Apartamentos Albufeira Jardim
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Have never seen such an awful place would not recommend
we have just returned from the albufeira jardim. we booked three apertments for family, the first given to my son was dirty damp and had cockroaches so we refused it, second apartment was slightly better (no cockroaches) all three apartments were filthy dirty, there were no beds only sofas, our own apartment had water coming through the ceiling over the bath and had dirt and mould all around the walls. it was also situated about 12 feet from from the caso do cerro nightclub which went on to 3 and 4 am every morning it is privately owned (or so we were told) and was used only by portugese who arrived by cars in droves and parked outside our apartment block we were offered a move after about 5 days to basement apartments, again damp,no ice box door on fridge and cockroaches. they eventually moved us after a week to another dirty room ,grey sheets on sofas tatty towels and a shower that could not be attached to the wall and had no spray, it was like being jet washed every day. we reported it straight away but had not been done by the time we left. the pools were filthy dirty and we only once saw them cleaned. there was also dog mess at the side of the pool on the grass and around the childrens play area (one swing) because of the numerous steps and very steep location we ended up spending every day except one at the poolside. I spent the whole two weeks sleeping ( what little bit I got) between two clean beach towels because I couldn't bear to have got between the sheets. Thank god I took my picnic set so I at least had a beaker to drink from while in the apartment. I am recently had an operation and was looking forward to a restful holiday before returning to work but ended up feeling totally worn out and have never been so glad to return home. No-one we spoke to had a good word to say about the place. All thought it was discusting.
Would not recommend these apartments at all.
We have just returned from a two week holiday staying in these apartments. When we arrived we checked in and a mini bus drove us to our apartments which were right at the back of the complex up a VERY steep hill. Other members of our party who arrived later were told there would be no bus available for up to an hour and had to carry their bags up numerous flights of steps.
The apartments were very basic but clean enough. We were on the third floor and had a view of the sea. The pool area was OK and snacks were available at the pool during the day. You have to pay €1.50 to hire a matress for your sun bed each day. There is a small convenience store on site too which is very expensive. I would not recommend these apartments if you have children, there is nothing here to entertain them at night except a pool table!!. There is kareoke on four nights a week but they do not like children asking to sing!.
On our second week we were subjected to listening to three fights between couples. There was screaming, cursing and breaking of glass in their apartments. One of the men ended up with a cut that needed bandaging. My children who would have never witnesses anything like this were upset. We reported this to the staff when we were leaving and they could not have cared less. The apartments were up a very steep hill and we had an older couple with us who found it very difficult. In the end they opted to get taxis home from the town every night, but could be queueing up to an hour for one. I would not advise anyone to stay here, young or old. There are other apartments nicer and nearer the beach and town.
Ok hotel shame about the noise!
First impressions of this hotel were good- room was clean and in a good location near the old town. However after a day we started to notice the problems. The view from our room was lovely to the right but to the left there was a huge building site so we got woken up every morning with the noise. We were also in the block just behind a bar/restaurant which didn't cause us many problems until the friday/saturday nights when the noise was unbearable.
The hotel is in a good location just 10 mins walk from the old town (20 mins on the way back uphill!!). The walk back was a bit of a pain but worth it to not be staying in the centre which was constantly noisy. It was disapointing that the courtesy bus promised in the brochures was 'not available'. As for the apartments we were fairly lucky to only have 4 flights of stairs to climb, other people we spoke to seemed to have it a lot worse!
Overall wouldn't stay here again.
Dirty and unsutable
We arrived here on honeymoon on the 28th of may 2006 when we got to hotel we thought we had scored most beautiful entrance we had seen in a long time,then the BUT came we had to get a mini bus up to appartment from reception which was right at top of hill then 3 flights up stairs to appartment only to find out there were no twin beds just sofas the floors were was very dirty there was cob webs every where and a strong damp stench coming from around the whole apartment it was clearly to see no one had been in to clean the apartment in days or even weeks the view was stunning to the right of the apartment there were 2 huge cranes and to the left another one all in full operation as there was a lot of building work going on.the view in front was another apartment block my wife was very upset about this so i ran all the way down to reception to complain and got told off a very dull and inpolite receptionist he would move us and we would need to see rep in the morning so we moved into apartment no 2 on same level as reception we put key in door to open it but also had to shoulder bump it to open it.once again stong stench roamed around room the floor tiles had mould coming through them again no beds just 2 sofas the kitchen dirty and again cobwebs around the cooking area an eletric alarm clock wired into a socket u plug ur hairdryer into and wires showing. to many things to say about this place the rep was disgusted with this place she has been fighting to get it dowm graded
I wouldnt stay here, dirty dingy and unhospitable unfriendly staff
My two daughters and I arrived at albufeira jardim with two suitcases each to be told by recieption staff our apartment was up 6 long steep flights steps and they had no porter, the complimentary bus to the strip was not in service and there would be a charge for tv remote.
