We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the ground floor. There were only the two of us so plenty of space and a bathroom each. The apartments all have glass sliding doors opening from each room onto a balcony. There are 7 large round pools beautifully laid out and positioned so that they catch the sun all day and are never in the shade. There are plenty of sunbeds and a small expensive café nearby. It looks like the complex was built in an old olive grove as the original olive trees have been left but cut down to about 8 feet to prevent too much shade. the lawns are well kept and palm trees have been planted to create a very neat and pleasing environment. There is a supermarket a few 100m from the complex and very nice beach is about a 500m walk away. We did not eat at the restaurants, use that beach or any of the facilities other than the pools. We caught the open topped bus in to Albufeira town and to the Oura beach area almost every day. Cost is 30 eu each for a 4 day pass and the ride to Oura beach takes about an hour, bearing in mind that this is a sightseeing bus and is slow. The area was a little quiet for us and too far from the Albufeira old town and Oura/Leste beach area that we love. I would recommend that you arrange a car beforehand unless you are planning to have a very relaxing and uneventful time; we took a brochure from the reception but the car hire firm was unable to deliver a car and it got too complicated which was why we opted for the bus.
We had a fantastic holiday at Glenridge. The staff were very friendly and professional. The apartment itself was very spacious and clean - the biggest and nicest bathroom we have ever had on a self catering holiday. The pool area is always clean and the large baby pool is really great for toddlers. A great location for us as it is near some nice restaurants and not too far from the beautiful Gale beach. Would recommend for families wanting a nice base for a quiet holiday in the Algarve.
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