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All reviews pool area old town uphill walk up hill cleaned every day an update steep steps lick of paint the hotel is clean main town quiet at night hotel is situated quiet location fresh towels bit dated relaxing holiday stayed here for a week
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I have spent 10 days at 'Belver Boa Vista Hotel & Spa' with my family and friends (party of 8). On arrival the hotel looked nice and stated 4 stars (I would rate as 3.5), check-in went quickly, and the rooms were given on a first floor, below the pool area. You will need to walk down the stairs from a pool area with yours suitcase to reach your room (as lift stops at a pool level, ground floor).
Rooms are reasonable size and has sea-view, but not the best as quit low and next to a street (not very busy though).
Room had a mini fridge, for which you will need to pay, if you want to use (2 euros/day). Rooms were cleaned on daily basis and I couldn't complain. Try to avoid rooms starting 001-007 as this is lowest floor (cellar rooms :) with street view (my friends had), and also some of them has 2 single beds instead of double bed if you are with your partner. If you are looking for a nice sea view room, make sure you are placed in 3rd or 4th floor on your arrival (this depends then you book, as those rooms are more expensive).
I had B&B option, and breakfast was ok, similar every day though and rarely you will find any vegetables. The dinner can also be ordered (£17), which is above the average price in this area.
The Hotel has small swimming pool, but usually quit empty, so plenty of space for a swim. Wireless connection (free) works in pool area or above the pool, not in a ground floor rooms.

The location itself is very nice, you have local small restaurants/bars for a quick lunch or drink, there are couple shops around hotel one literally next to hotel (ground floor exit/entrance), and another one 300 meters away, near cemetery (leaving hotel on ground floor exit turn right and you see a shop after a junction). The sea is about 7 min. away and you can walk down the pathway or use a lift service. The town center is 8-10 min away from hotel, which has loads of restaurants/bars to choose from and average spending for dinner and drinks (15-20 euros), cocktails from £6. Overall the food was great in all places I have visited.

If you are interested in travelling, there are a lot of options available, prices to hire a car from 40-70 euros/day, but just to keep in mind you will need to pay for using Motorways (if you will go to Lisbon, Airport Way) you will need to pay and it is quit steep (Lisbon was 70 euros return, depends on vehicle size for Motorway). If you decided to rent a car at the Airport (Faro), good advice to arrange a 3 day Motorway pass (which you can pre-book online before arrival), it will be cheaper option!
We had a great time in Portugal and would definitely go back to this nice place.

Room Tip: Rooms at 3rd or 4th Floors above the pool!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank AndyCi
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We were bumped up to this because the hotel we were originally booked into was closing for a refit but it was a wonderful surprise. Although the hotel wasn't really small child friendly, the staff were and we had a great time there. Only two minor complaints, there wasn't a big enough selection of food and the WIFI wasn't very good.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Robbthebdc
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We paid yet another visit to Boa Vista and the hotel was wonderful. We arrived just after 11am
and the room was ready for us. The weather was awful, but you cannot have it all. The evenings were spent eating in the local restaurants eating the fish of the day washed down with Algarve coffee. The beach was lovely on the odd dry afternoon, nice to walk along. I thoroughly recommend visiting the place if you like peace and quiet with excellent food and wonderful views.

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea, but the ones on the top floor are larger and have extra facilities.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lorna M
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Just returned from a superb vacation to Albufeira and the Boa Vista Hotel, and i really don't get the negativity in some of the comments here?

1: Amazing view over the beach and the old town.
2: Nice and clean hotel.
3: Really nice and helpfull staff, especially Juan ( Cheers mate)
4: Wonderfull spacious room (413), with a great view.
5: Good breakfast.
6: Nice and quiet.
7: 10 min walk to the beach and the old town, and 10 min to the marina.
8: Nice clean pool.

The only small thing that could be improved, is the wi-fi connection. It happened once or twice, that i lost it.

Otherwise, i will DEFINATELLY recommend this to anyone.... LOVED it!!

I don't get those people, who complained about the sheets and towels not getting changed everyday?
The maid came every day here, and i had to tell her she didn't have to. No one in their right mind changes his/her sheets or towels, every day back home anyway.

Room Tip: If you want the sea view, make sure you ask for it.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank Asger T
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Just returned from a week's stay and to be honest was great value for money. The hotel is not a 4 star and although in need of some TLC it was clean , comfortable and in an excellent location. Staff were helpful and friendly and the view from out 3rd floor room was just amazing. We paid £236 for 2 people in a double room with breakfast for a week and couldn't fault it. The old town is brilliant for food and entertainment and the beach is spotless if not a little expensive for sun bed hire at 15 euros per day. The weather was in the high 20's all week.All in all a great chilled out holiday and we would most definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Rooms on third floor have great views but email holel prior to travel just to make sure you get the correct room as they do reply.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Donna R
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