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“Excellent resort in Algarve,”
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Prainha Clube
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Excellent resort in Algarve,”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I have stayed for 2 nights in a studio. The room have been restyled and is perfect a deserve the 4* designation! The only thing to tell is that don’t have hair dryer an important thing for ladys.
The rest of the resort is nice and some part needs some maintenance like indoor pool that looks a bit old.
The gardens are beautiful and the best of the resort is the Atlantic pool that is perfect to get sun in this time of the year because almost there is no wind and the water temperature was really warm.
I recommended

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The best thing about this hotel is its access to the amazing "Atlantic Pool" on a cliff above the sea, and the proximity to some of Algarve´s best beaches just a five minute walk across the site. In addition there is a nice pool right outside of the hotel. Both the pools are salt water pools.
The rooms are clean, bright and with plenty of space (we stayed in a one bedroom apartment), and the kitchen has everything you might need for preparing meals in the room. The interior of the rooms are nicely designed and furnished, in comparison to a lot of the other 4 star hotels in Algarve with rather old furnishings and uninteresting design. However, other parts of the hotel are not that well kept, such as the inside pool, spa and gym area, which are not that recommendable. Other negative aspects is the overpriced breakfast, the extremely overpriced wifi, the need to pay if you want to use the sun beds near the atlantic pool, the need to pay to use the spa and gym, and the general "extra pay" policy for many things. That being said, many hotels run the "extra pay" policy in this area and in the end we got a good value for money for our room, and if you just wanna hang out at the truly amazing beaches and have breakfast in the room its definitely worth staying at Prainha Club. For a hotel in this price range it is one of the better ones, and the nice rooms and the "Atlantic Pool" make up for all the less good aspects.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rawmarsh
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel was really pretty and good but the weather was horrible and its really put me off portugal. The hotel was very clean but location was really quiet. Better for elders than familys. not very busy but it was ok. Wouldnt go back. My children couldnt go in pool cause it was freezing but nice hotel :)

Stayed May 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I'll start with the negatives....
Parts of the hotel definitely need some refurbishment and a coat of paint. Getting served at the bars can be quite a task as staff are very thin on the ground, although this was October and the hotel most definitely was well under occupancy.
The apartments are well equipped and all have a view of the pool area and coastline. Watching the sunset each night was a pure joy.
The Atlantic pool is simply beautiful. Ok so you have to pay for a sun lounger but it's worth it. Again some stunning views of the beach and rocks.
Canico bar, set into the rocks on the beach, is a fantastic location, however it claims to be open until 4am, yet when we went for a drink at midnight, the only member of staff was busy closing down and was quite put out by our request for drinks. She then told us she was closing and we were effectively kicked out around 1am.
The hotel is a little way out of town, however if you can be bothered the walk along the beach into alvor is very pleasant.
Alvor itself is a beautiful small town with a very good selection of bars and restaurants. There really should be something to suit everyone's taste although as you may expect there is quite an emphasis on seafood.
This was my second visit to Alvor and the first stay at Prainha Clube. I would very happily stay at this hotel again and would highly recommend but don't expect 5 star luxury

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DUNDEE
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

The apartments are spotless, very modern and spacious. They has all the facilities we required and more. The location was beautiful with two great pools and access to the the beach via a lift. Some folk have said it's a 20 minute or so walk into Alvor. I would at least double that. We just asked the very helpful reception staff to order us a taxi into Alvor in the evening and there were always loads at the taxis at the rank on the way back. A return trip was approx 10 Euros. The only niggle and its a small one is the beds were a bit hard and pillows tiny, although when asked reception staff for more pillows, this was not a problem. Alvor is a great resort with lovely little shops, bars and restaurants. We will certainly return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

This hotel is in a great location, next to a long beach for morning walks, the end of which leads to walkways over a nature reserve area from which you can walk around the bay and into Alvor. You can get off the beach about half way along at one of the walkways and get into the Alvor bay front area in about 20/25 mins, where there are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants.

The hotel and apartment were spotless and had every amenity you could want. The pool area always had plenty of sun loungers, although some could do with replacing as some are old and tatty.

The supermarket on site was great, although I did use the one in Alvor more often, which was much cheaper and had a bigger selection of food.

My only complaint and the only thing that would stop me from staying at this complex again was the hardness of the beds. They were absolutely awful and the pillows were as flat as pancakes. It's a real shame as other than this, this hotel is great.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Portarlington, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Husband, wife and 3 kids aged 5, 7 and 10. Huge 2 bed apartment on fifth floor with spectacular sea view. Apartment was clean and spacious. Atlantic pool is just 5 mins walk and it is amazing, lovely views and kids loved jumping in to the deep pool. Little pool bar was nice a bit pricey, friendly waitress. It costs €7 for two sunbeds but I didn't mind as it was so nice and well kept there..
We walked into Alvor along the beach once and by road once, it is about 20 mins walk and it's a gorgeous fishing village with little old fashioned streets. Can go to a variety of bars and restaurants there and some good value.
We hit the bus to the water park which cost €121 for family entrance and bus, it was very good and worth the spend.
Club Prainha does not have any night life, not much atmosphere in lobby you have to go out of it to get night life.
Miss Pasta restaurant on the complex was nice and very family friendly except soft drinks were a big rip off €2 per glass but glasses were the smallest I have ever seen a soft drink served in!!
Canica restaurant is lovely - again quite pricey but it is a beautiful location overlooking the sea so worth the cost as a treat..
Overall we had a lovely holiday used MyTaxi for our airport transfer and they were excellent v. Friendly, reliable and best price.
As other reviewers have said Clube Prainha could do with a little but of a make over (a lick of paint) but it was still really good and the grounds and location near beaches and Alvor perfect..

  • Stayed October 2013
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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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