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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Just back from a weeks all inclusive stay at this resort with my wife and 7 year old. We had a hire car organised as the hotel is pretty out the way and reckoned we would need it if the weather turned.The hotel is quite hard too find due to its location, but its location turned out to be one of the reasons we enjoyed the place so much. I suppose the hotel is like a self contained small village set in really beautiful and lush grounds , really nice for a wander after dinner. The accommodation is fine, nothing grand but kept immaculately clean as was the rest of the complex. The restaurant was big enough to cope for the size of the resort and was pretty well organised, food was plentiful and pretty varied across the week. The all inclusive drinks were good also served mainly from the bar, beer, coffee's and soft drinks were also avaliable in the snack bar which served the usual snack bar fare.
My daughter loved the kids club, Filipa really looked after them and along with the rest of the team entertained the nippers twice a day. Too be honest evening entertainment isnt really our thing so we tended to have a wander or take the car out somewhere.
Location wise the complex is situated on Falesia beach which is gorgeous, Villamoura is a 20 minute run up the beach or a half hour walk, Albufeira is a 15 minute drive away.
All in all we loved the resort, really relaxing days by the pool surrounded by lovely grounds with the fantastic Portuguese sunshine beating down - cant wait to return.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank newmonkey
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Spent a very enjoyable week here last year, good selection of food, my daughter enjoyed the indoor pool as it was nice and warm and quiet. Excellent grounds and the beach was stunning.
The only downside is the need to get a taxi to go anywhere away from the resort as nothing in walking distance, especially with a grump 3 yr old!
We stayed in a room close to the main complex as the resort had only just reopened for the season.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank andy_kidman
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Stayed here with two teenage girls in adjacent rooms in October 2013. We thought that the resort was very well run and for all inclusive the food was of excellent quality. One thing that we did notice was that although we were in Portugal where they produce wonderful wine, the wine served was not of particularly good quality, which was a shame. There was, as has been mentioned by others, a plague of wasps but now that the hotel has had work done to remove them I would not mark the place down for that particular thing. The grounds are lovely and the beach is really close, a bit of a steep climb but worth it. We have already booked to go again in June this year again with two teenage girls for who there is plenty to do. I would like to give a huge round of applause for the entertainment staff. They were all young, multi lingual and absolutely brilliant with all ages. As we had quite a bit of rain during our stay they had to work extra hard to keep everyone occupied and they did a fantastic job. I hope the same team are there in June when we return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Paula T
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed at this hotel in October 2012 for a short last-minute break with my partner. The price was very reasonable and we went for an All-Inclusive deal. From what I can remember, there wasn't a huge choice of booze available on the AI deal but we sank plenty of the slushie-cocktails to keep us happy.

As it was October, it was fairly chilly in the evening so we didn't get to enjoy the outside pool area until late and sometimes struggled to get a seat in the bar. Food was ok, some mystery-meat options but nothing too memorable. The room was large for 2 people in very pretty, well manicured grounds.

The hotel is in the middle of nowhere so don't choose this one if you want to walk to the local towns. There is a bus to Albufeira which was full when we tried to get it so we went for the public bus instead. The stop is right outside the hotel but arrived a lot later than scheduled.

We spent one evening in Albuifera - but avoid this unless you like tourist hell. The Old Town was much nicer and we holed up in a nice bar for quite a while.

We also hired some push bikes for a day and took them along the coastal path into Olhos de Agua. This was excellent. The hire charge was very cheap and we could simply leave the bikes locked up for collection the next day. The path is beautiful but be careful as there are some nasty drops that come out of nowhere.

Olhos de Agua was lovely, a nice small town but not much there apart from a beach and a few restaurants.

Overall, a good value holiday for 4 nights but would pick somewhere less out of town next time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Purplebex
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We recently spent 10 days at this resort and we were disappointed at the deterioration in both cleanliness and facilities. This was our 10/11th visit over as many years and we will not be back. We managed to obtain the main complex (after paying extra) but my daughter and granddaughter found themselves staying in the adjacent site which has no facilities and is noisy, isolated and infested with a variety of insect life! The main complex was showing distinct signs of wear and tear especially around the once excellent grounds and the pool where our enjoyment was spoiled by the swarms of wasps. The reason for this is obviously financial as the number of staff has decreased significantly. What the complex badly needs is substantial investment in facilities and staff. E.G. The beach area requires a bar and toilets. Everyone we talked to was of the same opinion, and all agreed that with investment this complex could be exceptional. Hopefully you will take this on board and save what was once one of the best holiday complexes in Portugal,
yours,
Isabella Mathieson

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Isabella M
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AdrianaBeachClub, General Manager at Adriana Beach Club Hotel Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

Dear Mrs. Mathieson,

Thank you so much for your review, it is important for us your opinion. Unfortunately for the first time ever we had a situation at the end of the season with wasps that was not only in our hotel, also in the Algarve, it was also in the news! We are situated in a very natural environment, we worked in collaboration with a specialized enterprise and now there are no Wasps.
We are sorry to hear that your last time wasn´t that satisfactory as the previous ones. Last year we did renovate the common areas and main pool and now we are doing also investments to improve our hotel, which will be perceptible for our client’s satisfaction. All the rooms situated in the AA, AB blocks annex to the hotel are being now while we are closed completely renovated for the next season that will start in the beginning of April 2014, as well as improvements in our grounds and gardens, facilities for the kids, pool areas and restaurants. Unfortunately the beach doesn´t belong to the hotel and we must act according to the law of coasts but there will be improvements also in this area.
In relation to the staff there has been no decrease but we are continuously working on this issue to improve our service.
We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again and don´t hesitate to contact me:
mar.bayo@adrianabeachclub.com
Best Regards

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