Alto da Colina, Albufeira Portugal
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A vast complex in two distinct sections, currently operated by a UK Tour operator as the Holiday Village Algarve.
Attracts mostly British families seeking a self contained resort style property with plenty of pool space, organised activities and the opportunity for all-inclusive board arrangements.
A happy atmosphere prevails throughout the property although the majority of organised activities take place at the upper level.
Two smart well maintained blocks, one of which is rectangular and the other L-shaped. A steep walkway of steps and adjacent slopes links the two properties or guests may take the external footpath and roadway. The smart and pristine appearance is encourages by the wide airy balconies and the polished glass panels of the ground floors. Both buildings have their own main entrance.
Property type: Aparthotel
Built Year: 2005
The lower level building has a simple wood panelled reception desk, a smart well furnished restaurant with a sizeable bar that serves the pool area.
The upper level is slightly less formal, with a busy wide reception area, a massive bar with an entertainment area and a colourful family orientated restaurant with a massive terrace overlooking the pool. A shop is located in the lower of the two buildings and there is a children’s play club at the upper level.
The lower level pool area is calm and relaxing although there can be occasional rumble from the main road. The upper grounds are a hive of activity with plenty of organised games for guests of every age.
The vast pool surrounds accommodate a plentiful supply of sun-loungers and parasols although by the end of the afternoon all looks rather cluttered.
Piped music seems impossible to avoid and those wishing to escape the hubbub of the family orientated activities usually make for the grounds of the lower level property.
Area Type: On a rather steep slope on the inland side of the main coast road in the suburb of Balaia, to the E of the resort centre. There are other smaller holiday properties in the immediate vicinity and a small selection of shops and snack outlets from 250m away. Bus stop outside for transfer to the resort centre and old town areas.
Nearest beach: 600m (Maria Luisa)
outside to Bus
Map Ref: 64
- All Inclusive
- All inclusive available
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Freeform (22 yds)
- Freeform (48 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (12 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- TV (English language)