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“We can`t fault the velamar” 5 of 5 stars
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Velamar Sun & Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada de Albufeira | Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200-635, Portugal   |  
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“We can`t fault the velamar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Once again visited oct 2012, for the 4th time in 2 years,

Although we arrived late (due to our flight getting delayed) the reception was outstanding as always from the staff, who all we do anything they can to make you feel welcome,
The hotel itself has cleaners working all day and are happy to clean the rooms everyday whenever you want it seems.
We like to visit this place twice a year as it is so nice and friendly,
We will be going in a few more weeks so another review will be coming soon

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We have just returned from a week at The Velamar.
The hotel was exactly what we wanted for our winter holiday. If you are looking for a hotel to spend a lot of time in then I would strongly reccomend staying somewhere with a view over the beautiful Algarvian coastline and with more lounge space and that serves lunch or snacks throughout the day - The Velamar only serves breakfast although the bar is open for reasonably priced drinks and coffee all day. We wanted a base from which to walk the coast and we ate out everyday so The Velamar ticked all the boxes for us. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the continental breakfast is very good with a pleasent view out to the coast from the breakfast room. The Velamar represents wonderful value for money and cannot be faulted for the quality of the service it provides but as I say this is limited. I think were we to return in the summer we would look for something with a larger pool area but being January this was not in use anyway.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here at Christmas 2010 & made a point of coming back to stay at Christmas 2012. Both times it's been excellent. A lot of people we spoke to had also been several times. The rooms are quite spacious, with balconies. A continental breakfast buffet included. The hotel has a bar but not a restaurant. There are restaurants quite close by and some very nice beaches. The staff are very friendly, helpful and speak excellent English. We are definately going back again. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

My favourite hotel of my Algarve cycle. Staff very friendly and nothing too much trouble. I had various holiday hassles outwith the hotel and they were very helpful with all my requests for assitance. The decor is great, the room spacious, the TV channels include one Italian, French, German and English so they try to cater for everyone. Breakfast was superb as it included freshly cut fruit not the contents of a tin. It's not too near anything, a 10 minute walk takes you to the restaurants at the traffic lights and then another 5 down to the beach. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

I'm so glad I found Velamar . We visit Algarve regularly and tried a few different apartments etc but never gelled with one like Velamar . It's a small hotel but big enough to have atmosphere. The staff are very nice , and yes the breakfast is very good .
The location is between Olhos and Albufeira with great beaches in the vicinity . There is one or two restaurants very close by which are quite nice .
We usually use a low cost airline as there is a lot to choose from these days. The flight is short so it's a perfect location . It's possible to depart early morning an be at the poolside by lunch time ..
We always have a transfer to the hotel and have found a nice company called yellowfishtransfers who collect you in the airport and Pick you up at the time requested by you on the departure day , they are very good and quite cheap too!
We will defiantly return to Velamar this summer we feel its going to be our regular hotel from now on..

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

All the staff were friendly and helpful and could not do more for you. Receptionist helped us plan our trips out by recommending places to go and visit buses to catch and places to eat, the Gypsy market was a must, breakfast was relaxed and lots to eat plenty of fresh coffee, meats and fruit. The hotel was clean and the room was cleaned daily. Booking for next year already its a must!!!! Balcony was a lovely bonus and with the view couldn't ask for any more even being on the road it was quiet as the extra glazing was great.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

6 of us have just returned from the velamar and i cannot find anything negative to say about this hotel. for the money we paid we reckon we could not have found a hotel any better than this.
the continental breakfast was very nice and set us up for the day. the price for drinks at the hotel were also very reasonable considering it was a hotel. we all would go back to the velamar again and thanks for making our stay enjoyable .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Estrada de Albufeira | Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200-635, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#10 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Velamar Sun & Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Velamar Sun & Beach Hotel Opened in 2002, the Velamar Sun & Beach Hotel is located between the pleasant fishing village of Olhos d'Agua and the famous Santa Eulalia Beach, in Albufeira. This 3-Star Hotel has 73 Rooms and 2 Suites. It provides excellent facilities, including a breakfast room with a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, an outdoor swimming pool and a free private parking. The Hotel is 900 meters away from Maria Luisa Beach and a stroll away from restaurants and supermarkets. Only at 6 kilometers away from the historic center of Albufeira, the Velamar Hotel ensures serenity and comfort to the guests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Velamar Hotel Albufeira
Velamar Sun & Beach Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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