It is said that the first impression is the one that you remember, our first impression was really bad. We were dropped off by Resort Hoppa coach at 21.00, the whole place was unlit and looked deserted.It took us a good 10 minutes to find the reception, this was unstaffed and completely unlit. There was a notice on the window which had a couple of phone numbers on - incase there was no receptionist at hand.I suppose in this day and age nearly everyone will have access to a mobile phone but if you didn't have one I wonder how you would have reached the recepionist.We received an answer on the second of the phone numbers, the receptionist said she'd come straight down, when she came down she said that she'd expected us to arrive the night previous and that she had taped our room key to the window - not the most secure way of welcoming guests.
Anyway on entering our apartment we were greeted by a very strong smell of curry .... we decided to leave our cases and go out into Alvor straight away.
Later on when we got back, I gave the whole place a good long spray with the air freshener I had bought and we went straight to sleep.
We were woken by the dawn chorus of two very loud donkeys which had a paddock about 100 yards from our window, there was also a camping field next to that and at times that was quite noisy too.
On the plus side the apartment was large and had all the things you'd need for a self catering holiday. It wasn't really very clean but once the window had been left open it had lost the curry smell. We couldn't open the balcony door the mechanism seemed jammed, but when I reported this, it was opened for us without any fuss. Also another great plus is that there is a brand new supermarket The Pingo Doce that has just been opened just a stones throw away.
All in all we wouldn't go back again, but it is a budget hotel so I suppose you get what you pay for.
When we vacated our room at 10.00 on a Sunday morning, yet again the reception was closed so we just left our key outside the reception.
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