We stayed at this hotel because of all of the positive reviews on tripadvisor and we were bitterly disappointed with our stay. There were four of us (all adults) and we basically wanted to get away from our stressful jobs for a relaxing holiday for a week in the sun. The hotel is very, very basic, our room had a lovely view but resembled a hostel bedroom. The air conditioning was so noisy and the fact that we were woken up each morning by builders next door drilling at 6am left us seriously sleep deprived by the end. Our room was cleaned once during our entire stay and we actually had to ask the cleaners for clean towels and loo roll after 6 days. The pool is very small but possibly the worst thing is the lack of shade! There are no parasols to shade you from the sun. Fortunately there is a tree that you can lie under (alongside of everyone else who is desperately trying to avoid getting scorched). To call the breakfast basic would be an understatement! Every morning we dreaded the breakfast line up. Breadrolls (which were mostly stale!), marmelade or sugar laden cereals (think cheap version of coco pops!). The staff had kindly laid out a platter of processed cheese and ham that by the end of the week were very obviously the same cheese and ham and were yellow and crusty. No fresh orange juice just diluted orange juice. By the end of the week we gave up eating breakfast at the hotel (as did the three other couples that were staying there who were also Bed and Breakfast). On the positive side the hotel is spotless and the staff are lovely and if you do want to spend a week literally doing nothing it may well be ideal. But personally for 50 euro a night I think its just not worth it. Think its probably worth paying the extra money out for a decent 4 star!!
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- Also Known As:
- Torre Velha Albufeira
- Hotel Torre Velha
- Torre Velha Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal