Travel operator: sunsave
Hotel tip: on site restaurant was fine as was the bar next door. we stayed in a ground floor apartment which was quite spacious for a studio
They had a mammoth job on their hands but with a new management team Luis Joseph and John and all new staff they worked day and night to get the hotel turned around. We enjoyed ourselves so much my friend and other people we met there went back in October for another 8 days. We had a really good time and if you’re willing to join in you will too.
It is a bit out of the way but there is a bus on a morning which will take you into Albefeiura at 10 am and bring you back at 3pm for 1.75 each way. Or if you want you can just book one way and get a taxi back whenever you want. I am just booking to go back again in May, they have been refurbishing the apartments and they are lovely, hopefully they will have them all finished by then. Reception area has had a makeover and it is a really nice place to stay.
Evening meals are reasonable and extremely good as well.
Our room was spotless with new mattresses, linen and curtains. Any little request was dealt with immediately.
The pool and pool area were excellent with plenty of comfortable sunbeds.
They are working hard on getting entertainment sorted but there was something on every night.
There is a small supermarket 2 minutes away and a larger supermarket 10minutes walk away. Both stores were very reasonably priced. There is a minibus shuttle that takes you into Albufeira at 10am and returns at 3pm It cost 1.75 euros each way but you could book one way and return in a taxi which cost us 10 euros.
All in all we had such a good time we are booking up again for a return trip and meeting up with other guests that we met there. I think as time goes on considering the changes the new management had made in a month previous to us arriving there this hotel will be even better.
The apartments were out in the middle of no where! Thankfully we had a hired car, good job because we had to be moved to another resort in town before we became ill.
It was an absolute joke (but not funny) it spoilt my whole time in Portugal. I would never go back.
Went to room and stank of damp and mould. Beds were very damp.
There was a bus in to the Old Town which we used every day but they could do with putting a bigger bus on and more frequently; only runs twice a day.
I will definitely not be returning to this hotel again even if it was free.
The room we had was very basic; toasters and kettles can be hired at an extra charge per day. The bedroom stunk badly of damp/mould, and was quite nauseating, on a couple of occasions the apartment smelt of sewage.
The outdoor pool is covered in Winter but it is not heated, so don't worry about packing your swimwear.
The only entertainment was via a big screen either showing football or a Music channel.
The restaurant was quite expensive and only serves snacks during the day. Hot meals start at 6 in the evening.
Would we go again? The answer is No.
It is winter and the usual summer hubbub had quietened. Our apartment was perfect for the job, although could have done with a grill. Location is brilliant - Albufeira is huge and sprawling, much of it stuffed as full as possible with resorts, people within feet of you at all times - this was totally different, with space between the clumps of buildings, and a bit of nature around you.
The staff are lovely, and very obliging, I ate twice in the restaurant, the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Grocery shopping is limited to one small corner shop, and an adequate supermarket but is hideously expensive.
Entertainment is limited to televised football matches, rugby matches and karaoke! Instead of being entertained we did socialising and having conversations with other guests and we laughed all holiday. Refreshing change to the drudge of family life - batteries recharged!
The hotel was great! Clean, great pool, big and clean rooms. We had 4 to a room in a couple of rooms. And the staff, were fantastic. The hotel was definately more aimed at families, and it is certainly a hotel I would happily take a family to. The only problem was that alberfira was miles away. But 12 euro taxi is nothing! I havent rated the entertainment, as we were not there for any. But overall, all I can say is that the other comments are completely unfair, and obviously left by snobby, bitter wastes of time, that probably moan about their own reflection becaquse the person looking back at them is the un-successful, failure of a person their parents always said they were going to be! Top holiday!!
Travel operator: OntheBeach
Me and my husband went away to this hotel on the 4th december 2008 for a week for a lovely break together but we were wrong.
It is the worst place i have ever been on holiday all the staff were horrible, tghe food is very highly priced, the entertainment was rubbish, the rooms were dirty and i even had a worm in my sink (yes a worm) how bad is that, it really is the most unpleasent place i have ever been and it was a complete nightmare.
i know these coments are all bad but its the truth a bg waste of money please dont go here
Travel operator: co op travel
What can i say (Apart from the moaners who would find fault with ther own ---------) we had a great time
All the staff are pleasant from Claudia on reception to Ricardo in the bar.
Good maid service clean apartments good change of shets and towels.
Full kitchen facilities,good evening entertainment and the food is excellent,The christmas day meal was out of this world (spot on)
Great location 10/15 minutes walk to the beach depending on how fast you walk,lots of pubs cafes etc around if you take the time and trouble to look for them. Overall a very good holiday
Travel operator: Travel Republic
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