On arrival at our apartment, some time later (and I thought I was quite fit) and a lot hotter, we found it dark and dingy with a view of the 7 foot high fence and the tennis court, the floor, surfaces, cupboards, crockery and some of the bed linnen was dirty. When my daughter complained to reception staff they cursed her (in portuguese).
Two housekeepers arrived and wiped a wet cloth around with no cleaning agents, and mopped the floor again no cleaning agents used.
We then contacted our rep and moved.
2nd time around, not so good
We have stayed here twice Sept 04 and Sept 05, first time near the front of the complex, top floor 2 bed apartment, fantastic. Great views, peaceful, nice and relaxing around the pool, didn't mind the walk down or even the slog back up the hill.
Second time we requested the same apartment and didn't get it and they couldn't or wouldn't move us. Same block but in the basement, view of the road with everyone leaving or coming back to the complex looking right onto our terrace and into the apartment if the shutters were open. The two apartments above us had 10 Danish youngsters staying 5 girls in one, 5 boys in the other. Their chaperone's, 2 middle aged women were staying elsewhere in the complex, lucky them. These kids literally didn't sleep all night, it was awful. We complained to the kids and then the reception but....
Anyway the moral of the story is you never can tell, same complex but an entirely different holiday and I wouldn't go there again.
Worth every Penny
We have used this complex on and off for many years, it is up a hill, so not for the infirm or elderly, but the views are worth it. Never had a bad apartment, very clean & friendly. The food is great, but then again, all the local facilites are great. Great value for money. Hoping to visit this establishment again in March 2006.
Never again !!!!!!
Arrived at the reception desk my 20 week pregnant wife and myself to be told "there is a charge for the television (remote control), a charge for the air conditioning (a fan!!!), a charge for them calling a taxi. So coming from Rip Of Ireland I relisied thank god I brought the visa card. Our bedsit was something out of my college digs memories, dull, gloomy, smell of dead mice coming from "kitchen area", dead cockroches on ground!!! Back down to the reception to complain and given "the bird", I ask to be moved and was told wait and see your Rep the next day. Met lovely friendly rep and moved to a nicer bedsit!! Food in the pool side bar, more rip off e8.50 for breakfast. My wife found getting around very difficult, slippy smooth steps going down to town and always a long wait for a taxi to get back.Taxi drivers always delay and rummage when looking for your change, why tip for a 30 minute wait in 34 degree heat!!! Jardim is in a great location if you want to loose weight. We hired a car for the second week thank god and got out of Albufeira.
Lovely quiet hotel - until the 18 - 30's turned up
Myself and my partner went to the Jardim Apartments in May and can honestly say the hotel was great, great food, great staff, great pool, fantastic views, loads of steps!!!!!!!
The hotel was probably at the second highest point in Albufeira but the views of the beach and for miles after the beach were fantastic, although the walk down there was good, the walk back up to the hotel was tough, especially when the weather was knocking on 30 degrees all week!!!
We had a nice apartment with balcony, tv, cooker, fridge, bathroom & separate toilet so we couldn't moan about that.
The one thing we did complain about was the people who arrived later on in the week, a bunch of 20 somethings absolutely sozzed out of their brains from getting there and then for the rest of the day.
When we complained to the hotel staff, they were fantastic and moved us straight away. I would definately go there again.
This place is gorgeous....plenty of amenities. friendly staff.... EXTREMELY CLEAN. Good food. spacious pool...It has everything. I went in a couple but would be perfect for families. Would definitely reccommend.
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