AlvorMar - Apartamentos Turisticos
29 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
very nice apparments
"pleasant hotel,very clean and central to bars restaurants ,short although slightly rough walk to the beach ,three supermarkets within walking distance ,the larger one about 20 min uphill,staff are friendly and the hotel rooms and complex are kept extremely clean ,downside , the pool is very small ,the photos are a little deceptive as it looks larger ,the sun beds are in line ,six across with little room to maneuver ,again the photo shows only a few beds scattered about ,so if you want a nice clean well kept complex and are not to fussed about a pool area ,I would recommend this complex"
- Travel date: 13th September 2015
Best holidays ever.
"We have been going to Alvor for many years, and have stayed in various hotels. The Alvormar is a superb hotel, we have now lost count of how many times we have stayed there. We are going in October for two weeks, and have already booked for 4 weeks in September 2015. The apartments are large, and are immaculate, plenty of clean linen, all the staff are helpful and so friendly, location is absolutely perfect, cannot wait to return, and feel quite tearful when we leave."
- Travel date: 25th August 2014
Brilliant, Friendly Alvormar
"We have now spent many holidays at the Alvormar and have booked for another holiday there next September. The apartments now have a new kitchen area with full ceramic hob cooker as well as a microwave, which is brilliant if you want to self cater. They are thoroughly cleaned 6 days a week with the towels changed daily. The reception staff are very friendly and will deal with any problems or queries promptly. The position is ideal being a 15 minute walk from the beach and 2 minutes from the Alvor restaurants. There is also a small supermarket across the road or a larger one 3 minutes away. The only minor fault is that the pool is small with a small childrens play area, but it is very private. We usually don't spend too much time round the pool though as Alvor beach is one of the best in Europe with everything for both children and adults. These are brilliant apartments in a super position and we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Alvor."
- Travel date: 3rd February 2013
Not the greatest
"The Alvormar is located just off the town centre of Alvor, its not a bad place, there isnt a Bar in the Hotel as such, just a room with bottled beers and spirits for sale, the rooms are nice although the views arent great from some of the rooms, the pool is very small, ok for kids but not for someone who likes to swim in a large pool. but watch out for the selfish people who claim the loungers by the pool by leaving towels on them and then leaving for several hours even though there is a sign saying no reserving beds, do what i do and if you see this then simply remove the towels after 20 minutes and look at the faces of the selfish few when they come back and see that someone has taken their loungers, its priceless. The bedrooms face into the inner atrium of the hotel so forget having your windows open at night to let in a breeze or be prepared for guests staring in at you, the roof top has a mini golf course which is fun but its a euro a play per person. its clean enough and the staff are very friendly and polite. its a short walk to the main area of Alvor and the beach is about 15 minute walk away over some very rough ground, take my advice and take the local bus to Pria du Vau its a much nicer beach. for scenes of the hotel take a look at my youtube video, search "mr judslat" on youtube."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2011
"Just got back from 9 days in Alvor. Two teenge boys in tow. We had the one bedroom appt on 3rd floor. Very well equipped if you want to self cater. The pool area was very small and a bit murky no good for teenagers, so went to beach every day. Lovely beach . Small supermarket opersite which was handy for milk and rolls in the morning. Pingo ten mins walk away had a great selection and the same prices as Tesco. Laundry next door to Alvomar very handy for a wash and dry mid week. A great location a few mins walk and you were in the thick of it. Lovely resturants tried a diffrent one every night didnt have one bad meal. A few lively bars, but most people were drinking coffee or soft drinks by the harbour most nights, seemed to finish off about midnight. Caught the bus No 10 to Portamao look round. From roundabout a few mins from appts. In all a lovely resort not to quiet but not too loud either.Both 15year olds thought it was great."
- Travel date: 22nd August 2011
a great place to stay
"just returned form our 3rd stay at the alvormar and not disappointed again. They are in great central location the staff are friendly and helpful. the apartments are cleaned six days a week and you also get fresh towels everytime they are cleaned too. There is a small pool for children and a lovely big saltwater pool. The children's play area is great if the children want a break from the pool and there is a very good snack bar too and you can't beat the central location!I have read some people saying the apartment need updating,this year our apartment kitchen had been replaced and I noticed a lot of maintenance going on too, a problem with apartment door was fixed right away.I would recommend the alvormar for families with young children my children have always loved staying there"
- Travel date: 28th May 2011
A great central location, excellent service
"This was our second stay here and " Location Location" is everything. As far as the Alvormar apartments are concerned it ticked all the right boxes. Only a few minutes stroll from the town centre and 10 minutes to the beach. the bus stop to other parts of the Algarve is just around the corner as is the taxi rank. The rooms themselves are well equipped and comfortable with a large balcony, some of the equipment is well worn and if being critical some of it was in need of replacement.The staff on reception were friendly and helpful. There is a small swimming pool but to be honest it is a bit cramped and naff.There is large book exchange library. One tip when booking request a room not overlooking the road whilst it is not not noisy some noise can be heard from people rather than cars returning home in the evenings. Not really suitable for families but ideal for couples who want a central location and enjoy going out and about rather thousand being accommodation base. We will return here again without doubt."
