The rooms were very clean. The staff were very helpful. Very big outdoor swimming pool and very small in door pool. Very close to the Montechoro strip with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Nothing
Good hotel if you want to enjoy the Portugese sun and swim in the pool. There were quite some noisy hotel guests (night disturbance, loud discussions at pool side)
location and services of aparthotel. didn't like studio room, transferred to a 1 bed apartment
Got the pool view that was asked for when booking,only 10 minutes from the strip,cheap and cheerful plesent stay Towels only changed every 4 days,and bed sheets only once a week Race for sunbeds which had no cushions, very hard on back
Location is good and pool big but needed to be cleaned more. Nice place for money paid. Hotel charged for bus from airport even though bus never turned up. No doulbe beds, two singles pushed together. Pool should be kept cleaner.
Near to good bars and Restaurants, but not to near so the hotel is not noisy. Beach is not to near, but not so far that it would make you unhappy Internet could be cheaper or free if you have your own laptop.
Pleasant hotel and staff. Very good value and good facilities. Would return. One noisy guest at 2.30 am. just only once.
Room was modernly decorated and very clean. Staff were friendly enough. Nice swimming area. Good value for money. Swimming pool was so cold
it was close to the shops and bars, it had a lovely swimming pool and nice gardens the extra beds in the apartment were not very good
We booked for a pool view room but did not receive this and found some staff quite roude.
Complex had good location to all amenities, far away enough from nightlife but close enough to walk. Entertainment in hotel could be improved, quite a long walk to beach
Lovely hotel, rooms where spotless. Rooms even had fairy liquid supplied, best equiped self catering acom that I have ever stayed in Large rooms with plenty of space, cleaned every day Location great few mins walk to strip and beach No air conditioning working in the rooms, it was so hot we had to sleep with all doors an windows open
Everything we needed for a perfect holiday with three small kids was close by. Good beach, good swimming pool with slides, playground, well stocked supermarket and good take aways from the restaurant. While we were there we got new pillows, a new garden table, new pans and a new large flat screen tv. Everybode from staff and house keeping was very friendly. The bathrooms do not have the same standard as the rest of the apartment, When we ordered a taxi via reception to get back to the airport we had a delay of 50 minutes. The staff did not manage it properly and we almost missed our flight.
The weather! apart from that the location was lovely and the complex was spacious, beautifully landscaped, and provided for all needs on-site. The fact that our stay was off-peak time was also a bonus in terms of tranquillity away from noise and crowds. It was interesting to see that a few previous criticisms/comments from guests had been noted and the requisite improvements made.
The children loved all the different pools - especially the one with the slides and water jets. We went in quiet season and found it very laid back and relaxing. Short walk down steps to beach and 20 min stroll to main strip of restaurants cheap taxi back.
The best place to stay for holiday in Albufeiro. Very nice place with view to ocean, new rooms, apartment has a coffee machine, microwave, oven and many other comfortable things. Cleaners could remove debris on a daily basis, and change the towels, which did not have time to dry.
The maid service and reception staff were brilliant and issues were dealt with straight away, everything was clean Building work at back of our apartment started every morning and 7.30am, we feel we could have been told about this. The stray dogs barking constantly during the night made this the perfect hotel for insomnia
It's surprising to find such a relaxed place in this busy part of the Algarve! Airco was really missing in Alvagar I.
We enjoy the privacy and quiteness of Alfagar and yet the resort is set in a beautiful garden with convenient access to such a lovely beach. Cleanliness is excellent and staff are very pleasant. This was our third visit. Hot water for washing and cooking was in very short supply for half the time we were there.
Appartment,swimming pool,facilities for the kids. Nothing to complain.
The pools, restaurants were great the entertainment was good, had fun the fact that there was no air conditioning, and if we opened the windows or doors the bugs would go in.
friendly staff very cold and only small heater with no effect
Modern style. Cleanliness. Facilities. Attention to detail. Internet is very slow
It was a lovely hotel that is one of the best hotels i have ever stayed at. The rooms are beautiful and would love to go back again.
