Just returned and the must say the place was great. Nice location for us as not in the noisy centre of anywhere but not too far from main bits. Around 5euro in taxi to new town and 7 to old town.
We were self catering, and glad of it. We ate on evening in the hotel and it wasnt great, no where near as much variety as I have experienced in other all inclusive places.
As self catering we were given a charge card to add drinks and snacks to the bill, which is very usefull. Surprised to see that lots of stuff wasnt included in AI like normal ice creams and slush so we found lots of people were AI and paying anyway??
The slide pool is good, our 3 year old loved it. He wasnt big enough for the big blue slide but the smaller orange slide he loved, even if he did find a novel way of getting to the bottom (its not slippy enough so half way down he ended up pushing himself to the end)
The reps are great, lots of fun and the the trips didnt seem over priced either.
The kids club was ok although our 3 year old didnt seem old enough to join in with some things and there was no way he was going to a kids club chocolate night at 9pm ??
The evening entertainment is very well produced and almost profesional acting and shows every night. My 3 year old wanted to dance tho and the disco finished early and he got a bit board of the shows so ended up in the play area which is very good too.
The hotel charges 50c to call a cab. Your mobile may be cheaper and also quicker. Get a service number and make sure nobody else nicks the cab. Get a number from a cab firm in the the town.
Trips are ok and no more expensive than local tourist info shops etc.
For a nice meal go in to old town and enjoy the street theartre. The clown who makes balloon models became my sons close friend and made his holiday memorable. The mime artist is very funny and made us all laugh and look out for kitty who appears on the corner later on.
For an english meal go to coconuts 2 in new town. Really nice english/irish bar and they have everything from weetabix and english sausage to chip butty and meals etc.
In the evening, if you have young kids who need to be worn out, go to coconuts 1 bar which is near coconuts 2 and is own by same people. A great night with shrek and fiona making an appearance for over and hour (they must have got very hot in their costumes) and they made sure that everyone was involved from my 3year old up to young teens and even mums and dads. They made sure my 3 year old who could do some of the games, actually got a go and helped him with it. Great night.
If you havent done it before - swim with dolphins, its great.
Check the beds, my son always woke up itchy but we were fine
All in all a good holiday for us
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- Alto Da Colina Aparthotel Hotel Albufeira
- Alto Da Colina Aparthotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
- Club Alto Da Colina
- Alto Colina