Club Albufeira Self Catering Holiday Rental License Number 78119/AL
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About Ted Ellis
A great Grandfather and happily married for 55 years. Now retired.
Why Ted Ellis chose Alpouvar
South facing for all day sunshine and situated in a quiet yet central location on the resort. Full HD TV receiving all international channels,including full SKY and all BBC/ITV channels.
What makes this Apartment unique
Open view for privacy and quiet and central location on the resort.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Every aspect covered
A lovely clean appartment with everything you needed for a perfect stay . A fully equipped kitchen even to beach towels if you needed.
From the moment of booking with initial correspondence with the owner to them being looked after by Eileen, every aspect of our stay was catered for even the weather. Thank you Ted and Eileen
We are a family of five including two girls (17,15) and a lad of 14 and have just returned from our two week stay at Ted's place.All i can say is if you want an apartment in a great location in the complex (as its central to all the amenities), that is well equipped,comfy beds, good wifi and space then book Ted's place! We had a great time staying there,thanks Ted and Eileen.
Michael and family.
Have just returned from a week staying in this wonderful apartment.Thank you Ted it really was a lovely home from home for our group of 5 females. Very clean and well equipped . The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable Also many thanks to Eileen who organised our taxi from and to the airport and for the welcome pack which was much appreciated.
The site was reasonably quiet but I expect mid season it would be busy. We only used 2 of the 4 swimming pools but they all looked amazing and all within a few minutes walk from the apartment. The Casa Azul restaurant (the blue house at the top of the hill) served wonderful food and also had some live entertainment . The restaurant A Pergola did nice simple meals and snacks. The on site shop was reasonably stocked.
I would recommend this apartment and would love to return.
Thank you Julie for your five star review of my apartment and the Club Albufeira holiday resort.So glad that you enjoyed your holiday.We do our best and you will be most welcome to book again.
Perfect apartment, lovely resort, great restaurants
Just like to thank Ted and Eileen for the lovely stay. I took my sister and her 6 yr old my children 16 & 19 and my 78 yr old mum. who by the way had no problem with the steps. The apartment was clean tidy and spacious even with 6 of us. Loads of bedding and towels. The kitchen was well equipped with utensils if you wanted to cook - we didn't, found it was easier to go to the café/restaurant's on site. 8.50 euro for as much as you can eat breakfast. Prices are very much like ours. We loved the resort as it was quiet and if you wanted entertainment you could get a taxi at around 5 euros to the nightlife.
I'd like to thank Eileen who organised all our taxis for the airport, slash & slide and the zoo marina. Also for the welcome pack - my only bug bear was I wished we'd had tea and coffee instead of wine and beer. The apartment is only 2 mins walk to all four pools and a great restaurant at the top which we went to most nights. The beach and square is only a 20 -25 mins walk (all flat) where you can find loads of shopping, food and bars. The beach was clean and quiet as we went in May. Beware when you go in the sea it has a drop off. Would recommend to any one
Thank you Fiona for your positive and comprehensive response.
We really enjoyed our two month stay at this well maintained apartment. The location is ideal for touring the Algarve and beyond and the apartment is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owner, Ted and site manager, Eileen were very helpful and quickly responded to any questions. This Clube Albufeira apartment is highly recommended.
Thank you for your positive review of our apartment and its location.
Both Eileen and myself will be thrilled to have you book again with us.