Excellent in every way, this is a very fine hotel indeed If I had to find something then the quality of the lunch in the bar could be improved but that is being really fussy!
One of the finest hotels you could ever stay in. This is truly a 'must do before die' experience. The staff were faultless from arrival to departure. The food in the dining room would be the best available in Portugal!! And the breakfast is without doubt the finest of any restaurant in the world.A New benchmark has been sent. You could not fault this hotel, the staff, the food. A Magnificent experience which I hope to repeat. Nothing
The location, 2 minutes from the beach.
Very nice location away, yet close, from the city center (if you have a car) and wonderful beach.
The hotel staff is very professional e provides excellent service
The beds were comfortable and the quality of the bed linen was very good. A small detail but the hot food at the buffet breakfast was not hot.
I liked the room, it was huge with a nice balconi. The view was excellent as well. The room service system, the cleanness of the dishes and glasses. we were cheated in several things. Valet made an Accedent in our car and even didn't apologize.
Modern but well designed.Excellent spa.Roomy bedrooms and great shower. Breakfast buffet not well maintained.
View and location excellent, grounds and pools lovely. Simple things like a bin in the room were missing, while the whole ambience suggested hgh standards the atmosphere lacked warmth.
Very friendly staff,excellent location,very quiet area...and fantastic swimming pool,ideal for family,we will back there in next year:)
colourful rooms,good size of apartments near the strip. pool was very cold the kids didnt use it enough due to this
Quiet, however I felt very uneasy because of excessive water on grass. Even after a few days rain the sprinklers came on and I got wet one day as water jets were on early in night. A Danish lady slipped on wet grass because of wet slabs. My husband went to her aid and is since suffering from his back and is having medical attention. He had a problem with his back all through our holiday because of his kindness. I would like to return but the water system would have to be resolved. Water everywhere due to excessive watering. Concrete walls at rere block out all sun.
It was nice and quiet.The staff were very friendly.I accidentally broke a coffee pot and was forgiven. Dogs barking during the night in a neighbouring apartment block across the street.
location and cost
the hotel is central to everything yet in a quiet loaction,the rooms are colourful and beautiful,the staff are always excellent,perfect for a romantic getaway or a family holiday
i like the pool, the appartments and the location.
Location was very good. In a quiet area but very close to the shops and nigtlive. Apartment well designed and well equiped.. Kitchen well equiped but no electic kettle
Located near several restaurants but very calm at night. House cleaningvery good. Good swimming pool and nice staff. We were placed on the second floor but the room was too hot. Really hot! Changed room next to swimming pool and it was wonderful.
Small development, kept well. Hotel staff very helpful. No air conditioning in our room. Not a major issue for us this time as we were here in September but would be a problem if here in July or August.
good value for money
Very friendly staff, modern well furnished rooms, view from dining room on third floor was amazing, cleaning staff swift and thorough. It was cold at night, being November, and there was no heating available in the room.
Helpfulness of staff. Cleanliness of the hotel.Excellent breakfast Probably road noise
Best value with nice room and great bathroom. Great value! Nice breakfast and breakfast room. Cristina at the front desk was especially helpful and courteous. Bed was a little firm but this is minor.
the bedroom is a good one breakfast too poor
Service and staff helpfulness and room cleanliness. None
I chose hotel because of previous reviews that were really good and was very satisfied with my choice. Big and clean room, excellent breakfast in the dining room with fantastic ocean view, and the most friendly staff I have ever met.. No wifi in the room, only in public places...
