We planned for one week and due to the volcanic ash thingy, ended up stopping 13 days.
We all thought the hotel was very clean, very friendly and good value for money before having our flights cancelled. Once we explained our situation to the hotel, they were very supportive and incredibly helpful - evidenced by other families/couples coming to the hotel during the week.
With regard to the local restaurants, we tried Tiffany’s although weren’t that impressed with the curries and thought the prices were somewhat higher than they should be. We found the Chinese restaurant ‘Cozy’ a lot better quality of food and reasonably priced. Caffe Soft was good quality and reasonably priced food, with Bruno and his parents being fantastic. The best though, for us with children was Nelson’s. Very good food, ample quantities and a good rapport with the owners.
We found the location good, short walks to the various bars and restaurants, and not too far for our youngest (whose 4) to the beach and even over the beachhead to Falesia beach, which is really nice.
On balance (and considering the support during the week that was), we have no hesitiation in highly recommending the Hotel Velamar.
- 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