Less than an hour from Faro Airport, this lovely apartment is situated in the picturesque old fishing village of Alvor and set in 18 acres of sub tropical gardens, with stunning views over the rooftops to the Bay of Lagos. A short stroll from the white sandy beaches (with private section for guests). The facilities of the Club, include, a magnificent heated indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, gym, floodlit tennis courts, snooker & table tennis, a large freeform outdoor pool & childrens' play area. There is also the renowned Cotton's restaurant, beauty salon & reception all within a few steps of the apartment, yet the location remains an oasis of calm & tranquillity. For the golfers, the Alto Golf offers a challenging course designed by Sir Henry Cotton, a friendly clubhouse, not to mention, several other great golfing venues, including the Penina, all easily accessible. Other Activities: 2 water parks, gypsy markets
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
scuba diving or snorkeling
golf privileges optional
Fly to Faro Airport. Taxis are readily available, or may be arranged for you, fare approximately £70. Or drive, taking the A22 toll road, direction Portimao, approx journey time 45 mins, or take the scenic route, the N125, a little longer, but toll free. We can recommend car hire companies, and even arrange this for you.
A 20% deposit will be required upon booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before departure. A £200.00. security deposit, will also be required, this will be refundable after final cleaning & satisfactory checking.
prices include weekly cleaning & linen change and after-departure cleaning. Extra maid services, & laundry may be arranged at an additional cost.
Great apartment, great area - brilliant holiday!
5/5 Stayed May 2017
We had a fabulous time at Tidings. The apartment is fantastic and very well equipped, and the whole complex is lovely with great facilities including a lovely outdoor pool area.
We've got a real mix of ages with the children (4, 13 and 19), but there was plenty for everyone to do in Alvor and the surrounding area. We went to the sand sculpture exhibition, Zoomarine and went on a dolphin spotting boat trip from Lagos - all excellent. There are lots of nice bars and restaurants, interesting shops and a lovely beach in Alvor - all within walking distance of the apartment.
To top it off, there was a very comprehensive welcome pack waiting for us when we got there - thank you Chris and Tony.
All in all a great holiday for all the family, and I couldn't recommend it highly enough!
We hope to visit again soon.
Submitted Jul 3, 2017
Hi Andrew & Family,
WOW, thank you for this glowing review.
We are so glad that you all enjoyed what we & Alvor have to offer, and would love to welcome you back, and it would be lovely to meet you sometime.
We hope that you all have a great rest-of-the-summer, and that we hear from you again soon.
With our very best wishes, thanks again,
Tony & Chris.
5/5 Stayed Sep 2017
This apartment is of a very high standard, situated in lovely grounds and within walking distance of all the amenities in Alvor. It is a large apartment and has every possible item you could need for a holiday, from top quality bath and beach towels to wifi. The grounds are well maintained ( lovely turtles in one of the ponds1 ) and the pool area is excellent. As stated, Alvor is a short walk away and has restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The owners were always available for any queries. We would highly recommend this apartment and would visit again.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017
Fantastic two weeks holiday in a First Class Apartment
5/5 Stayed Jul 2017
We have just returned from two weeks holiday at this property,which to us was the perfect home from home. Chris and Tony the owners have everything you could dream of in the apartment. When we arrived there was a VIP pack of food and wine awaiting us,a lovely touch which we very much appreciated! From booking to arrival in Alvor we were kept well informed of what lay ahead for us and given advice on what to take for example no need to take a hairdryer as there are three at the accommodation! We were also provided with beach towels of excellent quality which saved us space in our cases! We visited several excellent restaurants our favourites being Atascado, Chef Joao ,the steakhouse on the strip and Valentinos across the road. The Alto Club is an excellent complex with plenty of activities for teenagers e.g. Putting,shuffleboard,pool,air hockey and the most perfect gym my boys went to every day!
