We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 162 Albufeira hotels

Polana Residence Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Candido Dos Reis n0 32, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Polana Residence Hotel to your Saves list
Polana Residence Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
76%
Ranked #80 of 162 hotels in Albufeira
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
Rejna K Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (78)
  • Photos (59)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (20)
  • More
true
Write a Review

78 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    36
    19
    12
    8
    3
See reviews for
4
38
8
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will never get to sleep. We paid extra for a balcony, just got a rail over 1 window. U are right over the strip. Rooms really basic. Pool is freezing. No hot water after 6. Tv signal poor. Ants in rooms. Hard beds.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was booking my holiday to Albufeira I did check tripadvisor if (Cheerfulway) Polana was a good choice for me. The reviews were terrific so I booked it. Now that I have spent 8 nights there I can say that these reviews were probably fake, also the hotel Cheerfulway Polana has suddenly disappeared and you can only find these... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Basic hotel but very clean, in good location, just minutes away from the beach. In the centre of bustling nightlife but our room was away from the noise. In all a pleasant stay! Definatley will go again

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bradford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Polana Residence Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Polana Residence Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Polana Residence Hotel

Address: Rua Candido Dos Reis n0 32, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Polana Residence Hotel 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Orbitz, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, HostelBookers and Venere so you can book your Polana Residence Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Polana Hotel Albufeira
Polana Residence Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (51)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (8)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Albufeira with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach
Hotel Style
#17 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira #34 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira #80 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira #80 Business Hotel in Albufeira
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
31

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Polana Residence Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer