Albufeira Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Albufeira is one of the most popular and liveliest resorts in the Algarve. As well as the many great beaches on offer, there are some beautiful churches and pretty cobbled streets that are well worth a visit. There is a large selection of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.

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Albufeira

Albufeira has for many years been the most popular resort in the Algarve. Split into 2 main areas known as "The Old Town" and "The New Town".

The old part of town is a pedestrianised maze of cobbled streets centred round the main square. In and around the main square you will find lively bars and fantastic restaurants where you can sample the local dish of grilled sardines caught fresh from the famous Fishermans beach.

In stark contrast there is the New Town, centred around the lively "strip" area, packed with late night bars and discos. For even later night action you should visit the famous Kiss Nightclub, where you can dance until the sun comes up!!

At the very end of the Strip, and down "cardiac hill" you will find the beautiful Oura beach. All in all Albufeira is very popular with couples, families, the young and livelies and, of course, the young at heart. Fantastic holidays for everyone!

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Albufeira Hotels (?)

Comfortable apartment complex with a range of facilities and the added advantage of a central location. Ideal for families and couples looking for a self catering holiday....

4.8 / 5 from 34 reviews

The Luna Club Oceano is only 150-metres from the beach and just a short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants and discos of the lively entertainment area. The hotel offers well equipped self catering a...

4.6 / 5 from 13 reviews

The Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa is situated close to the resort centre and is ideally located for Albufeira's many attractions. This modern complex offers a friendly, informal atmosphere and pro...

4.6 / 5 from 16 reviews

The Eden Resort is a large village style complex set in 20 acres of gardens, offering well equipped accommodation and good leisure facilities to suit all....

4.2 / 5 from 78 reviews

Modern and contemporary styled hotel in a great location with private access to the beach and a short walk to the Areias de Sao Jao strip....

4.4 / 5 from 12 reviews

The complex is set in 9 hectares of landscaped gardens with private steps leading directly to the Santa Eulalia beach. Offering one and two bedroom apartments, with a choice of outdoor pools, children...

4.6 / 5 from 11 reviews

Situated in the Areias de Sao Joao area of Albufeira, the Vila Petra provides comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation in a convenient location for easy access to the lively 'Strip' o...

4.6 / 5 from 27 reviews

Perched on a hillside above Albufeira's old town, the Cerro Malpique offers pleasant accommodation suitable for a self catering holiday. This would be a good choice for couples or families....

4.6 / 5 from 8 reviews

The Quinta Pedra Dos Bicos Hotel provides a convenient base with access to the local amenities and private access to the Praia da Oura Beach....

4.6 / 5 from 12 reviews

Boasting direct access to the beach, this all inclusive hotel is set in extensive grounds and surrounded by pine woods and countryside, with modern accommodation and a good range of on-site amenities....

4.3 / 5 from 19 reviews

Situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, this complex has large grassed areas and views over the countryside, with comfortable accommodation and good facilities on site....

4.4 / 5 from 11 reviews

The Porto Bay Falesia Hotel is situated on a cliff top overlooking the Falesia Beach, offering comfortable guest accommodation with a good range of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a chi...

4.7 / 5 from 12 reviews

Contemporary hotel situated overlooking the beach, convenient for local amenities with comfortable accommodation....

4.5 / 5 from 29 reviews

The complex is family friendly, situated above Albufeira though just a few minutes from the beach and the town square, facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa centre, a gym, squash and tenn...

4.3 / 5 from 15 reviews

A bright and modern contemporary styled complex providing a comfortable base within easy reach of the beach and the lively 'Strip'....

4.5 / 5 from 19 reviews

The Forte Do Vale offers spacious and well equipped self-catering accommodation in a central location, well situated for easy access to the beach, the lively entertainment area and the old town....

4.4 / 5 from 42 reviews

A welcoming apartment complex which combines comfortable accommodation and central location making it the perfect base from which to explore Albufeira and the surrounding areas. ...

4 / 5 from 16 reviews

With direct access to the Santa Eulalia beach, this 5-star hotel also offers a choice of four outdoor swimming pools, a spa with gym and indoor pool, a buffet restaurant and a choice of bars....

4.9 / 5 from 17 reviews

Within walking distance of the old town, the beach and the lively strip area of the resort, the Paladim Apartments offer comfortable self-catering accommodation with a convenient location....

