Three days before our holiday our tour operator cancelled our original hotel booking due to a supplier problem and we were given little notice to try and pick an alternative. We were assured this hotel had been refurbished !!!!!!!!! If painting the outside lemon is what they meant then that is all I could see that was new.It is the only bright thing in this establishment.
We arrived at 9pm to be greated by a sullen faced receptionist. The first room we were given was room 102. It was infested with ants in every area,bath,toilet,floor etc.... We requested a move.The next room we were given was mainly free of insects. The cement outside the door of the new room was breaking away from the wall. Same as the rest of the rooms on that floor. The doors only shut if you bang them hard. Speaking of hard,that best describes the beds in this hotel. If lack of sleep is high on your holiday list then you will get that in abundance here.
We were self catering and I had to spend the first hour cleaning the black microwave and grill. The floor tiles were filthy and were never cleaned properly our entire stay. The pool area was infested with ants and the sun loungers were old,faded and broken.
The hotel self catering equipment is so basic they only offer a few pota,some dishes tea pot and cups you have to fight your corner to get a kettle.
The reception area is dull,the inside bar area was never seen to be open and the pool bar looked like a run down scout hall with all the attraction of a foot full of verrucas !!!
This was meant to be a special holiday trip to celebrate a family birthday. The best part of our hotel experience was checking out!!!!! Please, please do not waste your hard earned money,this hotel has no redeeming features and the owner should be ashamed to hang a 3 star rating over the door.
Ironically during our stay the hotel hosted a tourism in Portugal lunch with a sad looking little table in the reception foyer of bland looking nibbles for their invited guests. Word to the wise for the Portuguese Tourist Authority,if you think this is a good venue to hold such events then I fear for the future of tourism in Portugal. Give me the Santa Eulalia Beach Club Hotel (our original choice ) any day.We love Portugal,We love the Santa Eulalia but stay away from this horrendous hotel nightmare.
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- Also Known As:
- Valmangude Jardim Aparthotel Albufeira
- Valmangude Jardim Aparthotel Hotel Albufeira
- Cheerfulway Valmangude Jardim Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve