My wife and I have just returned from the Mar Alvor Apartments and we really enjoyed our stay. The apartments are absolutely massive and although we were a bit disappointed at first with a rear apartment overlooking the car park, we had the sun in the late afternoon, but cool during the day for when we popped back for lunch and a bottle of wine from the Supermarket cost about £1.50. We had previously read a review that the reception is not open after 19.00hrs and you have to telephone for the management to bring a key out, so this was not a surprise and the guy was there within 10 mins. Actually the reception office is never open ( cut backs I guess) and the place is run by Edwardo as well as running the small bar. We actually enjoyed the informality of it all and many of the guests were returning multiple times. The pool and apartments are a bit tired but cleaned on a regular basis. The walk into Alvor is approx 15mins when walking back to the apartments uphill, and the beach is about 10 mins the other way. We loved thecobbled streets and chintzy restaurants our 2 favourite restaurants Casa Do Rio ( fabulous view, slightly pricey but worth it) and Mister Alvor (just really nice). Our least favourite "Jonny Hates fish" we visited this place as a novelty and thought great sense of humour and a play on words supposed to be gourmet hamburgers, but nothing funny about Euros22.50 for 2 basic burgers no garnish and 1/2 karafe of house wine. The beaches are fabulous clean and uncrowded Euros10 for 2 beds and a shade and as we have quite a lot of holidays every year we tend to watch the pennies or in this case the cents so we only went a couple of times. Both times the lifeguards had to rescue people that had gone out too far into the very rough ocean. Oviously the breakers are great if you are a surfer but not so good for small children or weaker swimmers. The resort is fairly small and as far as we could see no night clubs so no stag/hen parties, nothing against everyone having fun but prefer to be away from that kind of resot. All things considered we had a great holiday and have put the Mar Alvor apartments on our list of return visits probably as soon as next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The MARALVOR apartments stand out for their perfect relation between price/quality/location. These spacious apartments, are located at mere 700 meters ( about 10 minutes walking distance) from Alvor Vilage center and the glorious sands of Alvor beach. This location allows to remain accessible but distanced enough to enjoy a relaxed holiday, escaping the noisy hustle and bustle of a center located unit. Built with comfort in mind, these apartments have an independent kitchen, fully equipped with Fridge/freezer, hobs/oven, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, washing machine and all remainig utensils necessary for a great SELF-CATERING holiday. The bedrooms, are equipped with two single beds or a double, a large wardrope for all the necessary packing space and still have enough space left for 1 or 2 Cots if necessary (no extra cost but will req. To pre-book them on reservation). The living-room, once again ample and spacious, are equiped with a sofa bed or a sofa plus single individual beds, that allow for a maximum ocupancy of the apartment without sacrificing on comfort or giving guests a claustrofobic feel. Equiped with Satelite TV, with all the national channels plus some international ones, allow for a good retriet, when the holiday fun gets a bit tiering. The bathroom, also with good size, has a full bath and shower.He unit has also a SNACK-BAR (privatelly managed and with seasonal operation), were several drinks, cocktails and snack are served thruw the day, and were you can still find games such as darts, snooker and video-games ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maralvor Hotel Alvor