Just returned from KR Hotels Albufeira Lounge, which is a small (20 bedrooms) almost brand new hotel/bed and breakfast. We absolutely loved the modern, contemporary design and decor of the hotel.
The rooms are basic but this is their design, bathrooms are lovely with powerful hot shower and there is a table and chairs on the balcony. They are also cleaned every day, with a towel change every day.
Hotel is in a great position with the strip of bars and clubs to the left and a less than 10 minute walk and the old town with its hundreds of lovely restaurants and bars to the right and a 15 minute walk. There is a beach about a 7 minute walk to the right of the hotel where you can hire sunbeds at 5 euros each and they offer 25% off food and 50% off drinks at the beach bar/restauarant with your sunbed ticket. There is also a supermarket a 5 minute walk to the right and then second right at the roundabout. The "noddy" tourist train also picks up at this roundabout which takes you from the strip to the old town, but a taxi is only 3.90 euros from or to the hotel to the old town. We walked most of the time as the walk is lovely on the way there (downhill) and good to walk off all the food on the way back (uphill).
The breakfast included in the room rate is continental, which includes tea, coffee, peach juice, cereal, assorted bread, ham, cheese, fruit, yogurt, cake and a toaster if you want toast. Cheers bar, a 1 minute walk to the left of the hotel sells English breakfast cheaply if you want a cooked breakfast and there is a lovely restaurant a 2 minute walk to the right of the hotel (past cheers bar) called Festa Da Praia which serves lunch and dinner, is very reasonably priced, serves delicious food, the owner is very helpful and friendly and has a play area for kids.
The staff at this hotel are friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We were given a map and directions to all the local facilities and were allowed to have breakfast in bed one morning and a takeaway in our room one evening when we were too lazy to go out.
The swimming pool is small but relaxing and peaceful even with the traffic from the main road, we had the pool to ourselves the first 2 days and then never more than 8 people at once and always sunbeds available.
There is no lift, which wasnt a problem to us as there is only 3 floors but could cause problems to less able or those travelling with young children and pushchairs etc.
We loved Albufeira Lounge and Albufeira and will definately go back to both!
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