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AlvorMar - Apartamentos Turisticos
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
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Dublin, , Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Another Great Holiday at Alvormar!!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Once again Cant begin to say how much we enjoyed our stay in these Great Apartments....As a mixed bag of Grandparents... Parents.. & Grandchild... Again Don't know where to start...Lets just say ...as Staff go ...From Front Desk to Cleaning Staff No One Better!! A Special mention for Lourdes at the Pool Bar... Always a smile... and such a lovely person!!............If you want good Food at reasonable prices you wont do better than Whetherspoons run by Ben opposite alvormar Apts.....A bit off the betten track . but worth the effort...

Room Tip: choose on the road side if you want Evening Sun!!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Got back from a 10 day stay on 13th August. Really do think this place is in the perfect location. Not only is it a moments stroll away from everything, you don't hear a thing at nightime! Ok so the pool isn't massive, but perfect for a chilled day if the breeze picks up too much for the beach. We went out and about a lot, and always said when we came back at the end of the day, we really were staying in the most perfectly located place. Can't really comment too much on quality of staff etc as because everything was perfect, didn't need to contact them a lot! View from top of apartment building was stunning, library had tonnes of books, wifi connection was fine (our boy was grateful as he could still play his games on his ipod). Kitchen had everything you needed to cook a decent meal if you wanted (the furthest I got was cooking a bacon sarnie as we ate out every night). Once again, if you want to be moments away from the thick of it, yet in a peaceful location, this really is the place to stay. I wouldn't hesitate to come back again.

Room Tip: try and get room 006, right round corner, end of corridor so no one walks past, and ground floor so...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Kill, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We have sadly just returned from our 2nd stay at alvormar and like before couldnt find fault if we tried, rooms are basic but spotless and really well equipped, totally central with the friendliest staff i have ever encountered on holidays...big mention to lourdes at poolside bar she is just wonderful, met lots of faces from last years stay think that is half the beauty of alvormar people who stay return again and again ...it speaks volumes for the place...and they looked after us as returning guests with free safety deposit boxes which was very nice of them...new bar/restaurant opened across from apartments run by lovely scottish man called ben, food is lovely and very reasonable...well worth a visit

Room Tip: we choose rooms on side street with side sea view as poolside would be very noisy
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Really good location, right near the centre of town.

We travelled with a toddler & there was a small play area ideal for him at the pool. The place was really clean and well maintained. Our apt was cleaned every day except Sundays.

Would definitely recommend these apartments.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

These are wonderful little apartments. Ok they are not the most modern in alvor but they have everything you need for self catering and you have the benefit of having your apartment cleaned every day.

The pros:

Smack bang in the middle of town but still on a quiet street.

200M from the Main Street with all the restaurants.
500M from the amazing beach.
Bakery around the corner and super market down the road.
Amazingly friendly and helpful staff.
Small pool with sunbeds, pool bar, pool table and crazy golf.

Cons:

Pool and sunbed area a little small. If you want a 'pool' holiday this probably isn't your best bet but for everything else it's fantastic.

As a young couple I would definitely recommend staying here....great little find in alvor.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

First visit to Alvor,chose Alvormar apartments after reading positive reviews on Tripadvisor.Proved to be an excellent decision as we all (family of 5) thoroughlly enjoyed our stay.We were allocated a 2 bedroom apartment which as previous reviews state maybe a little dated but was perfectly clean and functional with aircon,full kitchen facilities if required, nice sunny balcony etc and really very good value for what is after all 3* accommodation.Pool area although not the biggest always had plenty of sunloungers available even in July school hols and enjoyed full sun all day,little poolside bar open all day.Hotel staff all very pleasant & helpful with local info, bus timetables etc.Alvor itself is a beautiful resort with lovely long sandy beach and a picturesque river scene with several cafe bars overlooking the fishing boats.Plenty of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets (lots of bars offering large beers for only 1 euro) it would be rude not to! For those who want things a little livelier a taxi to Prai da Rocha cost only 8 euros each way we went twice for our older teenage kids but really were more than happy with Alvors amenities.Also caught a local bus to Lagos 8.10 euros return worth a visit.
If we return to Alvor again someday would have no hesitation in staying at Alvormar.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

As this was our 1st visit to Alvor we read all the reviews before choosing the Alvormar we were not dissapointed as the apartments are in a great location very central but maybe a wee bit dated,the Reception staff very friendly and helpful and couldn't be any more accomodating, cleaning staff the same my only complaint would be when they arrive 1st thing in the morning they are so noisy and its not everyone who wants to get up at 7.30am they shout across the Atrium to each other in greeting and as all the bedrooms face onto this its a nightmare Sorry : (

Some fantastic eating out places Foustino's Steak House was a favorite but for a wee taste of home try Annies for their nightly specials owned by a husband & wife team it could not be faulted for service and quality and they do the most amazing Sunday dinner 3 courses and the roast beef is amazing as is there milkshakes yum.

Room Tip: rooms looking onto the gardens are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: AlvorMar - Apartamentos Turisticos
Address: Rua Dom Sancho I No 9 11, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Alvor
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Alvor
#3 Romantic Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — AlvorMar - Apartamentos Turisticos 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the village of Alvor, just 750 meters from one of the Algarve´s most beautiful beaches, and 6kms from Portimão.All 50 apartments (T0, T1 and T2) have a fully equipped kitchen, balcony and most of them have seaview. Internal Facilities: - 24 hours reception- Heated swimmingpool with salt water (no chemicals) - Infant’s pool- Snack-bar near the pool - Lounge / TV Room- Cleaning 6 days a week (except on Sunday)- Internet - Free Wi-Fi (Wirless Internet)- Children's play-ground - Snooker and games room - Mini-Golf- Library - Guest Laundry- Sun terraces- GardensServices available at the reception- Airport transfers- Car rental- Excursions- Golf reservations- Other reservations ... more   less 
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