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Velamar Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Torre da Medronheira - Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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dublin ,ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from a very relaxing week in the Velamar staying 15th-22nd April,yes it's under new management and they have made some changes.The breakfast room has been changed the most with in my opinion for the better,you now have a hot dish added Scrambled eggs and Baked beans which for the 7 days we were there were hot and fresh,the... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there in the 1st week of April, and it would appear from reviews since then that we were just in time. The new management were just taking over while we were there, and the changes during our week were minimal, although it is fair to say that the differences in the breakfasts were very noticeable towards the end... More

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Alcaidesa, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have just arrived back from staying at the Velamar hotel, so clean, comfortable in a perfect location within walking distance to beach, fishing village, nightlife and some great restaurants. The breakfast was the best I've had compared to staying at any 5 Star hotels, I hate to say it, but the breakfast lasted us all day till dinner as everything... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would also like to let returning guests know that as well as charging 4 Euros a day for the fridge there has been a lot of changes to this hotel. Sadly most of the usual friendly staff have left!! These staff members would go out of their way to help you or spend time out of their busy work... More

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Joao C, Gerente geral at Velamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear david m, Thank you very much for your opinion. We proudly took-over the Hotel and in the months to come we will transform it for the better, as we have done in the other two properties we manage. Kind regards, João Costa-General Manager More

Camberley Surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After spending many a holiday, even twice in one year, this may have been our last visit.The hotel has been taken over and changes are being made supposidly for the better...no fridge in the rooms even though booking website still advertises this, no wifi for 2 days whilst there for hotel guests unless you paid (an engineer was trying to... More

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Joao C, Gerente geral at Velamar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lindsy, We proudly took over the management of the Hotel Velamar. Changes are always times of doubt and of fear of the future. We are experienced hoteliers and our commitment is to improve the quality of the Hotel, by the way just ordered new TVs, new linen, kettlers for the rooms, and so on. This a challenge for us... More

South West, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just returned from a trip to this hotel I can honestly say it is the best 3* I have stayed in abroad and fantastic value for money on the B&B basis. Our room was large and clean the en suite was clean well maintained and very big! We had a free fridge in the room (see previous comments) and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just to let all returning guests know (there are lots of you) hotel is under new management.refridgerators taken out of all rooms there is now a daily charge for the apparent LUXURY of a cold drink in your room.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my friends for a week and i'm still impressed. Rooms were clear and its furniture was very good. The bathroom was outstanding for that money. We arrived late (after midnight) but the staff were OK with that. They were very kind and helpful during the whole week. If I asked for an extra blanket I got... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a 5 day stay and were very impressed. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the whole hotel is spotlessly clean. We had a large well furnished room with an excellent bathroom. Breakfast was self service with a lovely range of cereals, cooked food, fruit , ham, cheese, tomatoes and breads. The swimming pool... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here during what must have been the worst weather I have ever experienced in Portugal, wall to wall rain for the 5 days we were there! We still enjoyed ourselves though mainly due to the hotel being a little treasure, staff were very pleasant and helpful and the place was kept so clean, why can't UK hotels be like... More

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Additional Information about Velamar Hotel

Also Known As:
Velamar Hotel Albufeira
Velamar
Velamar Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Address: Torre da Medronheira - Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#15 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Velamar Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Velamar is a 3-star hotel in Olhos de Água (Albufeira), right in the heart of the famous tourism region in Southern Portugal, Algarve.The hotel is 890m away from the "Maria Luisa" and "Olhos de Água" beaches and the prestigious Quinta da Balaia. Albufeira old town is located 6km away and Faro International Airport within 25km.All the 73 rooms and 2 suites are equipped with mini-bar, air conditioning, safe, telephone, satellite TV and private bathroom.The hotel has free parking and wifi internet, swimming pool, bar and restaurant. ... more   less 
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