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Cheerfulway Clube Brisamar

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We stayed here for a week in September and could not fault the hotel or staff. The hotel is set in lovely grounds, accommodation is clean and spacious. Staff were all very welcoming and friendly. We arrived quite late at night and our room was up a flight of stairs but as my partner is registered blind this was going to be a problem, within 30 minutes maximum they had got us a ground floor room close to the reception, pool and restaurant. Food was good + varied everyday. Cocktails were lovely. I would definitely stay here again.

We actually stayed here September 2016 but only just getting round to write a review (sorry!) Had a lovely week here. Some of the friendliest staff i've come across. The room was an actual apartment which was lovely. Great air con. Food was good for a 3 star with lots of choice and good quality. Restaurant was a good size and overlooking the pool which lights up at night (nice!). Local ingredients and wines etc. Drink offering was very good for 3 stars - cocktails, Estrella beer etc. Hotel is quite a walk to the beach although they do offer a shuttle bus which was impressive. The main resort is also quite a walk (circa 15/20 mins?) - Alvor itself is great. I would definitely stay here again.

We are still here we go home today We arrived quite late last monday as taxi man was a nutter like forget where he was parked forgot us and got lost lol but funny. lol but got to reception got sorted the man was helpful eventually found our apartment can not fault it what's so ever big space yes maybe little dated but it's perfect for what we need the staff around the pool and dinner service etc are fantastic even the maids. They all work so hard everything is cleaned wiped down. Drinks are spot on around the pool. The pool is a good size very refreshing. We would come back in a crack. Walk into town is ten mins away absolutely stunning town buzzing at night. Top tip steakhouse in town oh my days amazing.

We arrived at 4 pm checked in and was given maps an information to the complex. Went straight to our apartment. We were surprised how big it was. Loved the idea of a washing machine in the apartment. Beds lovely and comfy, air conditioning in the living room was great. Didn't use the balcony as the air conditioning unit leaked as a result it was full of puddles. First impressions of the bar/pool area were not good plastic cups and plates all over the ground, tables were filthy. very few bins around to put your rubbish. There didn't appear to be anyone clearing up. Food was grand, entertainment was great it was the highlight of my daughters holiday. Just one thing most of the guests were Portuguese so there was no English speaking children for my daughter to play with and the entertainers were inclined to just speak Portuguese which is a bit difficult when the games were on. Over all we had a great holiday but would only go back if the complex was modernized a bit.

We arrived late after a long journey from the airport. Checked in and told where room located but not how to access it avoiding the sprinklers! Our 1 bedroom apartment was clean. Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine as well. Next morning went for breakfast which is enough but at same time nothing special. Lunch forget it same goes for dinner. Very poor choice and very bland. Bar opens at 11am it is very quiet here at moment so not a problem being served. Snack bar menu is limited but a much better option than lunch in the restaurant. The free shuttle bus takes you to a nice pleasant beach but you can walk it to the bars and shops nearby in about 15 mins. A cab costs just under €4. Supermarket near by too. Entertainment may as well be non existent. It maybe just because coming too end of season here but if you are not looking for a quiet relaxing holiday then this is not the place for you. Would recommend going into town as a few lively irish bars to keep you entertained. I would not recommend it to friends or family but that all said has been a relaxing holiday which is what we were looking for this time.

