The 2 of us stayed here for 11 nights after booking through lowcostholidays.com. At a nightly rate of £15 you probably won't find cheaper accommodation for a summer holiday. There are lots of mixed opinions on here so this review will be purely factual.
Check in - slick and fairly pleasant, you are given an overview of the resort, map and remotes for the room, they take a pre-authorisation of €75 as a deposit which is returned easily on check out without having to check the room. There is also a €4 per day charge for the safety deposit box in the room.
Room - we were in block H4 room 208 on the first floor, first impressions were good as the room was very large with kitchen, diner, living area, bedroom, bathroom and balcony. Great for 2 people and even a family with 2 children but perhaps not 2 couples. There is a list in the room of all items which we checked through to make sure we wouldn't get charged for anything missing on checkout. Several non essential items were missing but we just notified reception and that was fine. The living area and dining area were fine and the balcony was big enough but had poor visibility as there were large trees outside. The kitchen with washing machine was basic self catering, the utensils had been extensively used so we did end up buying plastic dishes and cutlery. The bedroom had adequate storage although not many hangers and 2 single beds that we're easily pushed together. Sleep quality was hit and miss as the mattresses were average, the pillows lumpy and the walls are quite thin and we were unlucky with our neighbours who came in very loudly every night between 2am and 3am......and then snored until the morning!! We ended up converting the sofa into 2 beds for the last few nights which was fine. Our apartment was very close to the bar and nightclub but we didn't have any issues with noise from there. The bathroom was very tired and a little grubby but this was more with the age of it than the cleaning regime. In terms of cleanliness it was fine overall with good maid service and very easy to get additional towels, toilet rolls, etc. Be careful to keep the floor clean of crumbs as on 2 occasions we were visited by quite a few ants! The temperatures were in the late 20's and the air conditioning unit in the lounge worked well for the apartment but I imagine in the height of the summer the bedroom would be very stuffy.
Location - 7 to 8 minute walk to a very good supermarket (pingo doce). 15 minutes to the start of Alvor centre and 25 minutes to the beach. Clube Brisamar is at the top end of town so brace yourself for some lengthy warm up hill strolls. There is so much to do in the town itself although it keeps it's discreet vibe so you could easily stay closer and not be disturbed.
Reception - absolutely fine on check in, for questions and on check out. We needed an iron which we had to wait 3 days for but didn't need an electric kettle as the hob one is fine.
Pool - never struggled for a sunbed and they were comfy. Umbrellas are more scarce but with it being late 20's temps we didn't need one. Watch out though as when the wind gets up they have a life of their own and a serious injury is only round the corner. There are loads of chairs and tables both inside and outside the pool bar and the service is very good with basic value food as well. The small shop next to the pool has all you need and is also good value.
At £15 per room per night, you can get a great bargain. If you're picky and like the finer things in life then go somewhere else as it's clean but bargain basement. The rating at time of writing of 7/26 is wrong as this is never the 7th best in Alvor.
- Also Known As:
- Clube Brisamar Alvor Hotel
- Clube Brisamar Alvor Hotel Alvor
- Clube Brisamar Hotel Alvor
- Clube Brisamar
- Alvor Clube Brisamar Hotel
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