Apartment in Alto Golf and Country Club, Alvor, Algarve, Portugal - Perfect Location, Walking Distance To Bars And Restaurants And 10 Minute Walk To Beach
About Sam Clouter
We are an English family who have been holidaying at Alto Club in Portugal for the last 20 years. Our apartment is home from home and fulfils our dream to own a property in a beautiful, secure, family resort where we can spend our holidays with our children year after year.
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Lovely apartment, well located for shops and beach.
This was our second year for this condo at this location. We loved it last year and this year was just as impressive.
The building is comprised of four units and on our visit, they were all being utilized, yet the building was very quiet.
As a matter of fact, we commented about how quiet the whole Alto Compound was, at all times.
Our unit is a large two bedroom, two bathroom condo, actually much more space than the two of us needed.
Although we always rent a car, technically, you could get away without one as the condo is within walking distance of almost everything you need, including, restaurants, drug store and grocery store to name a few.
We did go to he pool area once this year and it is quite large with more than enough lounges. Once again, when we were there, it was quiet.
Because we stayed for 3 weeks this year, we ate in a bit more. The condo has a fully functional kitchen and a large eating area in the dining area and another large area outside.
The condo also offers lounges on the beach to the Alto members, this area is marked by different colour lounges, and only once when we went there were they all being utilized. If none are available, there was a fee of 15 euro to rent chairs. They do a good job of keeping this area available for only the Alto clients
We did golf twice when we were there, and Alto members receive a discount at certain golf courses. There is also a local shop within walking distance that rents golf clubs at a reasonable cost.
We have definitely fallen in love with Portugal and it's people and have been very lucky to have found this condo for rent on Home Away.
If all things fall into place, we will definitely be back next year.
Has it all
We landed in Lisbon and rented a car at the airport and drove directly to Alvor, about 285 km. Easy drive and roads were well marked.
The condo has a perfect location. Walking distance to everything. The condo is one of 4 units in a building. When we were there, only one other unit was being used so it was very quiet. The condo is located within the grounds of the Alto Club. The grounds are absolutely immaculate and beautiful. There is a restaurant on site which we only went to once, but wished we had gone more often. They give a 10% discount to Alto residences as well.
The condo itself was lovely and more than the two of needed. Two bedroom and two bathroom with a large well equipped kitchen. There is a large balcony with a full size table and chairs. Would be great for large groups. The balcony received the setting sun and it would have been nice to be able to sit out and read or have a drink,, but the only thing lacking in this unit was a couple of comfortable chairs on the balcony. There were two lounges there, but were not in the best shape.
The showers had great water pressure and lots of hot water.
The unit comes with two lounges on the beach which is included in the prices, which was a bonus for us as we are beach people.
We loved staying in this unit, it met all of our expectations and then some.
Will definitely be looking to return next year!
Excellent apartment on great complex
Had another great stay in Alvor and this time stayed in Alto Club. Our apartment was absolutely lovely - very spacious and comfortable - especially the king size beds - with everything you could possibly need provided. The complex is fabulous and very well kept with two great pools, gym and tennis courts and a nice restaurant and snack bar and only ten minute walk to either town centre/harbour or beach - I would highly recommend it - thanks to Sam the owner for a lovely stay. Would certainly go back!
Nearest airport is Faro, just 45 minute transfer time.