Although we had booked the hotel shuttle it didn't turn up so it wasn't a good start. Since found that an uber would have been a lot cheaper anyway. When we arrived we were very surprised, pleasantly at the first impression. Reception staff was nice enough but not very present. Our room was very clean and roomy. With modern facilities. The TV however had no English channels and was an old crt with only scart connections so we couldnt hook anything up to it. There is no wifi unless your close to reception, so be prepared. Our room had steps straight down to the pool which was lovely. The fountain came on every night from 8pm for 2 hrs and can be nosey if your relaxing on the patio, which has table and chairs, or indoors. There is a bar, which serves drinks and food poolside a stride away from your apartment. We ate in the restaurant once, the food was OK but I couldn't eat there every night, so take that into consideration if all inclusive. There is a shuttle that takes you to Albufeira every hr from 10am with occasion breaks right up to 11pm which is a definite bonus as the hotel is quite remote. It does 2 stops so you can shop and be done by the time it returns from the beach. That service alone makes the whole experience value for money, as well as making it easy of you want to eat out. All other trips we took an uber which was never more than 5 euros for us.