I stayed here for a week from the 7th to the 14th of september and found it really nice. It's situated between Praia da Rocha and Alvor. Although there's not much in the area immediately outside the hotel, it's about a 20 minute pleasant walk to Praia da Rocha (mostly along the seafront). If you want to get a taxi it'll cost around 6 euro so we tended to walk in and get a taxi back later on. The beach is gorgeous and that's only 5/10 minutes walk away.
We had a two bedroomed apartment for two couples which also had two bathrooms. This was handy but the shower in one of the bathrooms was very small and the water would fill up around your feet (due to it being a bit blocked) so we all used the shower in the main bathroom which was fine. The apartment was quite big with a decent kitchen and also had two balconies with great views. There was also a t.v (with ITV and BBC1). The cleaning of the apartment and changing of towels could be stepped up a little but all you have to do is ask and they seemed quite obliging.
The pool area was nice with a bar and 3 pools. The staff also put on free water aerobics classes twice a day. It seemed quite family orientated and I would imagine there would've been a lot more kids around earlier in the summer so I was personally glad we were there in September. There is a little cafe at the pool that you could get cooked breakfasts and snacks. There is another restaurant at the front that we didn't use as we always went out for dinner, however on our last morning it was raining so the cafe at the pool was closed and the main restaurant served us a cooked breakfast even though they were finishing up.
After reading some other reviews I didn't know what to expect but I had a really nice holiday here.
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