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.
Rua do Corguinho 1, Albufeira 8200-380 Portugal
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (432)
Room & Suite (143)
Dining (32)


#48 of 154 in Albufeira

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Albufeira, Vale de Carros is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quiet environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Vale de Carros makes it easy to enjoy the best of Albufeira.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with wifi available.

Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk and currency exchange while staying at Vale De Carros. In addition, Vale De Carros offers a pool and a poolside bar, which will help make your Albufeira trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Given the close proximity to Montechoro Strip (3.0 mi), guests of Vale De Carros can easily experience one of Albufeira's most popular landmarks.

If you like barbeque restaurants, Vale De Carros is conveniently located near Picanha Na Brasa, O Manel Dos Frangos, and Robertos Chicken Piri-Piri.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Albufeira's Igreja Matriz (1.1 mi) and EasyWay Tours (0.8 mi), which are some popular Albufeira attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Vale de Carros is sure to make your visit to Albufeira one worth remembering.

Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Currency exchange
Sun terrace
Show more
Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
679Reviews61Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 235
  • 275
  • 106
  • 36
  • 27
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Sharon S wrote a review May 18
1 contribution
What a truly horrible place this is we have had some lovely holidays here in the past but is now under new management it is dirty and the pool area is unkept and some of the people staying there was very undesirable and caused havoc for 2 weeks of our holiday and they were not English certainly not a place too take children I do not normally leave reviews but this place is so bad
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Alison N wrote a review May 9
Durham, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
We have been coming to the accommodation for many years and I was worried after reading negative reviews about the changes following a change in ownership. Thank goodness they were wrong, this place is better than it has been, the bar and apartments have been revamped. The staff were helpful, and yes housekeeping is now only once a week but so what! The supermarket is 0.2 miles away which is a ten minute walk and has everything you need for your stay. The bars and restaurants nearby are good and another half an hour walk to Olhos de Agua centre with many more bars and restaurants. The Wifi was amazing and never failed. All in all another fantastic stay, thank you Vale de Corros.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Peterrabbit wrote a review Apr 2022
United Kingdom4 contributions
The first night we arrived our apartment had a foul rotten smell and no kettle so we asked to be moved. The guy on nights at reception had very poor English and doesn't make you welcome or want to help. Reluctanty he moved us to an apartment about half a mile down the road. The access to the apartment was dangerous and at night you could easily fall or trip and cause a serious injury. The gardens and slabs are very hazardous with metal water sprinkles sticking out of the ground. Be careful with the dangers here. They told us they don't supply toilet roll. Our apartment was never cleaned throughout the stay. No clean towels/bedsheets, no kettle and no toilet roll. The floor in the apartment was ant infested. The television was rubbish. Fridge made very funny noises and the WiFi was punishment to use. Check out was 10am even though our flight wasn't until 5pm. They asked us for 20 euros for late check out. The receptionists are very very unhelpful, Rude and the young female behind reception found it funny. The pool areas are abysmal. Freezing cold pool water with cracked slabs I hurt my toe on. I believe this place has been taken over by new owners who are clearly incompetent. You want feel welcome or respected at this apartment location. I love Portugal but I won't be staying at vale de carros apartments again. Spend a little extra and avoid this place.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Get some essentials from the shops before you stay. Staff here won't help you so be prepared.
See more room tips
Raimonds R wrote a review Apr 2022
Riga, Latvia519 contributions139 helpful votes
Very nice and silent hotel with swiming pool. Good for all kind of sport activities. Nice rural, natural place, good acess to all places around. Better choose second floor rooms with balcony. Good for personal training camps, sport teams living. No dislikes, liked everything.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: Second floor, with balcony, sight on swiming pool.
See more room tips
Justin Marley wrote a review Feb 2022
Cardiff, United Kingdom100 contributions87 helpful votes
I had the misfortune of staying here a week. I booked it very last minute online. The grounds and surrounding area is very nice. Unfortunately there are no facilities. Low season meant that not many tourists would be here. This suited me fine. The neighbourhood is home to several dogs. These dogs are abandoned at times, left on balconies. They bark constantly and the neglectful owners don’t seem to care. The apartment itself is very basic. Firm mattress with not adequate bedding. The air con doubles up as a heater. I had it set on maximum throughout the night. No facilities or even a bar at the hotel. The tiny tv only has local stations. The nearest grocery shop is over ten minutes away. Receptionist couldn’t even tell me local bus times, told me to Google it!! A two ring hob is what you have to cook with and there wasn’t even salt, pepper or sugar provided. The wi fi was intermittent and the bathroom very cramped. Hindsight would tell me to spend a little more and stay nearer the town centre. On my day of checking out at 10:00, there was nowhere to store my luggage. My flight was 20:10 that evening. So I left my luggage in the apartment as reception was closed for two days. I received a phone call instructing me to move it in order for the apartment to be cleaned. Yet I was offered nowhere to store it! The woman was unaccommodating and very unprofessional. I therefore cannot recommend this property.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Susan C wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution4 helpful votes
