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Luna Alvor Village
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 27, 2014

This hotel is owned by the Luna Bay resort group but it operates separately to the Luna Bay beach hotel. We had booked the Luna Bay Beach hotel and were moved to this 'village' hotel when the Luna bay beach hotel said they'd overbooked.

I was seriously angry and annoyed that I never got to stay in the hotel that I booked and received no compensation. This hotel is much cheaper than the Beach hotel.

We were put onto the second floor, at the back of the hotel, overlooking the pool and countryside.

Lots of positives and a few negatives:

Positives
Large self-serviced apartments with plenty of space. Very large balconies. New enough hotel so fittings/fixtures are new and fresh. Provides a free bus service to the town centre and beach. Taxis have a standard charge of 3.25 to get to town centre. Pingo grocery store is less than an easy 10min walk away. Bar staff are friendly. Rooms are cleaned everyday. Breakfast was of very high standard. Lady provides massage, reflexology etc on the lawn (at a charge).

Negatives
The free bus service only runs 3 times a day, not very accommodating & the receptionist couldn't give a care when I said that the times/service level was very limited and restrictive. The kitchen pantry doors had old coffee/tea splash marks on them. Guests feel the need to leave towels on sun loungers at 8:30 in the morning. The air conditioning unit emits a bright blue light that might keep you awake, unless you have an eyemask. Hotel charges you for using the safe (!!!!). Free wifi is only available in the hotel reception, bar and lounge areas. Although hotel is new, some fixtures in bathroom were loose and unusable.

Recommendations for hotel.
Hotel needs to improve the frequency of its free bus service, it's not safe to be out walking in the midday sun to the beach (+25mins) or the village (+20mins). Maybe they only have a few services to help the taxi service make an income, who knows.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front of the hotel If you want afternoon sun. Ask for a room on level 1 or hi...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a relaxing week in alvor, and alvor village hotel is a really lovely hotel, nice relaxed atmosphere in the hotel, staff friendly,. They got new sunbeds the day we were leaving, !!!!!!.rooms are lovely, balconies are a nice size, ten min walk to all restaurants and bars, highly recommend this hotel, we will definitely visit again

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
4  Thank Alan M
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Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with friends and family for a 30th birthday of a difference - a chill out. Everything you could want from service, price, cleanliness and location. Kind of Gutted about making this review as it will probably encourage more people to the hotel and alvor itself but I would prefer to keep this little gem a secret. Never mind. I will return. I don't do recommendations but stay here. You will love it!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Really liked it here,great size and very clean apartment.One small niggle. I was disappointing that we were not on the same floor as we booked 3 rooms together then a second couple booked to come with us a while after the 1 st booking, but we were put 2 floors up. I think the lady on reception made the mistake. It made no difference to the stay as it was such a lovely place and I would go back again. Got bit by a spider though :0(

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was our second visit, this time with our adult family. We booked 3 double rooms and were all checked in very quickly by the friendy and helpful Claudia. The rooms are a great size and superbly equiped if you want to do some cooking which we did quite a bit as a group. The local supermarket (Pingo Dolce) is well stocked and just around the corner if you turn left coming out of the hotel.

We never had a problem getting a sun bed, but you still get some individuals putting their towels down and returning nearly 2 hours later. Another guest removed one of these towels and this created a tense atmosphere when the offending couple finally returned to their beds. They didn't seem to appreciate that they were in the wrong! The beach is lovely though and a nice walk down the hill.

Alvor village has quite a lively bar/restaurant area in the evening and you can party until late if that's your thing or just enjoy an evening in one of the lovely fish restaurants. The choice is great.

This is our 3rd visit to Alvor and when we return we would definitely stay at the Luna Village.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool get morning sun, but inland rooms get mid afternoon sun. All are perfect
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Was totalled over the moon with the room. It was so spacious, huge double balcony, full size fridge and dishwasher and all the other aids in the kitchen including microwave and coffee machine. Absolutely loved it.

Only downside was the amount of beds at the pool. They definitely need more also more umbrellas. I counted only 30 odd beds and the hotel holds a few hundred people!!
Other than that I highly recommend this place. Only 10-12 minute walk to town..altho there are a couple of restaurants a few minutes walk away.

Room Tip: Better to have a pool view.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Enormous apartment, with rotating TV which has UK stations at the bottom of the comfortable bed.
Air conditioning that really does work included in the price, very reasonable bar and lunchtime meals menu, we have been 3 times and I cant praise these apartments highly enough.

Alvor itself is a wonderful place to go in the evenings, with a large choice of different restaurants.

Alvor itself still has a typical Portuguese flavour and has a wonderful atmosphere.

Room Tip: Pool view room
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Luna Alvor Village

Address: Rua da Dourada, Alvor, Portimao 8500-034, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alvor
#2 Luxury Hotel in Alvor
#3 Family Hotel in Alvor
Price Range: $83 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Luna Alvor Village 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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