Ratings based on 119 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Belfast

Beautiful suite

Posted Oct 20, 2017
Pros: The suite which was just beautiful especially the bathroom which was so luxurious.
Cons: The swimming pool is in dire need of improvement.
Location: The Alva apartments are straight opposite Fig Tree Bay which is a really nice beach. Also close to all bars and restaurants. Perfect location.
We stayed at the Alva apartments from 11th to 18th of October. The suites are just beautiful and kept immaculately clean by the maids. I have never seen cleaning like it actually. When you have a suite, the safety deposit box and air conditioning are free which is great. The reception staff are really lovely, always smiling. The food is also excellent and we ate there 3 times in our stay. The only negative I would have is the swimming pool. There are 2 buildings and the pool is in the middle. It might not be so bad in the height of summer but unfortunately at this time of year, the pool is shaded for a good part of the day. It is absolutely freezing and indeed, this is the only holiday where I have not been able to swim. Maybe the pool should be heated in the winter months??? However this is the only problem I had in an otherwise fantastic holiday.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from england

Nice hotel close to beach

Posted Oct 13, 2017
Pros: The location and staff
Cons: The air conditioning and changing of towels.
Have stayed here before. staff always friendly. Not happy about paying for wifi, and the air conditioning in the room was not very good at all. We only got our towels changed 2 times a week which i did not like. The breakfast was about average. Much better to eat out. The dinner though was excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Close to everything.

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Fab position for everything, reception staff are lovely. We had a pool & side sea view which was really nice. Our suite was very clean & beds comfortable. The only negative is that there only appears to be twin bedded rooms & I dont think there's an option for a double bed.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Close to the beach

Posted Sep 28, 2017
It's a shame our experience was so different compared to the previous year where it was so perfect. We had a room in the "older" block. Beds were uncomfortable. Room was right beside the lift which was very noisy. Our shower leaked all over the bathroom floor for the whole time we were there- we reported this serveral times and nothing was done to fix it- all we were given was an extra towel to put down. Hotel pool was mobbed everyday which resulted us going to the beach everyday. Beach was beautiful and across the road from the hotel. Didn't have much communication with the staff since we were in the other block but they were all still very friendly. Not a bad hotel, but wouldn't return for the price we paid. Lots of other hotels around the same area where it seems you get a lot more for your money.
5 out of 5
by Olga

Posted Jul 15, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 21, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from USA

Best place by the beach

Posted Jul 13, 2017
Spent a great time at the island's best resort town
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 21, 2017 by Alva, Hotel Management
We fully agree with your comment!!!! We look forward to welcoming you again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from aistralia

Perfect location

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Best beach location, great food friendly people .
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 21, 2017 by Alva, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review and your lovely comments!!!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel in a good location

Posted Jun 29, 2017
The hotel has everything you need and rooms are clean. The staff are all very friendly and helped with any queries. The beds we found were quite hard and uncomfortable but overall we enjoyed our stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 21, 2017 by Alva, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry that you found our beds uncomfortable. We hope to see you again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cambridge, UK

Good value for money, great location.

Posted Jun 4, 2017
We booked a One-bedroom apartment, and it looked a lot better than in the photos - I believe all the units were being refurbished to gradually become suites. In general, happy with our stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 21, 2017 by Alva, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your review!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Excellent hotel, very reasonable.

Posted Oct 25, 2016
Pros: The location and price
Cons: The air con
Location: Location excellent. Close to all the restaurants and bars . Beach only a 2 minute walk. Lots of watersports. Yellow Submarine boat trip excellent €10
Hotel was in a perfect location, we stayed in the older part which was fine for what we needed. Clean, spacious and close to everything we needed. The only downside to our room was that the air con in the living area wasn't working and the one in our room was very noisy and even when on the room was still very hot. I know the other side of the hotel has been updated and we saw someone else's room and it was lovely. I guess the old side may be updated soon. Air con was a must for the heat. The staff were all very friendly and the breakfast was nice. We didn't use the pool as were only on a short trip for a wedding, but the beach was a 2 minute walk and the sea was very warm. Lovely ice cream shop right next door to the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 1, 2016 by Alva, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review!