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Vitor's Plaza

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have just returned from a weeks holiday here, i cannot recommend highly enough. Our apartment was absolutely beautiful , the apartment we had as a family of 4 was E103, very spacious, immaculate condition, freshly decorated & overlooked the pools with a very large balcony. It gad everything we needed, crockery, kettle, fridge freezer, clothes dryer, towells & toiletries provided. Rooms were cleaned every day with toilet rolls & toiletries replaced, beds changed & fresh towels every other day! The 3 pools were outstanding, although the large outdoor pool was chilly at this time of year it was spotlessly clean, and maintained to a very high standard as was the entire hotel & grounds. We played crazy golf, tennis & table tennis, all free of charge! The snack bar on site was also outstanding, a cheese toastie & chips cost €2.20 an absolute bargain, service impeccable! Cocktails also very nice in the evenings. Little on site shop has everything you need. The staff too deserve a mention, they all offered us outstanding service. Every single member of staff we met were polite, friendly, smart & could not do enough for us. We had the most fabulous holiday & alot of it was down to the staff! From local restaurant recommendations to ordering our taxis which arrived before we'd even walked out of reception! Just absolutely outstanding service! The hotel is situated a short distance from the local amenities, a taxi ride (5 mins) to Praia da Rocha for beaches, restaurants & a lovely board walk. Again less than 3 min taxi ride to Alvor, a little fishing village with shops, bakeries, supermarket, italian & fish restaurants! Praia da vao was a 2 mile easy walk from the hotel & is well worth a visit! Over all a 5**** holiday for us, we arrived on Easter monday & loved every second, also it was very quiet which is how we like it, no crowds, no queues, no rowdy drunk people, no fighting for sunbeds! Hardly saw another soul! Perfect! Have already booked for next April! Thankyou all at Vitors, looking forward to seeing you all again!

If you are traveling by car this is a very good hotel. You will get a bedroom with a livingroom/kitchen. Everywhere it is clean and fresh.There is a nice pool area. The staff is helpful and friendly especially the lady in the breakfast room.

Vitors Plaza far exceeded my expectations! Luurious and relaxing place. Rooms are spacious and facilities all provided. I would happily visit again. Good base for Algarve travel too. Welcoming and professional staff.

The rooms are spacious and modern and kept very clean. Lovely pool and gardens.Again very well kept. My wife and i had a smashing holiday here and the weather was perfect. Mid 80,s for two full weeks and never a cloud in the sky. Alvor was our main destination for our evenings out which had loads of good bars and restaurants with a beautiful lagoon location.Fab sunsets. Do try and visit the market on a weekend when the locals sell their produce from the back of vans and lorries. Vitors is served by local buses about five minutes walk away to get you to Alvor, Priai da Rocha etc but these finish early evening the its taxi time. Roughly about five euros. The West coast tour is a must for beautiful scenery and to see where all the World records for surfing are made also a boat trip in and out of the caves was thrilling. I would not advise eating in the hotel for evening meals as they are pretty poor and pricey although the snack bar does super and filling omelettes, pasta etc up to early evening. Really nice place to stay and visit.

hi there just back from are 9 night trip to alvor portugal flew out from birmingham to faro on saterday morning the transfer was about 1 hour to get to the hotel from faro when we got there checked in got sorted out and had a look around hotel was very tidy as was the pool area there is a little shop on site next to a laundry and a little games room and inside resterant and bar there is a outside pool bar near the pool as well as a heated pool and jaccuzi you need to as for a card at reception to use it as we like to go for walks we walked to portimao which took about 45 minutes they have a free bus to portimao from the hotel just book at the reception if you want you can ask reception and they will book a taxi for you there is a mini market as you go out of the hotel turn right walk to the roundabout and do a right at the roundabout you will see a few shops some of them do takeaway meals at the roundabout if you go left and walk for about 20 minutes you end up in alvor there is a big supermarket there if your self catering and the lady on the till ordered us a taxi back to the hotel ...very nice of them cost five euros were the supermarket is if you walk round the back walk to the left you will see some other shops when you get to them turn right and walk along for 5 minutes you will see the beach lovely and clean there are lots of little shops in alvor to shop at hope this helps you out on your trip when in portimoe dont take any notice of the people selling sunglasses and rolexes because they want to sell you hash smoke thanks gary

We spent a week in a one bedroom apartment . Our apartment was big, clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything that we needed . The wifi worked well and there were plenty of English channels on the TV. The only thing the room didn't have was a bath tub . The site that I had booked through had advertised it with a tub. The hotel has an outdoor pool as well as an indoor pool and hot tub. The indoor pool closes at 8 pm and we were not able to use it as it was packed every night after dinner . If it was open until 10 pm it would give guests more time to enjoy it. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a good location, close to the beach ,supermarket, shopping mall etc. Portimao is a great base to visit all the different areas each day.