We loved your apartment Chis and Tony which is in a prize position and thank you for providing us with excellent 5* accommodation with lots of special extras! Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 weeks! Jim, Gillian and boys
Submitted Jul 17, 2017
Lovely apartment in great location
5/5 Stayed Jun 2017
The apartment is really welcoming and well appointed. Great beds and comfortable throughout with a good sized balcony with views across the bay. It was everything we wanted and more. The welcome pack of food and wine was a lovely surprise and the kitchen had everything we needed. The apartment and the Alto resort were both spotless. The resort is in a great location being an easy 10-15 minute walk to the town with its great selection of restaurants. Alvor is a great resort and has a lovely beach. There are free sunbeds on a section of beach too. The owners and the resort staff are really helpful too. We don't often say this but we will definitely return.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017
Home from Home Fantastic Apartment
5/5 Stayed May 2017
This was our second visit to Alvor and our first time in Chris & Tony Apartment, The Apartment is immaculate and so are the grounds, location was perfect just a couple of minutes to the beach and a nice stroll to the harbour, Chris and Tony should be proud to be the owners of this lovely property they have thought of everything. I would recommend this property without a doubt, Pool area is very quiet and peaceful just the way we like it. I would hope in the future that I will visit 40c again but I will need to book early!!!!! Thanks again to Chris & Tony for everything the done for me and my family. Donna & Stephen
Submitted May 30, 2017
Well equipped homely apartment
5/5 Stayed Nov 2016
Stayed for 2 weeks at the beginning of November just as the weather turned cooler. Once we got used to the log fire we were happy with the temperature in the apartment and found it very cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is always plenty of hot water for showers etc. The complex is very well maintained and is only 15 minute's walk into Alvor.
We enjoyed our holiday have booked again for February 2017
Submitted Nov 28, 2016
Well equiped home from home luxury apartment
5/5 Stayed Sep 2016
We stayed at the apartment for eleven nights.
The apartment is really nice and exceptionally well furnished on a superb site.
From the moment we arrived to the day we had to leave, we both had a fantastic relaxing stay.
The weather was really hot when we arrived for the first five days and then a welcomed breeze arrived to cool things down more to our liking.
Alvor is still as charming as ever and has not really changed over the years and we hope to re-visit in the near future.
Bearing that in mind, we would most certainly stay at this apartment again as it is like home from home. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you need even down to beach towels which are provided,
Submitted Sep 22, 2016
Great Winter Break
5/5 Stayed Dec 2015
We have visited this site many times, but this is the first time we have stayed in 'Tidings'. Chris and Tony were very welcoming from the outset, and couldn't have been more helpful. The property was similar to others we have stayed in, but we could tell it was very much their second home rather than just a rental.
The Alto Club is great site with nice gardens and two pools, plus a gym and tennis courts for the more energetic. We restricted ourselves to a gentle stroll into town each evening and although a lot of restaurants were closed, there were still plenty to choose from. Our favourites were the Alvor Wine bar and 'O Arco da Velha' , where the fish is magnificent.
Alvor was very quite and the weather was cloudy but pleasantly warm and quite hot when the sun broke through.
Will definitely be returning
Submitted Jan 15, 2016
Excellent apartment, a real home away from home.
5/5 Stayed Nov 2015
We stayed in Tidings in September 2015. The apartment was true to the photos and was beautiful. It was very clean, nicely decorated and well furnished. It was very well equipped and we wanted for nothing. There were plenty of hangers in the wardrobes and extra pillows, sheets, blankets and towels.
We found the use of a safe very welcome the free wi-fi was handy. In the last apartment we stayed in on Alto Golf there was a safe but not for guest use and there was no wi-if in the apartment itself and we found it iconvenient having to go down to reception to access wi-if there.
We always hire a car and it was good to have a space in the underground car park out of the sun.
I was in contact quite a lot with Chris before we went away and she was always extremely friendly and helpful, I can understand why Chris and Tony have a lot of returning guests, we have already booked again for next year and we would recommend their property to anyone wanting an apartment in Alvor.
The Alto Club complex is very well maintained and the gardens are lovely with various water gardens.
We have stayed in Alvor a lot so know it well but there are still some restaurants we have yet to try. One of our favourites is Adega de Alvor and the fish restaurants in the harbour are all very good, we also love O'Candeiro on the beach, though wherever we've eaten we've never had a bad meal. Central Cafe do excellent cooked breakfasts and we often stop there for a drink at night and the staff are really friendly and welcoming.
I can guarantee you'll have a fabulous holiday in Alvor and at Tidings.
Jeanette & Richard, Rotherham.
We have been
The balcony was spacious and the view was lovely looking over to Lagos.
Submitted Nov 4, 2015
Fabulous family holiday
5/5 Stayed Oct 2015
We have just returned from this lovely apartment and had a great holiday. The apartment has everything you could want and is in a great location within 5 minutes walk to Alvor. There was plenty to keep our children (11 and 13) amused, they enjoyed playing on site tennis, and table tennis, and using both the indoor and outdoor pools which were very well kept and clean. Alvor has great beaches and numerous amazing restaurants. We would highly recommend you visit , and hope to return one day again ourselves.
