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Hotel Mirachoro Praia
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant Stay at a Good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stay here for ten days in early August 2014. Hotel was very nice with nice aesthetics clean rooms and a nice pool. Breakfast is an average buffet style, evening meals were not so interesting and if you are thinking of staying here I wouldn't go full board. The hotel is well placed on a street with fantastic restaurants to visit and is only a ten minute walk from the beach. The only downside of this hotel is the poolside bar which is understaffed and so causes long queues for drinks or sandwiches.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was such a beautiful holiday, we were all sad departing after our full 7 days stay at Hotel Mirachoro. On our arrival we were greeted by Sandra, very pleasant and accommodating. We are a family of six and was initially placed in separate rooms. We opposed and was extremely disappointed. She explained that they were all fully booked and we asked if and when a twin suite becomes available, could she please give us.
We left and went out for a stroll, on our return, we were checked in and was offered a twin suite. We were so greatful! Our holidays have began!
Ok, that was that! .....the rooms were very spacious, bathrooms fully equipped and modern. The rooms were adjoined by a single door to the front. The children were more than happy to have their space. We saw the cleaners everyday, and we had our rooms cleaned and fresh towels everyday. Though each room had a TV, there was only one English Channel but that did not bother us because we had our hard-drive and laptop, that kept them mostly entertained and quiet before bed. Each room had a mini fridge which was a welcome because it was so hot, we brought loads of water from a lovely little supermarket across the road from the hotel. You must go there if you need to stock up on any little thing or snacks and refreshment.....absolutely, unbelievable CHEAP! For example, we brought a 75cl still water for 24 cents and went into town and brought the same water for €1....MADNESS! We never made the same mistake twice!
Now, we opt for half board, breakfast was lovely, a good selection of food, though it was the same everyday...didn't bother us, just eat what you want! The staff ensured that a table was reserved for us every morning and evening which to us was extra special ....they showed they cared, they would asked us if we were ok, chat with the children and was always willing to help.
Dinner was lovely, very tasty, fresh vegetable every night. After dinner, we would sit in the lounge area if we were in, or play pool. This was a big hit with the children and their dads!
The only downside was, the hotel could do with some kids activities, otherwise we can't complain.
We visited Slide and Splash, this was a lovely day for the children and it's very close in proximity
To the hotel. We took the local bus to Portimao..very lovely seaside town and huge shopping mall.
We booked a bus to Lagos Zoo..lovely small zoo, very clean and interesting. Since it took us about two hours to cover the entire zoo, we called for a taxi which was under €20 to Lagos City Center. Beautiful City, history is amazing, the views are to die for! Loads of restaurants and shops and the food......so cheap! It's a must see!
Overall, Carvoeiro, very lovely, lots of beaches in close proximity, quiet town, lovely food and beautiful people.

Would go back in a heartbeat and have recommended to our friends already!

Room Tip: We had room 105 which was always cool even in the peak of the sun. Not much of a view, we were facin...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Stanley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

What a beautiful hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms spotless , spacious, and airy. Lovely pool area indoor swimming pool jacuzzi and sauna..
We stayed bb basis breakfasts excellent plenty of choices.
We had lovely large balcony with view down to the town, lovely and quiet room 114.
Please do not listen to negative reviews.
A big thankyou to hotel staff for bouquet of flowers and wine for our anniversay what a lovely gesture.
We will be back next year
dave and carole connell

Room Tip: Room 114 was very quiet large room and balcony
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Last month we stayed at the Mirachoro and had a fairly pleasant experience. The staff was friendly, the rooms were acceptable and the location of the hotel and swimming pool were excellent. The food was average as there was not a lot of variety, but ok for a week. Only real downside was that in our opinion the hotel was quite noisy as loud voices at night really echoed from the walls inside the hotel. But all in all the hotel was ok and we enjoyed our experience.

Room Tip: Beach is a 10 minute walk and is in the center of the village. Supermarket is right opposite the hot...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We had an enjoyable and relaxing week's stay here. We had stayed here before so we were expecting the colourful decor which we quite like as it is not at all bland and has character.

We were in room 223 which had a good view over the pool and the sea in the distance. Our bed was comfortable and the furniture adequate- the plastic balcony table was way past its best though. The bathroom was a reasonable size and there was a plentiful supply of hot water with decent water pressure from the (in bath) shower; you had to be careful getting out though as there was no handrail so older guests beware! The room was cleaned to a high standard each day

We found the pool area quite relaxing-not too many noisy children! We never had a problem finding sun loungers which were good with movable sun shades to keep the sun out of your eyes. My wife particularly enjoyed the indoor pool though the outdoor one was never too busy (maybe too cool for some).

A good choice of breakfast-cereal, tinned fruit, bacon, eggs etc and a cake to finish.

A good location also on the edge of the village centre and not too far from a scenic cliff top walk. Loads of restaurants within a 10 min walk though they do get very busy of an evening.

The local bus stop is just a couple of minutes away where you can get a bus to Lagoa for connections to interesting places like Silves and Lagos. The mini train is good value either for a tour round the village area or a trip to the smaller, but perhaps more traditional, village of Ferragudo.

Room Tip: Not facing the inner courtyard
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We have stayed at this hotel on four separate occasions so they must have been doing something right! The hotel is in a good location and breakfast is ample with a wide choice including cereals, coffee, toast, eggs, bacon, etc.

Putting aside the hard beds, flat pillows and the free wi-if you are unable to connect to, we were disappointed with the customer service at the lunchtime pool bar. We ordered from the 'hot bar menu' - burger and chips. However, it arrived cold - when I pointed this out politely to the guy at the pool bar he responded aggressively by saying 'what do you want me to do about it?' and shouted at me in front of other guests.

I found this behaviour unacceptable and asked for a refund - this was refused. I then spoke to the manager to explain about the food being cold and the rude behaviour. He offered lunch to be cooked again and really couldn't grasp the poor attitude and unacceptable behaviour - also, a refusal to refund.

Come on Mirochoro you can do better than this - perhaps more time needs to be spent selecting people, inducting and training them. Isn't this critical in the service environment? A genuine apology explaining what is being done so the behaviour is not repeated surely is a basic requirement of a 4 star hotel. I'm sorry we will not be going back or recommending it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

When I booked the hotel it was more for the location however the photos online don't do it justice. The hotel is lovely and extremely clean. Rooms are cleaned daily with fresh towels. The pool area is really nice with a great poolside bar, and even though it was July we never struggled to find a lounger.
The location is absolutely brilliant for couples or families. It is close to great restaurants and bars. Some I would recommend are the Havana Bar where the do fab 2 for 1 cocktails between 6 and 8 and to eat try A Rede restaurant, food is amazing also Bradys Irish bar is great as they have live bands every night. We had a great time here and couldn't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mirachoro Praia
Address: Estrada do Farol S/n, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carvoeiro
#6 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mirachoro Praia 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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