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“Very nice, but watch out for the coffee lady!”
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Prainha Clube
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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“Very nice, but watch out for the coffee lady!”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stopped in without a reservation and were immediately accommodated. The rooms were large and spacious, and the view was beautiful! Several great pools, and situated on a gorgeous stretch of beach. One of our favorite places in the Algarve we stayed. We had one little problem with the woman who ran the breakfast buffet - my husband brought only 3 Euros down to grab coffee for us but the coffee was 1.70 each, which was ridiculous. When this lady gave him the price, he told her he'd be right back with the rest - and left me there as 'hostage'. When he came back down, she got right in his face and shouted 'YOU PAY!!' Honestly, lady, no one wanted to steal your overpriced coffee! Besides her, the rest of the staff was very sweet.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Nice hotel, good location half way between Alvor and Praia de Rocha. Fairly quiet although there were 2 stag groups in who were noisy. Atlantic pool is spectacular and the staff in the pool bar were lovely.

The downside to this hotel is the lack of a proper bar. There is a pool bar in the day and a restaurant at night but not really anywhere to just sit and have a drink in the evening. As it is a 2k walk to either resort it would have been nice to have been able to just stay at the hotel now and then but that wasn't really an option.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

Firstly I would say the apartment we stayed in (501) was very spacious , great air con but too much white deco, it was hard on the eyes. The cleaning staff did a great job every day they came in & thoroughly cleaned the apt. The cliff bar & beach the lift brought us down to was fab.
The location not great halfway between alvor and Praia de rocha so we either had to take a bus or taxi to these places as there was no entertainment in the apt complex. Also €7 for the beds at the Atlantic pool a disgrace Supermarkets on site expensive not a great selection there better off buying food at alvor. Found the reception staff not too friendly. Wud not return

  • Stayed June 2013
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Erskine
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

Was a bit apprehensive about staying here, having stayed in the Dom Joao previously which I loved. Turned out I liked this but in different ways.. Lovely well maintained gardens, rooms adequate, clean and small kitchen fully equipped. No fighting for sun loungers although more if the type that adjust would be good. Please watch out for sprunklers that come on throughout day without warning. Pool area lovely, separate area for kids, also Atlantic pool lovely with snack bar. Air conditioning fantastic. Bit of a walk to alvor, but taxi relatively cheap. Would def revisit..

  • Stayed June 2013
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grimsby
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

room big smart and clean with lovely aspect/careful low balcony for kids/breakfast average/very quiet and a long walk to alvor.If you have car take a map all signs lead to toll road ( just a con).Go Luz/lagos/sagres way all nice not poritmao/rocha rubbish and chavy.Try resturant opposite old fish in alvior market really good and value excellent under 20e for two plus a wine and beer.Careful all over Algarve safety is very poor ...trips etc.3 hour boat trip from Lagos 30 mins each way with nearly 2 hours for barbeque mmmmmmmmmm beware.Lovely people and weather.

Have a great time and a beer for me in the square you will love it

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland,England
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Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

We visited here again after initially coming here 2 years ago. Beautiful location so brought our boys aged 11 and 14. Lovely sized well equipped 2 bedroom apartment with 2 balconies and fantastic views. Can never fault the cleanliness of this place and politeness of the staff. Yes it's a bit tired in places but compared to other hotels the location is second to none with a choice of 2 pools and its own private beach you can have a different view every day. The Prainha's clientele does mainly consist of older couples and families with toddlers so is not equipped for teenagers. Because it is located about a 15 minute walk from the nearest bar I would suggest maybe they could utilise the tv lobby area a bit more and provide a pool table/games room? This would also hopefully generate more business to the cafe area on the terrace , we would certainly have used it as there is nothing in the immediate vicinity . Also I found the hotel could not exchange travellers cheques, a problem I'd never come across but apparently they are not widely accepted in Portugal. If you do take them there is a shop just off the square in Alvor, Alvor Travel, the gentleman there John will kindly change sterling ones for you at no charge, this is also the best place to book trips as he gave us an excellent rate for Splash and Slide waterpark for €106 for 4 with transport. He also owns Johns Shop a little further down the road which is good value. All in all a very enjoyable stay and would certainly return again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel in our first trip to Portugal recently. We had no idea what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised! At first we thought we were staying in the middle of no-where, but as we got our bearings, we realised how perfect it was!
Location: Just far enough from all the hustle and bustle. Great beach access. Great pools in the complex, as well as a grocery store. The gym looked a bit dodgy though! You can get a taxi ride to the nearest 'malls' which are quite handy, esp if your self-catering.
Staff are very helpful and polite. Rooms are kept well, and are well furnished. Kitchenette was good too. We did a trip to Splash and ride - expensive, but was worth it for a full day out. We also went to Al-bufera - didn't like it, Thank Goodness we stayed where we were!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Prainha Clube
Address: Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao 8500-072, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Alvor
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
#8 Luxury Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Prainha Clube 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4-star tourist apartments comprising 61 apartments in one 5-floor building with 2 lifts. All apartments face south and have either a balcony or a terrace. Prainha Club is located by the sea, about 4,5 Km from Portimao and 2,5 Km from Alvor. Distance to the beach is about 300 metres. ... more   less 
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