|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Government Licensed Nº378/10
Extremely spacious fully air conditioned 2 bedroom apartment, just 700 metres, in easy walking distance to Galé beaches, supermarket and cafe and restaurants. Very large communal swimming pool with Roman steps and two children pools, surrounded by very spacious lawned gardens with a tennis court. The apartment has a safe. These apartments are totally enclosed by walls and gates.
Accommodation: Fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, oven, hob, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle with patio door to small terrace. Lounge/dining room with Digital satellite TV and DVD. Patio doors to large terrace overlooking the pool and garden areas. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Twin bedroom with patio door to balcony, bathroom.
Service: Our property management office is 1km from the apartment and they offer friendly advice, help and assistance to all our guests including a welcome visit to introduce you to the apartment and surrounding area. They also sell tickets to waterparks, zoomarine, golf, boat trips and excursions at discount prices. There is also an emergency telephone Nº provided. All guests receive a welcome food pack with our compliments.
Activities: Zoomarine Park (sea life): 10min drive; Two Waterslide Parks: 10min & 20 min drive; Horse riding over the sand dunes: 5min drive; Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach; Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 5min drive; Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 20min drive; River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach; Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon.
You can buy tickets to most of the above plus much more with a 10% discount from our local Management Office.
Golf: The beautiful golf course at Salgados is just 5 minutes drive away.
We had a great holiday and the apartment was fantastic. We will recommend you to our friends and maybe book with you again at some time in the future.
Stayed here again and enjoyed it again. A small well laid out complex in a quiet central area yet very close to all main amenities - and gorgeous beaches!
The position of the apartment was one of the best in the complex for access to the pool without having to go through the gates to get back into your accommodation. You could sunbath on the large patio, then go for a quick dip to cool down and return to relax again, which was a great bonus.The layout and location were both accurate and better than expected.
The complex was well maintained and the air con and Wi Fi were a great addition for our social media teenagers.
A Hire car is a must so you can explore different beaches and get around without expensive taxis as walking into The Old Town was too far on foot. The small supermarket at the end of the block was ideal and had quite a good range of items but Apolonia had more choice and was not far away.
We booked trips out through the management office to receive a 10% discount which was quick and easy. Would recommend sand fiesta (watch out at sunset for mosquitoes), Low Cost Cruise and BBQ was well worth the money and Slide and Splash Waterpark. Quad experience was very dusty and the scenery had a lot to live up to as we had done this along the beaches in Fuerteventura.
We ate out at O Poro do Sol in Gale which was worth a visit and Castello Do Mar overlooking the marina on recommendation from another holidaymaker (prawn and monkfish curry to die for). The cocktail bar on Gale beach was a nice place for a mojito and a people watch.
Would recommend to our family and friends and return to Portugal using this accommodation as we enjoyed our stay in sunny Gale.
The apartment, while only 2 bedroomed, was very spacious, with a good-sized living area that opened onto the patio. It was well stocked and fitted, and the thing we REALLY appreciated was the excellent welcome pack - which had lovely ham, juice, bread, milk, crackers, cheese, coffee, tea - and a bottle of wine, which we really appreciated as we didn't arrive till 10.30pm and after putting the children to bed, we were delighted to chill out on the patio with a glass of wine.
The patio had a good barbeque, and was fully equipped with loungers, table, chairs etc. Tennis raquets and balls were also supplied for use on the complex's tennis court. We were advised very well by Florence that the 2 bed downstairs apartment would suit us (with small children) much better than the upstairs 3-bed apartment.
We really enjoyed our holiday. The apartment complex was small and very quiet, which was what we wanted, but close to a supermarket, shops and the gorgeous beach. The pool was too cold to use in May, but good for paddling etc., and lovely to look out on in the evenings as we sat on the patio.
We found Florence excellent to deal with, and appreciated that somebody called to us to check that we were happy with the apartment and if we needed anything. We were more than happy with the apartment. We didn't eat locally much - there weren't a lot of restaurants that appealed in the area - we either ate picnics at the beach or went on day-trips. A car is necessary for the area.
We had a lovely holiday and the apartment was more than adequate for our needs, and suited us as a family with small children who wanted a quiet break.
BOOKING AND APARTMENT INFORMATION FROM AGENTS WAS VERY GOOD. THE APARTMENT DESCRIPTION WAS ACCURATE AND APARTMENT WAS VERY COMFORTABLE AND CLEAN, LOCATION TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS, SUPERMARKET, COFFEE SHOP WAS EXCELLENT. WE HAVE BEEN HOLIDAYING IN ALGARVE FOR APX 15 YEARS AND HAVE USED MANY AGENTS, VILLAS AND APARTMENTS BEFORE BUT WOULD MOST CERTAINLY BE HAPPY TO RETURN TO THIS APARTMENT OR SIMILAR ON COMPLEX
This was our 7th trip to the Algarve, following a break of 9 years. We have used the management company previously when staying just down the road in sesmarias and were hoping for a similarly high standard of accommodation. Happily we were not disappointed. The apartment is extremely spacious, very well equipped and nicely appointed throughout. We had 2 visits from the principal representatives and a maid visit in our short 5 night stay, so have no complaints about the level of attention. The SKY tv was a big plus for our 14 year old as was the very good tennis court. There was a hairdryer, iron, ironing board, Hoover, barbecue, 4 sunbeds on the terrace (with extra pads) and a very well equipped kitchen, with plenty of glasses, cutlery & cookware. We have always found the Gale area to be quiet & relaxed and the apartments O Monte were just that. If you are used to a high standard of hotel, then this is a great alternative if you fancy a quick break & want to manage things at your own pace. If you want pubs, Karaoke & kebabs, this definitely isn’t the place for you (although the principal office will get the number of a taxi to take you to albufeira, which we have done several times @20eu return). Gale beach is a 10 minute stroll away, a cool box/bag is the only thing not supplied in the apartment, which would be a real plus for trips to the beach. Can’t recommend this accommodation highly enough for a really relaxing break in very nice, upmarket surroundings.
The Algarve, located in the south of Portugal, offers ideal features for a wonderful holiday: practically year-round sunshine, golden sandy beaches with bars/restaurants, some of Europe’s best golf courses (20+), 'Monchique' mountain, romantic hidden towns, good value restaurants. Albufeira town is 4kms, around 5 min drive. The old town is very interesting with narrow cobbled streets and old fisherman houses and then there are the numerous music bars and street entertainers together with regular free shows in the main square in the summer season. Algarve Shopping, the biggest shopping centre in the region with several shops, restaurants, hypermarket (open Mon-Sun until 12:00 pm) is at Guia, a small town famous for many good value restaurants specialising in 'chicken piri piri', only 5min drive.
Just 10 minutes walk from the apartment is one of the finest supermarkets in the Algarve and an extremely popular BBQ fresh fish restaurant.