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Originally posted by Cooknoe Cooknoe wrote:

The prices charged at the Pine Cliffs are great for businesses like the Brothers Bar, and the handful of restaurants opposite who have many customers from there. Food and drinks are a fraction of the price.

After many years of having a very good idea of what happens in there, my guess would be that out of the 2,500 (and soon to be nearly 3,500) guests staying at the Pine Cliffs every week in July & August that 80-90% of them never leave the resort from the moment they arrive until the moment they go home.
Furthermore, as the vast majority of guests never pay for anything at the time of comsumption (it's all booked to their rooms), and because price lists aren't exactly easy to find, they never realize what things cost until they pay up when they check out.

A few more examples -
15 euro a day to let your kid participate in the daily football game which is really nothing more than a half hour kickabout.
4.5 euro for a cheap swimming cap if you want to use the indoor pool - but you're only allowed to use the cap once and then buy another one next time.
15 euro per day for Wi-Fi in your apartment/vila/room.
90 euro per day to send your wee ones to the Kids Club.
160 euro if you book your airport transfer through the hotel.

Part of a review posted 2 weeks ago on Trip Advisor -

I booked a week at Pine Cliffs with my partner and our 2 kids aged 12 and 2, the room was around £1500 for the week which when I booked I felt was great value for a supposedly luxury resort arguably one of the best in Europe.
Add 3 spa treatments, 7 breakfasts, bike hire which is necessary, (its a big resort!) , 3 days in kids club and 1 meal a day (dinner or lunch) at one of the restaurants and the final bill came in at over £2,000 for just the one week + room rate and flights and its a £5000 1 week holiday!, for Portugal! (this is not the Maldives or Caribbean!!!)
We don't drink but if you like your drink you can add another £500 to that total and if you want full board add another £700. Dinner for 4 is almost impossible to achieve for less than £100, a light lunch at Zest restaurant for 4 will set you back £80, if you want to use the indoor pool, they will charge you 4.5 euro (per cap) for obligatory swimming caps, so a family of 4 indoor swim is £15 (surely this should be free!)
Whoever runs this place has worked out how to bleed you dry.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/June/2018 at 10:57
I found the Bizarro near the elevator rather pricey. Bought one there and went elsewhere. Didn't really warm to the manner of the lady who served me. She moaned about having to pay the council for having seats outside. I presume other bars - eg Tunes and Lemon Tree - also pay. I wonder if she charges less if you sit indoors, in the cheaper seats? Probably not.
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We are in the U.K. at present & like a great number of people are watching lots of football on tv. And to keep us all sufficiently inebriated while we watch yet another 90 minutes of big hairy men kicking a football around a large piece of Russian real estate the Lidl Supermarket chain has now offered us 4 large cans of Budweiser for an unbeatable price of £3.99p (Sterling). What a great deal!
PS.- Plus a large bag of Natcho's for 0.69p (Sterling)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/June/2018 at 10:28
The enlightened Scottish Government has set a minimum price of £0.50 per unit of alcohol on all booze. That sets a floor price according to the strength and volume. It seems they're worried about us drinking too much. Drunken jocks? Whoever heard the like.
And they've reduced the sugar in IRN BRU!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Priest1955 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/June/2018 at 13:18
Here in the UK, I'm a real ale drinker, but I'm quite happy drinking the local stuff for a few days. I can't drink John Smiths, etc., anymore, so I don't have to pay ridiculous prices for it. After a while though, I find my self on the whisky and lemonades for a change, I agree with Luis, the "local rubbish", is better than Carling or Heinekan. I do like Sagres better. I'll be sampling one or two from Sunday for a week.
On another note, where is the Lemon Tree and Old House? I'll be staying at the top of the escalators in the old town (not literally, we've got an apartment).Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/June/2018 at 13:24
Originally posted by Priest1955 Priest1955 wrote:

Here in the UK, I'm a real ale drinker, but I'm quite happy drinking the local stuff for a few days. I can't drink John Smiths, etc., anymore, so I don't have to pay ridiculous prices for it. After a while though, I find my self on the whisky and lemonades for a change, I agree with Luis, the "local rubbish", is better than Carling or Heinekan. I do like Sagres better. I'll be sampling one or two from Sunday for a week.
On another note, where is the Lemon Tree and Old House? I'll be staying at the top of the escalators in the old town (not literally, we've got an apartment).Wink
 

The Lemon Tree is a stones throw from where you are staying - head towards Inatel from the escalator and it's along that road, overlooking the sea. Old House is at the end of Estrada Sta Eulalia, near the Strip, close to the Chinese restaurant.   
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Thanks for that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote DICEYUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/June/2018 at 17:34
They sell this Spanish Beer in our local supermarket (Coviran) in Acoteias - pack of 6 x 33cl bottles for 4.50 euro.
Also in Intermarche but 0.50 euro more expensive there.
It's also sold in the UK but in packs of 4 x 33cl bottles. £4.50 in Tesco and £5 in Waitrose.
Really good stuff.



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Just drinks, nr Loule are the supplier for this - don't often see it on draught but it can be found
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