The front desk staff had great sense of humour, but the best thing about this hotel was the ridiculous price The bed seemed to be made of cement
can't really comment as we only stayed for one night
Very good value hotel - the room was very pleasnant and the staff were very helpful - and cheerful, too! We'll definitely stay there again.
the friendly and efficient staff made our stay pleasant in a lovely setting no complaints except the water in the outside pools was very cold
The appartments are very big. All the rooms are spacious and there's a big independent kitchen very well furnished (unlike other appartements of Albufeira area including upper range 4* resorts). The terraces are spacious and nicely oriented so you won´t feel bothered by neighbours. We liked the spa facilities, the covered swiming-poll and the fitness center (both facilities included in the price, unlike other resorts). The gardens are beautiful too. Last but not least, we loved the kids club (even for small children). It's perfect for parents who want to leave their children for a couple of hours (or even more). We visited other resorts in the area and we definitely would stay in Balaia Golf Village. The restaurant staff is very unpleasant, which is a pity because the food is delicious and very elaborated (almost "chic"). Avoid the appartments close to the main noisy road!!! The appartments have nice chimneys but most of them are useless. The appartments smell like humidity.
Swimming pools were good (indoor was heated but we stayed outside). Proximity to beach good too. Golf course was cute but not challenging. Rates for tennis were unreasonable and the courts were not used. Also they stated that every room had a great view. Not so for us but we didn't really care.
home life environment,kitchen.bathroom and to go outside and see plants and flowers just made my day!! I have a hard time using the stove....
The small distance from apartment to pool. Too far from beach.
the location was central facilites were good
All the facilities.
An excellent resort No everything was fine
good location. well centralised. would suit anyone on a budget. quiet area and not too far from restaurants and beach.
We enjoyed the overall ambience,the attractive gardens,swimming pools,cleaniness and tranquil atmosphere.
Luxury hotel, a wonderful staff The rooms overlook the road. It was noisy
The hotel is a very relaxing place where my young 3 year old son was made very welcome. The pools are beautiful and the gardens are great. Staff in the beach resteraunt were quite rude.
The staff and cleaniness were excellent. The sofa bed is not suitable for an adult and we were three adults sharing
It offered comfort and space and cleanliness and the staff were pleasant and helpful. Food at the beach resturant needs looking into. However, there needs to be some improvement regarding the pool seating arrangements as there were a number of unhappy guests who put towels on the beds only to return to find someone occupying them. As a family we only took sunbeds when we were acctually using them and it was somewhat annoying when people who had reserved the beds before 10.00am only to return at 4.00pm. There were clearly not en
Spacious accommodation in the suite with plenty of cupboard space, nice outlook at the rear over the rooftops to the sea. Quirky decor. Kitchen facilities in suite but only two tea bags, no coffee or milk available. Chairs on balcony and in dining room unusual and uncomfortable. Charged for using internet.
enjoyed everything from the hotel itself to the wonderful staff who work there. there isn't one thing I would change. a most enjoyable break.
Peace and quiet the first few days the staff were very obliging. The noise from the pool, indoor pool was out for maintenance lots of children running!!! About during breakfast and dinner. there was nothing to do after dinner no entertainment unless you went into town, just sport on the T.V. in bar.
A very modern hotel, quality fixtures and fittings, spacious public rooms. Our room (deluxe suite) was extremely spacious and comfortable. Complimentary safe in room. Kitchenette with kettle provided. No child-proof breakfast room, as in some 5 star hotels! No buffet dinner.
very clean, nice design, fantastic location
The quality of the hotel was outstanding and the staff were very friendly The indoor pool, although the three outdoor pools make up for it
food was quiet good above average,mainly English people where there.see views nothing
Very good choices and very good standard of food. Enjoyed the well stocked bar which was very comfortable with good entertainment. Good free car parking. Lack of leisure area around pool which was very cold. Just a few members of staff could be more helpful and friendly.
Very pictures clean room Mising free wifi problem with parking
The room was clean and comfortable. The view from the dinning room was fab. Did not like having to pay extra for everything, and hotel charging 5 euro for shower cap to use the poor was a joke!
The hotel its self is quite quirky but the whole hotel needs a revamp.The rooms are quite big but the corriders etc need a good clean and some paint. there was a really nasty smell each morninbg as you walked down to the breakfast room, the pool bar was also really old and the food was very basic.
