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Hotel California

Rua Candido dos Reis 12, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
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Ranked #118 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Limerick, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In terms of location this was definitely a fantastic spot right in the centre of the strip! If you're used to 5* hotels however I would say look elsewhere, the rooms are very basic with only one tiny swimming pool on the roof!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is central to the nightlife of the old town. Excellent location and a great rooftop bar / pool area. Rooms were basic but clean, and for the money we paid were very good value. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend for any groups of people who want to be central and don't mind a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I went to portugal in May and stayed in a different hotel, some of the people we met stayed in hotel california, we loved the location and the rooftop pool and bar, so in september we booked to come back to portugal and stay in hotel california. Great hotel, the rooftop Terence with pool and bar is great, fantastic to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Having booked a villa which on arrival was awful, we walked to the town and booked into the California. The hotel is central and is full of stag and hen parties but having come from such a disgusting villa we were more than happy to put up with some noise. Avoid if you are looking for a peaceful trip!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What can I say about this dump .The hotel is on bar street that should of been a clue to what we had to stick noise coming up from the street it was impossible to sleep if you wanted to have a early night .but you have to put up with noise in most holiday hotels but this was horrendous.the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

To be honest the Hotel California is neither on Mediterranean Sea nor on the West Coast of USA. It looks very much where it belongs: a part of the Albufeira, on the coast of Portuguese Algarve. But the proximity to the one of the most beautiful beach in Portugal makes it worth considering. Literally it takes two or three minutes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you want to stay right in the thick of the action in Albufeira's old town (we did) then you probably wouldn't find anywhere better. If you want peace and quiet, look elsewhere. Can't believe some of the reviews on here. Why not do your research? The place is right in the middle of numerous bars and clubs. That's what... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very near the centre of the old town and a few yards from the old square. This hotel is beginning to look a little tired. Major alterations have taken place since our last visit in 1996 Some rooms can be noisy at night as the hotel is surrounded by bars and music venues. If you are a light sleeper either... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Manager very rude paid for superior got econamy a bed and window paid a fortune the pool burnt the kids the treatment far to strong been to albufeira 4 times we knew it would be very noisy but we enjoy that it was just the hotel ,room, and staff apart from pool staff but really that what makes the holiday... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Hotel right in middle of the old town ,yes a bit noisy at night, never stopped us sleeping ,staff were friendly ,hotel bit dated but clean, ideal if you don't want to walk far ,breakfast buffet was fine air con wi fi all ok would stay again as good value for money

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