Lejlighed i Salema, Algarve, Portugal - Fantastisk beliggenhed, 5 minutters gang til Blå Flag Strand, butikker og restauranter
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Simple & Well Located Accommodation in Salema
We stayed for a week in August with our 3 young daughters. The accommodation is exactly as advertised - it is simple in style and decor but is very reasonably priced. We had a great week staying here, it was a good base for exploring the west of the Algarve and Alezjur regions. The location in Salema is very good, with allocated parking on site and a 5 minute stroll downhill to the beach. The complex has a good swimming pool area which was generally quiet even though we visited in August - much better than fighting for a sun lounger at a busy tour operators hotel! We only used it a couple of afternoons but it was a nice pool. Small supermarket on site too which was very useful and reasonably priced. Salema itself was lovely, beautiful beach, nice vibe and some good restaurants (although reservations are essential in peak season). Whilst we had a very good time I think anyone with mobility issues would struggle with the steps both down from the car parking zone or up from the town (as the apartment is half way up a block of apartments and you always need to go up or down steps to reach it). There is no aircon but wouldn't say that was a major problem as it's generally a little cooler in the West Algarve, the worst it got inside on the hotter days was a little stuffy. There is a small seating area out the front which is a nice place to sit and take in the lovely views which are better than they look in the photos. It's a quiet apartment complex and beyond hearing your neighbours chatter occasionally it was a peaceful spot. The service we received from Jim was exceptional from start to finish - we were very well prepared come check in with all the info we needed to get our keys and enjoy our stay. Yes a couple of elements are a little dated (such as the oven) but for the very good price everything is in line with what you expect and this is great simple accommodation that I would happily reccommend.
Sehr schöne Landschaft. Toller Blick von der Terasse
Glad you enjoyed your view Matthias - it's amazing isn't it. Thank you for booking with us and hope to see you again.
Salema is stunning at this time of year.
We enjoyed our stay here very much, lovely little town,easy access to all to all the amazing sites that make the Algarve so special,the apartment supplied all the necessities for our 4 night stay.
Perfect location needs modernisation.
A spacious apartment in need of modernisation. New pillows and mattress cover needed. Tiling in bathroom need regrouting. Perfect location and plenty of toys, surf boards, beach towels etc. Overall an enjoyable stay.
Thank you for your comments which we will take into consideration. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay - which is the main thing in a holiday. As we say on our website description, although our apartment is not the most modern in Salema we do feel it offers a cosy, friendly and homely atmosphere. The apartment has been given a freshen up and any problems with pillows and mattress covers should be taken up at the time with our agent on the spot in Salema, who I'm sure would have helped. Clean linen and pillow cases are provided every time and the pillows all have liners from John Lewis to ensure they are hygenic. The bathroom grouting is actually fine, but at the end of a long season, we find that guests rarely leave the bathroom extractor fan on long enough to clear condensation properly so inevitably mould spots appear. We give everything a good clean to ensure it's as we prefer it. Salema is the real star of the show - and we keep our homely little place to enjoy the views and the access to a sublime piece of Portugal.
Welcome to 1985.
First, there was nothing wrong with 1985 but if you look for a more modern apartment - look elsewhere. It says it has a TV but nothing about that there are no channels. (However there is a VHS-player and a DVD connected to the TV). No Wifi. The thing that bothered us the most though was that the apartment smelled bad from mould.
The pool was very nice but a bit far from the apartment. The pool is located at another complex of apartments some xx steep steps away. The location of the apartment was good, it has a wonderful view from the front door. The road and steps up to the apartment are quite steep so it ca be a struggle for younger kids or disabled people.
We loved Salema - great restaurants, beach and lovely people. Made lots of daytrips to the westcoast for surfing and swimming. We will for sure be back in Salema but most likely not in this apartment.
Per, Hanna, Teo (10) and Ida (8) from Sweden. June 2018
We found the apartment to be damp and cold. The location is very good but the standard of linen etc was not high. We were disappointed to find there was no spare toilet paper(just the roll on the holder), no soap(hand, shower, dishwashing or laundry) as well as no salt, pepper or olive oil. All the other places we have stayed have provided these items plus more.
So sorry you were disappointed Alison. Sounds like you had a very cold May. We do have fires in the apartment for people to use and are now asking our agents to clean and check weekly throughout the year. We have renewed the linen and refreshed the apartment, but would point out that this a property hire - not a hotel so we do not and never have provided either food or toiletries, although we do usually leave something for people to start with. US and Canada do things differently I know, but in Europe this is the standard, rightly or wrongly.
Coast / Beach:
Samt den smukke strand i Salema (blå flag status), som er en 5 min. gang fra lejligheden, er der mange afsides strande i nærheden (både inden for gåafstand og kørsel). Der er mulighed for at gå på bådture fra Salema (kun om sommeren) og / eller gå gennem nationalparken. Vestkysten (god til surfing) er en kort køretur væk (15-30 minutter).
Den nærmeste lufthavn er Faro lufthavn, en 70 minutters kørsel (ca. 100 km). Lagos er omkring 15 minutters kørsel, med sine gamle bydel, restauranter, barer og marina. Luz er kun 10 minutter i bil.
Cape St. Vincent (vestligste punkt i Europa) handler om en 15 minutters kørsel. Biludlejning anbefales for at udforske de andre strande og byer i området. Men hvis du vælger ikke at leje en bil, indsamling / returflyvning til Faro lufthavn kan arrangeres på din egen regning. Der er en time busforbindelse til Lagos.
Omtrentlige afstande i bil:
Luz - 10 min. Lagos - 15-20 minutter. Sagres - 10 min. Cape St. Vincent fyrtårn - 15-20 minutter. Aljezur - 30 min. Silves - 30 min. Monchique og bjerge - 1 time.
Alt det, du kunne behov for en afslappende ferie er inden for gåafstand af lejligheden. Salema har et godt udvalg af restauranter, der serverer fremragende frisk fisk og traditionelle portugisiske retter, mange med strandpromenaden spiseområde. Der er også et par rolige barer og 2 caféer, god for en doven morgenmad. Der er et udvalg af butikker i landsbyen, herunder et lille supermarked, et rejsebureau og internet "cafe". Der er et større supermarked i Budens, omkring 3 km væk, med en pengeautomat. National Park er kendt for sine utrolige vandreture, uspolerede strande og er en ornitologer drøm, der besøges konstant af specialister vandre- og fuglekikkeri ferie selskaber.
Lokal indkvartering nummer: 4330 / AL