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“Fantastic friendly family holiday at the Alfagar II”

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Alfagar II Aparthotel
Ranked #10 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Returned yesterday and felt compelled for the first time ever to write a review! After reading lots of reviews about the Alfagar we were expecting a good hotel and a great holiday but our expectations were exceeded. This is the cleanest and most welcoming hotel we've ever stayed in. The room we had was very large and well equipped. We had an enormous balcony with 3 sets of patio doors, table with 4 chairs and 2 sun loungers, and being on the 4th floor we had a sumptuous sea view and of the pool area and astro pitch.
The food was always of a good standard and pretty varied, always replenished by the hard working friendly staff. Lots of choice of meats, veg and fantastic fruit (not just chicken nuggets and pizza as some numpties have whinged!). The waitresses and bar staff were always pleasant and were brilliant with our 5yr old daughter, esp Isabella and Joao.
The pools are fantastic for all ages and the indoor one is pleasant if you fancy warmer water.
The kids club is brilliant and was the only distraction our daughter would leave the pool for, the girls Lauren, Sarah and Kelly made sure they had loads of fun and the party nights were good value at €5.
The beach is a 5 min walk away but there are lots of steps to negotiate, however it is well worth the effort.
We went all inc and will definately return next year even though the hotel wont be doing all inc again.

Room Tip: choose 3rd floor or higher for sea views
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Stayed here with my husband & 2 teenage children in the beginning of October. The hotel generally cannot be faulted. Accommodation was great. Pools and pool bar excellent. Paid extra for sea view. Great if you had binoculars! Now the food.. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. Lunch, ok. Dinner was awful. Very little choice, struggled to put a meal together. Most of staff not that friendly with the exception of Ricardo in the Red Bar, who went out of his way every day to make everyone feel welcome expecially my daughter Mollie who thought he was great. She has now even named her new pet lizard after him!! Local beach 2 minute walk and beautiful. Needs to be more shops close by as the one on site is very expensive and again limited choice. Self catering next year will be a very expensive option. If it was staying all inclusive and the food improved we would return.

Room Tip: Sea view charges not worth the extra
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for the third week in September and we will be going back, hopefully, next year for two weeks. The apartments were spotless and the maids were polite and friendly. We usually ate lunch in the bar, the food was lovely and the prices were good. The staff are in a complete league of their own, they are the most accommodating, friendly, nicest hotel and bar staff I have ever come across! The beach is two minutes away and it costs around 5euro to get into the strip by taxi. The night entertainment bt the complex is a bit of crack! Perfect holiday, perfect location, perfect apartments and perfect staff!

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Loved this hotel so much nothing to fault.
Cleanliness was tip top staff were very friendly and helpfull.
Great for kids i traveled with a 15month so was to young for 'kids club' but there's so much else to do. Beaches are very close. Food is great for adults and kids. Shame its turning self catering next year other wise i would be going back!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

A very clean and spacious apartment with all you could wish for.Including iron and board.
The whole complex is very clean and the staff are more than willing to help .Riccardo in the main bar and Carlos in the resturant are very good at ther jobs and are allways very friendly and helpfull' The pools are very clean as is the pool bar area.The kids pool is very good not to deep with slides for the children and a life guard in attendace all day.The food is ok with a different theme every evening. Only one thing that let it down was the entertainment which was not that good but you cant have everything . A shame it ill not be all inclusive next year as we would have no hesitation in going back next year.

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Additional Information about Alfagar II Aparthotel

Address: Santa Eulalia - Balaia | Apartado 866, Albufeira 8200-912, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#8 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#9 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: €38 - €227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alfagar II Aparthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alfagar II Aparthotel has an unbeatable location overlooking the sea. Together with the Alfagar village, set in a beautiful 11 ha property of gardens and cliff formations (a protected area of natural beauty), with spectacular views along the coastline. Situated in the center of the Algarve, in Balaia area just between the villages of Albufeira and Olhos de Água. Composed of 90 modern, comfortable apartments in a modern 5-storey building. Alfagar II Aparthotel is ideal for families, with his wide range of facilities, such as a children’s pool with slides and splash area, and for all those seeking a quality holiday in a quiet setting, while remaining within easy reach of shops and lively night entertainment ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alfagar Ii Aparthotel Hotel Albufeira
Alfagar II Aparthotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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