We booked a half term break at the AB hotel. Flight was good, customs extremely quick and transfer was just fine. First impressions of the hotel were ok, however please be advised that this is a fairly new hotel, it feels a little sterile and has no real atmosphere about it, no wow factor, however the check in was efficient (They take your passports and check you in whilst you relax and have a drink).
Rooms are excellent, huge, with a cooker/microwave, nice big beds, and air conditioning just fine, however its best to switch this off at night because it gets cold. Fantastic shower and very clean.
Food, is superb, across all meals, I would definitely recommend the fish fresh cooked from the grill. Only thing that aggravated a tad was the toaster at breakfast, its one of those conveyor systems, and we had to put the bread through 3 times before it was toasted.
Staff are great, very friendly and hard working - no problems at all in that area.
Pool is huge, but very cold, which is a pity
We booked a trip whilst there, to explore the Algarve from the mountains to Cape St Vincent (the most Westerly point in Europe) - worth every Euro, however please be advised that the lunch on this trip is not free, ours cost 13 Euros per person, but was well worth it.
Now, we made the huge mistake of not going to Alvor Beach until the last day. This beach is one of the most fantastic places I've ever been to, very clean, very scenic as well and lots of places on the beach to get drinks or have a bit to eat - Thoroughly recommend, but please be aware of the current - Its a tad vicious so would not recommend swimming out far, but most people are happy to wade out to waist height and have fun in the waves.
We will certainly return, but are a bit anxious as to how the hotel operates in the high season when at full capacity.
Return trip, be prepared to queue for a long time going through Portugese customs
Oh! The Thompson rep, Gill, of course was superb..
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