Submitted Oct 27, 2015
Beautiful apartment in fantastic resort
5/5 Stayed Jun 2015
Brilliant. spacious fully furnished apartment with wifi .The owners Chris and Tony were great really helpful initially we had problem with wifi but after contacting Chris it was sorted out without any hassle.The complex is great and with 4 kids 3-12 years they were kept entertained with the swimming pools , table tennis , pool tables and shuttle board .The apartment is a short walk into Alor centre with a huge choice of restaurant s and bars and shops.We found the local people very friendly.The beautiful beach is also a short walk from the apartment which has allocated sun beds .We all had a great time couldn't ask for any better -hoping to book again for next year .
Submitted Jul 16, 2015
Another great vacation at Tidings!
5/5 Stayed Jul 2014
Having stayed previously we knew what to expect and not disappointed. Some renovation and inclusion of Wi-fi was a nice surprise. Apartment in excellent condition and close to all the amenities while still being quiet and secluded. Apartment cleaned and bedding/towels changed after week 1 without fuss and intrusion. All rooms in good order, glad to have 2 bathrooms when 4 people (including 2 females) all trying to get ready to go out around the same time!
Good quick responses from owner when organizing vacation this year per before. We would not hesitate in recommending this property to our family and friends. We've been coming to Alvor for a number of years and always find the area very relaxing with more than enough facilities and restaurants to keep both adults and children happy.
Dave & Jill Dallas & Family
Submitted Sep 15, 2014
Fantastic Family Holiday
5/5 Stayed Jul 2014
This is our second year at the apartment. The overall standard of housekeeping on arrival was very high. The apartment is very well equipped and feels like home. Wi-fi is now available which was an added bonus. Chris the owner knows how to take the stress out of booking a holiday and it is always a pleasure to deal with her.
This is our 5th year at Alto Club and we have found somewhere that ticks all the boxes for our family. We are already looking forward to our return.
Thank you Chris for all your help and kindness.
Submitted Sep 14, 2014
A Fantastic Apartment and well positioned
5/5 Stayed Aug 2014
We stayed in the Tidings for the second week of our holiday, a much better apartment than we had for our first week. It is well decorated and obviously well cared for. It is on the second floor and has a lovely view of the complex and Alvor beach in the distance. We would definitely book this apartment again.
Submitted Aug 27, 2014
Very comfortable apartment.
5/5 Stayed Apr 2014
The SW facing balcony is a lovely place to enjoy and afternoon cuppa or an evening glass! The bedrooms and bathrooms are particularly spacious. My son and I spent a very relaxed week enjoying the sun, the pool and leisure facilities. Racquets and balls are provided by the club although if you are keen players you might choose to bring your own racquets. All our questions were answered swiftly by Chris who was extremely helpful throughout the whole booking process and helped to make our stay very relaxed and hassle free. The staff looking after the club facilities and restaurants couldn't have been friendlier.
Submitted Apr 28, 2014
The Tidings - fantastic holiday hideaway
5/5 Stayed Nov 2012
We have been coming to Alvor for many years now, as we really enjoy the whole ambiance of the Town.
We have also stayed on Alto Country Club an numerous occasions, but never at The Tidings, until November 2012.
My wife Linda, and I, had the opportunity to spend some time together so off we went for a short break.
I've got to say the standard of accommodation and the service pre and post visit was second to none.
Chris and Tony who own the Apartment are lovely people, who do everything they can to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
I would definately recommend everything about our visit from the Apartment, the Alto Complex and Alvor itself.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Mark and Linda
Submitted Jan 2, 2013
A superb holiday
5/5 Stayed Aug 2012
We had a superb holiday last month staying in this spotlessly clean apartment which was only a short walk to the swimming pool and the onsite facilities such as tennis, table tennis etc which were all free.
Although we ate out every night the kitchen is very well equipped for those guests who choose to cook their own meals. There are plenty of places to eat within a 10 or 15 minute walk and one of our favourites was Al Dente, an Italian restaurant close to the security gate at the bottom of the complex and one that Chris recommended.
Although we hired a car the apartment was within easy walking distance to the beach, the harbour and the centre of the village, so anyone choosing not to hire one would have no problems.
From initial contact with Chris, through to the holiday itself, everything went smoothly and I must say that was down to Chris being so helpful and easy to deal with. If anyone has reservations about booking online for the first time then we can highly recommend apartment 40C.
