The attractive Apartamento Almar hotel lies just 400 m from the magnificent Praia dos Pescadores and the city centre. It is just 200 m to a diverse selection of restaurants shops and café although it offers a calm relaxing environment; the nearest nightclubs are 15 minutes walk away and various bars just 5 minutes from the hotel. The nearest links to the public transport network are about 300 m away whilst the main train station is some 5 km away. Renovated in 2006 this 5-storey apartment hotel comprises a total of 44 lovely modern decorated apartments and Studios most of which with fantastic sea views. Facilities include gardens big pool and foyer with reception desk a 24-hour checkout service safe lifts and Internet Wireless. The tasteful studios and apartments each come with a combined lounge/ bedroom a bathroom with a shower a direct dial telephone satellite/ cable TV a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave heating a hire safe and a balcony. The apartments additionally feature a separate bedroom. The hotel features two outdoor pools with a children's pool sun loungers and parasols. The nearest golf course is 8 km away. Snacks and lights meals are served by the pool bar. A damage/security deposit is required when checking in.
Location great, 5 mins from sea front and 2 small food markets nearby. Apartments spacious, needs a paint in places but clean enough overall. Friendly to smokers-still ,unlike other places, ie balconies and ashtrays in bar/poolside etc.Very good.
End of season, bar closes at 6pm! Pay as you go internet at reception no wifi. Swimming pool not heated, freezing!!!!
We have stayed here three times so know what to expect- good basic 3+ accomodation. The situation is excellent- convenient to the old town and some good, reasonable restauranrs. There is free parking which is relatively secure and provides the oppertunity to utilise a greater part of the Algarve. And any shortcoming was more than compensated by friendly, helpful staff and a fabulous view.
It is important to have an apartment that has the bedroom window opening on the sea view side (alternate apts.have the bedroom window opening onto an internal corridor)- while it can be requested ione is unsure until arrival whether or not the request can be accomodated!! Also while the apt was clean it was very "worn". For example one would not be tempted to bathe in the very chipped bath - common to all three apts that we have stayed in. However the shower was more than adequate!!
Proximity to old town and beaches. The view from our apartment overlooking the sea and old town was wonderful
Apartment is in need of refurbishment
Found the staff very friendly and helpful and room/hotel very clean.
Found it unusual that there were no umbrellas round the pool area.
Close to the nightlife, nice pool area.
Very noisy in the mornings, car drivers constantly blaring their horns and bedrooms back onto the communal walkways and the staff could talk for Portugal. No air conditioning, bedroom really hot, and they charge 1 euro to call a taxi which is a rip off.
the excelente view, (room 404), the location, the people and the Albufeira itself
Charming and helpful staff- good location with lovely view
Too few sun loungers for the amount of guests, not helped by most guests claiming loungers with towels at 9am! then going away for most of the day and not using them ,nor letting people actually present at the pool able to use them
Freindly staff pool area wasnt packed
Beding was only changed once during our wk stay could here dogs barking sometimes waking us up in morning
convenient yet away from the crowds
the hotel is old and needs air conditioners
Fantastic location just above the old town.
The studio rooms have terrible beds so we had to upgrade to an apartment.