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Best beachfront hotel without a car

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Best beachfront hotel without a car

Am meeting up friends at faro airport and the three of us (girls age 35-40!!) are looking for a beachfront hotel in the area with a decent pool , bit of nightlife ( not rave-just a few bars ) . We won't be driving so we want somewhere we don't need a car. A spa would be nice - 4 star or 5 star.

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1. Re: Best beachfront hotel without a car

Any resort in particular?

One of the big hotels in Vilamoura might suit eg Crowne Plaza, Tivoli Marina etc.

Here in Albufeira the big hotels with pools are not on the beach (most hotels on or near the beach in town were built before people stopped going on the beach and into the sea, thus no pools to speak of) but the Sheraton Algarve could fit the bill. However it is 5 miles from town.

The Aquamarina and Adriana Beach Club resorts are also close to the beach but even further out of town and you would be pretty isolated without a car, or spending 15 - 20 Euros on a taxi to get into the bright lights.

If you are willing to lower your sights a little and settle for an hotel with a pool that's ten to fifteen minutes walk from the beach, but still close to nightlife, Albufeira and the surrounding area has loads.

Or you could choose an hotel in town, in the nightlife but with no pool.

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2. Re: Best beachfront hotel without a car

Why dont you go to beach instead sitting all day in the hotel?

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3. Re: Best beachfront hotel without a car

Also in Albufeira you have a fantastic new hotel named EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel. 5 stars

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4. Re: Best beachfront hotel without a car

Tivoli Marina hotel in Vilamoura. tivolihotels.com/en/…the-hotel.aspx

You'll have the beach and you'll have the marina at hand. All you are looking for at your doorstep.

It's half an hour from Faro airport.

www.vilamourauncovered.com

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5. Re: Best beachfront hotel without a car

Albufeira is very british and turistic,I suggest the holiday inn in Armaçao de pera,a superb beach,superbe cliffs,bars restaurants with still some portugese feeling

otherwise the fishermen town of Ohao,very near faro,Real marina hotel & spa,is near the water but the beach is at 2 islands in front,where you go with a boat. superbe beaches at culatra and armona,

here you have a local feeling with the most impressive fish market the sunday morning

ireland
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6. Re: Best beachfront hotel without a car

Thanks for your replies. Have booked crowne plaza so fingers crossed!!

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7. Re: Best beachfront hotel without a car

Theresa007, Crown Plaza has everything you asked for. Plenty of bars restaurants around the marina to choose from.

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