4.4 / 5 from 17 reviews

The Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel is located between the old town of Albufeira and the entertainment area in Praia da Oura, offering a number of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a health ...

4.5 / 5 from 12 reviews

These apartments offer simple accommodation in a convenient position close to the beach and the popular strip, with its bars, shops and restaurants....

4.4 / 5 from 8 reviews

Salgados Palm Village Apartments and Suites are set amid natural surroundings and set in extensive grounds with plenty of leisure facilities on-site and close by....

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Sao Rafael Suite Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, a 10-minute walk from the Sao Rafael Beach....

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Do Parque Apartments are situated on a cliff, overlooking the fishing village of Olhos de Agua....

4.4 / 5 from 11 reviews

An adult only, family-run hotel providing comfortable guest rooms situated on the outskirts of the fishing village of Olhos de Agua....

4.1 / 5 from 14 reviews

The Hotel Balaia Mar is located in the centre of Da Balaia Apartments, just a few minutes walk from the Maria Luisa Beach....

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Comfortable accommodation situated on the beachfront in Albufeira and close to the amenities of the old town....

4 / 5 from 40 reviews

The Salgados Dunas Suites Hotel is situated close to the Salgados Beach, accessed over the dunes by wooden walkways. The hotel is surrounded by large palm tree gardens and its facilities include 6 swi...

4.4 / 5 from 14 reviews

The Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort is set within the Pine Cliffs Resort, with its own nine-hole golf course, childrens village, tennis academy and spa centre....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Orada - Marina de Albufeira Apartments are situated on the edge of Albufeira, beside its marina and within walking distance of the old town and the beach....

4.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

The Oceanus Aparthotel offers comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation in the centre of Olhos d'Agua....

4 / 5 from 14 reviews

Situated beside its sister property, the Alfagar II is a family friendly property offering a host of facilities with comfortable one and two bedroom apartments....

4 / 5 from 6 reviews

The Oura View Beach Club provides a perfect location for families and couples looking to be close to the beach and enjoy the entertainment and amenities to be found in this area of the resort....

4.2 / 5 from 10 reviews

Self catering studios and apartments, a short walk from the beach and with the added benefit of having access to the leisure and entertainment at neighbouring sister hotels...

4.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

The spacious apartments and traditional style villas are surrounded by landscaped gardens with exotic plants and are well appointed with all modern conveniences....

4.1 / 5 from 7 reviews

The Brisa Sol is a family friendly hotel, located within walking distance of the old town and lively strip of Albufeira. The complex features both indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor kids pool, a hea...

4.2 / 5 from 25 reviews

Situated within easy reach of both the Santa Eulalia and Oura beaches, the Natura Algarve Club provides comfortable self-catering accommodation coupled with a convenient location....

4.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Topazio Hotel offers a convenient location close to beaches, the lively entertainment area and a short tourist train ride from the old town. A comfortable base with modern and well equipped accomm...

4.2 / 5 from 16 reviews

The Epic Sana Algarve is a 5-star resort style hotel just minutes from the beach and set in 8 hectares of greenery. The hotel features an extensive Spa, 4 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, baby and kids ...

5 / 5 from 8 reviews

This small complex of self-catering apartments is situated on the outskirts of Albufeira a short drive from the Old Town and lively 'strip'....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Typically Portuguese style apartment complex, set in pleasant gardens on the outskirts of Olhos d'Agua....

4.3 / 5 from 8 reviews

Situated between the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua and the Santa Eulalia Beach, the Velamar Hotel offers a comfortable base in a convenient location....

4.4 / 5 from 15 reviews

Offering self-catering facilities with well maintained accommodation, the Solaqua Apartments have a large outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, a childrens pool and playground. ...

4.3 / 5 from 20 reviews

The Ondamar Aparthotel features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a childrens pool and a health club with gym, sauna and jacuzzi. Accommodation is comfortably furnished and well equipped for all your...

4.2 / 5 from 21 reviews

Popular complex offering comfort and a good range of facilities combined with a central position....

3.9 / 5 from 20 reviews

The Bellavista Avenida Apartments offer simple accommodation with access to an outdoor pool and garden. The complex provides a convenient base situated midway between the old town square and the livel...

