Written on: 18/10/2011
My wife and I just spent a wonderful week at the alfagar Village in an Ocean View apartment Oct 9-17 during the end of the local season . It was amazing period. Waking up to the lapping ocean waves along the coast was therapy in itself. Being able to cook our own meals was great (the real supermarket is only about 1 mile walk from the village so no need to spend 20-40% more in the tiny market in the village). There are a number of pools both for little kids and grown ups so you don't... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008 by Paul Grainger (1 review written)
The site and apartments are very clean and well maintained and the staff very friendly.
I thoroughly recommend the Alfagar to anyone with children. There is a kids club on site run by Thomas Cook and there are three swimming pools to help keep them amused. (as well as the big kids like me of course) The supermarket on-site is overpriced in my opinion and I thought the entertainment at night was a little tacky to say the least. (But it was amusing as well from time to time) There was some... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2007 by EDDIE MILLAR (1 review written)
We have stayed at the Alfagar Apartment Complex several times within the past 2/3 years. The pool area's were first class, staff very friendly and food good.
Bathroom in our apt. had no ventilation. What they had was a small drain top stuck to the side of the bath! Not very child friendly i.e. pathway to beach had a sheer drop of 70/80 ft. No safety rails of any sort. People with small children must have had a nightmare every time they used this pathway or seen their children near it. Not... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2007 by sheilapea
Could do with having a small welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk and sugar for people who arrive after shop has closed and do not want to go to the bar. Cleaners were very efficient and thorough.
Enjoyed the entertainment. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2006 by katybowling
It was OK, and I will be going back just because of the location of it, but other than that nothing really appealed to me. The rooms were dirty, and the entertainment was the worst thing I have ever heard. I heard the entertainer at the Alfagar Apartment Complex in Albufeira on the Saturday, and he was shouting at a member of the audience for singing along, exclaiming "do you mind not singing along, tonight is for me. Karaoke is tomorrow night". (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2006 by sarah (13 reviews written)
The Alfagar Apartment Complex in Albufeira has great facilities, including tennis courts and a football pitch. Delightful surroundings, and not far from the Strip, which is a lively night time street filled with bars and restaurants, and of course lots of souvenir shops and people.
Our holiday was blissful, and I would most certainly go back. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2005 by tracey d hall
After reading all the reports on here, we were worried what Alfagar Apartment Complex would be like, but we had a great time. Entertainment every night. Very much a family place, but with 3 swimming pools, ideal to keep children entertained. Games room also kept the children entertained, along with the nighly entertainment. Food ok, but we usually went into the town to experience local cuisine in the evening. A few cockroaches (which I'm terrified of!), but only after we had a day of... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2004 by nickiblake
Just as the photos show Alfagar Apartment Complex is clean and spacious. Place is kept well maintained, we had a fault with our fan, patio door and deposit box but all were sorted out straight away. Staff are very friendly.
Entertainment was fine but the crowd did not join in that much, some were sat there like cardboard cut outs!
Nice and peaceful at night
Food was fine, but not much of a choice if you are wanting to try local dishes.
Walk to town is a bit much but the taxi was... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2004 by J T (1 review written)
I Would have had an excellent holiday at Alfagar Apartment Complex, apart from the work going out directly underneath our apartment, staff couldn't even be bothered to apologise, despite 3 complaint letters (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2004 by it00ir
Overall I had a good time, but Alfagar Apartment Complex lacked a certain sense of an atmosphere. The place wasn't 'buzzing' at night but then again I am young and I was expecting some fun. (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2004 by bigtuna (1 review written)
Upon arrival at Alfagar Apartment Complex our room was not ready, a walk around the complex proved the main pool area which convinced us to buy this holiday; was a Construction site with serious renovations taking place and the building of a pool complex building, our room furniture was like sitting on concrete, a faulty cooker knob led to my wife burning her hand, the only pool in use was ice cold (to be expected at Easter) there was a boarded up pool bar not in use next to the pool in use,... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2004 by DAWN SLATER (1 review written)
WORST HOLIDAY WE HAVE EVER HAD - WHOLE FAMILY HAD TO GO TO HOSPITAL DUE TO SWIMMING POOL'S HYGENE.
- RESTURANT STAFF MOODY AND UNFRIENDLY, STAFF IGNORED CHILDREN TRYING TO BUY ICE-CREAMS OR DRINKS. SUPERMARKET ON SITE VERY VERY EXPENSIVE WITH PHOTO-COPIED NEWSPAPERS. (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2003 by well satisfied (1 review written)
Our Algarve holiday was based on 'on arrival'. As this can be tricky at the best of times we were delighted to see Alfagar Apartments we were allocated. The apartment was just terrific as was the service of the staff and not to mention the great craic we had in the bar. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Alfagar to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2003 by Discodiva246 (1 review written)
This holiday in Albufeira was the best holiday that i have ever had. it was made better by the friendliness of all od the staff at the Alfagar Apartments and there was always stuff to do. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2003 by Mark Mathews (1 review written)
The Alfagar Apartments complex had a pleasant exterior, set adjacent to cliff edge with plenty of well looked after soft landscaping including pine trees and cobbled paths.
