Very friendly and super helpful staff. Pool absolutely gorgeous, just like in the photos! Beach is only a 5 minutes walk - Praia Maria Luisa, one of the best in the Algarve. Food was good lots of variety - well worth the extra 10 Euros per night, always fresh and if you have a preference they will cook it for you. Rooms a bit on the small side but clean, could use an upgrade but if you don't plan on spending time in the room its fine. Having the balcony was nice but never really used it. Our reservation included free wi fi so that was a bonus otherwise you have to pay - weekly rate was 20 Euros. For day trips use the local Ticket Hub its alot cheaper than the one offered at the Hotel. Historical Algarve was 15 Euros per person and Seville was 20 - both full day trips very good tours, don't forget to tip I found it very rude that some people didn't. The strips as it is known is a good walk from the Hotel 45 mins, lots of restaurants etc a little pricey and lots of people. Taxi ride is about 6 Euros. If you walk in the other direction you will find a supermarket and several gift shops very cheap.
No entertainment at night other than the pool tables and socializing with the other guests. You can get an all inclusive drink ban but this offers no drinks after 11pm.. We found it cheaper to buy wine and beer from the Supermarket....Wine 2 to 5 Euros a bottle, Beer 12 Pk less than 5 Euros.
Lana & Mark from Canada
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