3.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Mar A Vista Hotel is a simple hotel with comfortable accommodation in a central location within easy reach of the beach and resort amenities....

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

Featuring well equipped townhouse-villa accommodation, the Pinheiros da Balaia is a short drive from the beach and the lively entertainment area of Albufeira. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Overlooking the beach, this apartment complex is set in well maintained gardens with good facilities and entertainment for all ages; just a few minutes walk to the main strip in Praia da Oura....

3.9 / 5 from 86 reviews

The Clube Humbria is situated in the traditional fishing village of Olhos de Agua. A children's pool and play area, as well as a kid's club make this an ideal destination for families....

4.2 / 5 from 21 reviews

The Alagoamar Hotel Apartments provides a central location between the old town and the lively centre of Albufeira....

3.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Balaia Sol Holiday Club is a small complex of self-catering apartments located in the Quinta da Balaia area, 700-metres from the entertainment area of Praia da Oura and just over 1km from the Sant...

4.2 / 5 from 9 reviews

The Hotel do Cerro is located close to the shops, bars and restaurants of the town centre and within easy walking distance of the beach....

4.6 / 5 from 10 reviews

This hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a good range of amenities to suit those seeking to be in a central position or wishing to explore the resort and surrounding areas....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

A small complex of well equipped self-catering accommodation, providing a home from home base which is close to local amenities....

4.7 / 5 from 22 reviews

A complex of self-catering studios and apartments with a shared pool and a good location for easy access to the beach and resort amenities....

4.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

Small self-catering complex offering well equipped facilities close to the beach and resort centre....

4.5 / 5 from 10 reviews

The Choro Mar Apartments are situated in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, around a 15-minute walk from the strip where plenty of bars, restaurants and shops are on offer....

4.2 / 5 from 14 reviews

The Janelas do Mar offers simple apartments on the outskirts of the Montechoro area of Albufeira, well situated for those wanting to enjoy the nightlife of the 'strip'....

4 / 5 from 22 reviews

The Almar Hotel Apartments offers good quality accommodation in a central location, just outside Albufeira's old town and within walking distance of the beach....

4.3 / 5 from 15 reviews

Being in the heart of the resort, close to the lively 'strip', the Vilanova Resort is popular with those looking to enjoying the nightlife. ...

3.8 / 5 from 31 reviews

The complex offers simple accommodation which features a good choice of sports activities that would suit families and couples seeking a fun filled holiday. ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Bayside Salgados is situated in the Herdade dos Salgados area, around 5km from the centre of Albufeira; it offers simple self-catering accommodation with an outdoor pool, a childrens playground an...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The apartments are situated at the highest point in the resort of Albufeira, though within a 15-minute walk downhill the old town with its shops, bars, pubs and restaurants can be found....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Set high in the resort, the Cerro Mar Garden is ideal for those looking for a comfortable accommodation with a good selection of facilities....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

A small hotel of just 12 rooms, the Cheerfulway Bertolina Mansion is situated on a hillside in the centre of the resort close to the main tourist facilities....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Mirachoro I Aparthotel offers simple self-catering accommodation in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, close to a selection of local bars and restaurants, and just a short walk from the lively 'str...

3.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

The Luna Valmangude Jardim Apartments have a central location in the resort, within comfortable walking distance of two beaches, the old town and the lively 'strip' of bars, nightclubs and restaurants...

3.6 / 5 from 9 reviews

Da Balaia Apartments offer simple self-catering accommodation in a convenient location, just a few minutes from the beach and around 15-minutes from the centre of Olhos d'Agua....

3.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Silchoro Apartments are located in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, offering self-catering accommodation within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants....

3.8 / 5 from 9 reviews

The Luna Alpinus is situated beside the Pine Cliffs Golf Course, just over 1km from Falesia Beach. The complex offers self-catering accommodation with a choice of studios, one or two bedroom apartment...

4.1 / 5 from 16 reviews

This comfortable hotel is conveniently located close to the beach and resort amenities....

3.9 / 5 from 22 reviews

Situated between the Oura Beach and the famous 'strip' of Albufeira, the Soldoiro Apartments offers simple self-catering accommodation in a convenient location....

