Yellow Alvor Garden - All Inclusive3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
What a trip in guys.....I guess that’s why the call it sin city. We made the most of our 4 days here at the yellow gardens throwing the G&T’s down my neck like there is no tomorrow. Only problem out there was the sun....bloody warm. Asked the barman to turn the heat down numerous times as my husband was burning up but he replied “me no control sun miss”. Very unhelpful!,,, Overall all a great stay and can’t wait to return. All the best, Big P
We stayed for seven days in May. Husband, Wife and grown up Daughter. We emailed ahead for adjacent rooms with a sunny balcony. These we got and were very happy with the quality overall but must admit they did look a little tired and in need of a refurb. The Yellow Alvor Garden is clean and well run. Cleaners came every day and changed towels and pillowcases. Beds changed twice. Staying were mostly older guests and young couples with children. Nationalities staying; predominantly Brits. French, Germans and Poles. Got very noisy when some Spanish arrived. Nice pool area with lots of sun beds. Ornamental lakes with fish and turtles. There was not a great choice of food but it was well cooked and presented. I found plenty to eat but if you don't like fish, or are a vegetarian, you would be hard pressed to find anything suitable. For eating out, there are three excellent restaurants within a five/ten minute walk, The entertainment is only average but done enthusiastically. The hotel is quite off the beaten track. It took us, at a fast pace, twenty minutes to reach the nearest town of Alvores. The paths are, in some paces, steep and uneven. Our Daughter tripped and fell. She was OK but got a fright. We were satisfied with what we got for a very reasonable price.
Visited this hotel in April we didn’t realise it was still the school holidays however this didn’t seem to matter as we saw very few children here. The hotel itself as stated previously in other reviews could do with updating but doesn’t hinder anybody. The pool and gardens are lovely. The walk into town is 15-20 mins depending hour fast you walk or if you’ve had a drink and have to walk back up the hill. The town itself is a fishing village then if you walk around it you come to the beach where there is a boardwalk which stretches along the coast which some lovely bars on to stop and have a beverage or two. It wasn’t a busy town but I think cause of the time of year and it is an unspoilt Tourist area, however there is quite a bit of building work been done in some areas so this could all change in the future. All in all a good pleasant holiday.
Just home from a week here. I have to admit we were very impressed all round. I can't really understand why people moan about the food on TripAdvisor. It's not meant to be a 5 star restaurant. Good all round selection of food all well cooked and decent quality. It is a bit of a walk to the pubs and beach so we were glad to have a car for the week although it is a nice enjoyable walk. The high points of this hotel are the staff who are all so friendly and helpful and the gardens and pool area. We had a garden view room and it's a great sight to see every morning. The nightime frog choir is quite interesting too. We would definitely go back.
Arrived at 11.55 where a lovely man on reception told us to go grab a all inclusive drink before check in as bar shut at midnight he the presented us with a pack up of sandwiches fruit and water. We were directed to our room that over looked the rear garden and pool (ask for even number rooms for this) the hotel has 3 floors accesses by one small but fast lift or external staircases. Rooms were adequate with very clean sheets and towels each bed had a hard and a soft pillow and were very comfortable to sleep in. The room has air con a fridge and a hairdryer. Safe to rent. Rooms were cleaned everyday. Food was ok we never didnt have something to eat.and as it got closer to may and start of holiday season i feel food options will continue to improve. However Tuesday's and Thursday are bbq lunch and it is fantastic. Drinks are as you would expect from all inc measures are big and sangria at lunch and evening meals is lovely. Staff are all pleasant but if you show mannors you receive them back. 2 pools one inside one out they are a little tired it are well maintained and clean. Kids club 10 until 10 not having kids not sure how that works but it is there. This hotel is not in the town and would take you 20 mins to walk to the village of alvor Ask for a map from reception. They so a minibus run to beach 3 times a day but it only seats 8 so you have to book in advance taxi is about 5€. If you want a nice break and are not wanting luxuries then you cannot go wrong here. I do agree its more a 3 star then 4 but if a little money invested in the tired areas then it would be back to a 4 star. Say hello to Terry the turtle and his friends in the grounds pond.
The hotel is neither good nor bad in fact it is average in most areas,starting with the food ,limited choice for all meals however the breakfast did offer a version of an English Breakfast ,both lunch and the evening meal again were ok but nothing outstanding,the snacks available were in fairness good and included burgers sandwiches etc. the drinks are fine however the problem is getting served as the member of staff on duty not only has to serve alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks but also coffee etc which ironically enough is self service in the restaurant , cannot see the logic in this !! The entertainment is average at best in the evenings, another strange idea is the entertainment is in the restaurant but if you want drinks whilst watching the show you have to carry them downstairs from the lobby bar as they close the restaurant bar,as for the swimming pools both the indoor and outdoor pools were cold,the hotel is understaffed but maybe that is because it is not high season although the staff were in general good, now for the big question Would we go back--the answer is YES but only if the price was £300 or under ,it is not worth more than that
We've just returned from 4 days in Yellow Alvor Gardens. The hotel is a little dated but the rooms are clean. It was all inclusive, drinks were the usual with local beers and spirits. The food was find, a good variety each day. However, limited vegetarian and little or no vegan options. The staff were pleasant. However, normally something to have. The pool and gardens are lovely. However, I did get bitten on our 2nd day. It's in an odd area where all the buildings are derelict and empty. Maybe closed for the winter season. It took us about 20 minutes to walk to the beach/harbour, which we liked. The village if Alvor is small and a lot of places seems to be closed. Maybe not high season yet. There was exercise classes and kids clubs during the day and entertainment in the evening. Our first few days were very quite and lots of space in the restaurant and by the pool. The last day/night was busy with new arrivals. All in all a nice few days.
