I came here as i new it was in a quiet area, as my friend was turning 70 & hadn't been abroad befor, but my partner wanted to tag along..big misstake! The room was great, new fridge freezer, well equiped, great view from balcony, better than some,on top floor. Pools beautifull, sun lounges needed some replacements. Drinks expensive, happy hour was just 30% off when they could remember, taxi fairs were never 5 euros, but always varied. Staff at desk helpfull. Get your fresh baked bread bang on 9am at there little expencive shop or forget it. Get your self to Aqa at portimao, asap on landing big cheap supermarket, like tesco etc. cost 6-7euros to get there, but buy for your stay, esp water.
you will never need to go there again, nothing there to see it is the locals residents zone, they shut sat 1pm till monday morning..truely!! Avau, great food at harbour ,usuall irish bars and lots of tourist shops, 3-4 euros taxi, or 15 min walk.
Nothing goes on at hotel!!!!! sad singers, and no one stayed but went into Avau instead, that's were the night life is. My partner was bored out of his scull. The noise was bad even though 10.30pm was suposed to be enforced noise limit, but local owned apartments had there own rules, barking dogs, dubious night visits to one ladies room, severel anight!!!! etc, never told to keep noise down. We booked with "on the Beech" never again, they had no record of our booking and we didn't get into our room till 7pm after lots of discussion, keep hold of all paper work it saved our neck! Had same trouble at airport with "on the beach's" transfer company, who the portugese had never heard of, "cab finder", but a very nice man rang one of the numbers and found out were we were meant to go as there was no signs being shown anywhere, they hadn't got our total booking either, 2 people not 3,but took us to the hotel, which took over two hours, not 30 mins as advertised. The Beach is awsum, truely must not be missed, and managable going down the sandy road to it from the round about on main road from hotel, but climbing back up, harder for my elderly friend and my bad knee. But worth it! 20 mins walk from hotel, 30 - 40 mins walk back lol. I would come back here again, for quiet holiday! i loved it. A day out at the "zoo marine" is a must we bought tickets on the flight as cheaper, and booked a pick up on there own bus at the desk of the hotel, which was exceptionally cheap. tip - do all the exerbitions before going on the rides as the pick up is 4 pm and you could miss them!
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