Just returned back from the Alvor Atlantico where I stayed with my husband and 6 year old son. They are part of the Dom Joao village. They're about 500 mtrs from main hotel Dom Joao, where all facilities are ie. Reception, Restaurant, Swimming pools, Bar, Kids Club etc. Only facility at Atlantico is indoor swimming pool none of the rest as listed are available from Atlantico. Reception: There is a phone on a table inside the door if you need reception you can use this. We found it to be a bit of a trek over and back especially if you forget something ! On Check in( In Dom Joao) it was pretty straight forward nothing over friendly or informative. Our room was nice modern but the maid while she came every day with fresh towels gave the apartment a quick rub. (Not up to much.) Restaurant was just ok. We only did B&B and the food was the same every morning. Nothing too hectic. Swimming pools were cold enough and salt water. Kids club was fine pretty basic but girls did their best to keep kids entertained.Evening entertainment was a guy on keyboard most nights.... wouldnt bother !! Overall the attitude of the staff wasn't good. With the exception of a few. (small few) There is an older gentleman in towel hut "managing the towels" with a really bad nasty attitude. He washes the paths under you whether your on the sunbeds or not and one day washed my bag too !! with camera and i phone inside. When i approached him he shrugged his shoulders saying this is his job to clean.
Over all my experience of Atlantico was just ok. On the positive side it is very close to the beach and the supermarket is next door. Will not be returning to Atlantico although Alvor was beautiful !!!
Beautiful restaurants : Ruculla being our favourite but book in advance !! O Candeerio on beach is fab and Ricardo speaks great irish ! Villa 45, Captins Table, Georgettes and accross from Vangabondo the Italian Restaurant (cant think of name.) Went to O louis on beach didnt think service up to much !! Prices varied from 60 - 80 Euro Including Starter, Main, Desert, Juice and wine.
Car hire used zitauto and no problems good to deal with.
Strongly recommend to go to Zoomarine to swim with Dolphins what a wonderful experience !!!
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