Very comfortable room with reliable and easy to control hot water and very helpful staff. Rather steep walk up to the hotel.
I thought that the hotel staff were very helpful and the hotel was in a very quiet area with no noise at night. Also the entertainment was very good
good view from balcony, good onsite restaurant!! the pool closed at 6pm!
The old town location was our preference which was provided by Hotel location. This is not suitable fopr everyone due to steep climb from beach. However hotel provides adequate facilities with family touch.
Great location - helpful people Poor and expensive internet access - no wifi . Ocean view was really only ocean glimpse when on the balcony - very disappointing
saying 'goodbye' the stairwells were covered in pigeons excrement for the whole 2wks we stayed - it's a health hazard and despite seeing cleaners everywhere I never once saw the feathery pooh disappear
Excellent hotel! Yard was nice! Swimhats... :)
Good facilities, helpful staff Pools too crowded at times, restaurants are fairly good but prices exorbitant.
Wonderful location and relaxed attitude. The cornflakes and bacon - very cheap and not good enough!
comfortable and well appointed and managed location - too islolated
The space around the hotel provides a relaxed environment and its cliff top location gives great views out to sea.Overall it has a nice ambiance. The on-site restaurants are expensive and although the food is good it lacks originality.
Nice and big territory!!!! Wonderful beach!!!
Perfect location, excellent facilities, friendly and helpful staff. Great food if a little pricey.
Access to the Beach, good restaurants, Breakfast buffet not 5 *****
The Hotel staff were friendly, the rooms kept spotless and it is centrally located between the Old town and the Strip. The exchange rate for pound!
hotel was lovely,poolside loungers always available,very clean and well laid out.7min walk to beach-10 to strip.nice and quiet. the only thing that i did not like was as a double rm.beds still made up as 2 singles-very easy to sort at booking stage.also beds quite need more english channels uncomfortable and very small pillows.not a big thing but so easily fixed.
Nice hotel. Clean and of good standard.Well located between new and old town with 10 minute walk each way. Lack of deck chairs a problem. Too many rules and regulations at the hotel.Studio bed was extremely uncomfortable and small.
fantastic time had by 2 adults and 2 children, staff coulnt do enough to help. I would use again without doubt
Room space, cleanliness, value for money and centrally located. Yes, I didnt like the booking staff of hotel. It took them 4 hours to alot a room to me.
Staff were super friendly and spoke excellent English. The Portugese are very friendly people. Lovely hotel, clean, comfy and welcoming. Hassle free holiday, just brilliant. Would highly recommend this hotel, good prices and lovely people. I didn't get a pool view but then again I never asked for one.
Had a great time,the location is excellent for access to the strip and the supermarket, only bad point was the quality of the beds I stayed with a group of 6 and our 3 rooms had 2 single beds acting as a double bed...not ideal when you had a few drinks and wake up in the morning lodged between the two beds on the carpet!!
Hotel was clean and well maintained, good central location 10mins either way to Old Town/Strip. Beds in Studio Appartment were not very comfortable.
It was centrally located with good transport links. Rooms were good especially at rear of Hotel away from any potential traffic noise. Staff were very good. Air conditioning included in cost of room. Advert did not specify that items such as tv, Hair Dryer etc were at an extra cost in fact the advert gave the impression that these were all included. The beds in rooms 302 and 304 ( I presume the same was true of other 2 bed rooms) were nothing better than camp beds, did not feel this was justified at either the price and being a 4 star hotel or for the comfort of the guests, especially us pensioners and those that are stockier built. Did not feel it should be up to the guests to review the inventory, the items should have been checked prior to us occupying the rooms E.G. room 304 had only one blanket surely this should have been obvious when the cleaners prepared the room, and it took over a week to have this replaced!
This would be theideal hotel for people wishingto get away from the hustle and bustle extremely peaceful.
