Alto Da Colina Aparthotel
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Albufeira
... watch a sunset every night and still not be satisfied with its beauty. Its never ending, begging you to return the next night, calling you to more.
After the sunset, we rode back to Lagos, and got some authentic Portuguese food. [news flash:there isn't really any "Portuguese" food. Its basically just fish, because we were in a seaside town, and food very similar to that of Spain.] I had a delicious tomato soup accompanied by ...
... but infamous for being the site of the first European Slave Auction and subsequent centre of the European slave trade - a dark renown to say the very least. Today it is gloomy and cool and we only visit for a short time, taking a walk on one of the beaches with their rock tunnels from section to section during low tide.
We drive on to Silves inland from Lagos and find a parking spot so we can visit the castle. The day has again gotten colder, windier ...
... formal than some of our previous Roman ruins. We've seen some photos of the mosaics on display here and assume we'll see those on the museum portion. According to the ticket taker there is no museum, the museum is elsewhere. Elsewhere? Thanks... Oh well, there looks to be a pretty well preserved portion of at least one building and the footprint of many others. So we start to explore following the paths that seem to meander about everywhere ...
... right? Right...
There ARE signs pointing it out, it's just they point in the WRONG direction. We wander and circle the small town for about 45 minutes up and down hill - although mostly up. Finally we spot something pink and trak another few minutes to find the palace! Now, if only there were a way in. This palace has been turned into a 'Pousada', a term coined in Portugal for old historic buildings that are turned into inns or ...
... it appeared that the whole population of Loule was involved one way or another!
The floats all had political or historical significance, which we've been piecing together ever since.....for example, red carnations in gun muzzles relate to an historical "battle" where few lives were lost. Paul was impressed by the float of dancers, barely clad, with the lead dancer wearing little more than body paint, and not bashful ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Alto Da Colina Aparthotel Albufeira
We spent 12 days at the Alto after being moved from the horrendous Natura Sun Club.
Just returned from 2 wonderful weeks at the Alto. The apartments are really impressive, in fact the best we have ever stayed in.
We have just returned from staying at the Alto Da Colina.
The room was excellent, spacious, clean and more than comfortable with fabulous views out to sea. Once in your room you felt like you were in a 4* hotel. Try and get a room on the ground/first floor as they have 2 lifts which are tiny and usually have to wait in a queue to get in one.
We have just returned from 1 week at the Alto da Colina hotel, with 2 small children this is a great place for families, you don't need to leave the complex really. There is entertainment every night, kids clubs and a creche for babies from 12 months old, the creche can be booked up quick so I advise to get in there as soon as you arrive to get your sessions. There is also swimming lessons & football coaching for kids, the facillities are superb and very clean. You have a small shop on the site and they sell everything you need, the food at the hotel wasn't great I suggest you hire a car or grab a cab as there are so many nice restuarants in the town. There is a laundry service on the 4th floor you get tokens from reception to use the machines, and they have 2 computers so you can pay to use the internet. All in all we really enjoyed our stay, we had a corner sea view room which has 2 balconies and that was lovely, air conditioning was in the lounge and the bedroom. The only complaint was that they put up the drinks at the bar half way through our holiday, they said it was due to the high season.
Alto da colina
I stayed at this hotel for 1 week,the room was excellent everything was to agood standard and was cleaned daily.there is lots for younger children to do and my daughter loved the kids clubs.The staff are helpful and speak english.It is in a quite area but bus stop is nearby and it is a ten min walk to a lovely beach.the evening entertainment is not great and tends to repeat but as this is a new hotel this may improve.There is a gym and sauna but children are not permited in these.There are 2 indoor pools and four outdoor pools 2 are for younger children.There is a kids splash area and a climbing area as well as a football club.I will be going back again
Back on 1st May 2005 we were the first coach load of tourists to arrive at this brand new hotel.
Loved the Alto da Colina
The Alto da Colina is perfectly located away from the busy town centre of Albufeira. The apartment was spacious and very clean. It was well equipped with coffee filter machine and microwave. The pool area was exceptional with a very spacious pool. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was busy with small children and there seemed to be plenty for them to do. They are still finishing building work on a play area but this did not effect our stay at all. I would highly recommend these apartments.
We recently returned from a month's stay at the Alto da Colina Aparthotel in Albufeira. This property is recently new and everything is modern to their standards, right down to having heat and air conditioning in each unit. The kitchen area is quite colourful and well equipped with even a glass-topped stove and a microwave oven, but no oven on stove. They also do not have a laundry service on the premises yet. The hotel, at the time of our stay (month of March) was not busy, so we had the hot tub to ourselves, but the indoor pool was quite cool. The outdoor pool was never used as it was too cold also, but nice to lounge around on sunny days. There is a recreation complex being built at the rear of this hotel, but it did not interfere with our stay. The front desk personel were very helpful with any of our requests for information, etc. Having a car is certainly an asset as it is a fair walk to shopping and restaurants from the hotel, but a bus stop is down on the main street from the hotel. There are so many fine restaurants, it would be hard to choose which was the best. We did find he local library where they let you use the computer on internet for one half hour, free of charge, daily. Great for keeping in touch with family at home. We would certainly recommend this aparthotel as a vacation spot in the Algarve.
Great time at Alto da Colina!
We stayed at Alto da Colina from March 1, 2005 to March 8, 2005 and enjoyed it very much. This is a brand new aparthotel in the Balaia/ St. Eulalia area of Albufeira. Since this aparthotel is only 9 to 10 months old everything is brand new and in excellent working condition. The rooms are spacious and very well appointed. The staff are very helpful and bend over backwards to make sure your stay is very enjoyable. There is a supermarket and restaurant about 5 - 10 minutes away by foot at Alfagar (Alto da Colina's sister resort). Overall, this resort was excellent and we would definately go back and stay here!.