All inclusive hotel that on first impressions is decent enough if very dated, but that's all positive that can be said really. The all inclusive food is cold if you are not first in the madness queues for each serving, plus you will struggle to find a table to eat at. Trying to get served an evening drink is another chore, if you are not Portuguese.
One of my party was assaulted in a lift by a local and the hotel management had no interest at all, claiming it was the supervisors day off so they couldn't deal with it. Fortunately he was OK but they showed no urgency at all. Thankfully it was our last day after being asked by the cleaner to leave my room at 10.00 despite a 12.00 checkout time.
Also at weekends the locals just wander in off beaches without all inclusive wristbands and take sunbeds, food and all inclusive stuff without anyone batting an eyelid or a Security Guard in sight. This is very disappointing considering I paid top dollar for this trip, but it seems you don't need to be a resident at the hotel to make most of the facilities. Possibly worth bearing in mind as Alvor is a beautiful resort but has much cheaper accommodation nearby and the food and drink seem free to anyone if you come in off the beach or street.
OK there is one positive which is the pool, that is salt water but kept very clean by the hard working pool staff who are constantly making sure people's parasols are OK as well, but if you get there before the non-residents there are normally plenty of free sunbeds available.
Such a shame, as could be a cracking hotel only if they managed their security and monitored their guests. Not worth the money I paid for the high season at all.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pestana Delfim
- Delfim Hotel
- Pestana Delfim Alvor