We have visited these apartments many times over 11 years .we have had many a good family holiday here .sadly this holiday was different our first night was dreadful we were in a studio apartment (at my request) but the smell was so bad I could not bare to be in the room any longer we tried to be polite by saying the stairs would be too much for me we changed our studio to an apartment costing another 50 euros taking our room price to £350 roughly... Once we settled in our new room we went back to the reception to ask about bar opening times etc we were told the bar is now closed until March next year ..there was none of the usual facilities to buy water milk etc all that's gone now .we had no option but to go to the shops which us about 10 min walk we bought some provisions we needed but was quite cross that we had had to leave the complex to do so... We were basically left with an apartment no facilities. The apartments stand in the most beautiful well kept gardens or at least they were now they look untidy and unkept we watched the previous family who ran this business for years take great pride in the gardens and pool areas ..to see all that hard work go to waste is quite sad... The weather was lovely so we decided to sit by the pool which was dirty and unkept lots of dead flies etc in it and scum round the sides although I must add around day 6 someone did turn up to clean the pool . The housekeeping was slow we had towels changed day 5 (used to be every day ) The beds on day 8 . On our last evening I asked what time we should leave the room a rather rude gentleman behind reception said no later than 10 I asked if I could bring our cases in to reception but he suggested we pay to keep the room on has we had to go ohlos de auga for breakfast I did not really want to pay the money they were asking to keep the room I don't know if I misunderstood but I think he was asking 20 euros an hour .. The morning we left my husband decide to talk to some one else in reception Diane a very polite young lady who had no problem with us putting the bags in reception however at her suggestion we were allowed to keep the room until 11 whilst we went for breakfast at no extra charge which we genuinely appreciated.. It's sad when you see such a lovely family run business taken over and everything changes we told Diane about our disappointment and she gave us a card for another group of hotels they owned and suggested if we booked with them at Christmas (as we are usually there at Christmas)we would get at 10% discount ... I must add we had to buy cleaning products for the apartment especially ant powder and candles and room freshners we sprayed around as much as possible but the smell was bad we knew the smell was from the bathroom but nothing would clear it. The vale de carros is open all year now but don't expect anything to be open the bar entertainment etc are closed until mid March. If you do go make sure you take provisions to see you through your first night water etc .we had to go 10 hours unable to have a drink where as before the reception sold everything we needed . It is sad to see this place now it's lost its sparkle . We will never go again .we do visit Portugal regularly and in the winter months stay in different hotels has vale de carros usually closes last week in October however the new owners decided to stay open .my suggest would be either close for the 6 months or put your facilties back on .
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
4 Helpful votes
Roderick wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed here many times over the last 18 years, family holiday, away with friends, golf stays or on our own, it’s cheap and cheerful but always been a pleasant place to be from reception to bar, a bit of entertainment at busier times of the year, friendly staff decent bar and snacks, I know lockdown has has taken it’s toll and they have struggled, seems they’ve been forced to sell on, the new owners run it terribly, charge to book in early, although rooms are available, charge to book out late even if no one is expected to take the room, if you want to check in after 19.00 they want €20.00, bar shuts early 19.00 or in our case isn’t even open, yet reception reckons it’s 70% full, really, would have recommended last year, now Don’t Go Near It, if you’ve been before but not since July forget it, I wouldn’t have stayed if I knew what it was going to be like but Booking.com and Vale de carros don’t tell you what is or isn’t available other than wi fi. ☹️☹️
Read more
Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
5 Helpful votes
helhud wrote a review Oct 2020
liverpool11 contributions5 helpful votes
Myself & my hubby visited these apartments recently what I can only describe as very poor, we were greeted by reception upon arrival only to be pointed to a map saying theres your room, which was half a mile down the road upon entering the building we were greeted with steep spiral stairs which we had to manage getting 2 suitcases up not ideal, the room was a basic studio with tv (all in Portuguese microwave kettle toaster & fridge which just happened to make very loud noises during the night, the bathroom was large with a decent shower. Due to covid we were unable to lay on sun loungers by the pool even tho there were only about 10 guests staying there so had to dirty sun lounges on our balcony aswell as a manly brown table & chairs which seemed to be covered in bird droppings . Maid service was 10.30 every morning so no chance of a lie in , not ideal , our sheets were never changed in the time we stayed 19 days . There were no pubs or restaurants nearby so we had to walk to the next village for entertainment, all in all a terrible stay
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
3 Helpful votes
james2002 wrote a review Sep 2020
16 contributions13 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 2 week stay what can i say but amazing. Apartment was fab very clean. Clean towels everyday staff so helpful emaculate gardens and pool will definately be returning. Apartment was very spacious huge balcony. Thankyou
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
marty1020 wrote a review Sep 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom1 contribution
had a great 10 day holiday here can't complain at all accommodation ideal staff eg cleaners barman receptionist all brilliant with a smile on there faces thank you all so much ill give you 10* well deserved
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
$37 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
vale de carros albufeira, vale de carros hotel albufeira
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictAlbufeira
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Vale de Carros
Which popular attractions are close to Vale de Carros?
Nearby attractions include Praia da Falésia (0.7 miles), Praia do Barranco das Belharucas (0.7 miles), and Cork World (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vale de Carros?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Vale de Carros?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Vale de Carros?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vale de Carros?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste of Punjab, Restaurante Pizzaria Salt & Pepper, and Hugo's Restaurante and Tapas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vale de Carros?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Vale de Carros have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vale de Carros offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Vale de Carros have airport transportation?
Yes, Vale de Carros offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vale de Carros?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Vale de Carros?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jardim Dos Amuadas (8.7 miles) and Convento de Santo Antonio (8.5 miles).
Is Vale de Carros accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.