The apartment is fully furnished, with everything you need. Two lovely pools, which were never crowded, although we often went to the beach. Fabulous view from the balcony over the Marina and sea. The complex itself it very well looked after and feels very secure. It is an easy 10 minutes or so walk down into the center, we walked back a couple of times but usually got a taxi for 5 euros as it is quite a steep climb. The owner has put together lots of information on the local area.. We would not hesitate recommending this apartment to couples or families alike. We hope to return again in the near future.
I stayed in this apartment for 1 week with my daughter. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. The view from our balcony was great we could see down to the swimming pool and the marina. It is a very peacefull and well maintained site. We were sorry to leave and would have liked to have stayed another week. We will be back.
Loved the apartment and the pool area was lovely. The hill back up is quite steep and only for this I would have given 5*
Encosta da Orada Apartments: Whilst the accommodation was a little out of the town, it was a pleasant walk down to the restaurants and bars (approx.15mins), then a taxi ride home. This meant the apartment has the benefit of being away from the hustle and bustle.
The apartment and grounds were excellent, very spacious and well presented with facilitates you would expect.
Overall a great holiday
Beautiful large modern apartment that is exceptionally well maintained and spotlessly clean. The large sunny balcony has far reaching views of the marina and the sea beyond as well as a pool and garden view. The lounge has two double sofa beds, we could see that if 4 people were renting it would be easy to keep a double bed made up all the time, still have a full size sofa to use and have space, the large wardrobe and drawers in the hallway providing extra storage for anyone using the lounge. There is no wifi however as most service providers now include Portugal as an At Home destination this wasn't a problem and we had full coverage at all times.
I hadn't read when I booked that the apartment didn't have any air conditioning, so when we arrived to 40 degree heat to find two large stand up fans I was concerned, however don't let it put you off as the blinds work fantastically well at keeping out the heat, in an evening the apartment catches a lovely breeze as it is high up and once the patio doors were opened it was soon aired, and we didn't have any trouble sleeping.
The pools are lovely and kept very clean with plenty of sunbeds, if they are salt water then we didn't notice it at all, enjoyed our time using them.The grounds and tennis courts were also immaculately kept.
As with most properties accessible to Albufeira Old Town, it is a bit of a hike to the apartment, no more than 20 mins and we don't walk fast, we found various routes and although hilly its fine at a steady walk. We hired a car for the duration of our stay which was great for getting out and about and car parking was easy directly outside the apartment block. Location is a definate highlight of this property, the Old Town is beautiful and everywhere you look there are stunning beaches on your doorstep.
Alan was a pleasure to deal with, all our queries were answered promptly and the instructions he sends are great. We were met at the apartment with the keys and shown around, and we had a mid stay clean which was much appreciated.
Don't hesitate to book it's one of the best!