We stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of October 2013. It was my first visit to Portugal and the location of the Dianamar and friendliness of the staff has made a lasting impression on me. This family run hotel stands apart from the rest with little touches added to make your stay pleasant . Returning to our room the evening of our arrival we were greeted with a bottle of complimentary wine set out on the pretty little table on our balcony with glasses and home made biscuits and sweets. On each landing tea, coffee and a tin of biscuits were available all through the day , again complimentary, to enable guests to make hot drinks at any time. A buffet breakfast was available each morning which had enough to suit everyone's palette. Hot food was limited to toast(home made bread) and porridge. Every afternoon home made cakes and biscuits were available again complimentary. Although we did not use the facility (we went to the nearby beach) there is a rooftop lounge area with adequate sun loungers tables and chairs. A kitchenette attached to this area allows guests to use the microwave and fridge for personal food items. If you stay at this pretty little hotel you will not need to bring with you (as these are all provided free) travel kettle(available with t bags, cups on landing), sun or rain umberella, beach mats, balls, frisbees, buckets/spades(in large box at entrance to hotel), cool boxes.(in room). Most hotels charge for safety deposit boxes but again these were free in the room. I could almost certainly say that if there was something you needed at this hotel, the owners would try their utmost to get it for you! They even mended a suitcase for me so that I could use it on the return journey home. There isn't very much I can find negative to say. It is in a lovely quiet street about 10 minutes walk from the main bars and restaurant and the beach. A few yards from the hotel are a few restaurants and a small bar for those who dont want to walk into the town. There aren't any lifts in the hotel so may be people who have difficulty climbing stairs ask for rooms on lower floors. I would definitely return here hopefully this year to show this little gem to my elderly mother.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dianamar Bed and Breakfast by the Seais perfectly situated only 200 metres from the lovely Albufeira beach and a short walk (300 metres) to the centre of Albufeira with it's many restaurants, bars and shops. This small and cosy home away from home is owned by a Swedish family. Dianamar is recommended by several travel guides (Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Let´s Go, Guide Routard, Geoguide, ...).You will find Dianamar in a small and quiet street in the heart of Rossio, a nice and quiet old quarter of Albufeira.Our roof terrace has sun beds, shower, tables and chairs. From this terrace you have a splendid view of Albufeira, the beach, the ocean and the marina.When you stay at Dianamar you get: Breakfast buffet, snacks and drinks, safety boxes, free wifi internet and laundry service. You can watch several international cable channels in our TV-room.Our breakfast buffet is served from 8 am to 11 am. You can also buy sandwiches, lunchboxes, afternoon tea, coffee etc. Dianamar has different types of rooms (single, double and triple rooms) at reasonable prices. All rooms have a private balcony. Some rooms have sea view. All rooms have private wc and bathroom.We arrange transport to and from Faro Airport at favourable prices. .We can also help you with car rentals from Dianamar or from the airport. Larger groups are very welcome. We can help you to organize special programs for your group (dinner parties, excursions etc).Dianamar welcomes guests from April to October. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dianamar Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve