Travel operator: Jet2
Hotel tip: Good location but self catering is the way to go and there is a supermarket close by.
The location however is fantastic, very quiet away from the strip but easy walk either from the front of the hotel or take the walk from the rear to the strip.
Our room was only cleaned once in the week we were there, so room cleanliness was very poor, hotel staff were friendly enough if you were a long stay holiday maker, but not so friendly to the basic holiday maker.
I would not visit this hotel again as I thought that it had completely gone downhill, and was really shabby. We love the Algarve and will be revisiting, but not to this hotel.
Travel operator: thomas cook
Prices for food and drink around the pool are very reasonable and very good.
Cannot wait to return, fantastic holiday.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Downside was the appauling noise from the bar below...we were in room 220 and were kept awake after 0300 for 3 nights with disturbances from the bar in the street under the hotel. I challenged the revellers but got only abuse (they were English of course.) The couple in the room at the side of us, 221, were French and resorted to throwing water over the offenders. This was met by torrents of abuse inclusing "We'll come up ther and smash your F*****ng door down" Come on hotel ownership....get to grips with this and you'll have a great place.
Don't spoil the Algarve.....it's great.
Travel operator: Independant
Both the OPH and the CPO are situated away from the noisy strip but within a 10 minute walk.
There are a number of small friendly bars/cafes under the hotel as well as a large cheap supermarket.Fresh bread rolls every morning and with ham and cheese from the deli counter at just over 1 euro for 6 slices of each makes me a very happy boy! Cans of beer sell for 47 cents...again another reason to smile!!
We have never had a problem with the cleanliness of the hotel although the satellite tv is rubbish(bbc1/sky news and eurosport..the rest were foreign)but the rooms are spacious and well equipped.The pool is a good size but always very cold..but you can't have everything.
Staff can be a bit sour faced but just joke a bit with them and you might just get a smile.
Travel operator: timeshare owners
Travel operator: thomson
The hotel has no view whatsoever, its on a loud street, above a supermarket overlooking a few bars. The room we were originally given wasn't clean enough - I bought 2 bottles of bleach to clean toilet but it smelt disgusting.
We also had no heating for 2 days, despite several requests to fix it or move us. Reception (who are the most arrogant lot I have ever met - with the exception of 1 lady) refused to move us for several days, they then offered us an apartment which was in a block down the road from CPO, this was almost in middle of woods - with metal grille shutters for safety - erm no thanks.
After 3 days of requests we were given a top floor apartment with same ugly view, but at least it was clean and had heating.
Staying on half board is well worth the extra you pay, the evening meals were all waiter service, ordered from a menu - good selection, or you can have any of the carvery or buffet/snack meals they do. Walked to CPO for breakfast, as preferred the buffet there.
The entertainment at Christmas and New Year is specifically for the older generation, most were in at least 50s 60s and older. They do a quiz, then some well past it singer does an hour or so warbling.
The fireworks at New Year were beautiful, as was the weather for most of the 2 weeks.
Travel operator: Airtours
We had an excellent room on the top floor with views of both the pool and the sea, hotel room was very clean, spacious and tidy.
Beds for once were extremely comfortable in the bedroom, 3rd & 4th beds were the dreaded couch beds which if you had another 2 adults staying I dare say it would have been torture.
Room had air conditioning which was a blessing in the July / August heat.
Room had adequate crockery etc for a self catering stay, maid service was three times a week with beds being changed once a week (which wasn't enought to be honest). Although, the maid was very approachable if she was on the landing for more towels, toilet rolls etc.
Generally the hotel was cleaned to a very high standard, we even saw maids in the flower beds polishing the leaves on more that one occasion,
Location - The hotel is really good if you want to visit the strip but if you want to go further a field ie the Old Town it is quite a long walk or a quick taxi journey (
Travel operator: Direct Holidays
Travel operator: Travel Republic
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