Cerro Mar Atlantico Touristic Apartments
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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 ) ...
... to find the house as a rendezvous point we all gathered at Lagos Mc Donald's. In convoy, following the agent we went to the villa. Wow! Like a feature from Homes & Gardens the massive luxury pad has all we expected and much more. Better, however than all of the great things, is to have our gorgeous and wonderful family assembled here. Lovely people. Bloody marvellous. ...
... food! It was an alternative place, reminding me of the Gili islands in Indonesia; similar beachy vibe to Lagos i guess. It was all outdoor wooden seating; with fruit displays on the tables and around the cafe almost anywhere it would fit. After all the heavy tapas of Spain I was soooo excited to have a salad and fruit juice for lunch!
I really did not know what to expect of Portugal, how different ...
... the city about 10:30). Once we found somewhere for what was now going to be lunch, we were told that the kitchen did not start cooking until 1pm (it was now 12:40)! Thankfully the waiter was able to direct us to another restaurant with an English menu so we could finally eat.
With full bellies we were ready for some ...
... the result is a nearly permanent road that withstands the test of time - no repairs needed. I would definitely go back there for a visit.
For our evening entertainment one night we went to see - wait for it - Portuguese Elvis! Dara had been dying to see this Elvis impersonator at a little bar away from the main tourist area. So we dressed up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cerro Mar Atlantico Touristic Apartments Albufeira
The appartments were a little difficult to find but on arrival the staff were very freindly and the appartments were well equipped and very clean. Althought there was a hill and steps,it was only 10 mins walk to the beach and the town,which provided plenty of places to eat,drink and entertain you.
Will definatly go back.
Albufeira non the dearer
First impressions of the complex were that the appartments were about twice as large as you would normally get in a popular resort in Portugal.
We don't think we have been anywhere , where you can lay in bed and just tweek the curtains and look over the town and see the oceon ...quite stunning.
The only drawback is that there are 104 steps down to the town square but great for keeping fit.
Good bar ...nice pool area and a roof garden with a bbq
This was our first experience of the Algarve, and we had a really good time. The self-catering accommodation was easily the best we have stayed in - our previous experience of going s/c was to the Greek Islands. But the accommodation at Cerro Mar was in a different league - clean, extremely spacious and well equipped. Staff were also friendly and helpful.
Considering the 5 star reviews this did not live up to expectations. We only went because our usual place was full and I can assure you there are far nicer places to stay. Granted the apartments are clean and a good size but the decor is tired and dated. Our apartment was cold when we arrived and took several hours to heat up. There is a steep hill down into town and even going at speed it was stretching it by saying it would only take 3 minutes and it was considerably longer coming back up. To make it worse the steps to the town had been dug up and were virtually impassable. The worst was the building close by and the constant hammering of the pile drivers which meant it was not really possible to stay in the apartment in the day. This building is in its early stages and more ground is being cleared for more construction work - It certainly wont be finished this summer and maybe not by next summer either. I would give this a miss for a couple of years.
The Best Around 2
Since my last review I've stayed here twice more and once again cannot fault the facilities or staff, would give it easily 10 out of 10. One tip for people with younger children who may not like the outdoor pool ( maybe a little cold for younger children ) when booking go for block 3 entrance level if possible not as nice a view and not as much sun during the day but you do get free use of the heated indoor pool and sauna etc.
Great holiday with spectacular views
just come back from a great holiday
the apartments were excellent
Fully fitted kitchen, air conditioning, high quality apartment
Great facilities in the complex
Ideal for lazing around sunbathing at one of their pools
A lunchtime beer was pleasant as I reckon this was best beer in Albufeira
Evening dip in indoor pool after a sauna and off down to fisherman's beach for a great meal from one of the excellent restaurants
and the portugeuse people are much friendlier than the spanish
Perfect situation for old town centre
We spent a very enjoyable easter week at the apartments after booking with an owner. which provided us with a cheap week
ok there are steps up from the town but without them we would not have the panaramic views from the hotel terraces The complex itself is reasonably flat.
Apartments are spacious, we had outdoor pools, indoor pool, sauna, gym
It was a great expedition every night exploring the old town choosing from the many excellent restaurants
We will definately go again, the best apartments we have stayed in.
My wife Maureen and I were attracted to the Cerro Mar in every travel book we opened. It just seemed to be the right place, not too close, not too far away from the beach and village. We awoke in our wonderful apartment overlooking the ocean to the sounds sof lambs in the field and a pan flute playing in the village, wafted up by the soft breezes from the sea. The apartment was fully equipped with all the amenities one would want, from double sink to full sized fridge. We ate oranges for breakfast picked the day before in Spain. The staff and service were great, the restaurants in town were many and varied and excellent.
very comfortable apartments in an enviable position, staff all very friendly and apartments well furnished.