The affordable, 3-star Silchoro Apartments are set in the heart of the Algarve, on the outskirts of the popular resort of Albufeira. With 135 spacious apartments suitable for up to ... Continue reading
The affordable, 3-star Silchoro Apartments are set in the heart of the Algarve, on the outskirts of the popular resort of Albufeira. With 135 spacious apartments suitable for up to six people, offering everything you need for a great holiday in Portugal, couples, groups and families will love the convenience and comfort of this popular Aparthotel.
The attractive, whitewashed apartments surround the large outdoor pool with its huge sun terrace and lovely gardens – perfect for chilling out in the summer sun. The Silchoro Apartments feature a tennis court, library, gift shop, children’s playground, and bar/restaurant too – all the basics are covered, so all that’s left is to choose what to do with your holiday!
Hop on the free minibus from Silchoro Apartments to the beautiful Oura beach or lively Albufeira, where you’ll find eating and shopping opportunities aplenty, plus a range of excursions and activities for all the family. Take a day out sightseeing and visit some museums or boutiques, finishing up with a meal of locally caught seafood in one of the quaint, family-run restaurants. If that sounds a bit on the quiet side, you can spend the day trying out watersports before hitting the bars and clubs of ‘The Strip’ and dance till the early hours. Albufeira has it all!
If you’re into golf, you’re in for a treat as the Algarve is well known for its incredible golf courses. Whether you’re a beginner or fancy yourself as a bit of a professional, you’ll find there are days’ worth of golf to be had in and around the Silchoro Apartments Albufeira.
For a fun-filled and varied holiday to Portugal, stay at the Silchoro Apartments Algarve and enjoy a holiday tailor-made to you.
- Bicycle rental
- Children's playground
- Games room
- Tennis court
- 24-hour front desk
- Car hire
- Currency exchange
- Gift shop
- Luggage storage
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Safety deposit box
- Shops (on site)
The Silchoro Apartments features 135 studio, one-bedroom and two bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to 2, 4, or 6 people respectively. All rooms have 2 sofa beds, kitchenette (equipped with: cooker with 2 electric rings, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle), private bathroom, television, and a balcony or terrace.
Check out the beach at Praia De Oura where you can go for a banana boat ride, try your hand in para-ascending, jet skiing or just relax and watch all the activity!
24-hour reception, currency exchange, public telephone, fax and mail services, safe deposit boxes, copier, taxi service, help with excursions, golf reservations, water parks, boat rental, car rental, motorcycle rental, bicycle rental, medical assistance, laundry service, facilities for disabled guests, all public and private spaces are non-smoking, mini market (with international press), souvenir shop, free parking, Internet room.
Please note that a refundable damage deposit of 50 Euros per person will be payable on arrival.
The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Silchoro Apartments in Albufeira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.
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A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.
Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.
Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.
While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.
While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.
Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.
One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.
Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.
After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.
From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.
During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.
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Hotel address : Praceta Jaime Cortesao, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
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