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“Fantastic position and helpful staff!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Maritur
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua dos Corais - Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-383, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #60 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
The Dales, UK
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15 reviews
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“Fantastic position and helpful staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We recently stayed for 2 nights at the Hotel Maritur whilst attending a wedding nearby. This Hotel is in a lovely location with fantastic views and a short walk to an excellent beach. The Hotel is very good value, with large bedrooms and bathrooms and a comfy lounge with free WiFi. We found the gym and indoor pool on our 2nd day - what a pity we didn't have time to use them. The breakfast buffet was very fresh and there is plenty of choice. What made our stay was the friendly and helpful staff who couldn't do enough to help us. A Brilliant Little Hotel!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fernando A, Gerente at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Guest

First of all we would like to thank you for your preference and for your wonderful comment.
We are very grateful that you have enjoyed our service and specially, our staff, your feedback is very important for us.
We sorry that you didn’t have time to use some of our facilities (indoor poll, Jacuzzi and gym), maybe next time!
If you're thinking to visit the Algarve again, you will be very welcome in our hotel.

Best Regards
Isabel Augusto
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was our first visit to Albufeira and what a little gem this hotel was. The staff were very welcoming and attentive and the hotel was spotless, very quiet and situated very close to a wonderful beach ' Sao Rafael Beach ' which was a short drive or approx 10 minute walk, downhill there, uphill on the return. A car is essential to make the most of your visit, with lots to see in nearby Albufeira and Villa Mora. We had a great view from our hotel room and loved the quiteness of the area. The hotel restaurant was very clean and good quality food at a reasonable price. We will definately be returning to Hotel Maritur in the near future. Our room was spacious and again very clean with a lovely marble bathroom, cleaned every day and fresh towels if needed. Ample Parking. Appears to be a family run hotel. No late night noise/music. Perfect for a realxing, chilled out holiday. Not a place to stay if looking for a busy night life and lots to do with children.

Room Tip: A room at the rear of the hotel overlooking the sea
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fernando A, Gerente at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your time and for your great review.
Our guest’s opinion is very important for us, and is a great pleasure to hear that our guests were satisfied.
The São Rafael beach is very close to our hotel approximately 10 minutes walk (500m) from the hotel.
Our sea view rooms are really recommended the view us fabulous and all our bathrooms (standard and sea view rooms are with marble).
We have an à la carte Restaurant serving a special dish every day or a buffet and also a pizzeria serving drinks and snacks near the swimming pool area.
The Maritur Hotel is recommended for couples locking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

We wish you all the best and hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in our hotel very soon

Best Regards
Isabel Augusto
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Towcester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was our 5th visit to this hotel. Each time we have found something more to like about it in addition to its fabulous sea views!
Staff work extremely hard, the place is spotless. It concerns me that so few people seem to visit.
A car is essential to make the most of the area although there is evidence of an irregular bus. The nearby beaches are fantastic!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fernando A, Gerente at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Guest
We are very grateful that you have chosen our hotel to spend a few days for the 5th time.
Thank you about your kind words regarding our staff, we do always our best to satisfy our guests.
As you say, it is advisable to rent a car. We are located in the middle of Algarve, good point to visit all the interesting area.
We hope to see you again in our hotel very soon.

Best Regards
Isabel Augusto
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We have just returned from a four night stay at the wonderful Maritur Hotel. It is located in a quiet location outside of Albufeira, but situated close to excellent beaches, including one of the best beaches in the Algarve, the Sao Rafael beach - which is surrounded by striking limestone cliffs. It is only a short 10 minute walk from the hotel. ( Though an uphill climb on the way back!).

We were allocated a sea facing room on the 2nd floor and the view is just fantastic. The room was spacious and the bed comfortable and the bathroom was also spacious, with plentiful supply of fresh towels.All the staff at the hotel are extremely friendly and helpful, with special mention to the restaurant staff who were very helpful and pleasant. The food in the hotel is very good, and always included a vegetarian choice. The WiFi service was excellent in the reception area, though a little intermittent in the room.


