We spent a night at the Velamar hotel during our trip around Spain and Portugal. We booked at the last minute on the day and therefore got a very reasonable price which included breakfast.
Room itself was excellent with a lovely bathroom. Toiletries in the form of dispensers were fine as what was within was a luxurious creamy product similar to Dove, which it might well have been. It served to make a nice bubble bath though as well as great for wash and bath use.
The bar charged very reasonable prices. There was a piano in the bar although it was obviously the pianists day off which was a shame as I can listen to a pianist all night. Its probably a good job though because I'd have been A) penniless and B) blind drunk!
Breakfast in the morning was very good with lots of selections of meats, cheeses, muffins, yoghurts, fruits, cereals etc etc.
All in all it was fantastic value. As we were only there overnight we can't comment on the surroundings other than to say that Portugal's roads are an embarrassment. As we were on a driving trip and elected to avoid the toll roads, the alternatives were a complete disgrace. Once back in Spain we couldn't believe the difference. That all being said, if you flew over from the UK and hired a car you'd probably think they were an improvement!!
Anything other than giving this place a 5 dot rating would be a complete injustice. Fully deserves all it's plaudits
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2002, the Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel is located between the pleasant fishing village of Olhos d'Agua and the famous Santa Eulalia Beach, in Albufeira. This 3-Star Hotel has 73 Rooms and 2 Suites. It provides excellent facilities, including a breakfast room with a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, an outdoor swimming pool and a free private parking. The Hotel is 900 meters away from Maria Luisa Beach and a stroll away from restaurants and supermarkets. Only at 6 kilometers away from the historic center of Albufeira, the Velamar Boutique Hotel ensures serenity and comfort to the guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Velamar Hotel Albufeira
- Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal