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Pool Access - Non Guests

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Pool Access - Non Guests

Any recommendations to access a pool if you are not a guest near the new town (or even old town)?

I will be staying near new town in August but our apartment does not have a pool.

I do know Fat Cats have a pool for people to access but is there anything else similar or even a h hotel/apartment complex that permits non guests to use pool and sunbeds.

Many Thanks.

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England, United...
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1. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

Scooby's might be a good option as it has a pool, bar, crazy golf, sunbeds and four poster beds for day use.

Might be a but further than you want to travel though as its near Gale, west of Old town, but a decent option for a day out?

They offer a free pick up service if within a 3km radius.

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Edited: 1:05 pm, June 11, 2018
Kilmarnock, United...
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2. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

Albufeira has an indoor swimming pool up behind stadium ...

Kildare
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3. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

I don't think you will find anything like that in Albufeira in August, every Hotel and Apartment Block will be full to the max. There will be enough pressure on space around the pool for their own guests without allowing non residents to use it.

LuisKero
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4. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

How would anyone know your not a resident in the hotel they aren't exactly going to ask you are they? find one you like and go with it.

Albufeira
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5. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

This place welcomes the public, you would be expected to buy a drink or a snack or two, naturally...

https://www.facebook.com/poolonahill/

Albufeira, Portugal
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6. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

"How would anyone know your not a resident in the hotel they aren't exactly going to ask you are they?"

Wristbands.

Kildare
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7. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

Algarveaddicks suggestion is good but its on the other side of the Old Town from where OP is staying. Might be worth the trek though, not many options.

Manchester, United...
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8. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

"This place welcomes the public, you would be expected to buy a drink or a snack or two, naturally...

https://www.facebook.com/poolonahill/"

I'm sure I read recently that the new owners charge €5 per day to use the facilities so might be worth checking with them!

Kilmarnock, United...
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9. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

I believe I saw somewhere that the Agua Viva hotel, bottom of Vasco da Gama ... which is also the bar/restaurant Chilli Peppers ... allows people to use the pool.

Armadale, United...
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10. Re: Pool Access - Non Guests

Not really sound advice on two counts. It is not fair to the guests who have paid to stay in that hotel and then find they have difficulty in finding a sunbed or an over packed pool.

It is also generally not allowed as hotels are only insured for their guests staying there.

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