We got back yesterday from Portugal after spending a week at the Be Live Palmeiras Village hotel.
I must admit that we were feeling a little anxious as some of the reviews have been mixed, and we are fussy when it comes to accommodation, however are pleased to report that many of the bad reviews are unjustified!
The hotel itself is new and modern and very clean. The rooms are perfectly adequate, the food was awesome with loads of choice (we're on a diet now we're home!) and the staff very helpful and all spoke good English. Definitely worth the 4 stars.
The pool was perfect for our 2 young boys who spent several hours in it every day. There are the most gorgeous beaches and caves about 300m from the hotel, definitely worth a visit.
The hotel is having some major development work which sound very impressive. It says on their website that the work will be completed by the 10th July, but we were there on the 10th July and there was no way the work will be completed by next month let alone last week! However the works did not interrupt our stay as they all take place away from the main hotel building.
There have been some reviews complaining that their rooms are noisy. Our room was on the outside of the hotel (lateral view) and we found it very quiet. Rubbish is collected but not until mid morning or late afternoon, unlike what some reviewers say. I do however think that if you have a room facing the pool then you could be disturbed at night if you want to go to bed early by the mini disco and entertainment that goes on until 11pm and after, so ask for a quiet room if that is important to you.
I have only a few minor qualms for what was an almost perfect holiday. The water in the hotel pool and the sea for that matter is cold. However, I believe this is pretty standard for hotels in Europe. This didn't seem to bother my boys but I could only manage a quick dip as it was freezing! But on the hot days, and yes we had glorious weather, the water proved to be quite refreshing.
During our stay we felt that it started to get noticeably busier as all the schools in the UK and Europe broke up. And although we never had to queue for a table at meal times or drinks at the bar we could imagine that is it filled up it might not be as ideal as one would like.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be Live Family Palmeiras village is a recent new hotel resort, located in Alporchinhos, next to Porches, in the heart of the Algarve offering a wide range of services for adults and childrn in excellent facilities. Situated over the magnificent Praia da Senhora da Rocha, just 300 meters from the beach and with magnificent views over the Atlantic, you will find a very modern and cosy complex where you can enjoy the beach, the nature, good food and ambience that combines leisure, entertainment, relacation and culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Be Live Family Palmeiras Village Algarve, Portugal - Porches