Cerro Branco Apartment 118
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Aparthotel is situated on the hillside overlooking the Old Town and Fisherman's Beach. The apartment's balcony and huge windows are south facing, with a beautiful view making it very light and airy. There is an absolutely spectacular sea view from the balcony and from the shared pool and terrace where you can see right across the Old Town! The balcony is part covered allowing both space to enjoy the sun as well as an area in the shade.
We have put a lot of effort into maintaining the apartment and adding those "little extras". So many of our guests comment about how homely it feels and how the apartment offers everything you need. We have taken time to put together information for our guests and are happy to advise on the best restaurants, places to go and things to do!
Just a few minutes walk away you'll find the Old Town square with its numerous bars and restaurants, and Fisherman's Beach. The Montechoro 'Strip' and many golf courses are a short cab ride away. The apartment is very family friendly as the balcony is on the ground floor not up high. Within the apartment you will find our 'welcome pack' giving you details of great places to eat and visit during your stay. We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do, and want to come back time and time again.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fishermans Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 46 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment sleeps 2 spaciously, 4 comfortably, or more people possible (please contact us for bookings of more than 4 people). The two single beds in the bedroom can be pushed together and made into a double on request, and there are two very large, simple to use, double sofa beds in the living area.
The refurbished bathroom (completed January 2010) has a bath with shower attachment and features a large walk-in shower. There is a separate fully equipped kitchen, then an open plan living area comprising dining area and sunken lounge. The large balcony has a table & chairs and sunbeds, and is accessed via patio doors from both the bedroom and the lounge.
Within the apartment is a flatscreen TV with DVD player (variety of DVDs also available), mini Hi-fi with some CDs provided and a portable heater for those cooler months.
Wi-fi is available on request, through use of a Kangaru that will need to be topped up at the local supermarket. Please be aware, however, that it is not like you are used to at home and can be a slow, laborious process at peak times.
|Further details outdoors|
The Cerro Branco Aparthotel is a gated community and comprises 64 privately owned apartments with a shared pool for guests only.
This property is an Alojamento Local Property License holder. Please be aware that Portugal has introduced the Alojamento Local Property License which all holiday rental properties are required to hold if renting out to paying guests. Before being granted a License, the property undergoes a full inspection. Once granted, guests can relax in the knowledge that the apartment offers a high standard of accommodation which meets or exceeds the required legal standards for occupation. In addition, the apartment is cleaned and maintained, and provides the required fire and health requirements for guests.
The complex has a few steps which may not be suitable for less mobile guests.
The Algarve region
The borough of Albufeira receives a considerable percentage of the 5 million tourists who visit the Algarve annually.
The frenetic summer season now extends into the rest of the year, for visitors of all ages and from all over the world. Its fabulous climate, with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, and the friendly charm of its people persuade many foreigners to move residence to the region, either temporarily or permanently.
More people select Albufeira as their favourite destination because of its multiple attractions, i.e. the lively and social nightlife, the beautiful beaches, varied water sports, golf courses, glorious countryside and the local cuisine.
The aparthotel is perfectly situated overlooking the Old Town area, so while it benefits from being away from the over-populated 'touristy' areas, it's still just a couple of minutes walk from the Old Town Square & its famous huge selection of bars & restaurants, and the same to the beautiful Fisherman's Beach.
For nightlife-seekers the famous Montechoro 'Strip' is a few Euros cab ride away (or a 15-20 minute walk), and at the other end of the scale, many of the areas famous golf courses are also easily reachable by car, bus or cab.
In Guia (20 minutes drive - taxis and buses available) you will find a large and very popular shopping mall and in the next village is the "Festa", a huge sand sculpture which is renewed each year and built by the best sculptors from around the world - definitely worth a visit and quite amazing for all ages!!
There are also waterparks/themeparks in the area which are all detailed in our welcome pack - giving loads to do for all the family!
There's something for everyone, from varied watersports to quiet walks.
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28 May 2014
"our home from home but better weather and views!!!!"
myself and my sister have stayed here twice, last Halloween for a long weekend and this May, I love the area, a dander downhill will get you to the top on the escalators and Fishermans Beach spread ou… More
8 Nov 2013
Really nice apartment. Brilliant location. Our son really enjoyed the beach witch was just a 5 mins walk. Apartment spacious and well kept. Slight musty smell in bedroom from mattresses i think bu… More
6 Sep 2013
"great apartment and location"
This apartment is exactly as described Phillipa & Keith were most helpful giving advice on the area places to visit and restaurants which was most appreciated as this was our first visit to Portugal. … More
26 Jun 2013
My boyfriend, 15 year old son and myself stayed at Apartment 118. I agree that there are many positives to staying here. Philipa and Keith's attention before and after our stay was first rate, it certainly added to our holiday experience. The view from the apartment, and it's general location, again, second to none. Kitchen was fine, nice comfy bed and the balcony was super ! The only problem with the apartment (we didn't smell any damp, it was all perfectly clean) was the wet room which caused much swaering and cursing from whoever was last to go in and had to mop up the flood. It's a real pain, but we managed :) ( I have increased my rating to excellent from very good now that I have read that this is to be changed to a proper shower)
We loved the Old Town, something for all of us. My son went back night after night to 'Vertigo' a bar with a live rock band on every night (granted it was the same band slightly shuffled around a bit - but who cares?) He absolutely loved it, made his holiday :) A very friendly town, didn't feel uncomfortable at any time. A bit hit and miss with the food though- we had a lobster dinner which was ghastly in one of the restaurants up by the lift < avoid ! >, but a spectacular meal in the retaurant with the lemon tree growing inside < make a point of searching for this (the doors are closed during the day so we found it hard to find it again after we'd first seen it) but so glad we did - one of the best meals we've ever had ! > Definately worth checking out reviews first and don't be lured in by the pesky touts - so annoying.
One final thing - take a fleece, or a cardy or even a coat - it was sooo cold in the evenings :/
26 Feb 2013
"Brilliant apartment in an excellent location"
Just had a great week in Cerro Branco apartment 118 owned by an English couple, Phillipa and Keith. Booked direct with them and had so much assistance with the booking and transfers it was easier than… More
24 Oct 2012
"great value for your money"
hi Phillipa many thanks for all your help and good advice your apartment has every facility one would want for a holiday a great location wonderful view of the sea and all only a short walk to the old town Mary and i would gladly recommend your apartment to anyone.
Karl Mary Moore
9 Oct 2012
"Gret Location, Great space"
We loved the apartment, although certain bits may need a bit of an update. The apartment was spacious, with a great outdoor balcony, and easy access to the pool, which was quiet most days. Would rec… More
22 Sep 2012
had a great holiday, Within easy walking distance of old town and the strip although this is a little further.The apartment is fantastic very homely and has everything you need would definitely recommend it. Nice friendly little bar just across the road 'HAVANA' and lots of activity in the old town.
2 Sep 2012
"Lovely spacious apartment in a great location"
Spent a great week in apartment 18 at Cerro Branco. Very spacious and well equipped apartment with fantastic views. Nice pool area and a good location near to the Old Town.
Would definitely stay there again.
12 Jul 2012
Really welcoming apartment, spotlessly clean and very spacious. The balcony is huge, with two sun loungers and table and chairs. Views are amazing. The Old Town of Albuferia is just over 5 minutes walk away downhill with two escalators taking you into the main Square where you will find restaurants and bars which cater for everybody. Very mixed age group. We didn't hear any noise at night at all. The beach was something to die for. Really didn't want to leave. The owners of this apartment did everything possible to help.
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