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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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Tina H
NW England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
5
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We have stayed at this apartment three times and love staying here. It is beautifully decorated and furnished and very well maintained. Although it is a one bedroom apartment, it is very spacious. There are lots of extra touches, such as towelling robes, new toothbrushes, toothpaste, tea, coffee, high quality wifi, as well as all the items you'd expect. Sophie and Willem are always there to greet us and to offer help and advice at any time about restaurants, markets, transport, etc. The view from the balcony is breathtaking, over the estuary, with flamingos and other birds flying in.
There is a swimming pool with sunbathing terraces on the roof, which is never very busy - a great place to unwind with a book. If you prefer beaches, they are accessible via a ferry.
The apartment is within easy reach of lots of bars and restaurants, about 10 minutes walk. We particularly like Dokas Club, behind the market on the waterfront - good quality wine at great prices and a wonderful view.
There are supermarkets nearby too, small ones in Olhao itself, and Continente and a Lidl 10 minutes walk away.
We're hoping to return again next year and would strongly recommend this apartment.

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Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Alicefran
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“FAbulous”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Sophie & Wim go the extra mile for their guests, everything you could want in the apartment and more, dressing gowns and toiletries and much more. They give you a great welcome in person and show you how everything works plus any information you need.
Great location with plenty of bars and restaurants also good daily markets and a brilliant Saturday outdoor market with great atmosphere.
Fantastic beaches via the ferry

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James J
Killala
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
3
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Sophie and Wim are excellent hosts and will make sure your every need is catered for if they can. They organised a taxi to and from the airport had tea prepared on our arrival and couldn't be nicer to deal with. Their hostessing skills are second to none.
The apartment is decorated to the highest standard in Moroccan style, it's full of really nice pieces of art,the decoration is of very high quality including the mattress which was so comfortable. It is very well stocked with all sorts of spices, tea, coffee, cooking oils, toothbrushes , toothpaste, even sun cream. It is the best stocked apartment we have ever stayed in.
We love Olhao and this apartment is perfect as it's only a short walk to restaurants, ferry to take you to the beautiful islands and shops. The Real Marina Hotel is very close if one fancied a bit of pampering in the spa. There is also the biggest fish market close by where the choice is endless and very reasonable.
If you take the trouble to find the best restaurants on trip advisor you will be delighted with the brilliant value and quality of the food. They are off the Main Street but worth the walk.
Taking the ferries to the islands is really enjoyable and very cheap. If you take the ferry from the main pier. The islands are so fabulous , hardly anyone on the beaches where you can walk for miles. Overall a fabulous trip and a fabulous apartment.

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Debbie R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So relaxing”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
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This lovely apartment is an ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. Lovely views over the estuary and salt pans watching the tide come in and out and the storks and birds land and take off.

Only a short pleasant walk down the waterfront promenade to the harbour, the centre of town, bus and train station and the main restaurants, there are a number of supermarkets less than a 10 minute walk away.

A local bar underneath one of the other apartment blocks was really nice, Emotions bar has friendly staff and together with drinks, serves light snacks, we would recommend Emotions Bar together with a little bar at the rear of the local market halls, Bar Dokas, friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.

Sophie and Wim provided all the essentials and were on hand to help with information and provided a very nice friendly welcome and a clean and very well equipped apartment.

My husband and I are looking forward to returning to the apartment again in the future.
Many thanks Sophie & Wim for all your help.

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Theo K
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A superb base for relaxing and/or exploring the Algarve”
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This is a superb apartment with beautiful sea views over the Rio Formosa towards Faro. It is equipped to a very high stand with everything you could possibly need.
It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and have breakfast on the balcony, plus it is only a short 5 min stroll to the Olaho waterfront with its shops markets and restaurants. With good wifi it meant we could check out places and things going on in the area.

Our hosts Sophie and Wim were there to welcome us on arrival, and give tips on what to do and see. They were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay

As a birdwatcher I had a nature reserve, complete with Flamingoes from the balcony. All in all A superb base for relaxing and/or exploring the Algarve. Excellent parking. We will be back sooner rather than later!

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Liked best: Location, quality of apartment, value, parking
Liked least: Cannot find fault!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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SLA123
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Immaculately presented apartment with outstanding owners”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
4
people found this review helpful

Had a lovely week in this exceptional apartment.
Sophie and Wimm have thought of everything you might need during your stay,including being there to welcome you when you arrive.
Unlike many apartments we have stayed in the mattress is of good quality and very comfortable.
Looking forward to return visit in the near future.

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Your age range 50-64
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Tony B
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Holiday break waterfront apartment Olhao”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
4
people found this review helpful

Had a wonderful stay at this apartment all facilities required were in place, ideal location for restaurants and bars in Olhao.
Ideally situated for exploring the Algarve would recommend to anyone requiring luxury accommodation

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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