I honestly don’t know why this place gets such bad reviews. We paid €256 for 5 nights in a 1 bed apartment. It was spotless (small few ants), great location, we had a cleaner in once who changed sheets and towels. It has two pools, lots of beds and a pool bar, the staff were so nice from pool bar to reception and cleaning. Hope it stays open. Yes it’s outdated but the pictures are what you pay for. Really enjoyed the stay and if I went back to Alvor I’d stay again
We were kept waiting for our room for over 3 hours but we thought at least they were giving it a deep clean. We were wrong, when we were finally allowed in the room smelled musty, the bathroom had pubic hairs in and around the bath and there was broken glass on the floor. The apartment had a very dated and poorly maintained feel leaving us with an unpleasant itchy feeling. We eventually decided to move to a far better apartment a few hundred metres away under different management.
When we stayed or room was fifty go towls once from them in a week lots off bugs and coackroachs in the apartment bath was all staind cobwebs everywhere in the room I will not definitely return here and staff were so rude
Not a bad place to stay. Good big pool and also a Children's pool. I went into lovely Alvor every evening for lovely food and of course The Parlour Irish Bar, for craic and Banter. For anyone who has never been to Alvor, ye should consider it, great holiday spot. 🇵🇹🇵🇹
We stayed here during one of the few weeks Portugal was on the green list and we got a really cheap deal so I can't complain but I wouldn't pay the normal price to stay here. Its very dated - like it's not had any update since 1980! Everywhere is tiled that dark brown terracota colour with scratched mahogony furniture and holes in the curtains. I can't quite explain how dull and depressing the reception area is but spending more than 2 mins in there would just stuck the life right out of you! Our apartment was huge and had 3 balconies but we didn't sit on them once as they just didn't feel nice our views were a choice of a motorway type bridge, a graffitied old empty flower bed or a busy road. The pool area is OK but annoyingly and despite several families pointing it out to them, they kept locking the gate to the ramp meaning you had to carry the pushchair down a steep flight of steps to get out. We did keep telling reception but they just said we could ask for it to be opened - that's fine on the way in but if you're on you're own you can't leave the baby at the pool while you walk to reception to ask them to let you out! Having said that I do understand why people have asked for the gate to be kept shut as the apartments are very open to the public. It doesn't really feel like a holiday complex lots of the apartments look privately owned and like permanent residences and there's no gates to stop cars coming in so literally anyone could be wandering around. Usually on holiday I would allow my eldest the freedom to walk to the bar or on site shop on her own but I wouldn't have done that here. The snack bar food was OK and pints of lager 3.5 Euros. We didn't even bother looking for the main restaurant as the whole place just lacked any atmosphere, this may be down to covid. We arrived at about 9.45pm and everything was completely closed. There was nowhere to get anything to eat the only thing on offer was a vending machine. Walk into Alvor is about 15 mins downhill but getting back up takes quite a bit longer and I guarantee your calves will be aching by day 3! Alvor itself is lovely. Theres a decent choice of bars and restaurants but everywhere closed at 10.30 while we were there due to covid. A point to make is that only a couple literally 1 or 2 opened at breakfast and a couple more at lunch again I'm not sure if this is all the time or just because of the pandemic. I would return to Alvor but I wouldn't stay at the Alvorferrias. Ive given in 3 stars but that's a bit generous really just down to the fact that it was so cheap. …