Although you can stay here all inclusive we opted for the bed and breakfast package and were delighted with the result. This small and extremely friendly hotel is hidden from view of the adjoining main route into Albufeira by the apartment blocks that form an intergal part of this complex.However the hotel provides an ideal base for those wishing easy access to the lovely near-by beaches whilst also giving you some peace and quite if you wish it. The whole place is kept very clean and the staff helpful and welcoming. It has a homely feel about it and although the rooms are not overly spacious they are well tended and our particular room came with balcony which gave us access to the sun from early morning to sunset.
The breakfasts were again excellent and exceeded our expectations. Continential or cooked breakfast can be feasted upon if you desire it. Plenty of fresh fruit and juices to be had, sadly the only fault one could find was the morning coffee. Maybe it was an accquired taste but one I had no wish in accquiring! However the nearby supermakets can help the coffee addicts with a wide selection of instant (good quality) coffees with which to brew your own.
The reception staff are to be commended, without exception they were on the ball and always willing and pleased to ensure your stay was both enjoyable and trouble free. For a nominal fee they would call the taxi's to take you wereever you wished. The taxi's were both reliable and relatively cheap (although this is not a cheap country to holiday.) The staff also can help you get the the best rental deals and speaking excellent English are pleased to do the bookings as well. All in all a recommended place to stay if you are looking to chill-out but still want easy access to some night-life and excitment.
Finally the pool, it was great for swimmers. Cleaned everyday morning whilst we enjoyed an early breakfast on the surrounding terraces, it was a real delight to swim in.Plenty of room for the keen swimmer and for those that just wanted to cool of. A childrens pool is also provided but no lifeguards are on duty.
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- Also Known As:
- Balaia Mar Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal