Apartment in Lagos Marina, Western Algarve, Portugal - Prime Marina Location In Quiet, Secure Condominium
About Pete Bevins
We are Pete and Seonaid from Birmingham, and we bought this apartment after having several holidays at the marina and falling in love with the place. It is such a relaxing location with a home from home feel to it that we never tire of, and we are confident you will love it too.
Pete Bevins purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Pete Bevins chose Telheiro
The marina location is quiet, yet with a great choice of bars and restaurants, to suit all budgets, within 5 minutes walk. The food is of great quality with superb fresh fish and fine steaks commonplace. Whilst rarely busy, the marina location with the yachts just 150 metres away means that it is always atmospheric, with owners pottering about on their yachts. There is a lake between the apartment and the marina with ducks and beautiful black swan. You may want to hire a car, but be prepared to not get value for money from it because you will probably not want to go anywhere else as the marina and the old town, which is 15 minutes walk, have everything you need. Golf courses abound and a variety of superb beaches are all around Lagos.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is fully kitted out with modern appliances and quality furnishings. The furnished patio area offers a lovely view across to the quiet pool, which is down 2 steps and then a less than challenging 15 metre walk across the grass. The supermarket is 2 minutes walk away behind the building, and offers a fully stocked with fresh produce as well as all the necessary frozen, tinned and household items, plus a pharmacy. The Condominium is very secure and secluded with access to the gardens and pool area only via the apartments themselves.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely week inLagos
Excellent property in a very convenient location at the marina.
Short walk into old town area and 15 minute walk to the nearest beach.
Nearby supermarket provides all you need.
Apartment is very well equipped and in a nice quiet location with lovely pool area.
Would love to visit again.
Thanks Steven for taking the time to review the apartment, we are really please that you enjoyed it, and would welcome you back any time!
Quality Apartment in excellent location
Lovely apartment in a good location with plenty of free parking right outside. The property contained everything as was described online and was a pleasure to stay in.
Hi Alan, many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed our apartment, and hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Regards, Pete
Lacked Basic Necessities
While the location near the marina was excellent, the property itself lacked basic necessities routinely found in other properties. Rented for a week and there was less than a full roll of toilet paper, no paper towels, Kleenex or napkins provided. No bath soap in the bathroom. No laundry soap for the washing machine. No proper appliances to make coffee, just tea. While there was a grocery store across the street to buy all of the above, it lacked the amenities of other properties including hotel rooms. Cable television reception was also very inconsistent. Found the owner’s gruff communication and lack of customer service to be a turn off which was thankfully offset by the unit’s property manager’s helpfulness and attentiveness at check in and beyond. I liked the building and would be interested in going back to the building just not this specific unit which failed to meet its description of luxury.
Thanks Melanie for taking the time to write your review. I’m sorry that your enjoyment was less that 100%, and apologise for the limited amount of toilet roll available. This was an error, there are usually at least 2 full rolls supplied. I will ensure this doesn’t happen again.
There are coffee making facilities in the apartment, namely a kettle and cafetière, so I cannot accept that as a valid criticism. The apartment is advertised as self catering so we expect guests to utilise the excellent supermarket across the road to buy the drinks of their choice.
Also, I’ve never been accused of gruff communication before, perhaps my frustration at trying to get hold of you to establish your arrival details showed. You are the only guest I’ve ever had who, prior to arrival, was traveling without mobile phone, and only had access to email on an irregular basis. It took 3 emails from me, across 4 weeks, to get a response from you and an approximate ETA.
Five Stars in Every Way!
We have stayed at the marina complex before but not at this apartment, it did not let us down. It was spotlessly clean, contemporary decor, comfortable bed and furnishings and had all the facilities we needed. We had a mini break of 4 nights and it was perfect for our needs. Fabulous location, gated secure development and the apartment overlooked the pool and gardens. Within easy walking distance of supermarkets, bars, restaurant, marina and old town Lagos and yet not too close so was quiet, though we were out of season. Looking forward to another trip for a longer stay. We had to re-book the apartment last minute due to illness and Pete was just so helpful. Dont spend time looking anywhere else - this apartment has it all. We could not fault anything.
we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to our apartment, and hope we can welcome you back another time!
Also, many thanks for taking the time out to give us your feedback.
Perfect Holiday Apartment
We have stayed in this complex many times and this apartment was by far the best we have stayed in, it suited our needs perfectly.
The arrangements from start to finish were easy and the apartment was lovely, clean , well equipt and perfectly located close to the marina,the beach and the town centre. Both the train station and bus terminal are within a short walk should you wish to explore further afield.
The apartment and complex have wi-for and a full package of English TV channels.
Behind the complex is a brand new large Pingo Doce supermarket with a good selection of fresh vegetables meat and bakery products.
We loved this apartment and it will always be our first choice for future stays in Lagos.
I can only echo everything said by previous reviewers about the apartment and location- it really is fantastic, so well equipped and comfortable. Ours was a very last minute booking and Pete's response time to our request was really quick despite it being just before new year. Adrian and Tracy, who manage the property, were also fantastic, helping us to resolve a small problem on New Years' Day despite the fact that they were also away on holiday. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. We hope to visit again.
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment, and hopefully we will welcome you back another time. Thanks, Pete.
15 minutes walk to variety of fantastic beaches.
By road: Lagos Town is a 50-minute drive from Faro airport.
By rail: take a 7 euro taxi journey from the airport to Faro Station and catch a train to Lagos. Journey takes about an hour and a half. The station at Lagos is only on the other side of the Marina complex, and therefore only a 5 minute walk away from the apartment.
By taxi: They generally cost about 75 euros from the airport. We can arrange to have you picked up and dropped off door to door for 70 euros for four people.
Marina waterfront – 5 minutes walk away.
Lagos Town – 10 minutes walk away.
Portimao – 20 minutes drive away.
Praia de Luz – 15 minutes drive away.
Burgau – 20 minutes drive away.
Slide and splash water park – 30 minutes drive away.
This spacious ground floor apartment is contained within the marina complex with only a 5 minute walk to the marina's waterfront bars and restaurants. The local large supermarket is just a minutes walk from the back door. A footbridge across the river takes you from the marina to the centre of Lagos Town in only 10 minutes. There you have a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from as you walk around the traffic-free cobbled streets, soaking up the atmosphere provided by street entertainers or perhaps visiting the many shops.
For other activities away from town, there are plenty of sea trips on offer in the marina to visit the grottoes along the coast or sail with dolphins. A 30 minute journey will take you to the nearest water park.