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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We was surpose to stay 2 weeks at Choromar apartments. 2 adults and 2 children. But this is NOT a place for families. It is almost impossible to sleep at night because of the noice from all the young people staying at Choromars, when they are coming home from a night in bars and discotheques.
It is terrible.
The pool area is very small and filled with young (18-30) people screaming and drinking beer and drinks.
Dont ever go to this place as a family, you will regret it.
After 10 days in this awful place, wee left for Lissabon before expected.
We will NEVER go back to Choromar.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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4  Thank Vibeke N
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at the Choromar. The staff are professional,friendly and helpful. I had informed the staff in advance that my son is afraid of heights,and for this reason we were accommodated in a lovely ground floor apartment. Everything you could need is provided,including plug in bug repellents,which came in handy. Apartment was clean and cleaned often during our two week stay,with lots of clean towels. The restaurant in the main building provided tasty,well presented food and,the menu offers something for everyone. The restaurant staff are friendly,welcoming and happy to help. We arrived late,so the restaurant was closed but the receptionist Maria was very lovely,and had no problem with calling us a cab. My 15 Year old was always welcomed if he was alone and wanted to use the free wi fi in reception,so this place is definitely child/family friendly. The pool was always kept clean and there are plenty of sun loungers to go around and a BBQ. We soon discovered (with the help of Google Maps) that the strip was a ten to fifteen minute walk from the apartments,there's also a great supermarket five to ten minutes away. Places to eat and a cash machine are situated really close by. We had such a great stay that we've booked to go back and stay at these lovely and somewhat underrated apartments.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Dionne0510
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Graca1969, Gerente de recepção at Choromar Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hello
It is very special to learn how enjoyable your stay was and to know that you were pleased with our service.
It is always a pleasure to know that a Guest is satisfied with our service, and our staff.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
Kind Regards,
Grace

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Myself and my daughter of 13 stayed at these apartments for 10 nights, 2 weeks ago.
It was one of the best holidays we've had. The hotel was beautiful, our superior 1 bedroom apartment was gorgous, beautifully decorated, flat screen tv, fully equipt kitchen, comfy beds and everything we needed for a self catering holiday.
The maid came nearly everyday and did a great job. The hotel bar is small and friendly and the staff were lovely there, they couldn't do more to make your stay lovely. Every meal We ate here, which was most nights was beautiful could not complain about any of the food. We really enjoyed the nightly entertainment which included live singers and karaoke afterwards great fun !!!
As for people complaining about the walk to the strip, we walked there every day and it took us about 10 minutes not far at all.
Our stay was wonderful and we will defernatley be returning to choromar next year so thank you for an awesome holiday.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
6  Thank Danielle K
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Location - 4/5
The apartments weren’t located within walking distance of a beach but we’re close by to a mini supermarket and some cafe style places to eat.
Just a short taxi away from the marina, Aquazoo, Lidl, McDonald’s, loads of beaches, touristy town, and the ‘strip’ (loaded with bars, restaurants, shops and an arcade).

The marina has loads to do - restaurants, boat trips, water sport booking, dolphin encounters etc. The local town has lots of touristy shops, ice cream stands, crepe bars, sport bars, cafes, football shops and a museum. There is also a nearby aquazoo that offer some dolphin encounters, zoo animals and water slides, but it’s not something I personally wanted to take part in. Beaches can be accessed from the town too, with pedalo, Segway and mini quad bike hire right there on the beach.

Amenities - 5/5
Each block of apartments has a private pool for only those staying in the block. Each pool is located to the rear of the blocks and is accessed with a key given to you with your room key. Each private pool has a BBQ, sun beds and shade awnings. There is also a communal, heated family pool, with a kids play area, sun beds and inside/ outside seating in the attached restaurant/ bar.

There is a mini market in the reception. Entertainment is held each night, including karaoke, disco etc. and animal shows (which I personally will not partake in). Parking is free and available, all round the apartments but it does get a little busy at night.

