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Overview
The hotel provides private access to the Santa Eulália beach through a small path and steps and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. spanning a total area of 11 hectares. The village, built in 1990, offers 216 apartments and facilities include a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a games room, playground, 2 outdoor pools for adults and 2 outdoor pools for children, restaurants, bar, snack bar, supermarket and parking. Wireless Internet access (free in the bar and payable at reception) car hire agency and a bicycle hire service are available for an additional fee.

All facilities from Alfagar II Aparthotel (freeform pool, children’s pool with slides, indoor pool, gym, sauna (payable), Turkish bath (payable), restaurant, bar, can be used by the guests from the Alfagar I Village

How far is the nearest beach?
Private access to the Santa Eulalia Beach.

Distance from Airport
Faro Airport is approximately 35 km from the hotel.

Rooms
This popular apartment complex comprises a total of 216 apartments over 3 floors surrounded by beautiful gardens (11 hectares) and marvellous views overlooking the ocean.

The bright and spacious apartments feature cosy decor in warm tones. They comprise a living room with convertible sofa bed for 2 persons, a dining area and an open kitchen with electric rings, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, coffee machine, mini fridge and all kitchen tools and utensils. The bedrooms have twin beds and a wardrobe, and fully equipped bathroom with shower, bathtub and hairdryer. The furnished balconies overlook the garden or the ocean. Other in-room amenities include a safe (for a fee), satellite TV, telephone.

Food & Drink
The hotel offers an extensive continental breakfast and a dinner buffet or menu with choice, depending on number of customers. There are also set menu options for lunch and dinner. Dinner is additional available a la carte.

There are numerous restaurants and the beach on the hotel's doorstep, while bars and nightlife spots are 2 km away.

Sports & Entertainment
The hotel has 2 outdoor swimming pools for adults, 2 swimming pools for children and an indoor swimming pool. Guests may relax by the poolside snack bar using the sun loungers and parasols provided, or for an additional fee, play tennis or go biking. Sun loungers and parasols can also be hired for a fee on the nearby sandy beach.

Facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception desk, a currency exchange desk, a games room, Internet access at reception, Free internet access in village bar, car hire agency and bicycle hire (with charge), playground and football pitch. It also offers a supermarket and a cosy snack bar. In addition, there are car-parking facilities on the premises.

Large freeform pool, children’s pool with slides. indoor pool, gym, sauna (payable) and Turkish bath (payable) in Alfagar II Aparthotel
In New Year parties are not allowed in the apartments and in the resort. It reserves the right to request a deposit per T1 and per T2, on arrival. The deposit will be returned after the apartment has been checked.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 390 reviews
 

Great stay for families

29 June 2015

Our group of four including two boys ages 9 and 10 spent a week in a two bedroom apartment in mid-June. While we knew there was no air conditioning, we were disappointed that there were no fans...

Our group of four including two boys ages 9 and 10 spent a week in a two bedroom apartment in mid-June. While we knew there was no air conditioning, we were disappointed that there were no fans - ceiling, table, portable or even exhaust fans in the bathrooms. On the first and last nights of our 7 night stay, the apartment was very warm until the wee hours of the night. We tried to create a cross breeze by keeping the windows open. The other days were a bit cooler (29 -32 C) and the nights more pleasant - even needing a blanket a couple of nights. Our apartment was cleaned 3 times during the week. Beds were way too hard. Aside from the lack of fans and the hard beds, everything else was great. The apartment was spacious and clean. There were hairdryers in both bathrooms. The kitchen had a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, small oven with stovetop, water pot, and a small refrigerator. There was small bars of soap for the bathrooms, but no other toiletries provided, not even dish soap. The linens were adequate, including kitchen towels. But, no paper towels or napkins. There were dishes and utensils for 6 people and a few pots, pans, and serving bowls. We had a partial ocean view and loved sitting out on the spacious balcony complete with table, chairs, umbrella, and a clothes rack. The on-site mini-market had lots of good fruit and daily delivery of wonderful pastries and bread. The prices were very good and they had a surprisingly good inventory, including fresh sliced meats and cheeses. The 3 main pools were all clean and nice with umbrellas and nice lounge chairs. We only ate one meal on-site at the Buganvilla Bar - kids liked the pizza and the penne with broccoli was good, but the fish and chips we would not recommend. The red sangria at both bars was good (12 Euro for 1 liter). The free Wi-Fi was available most of the day at the Buganvilla Bar, but was sometimes slow or dropped connection. Free Wi-Fi was also available in the evening in the lobby, though two nights was down completely and other nights slow. We brought our own beach/pool towels so we did not have to rent them from the hotel (5 Euro to rent plus a 10 Euro deposit). We were only given one door key with our rental, but we're able to get a second key with a 10 Euro deposit. There was a safe in the room, but there was a 12 Euro fee. We enjoyed several of the resort activities including multiple sessions of futbol, a water polo game, and a water zumba class - all led by the energetic and friendly Marco. There were car rentals available on-site. The folks at reception were always couteous, including making two excursion reservations for us (payment is cash only, be aware) and answering several questions and calling taxis for us. Taxis were about 12 Euro to the train station and 8 to the marina. We took a 3 hour catamaran ride with Algar Experience to see the majestic coastline - highly recommend. We also took a full day bus tour "Historical Algarve" with Follow Me! Tours to Silves, Montinique, Lagos, and Cape St. Vincent. We saw lots of countryside and the tour guide, Anna, was great. We ate twice at Martin's (close to the hotel, take a left from the resort). Martin's had great kebabs, prawn cocktails, sangria, spaghetti carbonara, sea bass, lasagne, spinach cannaloni, and homemade tiramisu at reasonable prices. We also ate at 3 Maria's, which is a 15 minute walk to the right of the resort. 3 Maria's had a nice fixed price meal for 12,5 Euro. Very generous portions and good food. We also ate at Pisos at the marina, which had great ham & cheese toasties with fries, but we do not recommend the hamburger or salad bar. There is no ATM in or close to the resort; the closest is at the supermarket about a 20 minute walk to the left of the resort. The beach is nice, even with the many steps to and from and there is a small restaurant on the beach were we bought ice cream and used the bathroom - we recommend water shoes as the beach is a bit rocky in places.

