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Hotel California

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Candido dos Reis 12, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
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Ranked #122 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
clive1808 Strabane, 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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Strabane, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights last week. Rooms are very basic but I didn't pay a fortune for it so I wasn't expecting luxury! In saying that we had everything we needed, towels were changed and beds were made every day, the hotel also provided a few toiletries. Pool is small but nice, it's on the top floor... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here as part of our holiday for two nights . The location was just ideal near to all the bars and restaurants and the square. The room was basic enough but ok for the two nights the only downfall was the shower was really old . As we only decided to stay the two night once there they... More

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portsmouth, england
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were 2 couples in our late forties and early fifties, we were given rooms 302 and 304 , when we arrived we found the hotel to be located right in the heart of the old town , just a short stroll from the old town square , the rooms were we were given which were supposed to be superior... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is right on bar street in the old town. We stayed in room 408 which over looked bar street. Music starts approx 8pm an finishes 4am, then you have the drunks making noise for an hour. Just dont go if you cant sleep with noise. Our room was damp and mouldy. The walls were covered in damp (see pics)... More

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Passau, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located in the middle of the city, with no parking spaces, the parking structure nearby is good for checkin, but costs a lot for parking, so afterwards you should park a bit further away, but the staff are nice and they tell you everything. Áll in all the staff is good, they are helpful and nice. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.......it's right in the middle of Albufeira. I don't understand why people would book a hotel in this location then complain about it being noisy. My room overlooked the pool, so may have been the quitter side; but the room was fine, pool and pool bar good, staff very friendly and helpful. I was there for a weekend break with... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what to say !!! The hotel was ok, for what we paid, nice staff, rooms, dated but clean. the hotel pool was good, very clean. The breakfast was well worth the money, great value, great staff. The hotel is in a great location, for bars, restaurants, very close to the beach !! On the down side the noise on a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

"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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Dublin Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 73
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California Hotel Albufeira
Hotel California Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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