I really enjoyed my stay at the apartment it was all very clean and spacious. There was an excellent view to the sea from the apartment balcony which made it a bonus, aswell as there being two swimming pools available. The location of the apartment is only roughly 5 minutes from the beach and to the old town, which made it perfect for walks to the beach or town at anytime. I definitely would recommend anyone staying at the Antonio Barulhos apartments as they are all very organised, clean and the value of the stay tops it all off, especially if it's for a big family.
The spacious end of terrace apartment is located in Rua Antonio Alexia - a road centrally located within a short walking distance to beach, town centre square, supermarkets etc. Albufeira is a beautiful interesting town but it is hilly & has steps everywhere to get about, thus I could not recommend it for the disabled. There are steps to get into the apartment itself. Having said that my wife & I are in our late seventies & we managed quite well & considered it a good exercise to walk around.
Adjacent to the Apartment are roadside parking places, but if unavailable a free public car park at the eastern end of the road is usually vacant.
The apartment balcony faces south with a view towards the town centre & overlooks the swimming pool shared by the apartment. The pool had regular maintenance & looked in a nice clean condition.
Generally the apartment had just been refurbished & could only be described as pristine. It had a separate bathroom,bedroom & a partitioned kitchen off the living room. It was fully equipped with nice ornaments & pot plants. The bathroom included a bidet & the only thing we missed was an oven in the kitchen, which we were told that would be provided in the future.
Albufeira beaches are glorious and seem to be swept daily. The sun shone for three weeks solid when we were their in March. Sitting in a cafe in the town square listening to buskers playing the pipes, was a fantastically emotional experience.
The apartments owner & family were extremely friendly & spoke good English.
All in we rate this holiday nine out of ten - why I reduce the point I cannot honestly say except that it is impossible to achieve perfection!
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