Martin, Alison & William
Submitted Sep 3, 2012
Wonderful family holiday
5/5 Stayed Jun 2012
This was our first trip abroad with our 18 month old, and after advice from friends and lots of internet searching we decided on Alvor, and the Alto Club. From the moment we spotted this apartment and made initial contact with Christine we knew we had made the right choice. Christine could not have been more helpful with our queries, always replying quickly to our emails and providing fantastic information and hints and tips on the local area, car rentals, cot and high-chair hire etc etc...
The apartment was just as described, spotlessly clean and excellently equipped for a self-catering stay - having a young child with us meant we did cook most of our evening meals so this was important. The balcony is a great spot for enjoying dinner and a glass or two of wine. We also got a couple of take-outs from Cotton's the Alto restaurant, which were excellent.
Alvor is a lovely, quiet resort, we spent most days on the beach which is just a short walk from the apartments, and there are also a small number of sun beds and shades there exclusively for use of Alto guests which were great. The small town (again a short walk) has a lovely selection of shops and restaurants, so there is not a shortage of places to go.
All-in-all we had a great week and will definitely look to return to Alvor and to this apartment.
Submitted Jul 17, 2012
Wonderful apartment and location
5/5 Stayed Feb 2012
The apartment had everything we needed and more, close to the centre and the beautiful sprawling beach (10 minute walk). Immaculate and extremely comfortable, with the sun in the balcony from mid-morning until it set in the evening and the incredible views across to Lagos Bay were just beautiful. The time of the year meant it was quite cool at night so the log burning fire in the apartment was just perfect and there was a great supply of wood to keep it going. The apartment has plentiful supplies of everything you would need for a self catering holiday, and the owner Chris is extremely helpful with tips and recommendations.
We would highly recommend this little gem and we will definitely be returning.
Mary & Lynn, Glasgow
Submitted Feb 20, 2012
Holiday to remember!!!
5/5 Stayed Jul 2011
Summer 2011 was our first trip to Alvor, not knowing much about this Portuguese resort, we thoroughly searched website after website looking for a self-catering apartment close to all amenities. Time and time again there were excellent reviews about The Alto Golf and Country Club. We decided to investigate this complex further and came across apartment 40C and decided to go ahead and book… WE WERE NOT DISSAPPOINTED! The resort and Complex was beautiful and the apartment offered everything we needed for a family of four with two teenagers, it was quite literally home from home (only with the sunshine).
We are a family who would normally venture out every evening, however found ourselves having several nights in as the apartment’s balcony accommodated our needs with a spectacular view and well equipped kitchen.
Additionally, Chris the owner makes your stay even more enjoyable. She provides details of airport transfers, best car rentals, restaurants, bars etc. She goes the extra mile to make your holiday one to remember.
Roll on July 2012 when the Price family are returning to 40C.
Submitted Oct 31, 2011
home from home
5/5 Stayed Aug 2011
we arrived in alvor on the 3rd august 2011 at christines apartment for our summer holiday and had a wonderful time ,our first impressions were that we felt at home .everything we needed we had and we definatley would want to go back the property was exacly as christine had said and very very clean indeed not only was the apartment what we wanted the position was too everything was very close too the beach the restaurants the town of alvor the supermarkets the transport everything we could not fault it we would go back any time and would recommend it to our friends and family .
Submitted Sep 4, 2011
5/5 Stayed Apr 2011
I stayed at Chris' apartment in April 2011, with my husband and 2yr little girl. The apartment is really lovely: clean, comfortable and modern with plenty of towels, including beach towels, but there is no maid service which I must admit I missed. The photos represent the property really well. The view from the balancy is limited, but it is spacious with a shaded part and an open part for sunbathing. The kitchen has everything you could wish for and the property is well resourced with videos, games, books and even a bucket and spade!
The complex has a lovely feel, and is very safe for little ones. There is an indoor swimming pool (in addition to the outside pool), which was great when the showers came and the site and gardens are well maintained providing a tropical feel, with frogs, fish and beautiful birds. The reception staff are helpful and when we had a problem with ants they sent someone quickly to put power down.
Chris is extremely pleasant and honest and provides outstanding customer service and offers recommendations on car hire, restaurants and places to visit.
In Alvor itself there is a little park with swings and slides which my little one really enjoyed and the beach is one of the cleanest I have been on. We had lots of fun just walking on it and skipping in and out of the waves. There are lots of places to eat and relax and most serve children's meals so we could go and have fresh fish whilst my daughter had pasta (sausage and fish-fingers etc also served at many places!).
The Zoo-marina is great for all the family (take a picnic as food very expensive and queues very long) and I would definitely recommend this place. The marina at Villamora is also a beautiful place to people watch and enjoy a glass of Sangria.