Lovely hotel with excellant helpfull staff There wasn't anything that I didn't like
Nothing was a problem in the hotel staff lovely No just walk to the beach but I probably unfit
The location, with immediate access to great countryside and coastline More variety in the buffet dinner would have been welcome
excellent hotel and real value for money nothing , all is perfect
Location,views, facilities and beach No courtesy Room
Facilities were brilliant, and view spectacular Nothing
really enjoyed our stay, the hotel had so much to offer - a really romantic setting with loads of different options to pass the time. I would like to have the option of a double bed in the room rather than two beds pushed together - took a while to get used to the memory foam mattress!
It was very good time. Everything was very good. However, as the hotel was almost complete, at breakfast we had to wait long to have our coffee and milk pots. Also the orange juice had too much sugar. But that is nothing compared with the good things we had there.
Totally suitable for our needs- Nothing to fault-Everyone was wonderful and eberything hit the spot. Nothing- We will definitely return.
The hotel had only been open a few weeks so everything was clean bright and very modern. Breakfast good. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A little chaotic at reception as obviously having problems with computer system and reservations although I suspect only teething problems
Ultra Modern and stylish
The check in staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was splendid. The hotel was spotless. None
quiet comfort, ample and well-cooked breakfast, interesting modern design, professional staff
nice clean rooms and very helpful staff breakfast was a bit poor and i think staff need to be trained in order to deliver quality service and good food.
Staff were all fantastic, particularly receptionists and cleaners.- friendly and professional. The room was incredible. Gorgeous panoramic view, huge bed etc. Welcoming, comfortable and relaxed environment. I would re commend Cocktails a bit rubbish and and food ordered to room service wasn't as described and random
Very modern hotel in agood location near to the beach, shops a good selection of restaurants and public transport links. As a single traveller I found it rather impersonal. I chose the hotel as I am very familiar with the area expecting a quiet location. One night I was kept awake until 2.30 am by a nearby (but not adjacent) karaoke bar which is a considerable problem for the whole area.
The confort and the location. The level too high of the music in the central lobby and the hours of beggining and ending, very early in the morning (7.00 am !!!) and very late in the evening (11.00 pm)
The staff were outstanding, especially Carlos at the front desk. Nothing was too much trouble. Tea/coffee facilities should be in all rooms.
noise from rooms upstairs or alongside, high heels on stone floor.
The facilities are wonderful! The staff at the reception was not really friendly
Very nice room. Staff were polite and accomodating. Club house kitchen closed at 6.30pm and club house itself 7pm. We had finished our round when told to move on.. Bit dissapointing..
Spacious apartments in a nice and quiet place. Loved it! Great for those that have children.
The hotel is near the beach, has very good apartments with everything you could possible need, a lot of pools and is a quiet place.
Our 2 bed apartment was lovely which along with the 7 pools and easy access to the beach was fantastic. The only downside would be you have to drive into the town to go out to eat if you did not stay in the complex.
10 minutes walking to the beach better staff
location, sorrounding areas and confort of the apartment
The swimming pool service, i wait hours for a towel ...
It was great, great facilities, lovely friendly staff No safe in the apartment
Surroundings, Club Atlantico, Restaurant, closeness of beach to eating places Should have been water in room for our arrival
Hotel is very nice because of his separte T0,T1,T2 suites. These suites has separte living room and bedroom and a kitchen. The total cleaning is done for you
Beach front, very quiet, beautiful gardens. Excellent swimming pool with warm water. Near Santa Eulália center. For a 5-star hotel, the carpet is a bit used and with some stains. Sauna and turkish bath are not included in room rate.
My 18 year old daughter and myself returned for a 2nd time in September. We love the hotel, particularly the beach side location. The food is very enjoyable. The pool areas clean and beautifully appointed. The breakfast selection is varied and fresh, nearby snackbars offer a selection of food whilst enjoying the sea view Although expensive, we always feel relaxed and refreshed after our short stays.
