We booked Hotel Globo as an alternative to a hotel in a more 'resort' type town. The room we were given on the second floor was small but it was very clean and modern and the air-con worked perfectly. The room and en-suite were cleaned every day during our stay.
We stayed on a B&B basis, although we didn't eat the breakfast every day as the food was not great. The tea and coffee were not very nice, milk for cereal was warm and the cooked foods such as mushrooms, eggs, sausages etc were not of good quality. But there was a selection of breads and pastries which were fine. If you do stay here be sure to buy bottled water as the tap water is always warm or hot, never really cold enough to drink (except from the water machine in the restaurant).
We were a little concerned about other reviews which had mentioned a horrible smell in the hotel, although we did notice a faint smell the first day or two in the foyer and stairwell our room never smelt bad. It may be more of a problem when the weather is hotter during the height of summer.
The hotel is well situated in Portimao, just a few minutes from the water-front, the tourist information and several restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Globo has been completely renovated, being a small boutique style hotel located in the historical centre of Portimo, closed to the river Bank, where you will find plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. The popular resort of Praia da Rocha with its fabulous golden sandy beaches is less than 3 km away and easily accessible by local bus or taxi. It's an excellent choice for those who want to taste the local Portuguese life style in a typical algarvian town and close to one of the best beaches on the Algarve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Globo Hotel Portimão
- Hotel Globo Algarve/Portimao, Portugal