basic and faded
The apartment was not very welcoming when we arrived-it was basic and furniture was old and worn.No spare bulbs for table lamps and the CD player was broken-Instructions for the TV related to a previous model ! We used our intelligence and IT knowledge to get the TV to work ,finally checked the remote and found badly corroded batteries left in it had been causing a short circuit.There were instructions for a washer/dryer that was no longer there! At least the new washing machine worked. The worst thing however was that the mattresses were badly stained, too hard and old-the 'mattress protecter' was also bloodstained and had human hairs adhered to it. We found another but it fell apart. Duvets supplied were prickly feather, too hot and were also blood-stained in places (-they should be replaced with synthetic washable ones urgently with a TOG rating of no more than 7.5). The kitchen equipment was sparse-there were two blackened pans which should have been thrown away years ago, a cheap warped and greasy baking tin and several mismatched glasses.Insufficient wine glasses or tumblers, just a few unwieldy beer tankards. We had to wash everything before use as it was greasy. Cutlery resembled school canteen stuff and was blunt-only 6 teaspoons for 4 of us! .We had to go and buy plastic ones, also glasses. No sharp knives.There was black mould behind the kitchen sink which needed total re-grouting urgently .No instructions for the old electric cooker-all symbols on the front of the oven and next to the hobs had been erased by scrubbing so we had to guess! We use gas at home. No condiments left for guest use as is normal practice, just three pots of salt and some stale oil. The toilet in the en-suite bathroom was dirty with excrement in the seat hinge and the slatted cupboards surrounding the sinks need a good clean. The sink was blocked in the family bathroom and the bath plug was missing.Bedside ' rugs' consisted of a couple of cheap Indian 'rag rugs' which were in need of a good wash and two old faded bathmats. A couple of sunloungers for the balcony would have been good and could easily have fitted in -we had no means of sunbathing comfortably and privately. Nothing much was open in November in Clube Albufeira but what we saw was fine and the pools looked very well cared for. Just a shame the apartment no way lived up to a 5 star rating and we noticed there had been a 5 year gap between reviews in the 'guest comment book'-disappointed.
The various issues reported in this review have been investigated and where necessary, appropriate action has been taken to maintain the high standard of reviews given in the past.
Clube Albufeira provides a free bus service into Albufeira Town which offers something for everyone-extensive shopping, bars, restaurants, a vibrant night life and plenty of amusement for children. The reception desk at Club Albufeira can arrange taxis and day trips to the local attractions such as BBQ Cruises, Splash & Slide, Marine-Zoo (Swim with the Dolphins), Water Sports, Horse Riding, Theme Parks, Cliff-Top Walks, Sea Fishing and other excursions. Only 5 minutes drive from the club is the new 'Algarve Shopping 'complex with bowling alley, cinema, discount retail and factory outlet stores. For the golfer, the Algarve offers some of the best courses in Europe, including those at Vilamoura, Vilasol and a challenging beach 18 hole course at Salgados, just 5 km from the resort. Our guests are also able to use the various facilities offered by the nearby Camping Albufeira site which has a supermarket, bakery news agents, disco, children's sandy play area, craft shop, laundry, tennis.
Other Activities: Swim with the Dolphins at the nearby Marine Zoo -have a fun day out!
Golf: Special Green Fees for Club Albufeira Guests are available for the following Golf Courses:
*VILAMOURA 1,2 AND 3
Discount Bookings are made via the reception office of the Club Albufeira
Nearest golf course to the Club Albufeira are:-
Sheraton Pine Cliffs - Pinhal do Concelho: 9 holes, 2274 metre course, par 33 (Exclusive cliff-top resort above Falésia beach). Salgados Golf Club - Vale do Rabelho 18 holes, 6080 metre course, par 72 (Algarve's newest course, with lots of lakes and water hazards). Balaia Golf Village 9 holes, 984 metre course
(Very pretty; imposing clubhouse; reasonable degree of difficulty for small course).
Vilamoura (Loulé district) The Old Course 18 holes, 6254 metre course, par 73
(Narrow fairways with umbrella pines - good test of accuracy). Pinhal 18 holes, 6300 metre course, par 72
(Pine-lined fairways in rolling countryside; small greens requiring accuracy of approach).
Laguna 18 holes, 6133 metre course, par 72 (Flat, with 'interesting' water hazards).
Millénnium 18 holes, 6200 metre course, par 72 (Revamped first nine holes in rolling parkland, back nine in umbrella pines). Only players wearing soft spikes and proper attire (no t-shirts) will be allowed to play.
Payment in cash required at Golf Club.