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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 18 reviews

Village Marina Complex, Olhao

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 18 reviews

from £45 /night

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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor air conditioned apartment with roof top pool and fantastic views of the Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa. Located just 20 minutes from Faro airport. Village Marina is situated on the western side of Olhão and is only a 10 minute walk to the ferry terminal which takes you to the beaches on the Ihla do Culatra and Farol which has the lighthouse and Armona the closest Island. This walk takes you along the water front past the marina and the fresh fruit and fish markets and past the majority of water front restaurants. The apartment is fitted out to a high standard including a kitchen fitted out with all necessary integrated appliances. The lounge has a TV and DVD player. Wi-Fi available.

All local restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and amenities are within easy walking distance.

15 minutes to nearest golf course. Tavira 15 minutes. Albufeira 30 minutes. Vilamoura 20 minutes.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ilha Cultara (accessed by ferry) 900 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 900 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 15 km, Nearest railway: Olhao 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Bedroom 1 with king size bed, fitted wardrobes, clock radio and hair dryer provided.

Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, fitted wardrobes, dressing table and safe.

En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower and wc.

Bathroom with shower over the bath and wc.

Modern fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops. Door leading to outside terrace.

Open plan living dining area with three and two seater sofas, dining table with high back leather chairs. TV with DVD player. Doors leading to outside terrace.

Terrace with table and chairs.

Further details outdoors

The pool is on the roof and shared with 9 other apartments. There is also a toilet and shower located on the roof top.

Further details

Towels and linen are included. Beach towels are also provided. Property is cleaned between guests. Additional cleaning service/change of towels can be arranged at an additional charge.

Travel cot available.

Wi-Fi is available.

Please note that it is no longer possible to access UK TV via satellite in Portugal. We are working on an alternative solution. There is a dvd player.

About this location

The Algarve region

Olhão is a major port and actually the largest fishing port in the Algarve. It is full of character with Moorish-style houses.

Olhão itself doesn't have a beach as it is on the Ria Formosa lagoon system but the ferries for the islands run from the quayside near the gardens at the eastern end of the market halls. There are regular services throughout the year, although fewer in number during the winter.

Ilha da Culatra is surrounded by beautifully clear water, with many species of fish, so it is perfect for diving and snorkelling. Ilha do Farol is not a separate island, but the area at the western end of Culatra where the lighthouse is ('Farol' meaning 'lighthouse' in Portuguese) and again offers visitors a large expanse of sand and warm water. Ilha da Armona, the closest ilha to Olhão, has a few restaurants and holiday chalets and large expanses of golden sand for a very relaxing day at the beach!

Faro airport is approximately 20 minutes drive. Car hire is not necessary. Olhao is on the coastal road EN125 and has good access to the motorway. 10/15 minutes walk to Olhão train station. Regular trains and buses for the rest of the Algarve coast and Lisbon (via Faro). Daily bus service to Seville in Spain.


Olhão has a superb local character with a strong Moorish influence, as yet untouched by tourism. A must see is the local market just a short walk from the apartment on the water front where you can pick up freshly caught fish everyday (except Sunday). Next to the fish market is the indoor produce, meat and cheese market. British and foreign newspapers are available in news stands. It is a large town with plenty of restaurants, particularly specializing in seafood. The new shopping complex (Ria Shopping) has 80 small shops, a large supermarket, restaurants/bars and a cinema. There are several supermarkets within walking distance of the apartment.

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18 Sep 2014



We travelled with our 20 year old daughter and were very pleased with the amenities at the apartment. My husband (the chef) appreciated the knife block and thought they were the best he had come acro… More

1 Aug 2014


"Modern, well kept, ground floor apartament"

Very modern and up-to-date ground floor apartment, everything you would need for a week away is all there including wifi - owners have really tried to make this home from home.. Location to old town … More

2 Jul 2014


"Fantastic appartment"

This is a fantantastic appartment . It is spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for out 10 day stay including airconditioning . Cooking on the nights we ate in was effortless as the kitchen is… More

16 Jun 2014



After staying at the real marina hotel last year we didnt think we could have got any better, how wrong were we, this modern spacious immaculate apartment ticks all the boxes. It was wonderful, only w… More

31 Mar 2014


"Great Apartment"

Great apartment with everything you need for a great stay a real home from home, Will definitely recommend this apartment

15 Oct 2012


"A little piece of Paradise in Olhao"

Just back from our second holiday to Olhao. What a wonderful place. Stayed at the Village Marina Complex, a ground floor apartment. The roomy apartment was adequate to all our needs. Space/ modern facilities, everything one need including the much needed hairdryer. The caretakers Mike and Mary collected and returned us to the airport, with a little tour of the town thrown in. They couldn't have been more helpful in every way. The location of the complex, while beside the modern Village Marina Hotel is just down from the local market, shops and restaurents. No car is required. We took daily boat trips between the beautiful islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol.Its a little bit like going back in time to peace, tranquility and absolute relaxation. I would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone and I will definitely make a return journey to this complex. Out of 10/10

10 Oct 2012


"Everything we needed - excellent"

The apartment is situated in a convenient position for town, the supermarkets and for daily excursions which take place in Olhao, and the cleanliness of the apartment was second to none - it is obviously well cared for. It is also well equipped with everything you need for your stay, we ate in most nights and were able to cook comfortably in the well-appointed kitchen. The apartment was also much larger than we had expected so offers more than comfortable accommodation for families.
The roof top pool is a big hit with kids and adults alike, offering several sun loungers as well as an ideal family-sized pool.
If you are going to eat out, we would strongly recommend visiting the neighbouring Real Marina Hotel & Spa. We went for breakfast two mornings of our stay and had a really fantastic classy all-you-can-eat style breakfast with champagne(!) all for £12.50 per person, with my three-year-old sister eating for free. Dinner offered exceptional food and service at a more than reasonable price.
We wouldn't hesitate to go back to this apartment as we were really very impressed with all it had to offer. We look forward to being able to return.

3 Oct 2012


"Nice and cosy"

Nice apartment with all the thing you'll need to a perfect and peaceful vacations. The rooftop pool is a wonderful diversion for adults and children. Very good location. You can fish on the pear, or go by boat to beautiful sunny beaches, or go to the best fish market on Algarve, on a 5 minute walk. Lots of fish restaurants and modern commercial malls. Many options on the city that keeps alive the Algarve true spirit. We love it very much.

2 Oct 2012


"Lovely clean modern apartment"

Very nice spacious apartment. Easy walk to local bars and restaurants - all on the flat. Great to visit the local islands by boat.

12 Aug 2012


"Excellent apartment"

This is an excellent apartment with everything you could need. The rooms are big and finished to a high standard. Big living room and very well equipped kitchen. 5 minutes to restaurants and about 15 … More

Review 1-10 of 18

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    Calendar last updated:25 Jan 2015

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