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Apt. in 4* Alpinus, Acoteias

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

This modern apartment is situated in the 4 star Alpinus Falesia Suites Hotel, in the Acoteias area of Albufeira. The hotel is set in -tree gardens and has 4 swimming pools (2 adults and 2 children) with a games area and plenty of space for sunbathing.

This privately owned self catering apartment is beautifully decorated and has a double bedroom and two sofa beds to sleep up to 4 people. Ideally suited for families as the on site facilities mean you can have a great holiday by the pool or enjoy the entertainment in high season. The living area has a TV, CD player and DVD player with a selection of films. There is a small safe free for your use in the bedroom. The apartment benefits from beautiful views over the grounds of the Sheraton Pine Cliffs. FREE WIFI in the apartment.

There is also free Wifi in the Reception area, a Play Station plus great fun games by the pool such as Snooker, Pinball Machine, Table Football & Ice Hockey.

In the kitchen there is an oven, 2 rings, coffee machine, toaster and a microwave so you can enjoy dining al fresco on the balcony or you could opt to use the buffet restaurant or coffee shop in the Apart Hotel. A selection of restaurants, bars and supermarkets are within easy walking distance from the hotel.

A free shuttle bus is available to take you to the beach and into Albufeira. If you don't want to pack many clothes there is a self service laundrette within the complex too.

Falesia Beach is located not far from the apartment (1km), within easy walking distance , and is the only golden awarded beach in Portugal for its clean warm water. It stretches for 8 km and has all the water sports on offer; you can also hire parasols and sun loungers daily.

The 24 hour reception can book car hire, book excursions and give you advice about interesting things to do in the area. In Acoteias there is an excursion shop also. There are lots of days out to interest everyone. Go to one of the popular waterparks – Splash and Slide, Aqualand and Aqua Show. Go to Krazy World in Algoz, Go Karting in Almancil, visit the Sand Sculptures just outside Pera or go on a day out to the local markets where you might pick up a bargain. Bicycles are also available to hire for the excursion shop.

Very popular with holiday makers is a day out at Zoo Marine, a large oceanographic theme park based on environmental conservation and education. This outstanding marine zoological centre has a cinema, a large aquarium and a marine museum. It also stages live shows, including the popular “interaction with dolphins” programme, where visitors over 6 years old are allowed to interact in the water with trained bottle-nosed dolphins. There is also an amusement park, swimming pools, picnic area, shops and restaurants

For those who love shopping there are two large shopping complexes, Algarve Shopping at Guia and Faro Shopping in Faro. There is regular local transport available, with a bus stop immediately outside the Alpinus Hotel. Taxis are also readily available, reception will order you one if you request it.

For golfers, the Algarve has a wide selection of high quality golf courses to suit all needs. The 5 star Sheraton Pine Cliffs has a pine tree lined 9 hole course, driving range, chipping and putting areas, a golf academy for lessons and a club house for a cooling drink after your game. Many other golf courses are available, particularly a short taxi ride away near Vilamoura.

A short taxi ride will take you to Albufeira, the strip or the Old Town. The strip is an area for lively holiday makers with numerous bars and restaurants lining the street. The Old Town is down near Fisherman's Beach. You can have dinner overlooking the sea or walk around and enjoy the atmosphere.

In the opposite direction, a short taxi ride will take you to Vilamoura, with it's famous Marina. Enjoy dinner overlooking the boats of the rich and famous and envy as the expensive sports cars drive past. From the Marina, many additional excursions can be booked like deep sea fishing, jet skiing, dolphin safaris, parasailing and the high adrenaline rocket ride.

Fully Inclusive packages can be bought at reception by guests.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Beautiful Falesia Beach 1 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 36 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

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Review 1-9 of 9

24 Sep 2014


"Fab apartment for relaxing break!"

Stayed at this apartment with friends last week and what a great apartment it was. Spotlessly clean on arrival, the apartment it lovely and spacious with modern decoration. It's well equipped for a self catering break, but near local bars and restaurants if you don't fancy cooking. Location wise it was great for a relaxing break, but with everything on your doorstop, supermarket minutes walk away along with a small selection of bars and restaurants. The complex also runs a free shuttle bus to Albufereira New and Old Town on a daily basis, and we found taxis back reasononable (approx €12 each way). There's also a gorgeous beach 10/15mins walk away with a small cafe/bar for a cold drink once you get there. Two pools to pick from and the apartment, with plenty of sun loungers to choose from. Wouldn't hesistate to book this place again if we head back to the Algave.

Thank you for your kind review. If I had the facility to rate my guests you would be a 5 star. Communication with you was prompt and problem free. I'm glad you and your guests had a good time. You are welcome back any time.

31 Aug 2014


"Great family trip!"

We stayed for a week in this apartment and it was a great holiday. The place is spacious and well suited to a family. I had my 4 year old and new baby (5months) so I was a little nervous about travell… More

Thank you for your review. As you know, we try to cater for kids with the high chair and cot. You looked after the apartment whilst there and are very welcome to stay again.