We had booked this holiday for the Easter weekend break for a couple nights and based on the reviews here we weren't expecting much from the hotel- we were proved wrong. Although it doesn't look appealing from the outside the hotel is stunning and very clean inside, a little outdated in places but that didn't bother us. We had inter-connecting rooms with the stunning pool view of average 4* size, very clean and the bed was so comfortable..... twin beds, and a cot was laid and bedded for my little one. The hotel is massive but the restaurant is small and we're not fussy eaters but unless your a non-veg food wise I would say it was alittle less on amount of choice especially very limiting for those who are vegetarians. And the amount of desserts choice available was very less compared to other 4 * hotels we've been to. However saying that we didn't go hungary as there was always something we could eat even though in most cases it was repetitive. We got a good deal with the all inc however I would not have paid extra for it to go all inc. if you wish to go out for the day your able to get a packed lunch, but the reception needs to know 24hr in advance. The swimming pools both indoor and outdoor were extremely cold at this time of year, but kids enjoyed playing in the playground and looking at the big fishes in the lake. Lots of grass for kids to run around in or for relaxing. As for things around and about, alvor is a small quite town so not much to do but if you fancy a walk there's a lovely town area about 20mins walk from the hotel complex and a further 15mins walk would take you to the beach. The hotel provides free shuttle with runs 4 times a day but a token is needed from reception. We did use a very friendly taxi service on many occasions called 'door to door' contact no: 00351919740886, Michelle, which I would definitely recommend. I would like to comment- don't go by the negative reviews on here, it's a beautiful hotel, comfy clean rooms, daily rooms service with great staff... yes the food could be improved as a more variety of choice would be better.
My boyfriend and I visited this hotel in late summer and the hotel itself was good. The pool was good with lots of sunbeds and a good bar outside. The rooms were nice enough with everything we needed. The staff were fab too. A couple of things were that the hotel itself is quite far from the rest of the town so we ended up getting Ubers everywhere - which by the way were always really great. And the food wasn't great. By the fourth day of us being there I personally couldn't stomach it any more. Some days I just had no idea what was being served - although it could have been sun stroke. The breakfast was always great though and bar snacks were really nice. I would recommend it to those who have rented a car - it's much easier to get around!
Having been to five star hotels for the past few years we were a little trepidatious to downgrade to a three star (per Trip Advisor/First Choice) but we wanted small and quiet and we loved Yellow Alvor as soon as we arrived. Yes it is a little tired and dated but all the more lovable for not being slick and flawless. It was like an old relative who you love all the more even though their young and trendy days are behind them. Rooms: comfortable (beds were perfect for us), clean, air-con, free wifi, hot and powerful shower, balcony (NB get a GARDEN VIEW); Pools: One indoor and one outdoor plus a kids pool. Great for swimming in or relaxing by; Bars: Pool bar was fine in the day, the only slight criticism we had with the hotel was that the lobby bar (open in evenings) was small and often standing room only, we like to sit with a drink and watch the world go by but this wasn't possible at night so we ended up on our balcony; Entertainment: Low key entertainment day and night for kids (films / games) and adults (volleyball / boules / music / comedy) but not 'in your face' and easily avoided if you like to make your own entertainment; Food: The quality of the food was as good as any of the five star hotels we have stayed at. There was something different every lunch and dinner and the quality was good for a hotel. True there wasn't rows and rows of food available but always something tasty to eat and a choice of three or for mains, plus soup, salad, fruit and desserts (not sure about vegetarians though); Alvor Town: We walked once or twice a day into the town which took us about 10-15 minutes (and I'm not fit although if you were in a wheelchair or mobility scooter the pavements would not be suitable), the town has a good selection of bars, restaurants, gift shops and cafes plus a fishing bay (we didn't make is as far as the beach but apparently their is one. There are public toilets in the castle ruins and down the side street with the Irish bars heading down to the bay. A shuttle bus runs from the hotel to the town/beach four times a day but we didn't use it as it was easier to walk; Fitness equipment: there was some outdoor fitness equipment or the type you often find in parks, only four items but my husband used them everyday; We LOVED this hotel. So relaxed after getting back on Thursday. Happy to answer any questions for people considering a visit.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located within a mile (2 km) of Alvor Boardwalk, Yellow Alvor Garden - All Inclusive is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hospital Alvor. This 152-room, 3-star resort welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Rocha Beach and Alvor Beach are also close to this Alvor resort.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 11:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's buffet restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All of Yellow Alvor Garden - All Inclusive's 152 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, safes, and phones. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also standard.
Guests of Yellow Alvor Garden - All Inclusive have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 70.00 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include laundry facilities, a garden, and a TV in a common area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
52.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 701 reviews