Apartamentos Albufeira Jardim
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... in Poole and had a catch up and few G & T's and next day a lift to get provisions! Very helpful indeed as well as female company:) It's sweaty hot and I'm lying awake killing the dreaded mossies which keep buzzing my ear. A few more days here before we do the canaries leg as a big weather front coming in .... No sign of baby ( first grandchild ) ...
What a posh house! Off to Lagos to meet the family.It's a happy feeling to be cruising the roads with plenty of time to spare, the top down, a warm sun shining, pretty countryside passing by, en route to meet up with yer kids & kid's kids.It has not been good time for our finding of places just lately. Life has a way of subtly pointing out that you are no longer at ...
... be from Spain. It is quite different, it looks like a mix between Greece and Spain and Lagos itself is quite a relaxed, bright place.
Imogen took the remainder of the afternoon to rest whilst I walked to find the beach nearby and mazed around the town. We had collected items for a salad for dinner so for the first time in a while we prepared a simple healthy and very cheap meal at the hostel.
... before our 3 hour drive to our next stop in Armacro De Pera, just past Faro in Portugal. A couple of caches along the way broke up the journey nicely (& Dane was very happy once we had our first Portuguese cache, another country to add to his list of those he has geocached in).
Our accommodation had no Wi-Fi ...
... my treasures.
That being said, I wouldn't change a thing. Everything always works out in the end and a little homesickness just means I have a heart for those I love.
And now, more about Portugal. What an amazing place! At one time the Europeans thought that the Western most tip of Portugal (also the most Western part of Europe) was the ...
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!
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.