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“Lovely Olhos”
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Francphile
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17 reviews
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“Lovely Olhos”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This was our second time in the apartment, and it was just as good as the first. The complex is really well kept, and the pool is ideal for a dip. The apartment has everything you need and more, although we never worked out how to get any other tv channels than Portuguese!

Location is excellent, plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance , and the beautiful beach just a little further.
Joy was very easy to deal with, always very quick to respond to emails. Super place for a break

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Having to lower the shutters at nightt
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sarah1907...
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Could not have asked for better”
Reviewed 10 May 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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My friend and I stayed at Monte da Balaia last year and as I was searching to check availability so that I could return I thought I would leave a review.

Firstly Joy (the owner) is so very helpful and friendly, I had many a good chat with Joy regarding the apartment and our stay both before and after the holiday. Joy arranged transfers for us who picked us up from the airport and returned us on time.

A lovely gentleman and his wife looked after the property and their numbers were given to us by Joy so we knew we had a contact who was over there in case anything went wrong...we never had to call as everything was great.

The apartment is well equipped and maintained and is in walking distance of the beach, supermarket and the town which was ideal. The beach is very nice and although the sun beds are expensive and unattainable as they are mostly the hotels we just used our towels on the sand and I have to say it was a much nicer, more relaxed experience than the early morning sun bed rush. We could have used the pool also but I prefer the beach, however it was nice to have the choice.

Thanks Joy, almost a year on I still have such fond memories.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The facilities and secureness of the property. The apartment itself had everything we needed.
Liked least: I knew the area well so knew how to find the beach and supermarkets. I am not sure travellers new to the area would know initially how to find it, however I am sure they can be easily directed.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2012 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: Everything!!!
Travelling group: With Friends
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oleanis
Seynod, France
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
Merci pour cette belle critique. Je suis vraiment ravi que vous ayez aimé l'appartement et apprécié votre séjour. Je ne savais pas que le lavage avait des fuites, mais je vais suivre cela. Je t'en prie, reviens vite! Cordialement, joie
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