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“A mix of modern and traditional”
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Review of Pure Algarve 3D

Lounge / Diner with Views to the Ria Formosa
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11 reviews
Lounge / Diner with Views to the Ria Formosa
Second Bedroom
Bedroom
Lounge / Diner
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Large Family Shower Room
Roof Top Terrace with Pool and Views to the Ria Formosa
Gardens down the Marina walk way
View from the Private Balcony
Olhão Marina
The Historic Market Buildings
The connecting 3rd bedroom
The walk down the Marina
The hallway to the bedrooms.
Private Balcony with views of the Ria Formosa
Olhão Marina
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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ckl67
Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A mix of modern and traditional”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Stayed in this lovely apartment for two weeks. It's a 15-20 minute taxi journey from Faro (John and Helen recommend Alcino), so no need for a car.
The apartment is as other guests have described it with all amenities and it's immaculate. The location is excellent for being away from the more touristy bits of the Algarve, but with enough bars and restaurants within a 10 to 30 minute stroll. There's a Lidl and other large supermarket, again within a 10 minute walk, and a handy shopping trolley for the heavier items.
The pool is shallow and a compact, so we made the most of the ferries to Armona, which gives you the morning/evening exercise of about 20-25 mins as the apartment is located at one end of Olhao and the ferry port/train station at the other. We also made the most of the train and took a short train ride to see the other beaches around the Rio. Just beautiful, but our favourite was Armona.
We ate in most nights because the cooking facilities and the views out of the apartment were fantastic. The large TV, internet and range of channels were great for relaxing with and catching up with Wimbledon.
There's a great steak bar that's close to the apartment (part of the hotel) but it's opening times should be checked. Some great fish restaurants and traditional portugese cooking is available along the main street facing the promenade.
As for the hosts, they were great. Dealt with all enquiries promptly, gave us all the information that we needed and were on hand if need be.
I'd absolutely recommend this for a relaxing and very enjoyable holiday.

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Liked best: The area of Olhao
Liked least: The walk to the Ferry
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bexi1971
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Second visit didn't fail to disappoint!!”
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016



If the large touristy resorts aren't your thing then Olhao will be perfect for you. Excellent transport links via train, lots within walking distance, beautiful beaches, bike hire, a corner of traditional Portugal. My only advice is go now before everyone finds out about it!

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Fillup
Dublin, ireland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Highly recommended ”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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My family and i (wife and 3 kids from 16 to 7yrs) stayed in 3D at the end of May this year.

Fantastic apartment, very comfortable, afternoon sun til sunset, views of the sea, a brilliantly stocked kitchen, rooftop pool, walking distance to Olhao, it ticked all the usual boxes for us.

Olhao itself is a great place to holiday in too. The islands and their beaches are beautiful, getting the ferry out to them is part of the fun and a great distraction for the younger ones.
Faro is just a short train ride away and well worth a visit. Its a good place to wile away a few hours and wander around the old town and stop off for some food or drinks

We dealt with John on arrival and he couldn't do enough for us. He even printed maps and flight bookings off for us and slipped them under the apartment door.

All in all we had a fantastic holiday and central to it was this apartment.
Highly recommended

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Jacqui R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Can't fault a single thing - loved it!”
Reviewed 20 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Pure Algarve 3D and my in-laws stayed in 2D. Both are a very high standard and equipped just the way you would have things at home - including the shopping trolley which is great if you use the wonderful markets or supermarkets. The apartment is in a great location, with a lovely view and are quiet but only a few minutes walk from the markets and centre of Olhao. You can walk to the train station easily and we enjoyed train trips to Fuzeta, Travira and also a boat trip out to Culatra which was just fantastic. It is a beautiful area - very different from the sandy beach we are used to here in Edinburgh. We ate out on numerous occasions and took advantage of great food and excellent, friendly hospitality everywhere we went. We packed a lot in to our short stay here and hope to stay for longer the next time. I can see these apartments becoming a regular haunt for us - and will be sure to recommend them and the area to our friends.

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Liked best: The apartment felt like a home away from home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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