3.9 / 5 from 11 reviews

Set in its own exclusive grounds, this beachfront hotel offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa facilities and a sports centre with tennis courts, football pitches and a running track....

3.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Auramar Beach Resort Hotel is located just a few metres from the Areias beach, within easy walking distance of the lively entertainment area, and just a short drive from the Old Town....

3.7 / 5 from 56 reviews

The Luna Falesia Mar has a clifftop location offering comfortable and well maintained apartments with direct access to the beach (via steps) and close to a choice of bars and restaurants....

3.7 / 5 from 13 reviews

The Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel has a remote location around 3km from the centre and beach of Olhos d'Agua. The hotel offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, indoor and outdoor pools, and a health clu...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

This small complex offers simple self catering accommodation in a quiet part of town....

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

The Baltum Hotel is situated in the heart of Albufeira's Old Town, just a few minutes from the Fisherman's Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) and close to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants....

3.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

Traditional guesthouse offering simple accommodation in a convenient location close to the town centre. ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Comfortable apartments situated in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, with an on-site swimming pool and pool-side bar....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Rainha D Leonor is a simple apartment complex with a good central location near to shops, bars and restaurants....

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Known as the Club Alto da Colina in the winter months, and the Holiday Village in the summer months, this accommodation offers a modern style with good sports and leisure facilities....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Adult only hotel in a quiet location offering well equipped accommodation, a spacious pool area, spa facilities and evening entertainment....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Situated midway between the centre of Olhos de Agua and Albufeira's lively strip, the Balaia Plaza Aparthotel offers self catering accommodation, with a large outdoor pool, indoor pool and a childrens...

3.4 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Solar De Sao Joao Aparthotel provides comfortable self-catering accommodation close to the lively resort centre....

3.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

The Paraiso Albufeira Hotel offers a good range of amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, mini-golf, tennis and a games room. The hotel offers a central location and accommodation is ...

3.5 / 5 from 36 reviews

The Montechoro Hotel is situated within easy reach of the resorts lively 'strip' which is lined with a number of bars, shops and tourist shops. the Praira da Oura beach is around 1.5km away, to which ...

3.4 / 5 from 8 reviews

The complex is situated beside the Praia da Falesia beach and shares the sports facilities of Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort. ...

3 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Eirasol Apartments offer good value and the ideal base for those looking to be in a central location. ...

3.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Real Bellavista has a good range of on site sporting and leisure facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, squash courts and exercise rooms....

3.4 / 5 from 9 reviews

Clube Albufeira Resort is situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, approx 2km from the old town centre and the beach....

3.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

The impressive All Inclusive programme offered at this hotel provides a range of dining options and bars, and a comprehensive entertainment program for the whole family to enjoy....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Spacious apartments and just a short walk from the Oura beach and the lively 'strip' area with its bars, nightclubs and restaurants....

3.9 / 5 from 10 reviews

Centrally located simple apartment complex, a good base for those looking to enjoy the evening entertainment of Albufeira's old town....

3.6 / 5 from 14 reviews

Simple studios and apartments sleeping up to 5 people, just 500m from the beach and around 2km from the centre of Olhos de Agua....

2.9 / 5 from 7 reviews

The California Hotel is situated in the pedestrian area of Albufeira and is in the heart of the lively and picturesque old town....

2.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Hotel Boa Vista is located on an incline overlooking Albufeira and the beach, an adult only hotel well situated for easy access into the old town centre....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Simple accommodation in a central location with easy access to the beach and the main square. ...

3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Providing comfortable self-catering accommodation, this aparthotel is located directly on the beachfront within easy reach of both the entertainment area and old town of Albufeira....

3.3 / 5 from 31 reviews

A small and simple hotel situated in the lively centre of Albufeira, in a pedestrian precinct just 100m from the beach. Due to it's location, it may not suit those seeking a quiet base....

1 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Albufeira Jardim is a family friendly property, they are situated on a hill overlooking Albufeira, there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby....

3.5 / 5 from 15 reviews

The Stella Maris offers studios and apartments around 800m from the beach and approx 2km from the centre of Olhos de Agua....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

This self-catering complex of studios and apartments offers a friendly atmosphere, close to the beach and resort amenities....

3.3 / 5 from 10 reviews

Situated at the heart of the resorts bustling nightlife, this hotel is well suited to late night revellers looking for a convenient location close to the lively strip....

