Bearing in mind the price of this accommodation (£600 for two adults for two weeks, including flights!) the Brisamar represents good value for money and is generally well-maintained and well-equipped. However, standards could be a little higher - for example, some bones and other rubbish was scattered around the grass near our apartment, which must have been noticeable to the staff yet this was not cleaned up the whole time we were there. The beds and wardrobes were quite musty-smelling and the pillows are appalling - take your own. We complained about a very lumpy, stained pillow to be told that 'all the pillows are lumpy' - this isn't really acceptable given that every other hotel seems to manage to find decent ones. The drain in the bath was blocked and it is suprising that the cleaning staff didn't sort this out as it would have been impossible to clean the bath properly. The kitchen was well-equipped and it was great to have a washing machine.
The swimming pool is very crowded and we didn't use it much, but it is a fairly good size and seemed to be clean and tidy. The receptionists were generally helpful. The walk into Alvor takes 20 minutes or so and it's a further 10 -15 minutes to the beach, so quite a long walk if you have children or are less mobile. There is a new supermarket, Pingo Doce, about 10 minutes' walk away although we found the Lidl in Portimao to be cheaper and better quality. Alvor itself is a nice resort for families and couples. All the fish restaurants around the harbour are lovely, if a little pricey (fish is priced by the kilo and an average grilled fish for one person such as a sea bream or bass will set you back about 20 - 24 euros, not including any drinks etc.).
Alvor can get very chilly in the evenings due to the breeze, so bring a jumper. All things considered, we would probably return to Alvor one day with children but it's unlikely that we would stay at the Brisamar.
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- Also Known As:
- Clube Brisamar Alvor Hotel Alvor
- Clube Brisamar Hotel Alvor
- Alvor Clube Brisamar Hotel