Dom Pancho Aparthotel
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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.
... while we were having dinner a market came & set up right next to the restaurant selling tennis racket shaped bug zappers that Dane decided he desperately needed. After much convincing that there were no bugs that he needed to zap we managed to head back to our accommodation without one.
... but I haven’t really needed them, although I noticed I was received with more warmth when I used the few words I know in Portuguese.
As I waked down the road to a local café for my daily espresso, I realized that this large floppy hat has traveled a long way with me. I wore it through the airport with less than coordinating attire and it had it’s own seat on the plane from SFO to Manchester and Gatwick, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dom Pancho Aparthotel Albufeira
Stayed at the Dom Pancho mid October as a last minute break.
Super time had by all
Went to dom pancho oct 2003 had a great time. We booked again and went Sept 2004. People very friendly, rooms more than adequate, always clean sheets towels,etc. pool good, gamesroom alright. Poolside snack bar reasonable. If you go to Rumours on the corner you are treated like a friend good meals and great prices.Probably the best cold beers in the area.If eating is you thing then the Cockerel is a great place to eat.Friendly staff, best steaks in this resort.If you want to try portugese cuisine try Agipito for chicken piri piri. Great choice of foods for all tastes.No visit is complete without a night in the old town,lookout for the Neil Diamond tribute, he gets your feet tapping.Altogether a great place, great weather,and great deal for your money.Highly recommended.
Fun In The Sun
Fun IN The SUN
Found it to be a very friendly hotel and cleaning services where good , although thought that the hotel could of supplied more entertainment in the hotel for all ages
Same old problem no sun beds to got after 7-00am
Good family hotel and value fot money, Local bar Rumours 150 yds from hotel good food and cheap Lager 2pm until 5 pm ( Friendly )
Jim Dick / UK FIFE
When my family and I first arrived at the hotel, we were disappointed to find out we had to wait until 2:30 for our room as it needed to be cleaned. We had already been warned this may happen in various hotels by a rep, but feeling tired didn't help. However despite our intial first impressions of the Dom Pancho, we began to realise that although basic, it provided everything we needed. The entertainment isn't wonderful but with the strip not far away we had the choice of plenty of bars and restaurants for a night out!
After reading several reviews on the Dom Pancho and booking a late break, we had prepared ourselves for very basic accomodation. I must admit on our arrival we were extremely and pleasantly surprised to find a large spacious hotel reception with friendly welcoming staff. We were booked into a poolview studio apartment which was surprisingly large, with a good sized double bed, built in wardrobe, bedside lockers and lamps and dressing table with large illuminated mirror. The studio also had a small living area comprising fitted sofa bed, table, chairs and coffee table. The kitchen was very small but there again we were on holidays and didn't intend to make much use of it. The bathroom was also spacious.
Having read the reviews we were feeling a little dubious about our holiday at this location. I have to admit that the apartments are in need of sprucing up, only a little attention would make a great improvement, however we had a really good holiday as the apartments made a great base.
I stayed in Dom Pancho with my husband and two smal children for the first two weeks in June 2004. The location was very good, only 5 mins from "The Strip" and far far enough away to be quiet. The apartments were basic and pretty clean but no microwave or electric kettle! Bit of a problem with small children.
Loved the position
Booked a 1 week stay on a late deal. It was ok but i feel it's not quite worthy of the 3* rating. The apartment was VERY much in need of a good spring clean although the bed was spotless. Awarded the worst shower from both me and my hubby. The great position was the best thing about it. Two days into our stay they were painting the reception, let's hope it continues throughout. I would not have been happy to stay here if i had pre-booked my holiday.
Booked a 1 week late break here and found it fairly decent. Appartments in need of maintance and a little TLC. Staff less friendly than we have found else where in Algarve but then this reort is 'loud and brash'. Prefer smaller resorts and smaller hotels but we enjoyed our week and the weather was glorious. Lots of restaurants and entertainment and they range from very cheap to very expensive.
When we first arrived for our five weeks winter holiday we were pleased with the one bedroomed appartment. It was placed at the rear of the hotel and quiet. The balcony wasn't private and there wasn't much sun but we were happy enough. After the first few days, the building repairs began. The hall outside our apartment was soon covered in dust with all the banging, drilling etc. This was followed by painting and that wasn't pleasant. As all the hotel seemed to be in the process of repairs we didn't ask to swap rooms and they didn't offer another one until the Monday before we returned home so we refused. I must admit that the position of the Dom Pancho is very good and handy for the strip. If they had repaired one side of the hotel and left the other for people to enjoy their holiday then I'm sure it would have made a big difference.