3.3 / 5 from 9 reviews

Set around the swimming pool area, the Clube Maria Luisa Apartments are situated on the edge of Olhos de Agua, around 6km from the centre of Albufeira....

3.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Luna Miramar is situated in the centre of Albufeira, just a short distance from the beach and a variety of bars and restaurants. The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools, a childrens pool, a he...

3.4 / 5 from 8 reviews

A simple hotel which offers basic accommodation in a convenient location for easy access to the beach and the resort amenities. ...

2 / 5 from 2 reviews

Offering good value for money, the Ourasol Apartments are situated in the Praia de Oura area of the resort, and are just 200-metres from the beach. ...

3 / 5 from 5 reviews

A small and simple hotel situated within easy reach of the beach and close to the centre of town with its wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars....

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Cheerfulway Vila Alba Apartments are located on the outskirts of Albufeira, in the Montechoro area of the resort though still within walking distance of the resort entertainment area and a short bus j...

2.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Varandas de Albufeira offers well equipped self-catering accommodation within easy reach of the attractions of Albufeira....

2.4 / 5 from 13 reviews

Situated in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, Montechoro Clube 99 offers self catering accommodation in a convenient location for easy access to the resort nightlife....

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

Acqua Maris Balaia offers comfortable self-catering accommodation and features indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and a gym....

The Alisios Hotel is situated just above the beach and only a short walk from Albufeira's Old Town. The hotel offers comfortable guest accommodation and features include an indoor pool, a sun-terrace,...

Casa Mitchell is a small complex of studios and apartments, centrally located within easy reach of shops, lively bars and restaurants....

Situated close to the centre of Albufeira, the apartments are located at the highest point of Albufeira, offering guests panoramic views over the old town and surrounding area....

Cerro da Marina Hotel is located in Albufeira above the marina, conveniently situated with bars and restaurants close by. With only 23 rooms, the hotel has a friendly and laid-back atmosphere....

Overlooking Albufeira this family-friendly property offers self-catering accommodation on the outskirts of Albufeira's Old Town....

The Cheerfulway Cerro Atlantico Apartments offer self catering accommodation close to local amenities and just 300m from the beach....

The Cheerfulway Minichoro Apartments feature pools for adults and children on site and have a snack bar for guests convenience....

The Cheerfulway Oura Village is an apartment complex with an on site swimming pool situated approx 700m from Oura Beach....

The Cheerfulway Torre Da Aldeia Apartments are situated within easy access of the resort amenities and have an outdoor pool on site....

The Domus Maris is located just 100m from the Olhos de Agua beach, offering good value for money with self-catering studio accommodation ...

The Flor Da Laranja Apartments have a remote location, around 3km from the nearest beach and approx 10km from the centre of Albufeira. ...

Jardins de Santa Eulalia is a self-catering complex of apartments set around a large lawned garden with an outdoor pool, just 500 metres from Santa Eulalia beach....

The KR Hotel Albufeira Lounge is set in a convenient location close to the beach and local amenities and offers a swimming pool on site....

A small complex of self-catering studios and apartments, offering a convenient location just a short walk from the 'Strip' with its nightlife, tourist shops and restaurants....

The Luna Hotel Da Oura features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wellness centre and a kids club to keep the younger guests entertained....

The Neptuno Apartments provide simply furnished apartments in a convenient location, just a short walk from the centre of the old town....

The Ocean View Residences are situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, around 3km from the town square. A self-catering complex with spacious and well equipped townhouse-villa accommodation with access...

The Olhos Do Mar offers simple self-catering accommodation in the centre of Olhos d'Agua, close to the resort amenities....

Comfortable self catering accommodation, close to the local amenities within the resort, offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace....

Set within the Pine Cliffs Resort, guests staying at the Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites have access to wide range of facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a childrens village, a spa and a...

Set within the Pine Cliffs Resort, guests staying at the Pine Cliffs Residences have access to wide range of facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a childrens village and a nine-hol...

This luxurious complex of townhouses is set within the gated Pine Cliffs Resort, offering all the comforts of home with access to a wide range of amenities and services....

Quinta da Balaia offers self-catering accommodation, with villas ranging in size suitable from 4 and up to 12 people. ...

