Tropical Sol, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★
A pleasant and well-managed self-catering establishment with limited communal areas.
A quality feel prevails throughout the grounds and lobby areas and many of the ground floor terraces feature large comfortable wicker sun-loungers.
The large pool are ample garden space compensates for the relatively long hike to the beach.
A smart and relatively swish looking modern building of interconnecting blocks with gently arched and yellow railed recessed balconies, with large garden like terraces at the ground floor level. The main glass fronted entrance is approached along a wide path from the street.
Property type: Apartments
Built Year: 1986
A smart and welcoming, marble clad, lobby has an inviting reception area with a host of tourist information to one side. A comfortable and rather intimate bar and snack bar also provides service to the pool area.
The calm and relaxing grounds are adequate in size for the number of apartments on offer. The sunbathing area is in sections with an adequate supply of sun-loungers throughout the paving.
Terraced lawns add to the cheerful ambience and there is some natural shade from the trees and shrubs. There is a little traffic noise in the background but nothing to intrude.
Area Type: Located 2.5km to the NE of the resort’s old town area, on a relatively quiet street, 200m from the famous ‘strip’. There are plenty of other holiday properties in the area, most of which are of a lower category. The resorts abundance of amenities start from 100m away, at the end of the road with car hire offices, shops, bars and restaurants all around. Bus stop 180m.
Nearest beach: 1km (Oura)
180m to Bus
Map Ref: 37
- Main Bar
- Rectangular (29 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (10 yds)
- Public facilities
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)