Staff were very friendly and chatty, and were always there to help.
There are 3 pools on site. One is a childrens pool, the other two are large with plenty of sun lounger space. The pool next to the cliff path is especially pleasant.
There was plenty of options on the resturant and bar food menus and the onsite shop... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2003 by Bonita (1 review written)
Alfagar apartments don't cater for childrens evening entertainment and not really for adults entertainment except for Karaoke at the weekend O.K if your into that sort of thing.
The strip which is where the nearest night life is based is a jazzed up Blackpool.
Once you had been into one shop you've been to all.
The food wasn't very interesting and the same food sold everywhere.
Having said all this I did enjoy my holiday because it was a break and the sun shone all day.
I wouldn't... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2003 by tara place.
Albufeira is a great resort, perfect for adults or kids. Alfagar Apartments look good and has lots of space. There is a carpark. steps may be to steep for OAPs. Good service. Well kept. maybe to far from city centre but you can hire a car. friendly service and good food and drink. Defently good for a game of tennis. oh, and ice-creams are cheaper in the on site minimart than in the bar, and the marts an extra 2 mins away? stupid but it saves you money (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2003 by nikki.
The Alfagar is a must for anyone looking for a great time. Great for the young or old looking for relaxation, fun and even a summer romance!
I've come away with very fond memories and lasting friendships! (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2003 by jaytee.
lovely apartments, nice setting, great beach, good bar, good shop, very clean.
Whole area very nice - car rental very reasonable - some lovely towns nearby to visit - Faro Tavira Silvres Lagos (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2003 by Sarah.
I really enjoyed this Algarve holiday-probably the best i have been on! Weather was great at Albufeira and so was the surrounding area. Good entertainment nearby too! (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2003 by Sara Clifton.
Overall I found this holiday at Albufeira to be one of the worst I have had to endure, this unpleasant experience was made worse by the unfriendly and unhelpful staff. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2002 by karen.
Have just returned from a last minute allocation on arrival to the "Alfagar", overall we were very pleased with the apartments, the weather was very warm, the pools were very cold!! The grounds are immaculate and every where that we went we found it to be very clean. We would be more than happy to go back to the Algarve and to stay at the "Alfagar". Would recommend getting a taxi into Albufeira as opposed to the bus as it drops you on the edge of town which can be a bit scary in the dark!... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2002 by Chris.
The Alfagar apartments in Albufeira on th Algarve was a gem of a find - we booked our stay on a whim without checking it out first - we were delighted with the outcome and would even go as far as to say that it was one of the best holidays we've had. We plan to return asap.
Some others who have reviewed the Alfagar have knocked the food. True, it is not as cheap as other resort restaurants, and the choice is quite limited, but prices are, I think, fair for a hotel in the region and the menu... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2002 by Tricia.
We have just returned from our summer holiday in the Alfagar Apartments, Albufeira We had a super time. The whole family, young, old, male and female. We would go back given half the chance. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2002 by DELBOY.
ALL IN ALL, WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE ALFAGAR APARTMENTS IN ALBUFEIRA ON THE ALGARVE - SUPERB WEATHER A RETURNED BACK HOME REFRESHED. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2002 by Bill & Fran.
Well.......I guess if you take a wrong turn when leaving some of the most expensive hotels in the world, you're going to see the less salubrious side of any area aren't you?
We've been to the Alfagar Apartments at Albufeira on the Algarve 5-6 times now, having given other countries a chance, why would we ever go back if it was so bad? We wouldnt...go figure :)
(We're off there again 21st of April, see you there maybe) (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2002 by Naomi The Body Thompson.
The Alfagar is absolutley beautiful and I would recommend it to lots of people. It is however, more suited to the older generation rather than 2 girls looking to party party party!!!!
It is away from the main town enough to enjoy a peaceful break but only a cheap taxi fare away from a night on the town. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2002 by rainee.
Alfagar staff friendly and helpful. Apartments built in lovley grounds with some lovley views. Food was boring and plain and sometimes quite expensive. Would return but only in the summer months. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2000 by Paul Nadin.
The Algarve is like a dump with beautiful hotel grounds here and there. Some great aqua parks and other entertaining trips out are available. The apartments are 20 mins walk from the centre so you will need taxis when its hot. Apartments are on a cliff so there is quite a climb coming back from the beach. (read more)
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