ABOUT THE HOTEL
- Official Rating
- Rooms: 152
At a glance
- Peaceful setting
- Garden-view pool
- Shuttle bus to the beach
- 3km from Alvor
- Free hotel-run shuttle bus to the beach 6 days a week
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FOOD & DRINK
- Evening Meal
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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Relaxing, laid back holiday... Just what we needed.
28 Oct , 2017 GailMarie44, 186356
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.
Good Value for money
13 Oct , 2017 jetda87, 186411
Got back last week from a week in this hotel and i really cant complain about it at all. The staff were very friendly and always helpful. the gardens and pool are good and there's terrapins and carp in some of the ponds. The food had a good variety but was your standard all inclusive favourites. The room was nice and just enough room for me and my partner, however could do with a lick of paint and for any more than 2 it would be cramped. but there was english channels on tv for if you wanted to kill time. The rooms were cleaned everyday whilst we were there and cant complain about that at all. Going at this time of the year imo was perfect the weather was high 20's low 30's each day and if you get the sunbeds in between the pond and pool you have sun all day. the only downsides for myself and my partner were the fact that the evening entertainment was just singing acts there was no variety, so most evenings we just walked down to the harbour which i will say offer you some amazing sunsets. its about a 15 minute walk down to the harbour or a quick taxi ride. Secondly half way through the holiday a coach load of french arrived which stuck together like glue and if you timed going to eat wrong you'd get stuck behind them. Some of them were quite rude but that's their issue not the hotels. The only positive to this was that they didnt use the pool so it was always quiet at most points there wouldn't be more than 5 people in the pool. The town offers a good variety of bars and restaurants if you want to eat out i can highly recommend the Italian opposite the sunset bar. The Beech is a taxi drive away we walked from the harbour and we wouldn't do it again it was quite a treck. All in all for what we paid for this holiday i would go again it was a nice chilled out week with my other half.
First Algarve Visit
10 Oct , 2017 colincW3856XU, 186355
The hotel was very clean and the staff very friendly.Our beds were a little hard though it Did,nt detract from the enjoyable holiday we had. The gardens are lovely lots of areas to have a little solitude if needed.The food was ok always able to find something to your taste although did use the microwave a fair bit.You need to be reasonably fit as it's a fair walk into Alvor itself but enjoyable if you like a walk.The river trip to Silves is lovely .This can be booked on the quayside.We were very lucky the weather was amazing 34°for 14 days.Overall Yellow Alvor Garden have the best of both worlds small and friendly but on the edge of all you need for a lovely holiday. Many Thanks.
Excellent value for money
09 Oct , 2017 PSP31
So after reading some of the negative reviews about this place, we assumed we would have to eat out most nights, although we were all inclusive. Not sure what people expect when they go on holiday, the food here was more than adequate!! Although there wasn't a big selection, the hotel itself is not that big, the selection that was on offer was excellent, well cooked and tasty with a good selection of meat and fish. Yes i would agree with some other reviews that the breakfast was probably our least favorite, however lunch and dinner were excellent, we didnt have a bad meal once! For £420 for a week all inclusive including transfers, what more do people want?! Hotel itself was well looked after, friendly hotel staff, well maintained gardens and rooms cleaned every day. Location was a 20 minute walk to the town center, 30 to the beach, but there were shuttle buses available. Only thing i would say, which we knew before we went, was there is no iron/board in the room. Dont be put off by the negative reviews on food, unless your looking for Michelin starred food, then yes, dig deep in your pockets and go somewhere else! A nice relaxing resort where you dont have to get up at 4am to get a sun lounger!
07 Oct , 2017 1966HJ, 187065
Stayed for 4 nights at the Yellow Garden 1st -5th October. Room 221 overlooking car park and hotel opposite. Noisy until 11.00 most nights due to their entertainment. Would recommend you try to get room over looking pool and gardens. Staff pleasant and helpful. Free shuttle bus runs 3 times per day from the hotel . Recommend that you get there early for tickets as only 8 seats. Alternatively walk approximately 20-25 minutes into the village, shops supermarket, lovely sandy beach and harbour. A few young familie staying, however generally very quiet, older guests staying. Food plentiful and varied contrary to other review. Lots of salad, fruit, local dishes, and chips if you want them. Breakfast continental, cereals, fruit, and 'fried' available however the scrambled eggs and sausage not very good quality. Apart from some breakfast options we enjoyed our stay, ate and drank various meals and drinks. The hotel is a bit tired in places decoratively, however the rooms and areas are cleaned daily. The staff all work hard and never seem to stop. I would stay here again
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