Perola do Algarve
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... in Poole and had a catch up and few G & T's and next day a lift to get provisions! Very helpful indeed as well as female company:) It's sweaty hot and I'm lying awake killing the dreaded mossies which keep buzzing my ear. A few more days here before we do the canaries leg as a big weather front coming in .... No sign of baby ( first grandchild ) ...
... of your game. Following instructions, coping with new technology, having to ask for a second explanation and pleading powerlessly with domestic appliances. We failed to find the holiday house using both the written instructions and GPS. I suppose in the end I shall yield to the inevitable conclusion stuff is generally too complex and relinquish my superhuman ...
An earlier than usual start took us to the bus stations in Seville, ready to cross the border from Spain to Portugal. What a great time I had in Spain, i never realised what a diverse landscape the country offered. I still really like the idea of at least learning some beginner level Spanish to perhaps sometime in the not too distant future I will return :)
The bus journey took several hours and unfortunately ...
... while we were having dinner a market came & set up right next to the restaurant selling tennis racket shaped bug zappers that Dane decided he desperately needed. After much convincing that there were no bugs that he needed to zap we managed to head back to our accommodation without one.
... t seen each other since.
Glyn made all the travel arrangements for Portugal and when I had trouble with my ticket, which I insisted on booking myself, all I could think was why didn't I let Glyn take care of it. Now I know who can help me with my travel plans in Europe ;)
Dara and Glyn: Thank you for an amazing 2 weeks and here's to more days to come... Love you guys!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Perola do Algarve Albufeira
I arrived home from Perola six days ago and am miserable to be back at work!
After reading the reviews I was dreading going to this place as some were very negative. I have to say when we arrived the entrance wasn't as bad as it was made out, in fact quite the opposite it was very nice, reception and their staff excellent. The supermarket yes was close but what an advantage that was. All in all I really don't know why I was concerned, it was one of the cleanest, friendliest and loveliest places we have stayed. There was my father, 10 month old baby, myself and husband. The accommodation is excellent, very very well equiped even provided us with a high chair at no extra cost, I have never been to a place where they have provided ironing boards in the rooms. The kitchen had everything you need in fact even a tablecloth and tea towel as well as corkscrew!!! Our rep Kate was there what seemed like 24/7 and was always on hand to help with anything we needed. We travelled with First Choice and I would definitley go there with them again and to this place. The location is fabulous 10 minutes to the old town and 10 minutes to the strip, it has lovely views over the pool and either sea or hill depending which side you are on. The rooms are spotless, cleaned every day and beds changed 3 times a week. The staff are very very helpful and friendly and people shouldn't be put off by some of the negativity they read. The bins at the supermarket did smell a bit, but you couldn't see them and just cross over the road they are no where near the hotel and who goes away to sniff out bins. The pool and gardens were spotless and I would say this place is a 4* plus. Go and enjoy. We did.
We stayed at the Perola Do Argalve over the Christmas period through First Choice Travel and it will most certainly be the last choice for both. The food was abysmal, poor choice, usually 45 minutes between courses, and just about warm. The brochure (First Choice) states live entertainment, which turned out to be table tennis and karaoki. The leisure facilities were closed throughout our stay. It was so bad that one evening the tour rep was surrounded by over twenty guests, some holding plates of food, demanding to be moved. I took photographs because it was so amusing. We were all moved to another hotel after some four days. We are still fighting for some form of compensation from First Choice, especially as this was during the festive break. I can supply photos and names and addresses of other guests, and the First Choice people involved, at the resort and here back in the UK.
We spent our honeymoon at the perola,and really have no complaints.Everywhere was clean,the staff couldnt do more for you,food was ideal and the night entertainment was good fun.
As for the dog,it was a beautiful rottweiller,who did'nt make a peep the whole 2 weeks.
We would definetley go back.
we stayed at the perola for a week in july with my 2 kids .... yes there is a dog but no itn doesnt bark all day and night !! and what can the hotel do about a dog thats nothing to do with them ...it lives in some apartments opposite !!!! its the best holiday we have had. good clean accomodation, exellent staff it was just a shame we had to come home ....cant wait to go back
We stayed here for 2 weeks, there was a big dog about 10 yards away from the apartments chained up in a garden 24-7. This dog continuesly barked all through the night and mostly through the day. You could not sleep at night as this dog would bark from about 1.00 to 7.30 in the morning. We was not getting up untill 1 or 2 in the afternoon missing half our day. We complained 10 times as well as many other guests. But they did not do any thing to solve the problem. we was aways tired and stressed out we asked to be moved but they could not help us, we could not wait untill we got home. so if your looking for a relaxed holiday forget it. you have been warned.
I have just come back from a week at the Perola do Algarve and I have only good things to say about this hotel. There weren't too many people there at this time of year so we had so much to ourselves - the lovely garden and the health club especially the jacuzzi (all free of charge to residents). The staff were lovely, in particular the staff in the bar, where we spent some brilliant evenings drinking cocktails and talking into the early hours. The room was nice - not massive but fine. The maid came in every day but Tuesday, the water was always hot and the room was very clean. The only bad thing was that the balcony was too small - and that would be my only complaint! I loved it here and would definitely go back again - even though Albufeira would probably not be my Number 1 choice of holiday destination and I would definitely not like to be there in July or August. Highly recommended!
The Perola do algarve is a smashng hotel with friendly staff. The room we stayed in was large and clean with a pool view.As we stayed in April it was not at all busy and we managed to get the same seat in the bar every night to watch some fairly good low key entertainment. The hotel is close to the modelo supermarket and there are places to eat nearby (mcDonalds and pizza hut for any kids not willing to try portugese food!!!). We only ate in the hotel restaurant once and were not overly impressed with the food they also dont cater well for vegetarians but the old town about 10 mins walk away has some smashing places to eat.
I read many of the reviews before travelling to this hotel, both good and bad. Here is my opinion!!
Best holiday ever
Just got back from a one month holiday in Albufeira, already getting ready to book for two months next year. Loved the country, the people, the food, the wine, EVERYTHING! The Perola was perfect;clean, the staff bending over backwards to help. No problems whatsoever! We are totally enamoured with everything. Our favourite restaurant was the Cais Velho on Fisherman's Beach. The staff (Luis, Wallace, Alex & Julie [to say nothing of the Boss & his wife Anna] were great, as was the food. See you next year.Adeus e obrigado. - IAN RAYBURN