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Topic: Taxis?
Posted By: 0856kit
Subject: Taxis?
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 13:09
Eh up folks, does anyone know how much it would cost for a taxi from the Monica Isabel hotel to the old town, also, does anyone have a number for an English speaking taxi driver?

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Posted By: Wireman
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 13:44
I don't have any direct numbers to drivers but all the operators I have ever dealt with speak English. The number for the taxi is, if you don't already know, 00351 289583230. The cost from Monica Isabel to old town will be the minimum cost, whatever that is at the moment, about €4.

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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 14:36
Don't forget its 60c extra if you phone for one, so minimum €4.50 now.

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Posted By: 0856kit
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 15:23
Thanks for the replies, are there any entertainers in the bars at this time of year i.e Sir Harrys, Rock cafe?

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The sun, the food, the wine , the people, why did I ever leave!


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 15:48
Live music in Harry's, Karaoke in Tic-Tac when we passed by on Wednesday. Not much else. Urban Pizza may have a band in some nights?  

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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 19:07
Absol Bar on the north strip is for sale .... among others ..


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Posted By: tonisdad
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 19:28
Originally posted by 0856kit 0856kit wrote:

Thanks for the replies, are there any entertainers in the bars at this time of year i.e Sir Harrys, Rock cafe?

If you head the other way from Monica Isabella there is a better than average Karaoke at the old house every night of the week..fuller at weekends.
Nice atmosphere not the drunken screaming type...mainly "cough cough" older generation so if you are on the pull not much good.
Some very good singers...some good singers ...some good but not as good as they would like to think they are.
Weekends can be a bit jammed up until about 11.30 then it clears out a bit..cocoa time!!
**Please note comments made tongue in cheek**Big smile
Well some of themWink.


Posted By: finalwhistle
Date Posted: 01/February/2017 at 19:56
I was only 5 euros at new year. The taxi was phoned by reception


Posted By: bluebear66
Date Posted: 02/February/2017 at 05:12
Hi 
Can anyone give me directions to this old house bar

Thanks 


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 02/February/2017 at 07:43
No, not unless you tell us where you are coming from... Doh!

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Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 02/February/2017 at 07:46
If you look at the map in the 'tourist guide' of this site, you'll find it bottom right of the map.
http://www.chickenandribscafe.com" rel="nofollow - http://www.chickenandribscafe.com


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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 02/February/2017 at 09:56
Auld House is just through the Pedra dos Bicos roundabout, bottom right of this map. EVA buses stop nearby .... and the Blue and Green giros stop at CPO/Forte da Oura, around 150 yards west.

http://www.algarvebus.info/images/roundabouts.jpg


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Posted By: bluebear66
Date Posted: 02/February/2017 at 10:55
Ok

Thanks - I am staying at Eirasol - by the posts above it wil not be far from Hangover bar me thinks..........Cry


Posted By: tonisdad
Date Posted: 02/February/2017 at 15:57
Originally posted by bluebear66 bluebear66 wrote:

Ok

Thanks - I am staying at Eirasol - by the posts above it wil not be far from Hangover bar me thinks..........Cry

Cross over the road from hangover bar head for roundabout and about 100 yards away on your right.


Posted By: 0856kit
Date Posted: 17/February/2017 at 13:59
Originally posted by tonisdad tonisdad wrote:

Originally posted by 0856kit 0856kit wrote:

Thanks for the replies, are there any entertainers in the bars at this time of year i.e Sir Harrys, Rock cafe?


If you head the other way from Monica Isabella there is a better than average Karaoke at the old house every night of the week..fuller at weekends.
Nice atmosphere not the drunken screaming type...mainly "cough cough" older generation so if you are on the pull not much good.
Some very good singers...some good singers ...some good but not as good as they would like to think they are.
Weekends can be a bit jammed up until about 11.30 then it clears out a bit..cocoa time!!
**Please note comments made tongue in cheek**Big smile
Well some of themWink.


Sounds like my kinda place!

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The sun, the food, the wine , the people, why did I ever leave!


Posted By: DICEYUK
Date Posted: 17/February/2017 at 20:59
On the subject of taxis, have they reduced their fares. Got a taxi from the rank outside Modelo to Acoteias yesterday morning and the fare was 8.65 Euro.
That was for 2 passengers + 5 large shopping bags (not carrier bags)
Have paid as much as 12 Euro in the past and can't remember it ever being as low as that before - it's usually at least 10+
If that's now standard then it's only 2 Euro more expensive than the bus and certainly the better option.


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Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 18/February/2017 at 08:04
I would think they forgot to charge for the bags @ 80 cents each

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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 18/February/2017 at 09:56
Don't forget that Uber are also in and around Albufeira, cheaper than the 'standard' taxis.

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Posted By: DICEYUK
Date Posted: 18/February/2017 at 20:46
Originally posted by peteknopp peteknopp wrote:

I would think they forgot to charge for the bags @ 80 cents each

Don't think we've ever been charged for bags.
It's always got 3.65 (I think) on the clock when we get in (with or without shopping bags) and we only ever pay what it says on the clock when the taxi stops (+ a tip).




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I hate how peopleï compare Frank Zappa to God. I mean, he's cool and great and nice and everything, but he's no Zappa.


Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 19/February/2017 at 11:46
I think they push a button 'x' number of times per bag and maybe a button to add the 80c call out fee. Somehow it ends up on the bill. I think! Normally only use taxis when a bit worse for wear!

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Posted By: DICEYUK
Date Posted: 23/February/2017 at 11:28
Made the same journey this morning. Two passengers + 5 bags.
The clock was showing 3.25 when we set off and 8.65 when we got out and that was what we paid + tip
Exactly the same as last week and certainly 2 or 3 Euro less than we have paid for the last 3 or 4 years.



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