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... sun shines and of course I will have brought all the wrong clothes! As I said, within 15 minutes we were whisked off for tea, then a walk to the local supermarket and a coffee in their favourite cafe, then a walk down to the beach, then back to their place for a meal - pork in tomato sauce with mushrooms and lots of veg. - and wine and port! All very pleasant. And ...
... of the rainy weather we got while in Lagos, but soon realized what a blessing it was because of the treacherous hikes we made both days! If it had been even a few degrees warmer we would have been way too warm! Everything happens for a reason! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and please take time to see some of my pictures from Lagos! I wish you could have all been there with me to see the beauty! Maybe sometime we could go back ...
... so awesome and we made really good friends with them. There were only a few guests there and they said in the summer when it's high season it's twice as much money and people literally sleep on the roof waiting for a spot in the hostel. I would definitely want to come back in the summer it looks amazing. Today we are on a train to our next stop, Lisbon! I cannot wait. From what we've heard it's a pretty lively city! The train is about four hours from Lagos to Lisbon! Happy ...
As our final days in Paradise count down, we will endeavour to make each one count. It is Thursday morning early, roosters are crowing, the TV still silent (I can'y yet bear to hear German Olympic hi-lites). I heard that last night the Mens hockey barely beat Latvia, and the USA handily beat the Czechs. Tonight we are going to the bar to watch the Womens final: Canada vs USA. Anyway, as I wait for the bakery to open their doors, we will soon have a continental brekkie ...
What a great day yesterday! 5 of us met in the lobby at 9:00, then to the bus stop East, to the town of Vilamaura. This lovely village seems totally designed for biking. Extremely flat, every street has clearly defined bike lanes, as well as bike lanes everywhere. We picked up are reserved bikes at the harbour, for 13 euros, for the day. We pedalled East along the promenade, through to the next town, Quinteiros, for miles. So picturesque. After a while we ran out of road. ...
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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.