A small and intimate hotel offering comfortable accommodation and a good base to enjoy the resort amenities. ...

Situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, the Residencial Santa Eulalia offers comfortable guest rooms within walking distance of the resorts lively centre and the Santa Eulalia beach....

With the beach being a short stroll away, this complex provides affordable accommodation with a convenient location....

The Senismar Falesia Atlantic is an adult only hotel, offering comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities....

Comfortable hotel in the ideal location to take advantage of both the beach and the surrounding amenities....

Vila Sao Vicente Boutique Hotel is an adult only property, situated above the main beach in Albufeira and just minutes from the town centre, it offers a convenient base for enjoying the resort ameniti...

A three-bedroom detached villa, with a large private pool, located in Torre da Mosqueteira, a short stroll from a selection of bars and restaurants and just a short drive from the old town and beaches...

Villa Esmeralda is set in a residential area, the villa has three bedrooms and is able to accommodate up to 7 people....

A homely and delightful villa, set in peaceful surroundings, high in the Algarvian hills, is ideal for families and couples, however Villa Mendes may not suitable for the less mobile....

Built on a cliff top overlooking the Olhos de Agua village affording great views out to sea. This family orientated complex offers self-catering accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, kids pool ...

Albufeira Reviews

Holiday Date:4th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Janelas do Mar Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Albufeira is a beautiful place and beaches are beautiful and clean, the people are very pleasant. We went to Aquashow water park, was fantastic for teenagers and 7e for hotdog, chips and a drink, very reasonable I thought. I found the old town a lot more expensive to eat out. 2nd time here and we'll be back next year.

Holiday Date:26th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Paraiso Albufeira Hotel
Room:Studio
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Fantastic restaurants in the old town. Lovely walks and overall a beautiful place to visit. Nice shops too!

Holiday Date:26th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Pateo Village Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Great waterpark and zoo marine amazing.

Holiday Date:26th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Eden Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Love Albufeira and the old town! Very nice for families and couples. Plenty of bars, restaurants and a great beach. Lots of water parks a coach ride away and suitable for families.

Holiday Date:24th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa
Room:Suite - Pool View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

It was rather too commercialised and lacked character. Local pavements were poorly maintained. An accident waiting to happen.

Holiday Date:23rd Jul 2016
Accommodation:Golden Beach Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Superior Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beaches were great although sun loungers became costly, wished I had invested in an umbrella and beach mat the first day. Walking distance to the old town although a little hot at the wrong time of day. Plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.

Holiday Date:22nd Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tropical Sol Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Garden/Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Very busy this year. Plenty of bars and great restaurants, too many to choose from.

Holiday Date:22nd Jul 2016
Accommodation:Solaqua Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Lovely old town, the new water park Aqua show was fab for the kids, great for shopping.

Holiday Date:20th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Salgados Palm Village Apartments and Suites
Room:Deluxe Suite - Panoramic View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Lovely beaches. Friendly people and good food and drink.

Holiday Date:19th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Cheerfulway Vila Alba Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Theme parks are fantastic, Erins Isle for the craic, breakfast there was great. The strip you are harassed from moment you walk on to it by touts looking for you to eat in their places. A tip - don't eat on the strip. Best place to eat is the new Dubliner beside the bull ring, amazing .

Holiday Date:18th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Cerro Malpique Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Just love this place. Beach beautiful, lots of bars and restaurants.Try Bailote restaurant, fantastic food. The old town is lovely to wander around and comes alive at night. Great for families. I travelled on my own and felt perfectly safe. Just waiting to go back.

Holiday Date:18th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa
Room:Suite - Land View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Great resort lots to do.

Holiday Date:15th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Edificio Albufeira Apartments
Room:Classic Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Wish we could have stayed longer. Loved it

Holiday Date:15th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tropical Sol Apartments
Room:Studio - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Fab place.

Holiday Date:14th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Oura Praia Hotel and Apartments
Room:Superior Room
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

We love Albufeira! There are lots of reasonably priced restaurants and the beaches are beautiful. 'The Strip' is definitely catered to the younger crowd looking for an 'Ibiza style' holiday whereas 'The Old Town' is catered more to families and older couples.

Holiday Date:14th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Club Praia da Oura Apartments
Room:Superior Studio - Pool/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

The resort covers all tastes especially the old town.

