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Hotel California

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Candido dos Reis 12, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
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Ranked #123 of 162 hotels in Albufeira
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
William S Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yet another 10 day holiday staying at the Hotel Califonia - All staff were excellent and worked well as a team - Rooms were basic but large and cleaned daily except Sunday (towels only) a bit of noise not from the strip below but from the night club on the next street - This was not too bad really good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Welcome to the Hotel California, Such a lovely place" - The Eagles obviously didn't pen their most famous song about this place. It's on the main strip with a loud club outside pumping out music for morons till around 4am. Air con was broken in various rooms, thin mattresses and decor that looked like it hadn't been updated for decades.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here with another couple. We booked a superior room and when our air conditioning went out we were upgraded to a room at the top of the hotel. Huge balcony and room, amazing view and high enough to be away from the noise. Our friends had booked a standard room and their room was small and cramped and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As title suggests, the room was ok, we didnt have the best but was great for a evening beer on the balcony. 5 mins to beach, top restaurants and shops, you wont get a more central location for a hotel in the town, side effect is the noise at night, bring ear plugs if you cant sleep with noise. Would... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Payed for a premium room but didnt get it, reception staff not very helpful at all. Rooms were pretty filthy and in serious need of updating!! Bird droppings everywhere on the balcony. Very noisy at night but this is to be expected being on top of all the bars, didnt sleep well all week even with ear plugs! Wouldn't recommend.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are booking for stag or hen party you cannot go wrong with this hotel. we, 15 of us all said it is basic but it would be impossible to be closer to the busy bar street as this hotel is on it. Staff all went out of way to be helpful and as long as you expect noise... More

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were booked to stay at the Bertolina next door, a beautiful small hotel with a lovely pool. unfortunately they have been took over by cheerfulways consortium. we were sent to the California reception desk, they were rude and very unhelpful. telling us the bertolina was fully booked, they put us in a room at the Polana next door which... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stayed at this hotel in june 2014 when we arrived we had too tackle 10 steps up with our luggage and got no help !! we arrived at reception to be told our room wouldnt be ready until 2pm and this we got to our rooms which have certainkly seen better daysas only 9.30am so we had to go amuse... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Upon arrival to the hotel we were sent directly to their adjoining hotel 'The Polana' (which is a much cheaper hotel) we kept telling the receptionist we didn't book the Polana' he continued to tell us there were no rooms! We had even paid extra to stay in the superior room. We were told to return tomorrow at 10am to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Arrived at the hotel, we were given a key but we weren't shown to our room. I asked if I could have some milk for the tea and the receptionist replied "I don't know where we keep the milk". The sheets and towels were never changed although we stayed for a week! You need earplugs to get any sleep! The... More

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Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 12, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
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California Hotel Albufeira
Hotel California Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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