This complex is tired and in need of some TLC. It is basic and functional but has little attention to detail. We booked it very last minute and as a result didn't have much to choose from so were a little apprehensive upon arrival! We wanted to go All Inclusive to allow us complete relaxation after a tough few months! We arrived around 15.00 and were checked in and given a comprehensive guide to the complex by the man on reception. Unfortunately the All Inclusive deal doesn't start until 16.00 so we had to wait to receive our wristbands (which was a little annoying as we missed our last day completely due to return flight times.) Apartment: They are spacious, basic but clean if a little tired and in need of redecoration. We had no intention of using the kitchen area but it looked to be quite well appointed and equipped. The bathroom was big and the shower over the bath efficient. The maids came daily to tidy and replace towels, the beds although quite firm were comfortable and were changed once during our weeks stay. There is air conditioning in the lounge area which is free to use. We didn't use our balcony as we were on the ground floor overlooking the 'road' area and our air conditioning leaked onto it. Pool/ bar: This area is very basic and could be made so much nicer. It is in need of smartening up and would benefit from some plants or flowers to pretty it up a bit! There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols for everyone to use. The bar area has plenty of outside seating and wooden benches under an awning all of which were quite tatty and in need of updating, but served the purpose. This is the only place to sit after dinner in the evenings and most nights there was a Mini Disco being held right there, great if you have children but this shouldn't have been the focal point of the evening for everyone to endure from 20.30 onwards!! There was a singer there one evening and he was very good! Food/ restaurant: This could be quite busy at times with large groups of people all wanting to dine at the same time, we were flexible so managed to work around this. The food is basic but pleasant and there is a reasonable choice. Breakfast was fine although the queue for toast was time consuming! Lunch and dinner had a pasta bar with various sauces, salad area and there was always a fish and meat choice that changed daily with chips, potatoes and veg varied throughout too. Dessert was always some form of cake, mousse, jelly and fruit. The drinks are local brands but we found the beer, port, gin and vodka to all be drinkable, but would stay away from the 'cocktails'!! The staff were always pleasant and friendly with us and helpful when required. Alvor: The nearest town is only a 15 minute walk away and we walked in most evenings to avoid the 'Mini Disco'. The town is lovely with just a few cobbled streets and the main one has some great bars and restaurants on leading downhill to the harbour area, lively enough for an evening out without it being too hectic! Beach: Praia de Alvor beach is stunning and the hotel runs a free shuttle bus service there on weekdays and drops off in town if you need it too as well. You could walk it but it would probably take around 30 minutes. You have to pay for sunbeds and parasols and the price depends an which section you sit in, it varied from €7 - €15 for an afternoon for two people. There are also a number of smart bars and restaurants along the beach for snacks or dinner. In conclusion we enjoyed our time here having arrived with low expectations which were not exceeded!! It is rated as 3 star but I would say it would be more suited to a 2 star. If you want basic and functional then this will suit you fine! We were glad of the close proximity to Alvor town and the shuttle bus to the beach which varied our stay. We will definitely return to Alvor but will stay nearer the beach and go self catering to enjoy all the lovely local restaurants next time!

We are a retired couple and chose to visit at beginning of September thinking kids would be back at school, but didn't realise that Portuguese kids have nearly 3 months holiday (23rd June till middle of September). We have no objection to kids, but when they are still running around at 10pm, it gets a bit much. The evening entertainments were performed outside by the swimming pool and seemed to be enjoyed mostly by the kids. There was a room, supposedly the lounge, in which you could relax, behind the stage were entertainment was, there were some seats in there and a television showing Portuguese programmes. The floor around the swimming pool area needed some tlc , in fact it needed a really good clean, in the 10 days we were there it was hosed once and not brushed at all, consequently there were cigarette ends there for our entire stay. All inclusive food was very repetitive after 10 days. The apartments were quite large, with fully fitted kitchen, large lounge and bedroom also good sized bathroom. Overall the place could have done with a bit of tlc, particularly the bathroom, which needed more than a little tlc. The bath was disgusting, the enamel was peeled off the bottom of the bath and had sometime been painted to try to cover it up, without success. This was covered by a grubby looking rubber mat. the tiles around the mat were rather mouldy and the shower (in bath) was broken so that the spray was non-existent which meant you had to stand about 6 inches from shower head in order to shower. There are good points:- The staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean.

