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Polana Residence Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Candido Dos Reis n0 32, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
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Ranked #57 of 163 hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013
Swannies_10 Darwin, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Upon arrival we presented our booking reservation printout and were told that they had no record of us in the system. After 45 minutes of arguing with the unpleasant woman at reception they gave us a room but they never apologised to us for the mix-up which booking.com confirmed afterwards was entirely their fault. We assumed that their reluctance to... More

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Darwin, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice hotel with small but clean comfortable rooms, ideal position in one of the walking malls provided you can handle a bit of late night music and revelry. Good TV with plenty of English channels, average but ok breakfast. Female staff all friendly but disappointed with one male member who closed the front door when we were listening to the... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

On a whole I would agree with most reviews here. Arriving early evening I was half expecting to be staying in the back of a nightclub with how busy the near by bars were but after finding the small reception area amongst the crowds we were met by a pleasant woman on reception. After getting our room keys we made... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My friend and I spent a week in the Polana in September 2013. We wasn't expecting much but didn't mind because of the cost. We were actually quite surprised at how nice the hotel was. Our room wasn't too basic and was very clean. We had good air-con, a TV and kettle. As the hotel is located on the strip... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at polana for a week in room 307..it was brilliant room lovely clean and cool. We had a terrace which we requested it was lovely.. best of all location best in the town.. noisy but we were up high so no problem..may be a problem in a lower room. Will definately stay there again.. only improvement i would... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

me and my partner have just spent a week staying in the Palona residence, i wasn't expecting much as we went for the cheap 2* hotel. i was quite surprised how nice the hotel looked, well decorated and clean, however the room was very very basic. there was a kettle and mugs but no tea or coffee to make a... More

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The location of this hotel is excellent. Amongst the night life but the double glazing stops the late night noise. We were a party of 46 and were treated as friends by all the staff. The rooms are very clean with the newly re furbished rooms very light and airy. The owners and staff were really helpfull and helped in... More

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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Compared to other hotels I have stayed in, this one has very poor value for money. What we liked: - Very close to the beach; - Wifi (although is was broken two times during our one week stay, and it breaks in the afternoon no one will fix it till next day); - Staff at reception is friendly unless you... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We are very pleased that we booked into Polana Residence. The location is outstanding: you are smack bang in the old town centre of Albufeira, close to the bars, restaurants and beach. The beach is 4min walk, restaurants 2min and bars 1min. Due to the proximity of the bars to the hotel the room can be quite loud in the... More

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Cambridge, UK
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

You couldn't get a more central hotel if you tried - right in the middle of all of the bars (but at the quieter end of the street) and a couple of minutes to the beach. The rooms are fairly basic but are very clean but perfectly adequate. Staff on reception are very friendly and helpful and make a real... More

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Also Known As:
Polana Hotel Albufeira
Polana Residence Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Address: Rua Candido Dos Reis n0 32, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Bar / Lounge Beach
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#57 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#57 Business Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Polana Residence Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the vibrant heart of the old town of Albufeira with her restaurants and bars.The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the beach.This, for the most part, recently renovated hotel has a cozy, modern and friendly atmosphere.The hotel has comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms, some with terrace, all with tv and airconditing. In the morning you can enjoy a full continental breakfast.There is 24 hours reception available. ... more   less 
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