Vitor's Plaza is blessed with a friendly staff. They keep their distance at first, but once you get to know them, it feels like home. The Plaza is basically a mini resort, with several swimming pools surrounded by apartments. Some of those apartments are refurbished, some are not. The biggest drawback of a not-refurbished one is the old tv, which lacks hdmi-connectors. There is pretty good wifi everywhere, but we were there in October, so during high season things may look different as just about everyone under the age of 30 is hooked on their smartphone all of the time and everywhere. TV is okay, but Portugese, so good luck finding a channel with something new and in English, let alone any other non-Portugese programming. There is a bar and swimming-pool restaurant with typical tourist snack like hamburgers, pizzas and pastas. The quality is good and the prices are slightly higher than in Portimao itself. Beer and wine are either cheap of well selected. The chef running the restaurant knows how to cook. Whether you order the daily menu of dine a la carte, the food is very tasty and full of flavor. Although the daily menu may not always be much to look at, you'll be surprised how good it tastes. The only minus is the bright and white light in the restaurant itself, so find a seat outside if you like a cosy atmosphere. The apartments are well sized with proper bedrooms, ok living rooms and a descent kitchen for not too ambitious cooks. Eating out is recommended as food is cheap and you can still buy a glass of very good wine for €1 per glass in the city. The biggest drawback you'll find is that the rooms are pretty noisy. We had a neighbor who liked to watch TV all through the night and in the bathroom you could hear every word. Now we have a couple with kids next door and we can follow their rather loud conversation pretty well. Another thing to mention, and hopefully the management will address it, is the mold in some of the rooms. We had a 'new' room and next to the bathroom door mold was coming through the wall paint. Another thing was the smell of the swimming pool, a kind of sulfer smell what happens if you don't use enough chloride. They added just a little after a few days and the smell was gone. Another minor drawback is the fact that nothing is really near by. Either rent a car or some bikes. A supermarket is 30 minutes on foot away. A beach 20 minutes and the Alvor the same. Taxis aren't exactly cheap, Portimao to the Plaze about €7, but to get there or to the best beach in the Algarve you can take the complimentary bus every day at 10 or 13.45. And they can pick you up at similar times. There is a supermarket on the premises, but it stocks not a lot of products or produce. Especially wines are plentiful and cheap in the supermarkets and easily make up for the taxi fare. All in all Vitor's Plaza is a safe and sound choice. You will feel comfortable and like the easy going and relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to stock up on snacks, wines and daily foods and you'll be fine. If you want to get out, rent a car or bike, even if it's just for a few days.

This was our first visit to Vitor's Plaza and we witnessed a very clean and organised Hotel with excellent facilities. The room was larger than other self catering experiences and fully stored with appropriate equipment. Although we always opt for self catering we generally eat out on evenings and the only negative as far as this preference was a lack of menu choice on site and only two or three nearby restaurants. A focus on this would have gained around 80 Euros per night as we would have stayed on site. This did not actually impact on our stay and Vitors Plaza is somewhere that we come back to.

Booked for four nights as part of longer stay and and was impressed with quality of whole place. Rooms spacious and well equipped for self catering and balcony facing pool and was nice. On site main pool, indoor pool and baby pool excellent. Didn’t eat there so can’t comment on food but looked ok and the boys in the bar made some great cocktails. Staff very helpful as we had a poorly 18 month old and sick 13 year old and couldn’t do enough to make life easier. Plenty of parking and 2 minute drive to beaches. Downside? Awful smell in the morning which was unpleasant.

Have loved staying here, apartment spotless and spacious and cleaned every day. Bedding changed once weekly! Friendly staff and free WIFI and air conditioning. Indoor pool and jacuzzi was lovely and quiet most days but they did have an adults only policy in place for the jacuzzi which wasn't enforced! Plenty of sunbeds and pool area spotless. Entertaiment guy really friendly and fun without being pushy if you just wanted to chill. Bakery at top of road was amazing. Around a 30 minute walk into Alvor so car hire recommended or free bus outside hotel. Have loved staying here the only negative I have is can be quiet noisy with doors slamming of an evening and kids running all over the corridors but this is not the hotels fault it is inconsiderate guests! We will be back!

Av. Henrry Cotton, 4 Estradas de Alvor Portimao

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Alvor Boardwalk is within 2 miles (3 km) of Vitor's Plaza while other popular attractions such as Rocha Beach are within 3 miles (5 km). This 100-room, 4-star apartment welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Portimao Marina is also 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the apartment'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 buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

The 100 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes and furnished balconies. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, coffee makers, and phones. Limited housekeeping is available.


Property features

Vitor's Plaza features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this family-friendly apartment include a spa tub, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 486 reviews