Apartment Amelia Testimonials
"Wonderful apartment in great location near Marina, Town and beaches"
Reviewed 7 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
Apartment is appointed to a very high standard and equipped to allow eating in or on the great balcony complete with BBQ! All rooms open onto the balcony overlooking the stunning pool and gardens. The views of the sea and old town are great. The local beaches and Marina are all within 15 - 20 mins walk, making this a great location. With only 12 apartments in the complex situated in a residential area it is very quiet. Chris, the owner, is always available to help with any issues and will even do your shopping for you in his Tuk tuk! and there is also a small supermarket within 5 mins walk. He has a fantastic boat, the Nauti Girl, a 34ft Fairline Targa, which is a must for a wonderful day on the water! We can't recommend this apartment enough and are looking forward to returning later this year!
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Yes.
This is an excellent apartment, a friend and I stayed for a week during May. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious - important for 2 girls! Chris's attention to detail is superb, everything that you need is supplied, even down to a selection of DVD's and Books should you want to spend a relaxing afternoon inside.
There are sun loungers on the balcony as well as some supplied for use down at the pool. When we were there although the other apartments were occupied we had the pool area to ourselves all week which was nice.
A few minutes walk away is a local shop selling all the daily essentials, bread milk etc and 5 minutes drive is a large supermarket selling everything that you need.
A short walk down the hill is the Marina and if after walking into Lagos town or after eating a meal in one of the many restaurants you don't wish to walk back up the hill .. taxis are readily available.
When you book Chris gives you an informative information pack, including places to visit etc. A nice touch is also a visitors book in the apartment where others can share their experiences, days out favourite restaurants. This is the 2nd property of Chris's that I have stayed in and I can't recommend it highly enough, everything has been thought of to make your stay an enjoyable one. Thanks Chris, we will be back.....
• Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
I stayed in the Amelia apartment for 1 week in September with my family (5 adults 1 small dog). It's a fantastic apartment very clean,modern very spacious and has all the appliances you need fr your stay.
The apartment has a great balcony overlooking the pool and sea views. Also has a garage which is very handy to park your car in the shade when it's very hot in the summer months.
The apartment is in a great location,short walk to the Marina ,bars and restaurants ,beach and all the other local amenities .
I would stay in this apartment again and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family as we were all impressed with this apartment in our stay.
Chris was extremely helpful and provided great customer service.
Owner's Response: I am delighted to hear that Maria enjoyed her accommodation experience at 'Apartment Amelia', in particular that she enjoyed the layout of the Apartment and its modern facilities. The Apartment is in an ideal location to offer guests a 'No Car Holiday' option, being walking distance to the beach, marina and the town centre. It is a pleasure to ensure that all aspects of the holiday run smoothly for my guests. Lagos is an exceptional area to spend a holiday and I am committed to ensuring that the accommodation at my properties is first class. Chris Bradfield (Owner)
A recent stay at apartment Amelia was very enjoyable for our family of 6 to include 4 children age ranges 2 yrs to 13 yrs. The owner Chris went the extra miles to ensure everything about our stay was spot on. We cannot praise his approach and attention to detail enough and the apartment and location was everything it said on the tin unlike our previous less encouraging experiences in foreign private rental properties.
The apartment is homely with everything you might possibly need. It is located in a quiet part of Lagos with sea views from the extensive balcony and at night a good outlook onto the vibrant old town of Lagos. There is a shop only a minute or two away on foot which sells everything to keep you going and the fresh pastries and rolls went down well with our children everyday.
The apartment is very secure and we met some nice people poolside. Pool itself is a good temperature not too cold nor too hot. A good way to cool down in the midday sun.
Car hire non essential as you can walk down the hill to the marina in around 5-7 minutes and a further 5-7 minutes to the lovely old town where there is plenty of restaurants, bars and quirky street sellers.
We often walked to the marina or the nearby beach in the mornings and then down to the old town most evenings. We did however hire a car with local firm DailyRent and spent several days also exploring the wonderful beaches also at Porto de Mos, Burgua and Salema. Salema especially good because sun bed hire was fair at around 4 euro each and they had two huge buckets full of buckets and spades which the children could then freely use. All of the beaches accessible although Burgua is at the bottom of a slight hill and requires a bit of energy pushing a buggy back up!
Lagos has a Saturday market in the bus station area which is very cheap. A good tip is to load up with oranges here so you can use in the juice machine in the apartment. There daily fish market is also a great experience as is the fruit and veg section on the upper floor of the fish market.
We went to so many great restaurants in Lagos but our top experiences were to spend the odd evening at nearby Bahia Beach Bar on the Meia Praia beach and Campimar at Porto de Mos.
A fun time also had at Zoo Marine (highly recommend) and Slide & Splash Waterpark.
We are already planning to return. Great apartment, location, climate and food - forget kids clubs we got to enjoy our kids company........
• Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
Owner's Response: I am delighted that Mr Shattock and his family enjoyed my Apartment Amelia so much and that they found time to enjoy the excellent beaches of Meai Praia, Bergau and Salema. There are many restaurants in walking distance to the Apartment, especially on the nearby Marina and they seem top have found a clear favourite in Bahai Bar Restaurant on Meai Praia beach. As many families before them they enjoyed the freedom of being able to allow their children to play happily in the sand just feet from where they were enjoying a good meal and a drink, in the knowledge that whilst the children are safely playing that the can find time to relax themselves. Great to know that they will return to the Apartment, I look forward to welcoming them again. enjoy .
Myself and my partner and 13th month old, plus mother in law thoroughly enjoyed our stay at apartment Amelia. The apartment is superbly appointed with everything you'd need for a relaxing stay. We loved barbecuing on the gigantic balcony and our baby enjoyed exploring her new home for the week. She also loved chilling out in the pool which we had to ourselves for almost the whole week. We didn't hire a car and I'm glad as everything was within an easy walk; marina (7mins), beach (10mins). The location is quiet without being secluded and is just perfect with a couple of mini markets only 2mins away for all your essentials. Chris was very efficient and dealt with all airport transfers and answered all of my questions promptly. We would definitely like to return to Lagos and hopefully to Amelia again if it's not all booked up!
• Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
Excellent throughout; the owner was as helpful as anyone could be and the property is finished to a very high standard.
• Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
Hi Chris,Thank you very much for renting us your lovely apartment.It was a perfect base for all of us and very clean.It was only 10 minutes walk to get to the marina and Old Town where places to eat were plentiful and good value. One of the days we went to see the dolphins with Dizzy Dolphin the local company and they provided us with a great
experience seeing this animals in the wild!!.Another day it was slide and splash at lagoa!.The apartment was wonderful with a large balcony and very good facilities for self catering which we did on a number of evenings. Supermarkets were plentiful locally and we recommend the local Fruit, Veg and Fish market on the seafront on the way to the Old Town very good quality and the sardines are splendid
• Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015