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Hotel Apartamento Forte Do Vale
Ranked #12 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
manchester, united kingdom
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We love this place and are going back in March 2013 for our third visit BUT! Forte Do Vale please take notice of the complaints you receive. Please please supply a kettle, iron and ironing board in the rooms along with instructions for the oven!
That said the bar and staff are brilliant and the restaurant is a must, don't be put off by the lack of people, at 8.50e for a three course meal and 7.50e for wine. It's great food and great value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

we had a excellent stay at the forte do vale been twice now and going again next easter , apartment big clean and lovely.We used yellow fish transfers for the 7th time in 3 years and they have been excellent every time. Always there to pick up and drop off with a warm and friendly smile, very helpful and informative about the resort where you are going.Excellent service both hotel and transfers .

Room Tip: we had one over looking roundabout sun all day and not too noisey
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

When we first arrived at Forte Do Vale we were a little disappointed as the apartment we were allocated was right by the swimming pool area, however without any qualms we were moved to another room after we had a bit of a moan. All the hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful.The apartments were clean and comfortable. Even though the hotel isn't right in the heart of the town it is really easily accessed by the towns land train ( which has a stop right outside of the hotel) or by taxi only 3-4 euros. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

This hotel has everything you could want we stayed for two weeks self catering in a one bedroom apartment, it had a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer but no oven but we did not intend on cooking. The sofa bed in the front room turns into a double bed and was comfy enough for the two weeks we stayed. We took a travel kettle as we had read reviews previous to going and was glad we did as there was no kettle and also you have to request the iron and ironing board from reception which is not always available when you need it so in hindsight i would have taken a travel iron, Maid service is good changed towles most days and moped floors, We stayed in room 328 opposite a building site which my inital thought was 'Great' however i can honstley say i did not hear a thing from the workman. You are about a 10 minute walk from both the old town and the same to the strip. This hotel is 4 star and it was so quiet the only noise i heard was people scrapping their chairs on the tile floor but this is my only negative point in the two weeks we were there and can not blame the hotel for this, the restraunt opposite the hotel Tres Palmiers is just fantastic and i would highly reccomend going there, used the pool a couple of times in the late afternoon and managed to get sunbeds all in all a great hotel and i would certainly return and recomend to others.
Had some great days out the Jeep safari was good as was a 3 hour catamaran trip, Zoomarine was ok not a big as i thought but still a good day out and the sand sculpters titled IDOLS are a must, went to Lisbon for the day and the tour guide (Domonique) was extremley rude telling me if i did not like her tour i could get the express train back so needless to say i did not give her a tip, went on a dolphine and cave boat ride which was good fun, We went to Albufeira and Vilamora marina nice to see all the expensive boats and sit and have a beer, Loule market was disappointing not as big as it was made out to be and i thought all the stall's pretty much sold the same.
We went to the Spa supermarket and the shelves were empty so walked a little way further to Pingo much more choice and a little cheaper, i left my purse with all my money in it in the toilet of the Pingo supermarket and it was about half an hour before i realised i had 'lost' it so i rushed back and thought i may get the purse back but not the money i went to the information desk and to my surprise some honest kind hearted person had handed it in with all the money i was very lucky and needless to say much more careful.
I would return to Portugal as i think it has so much to offer, people are so friendly and there is lots to do so i would recommend Forte Do Vale and Albufeira

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Forte Do Vale has to be without a doubt the best hotel that we have stayed in(within our budget).
The hotel/apartments are immaculate, well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. The pool area is very clean and we have never had a problem getting a sunned at anytime of the year.
The hotel is central, I would say right in the middle of The Strip and The Old Town so well within walking distance which ever way you want to go.
Will definitely be back and I have recommended this hotel both family and friends who now share the same opinion.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

My wife and i recently spent a week at these appartments. I have to say they far exceeded my expectations. The appartment was huge with lot's of storage space, the kitchen was fully equipped right down to dishwasher and washing machine. (we didn't return home with any dirty laundry) The service was excellent every day including weekends. The hotel was spotless, and in equal distance between the "strip" and the old town. I would not hesitate to use these appartments again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a fantastic aparthotel. The apartments are perfect. They have everything you could possibly need, even a hairdryer in the bathroom. The housekeeping ladies service the room everyday, replacing towels, making beds etc and always with a smile. All of the staff are so friendly. The hotel itself is spotless, maintained really well. Pool area is lovely. The water is a bit cold but lovely and refreshing once you get used to it. Our 2 year old daughter loved the baby pool. We only ate by the pool, never in the restaurant but the food and drinks by the pool are very reasonable and tasty. The tourist train stops directly across from the hotel and its great value. It stops at the four main tourist areas in albufeira and its only E3.50 for an adult day pass. Young kids are free. Our daughter absolutely loved it. Takes about 3-4 minutes to get to the old town by train and about 10 minutes to get to the strip. Will definately stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Apartamento Forte Do Vale
Address: Rua de Dunfermline, Albufeira 8200-278, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Apartamento Forte Do Vale 5*
Number of rooms: 125
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