We arrived late at night and it was a long journey from the airport, the only person about was the security guy, he sorted paper work and issued wrist bands then gave us directions to the apartment we were in! We found the apartment up a flight of stairs but there was no lighting so had difficulty finding which door was ours, there were only two, both numbered but in the pitch dark could not read numbers, anyway found our door then tried finding key hole, got key in and turned and turned and turned and eventually got in, it was not the best of sights but bed beckoned. Next morning we had a proper look and it was not pretty, lights were hanging off the wall in the bedroom, the floor tiles were cracked from one side of the room to the other, tiles were loose and raised, there were cooking fascilities but no kettle, we used a pan! The bathroom was dirty and well used, we had clean towels but they were changed once in 10 days but it does state this on the information sheet in the room, bedroom was basic with twin pushed together beds ( a godsend in the heat and a good excuse to be together but apart ), there are no hairdryers, womans nightmare apparently! Living room had a settee, table and chairs and television, kitchen had Fridge, hob and sink, pots, pans,crockery and knives and forks. it was not what i would expect from an all inclusive, I felt like I was intruding in someones house. the complex seemed to have permanent residents and the rooms similar to ours were time share type leases. The surrounding grounds were pleasant enough and well maintained but the pool area was a bit messy and I never saw it cleaned once while I was there so any spillages were baked into the block work, the pool was clean (I hope) but it was also open to anyone, so not as exclusive as would have hoped for, there was a small bar area which was always busy but only tended by one person and the old British policy of queueing was exploited by the other nationalities. The bar was always running out of plastic cups although they did have larger ones which they were not allowed to use unless you were a cash paying customer! some logic there somewhere I am sure. If you wanted snacks you had to order, at the bar and they were a set daily menu, coffee or tea was also ordered from the bar there were no self serve stations anywhere, that poor bar person had their work cut out. The Breakfast, lunch and evening meal were chaotic especially as everyone seemed to go at the same time, there were staff on to only take empty plates and clear tables, any drinks you had to queue at another tiny bar, absolutely barmy. Some of the staff were nice some were rude and offensive. If you wanted a bottle of water to take to your apartment you had to pay 1 Euro 35c for a 500ml bottle, a glass was free ironically there was a independent shop on the site by the pool and you could purchase a 6Lt bottle for the same price, duur. After our evening meal we usually like to go for a walk but there was nowhere to go except the main road which was frequented by young lads racing up and down drifting and handbrake turning their cars or there were the grounds in the complex which seen once was enough. There was a football/basket ball/tennis open air court and a squash court, there was also another pool area but was disused and fenced off. By the pool area there was a lounge room with comfy seats but no air con and a big screen TV with the sound off, this room was only open at night and was so hot and stuffy no one used it. saying all that we had to make the best of what we had and enjoyed the stay but would not recommend to anyone except your enemy. From talking to one of the bar staff she says the best time to go is March/April or October/November it is a little cooler and has a little rain but is a lot nicer and quieter at the hotel and on the beach which are by the way very nice, the latter is when she has her holidays.

We arrived to be told we had to wait two hours to get our all inclusive wrist bands. Ok....but we were then waiting around rather than starting our holiday. Doesn't seem much point keeping us waiting from 2 till 4. Having said that, after being served a rancid pork sandwich by an extremely rude barman. I'd happily have waited longer. The whole setup seems designed to stop you making the most of the inclusive increment you have paid. Ice cream hidden away at the pool bar. Your kids can only get it during two, two hour periods. Non fizzy fizzy drinks at the pool bar. Staff that dump your drink half the bar from you and don't bother with manners. Staff that are plain rude. Staff that refuse to give you the drinks you ordered (2 cokes, 2 orangeades, would only give me 2 cokes refused the others). Poor choice of food for the evening meals. 1 meat choice. 1 fish. Some pasta and potatoes that's it. To top it off if you want to go for some decent food and ask them to call you a taxi into town...they'll charge you 50c Would never go back. Alvor is lovely though. Just avoid this dump

Just come back from 9 nights at the hotel and had great time there with our 9 and 12 year old. Its a bit tired and needa updating but we had a big apartment wifh plenty of space-ideal with kids. Cleaners came nearly every day. Food was good and staff very efficient and friendly in dining room and bar. My 9 year old went to the mini club a lot and enjoyed the art and craft there as well as the mini disco each night. Animacion staff were great fun. Would recommend this as a family hotel. Alvor not far away to walk to or free hotel shuttle bus 3 times a day to village and beach.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located within a mile (2 km) of Alvor Boardwalk, Cheerfulway Clube Brisamar is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hospital Alvor. This 84-room aparthotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free self parking. Rocha Beach and Alvor Beach are also close to this Alvor aparthotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the aparthotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


The 84 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies. TVs come with satellite channels. Washers/dryers, sofa beds, and coffee makers are also standard. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Cheerfulway Clube Brisamar features a children's pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This family-friendly aparthotel also has a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 476 reviews