Ponta Grande Resort, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★
A pleasant, off centre self-catering option with a smart and amenable restaurant facility on site. Life at the property focuses very much on the pool, the size of which compensates for the distance from the sea.
There is a private residents’ club on site for apartment owners. attracts fairly discerning guests who prefer a calm and tranquil base away from the hubbub of the central areas.
A modern and rather plain looking complex of 2-storey cream coloured apartment blocks with white metal railed balconies and terraces. The main building has an attractive canopied entrance and a driveway connects the accommodation areas.
Property type: Apartments
Built Year: 1998
Exterior: Low-rise Blocks
The smart and well presented interior is pleasing to the eye and features many traditional Portuguese styles in the decor and furnishings.
The attractive lobby area is in grey and green and has a small, welcoming reception desk. The simple restaurant facility has polished wood furnishings and partitioning, which is moved according to the number of guests on site.
The pool is larger than one would expect for the number of guests accommodated and the surround is protected by a balustrade and hedge and there is a mini golf area.
A small kiosk-like bar has white plastic furnishings and the patches of lawn and accommodation blocks are connected by typical Portuguese paving.
Area Type: Located 2km to the W of the old town area, on the inland side of the main coast road in a rather barren but fast developing area near the hamlet of Sesmarias. There is a small local shop 400m along the road and a courtesy bus operates between the property and the central area. There are a couple of other accommodation options in the same area but little in the way of tourist amenities or attractions.
Nearest beach: 1km (Coelho)
Map Ref: 12
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Freeform (27 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (5 yds)
- Public facilities
- Indoor games
- Tennis courts
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)