The nicest hotel i've stayed in yet. Great value at 450 for a week compared with friends staying in nearby hotels and no comparison in my opinion. Very decent size rooms and wardrobe spaces are top notch for those of us who bring everything but the kitchen sink! Looks exactly as it does in brochure -no juicer as stated, but not a problem, no kettle either but use the saucepan and ladle... bingo! Sound air-conditioning in bedroom and lounge, hairdryer in bathroom, built in radio system in lounge and bedroom too. If you get a room facing the pool you'll have sun alll day long. Nice little bonus too was the reflective windows so you could have your blinds drawn back knowing nobody outside can see in! Black out blinds were great for an afternoon nap and cleaners never too early! Once the doors were shut you cant hear a thing outside.
Walked to old town centre as i have been here before, in all honesty it takes about 25 mins and i just got reception to call a cab every other time as it was nice, quick and cost about 4euro. A pleasant 5-10 mins walk down to beach.
Quiet hotel - friendly staff as long as you are friendly to them, that's what we noticed and once you speak to them they are lovely. Entertainment at night in bar but nothing that filled the place. Drink €1 for glass of beer and €1.50 for pint between 5 and 10 o'clock! Great value!
Entertainment for kids or kids clubs are not really to be found here so if you have older children who are looking for mad fun at pool or to make lots of friends i would not stay here. But if you are with young children and want them to have comfort and a good cool night's sleep i would reccomend it 100%.
Had a look at fitness centre and spa. It was 15euro a day, didnt bother with it.
Much preferred Old town for food and nights out - Buddy's for a great steak and glass of wine while enjoying the entertainment in the square. The New Town has a good fine massive irish bar Erin's Isle that has a Michael Jackson tribute on Thursday which is good if you have kids or large groups. If you wanna eat near hotel i was pleasantly surprised by the Tandoori round the corner when you go out front door. Great value and delicious!
Only negative, (and it's very very minor) is that lifts were a bit of a pain, ages waiting so used the stairs more often!!
Highly highly recommend this hotel to anyone!
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- Also Known As:
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- Grand Muthu Forte Do Vale Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve