We stayed at villa pinecliffs during the period 11th May 2013 - 18th May 2013. There were 12 of us in total, including three children. The trip was arranged for a member of the parties 60th birthday and group ranged in age from 62 - 2.
We got a transfer to the villa by using SUL travel! SUL were recommended by Cosmic villas. It took about 35mins to get to the Villa from Faro. SUL travel were waiting for us at the airport and were prompt for return pick up - would thoroughly recommend. A return trip, which needed two taxis cost 150 euros,
The Villa is situated in a very quiet cul-de-sac but is only a 5 min walk to the local shops and bars! It is only 8 euros for a taxi into Albufeira with taxi rank 5 mins from Villa! The local supermarkets are expensive for branded products and bread, however beer and wine very cheap. Could get a bottle of decent red wine for approx 2 euros. Meat and cheese were much cheaper from the deli counter than the pre-packaged produce. There is an intermarche nearby, which I believe is a lot cheaper - this is about 4 euros in a taxi,
The Villa has 6 rooms all of which are relatively large and clean. There were 3 on-suites which were all of good standard. There was also a shared bathroom on the top floor and a downstairs toilet,
The Pool is very nice except the shallow area is quite small! Loads of seats alongside the Pool! The only downside was that the table tennis table and Pool table were unusable and need attention. The main bin was emptied regularly throughout the week and the pool water level well maintained.
All in all a very enjoyable stay and would definately return.
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The photos of the property are a bit out of date. It is not quite as luxurious but is still of a good standard. The pool area had plenty of sun beds and the pool was well maintained. What really makes this property is the location. It is so lovely and quiet but just around the corner are bars, restaurants and the Sheraton resort. You are about 100m from a supermarket, which is open all week. Opposite the supermarket is the taxi rank which always seems to have cars waiting. Villamoura is about E13 and Albufeira is about E10. The beach is about 5-10 mins walk with a bit of a slope and a fair few steps.
The manager of this property was extremely helpful throughout and there is a local chap on hand should you have any issues.
I would certainly return.
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