Stella Maris Hotel Apartments
Travel Blogs from Albufeira
... 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 ...
... was coming down with a good dose of the flu we took the opportunity to rest! We found our hostel in a great location, only a block or two from the water and also main part of town, we had small trunks in our rooms to lock our belongings and a small verandah overlooking the water.
We took some time in the afternoon to stroll around Lagos and found a cafe recommended in the Lonely Planet guide for juices ...
... 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.
... out. I have never laughed so hard!! His outfit was very impressive, with details all over, but his accent was hilarious. He closed his eyes and was really crooning. Most of the time we couldn't understand him but his strong emotions always came through. The venue was too small for his performance. As Glyn put it, "His charisma was spilling out into the streets."
We laughed so hard we cried. At the end we each tipped Elvis ...
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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.