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“Hapimag Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hapimag Resort Albufeira

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Rua da Torre Velha | Praia do Castelo, Apartado 2341, Albufeira, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #57 of 161 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hapimag Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a lovely resort, carefully sculpted to complement the cliff top environment, gardens well tended, skilfully located apartments in a quiet region about 3 miles west of busy Albufeira. The restaurant is very pleasing and the food is very good. There is a large rectangular pool, good for exercise and play. The weekly garden buffet which provides a good opportunity for guests to meet. It is important to understand that this is a Hapimag resort and not a public hotel. The Hapimag ethos prevails. Most of the guests come from Germany, Holland and Italy. There are not many Brits (just the well informed and fortunate few who have bought Hapimag shares and benefit from access to their many lovely resorts around Europe, Florida and S.Africa).The apartments are spacious, comfortable and functional with generous verandahs. There are several lovely cove beaches within a 10 minute walk and a 3km sandy beach (Gali) within a 5 minute drive. Caution is required when swimming as there are submerged rocks in this area and water shoes are recommended. There are several very good golf courses within a 10 mile drive. There are several excellent restaurants nearby. This is a great place for a restful holiday in a great climate with plenty of organised activity if you want it. I think one or two of the staff came a little below expectation and could benefit from more hospitality training but it is a minor point and generally the staff were always courteous and helpful. Take the opportunity to drive an hour or so to the unspoiled west to watch the surfers, eat Tiger prawns and drink beer at Sagres. The beach at Castelejo on the west cost is also lovely.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We went on holiday in late March2013 and found it not much to our taste. the positives are the room is functionally equipped and clean, although the decore is dated. The indoor and outdoor pools are lovely and the grounds very well maintained. The on-site supermarket is adequately
stocked with essentials and not too expensive. The negatives are that the whole experience is very self help - the rooms are not serviced in any way. The kitchen has no microwave and only a hob, kettle and toaster for cooking. No washing machine, dishwasher etc. Shockingly there was no tea. coffee or milk supplied on a complimantary or other basis, so on arrival at 20H00 all we had to drink was the complimentary botteld water! In additon, as it was around 21H00 by the time we had unpacked, in spite of it beng a Saturday evening, the resturant was closed. We walked up the road to a nearby resturant which was great. There are daily activities offered and trips advertised. Although there was a welcome meeting to tell guests what was on the offer, the English meeting offered very little in the way of informatiomn other than about the maintenace programme and efficient wi-fi! We booked a day trip to the histroic Algarve and this was cancelled at 21H00 the night before we were due to leave without any apology or offer of alternative. The staff were functional and effcicient, but not too friendly.

Its located quite far from most amenties althoguh the beach is nearby. There is a shuttlebus to Albuferia and Gale Beach on some days and to thelocal hypermarket. We got aournd in cabs and its not too expensive.

I found little information about the resort before we left and would never have booked if I knew what I was in for. If you are looking for beautiful coast line, healthy exercise and not too much else you might really enjoy being here.

Room Tip: Rooms in Colela Beach part seem more modern
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Lynn W
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We loved our stay at Hapimag resort in Albufeira. We stayed at the separately located apartments, with private pool and very few people. Perfect for couples and honeymooners. The apartments are super comfortable, clean. We cooked almost all our meals at our kitchen, it had all the necessary appliances! Everything worked perfectly, cooked perfectly, which allowed us to save lots of money on food. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes, the beach is pretty small and rocky, so we drove to other locations but that let us explore the coast line! I reccomend this place if you want quiet and comfortable stay with your loved one and may be even kids. Oh, I forgot about the group volley and other activities that the guests love to participate in :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Bala B
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polokwane, south africa
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We stayed at the Hapimag in April 2012. Nice large apartments with heating (as it was very cold). Very neat. All that we were not used to was that everything was extra. If you wanted a cleaner for the apartment it was extra, parking was also extra per day. The gardens were dry but as it was winter and a drought that was understandable. Swimming pool was also empty but it was too cold for swimming anyway. Could not find enough information on the internet about Hapimag before we went, I would suggest a more detailed website. All in all for a timeshare resort - good.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank sss99
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Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We really like the Algarve and this resort in particular. We use to go here in winter and had a great time again last week. The entire resort is well maintained, the appartments are large, good quality overall. In fact it would be perfect if there would be a dish washer and an oven. The garden is beautiful and the resort faces the see with just a bit of nature in between. There are 3 small beaches all very close and 2 of them are really easy accessible.
We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Truus58
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Brentwood,Essex
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

Had two fabulous weeks here with our two children aged 4 and 5.

Obviously the holiday was helped by great weather and the fantastic room allocated to us (9-102). They are obviously the bits that can't be guarateed if we went again.

However the highlight for all of us was the kids clubs and the barbeque evenings.

The kids club gave the adults 4 hours a day to relax, swim leisurely and read a book. The children loved going so much that when we went out for days they were really disappointed that they were going to miss a day with their new found friends.
I should say that during our time there 95% of visitors were Dutch, German or Italian but to young children the fact they do not share a common language was no barrier to having fun and playing together. Being a Hapimag resort you should always be prepared to be very much in the minority as a English speaker, but in all of the resorts we've visited both staff and guests have always been fluent in English and this has never been a problem for us.
The barbequeand gala dinner nights were great for a family as everyone could choose what they wanted from the plentiful buffet offerings.
To go to hapimag resorts you normally have to be a member, but should you ever get the chance you should go.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank royhgb
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Property: Hapimag Resort Albufeira
Address: Rua da Torre Velha | Praia do Castelo, Apartado 2341, Albufeira, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albufeira is the place for a carefree time shared with the whole family. The resort is situated in a nature conversation area with access to several secluded bathing bays. Play golf on the wonderful Algarve, fell the wind in your hair while sailing and swim in the peace of secluded bays. Cool off in the open-air pool, enjoy the view over a drink in the "Vista Mar" bar or explore the surrounding area bye mountain bike. ... more   less 
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Hapimag Resort Albufeira Portugal - Algarve

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