Reception - 5/5
The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They will help you find and book excursions at an excellent price, book taxis, offer advice and discuss your needs. They all have a ‘nothing we won’t do to help’ attitude and we’re so approachable and personal, including kitchen and bar staff. The reception is 24hr.

You can book excursions such as zoo visits, coaches to various locations and boat tours of the local caves. They are all reasonably priced, with lots of options from 2 hours to half a day, glass bottom and dolphin viewing to cave exploration and private beach BBQs. The reception was clean and easy to find, and staff gave out good directions.

Rooms - 4/5
The apartments were a very reasonable price and the rooms were more than suitable. I stayed in room 209, and this block was more than satisfactory. Easy to access, spacious and clean. The room had a large bedroom with twin beds. Spare pillows and duvets were available in the large built in wardrobes and also had side tables and a dresser. Bedroom lights could be turned off from the bed and power points were plenty. The mattresses weren’t amazing but they weren’t awful.

The bathroom had a toilet, sink on a counter, large illuminated mirror, bidet, bath and shower. Again, it was clean and comfortable. The kitchen and living room were together in an open plan style. The kitchen had a fridge freezer, and cupboards were stocked with plates, bowls, cutlery etc. The living room had another single bed, pull out sofa bed, coffee table, tv stand, and a wall mounted tv with modern LED blue lighting around it. The large sliding doors opened up to a small balcony which overlooked the apartments and rear reception area, and had 2 chairs and a table, with a pull out clothes-horse.

Hairdryers, tv remote, etc. we’re available to loan with a 10€ deposit and the room had a restaurant menu with lots of choices if you didn’t want to travel far for a quick munch.

Miscellaneous
Breakfast at the reception was grand - the breakfast included in the B&B package allowed you to choose 4 breakfast items per adult. I stuck to toast, jam and tea, whereas my companion had a full English. Granola and yoghurt, fresh fruit, various fried foods and pastries were also available to order, with a range of fresh juices.

There were friendly cats about the neighbourhood that the locals clearly cared about. They were amazing, I loved them and got to pet most of them. They were clean, healthy and clearly well looked after.

Visiting the strip at night meant we encountered a lot of pushy staff trying to drag you into their bars. I wasn’t interested in drinking and it was one after another, some running across the road to try and pull you in.

Locals all spoke very good English and there were plenty of British style restaurants and bars about, including sports bars and Irish bars. Most places had flashy cocktails on offer which were lots of fun. We struggled to find anything ‘truly portigese’; had we had longer, I’m sure the reception staff could have helped us out. Everything seemed to be aimed at the tourists and visiting Brits. We never felt isolated once.

We hired a car from inter rent, the cheapest of the many car hires available at Faro airport. I highly recommend this, as not only is driving on the other side of the road and car an adventure, getting around was far less daunting; we were able to hop in, fire up google maps and go! Fuel isn’t cheap out there, but neither were the food or drinks in all honesty. Expect to pay what you would in the south of England for food, drinks and alcohol; northerners prepare your wallets!

Overall the choro mar was a good find and excellent for the money we paid; we would visit again if on a budget. Definitely kid friendly, and it has everything you need. For those wanting a more luxury visit, I’d recommend a proper hotel nearer the coastline, but expect to pay large premiums. For those who want B&B and are happy to trav around a bit, this is ideal.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
8  Thank hannahelizabeth2015
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Graca1969, Gerente de recepção at Choromar Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Hannah
First of all thank you very much for your nice words. All the staff work very hard to please everybody and it's real important to all of us that you understand and appreciate our little paradise that we call Choromar.
We hope to see you in the near future and i take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Kind Regards,

Graca

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Are second time at the choromar, the staff are so nice and helpful, we had a ground floor apartment in the main hotel this time but the noise was terrible in the early hours of the morning people dont seem to have any respect for anyone that is trying to sleep so for most of are holiday we felt tired due to lack of sleep.I dont think we will be returning.

Room Tip: quieter floor 4th floor over looking the pool. ground floor alot of noise.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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4  Thank margaret1913
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