We have only just returned from Portugal staying at this hotel in a 2 bed bungalow (self catering) I travelled with my hubby, mother inlaw, son and infant daughter. The location of this resort is very pretty and the apartments and bungalows are not too close to one another. The general cleanliness of the rooms, pool area, resort restaurants are very high. I can say that the pool bar, drinks and snacks are very expensive, for example a bowl of fries is €3.50 a basic salad bowl €5.00, a bottle of still water was €2.80, which to us was a massive let down, way too over priced. The first night we ate at the hotels restaurant - cant remember the name but located outside/opposite the hotel reception, the food was very very expensive and tasteless, my son had spaghetti from the kids menu which tasted like it was mixed with tomatoe ketup for €7.50, really bad!! Pizzas and pasta very average tasting and again expensive, we ate there once only and never dared to return. We didn't have breakfast at the hotel as it didnt look to great, cheese and hams, very basic for €8.00 per person. The shop on the resort was lovely, expensive but you can buy everything you need from bread to eggs etc, the owners are really nice. The first bungalow we were given which was located close to reception and close to the pool area etc was infested with ants so we were moved to another a little further just pasted the resort shop, it was def an improvement and we didn't have the same issue again, the bungalow was nice, big rooms & comfortable beds. Enough utensils to cater for breakfast and dinners if required. The 3 hotel pools were really nice, 2 kiddie pools and one adult, there are lots of sunbathing loungers, lots were faulty and broken but you could lie on them. The staff were always friendly & polite, the hotel itself was very kid and family friendly. You are also able to walk to the main town which took around 15 mins, the beech located near the town and where the hotel courtsey shuttle takes you is stunning. To eat out in the town was very expensive, average meal price for 3 adults and 1 kid was €65.00, we ate in some really lovely indian resturants. We ended up hiring a car and travelled to the old Portuguese towns and had breakfast/lunch/dinner there which was much cheaper, a beer there would cost €0.90 cent where as a beer at the hotel and town cost €3.00, big difference. I think overall the hotel was nice but they really need to review there pricing and food menu, I think its going to put lots of people off. I would def return to Portugal one day but would not stay here again, we had a lovely holiday and enjoyed where we stayed, just there was lots of let downs. I think we are going to stick to our usual hols, Turkey, Egypt etc, you get sooo much more for you money!! I can say the Portugal is a stunning country, beaches are stunning and the country itself is very pretty. Hope this helps :)
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- Quinta Do Paraiso Carvoeiro, Portugal - Algarve