Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - Brand New Fully Equipped 1 Bedroom Air-Conditioned Apartment Close To Centre Of Alvor
About Pamela Kennedy
We are a married couple living near Glasgow in Scotland. We have one teenage son who has been enjoying holidays in Alvor since he was three when we first discovered the village. Since then we have introduced many friends and family members who all seem to fall in love with the place just like we did. Having rented private apartments for many years we finally decided to take the plunge and buy one for ourselves.
Pamela Kennedy purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Pamela Kennedy chose Alvor
We love Alvor and viewed many apartment complexes before we finally came across the new Albur Village development. We were immediately impressed with the quality of the property and the secure nature of the complex overall. Since the property has only recently been completed, it is in better condition than some of the complexes that have been around for a while and we love the modern look of the apartment. The location is also great - we didn't actually realise that the apartment is so close to the bars and restaurants and we enjoy the stroll down and back home in the evening.
What makes this Apartment unique
Having the best supermarket in the village around the corner from the apartment is really convenient and ideal for guests. Saves walking with heavy bags full of supplies or having to take the car and it is ideal if you need to stock up with replacement drinks or just fancy a delicious rotisserie chicken or freshly baked bread from the bakery.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A Super Apartment
A really lovely apartment and complex, very clean and modern , good security and contained everything you could need.
Pamela was great to deal with and responded promptly to any queries that we had. Alice the Property Manager was very pleasant and helpful during our stay.
I would not hesitate in recommending this apartment and will definitely be returning in the future.
Great location and apartment was superb with everything you could possibly want. Woukd definitely recommend booking and Pam made the whole process simple
Fantastic Apartment , near amenities
We were met by Alice who showed us around the apartment , there was everything there that we could have needed and extras that we didnt even know we might need. It is 10 mins walk to all the bars and restaurants and 15 mins to the beach. The stay was fantastic and really enjoyed the apartments and Alvor , highly recommended
Brilliant trip excellent property
Pamela kept in touch from start to finish. Alice met us exactly on time with a low key no fuss checkin any queries we had during the stay were dealt with in a matter of minutes (excellent) Would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting Alvor we will be back
Thanks Pam and Alice
Albur village stay June 19
Brilliant from start to finish, very well informed by owner and property manager. Would highly recommend.
ideal location, easy access to all amenties, restaurants, harbour and beach
Very clean, well equipped, large balcony. Perfect for self catering with Pingo Duce seconds from apartment
Special interest holidays:
Fishing trips and boat trips to the caves are available or you can even go out looking for some of the resident dolphins. For the really adventurous, you can now skydive from the airfield just outside Alvor – the views on the way down are supposed to be amazing!
There is a big waterpark nearby at Lagoa – called Slide & Splash it provides great fun for both the kids and the big kids whilst providing plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the sun. Zoomarine is also a fantastic venue for a day trip – includes various marine life shows, theme park rides and 4D cinema.
Within a short distance from the village you can have a try at quad biking, mountain biking, horse riding or gokarting at the new Autodromo Algarve motorbike track which hosts many big events.
The main beach in Alvor is just a short walk away from the apartment and is a long stretch of white sand with lots of sun loungers available for those looking to soak up the sun.
For the more active, there are several watersports companies where you can rent out a pedalo, paddleboard, kayaking, jet ski, kite surfing or ride on an inflatable banana.
The impressive boardwalk stretches for miles across some of the fascinating wildlife habitats at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.
Western Algarve is serviced by Faro International Airport. Car hire is relatively low cost and easy to arrange. Transfer time from the Airport is approx 50 mins, using the A22 toll road. Transfer can be arranged.
If you want to explore further out from the village then you can venture to the historic town of Lagos to the West or Portimao to the East. The new Aqua centre at Portimao offers the chance of some retail therapy for those who feel the need. Both can be reached by bus, taxi or by rental car or you could take a boat trip from the riverfront straight over to Lagos!
Alvor is an ideal resort for couples & families and has everything that you need for a relaxing holiday. It has grown substantially since tourists started arriving in the 1960’s but the village has managed to remain unspoilt and the village still retains its own charm. The tight cobbled streets remain with the many bars and restaurants settled between the traditional old houses.
There are lots of things to do or you can just relax and enjoy the fantastic climate.
Within the village itself there is an amazing variety of fantastic restaurants which cater for all tastes and budgets – traditional Portuguese, harbour-front fish restaurants, Italian, Indian, Chinese. There are equally as many bars to choose from, including several Irish bars. Many of the bars will show the major sporting events live and you also have your choice of live entertainment.
The riverfront has undergone a significant transformation over the past few years and now provides a wonderful place to watch the sunset over the estuary. To make it even better you can now relax at one of the bars which will serve you a cocktail, a beer or a jug of sangria to make the moment even more special.
Alvor really is a fantastic base for the keen golf traveller. Within 20 minutes of the village you will find an amazing choice of courses which can satisfy all standards of golfer. The following are just a small selection:
Alto Golf – taken over a few years ago by the Pestana group, the standard at Alto has improved dramatically and it now provides a great challenge including a 600 meter par 5.
Penina – located around the Meridien hotel complex, Penina is widely regarded as the home of Portuguese golf as it was here that Henry Cotton designed the first course in the Algarve. Also includes an Academy course and fantastic practice facilities.
Palmares – recently remodelled by Robert Trent Jones, Palmares now includes three loops of 9 holes which all offer a different challenge in a breathtaking environment.
Morgado – offering two courses which provide very different challenges, Morgado offers a chance to get away from the coast and visit the hills just above Alvor.