The bar prices were very reasonable for a hotel and the bar was furnished with modern, very comfortable sofas. It was lovely to relax in the cool lounge just to escape from the unremitting heat outside . We had wall to wall sunshine for the whole holiday!

We loved staying at this hotel,bit is extremely good value for money. We look forward to returning again later this year.

Room Tip: Room 209 has great views
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Fernando A, Gerente at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Dear Guest

Allow us to sincerely thank you for this fantastic review. We will make sure your words are passed on to all of our staff.

You couldn't describe our hotel better.

Our lovely location is very much appreciated, and the São Rafael beach is really one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve and is just 500m from the hotel.

Regarding our Restaurant we really appreciate that our food and our daily menu was enjoyable.

Finally, your satisfaction is what truly motivates all of us to provide the best possible holiday experience and beyond. It is truly a pleasure to welcome such friendly guests like you.

We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future

Best Regards

Isabel Augusto
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Lytham St Annes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We have just returned from this lovely hotel in Sao Rafeal on the Algarve,
The Hotel is in a quite area near Albufeira and that's fine by us,it was our 5th stay at this hotel and cannot believe some of the poor reviews about this hotel,We travel and stay at Hotels throughout the UK - Spain and Portugal several times a year so we are able to give a truthful review on standards of 3-4-5 star Hotels.This Hotel for the costs is as good if not better than most hotels we visit and to judge it against UK hotels it is not realistic.The amenities they provide include a Tennis court a gym a pool table,indoor heated pool also a jacuzi plus 2 outdoor pools,
The lounge furniture is first class black and white leather super size sofas with matching tables and stools very comfortable to enjoy a refreshing drink from the well stocked bar.
the guest rooms I find are very large for this type of modern hotel with flat screen TV and a
king size beds also wonderful balcony with table and comfortable chairs we always request a 2nd floor sea view if possible and staff have always been able to supply one.
The Staff take care of all needs just ask them it is never to much trouble also the rooms and general areas are kept spotless by the cleaning staff.
We choose to booked direct with the hotel on B&B basis as we like to try different restaurant in the area.We start our evening by visiting City Bar a short walk from the hotel the comfort in this bar is amazing huge ratten furniture outside and inside the bar and sensibly priced drinks served by lovely staff in the early evening sunshine. We then eat in one of the nearby restaurants good chinese above City Bar next a lovely Portuguese owned restaurant again either eat inside or outside weather permitting.
Just try a few nights at the Hotel Maritur and you will enjoy the peace and quiet of the Sao Rafeal area,a rent a car is a good option but the hotel arrange a very good transfer via Flexi Travel at 35 euros.

Room Tip: Sea View Rooms are the best
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Fernando A, Gerente at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Guest

First of all we would like to thank you for your loyalty. Every year we have the pleasure to welcome you again at our hotel.
Thank you for your wonderful review and your great description of our hotel, you couldn't be explaining better to our next guests.
Our well training staff is very grateful for your words.
We are looking forward for your next stay at Hotel Maritur in the Algarve
We wish you all the best and hope to see you very soon

Best Regards
Isabel Augusto
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Booked last minute trip here was delightfully surprised.
A good clean reasonable 4 star hotel .Modest- has everything not plush but everything works and is comfortable- would be more a 3 star back home but has 4 star box ticked with all its facilities.
Had half board whilst not big choice was fresh very very good evening meals and service was actually superb.Excellent value for what we paid.
Staff could not do enough and very friendly -was a delight to stay.
Little far our from Albufeira but can walk to Marina and taxi ride in 6-7 minutes to the old town Albufeira from Hotel.
Excellent 5 star resort 3 minutes away from Maritur with fantastic spa facilities - can be used for 30 euros a day -excellent for a days treat.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Fernando A, Gerente at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your comment, it has been a pleasure to welcome you in our Hotel.
Our staff works entirely for the comfort and well being of our guests, so that you can relax with no worries, catch some sun, feel the breeze of the Atlantic, watch a beautiful sunset, be delighted with some typical Portuguese food and have a great time while you are on a break time.
It is true we are up to 6-7 minutes by car from Albufeira centre but that is what is best about our Hotel, away from the traffic and all the confusion of the tourist town, but still a short distance to get there. Also, there is the Marina of Albufeira that is 15 minutes walking distance. Another great thing is the 10 minutes walking beautiful and almost private beaches.


