Clubshare owner John Roberts shares his thoughts on owning at the Alto Club:
I purchased a two bedroomed apartment at Alto after renting privately in the summer of 2006. The complex is traditional Portuguese built and extremely well maintained. Having seen other ‘new’ apartments in the Algarve, my wife, daughter and I were delighted with Alto and what it had to offer.
I did not set out that summer to buy a timeshare, but Alto had ‘something special’ and securing our apartment at the end of July and early August each year was a great investment.
Our apartment is spacious and has fabulous views towards pool and Lagos. The kitchen has quality electrical appliances and is well equipped, should you choose to ‘cook in’. The huge dining area/lounge is great for relaxing in, whilst the newly installed flat screen television (cable) has a range of stations.
The two bedrooms are large and have ample storage space. The two bathrooms have all a family would need. Air conditioning/heaters (for chillier times) is gradually being installed in each block, which will be most welcome during the high summer temperatures when we visit.
The balcony is where we enjoy breakfast each morning, read, sunbathe or enjoy a drink ‘with a view’. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned regularly and high standards are enforced by the Clubshare Coordinator. Covered parking for a hire care keeps the vehicle cool in the hottest months.
The Alto Complex has a great outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, gym, tennis courts and the Alto golf course close by. The gardens are well maintained and reception staff polite and helpful. The Alto Complex is a short walk into the lovely village of Alvor with its many shops, restaurants and other services.
We shall continue to ‘enjoy’ our Clubshare apartment at Alto in the years to come and highly recommend the complex to visitors and potential owners.