We will be returning as we had a wonderful time and I would certainly recommend this apartment.
Submitted Apr 24, 2011
Anthony Porter, Norfolk, England
5/5 Stayed May 2010
This is a property of excellence, I have stayed in this apartment on several occasions, and will continue to do so. It is a very clean and well maintained and tastily decorated, it has everything that you would require (and more) for your stay.
The accommodation comprises of, Master bedroom with two single beds and En-suite bathroom/shower, 2nd bedroom with two single beds, both rooms having adequate wardrobe space, a family bathroom adjacent to 2nd bedroom , very large living room with plenty of room to lounge in after your days of soaking up the glorious sunshine, the larger sofa, converts into a double bed for the 5th and 6th person. Dining area has a large table seating 6 quite easily, the kitchen is fitted to a high standard and has everything you would require to cook any kind of meal, (should you decide to eat in) for yourselves and friends, the balcony is a delight to sit or sunbath on, or, to have your breakfast, lunch and evening meal looking out over the bay to Lagos.
I find this apartment to be, a real home from home, and would recommend it to anyone who decides to, or wants to, visit this Alvor area.
The owner (Christine) is a very pleasant and charming Lady to talk with, and she will ( as far as she is able) make sure that all your needs are there, to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
The site itself is very secure, with high walls to the perimeter's which makes it a safe environment, for children to play in. There is a large restaurant, outdoor pool, heated indoor pool with sauna, jacuzzi and shower facilities, there is a gymnasium, tennis courts and shuffle-board, and for the ladies a hairdresser's.
It is a short walk to the village (10mins) where you will find shops that will cater for your every need. There are many kinds of restaurants in and around Alvor, English, Indian, Italian, Chinese and of course traditional Portuguese food. We find leaflets and cards left (a very good idea) in the apartment for most of these restaurants and places of interest.
There are buses and taxis that are very convenient that will take you to any location you choose, ie:- Portimao, Lagos, Praia da Rocha, Sagres, But if you hire a car (we get ours from Zitauto at Faro Airport) you can go even further afield to Albufeira, Vilamoura and even the Monchique Mountains, take a picnic and enjoy the woodlands.
For the golfer/s there are numerous golf courses that are within easy reaching distance from this apartment. (FANTASTIC PLACE).
Submitted Sep 9, 2010
Family review July 2010
5/5 Stayed Jul 2010
William McIntaggartBelfast, Ireland
This is an excellent property, better than described on the net, very clean, TV / CD player etc, plenty of blankets/sheets/towels etc.... A home from home, a good sized balcony. 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and air conditioning in the living room. Stayed there in July 2010 with our 2 children, aged 18 and 9. Our friends with 2 children hired an apartment at the same time on this complex and they loved it... children had each other for company and the site and local area is very safe and feels safe. Great location for the town centre (9 mins on foot). Site very well maintained and very civilised, swimming pools and leisure facilities but no organised activities on the site hence children need entertained, but the town and the beach are handy for this. Beach is a 20 min walk. Restaurant / bar on site...looked good but didn't use this as either dined in the town where there is a wide variety of restaurants or cooked in the apartment and dined on the balcony. Town catered for a mix of people, my 18 year old son was able to enjoy himself but it is probably slightly more suited for the older set with a lively pub life. Good location to visit other parts of the Algarve including Portamio, Praia de Rocha and Lagos very close and bus service to these areas. Plenty of Taxis and reasonably priced. We hired a car through Zitauto car hire and explored much of the Algarve from here. Sacres to the west is a must .. the 'end of the earth' until the America was discovered ! Plenty of good golf in the locale ibcluding the Pinta, Gramachio and Penina courses and these courses are fantastic. Gremachio is my favourite. If on foot there is a supermarket outside the site towards the town but it was not opened during our stay so this could have been awkward. However with a car was able to shop in supermarkets in Portamio where food was reasonable and plenty of fish which is a must ! Point to remember ... you pay for electricity as a seperate charge billled to you seperately before you leave.
Enjoy because we did and would willingly return to the apartment whether for a long or short stay.
Submitted Sep 7, 2010
5/5 Stayed Jun 2010
KerryCo Cork, Ireland
In my experience number 40C Alto Club is one of the best equipped apartments I have ever stayed in. Chris was a pleasure to deal with and looked after our every need from getting extra keys to organising a travel cot for us.
The apartment is in great nick and conveniently close to every amenity. It was a wonderful holiday and we will be booking it again for next year!
Submitted Sep 1, 2010
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