by Amanda Norcross
The AlvorMar – Apartamentos Turisticos offers budget- and family-friendly accommodations in the Algarve. Choose from 50 apartments with fully equipped kitchens; most apartments offer balconies with stunning ocean views. The resort staff is happy to help families plan excursions, from car rentals to boat trips.
Our Editor Loves
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Balconies with ocean views
- Free concierge services
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
We stayed here for 4 nights in August and couldn't fault it. The apartment was clean and modern and had everything we needed. The kids loved the pool, there were always plenty of sun loungers available and the poolside bar was excellent. All of the staff were professional and helpful. The location is perfect, less than 5 minutes from the town centre and 10 minutes from the beach. All in all a perfect holiday spot
We spent a week here in July/August. We booked a superior room (which had been done up) and it was spot on for three of us. The apartment was spotless and cleaned daily. The bedroom has twin beds which are comfy enough. The sofa bed is not bad either. The bathroom is very clean and the shower is powerful. The balcony was big enough to play cards late on an evening. Above all else, the air con (when outside was in mid-high 30s) kept the apartment COOL.
Well located near the strip (4 minutes), ATM (1 minute), the intermarche (3 minutes) and the beach (just over 10 mins).
We arrived near midnight, so check in was kept to us getting the keys (we did the rest the next morning) which was thoughtful. Staff at reception were friendly and helpful - we felt cared for. The snack bar wasn't too pricey and the pool and roof terrace were a welcome addition.
We were more than happy. The one tiny negative is that car parking space is at a premium and not guaranteed, so you may be parked in the street a few minutes walk away. It's like that nearly everywhere in Alvor.