We stayed here first two weeks of July.
Cant really fault much in the hotel , it was very clean , the rooms are big , staff all very friendly , pool area was nice , snack bar by the pool their food and drinks all nice. The hotel is a bit out in the middle of no where BUT you can easly walk to PDR or Alvor both roughly 35 mins walk or 5 mins in a taxi worked out around 5/6 euro for my family of 4.
The beach was about 10 mins away , on the beach front you have 4 or 5 places to eat and drink.
We had a one bedroom apartment and it was big , We stayed on the ground floor over looking for pool. it was really nice and had loads of space.
others in our group had 2 bed room apartments which were twice the size of my apartment and had two bathrooms again these apartments were all very nice and clean and both had lovely pool views.
cleaners came in every day and done a good job.
The only down side was the entertainment , i do not mean the staff by this as they were brilliant with the kids and really tried to give them a great time i just thought it was very limited examples being :
only 10 kids allowed into the kids club there must of been 60 kids at least staying in the hotel.
The games at the pool were always the same again i think this is more down to resources then the staff doing the games.
The night time entertainment in the the bar was always over to fast , bird show , reptile show both ended in half hour , The kids disco was on to early at 6pm and was only on for 30 mins i feel as its a family hotel kids disco should be on around 8.30 / 9 and on for an hour , if they done this they might keep people in the hotel bar
They do have a shop on site which is perfect for grabbing something you need but i would not do a shop in here for a couple of days worth of food as the prices were soooo high , Go to the lidl or one of the supermarkets in alvor or pdr. But again the shop is perfect for anything you forgot to get in supermarket.
Price in bar (g&T €8.50 in alvor €5) and shop as with most hotels are over priced and drinks / food is cheaper out side the hotel , but look most hotels are like this.
other then above small issues i found the hotel to be brilliant and i would 100% return and would recommend this hotel to family and friends
take a trip up to the 4th floor and take in the views really really nice.
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