We booked the Clube Brisamar as a last minute break through 321travel.co.uk. The package for a one bedroon self catering apartment was very cheap for the half term period, so our expectations were not too high. We arrived at the Clube at about 1:30am and were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the night time receptionist who could do enough to get us checked in and in our apartment quickly. First impressions of the apartment were that it was somewhat dated but generally was clean and generous in size. We slept very well in comfortable beds.
In the morning we were able to view the resort and property more clearly and overall agreed that apart from being somewhat tired and dated the place had a nice feel. Facilities on the resort were few and far between so we spent most of our time on the beach which is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive away.
During our stay our apartment was cleaned every day and we were given fresh towels and linen. The place began to feel more homely the longer we stayed and all in all we felt we had got a very reasonable holiday. Window locks were somewhat dodgy, so we were a little concerned about potential intruders when we were out, but during our stay we had no problems. The pool area again was dated but there were plenty of sunbeds and the bar was open serving ice cold Super Bock.
The location of the resort is convenient for the Pingo Doce supermarket which meant that each day we were able to have fresh food, drink etc to take to the beach.
We ate out every night in the Alvor Village, which was a 10 minute walk away and in most places spent about €50 a couple including wine/beer. You could have eaten a lot more cheaply if you wanted to.
Bars and restaurants we visited were Ze Morgadinho (Unbelievable fish!!!), O Candeeiro (on beach), Restaurante Duarte (Excellent Portuguese), Restaurante Rio a Vista (Great meat on a stone), Don Toro Angus Steak House (Overpriced compared to other places), Al Capone (Too much garlic), Black Stove Pub (The place to watch sport), Pic-Nic Bar (Lovely for a quickie on the way back from the beach).
I would recommend having a hire car for the holiday, particularly if you have children, as the walk to the beach would be too far.
Overall the holiday fully met our expectations. Luna Clube Brisamar offers great value for money and the staff are excellent.
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- Also Known As:
- Clube Brisamar Alvor Hotel Alvor
- Clube Brisamar Hotel Alvor
- Alvor Clube Brisamar Hotel