31 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Enjoyed the peace and quite
"Just Arrived back March 14th 2004. My wife and I had a very relaxing time at the Cerro Malpique Aparthotel. This is are third visit here and we have allways been very satisfied with the standard of accomodation,and friendliness of the management and staff. I can thoroughly recommend this location. Excellent value."
- Travel date: Fri 19th of March 2004
"Just returned from 2 weeks in Cerro Malpique 2. Thought they seemed a lot nicer than Cerro Malpique 1 with a quieter pool area and more modern exterior. Apartments were very clean and well set out and although were set up a hill it was far from impossible to scale with our family managing the climb every day with little difficulty. Loved the square, in particular the sword swallower and characaturist who provided the entertainment. Overall a great trip and I would have no doubts about recommending these apartments to anyone."
- Travel date: Thu 18th of September 2003
The efficient and clean Malpique
"The Cerro Malpique was clean, tidy and quite. The pool was on the small side and not particularly good for young children - the surrounding areas were very slippery when wet. The reception staff were friendly and their spoken english was very good. Any problems were dealt with very swiftly (no towels when we came back from the beach on one occasion). The walk (or should that be climb) back from the town centre / beach was very steep. The town centre (the Square) was very nice except if you wanted a good meal. The menues were the same and had been cut down to a price. Consequently, the food was not that good. If you are vegetarian, expect to live off veg. pizza, chips and eggs (they are not big on vegetables). The best places were only a short walk from the Square. If you want a very good meal, try Anna's high up above Fishermans beach."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of September 2003
"Just come back from 2 weeks staying at the Cerro Malpique. Apartments nice and clean, and area very quiet. The Old Town is a 5 minute walk down the steps and it is beautiful, with lots of bars, restaurants and shops around the square. There is street entertainers and live music all evening. The food and drink was reasonable but much cheaper at the New Town (The Strip)Apartments have kettle, toaster, full oven with 4 rings and even a dishwasher. Only disadvantage is there is no bar in the hotel, but please note there is a Lidl supermarket 5 mins away which is very very cheap. Would definitely go back."
- Travel date: Wed 16th of July 2003
Rip off Hols!
"The worst holiday one can have, the apartments are better suited for Mr & Mrs boring, with the apartments being in the middle of no where....and I mean no where. Shops and bars are stated by travel agents to be a 5 min walking distance.. Ha Ha...got to get taxi! walking back to the apartments from the main square you meet (heart attack hill) will only suit only qualified mountain climbers.Now Albufeira with the euro the main square where you will first visit will straight away rip you off, a meal for 4 will set you back 45 euros/beer 4 euros! and until you finally find you're Bearings a meal in the back streets will cost around 25 euros (keep an eye out for the junkies). We spoke to a few people who visited and people who run English bars all quoted a similar view to this write up and one English bar owner has even told his friends not to visit Albufeira for a holiday!!"
- Travel date: Mon 9th of June 2003
"Quiet location on the hillside above old town Albufeira. Lovely views from most rooms. Good standard of accomodation,and no problems at all with the apartment. 5 min walk down steep steps to old town square,where there is plenty of bars resturants and shops.Beach is a further 5 mins walk from town square. Pool is small but well looked after. I would definitley stay there again,as it is quiet at night but only a short walk to the lively atmosphere in the old town. Reccomended for families, but steep climb back up from the town."
- Travel date: Sat 7th of June 2003
Albufeira ; Cerro Malpique Aparthotel
"I stayed in Cerro Malpique in Albufeira's old town in August 2002. I had an absolute fantastic time. Cerro Malpique was friendly, clean, reasonably quiet and in a brilliant location (just up from the square in the old town). The beach and restaurants were all within ten minutes walking distance. I would recommend Albufeira and Cerro Malpique for anyone looking for a fun but relaxing break in the sun! :-)"
- Travel date: Mon 10th of March 2003