The location is perfect for everything.44 Regent Street,great on site for food and entertainment.A tip for anybody going here,donot stay on the old market side as late disco with bottles,chairs and trees broken and unfortunately sex acts being carried out on the grass verge.Not very nice,especially if you have children with you.But we would go back here with reservations about the room location.
Travel operator: Thomson
Do try the restaurant onsite - 44 Regent Street - one of the best around and have a drink with Manolo at his poolside bar! The breakfasts in Polly's pool bar are also very good value for money.
Slightly different range of ages this time than when we have been before - more families and a few groups of single sex younsters, but still very peaceful around the pool during the day. At times you could be the only one in the well kept swimming pools.
The quality of the apartments (booked through the management agency "Pueblo Torviscas") has gone down quite considerably. Ours was very poorly equipped if you wanted to cook yourselves (the only thing we do is make coffee!). No oven, just 2 rings & a microwave, no toaster, no fan, no iron. You have to pay for the safe and the TV was coin-operated. All these things have been included on our previous visits. I think if you went as a family this may add considerably to the cost of your holiday. Maybe the apartment should be rented on a "room only" basis and not "self-catering".
Also if you book on the complex do not have an apartment in Block A as this overlooks the local Faro nightclub which goes on till 6-7 am in the mornings. We did not have a complete night's sleep during our second week! Other blocks would not have this problem.
Overall still a lovely complex and we would return, but we would certainly be more choosy about location of apartment and will try to rent direct from an owner next time.
Travel operator: Independent
Travel operator: thomsons
just returned today this was our forth and last time there, the manageress was totaly unhelpful,we arrived on tues 11th november 2008 for 7 nights,i had asked for top floor pref over looking pool if possable, we were sent to our block f 1st floor to find that the lift was in pieces on the floor and did not work, and we were above regent 44 pub that was in middle of refit with building going on. i went back and asked manageress if we could move rooms as we were concerned about noise from building she told me building was finishing next day, i said this would be even worse because of the live music every night as we go to bed earlyish, she told me there was no live music this was a lie,she told me to come back next fri if we still wanted to change room.i then asked here how we were ment to get our suit cases upstairs, she replied carry them and walked off.
the rooms have gone down and are dirty i wrote clean me & dirty in the top of our mirror glass in bathroom when we first arrived it was there for three days before the cleaner wiped it off, our towels were changed once in 7 days and our beds were not changed at all.
this is a shame as we have had some really good holidays here and liked the place but the new manageress is horrible and a liar as ther was live music every night till midnight,she also told us our room had a see view this was not true we had a concrete wall and a tree and also had bars on our belcony we felt like we were in prison for a week, this is not how we like to spend our holidays, but they don't care once they have your money.
once i had carried our suit cases up stairs i pulled a mussle in my neck and sholder whitch spoilet it for me as we had booked siam park and all i could do was sit and watch the rest of the family.
Travel operator: thomson
Travel operator: AIRTOURS
Travel operator: Independant
Note the complex is shared, but you will find the aprtaments are one of the following
1. Privately owned
2. Resort managed
3. Thomson group
4 . Timeshare ( Sunterra)
They are mostly 1 bed or studio
I stayed in a one bed timeshare , and I would rate the fixtures as excellent, lcd tv (lounge), DVD, dishwasher. A washing machine and a Tv in bedroom would have been icing on cake.
Did rent a "resort manged" room for 1 day ( as late flight) these are very different, but acceptable (just)... although of course the resort and location are the same regardless.
On site entertainment a bit lacking for my tastes , pool cafe/ bar had acceptable lunch food, but always when out for dinner.
Travel operator: Private
The day after we arrived at the apartment the knob on the top of the toilet flush box came unscrewed but as soon as we mentioned it at reception it was logged on the computer and was fixed by the time we came back from our walk. Unfortunately the lift to our apartment on the third floor wasn't working when we first got there so we had to lug our cases up six flights of stairs but thankfully it was repaired after about the third day. The whole complex was very clean and well kept with the maid coming in every day except for a bank holiday when she didn't come one day.
We ate frequently at 44 Regent Street, one of the restaurants on the complex and found the food enjoyable. The bagettes and plough person's platter were especially delicious! The staff were very friendly, we attended one quiz and bingo session and a full house won me a free breakfast. The reception staff were very good, especially when it came to trying to contact the Thomson rep by telephone as that seemed the only way you can contact them now. I'm afraid 50c doesn't last long on the payphone but they let me use the phone on the desk. I only needed to contact the rep to find out what mode of transport we could expect for our transfers back to the airport as we were dropped off in a taxi on the way. Although there were people around the pool, the complex certainly didn't seem to be very full.
The market used to be over the road from the complex but has been moved further up the hill and is now behind the Hotel Fanabe. There is some work going on alongside the Pueblo Torviscas, to do with drainage I believe but shouldn't be going on for much longer. The complex is very close to two beaches, one accessed by steps over the top of the market site and the other off to the left and down a short hill to the beach by the port. I would definitely go to this complex again and possibly book with a private owner as our apartment was a Thomson one which was adequate but fairly basic and was needing a bit of redecoration and a private one would have more amenities.
Travel operator: Thomson
The complex was mainly being used by the older generation which meant that it was lovely and peaceful (no kids!).
There is a pool bar, snack bar, restaurant and another bar. There was entertainment nightly although we rarely saw it. We ate in the restaurant on one evening and the food was excellent.
The pools were absolutely freezing but would be lovely had the weather been a little warmer
We would definately recommend this complex and are already looking to book our next holiday there.
Travel operator: Independent
We love this complex, it is always clean, everyone is very friendly, especially at Polly's restaurant, and the Colonial Bar, with David, 'entertainer extraordinaire'.
Pool area tended to be crowded, and towels WERE endlessly put on sunbeds to save them, which is so annoying!
All in all, a great complex, very close to a couple of beaches, and we will be booking again for October 2007.
Why risk somewhere else when you have found the ideal place!
Travel operator: Private booking
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