Holiday Date:12th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Cerro Malpique Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Albufeira is a beautiful location. The old town is lovely with many shops and restaurants to choose from which are all reasonably priced. I found that the beaches near the old town were gorgeous and very well maintained. The activities provided ensure that everyone will be well entertained - I recommend hiring a pedalo with a slide! I had an amazing day spent at the Aquashow Park Hotel waterpark. This is an ideal location for a family day out as I am sure all ages will love it!

Holiday Date:12th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Choro Mar Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Resort Apt - Resort View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Lovely area especially the old town.

Holiday Date:11th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Solaqua Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Street View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

I've been to Albufeira before and just love the variety of things to do, old and new town and hopefully be back soon!

Holiday Date:11th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Brisa Sol Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Had a fantastic holiday. Food was great and plenty of restaurants. Portuguese culture is friendly and helpful.

Holiday Date:9th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Cheerfulway California Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Stayed in old town, definitely the best place to be, even if you stay in the new town you will spend your days travelling up and down to old town.

Holiday Date:8th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Vilanova Resort
Room:1 Bedroom Villa
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Old town is beautiful and main strip has some good bars at fair prices.

Holiday Date:8th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tropical Sol Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Very large resort with something for everyone depending on what type of holiday you are looking for.

Holiday Date:7th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Da Aldeia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

This was a last min arranged holiday, with a hire car included. I do know the area and find it easy to drive around. Even at this time of the summer, I found the traffic volume quite low, and the pace easy, except at one point when the accelerator stuck, but never happened again and I was accused of two right feet. Oura beach was quite busy, but the main Albufeira beach to the left fairly clear. In the daytime the Montochoro area and Albufeira old town weren't very busy, and shopping and eating was easy, with plenty of room in most places. There is generally a breeze on the beaches which helps to stop you melting. This time I stayed in a hotel located on the Montochoro strip, where I did most of my evening socialising and eating. Bad move! The noise on the strip was almost unbearable and went on until 4am, and the crowds of people mostly18/30s reminded me of a bad night after a rugby international in Cardiff after losing to England. If you like this atmosphere great, if not stick to other parts of this friendly city. Back to beaches, watch the undercurrent, which drags you in off your feet in the first 20ft of water and slaps your ankles with pebbles and broken shells.

Holiday Date:5th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Cheerfulway Vila Alba Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Very noisy , the young lads have no consideration for anyone but themselves. I would not stay in Albufeira, I would gladly go back to Villamoura.

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Orada Marina de Albufeira Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Loved the serenity of the harbour/marina and by contrast the real hustle and bustle of the old town. Something for everyone.

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Cerro Mar Atlantico Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Albufiera is a very busy town with lots to do day and night. Lovely beaches and lots of nice restaurants.

Holiday Date:3rd Jul 2016
Accommodation:Eden Resort Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lively if you want it. Peaceful in other areas. Something for everyone.

Holiday Date:3rd Jul 2016
Accommodation:Varandas de Albufeira
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

People friendly lovely place, very clean, things to do for the whole family.

Holiday Date:1st Jul 2016
Accommodation:Solaqua Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Lovely resort.

Holiday Date:1st Jul 2016
Accommodation:Pateo Village Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lively town with lots to do, great food and drink!

Holiday Date:30th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Cerro Mar Atlantico Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Been to Albuferia a few times. Love the old town. A bit of a walk down or a taxi is only 4 euros. We did a catamaran trip it was worth every penny. Food drink included. Will definitely go back.

Holiday Date:29th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Club Praia da Oura Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Loved Albufeira, great beaches, lovely shops, great waterparks very close by and food was great.

Holiday Date:29th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Vila Petra Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

A little disappointing for us. First time in Portugal and we didn't find it a picturesque resort. The strip area was like Benidorm, ideal for the younger ones but not really for families. Very noisy and busy. Old town was a good 30 minutes away but we took the land train there and found that a little disappointing too. Not as pretty as I'd hoped although full of places to eat and shop. It was also expensive to eat out compared to our last holiday in Benalmadena.

Holiday Date:29th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Cerro Malpique Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Superior Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

All the 'ticks' in the boxes in the old town with fabulous beaches, lovely restaurants and great night life.

