Wonderful family holiday
Booked this holiday all inclusive last minute and had a fabulous time. It was October half term - the weather was glorious but the outdoor pool was a little chilly at times so the advantage of an indoor pool for my two boys (13 and 9) was excellent. The hotel is of a high standard, clean and comfortable, with very helpful and friendly staff. The Thomas Cook rep was very helpful in arranging trips and giving advice for things to see locally.I strongly recommend the jeep safari - especially for older children. The hotel provides free bus transport to the old and new town or for a few Euros the tourist train was a nice treat for the children. The food was of a very good standard with a wide variety of choice each day. the all inclusive options at the bar were of a high quality and generous measures.
November 13, 2011
Fantastic family holiday in Portugal
We stayed in the Paraiso for last two weeks in October , I have to say we were a bit sceptical after reading the reviews etc. But I have to say the place is fantastic, apartment was really lovely and spotless cleaned everyday. We did stay self catering so cannot comment on the food but there are so many places nearby that serves great food. Location is great a short walk into the old town and the same if you want the strip. I have to say the entertainment team Lee, Jordan, Miguel and Steph very entertaining. Cant wait to go again
December 15, 2013
Good family holiday
Had a nice family holiday.
The actual hotel and apartments are a bit tired and could do with a lick of paint. Things like lifts not working, stair doors not opening and hall light bulbs out where a bit annoying.
Our room view looked out over the loading bay which wasnt good.
Overall a nice apartment, but not sure its 4 star accommodation.
Good location between albufeira old town and the new town "strip" area.
Transfers back to airport at end of holiday unnaceptable - 2 hour transfer for a 40 minute journey is a joke!
August 2, 2013
Thomas Cook Sun star entertainment team and kids club made this hotel for us
Self catering studio for 2 plus 5 yr old. Camp bed needs renewed. Studios have road/car park view but this did not ruin our holiday. Pings Doce for provisions (also Modelo) but hotel shop is fine although tad more expensive for water and things. We had a great holiday. Sure the kitchen needs a bit of a revamp but we only used it for breakfast. Used the buffet service on evening of arrival for convenience. V disappointed and expensive. Could get a fillet steak elsewhere for same price so we didn't eat in the hotel again. Lots of great places to eat in Old Town and strip. La brigate, clay oven, big shanghai, el rancho. special mention to Pasteleria Marinela on the main road, next to Modelo - great snack menu and best toasties ever!
Thomas cook entertainment team in hotel were amazing and worked so hard all day and nite - kudos to Lee,Jordan, Miguel and Steph. my son loved Dizzy & Splash Disco and also enjoyed the kids club too and loved the Chocolate Party.
Any complaints I heard were from All Inclusive holiday makers saying food was not great and some of whom wanted to make sure they got more than their money's worth from the bar. Needs more evening bar staff to manage the queues.
July 21, 2013
Brilliant Holiday At Paraiso De Albufeira
We had a brilliant holiday at the Paraiso, very clean hotel, staff are very friendly, the entertainers around the pool were all really nice and were good fun.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone, we are looking at booking to go back there next year. We had the best of both worlds with easy access to both the new and old town although the walk back from the old town is up hill so beware, although its not much in a taxi ride or you can catch the train that runs every 20 mins or so.
The pool is big with a separate small childs pool, crazy golf if you found laying on a sun lounger all day just too much!!! The weather was brilliant...
June 26, 2013
TRIGGER +MRS FROM LONDON
LONDON ARSENAL TRIGGER +MRS GOT BACK 22ND AFTER 1 WEEKS HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT TEAM LEE JORGAN STEF +MEGEL WORK THERE BUTS OFF.WILL BRUSH UP FRENCH BOULS CANT AV THAT ROGER WINNING . HOPE TIM + FAMILY GOT HOME SAFE . BAR STARF WERE GREAT.
June 23, 2013
Brilliant holiday, full family enjoyed it.
Before we left we checked these reviews and were a bit worried but couldnt have been more wrong. Fantastic holiday with great reps! Hotel is located well for the old town and the strip and shopping centre only minutes away. We are booking up next year for the same hotel and so are alot of the other people we met there.
January 6, 2013
This hotel is no where near a 4 star hotel, we were very disappointed on arrival we had to wait 3 hours for our room to be ready, the apartment itself was clean however was in dire need of a tidy up!! Sheets, curtains and towel were stained and ripped! if it wasn't for the FANTASTIC entertainment team this holiday would have been awful!!!
We will definitely NOT be returning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 2, 2012