This hotel is everything you could wish for on a relaxing holiday. The service was amazing, the food was delicious, the location magnificent, I will be telling all my friends
Friendliness of the staff, faclilities good, location good Beds were not 5 star standard ( they were rather hard )
the hotel, the staff, the beech and every thing connected to the hotel was fantastic this is a 5 star hotel make no mistake about it,i would have no hesitation in recommending to friends and family if i visit portugal again i will be making another booking at the grande real santa eulalia
The staff were really helpful and polite, especially in reception and in the restaurants. The food in the buffet was ok and we liked the choice of the other restaurants. The beach was great. The room that was advertised as resort view was of the car park. The overall standard was not that of a 5 Star hotel - just a 4 star. The Kids club was basic. The beds were extremely uncomfortable and you had to pay for sun beds
A wonderful oceanfront property full of amenities and lots of charm. I went in the off season so it was magical and relaxing. Good restaurants, good food, complete gym and spa and an amazing beach at the doorstep. Really enjoyed my stay. The lack of a tea kettle in the room
Breakfast Spa and Staff.
Relaxing by the pool, having bbq lunches, strolling into Albufeira. Bus transfer facilty was very convenient. Trip to Golf Academy was most enjoyable The restuarant menu in the evening was very limited and the Sunday buffet was very disappointing when one was used to the buffet at lunch time. The food generally was of very high standard so this was disappointing
the rooms are very spacious and the most cleanest rooms i have ever stayed in when in a hotel abroad your cleaners are a credit to you nothing
The room turned out to be an apartment and was spacious and clean For such a large compex there was no on site shop for basics on your arrival and the food choice wasn't really that great
i thought the rooms very spacious and it was great that you had fresh towels and the room cleaned everyday location to far away from beach and albuferia taxi cost about 20 euro for around trip
Very well located, very clean and only 500 mts to a selection of restaurants. A car is useful.
One of the best hotels for price I have ever stayed in. Perfect Location near to beach and restaurants. These apartments are massive :)
Situation Rooms need refurbishment
We reserved a T1 and were given a T2, which was a nice surprise. The premises were clean, with thorough cleaning and fresh towels daily. A baby crib was available as requested.
Very clean, nice new rooms, great price Pool area perhaps a little small
brand new, modern equipped spacious apartment, large terrace, nice and clean pool area - the place is great...but... ....there are huge and very noisy reconstruction works in the building going on and the hotel management is not professional enough to inform and apologize the guests - they just do not care that you would like to relax - they started every day at 8 am (!!!!) and finished their works around 5 pm. The receptionists do not smile at all, internet is expensive, beach is not nice, not suitable for babies, not easy way and impossible to take the trolley with you. There are only other hotel resorts around, the shopping/restaurants centre is far away, 30 minutes by foot on a busy road...
- Very good swimming pool; - Walking distance from the beach; - The apartments are spacious and very well furnished including the kitchen; - The balconies are big and if you are in an apartment with sea view the view is great. - The check in hour was at 4pm and not at 2pm as it says on the bookings website (we had to wait 2 hours to get hour apartment); - Parking area is small near the aparthotel, no garage was available probably because they are still doing some construction work; - Some construction work is still being done near the pool area (it was done after 6pm and for a short period of time so it was not so bad); - The pool bar was open only until 5pm what is very early (there was other bar availbale in the resort but not near the pool); - The press center available on the Alfagar resort (on the supermarket) doesn’t have Portuguese daily press (like us there were on the resort many Portuguese people).
The facilities are new, clean and modern. The beach and ocean view is amazing. Parts of the hotel are still under construction (restaurant, and grounds). Did not really impact our stay....
The rooms were fresh, pleasant and clean - it helps that they are newly built. The location was quiet and close to the beach. The pool and bar facilities were nice and the supermarket was very convenient. The restaurant was good and the waiting staff there very friendly. Apart from the restaurant staff and one of the young men on reception, the other reception staff were slow, not particularly friendly and service was not a strong point. When the air conditioning wasn't working and we needed a bath plug, it was an inconvenience. They did not appear to value repeat business.
Modern, spacious, well furnished apartment. Excellent views to Santa Eulalia beach and ocean. Some traffic noise at night/early morning