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Excellent appartments with ocean view

29 June 2015

The Resort was spotless, it was cleaned each morning (pool aeras, sidewalks, streets etc...). The buffet breakfast was very good with a wide variaty of food and the staff was very helpfull when...

The Resort was spotless, it was cleaned each morning (pool aeras, sidewalks, streets etc...). The buffet breakfast was very good with a wide variaty of food and the staff was very helpfull when needed. We are a couple and we were situated across the street from the main pool and our ocean view was magnificient. We stayed 10 days and for the most part, we ate on our patio. We were part of a group (11 couples) that played some golf and everyone in our group would return to the same location. The only thing that should be improve is the wifi, none in the appartments and poor eveywhere else.

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Great Quiet Area

22 June 2015

There were 6 of us 2 adults 4 kids nice apartments no air condition apartments very warm at night. The beer drinks and icepops are dear in the resort.The hotel snack bar beside the pool is a little...

There were 6 of us 2 adults 4 kids nice apartments no air condition apartments very warm at night. The beer drinks and icepops are dear in the resort.The hotel snack bar beside the pool is a little bit cheaper that the other snack bar. The shop on site has nice fresh rolls every day. Bring your own suncream expensive over there. Atm machine will only let you take out 200.00 each day to find out go left out the door at reception walk up the big hill when you come to roundabout cross over the road to intermache supermarket there is one inside the door. Teasers restaruant on the top of this hill do a 3 course meal and a large beer for only 10.00 food excellent found it on last night also the 3 marias as well out the door of reception and go right 10min walk up the hill. Very disappointed there was no kids club for my younger children was badly needed. Taxi are cheaper than the local buses and the old town is worth a visit. We also went to the zoo marine lots for the small kids not a lot for the older kids get the private minibus you only pay 3.00 extra well worth it. I booked with low cost holidays it is cheaper to book your own minibus on line they say Yellow Fish is good we had Resort Hoppa return trip works out at over 80.00 euro i paid 170.00 with low cost.

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Not bad if you manage to visit in the 'cockroach off season'

21 June 2015

We booked an apartment with seaview. Nice apartment with a bedroom and a livingroom/kitchen/bathroom. Great views. But it also came with uninvited guests: cockroaches. Loads of them. According to...

We booked an apartment with seaview. Nice apartment with a bedroom and a livingroom/kitchen/bathroom. Great views. But it also came with uninvited guests: cockroaches. Loads of them. According to the manager, this was a result of a flooding of the sewer system that runs underneath of the apartment complex. It did ruin our holiday for a while (who wants to go on cockroach hunt in the night?), but the management of Alfagar did its utter best to soften the blow. Including a free dinner and a relocation to a different apartment. Would we stay here again? We're in doubt. The apartments were good, the views were outstanding, but the cockroach invasion was less than great. We'll stay here again, but only if can we check when the sewer system is going to be flooded... One final thought: it would be great if internet access would be provided in the apartments. At this moment, you're forced to visit one of the two bars in order to access the internet. Bit of a pity.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon
  • Language Portuguese
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • High Chairs
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Turkish Bath
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Tourist Information

Weather

It may be cold, wet and grey in the UK, but the weather on Albufeira holidays couldn’t be more different. Summers are hot and dry and last right through until October, while winters are much milder than British ones. With so many great beaches around the area and great sunshine, your Albufeira holidays will be packed full of great memories.

Jabs

Hepatitis A - Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel

Electricity

230V AC, 50 HZ, two-pin plugs are standard

Visa

No visa required