We have just returned from a six week stay in Apartamento Azul and had a fantastic time. We did not wish to leave. The apartment is very centrally located. It is spacious, very well equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday and it is beautifully clean and comfortable. There are three balconies and it is just bliss sitting on one of them for breakfast in the sunshine. You have views of the sea and cliffs and there is a well maintained pool which would be perfect in the Summer. The roof terrace has panoramic views and loungers and is a real sun trap! A maid comes in regularly and changes the sheets and towels and cleans. Soon after you arrive, Nicola from the management agency pops in to check that you have all you need and is on hand to answer any questions. We have stayed in Vila Margarida, also owned by Fiona Harris, so when we decided to stay in the apartment for the first time , we had every confidence that it would be as described in the listings. ( We are always a bit nervous when we book accommodation through the internet). Luz itself is so pretty and unspoilt, with a sandy beach, promenade, good cafés and restaurants, as well as a few shops for provisions. Indeed, you can walk down from the apartment and go into a couple of very good restaurants, Ondaluz and Chicca's. We can recommend the apartment wholeheartedly and cannot wait to return.
This was my second stay at Apartamento Azul and it did not disappoint. The location is great - only a few minutes walk to anywhere in the town but far enough away from the central bars and restaurants not to be troubled by late night noise. The only slight disadvantage is that it is directly on R. Direita so traffic can be a bit noisy at times but this was not an issue during the times we were there. Also being out of season we did not need to use the provided car park spaces as there was always room to park in the street but I can imagine this is a godsend during high season. As it is on the second floor and there is no lift, it would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues but the benefit is that it is well above the street and means you get a good view from the balconies. The apartment is in the same block as the Onda Luz restaurant which is also a big plus as it serves excellent food and appeared to be the busiest restaurant in town when we were there. The apartment is a very good size and is also well equipped, with everything we needed for our walking holiday. During our visit the pool was out of use but this was not really a problem in February(!) and I understand it has now been repaired. I would definitely consider staying there again.
It was a pleasure to stay at Apt. Azul for holiday. The kitchen all the
rooms including the entrance very spacious and very easy to keep them clean
with nice view either to the sea or the swimming pool. The village is small but
lovely with all the nature around and not big buildings as there are on other
places. It is nice as the village is with low apts. and houses. The beach is very
near to the apts very easy to walk. Tks Fiona you have a beautiful place to spend holiday.
Hope having chance to go next year. Isabel
Third time in Luz for us so we knew that would be fine. Apartment was great,
very clean and tidy and spacious- would go back.
Thank you so much for all the help in planning our first trip to Portugal, the apartment was excellent, clean, homely and central for all our needs. We were looked after by Nicola and Filomena and would definitely be using this apartment again, everyone in Luz were friendly, the great patisserie a few doors up and the most recommend restaurant O Antonio. Thank you again
Bernadette, Martyn and Rosie
All the comments i can make about the apartment are positive, we were very surprised how nice and spacious the apartment is and the little homely touches were really nice, e.g.. the books, stereo, playing cards and the little things like that. And also the information you gave us was very professional and helpful. i like to thank for helping have a great holiday and i would definitely recommend your apartment. many thanks Dan