Just returned from this hotel. Booked as a surprise birthday pressie for hubbies 40th Birthday. Arrived to bubbly in the room with a beautiful sea view (after looking past a very large mud pit-didn't ruin it!!)
The hotel is very clean & found no fault.
The food, we went half board, breakfast was buffet style with several choices, including cereal, toast, yoghurt, fruit, eggs (scrambled & fried), bacon, tomatoes, fruit juices, pastries, several coffees & several types of tea - EXCELLENT!!
Evening meal was off a set menu, all three course with a couple of choices (always a vegetarian choice). Food included, soups, fish cocktail, sword fish, pork, piri piri chicken, tuna steak & turkey. Pudding included baked apple, mouse & egg pudding - DELICIOUS!! (although side salad could have been larger) Service at dinner was slow as it was waiter service, but the food & personalities made up for the delay. The restaurant was very clean with a pleasant atmosphere
We purchased lunch, the prices very reasonable with a good selection.
There is a small supermarket & English bar just off the main road (out of hotel, turn left). Happy house 4pm-6pm, lovely friendly service.
The marina is down a VERY steep hill (aprox 1 mile), but worth the walk it's very pretty, there are shops, bars & restaurants, very reasonably priced.
Further along is the town centre, (aprox further 3/4 mile-steep hills). Very pretty, leads to the sea front. Large beer 2€!! Excellent sandy beach, very picturesque.
Down the hill from the back of the hotel leads to a beach (10 min walk). Not suitable if you have walking disability. The beach is secluded, there is a cafe on the beach but did not visit it. Worth the walk down the cliff if you can!!
There is a bus stop just around the corner. I did not use it so cannot comment.
The hotel has 3 pools. Two outside & a heated one inside. There is also a heated jacuzzi!! There is a small gym on site (did not use)
The is one of the best locations I have stayed in, great for a short break. Very quite & relaxing.
We left the hotel at 4am for airport pick up. The hotel arranged a lunch pack for us. An excellent touch to a superb break.
I would highly recommend this hotel & location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Maritur offers outdoor and a heated indoor swimming pool, and spacious rooms with furnished balconies. It takes a 5-minute walk to reach Praia de Sao Rafael Beach or the nearby Arrifes Beach.All air-conditioned rooms have TV with satellite channels and a work desk, and each one boasts marble bathrooms fitted with amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.At Maritur, guests can take work-out in the gym or relax in the on-site hot tub. A game of tennis can be enjoyed on the sports courts.Hotel Maritur's restaurant serves Mediterranean specialities including seafood delicacies, and a pizzeria is also available on site. Guests can unwind with a glass of local wine on the poolside terrace.Maritur Hotel is 3 km from Albufeira city centre. The hotel is located 800 metres from Albufeira's Marina. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Albufeira
- Albufeira Best Western
- Best Western Maritur
- Hotel Maritur Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal