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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

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KenFergus...
London, United Kingdom
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“Good Holiday base”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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The apartment has one bedroom with plenty of hanging space for 2 people, and a comfortable double bed. Off the bedroom and kitchen is a small balcony, with a view of many other apartments, the marina and the sea (in the distance). The kitchen is well equipped with everything necessary for those who want to cook for themselves - no electric kettle for tea drinkers, coffee is the chosen drink here. The bathroom has a basic shower unit over the bath. (For hot water you switch the boiler on in the kitchen, instructions are in English on the cupboard door). The sitting room is really a large utility room with a large bed settee and another bed arrangement set up as a couch. There is a desk, chairs, and a TV with a few Portugese channels.

This is not an apartment where one would spend a lot of time in the sitting room during the day/evening as we did not find the seating very comfortable, it is setup as a base that can accommodate 4 or 5 people, with great cooking and washing facilities. It is very clean and well maintained.

It is in the centre of Lagos and very convenient for travel (by car) to Luz, or Mea beach areas, and just down the hill (walking) to the the central restaurant, bar and shopping areas. Some very nice restaurants.

The downside. If you hire a car then parking will be a major problem. There is parking outside the apartment, but with very few spaces they are filled most days and always when you return from the day out. There is plenty of parking 200 - 400 metres away from the apartment, up yet other hills and through very narrow roads. This whole area is a warren of narrow roads and one way systems, and it is very easy to become confused and lost trying to locate a parking space in an adjacent road. After 14 nights I was less confused and reasonably familiar with driving down very narrow roads, but still got lost a couple of times. The good thing is that the Marina is just across the road from the apartment so that is a landmark to aim for if lost.

The hills are steep so if you are uncomfortable with walking up a 20%+ incline for 200+ metres then this area is not for you. If the walking is not a problem then there are many nightspots and the Marina within a 15-20 minute walk. The main square is only a 5 minute walk (10 minute walk back up the hill) to the restaurants, bank, shops, pharmacy, taxis etc.

The owner is contactable by phone, and very helpful.

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Liked best: Value for money in school holiday high season
Liked least: Hills, Hills, Hills, narrow roads, parking lottery.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nicolas V
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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maddin999
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Liked best: die Lage und der Preis
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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