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Cheerfulway Vila Alba Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Love Albufeira as it is a lively place with a good atmosphere and lots to do at any age. Old town and new town both good and the beaches are amazing. Good for couples, families and groups. The new town strip has many restaurants definitely recommend Wild and Co steakhouse dearer than everywhere but the service and standard of food is excellent. General price of food very good but drinks in the main bars are the same price as UK, if not dearer. We went on a boat trip to Portamao and explored ancient caves and had a bbq on a private beach and went to the aqua show water park which would be a great day out for anyone. In general there is lots to do in and around Albufeira and it is a stunning location, would definitely go back .

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Choro Mar Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Great for nightlife and daytime activities.

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Natura Algarve Club
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

As a group of single boys aged 18, we found everything we need here for a great time! The beach had plenty of watersports, restaurants and very, very clean. There were shops, supermarkets, bars and the nightlife we were looking for. The whole resort felt safe and clean and we had an amazing time for our first lads holiday. It also suited the many young families that were there as well.

Holiday Date:27th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Edificio Albufeira Apartments
Room:Classic Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

A holiday is what you make it and we have always had a wonderful holiday here. We have only ever stayed in the old town as the strip is more a party area for the young. My husband and I have been to Albufeira 6 times in the last 5 years. We love the beautiful beaches, the nightlife, the food, the people and of course the perfect weather we have had. We have stayed in apartments and hotels and have never had a bad one. We actually had one week here where we didn't have very good weather and we still enjoyed it. There is something for everyone of every age. I can thoroughly recommend it.

Holiday Date:27th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Forte Do Vale Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Deluxe Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Good town to have short holiday. We may visit Albufeira again in future.

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Beaches

Stretching for some 30km the Albufeira coastline has around 25 beaches, from secluded spots ensconced by walls of rock to long stretches of golden sand backed by countless bars and restaurants.

Set in front of the old town are two beaches; the Fishermans Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) and adjoining Albufeira Beach (Praia do Tunel, accessed via a tunnel in the cliffs and a few steps). Both beaches are backed by many shops, bars and restaurants and are extremely popular during the height of the season.

The Praia da Oura (Oura Beach) is the nearest beach to the strip area and along with the ample sunbeds and umbrellas to hire there are watersports aplenty; pedal boats, banana boat rides, parasailing and windsurfing to name a few. There is a paved promenade behind the beach lined with all the expected tourist shops, cafes and restaurants.

Things to Do

There are 3 golf courses in the area (Salgados Golf 9km, Pine Cliffs Sheraton 9km and Balaia Golf Village 6km) and one Golf Academy, and there are many more within easy reach such as the Vilamoura golf courses just 12km away.

The Aqualand Waterpark is situated 15km outside of Albufeira and is open from the beginning of June to the beginning of September. Features of the waterpark include a variety of sized water-slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and two children's play-pools.

Just outside of the resort in Guia is the 'Zoomarine' sea-life amusement park, featuring dolphin, seals and sea lion presentations; and a shark aquarium. It even offers a large pool and waterslide making it a great day out for all ages.

Out and About

There are two areas in Albufeira good for nightlife, the 'street of bars' in the Old Town and the 'Strip' in Oura and Areias de S. Joao. Popular with those wanting to party till the early hours, the Albufeira Strip is packed with shops, themed pubs, bars and clubs, and restaurants offering the ubiquitous all day English breakfast.

The usual souvenir and tourist shops can be found all around the resort, or for a more 'high-street' experience there is a large shopping Mall in Guia, 5km away. Mainly an open air mall the 'Algarve Shopping' features a 'Continente' supermarket, cinema, a large food hall and numerous clothing, accessory, electrical and home furnishing shops, including many well known names.

Getting around the resort is easy thanks to the efficient and cheap Albufeira buses travelling between the Strip and other areas of Albufeira. There's also the quaint tourist train which travels between the Strip, Fishermans Beach and the Modelo supermarket, it runs throughout the day at regular intervals until late at night.

Nearby Attractions

Albufeira has the remains of a castle dating from Roman times, most of which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. The most visible remains are the clock tower (Torre do Relogio) found in the old town and part of the old castle wall in the Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora.

The marina is the starting point for many popular boat trips, fishing and diving excursions, lined with shops, bars and restaurants it's also a great spot to simply sit and watch the boats go by.

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