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“shame about the food”
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INATEL Albufeira
Ranked #55 of 153 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed 16 January 2014

hotel and gardens spotlessly clean room was at the rear of the hotel so didnt catch the sun,all staff helpfull very few spoke english food not to my taste and often cold breakfast was the same thing every day not sure if the chefs can cook eggs, food apart had a great holiday beach only 2 minuet walk, gypsy market was a let down, check around ticket office prices many differ.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

stayed in the 'old one' recently,theyve built a new one just across the road which is on the beach,but dont be put off by that,the rooms are modern,clean and tidy,the bathroom was good,couldnt fault any of it.reception staff were always helpful,and they must have updated the breakfast menu as we got a propper breakfast,not just coissants and cheese.well situated for the local beach which is a really nice stretch of coast,10 mins to the old town,a little further to the strip if thats youre thing,but all within walking distance.went out of season so no noise or mayhem,but tbh its far enough away from drunks falling out of bars.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank startedlatein2012
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We did not know about the vocation of the Intel's hotels. What a nice surprise! This new hotel, right on the beach was perfect for our party of eight travelling thru Portugal and in need of a special place to rest for a few nights. Great price range, beautiful view of the beach. The breakfast could use an updating but the price was so good that we did not mind that much. The coffee needs improvement though... I will definitely remember this hotel.

Room Tip: Beach side room is worthed.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank Carole6321
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Excellent location, beach 500mtrs, old town 5-10mins walk. very clean and tidy inside and out with a well landscaped pool area ie surrounded by lots of greenery and flowers. We have just returned after a week starting 15th October, Well met at reception ,given a rear view which was fine but may have preffered a pool view . The room was slightly dated in appearance but super clean with a decent sized bathroom. Our towels were changed every day. We booked bed and breakfast. This was perfectly adequate with good quality ingredients for a continental b/fast...however ask a waitress for an english breakfast and they will be back within minutes with a substantial plate of bacon egg etc. We used the hotel as a base to visit the old town in the evenings and the pool during the day with many short walk visits to the superb beach. At this time of the year we pretty much had the pool to ourselves.All in all this was a very pleasant experience and will use the hotel again especially just out of season as I believe that it will be very busy at peak times due to its location and high standards, especially with Portugese folks

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank thomasdarrie
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Inatel Hotel is in a good location just 500 meters from the beach and 6 minutes from the old town in Albufeira but far enough for peace and quietness. Also just a short bus ride to the New town. The hotel is spotless very clean. Our room was spacious had a balcony we also had a pool and sea view which was absolutely beautiful. The staff are very friendly and helpful and speak English. The food is mostly Portuguese with a variety of dishes which was really nice. If you want an English breakfast they will provide it if you ask. Some of our day trips were early in the morning therefore too early for breakfast the staff provided a pack breakfast. The average age of hotel guest are about 60 years old and mostly Portuguese and very friendly. This Hotel is more like a 4 star and not a 3 star. Wifi only in lounge area not in the rooms. I would recommend this hotel to couples over 40 years old. Not for young people.

Room Tip: 4th floor for pool and sea view
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Cynthia Y
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Hotel is allright, looks better inside that from the outside. Room was fine, althought "seating area" is just another bed. Nice view from the room directly at pool and seaside.
Breakfast were a little poor selection. Good location close to the beach and downtown.
Do not mistake it with the new Inatel Hotel directly at the beach, this is little bit further up the road.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank MyskaMiska
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Stayed in the original Inatel on Sep. The location was perfect, 2 min walk to the beach and 10 min walk to the old town. The room was clean and spacious, was quiet and the décor was stuck in the 70's (and not in a good way). As someone else mentioned the sunbeds in the pool were in good condition and available, but that is where it ends. The hotel is government run, therefore was predominately full of Portuguese. Only two small lifts operate for the whole hotel (not nearly enough), so we regularly used (what seemed like) the fire escape stairs.

I'll describe breakfast as basic and we didn't bother with any other meals. the hotel entertainment was for the locals, so if you not into ballroom dancing along to accordion played local music, stay away. I would not recommend the hotel bar either which seemed expensive and little choice.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about INATEL Albufeira

Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Albufeira 8201-862, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £27 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — INATEL Albufeira 3*
Number of rooms: 214
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