thank you for your kind review of the apartment complex. This listing is for a different apartment in the same complex but am very happy you enjoyed your stay there.
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Rochelle1...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Brilliant place to stay, lovely location, a few minutes walk down to the beach and 5 minutes walk to the main strip. Nice apartment, pool was ideal, never too busy, could always get a sun lounger. Apartment was well equipped for a self catering holiday. Supermarket nearby was fairly priced. Taxi ride into the Old Town was around 5 Euro's or you could get on the little tourist train from the strip. Old town was brilliant, loads of nice places to eat and drink with a really good atmosphere. Highly recommend this apartment and Albuferia in general.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The fact we were only there for 7 days.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
5 Oct 2014
Thank you very much for the feedback. I am very happy you enjoyed your holiday.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: comfortable beds
Liked least: kitchen utensils and appliances
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
4 Oct 2014
Many thanks for the kind words. You have mentioned everything I love about the apartment and am very happy you enjoyed your stay.
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