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Quinta da Bellavista Apartments
Ranked #136 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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“One to avoid”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Just returned from a week at the Quinta Da Bellavista. Very poor, certainly if this is a 3 star hotel I would hate to stay in a 2 star one. Like many others i ignored previous comments as most reviews are written by people with an axe to grind. I don't usually write reviews myself but be aware that this hotel is very tired poor cleanliness standard, threadbare sheets and towels. No air conditioning or fans and very noisy being by a road. Found it difficult to sleep with the heat and the noise. Electrical fittings are dodgy to say the least, bath is disgusting, large dead cockroaches seem to chose the bathroom as a place to die during the night. On the positive side it was about a 20 minute walk from the old town and should anyone wish to go there it is about a 20 min walk to "The Strip"

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We spent a week here in one of their studio apartments in the middle of August,and after reading some of the reviews were expecting the worst!
On the plus side ,the apartments are very big and the location wasn't too bad ,only 15 minutes walk to the Old Town.
They were reasonably clean and we had a cleaner come in twice whilst we were there.
BUT ,honestly ,only one little mirror (in the bathroom ) in the whole apartment...!!
We knew that the only bed was going to be the sofa bed,which was reasonably comfortable,but the pillows must have been antiques ,they were so lumpy !
It can't cost that much to renew the pillows and put in a full length mirror,surely.
There was no air con ,which wasn't a problem ,because we found that at night there was a lovely breeze.
But we would have liked TV !!
Would we stay here again?Probably not ,but that was also due to the fact that we weren't that keen on Albufeira anyway.
All in all we got what we paid for and made the best of it!

Room Tip: Our apartment was facing the rear ,so no noise from the road or bar across the road,which was ideal.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Myself and my partner have just returned from what was only a one night stay in these apartments. And that was one night too many! Getting to the hotel, and given the keys to our apartment, we crossed the road (which was no problem at all) to what looked like a block of flats, where the hotel had just rented a few apartments off. The door would not lock, and the area, to me, seemed iffy. Upon arrival in our room, realised that there was no bed, on speaking to the reception staff, he told me that it was a mattress and that every apartment in Portugal would be the same. We were expected to sleep on 2 sofa's, not even sofa beds. The room, however, was very spacious but in big need of renovation. The shower was pathetic. We decided that we would 'get over it!' and make the most of this holiday, however that soon changed after spending the night there. We didn't get to sleep until 5am, because of the noise from people coming in and out from the apartments, banging doors and a very loud pub at the back. I had at least expected to get some sleep during a holiday. We decided that a) not sleeping in a bed 2) not getting any sleep (to name but a few of the problems) was not our idea of a holiday. We decided to go over to some other hotels and had to pay to move apartments. When I went to the reception to check out, the customer service was terrible, just threw my passport over the counter and didn't even ask why were leaving so early (I'm guessing this happens a lot in this place!). I am not the kind of person to ever complain, I have never written a review in my life, and stayed in some less than attractive places when travelling, but feel so bad about this hotel that I feel the need to inform others not to go there! I had read the reviews on here before going, and wish I would have taken notice, but just thought that you always get people who find something to complain about. But these people are right!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

This was my second stay at these apartments can't complain about anything. Location perfect Inbetween strip and old town. Beach 15 min if u know the short cuts. Spacious clean room. U don't need a tv as your on HOLIDAY. Staff are friendly and chatty. I will be going back next year. Oh and price to stay is cheap at £165 for 2ppl in August. A pint ov super bock is €2.

  • Stayed August 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

for the price i paid , i got value for money, clean room, maids came in everyday to mop the floor, the hotel owners were friendly and welcoming. The only problem was the noise from the pub next door to the hotel reception, as music was played til 4am, i had to sleep in living room. But overall great experience,we had an awesome holiday, the location was perfect , Continente supermarket & restaurants 10mn away, beach about 15mn away, did not need public transport

Room Tip: Rooms away from reception are quieter at night
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2012

just returned back from these apartments , they are very spacious maid came bout 3 times a week to clean and once a week to change sheets and towels . Staff where very friendly always joking and having a laugh with you. Although pool was over the otherside of the road this wasnt a problem as there was zebra crossings although i didnt find the road as busy as what others are saying.In my opinion dont believe everything you read .

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Personally, I would not return to these apartments.Although very roomy with good cupboard space they are in need of refurbishment and painting.The kitchen units were old and dirty.Also ,there was a nasty smell in the apartment.The pool was across the road and very small but clean.The owners were friendly.Maid service once throughout te week to sweep floors and cahange sheets and towels.
This location wasn't the best either.A little seedy but only 15 minutes to get to the lovely old town or the not so nice new town otherwise known as the strip.
I would not return to these apartments again.have been to much better places for 500 pounds (price only for accomoadtion for one week) .

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Quinta da Bellavista Apartments
Address: Urbanizacao Quinta da Bela Vista | Lote E - 4 H, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #136 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta da Bellavista Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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