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Hi has anyone ever stayed in any of these? If so, any to avoid.... thanks 👍

Monica Isabel beach club

Alvor baia

Smart line club amarillis

Be live family palmerias village.

Having never been to Portugal before, I’m trying to find somewhere suitable for my 7 & 14 yr old. So if anyone has any advice I’d be so thankful.

Thank you

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Not all in albufeira so suggest you read the 100's of reviews for these places right here on trip advisor, - just search the town and property

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Sorry haven't stayed in any of theservice but last year I stayed at Adriana beach resort which was wonderful. Great for kids with lots of activities and all inclusive was brilliant. Walk to the beach (just lots of stops to get down but worth it) lived it so much going to book to go back October as a surprise for oyr 2 girls.

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None of these is in Olhos D'Agua andonly Monica Isabel is even in Albufeira.

I suggest you follow the advice above and search 'trip advisor reviews xxxxx' which will also give you a map showing where they are. If a beach is on the list of musts, Monica Isabel is just above one end of the main town beach in Albufeira.

If you are planning for this summer, don't delay. Many places are already full and you may get little choice or be paying very high prices for what is left.

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Not stayed at any of these but maybe have a look at Falésia Mar or Falésia Garden. If no available with tour operator book direct with 3HB.

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I'm looking at Falesia Mar anyone been? planning on going for 2 weeks so need plenty of decent restaurants

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Yes, I can fully recommend the Falésia Mar a few adhoc low key activities set up for mixed ages each day kids (and parents if you have a reluctant child or a sporty dad) such as golf, archery, water polo, water aerobics, yoga, football, pool dance, nature walk to the beach and some nights they have a reptile show etc etc. but no pressure to join in.

The breakfasts were lovely really substantial, massive choice, something for everyone and that view from the breakfast terrace is to die for.

Rooms big enough for families. No sunbed scramble if are you happy just to get a bed (which we were).

Lovely beach below steep walk back but plenty of benches to break up th walk if you need a rest.

Their were a few restaurants dotted about enough to eat a different one every night and some bars. But I think we needed to hone in on the restaurant recommendations of others.

The pool bar food at the hotel was lovely pricey but very good. We didn’t try the evening meal at the hotel.

A taxi to the old town isn’t that much if you want extremely hectic and lively (but ODA was just right and a nicer safer gentler pace for our family).

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williams4Preston, there are over forty restaurants and bars in Olhos, and quite a few more on the outskirts at either side. More than enough to keep you fed and watered for a fortnights visit. There is also something to suit every pocket, from set menus costing around 10 euros for three courses with a drink, to more expensive restaurants specialising in fresh fish or steak. We love Portuguese food, and there are plenty of restaurants serving traditional Fayre. You will also find a variety of other cuisines, including British, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Japanese/Thai, and Tapas.

Falesia Mar is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Olhos which is quite compact. Many of the restaurants and bars are within this area, with the furthest out being no more than fifteen to twenty minutes walk.

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Thanks so much. We stayed at Golden Beach in Albufeira last year which is part of the 3HB group and really loved the apartments, We are debating whether to go back there or try Falesia Mar. We have 2 children aged 12 and 14, we all love the beach more than the pool and love to eat out in the evenings. I'm always a little worried the beds in the lounge area aren't going to big enough as the children aren't small!

We visited the old town several times last year, day and evening and really liked it though very busy in the evening preferred it in the day time.

Thanks again

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Cooknoe, thanks very much think you may well have sold it to us! Sounds great thanks

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There are some lovely beaches in and around Olhos. Maria Luisa beach is the first as you come into the village, then there is the small town beach with the fishing boats moored alongside. There are rock pools to explore on the beach, and natural springs (hence the name which means ‘eyes of the water’) Next along is Baranco das Belharucas which is very close to Falesia Mar. This joins the beach at Falesia, which is one of the best beaches on the Algarve and which stretches all the way to Vilamoura. Several places to eat and drink on and around the beaches.

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