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“Just OK” 3 of 5 stars
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ALVOR FERIAS HOTEL
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ESTRADA DO ALVOR, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #14 of 26 hotels in Alvor
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed at Alvorferias in a self-catering apartment. The first thing we noticed was that our apartment was huge, which was great as we had a lot of space. It needed a fresh coat of paint and some general updating, but that's what we expected with the rating of the complex. There is a nice pool at the complex, and a small kids play area, which was handy. There is a beautiful beach a short walk away, and likewise the centre of Alvor is a short walk away so I would say it's a good location for families with small children, as long as you don't mind a bit of walking to get about! The on-site restaurant/cafe was nice and clean but the service was very slow, despite it being quiet. There are really good restaurants in the centre of Alvor which serve better food at better value. It's a 3* complex, wouldn't rant and rave about it but would probably stay here again, if we got a good deal.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

The apartment had big rooms, with west and east facing balconies, we were on the 4th floor, which we thought would be a pain, but saw beautiful sunsets and great views over Alvor. Basic but clean, maids came 3 times in the week. Bit cheeky to have to pay extra for a safe though. 15 minutes walk to lovely beaches, these were so pretty we didn't use the pool or bar. Also 15 minutes into the town, up and down a long but fairy shallow hill. Spar supermarket on site was useful, although a little more expensive than the one down the road. We got a late minute bargain, and were very happy with what we paid for.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

i was abit put off by some of the neg comments on here but was pleasantly surprised when we arrived staff very friendly...our apartment was plenty big enough for a family of 5 we had a 2 room with two bathrooms large living area and kitchen..we stayed bed and breakfast..breakfast was ok but same thing every day..the area it self was beautiful alvor is about a 5-10 minute stroll down bank lovely fishing village with plenty of places to eat one place you must try is the yacht club on the front of the harbour food was amazing and emma the manage was brillant highly recommended..as we had children with us we came back to the apartment each night around 9ish and when to the club located on site of the apartments..plently of entertainment each night from a parrot show to music quiz..beaches around the area are stunning a trip to the logons are a must..all in all it was a fab holiday and we would defo go back..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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melton mowbray
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We'd read the reveiws and as you must read a bit between the lines, the apartment we had 221 was very spacious, 2 balconies, large bedroom and an even larger livingroom with seperate kitchen, the decor is dated but kept clean, the ouside areas are also well maintained, all in all for what we paid a very good deal. Alvor itself has so much to offer, great beaches, a walk along the board walk area is beautiful and with plenty of restaurants to choose from, catering for all pockets, nightlife is great if you fancy a drink along with some live music. we are already looking at booking again for next year.........can't be that bad .....

Room Tip: It's quieter on the other side of the road to reception
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Myself 27, My husband 31 and three children aged, 4, 6, 10 all went away for our honeymoon 12th sept 2012. We had such an amazing stay in Alvor such a beautiful typical fishing village :O)
The transfer was quite long from the airport to the hotel about (1hr 40) I should imagine private taxi would be much quicker!
We were greeted by two very friendly staff at reception and told we were to be staying over the otherside of the complex which is separated by a bridge to avoid the traffic. With it been roughly 2am the staff drive us over to the otherside and showed us to our room.
My first reaction was how huge it was, they gave us a three bedroomed apartment with double beds in each room, two bathrooms, two balcony's a massive kitchen and separate dining/ living area! Yes it was quite dated but for what we paid this was to be expected! Was totally spotless, the kitchen was fantastic had cooker with gas hob, oven ect. Had fridge freezer big family size one, microwave , clean pans, plates, clean tea towels the list is endless! I never usual use the kitchen whilst on holiday but had no reason not to this time! The rooms were cleaned every second day with beds made, fresh towels it honestly was brill service :O) Our view faced the pool area and could see the beach afar in the distance. The other balcony overlooked the front road towards the village which is just a 5/10 minute walk and has some beautiful resturants, shops and a handy supermarket. On an evening because of the younger children we shared a taxi home and was never more than 4 euro's :O) The pool area was very clean the only thing I would fault would be the paving around the pool was alittle cracked in some area's such as by the pool ladder ect but thats it. The bar around the pool was very cheap and staff very friendly. We never ate at our resturant so can't comment on that but we did attempt the resturant on the reception side one morning and the prices are very high, roughly 8.50 euros just for continental breakfast! We passed as just in the village its roughly 4.50 euro's for a full english with tea or coffee.
The beach is a 5 min drive in the mini bus service provided by hotel and we also visited the aqua park,splash and slide which is also worth a visit we got a taxi each way which was 18 euro each way but can also get bus but be warned takes about 1hr 30 rather than 20 mins in taxi!
Over all you get what you pay for in this case I think we got more a fantastic place to visit and would defo return in the future x

Room Tip: We stayed in room 312 (apparently there are only 2 rooms in the whole hotel this big)
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had a pleasant holiday at the Alvor Ferias Hotel.
There were a few minor issues with our
apartment but these were dealt with very quickly by the helpful staff.
The breakfast provided
was nothing special but just about alright.
The walk to the village is no problem although the beach is a bit further.
The tennis courts are in good working order, crying out to be used.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I suppose you get what you pay for. Liked the apartment, it was comfortable thanks to the aircon. Not so keen on the pools, got very claustrophobic as the hotel filled up. Took the breakfast option, a bit bland and very boring. Same set of things to choose from every day.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: ESTRADA DO ALVOR, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 26 hotels in Alvor
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