Pateo Village Apartments
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Albufeira is one of my favourite places ever. I just can't speak highly enough. Not even sure there is a particular reason. I can't seem to put my finger on it. I've been twice in the last few years and on both occasions I've had the time of my life.
From the old town to the new (known as the strip) there is always something to do.
... however, he was nowhere to be found. I was able to get to speak with the chef that worked directly under him, Fabio Reis. Fabio took me on a tour throughout the kitchen, showing me the hot preparation room, cold preparation room, rooms for preparing different types of meats, an the freezers. We then spent some time talking about his experience as a chef. Fabio has been a chef for the past ten years and he said ...
... But, miraculously, we found our way to the hotel and breathed a sigh of relief.
John went to registration and discovered Mary and Neville were waiting for us in the hotel’s restaurant. I quickly parked the car. After dropping our bags in the apartment, (which was right across the street from reception and the restaurant, we very quickly joined Mary and Nev for dinner. By then it was almost 9 PM and ...
... But the most special thing about this Superhike was following the stunning rugged coast to "The End of the World" and imagining what it must've been like, 600 years ago to gaze out to the endless sea and wonder... as there anything out there? Would I have been one of the people who signed up to hop on one of the ships to go find out? I don't ...
... was a mosque now). Eventually the city faded in importance being replaced by Faro...
It's lunch and I'm determined to enjoy my favorite Portuguese dish: grilled garlic chicken. There's a chicken place right at the entrance of the city which is a little pricey--but much cheaper if I order my half a chicken for take out... Works for me! Nearby there's a nice park along the river where the chicken tastes just as good--for half the price.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPateo Village Apartments Albufeira
Love Love it!!!!
stayed here in 2005 and had such a good two weeks. Not too far to the old town and the strip. Grand walk down hill, id recommend a taxi back though lol.
indoor and outdoor pool and jacuzi.
outdoor football area, bar, restaurant, shop!!
close to the beach!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pateo Village Apartments Albufeira
My husband and I had a wonderful time in Albufeira. We stayed in a second floor apartment which was clean and spacious. Worthwhile to do a big shopping at the large supermarket called Lidls they have a good selection and the fruit and veg is lovely and fresh. We were a bit concerned on how the weather was going to be. It was sunny but a bit cool until around noon and from noon till sun down lovely. The pool area at the resort is very nice - pools are very cold. We headed out of the resort every night as we found the bar area and reception to smell of stale smoke. Lots of nice restaurants although you have to watch out as some are very pricey especially for fish which I thought would be very cheap. We found a great little restaurant called Al Khazaz food was great and very reasonable and a glass of brandy or port was included in the price. The square is a great area to sit and relax and "people watch". Relatives joined us for a few days and they stayed at B&B called Dianamar they loved it there as it was really handy for everything and no hill to climb. It is owned by a swedish couple it would be worth it to check their website if you are not interested in having a place with a pool.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Pateo Village Apartments back in early August. We have left it this long to take time to reflect on our wonderful holiday.
Apartments clean,modern and spacious -wasn't aware of any break in's as per some of the comments mind you tend to keep to ourselves on holiday!However the first week there was a large group of roudy Welsh who had the whole of the ground floor who seemed to think they owned the complex and I think must have put their towels on sunbeds at the crack of dawn but never used them until the afternoon - left rubbish outside their apartments which is not good when little ones running around!!!
Facilities great, staff friendly enough. About a 20 min walk downhill into old town - taxi's cheap enough for journey back uphill! Great base for trips etc.
The Pateo Village Appartments are clean and roomy. we stayed in a first floor appartment. The location itself was surrounded by building work of new appartments. This did not cause to much noise but did nothing for the scenery. The small shop on sight is expensive, as is the bar. The evening entertainment is minimal. The appartments are situated on a very steep hill and a very long walk to beach and town. The bus available is expensive if like us you have a family (it did state in the brochure that bus service is free -its not). The day trips available through your reps can be purchased on the 'strip' for half the price. Swimming pools ok but cold. We purchased this holiday fairly cheap and got what we paid for. Alburfeia beaches are beautiful and the old town is worth a few visits. Local people are very friendly. The meals on the strip are not bad value for money - lovely chinese resturant there. Also good meal at Marie-Anns.
We had a great time @ the Pateo Village, there were quite a few of us, four apts altogether, & our Teenagers made loads of friends & we were able to let them go into either the Strip or Old Town on their own early evening & then we met up with them later as Taxi's were very cheap approx. 3 pounds. The Pool was a great size & indoor pool was fine not heated but did'nt need to be. No air con. but it cooled at night anyway so did'nt really miss it but could hire a fan if need be. Apts were a great size & good for cooking in at night or lunchtime as Balcony was as big as Lounge.
the complex was really nice rooms a lovely size.
no air conditioning so u need a fan. no air conditioning in bar either.
great for families as pool table, tennis courts 3 nice size pools 1 indoors not heated.
about 30 min walk into old town but a bus service is available.
fablous resteraunt down the hill and turn right but watch it closes early.
old town was very nice not a lot there for younger children mainly bars and resteraunts but a good selection.
prices same as home but the aparments have eveerything u need for a night in.
Pateo Village Hols
We had a lovely time at the Pateo Village. Our appartment was on the third floor and the patio doors opened out onto a roof terrace. Location was quiet and was 10/15 minutes walking distance from the old town of Albuferia. You could catch the hotel bus although we prefered a stroll in the evening, the hill took a while to get used to but the town is only a short taxi ride away. We didn't really sample the entertainment as the town was so nice and had so many restaurants.
All in all a great holiday and we would go back to the Pateo Village again...
We had no high expectations from this appartment complex as it was such a good price. The accomodation was of a very high standard, although there appeared to be a smell from the bathroom every afternoon. The children enjoyed the swimming pools and it was a very safe environment. As it was a family orientated complex there were many other children and so the kids and we enjoyed our stay. The facilities were ok, the pool table was not in good use and the mini cinema didn't appear to show any films. The entertainment in the evenings was particularly average. The staff were quite helpful and friendly. During the second week of our stay some of the other occupants had made complaint of concurrent thefts and the first choice representative was called as was the police.
Scared to Move
The apartments are a good size with a pleasent central outlook. They are situated on the outskirts of the resort which was ok for us, but bothered many others. The main issue we had was security. It was non existent. We had a drunk try to break in to our room on our second night. There were two breakins where the safety deposit boxes were looted and two attempted breakins when the occupants were in bed. About 20 families/parties complained to the incompetent first choice rep who's supervisor couldn't be bothered to come and speak to us all. In the end most people were carrying all their valuables with them and we as many others slept in the same room as our children in fear of a middle of the night break in.
Pateo Village apartments
Please bear in mind that as we arrived at Faro airport it started to rain and was proceded by 3 or 4 days out of our 7 day stay. We went the middle of October and were a week too late.Regarding the apartments:* They were very new and we benfitted from this * Nice comfortable accommodation * Good transfer time * A 20 minute walk down(and therefore back up) quite a steep hill to the old town (the quieter and more traditional) although a bus service is provided * 3pools all freezing * Nice jacuzzi * No kids entertainment * Expensive bar and shop * Surrounded by barking dogs that drive you mad at night