8 Aug 2014


"Fantastic apartment in a Perfect location"

The apartment is fantastic so well equipped that we felt it was home from home. There was a drawer of books , DVDs and spare travel adapters to borrow and lots of useful information on the local area. The kitchen has everything you could want or expect self catering . There was a compact vacuum cleaner which was great and also an abundance of wardrobe and cupboard space for a family of four ticked all the boxes. Travelling with teenagers the free wifi in the room was an added bonus. The apartment is in a really good position , there is a supermarket less than 5 minutes away with newspaper shops and an ATM . It was good to try all the local restaurants in the square to the fish restaurant close by and with self catering we weren't on a time schedule so we could relax and eat slightly later in the evening. Acoteias has the best beach and is 15/20 minute walk, passing supermarkets and the square with lots of cafés. There is a local bus stop outside the hotel to Albufeira or there is a hotel courtesy bus . I couldn't fault anything in the apartment . We all had a great relaxing time in a perfect location. Wish I was there now .

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a good holiday and you are more than welcome to stay again anytime.

6 May 2014


"Very clean large apartment. Wifi in appt a plus."

We stayed in this apartment during the month of April 2014 and were very pleased. We were a 15 minutes walk from the beach and it was worth ever step. The supermarkets were close by and provided good products and service.

Thank you for your booking and your kind review. Falesia Beach is indeed beautiful and worth every step it takes to get there. You are welcome back anytime.

3 Nov 2013


"Loved it - will definately be back !!"

The apartment is lovely - tastefully decorated with plenty of space throughout and a SOUTH facing good sized balcony. Full use of hotel facilities including bars and pools but only really made use of pool area. Glad I was'nt a hotel guest as most of them were all inclusive which meant they missed out on all the local bars/restaurants. Plenty of bars/restaurants a two minute walk away (as was supermarket/tobacconist/newsagent) and suffice to say at some point we visited most of them. Restaurants included local Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, steak house, tapas and some finer dining places. All places very friendly towards us. We stayed mid October so the general area was fairly quiet but if you wanted more life then Old Town Albufeira was a 11 Euro taxi ride away (22 return) and again well worth a visit. We booked the apartment at short notice and had a great time and would certainly book again.

Thanks for the review. We are glad you had a good time and tried some of the many local restaurants. You are welcome to return at any stage.

1 Oct 2013


"An excellent appartment to stay at."

It is the 6th time we have stayed in this appartment . The appartment has recently been upgraded which makes for a great holiday.All the mod cons you would expect for a great holiday.The appartment is close to cafes and restaurants,supermarkets,and takeaways. There are 2 beaches which can be reached by walking a short distance.We have friends who keep going back year after year. The view from the balcony over the sheraton golf course is really nice.we would certainly recommend this appartment to anyone.

Thank you for the review. We are grateful for all your bookings and look forward to you staying again in he future.

29 Sep 2013


"Prefect for couples and families"

This was the first holiday with our 11 month old and also the first holiday not booked through the usual travel agents. Everything went smoothly. The facilities are great. Local amenities close by and all very child friendly. The apartment was clean and spacious more than enough room for 3 adults and a baby. The information pack within the apartment was a nice touch and the apartment itself is very well equipped. Definitely going back.

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed staying at our apartment. You are welcome back anytime.

25 Sep 2013


"Excellent accommodation with all the facilities you need"

This accommodation is part of an hotel which is excellent as you have full use of the hotel pools. We travelled with our two children who are 11 and 14. The hotel is in a quiet location which suited us perfectly. There are good restaurants nearby. A 10 minute walk takes you to the local beach where there are more restaurant choices - the Pizza Restaurant here is excellent!
Olhos d'Agua is a 5-10minute taxi ride - we loved the buzz here at night time - loads of restaurants, ice-cream shops and a beach here too.
The apartment is lovely, fresh and clean and felt like a home from home.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Thank you for the booking and your review. We have to agree - the pizzas in the Italian restaurant near Falesia Beach are good. Glad you had a nice stay.

19 Sep 2013


"Very nice apartment and lovely nearby beach"

We had a great stay in Alpinus. The apartment was great although what the photo doesn't show is that the balcony is just overlooking a main road which runs right round the front of the hotel. So the views weren't great but the beach made up for that mainly. Falesia beacj is the closest one (10-15 mins walk) and it's a really clean and pleasant beach and wasn't at a crowded when we were there. There are nice restaurants near by as well so you have everything you need although it's not the prettiest of areas. We did find that the hotel reception were a little unwilling to help and advise us to begin with because we were in the 'private apartment' which we were reminded has nothing to do with the hotel. This wasn't too much of a problem over all but it didn't help welcome us much. The free shuttle bus which takes you into the main town and other beach was great but again, because we were staying in the private apartment, they put us at the bottom of the list and told us that if the bus was full we wouldn't be able to get on, even if we had reserved a spot in advance of others. This didn't feel great but luckily the bus was never full up. Over all a nice holiday though.

Thank you for the booking and your review. I am glad you had a good stay. You looked after the apartment well whilst there and we would welcome you back anytime. I will bring the issues at reception to the attention of the hotel manager. Thanks again.

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