About the House of Arch
The apartment is situated on the 2nd floor of a small block. It is not suitable for those who cannot manage the steps up and down the spiral stone staircase. There is no lift / elevator.
There are two double bedrooms plus a sofa bed. Maximum occupancy six.
There is a fully equipped kitchen.
Wifi / Internet /TV
Wifi is available throughout the apartment. The cost is included within the rental. You will find that almost every restaurant and bar in town offers wifi to customers.There is a 28in (70cm) flat screen TV with HDMI ports for the connection of your own devices. Local TV channels are available plus Sky News, BBC World News and others. Here in Portugal, any programme made in English is broadcast in English except for children’s cartoons etc.
The apartment interior is non-smoking. Smoking on the balcony is permitted.
Restaurants, bars and shops
The apartment is adjacent to two small restaurants and just 30 seconds walk to many more restaurants, cafйs and small bars. The noisy bars and clubs are further away, but more than five minutes walk. Although some noise at night is inevitable, you won’t be too disturbed by loud music. There is a small supermarket 50 metres from the front door. A SPAR supermarket is about five minutes walk. Larger stores, including ALDI and LIDL, are 1 to 1.5km away. All supermarkets here are open all day, every day, Sundays and Holidays included EXCEPT December 25th and January 1st (all closed) and on December 24th almost all restaurants, bars and shops close early in the evening.
Albufeira’s wide and sandy beach is two minutes walk from the front door.
Banks / cash machines
There is a cash machine (ATM) 30 metres from the front door and several others in the main town square, 100 metres away.
Cars and parking
You do not need a car in Albufeira, unless perhaps planning to make a lot of trips to other towns etc. Almost everything you need for your holiday is within 10 minutes walk. Parking in the old town of Albufeira is very limited. Most is available only for residents with permits.The nearest available free parking on street is 20 metres away, but this not guaranteed to be available. Other free parking on street may be available 100 – 200 metres away. Larger off street parking areas are 300 – 400 metres away. These are also free but have no security.
Airport drop-offs and pickups
These are possible almost to the door in cars and small vans. Large vehicles (eg shuttle coaches or buses) cannot stop closer than 250 metres away. We can arrange airport pickup and return if you wish.