Janelas do Mar Apartments

Urbanizacao de Montechoro - Lote 215, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200-361, Portugal | 3 star condo
Prices starting from $40.00

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Timber tipis and clay clad walls

A travel blog entry by roundaboutus


... but what I realise now is that we're not looking to move to a huge region, we're not looking to move to a whole country. We looking to transform one tiny patch of land into a creative, productive and efficient habitation which impacts as lightly as possible on its surroundings. The ingenuity is not in the discovery of a remarkable space, although this would of course be attractive, but in having the knowledge to transform and build upon it. And that could happen ...

Praia da Falesia and Faro

A travel blog entry by vincent.michon


... nighttime activities consisted of comparing Portuguese lagers and watching penalties, you can tell the Dutch have been practicing, they even have a special keeper only for shoot-outs. Hats off to Costa Rica in any case. Today we might quickly check out Faro, but our next stop is now inland. Evora, another unesco heritage place, awaits us in the ...

Lagoa & Albufeira

A travel blog entry by vincent.michon


... are going up slightly. The highlight of today was undeniably the best beach I've seen so far in Portugal, Carvalho beach near Lagoa, between Lagos and Albufeira. Some places in Lagoa look like a Portuguese version of Beverly Hills, but it has really sweet collection of cove beaches. See pictures below. Tomorrow, we may or may not make it to ...

Tourists of the south coast

A travel blog entry by vincent.michon


... The Portuguese use a lot of coriander in their cuisine, very enjoyable. On the way back, it seemed to me the city was getting ready to welcome hordes of British youths ready to take on the night, as dancing bars and apartments in town were slowly filling up with cockney accents. Lovely. Tomorrow, the challenge will be to find a place to view the game with a not too extensive German crowd, as both victory or defeat could prove either dangerous or ...

Lagos, Portugal.

A travel blog entry by hollyguds


Day 1- Arrive into Lagos on the 13th by bus (4.5 hours). When we arrive at the Rising cock we realise it's 99% Australians, even the people that work there. Staying in an 11 bed dorm, all the other girls are from Sydney. Get ready and go see Marty at his work, the green room. We go to the tavern to watch the World Cup, three ...

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This 3 star condo, located on Urbanizacao de Montechoro - Lote 215, Albufeira, is near Quad Ventura, Dream Wave, Clock Tower, and Xorino Cave.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Janelas do Mar Apartments Albufeira

    Spacious and clean, overall great holiday


    We booked a last minute, allocation on arrival deal and were more than happy with this hotel. We paid very little for the self catering deal, and feel we got a great hotel for the money.

    3am Karaoke


    Not a great place to stay unless you like to sit in a grotty little bar with undemanding middle aged parents and kids in pushchairs listening to the teenagers sing old tunes on the Karaoke until 3am. It's 30 minutes walk from the old town of Albufeira, the only real destination away from the appartments because the nearer 'Strip' is so awful, populated almost exclusively by expatriate north Europeans offering Dutch, English or German beers, food and tv to the exclusion of anything local or indigenous. The whole town is a building site and there's nothing apparently there that could have existed more than 10 or 15 years ago.

    Heartbreak hill


    we stayed at this hotel in july 2005,and although it's not perfect we enjoyed our stay there.You are about 10 mins walk away from a supermarket {the one at the hotel is really dear and very unfriendly}the "strip" is a short walk away with plenty of resteraunts and bars try the blues 2 cafe food and service is excellant ,the apartments can be noisy but thats more down to bad guests than anything else the entertainment is really bad but as I say you are near the strip.The old town is about 4 euros in a taxi but you can buy bus passes either daily or weekly ,I think daily it was 2.50 or 12 weekly, do take a t-towel as these are really bad and DO NOT BUY TICKETS FOR EXCURSIONS BEFORE YOU GO we did and had a terrible time trying to find our own way there,buy them on the strip or in the old town travel agencies there sell both transport and tickets together you can buy just buy tickets but trying to find public transport is hard-if you intend driving this isn't a problem.Most of the staff are very pleasent and helpful ,the locals can sound a bit intimidating but they are great,there is everything you could want here,it's just a matter of finding it.Don't expect a 5 star hotel it's not. Most of all enjoy youself if you want to pick fault you will.

    Sleepless nights.


    Unless you are a heavy sleeper, Janelas Do Mar is not the right place for you to spend your holiday.

    Very pleasantly surprised


    My friend and I (both single and in our mid fifties, but young at heart! ) have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Janelas Do Mar apartments, having read some reviews prior to our trip I was unsure what to expect but I need not have worried.

    Lots of problems


    we went on a family holiday 6 adults 1 child,the apartments are spacious but there was a lot of problems we were in block 2 on 1st floor right above the noisy bar,there is a tv in the room but you need a remote 60 euros plus 15 deposit.most of the plug sockets were hanging off dangerous when you have a young child did report it but they just slotted them back in some gave off shocks there is a few activtes to do but you have to pay eg table tennis 4 euros for half a hour plus deposit .the gym 8 euros the list goes on all hidden costs also they had no laundry but they would wash your clothes for 1 pair of trousers 4 euros.there is not a lot to do at the hotel you have to go to main strip which is about 20 min walk or taxi 5 euros ,the bar does not open untill 5 pm ,the on site supermarket is really expensive with limited choice.i would not recomend this to any one.

    Great Family Apartments


    Took a cheap last minute week away for 3 adults 1 child.

    Nice apartments, shame about the wind.


    Arrived in June 2004 for Euro Championships. I found the apartments to be quite big, clean and tidy. However the oven used for cooking food seemed to take forever and its quite windy because of where the hotel is situated. It isn't far from the strip in Albufeira however, just a short walk, so thats ok. Theres also a local pub just down the road which sells beer for 1.50 Euros, cheaper and better pints than the hotel, which sells them at 2.50 Euros. The staff are nice, friendly and helpful and speak good English. The hotel also has good facilities such as the pool, jaccuzi, sauna and gym to keep you occupied through the day. If I was to consider coming back to Albufeira, id be tempted to choose these apartments. Overall the apartments are pretty good.

    Very good, clean & spacious.


    I stayed at these apartments summer 2003 and found them to be very clean spacious and generally well maintained, the staff where very pleasant and helpfull. The service in the bar and restaurant was also very good. I would definately return.

    Very clean and spacious


    Staff very nice, apartments very big, clean, food very nice and not too far from town. There is a bus that brings you to the beach from outside the apartments every 30mins very handy!!!. it was my first year to take my 4 year old daughter away for a holiday, the apartments and pool etc are very family orientated. I liked the Janelas Do Mar Apartments and will be returning again this year.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Janelas do Mar Apartments Albufeira

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good