- Travel date: 11th October 2010
Excellent apartment hotel located in the centre of Alvor
"We stayed at this hotel on the basis of Trip Advisor ratings and an excellent deal from Travel Republic. We were not disappointed. The rooms are spacious and kept immaculately clean by a dedicated housekeeping team. The hotel is of an interesting design around a tree filled central courtyard and all rooms have balconies. There is a small swimming pool and crazy golf is available on the roof terrace. A sitting room for guests is available as are internet access WiFi.. The reception staff were warm and friendly and always very helpful. The location in the centre of town was ideal for a January booking with access to plenty of good restaurants. We can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: 29th January 2010
Short trip in the sun
"We have just come back from Alvor staying at the Alvormar for 4 nights and are totally relaxed. The accomodation is large and clean, but needed updating. The kitchen was fine, but with the large selction of resturants nearby we never used it. You are located by a road that sometimes can be a bit noisy, but near all the amenities that's required for an holiday break. Bars, resturants, supermarkets , taxi ranks and bus stop are all a stone throw away and the beach a 10-15 min stroll. There are no noisy discos in this area although some of the pubs can be lively.The swimming pool was quiet and plenty of spaces there, but we preferred to swim at the beach, although conditions were unsuitable at times. The birds sometimes can be a little bit noisey in evening/early morning, but it did not disturbed us. All in all we recommend these apartments being were they were, for the price you pay to see this part of the Algarve"
- Travel date: 20th October 2009
Another Great stay
"Second year of staying at the Alvormar and can not fault anything yet again. Great location for everything, room cleaned every day(except Sunday), never heard a sound in the mornings as i slept (i wake up at the slightest sound) as we came in most in the early hours so didnt really get up early. will be booking again for next year"
- Travel date: 18th September 2009
Wonderful Holiday but in Old Apartments
"Returning to the Alvormar Apartments after a few years at the Dunas Do Alvor we found them very dated. Although reception had been revamped and a crazy golf course put on the roof the apartments had not been touched. The windows did not lock properly, there was a dangerous loose socket in the bedroom, a window was cracked and the bathroom door had a hole in it. The wardrobe drawers and doors were still warped, and the dressing table still in the corridor with poor lighting. We had to clean the old kitchen cupboard doors because they were sticky with food. We were not impressed either with the mould on the walls round the bath. Obviously these apartments now need to be revamped to match the price that we were charged. We love Alvor enjoying the atmosphere, the restaurants and the superb beach and we did not let this spoil our holiday. The climate is wonderful with the Algarve breeze to keep you cool on a hot day. Needless to say we will be returning again next year but not staying at the Alvormar Apartments."
- Travel date: 17th September 2009
"booked these apts,after reading the reviews.and i have to say they lived up to all the good reviews.we were a party of six ladies,age range 23 to 47,lovely big apts got all you need for self catering great staff.we had a fab holiday, nice resort.word of advise,take taxi to aldi and lidl(next door to each other)for your basic shop much cheaper.local supermarket very expensive cost 5 euros going and 7euros back,for 4 adults. pool on small side but still good never a rush for sunbeds and you had sun all day.pool for kids,and play area slides,ect no music by pool but took ipod mp3 and speaker played our soul and motown in the afternoon,nobody seemed to mind lovely beachbooked these apts,"
- Travel date: 14th September 2009
Top traveller tips for AlvorMar - Apartamentos Turisticos
"The top floor has a very good library, massage parlour and crazy golf course if it happens to rain on your holiday."
"the quaint streets, the promenade, the beach, the churches."
"without a doubt, it is gorgeous"
"all bedrooms face into the central area so doesnt really make a lot of difference which room you choose"
"Burganvila restaurant is a must to visit"
"The beach is superb and has bars and restaurants to suit all ages"
"Book early so you don't miss out."
"A great choice of restaurants in Alvor"
"Move your bed into the living room..."
AlvorMar - Apartamentos Turisticos is also called
- Alvormar Apartments
- alvormar apartamentos turisticos alvor