Stella Maris Hotel Apartments
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... learned everything he knows today on his own with some time spent shadowing other chefs. I then began to ask a couple questions related to culinary appropriation. -I asked him what he thought was the biggest influence from Africans/Afro-Europeans. His reply was that they had a large impact on spices and how things are seasoned. -I asked him if that influence came from from the past or present interactions. His ...
... s all before you've ordered! (You get charged for anything and everything you eat, though). For entree Tom ordered seabass and I ordered curry chicken, all of which were delicious! Cole was the epitome of a happy child, and loved everything we fed him. We also ordered chocolate cake for dessert, and the owner gave each of us a free glass of port. It was the perfect end to a perfect day. ...
... 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 ...
... the corner of my I spot a creature like a giant rat coming straight for my chicken! I instinctively grab my guitar and use it to ward off the attacker.
No it's not a rat--it's a racoon! And he will not take no for an answer. As much as I think raccoons are cool, I'm not sharing my chicken. Thankfully the owner of the pet raccoon finally comes to my rescue.
So my guitar has saved me from being attacked by dogs, monkeys, and now... a ...
Day 176 2 hrs, 6.0 kms On down the road, I find myself walking along a busy highway lined with water parks and touristy stuff--so when I spot another village off to the side on a hilltop, I eager to check it out. Here I wander in the dusk through the tranquil cobblestone streets, and pause for a concert sitting on a wall, overlooking the village, open fields and the sun setting beyond, with a charming little whitewashed church behind ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stella Maris Hotel Apartments Albufeira
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday the Stella Maris is the place for you! The hotel deserves its four star rating as it is beautiful. The hotel was spotlessly clean & the staff very friendly. On arrival we could not believe the size of our room & balcony they were huge!
Wir buchten sehr spät über first choice.co.uk und kamen im Stella Maris unter. Dieses Hotel ist das beste, in dem ich jemals war.
Unsere Unterkunft wurde uns erst bei Anreise offenbart, und wir waren so froh, dass wir hier gelandet sind.
Das Zimmer, das Personal, die Bar, der Pool und die lokalen Zusatzleistungen waren super.
we booked a late deal on first choice.co.uk and ended up at the stella maris. this is the best hotel i've stayed in.
we had allocation on arrival and were so glad to be placed here.
the room, staff, bar, pool and local ammenities were great.
We booked this as a last-minute replacement to a rejected reservation elsewhere, and I'm really glad we were bumped from the first one!
Booked a short break (four days) in Portugal just to remind myself what the sun felt like. Chose Stella Martis Aparthotel due to pictures seen on the internet. I was not disappointed at all. The hotel is spotless. The cleanliness is fantastic. Cleaners came in every day and left the room looking fresh. Balcony lovely. Booked on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast was nice but it got a little boring having same everyday and it helped me realise that I am not an All Inclusive type of person. Staff are helpful when required but otherwise unobtrusive. About 800 metres from the beach and on the way you pass a little bar called Neptuno which does the most fantastic grilled chicken salad going. Local beer is 1 euro and beers like Heineken/Carlsbert 2.50 euros. Not an expensive night out. Went into Albufeira which is very touristy and saw the Old Town. Good bar called Bank which has live music at times and another bar/eatery called Buddies. I would recommend this hotel and area to anyway.
We had originally booked a 7 day stay at the Balaia Atlantico through Hotelopia but they overbooked (I assume) and sent us over to the Stella Maris for the first 2 nights of our stay. This was a bit of a bother as we were travellng with a 2-year-old and wanted to minimise packing/unpacking. Still, the Stella was lovely, nicely furnished and nicely landscaped. We didn't try the pool and only used the restaurant once for breakfast.
We have just stayed in a studio for a week and found the place very clean, linen and towels changed frequently without asking.
Well equipped and great value for money
Several restaurants within easy walking distance and well stocked supermarkets should you want to cook and eat in
For breakfast we usually had fresh coffee and marvellous patisseries from the cafe 200m up the road
We have just come back from a week's stay at the Stella Maris, which was very enjoyable and relaxing. Having read the only review before going and reading it again after returning, I find it a little harsh. Perhaps their experience was because it was newly opened, but we found it a different place.
a very good choice, great value for money.
close to a fabulous beach,
access to nightife and more varied restaurants requires a short taxi journey.