In hope to welcome you again soon, we send you our best regards.

Isabel Augusto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from this hotel. Booked as a surprise birthday pressie for hubbies 40th Birthday. Arrived to bubbly in the room with a beautiful sea view (after looking past a very large mud pit-didn't ruin it!!)
The hotel is very clean & found no fault.
The food, we went half board, breakfast was buffet style with several choices, including cereal, toast, yoghurt, fruit, eggs (scrambled & fried), bacon, tomatoes, fruit juices, pastries, several coffees & several types of tea - EXCELLENT!!
Evening meal was off a set menu, all three course with a couple of choices (always a vegetarian choice). Food included, soups, fish cocktail, sword fish, pork, piri piri chicken, tuna steak & turkey. Pudding included baked apple, mouse & egg pudding - DELICIOUS!! (although side salad could have been larger) Service at dinner was slow as it was waiter service, but the food & personalities made up for the delay. The restaurant was very clean with a pleasant atmosphere
We purchased lunch, the prices very reasonable with a good selection.
There is a small supermarket & English bar just off the main road (out of hotel, turn left). Happy house 4pm-6pm, lovely friendly service.
The marina is down a VERY steep hill (aprox 1 mile), but worth the walk it's very pretty, there are shops, bars & restaurants, very reasonably priced.
Further along is the town centre, (aprox further 3/4 mile-steep hills). Very pretty, leads to the sea front. Large beer 2€!! Excellent sandy beach, very picturesque.
Down the hill from the back of the hotel leads to a beach (10 min walk). Not suitable if you have walking disability. The beach is secluded, there is a cafe on the beach but did not visit it. Worth the walk down the cliff if you can!!
There is a bus stop just around the corner. I did not use it so cannot comment.
The hotel has 3 pools. Two outside & a heated one inside. There is also a heated jacuzzi!! There is a small gym on site (did not use)
The is one of the best locations I have stayed in, great for a short break. Very quite & relaxing.
We left the hotel at 4am for airport pick up. The hotel arranged a lunch pack for us. An excellent touch to a superb break.
I would highly recommend this hotel & location.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fernando A, Gerente at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear Guest

First of all thank you very much for your preference.
Thank you very much for your words in your fantastic comment, our Hotel couldn’t be described better. But, of course, it’s also your sympathy and kindness.
We are really glad you have enjoyed your stay with us!
We are a small and family hotel, we try with small details make the difference and satisfy our guests in the best way.
This year we are offering a different service, we are going to open a pizzeria in the pool area specially for serving snacks and pizzas in the lunch time.
We have also a different menu à la carte for evening meals with different choices.

It has been a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to welcome you again soon in our beautiful Algarve.

Best Regards

Isabel Augusto
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Address: Rua dos Corais - Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-383, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#40 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Maritur 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Maritur offers outdoor and a heated indoor swimming pool, and spacious rooms with furnished balconies. It takes a 5-minute walk to reach Praia de Sao Rafael Beach or the nearby Arrifes Beach.All air-conditioned rooms have TV with satellite channels and a work desk, and each one boasts marble bathrooms fitted with amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.At Maritur, guests can take work-out in the gym or relax in the on-site hot tub. A game of tennis can be enjoyed on the sports courts.Hotel Maritur's restaurant serves Mediterranean specialities including seafood delicacies, and a pizzeria is also available on site. Guests can unwind with a glass of local wine on the poolside terrace.Maritur Hotel is 3 km from Albufeira city centre. The hotel is located 800 metres from Albufeira's Marina. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Albufeira
Albufeira Best Western
Best Western Maritur
Hotel Maritur Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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