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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Just back from a 4 night break, staying at Almar with my hubby. We paid £25 a night for the apartment through Laterooms and got a large 1 bedroom apartment for the two of us, with good kitchen facilities and a table and chairs for 6. Apartments have obviously been there a while because they have a great view from the balcony, but are a little tired in places. Everything was very clean, and the staff were very attentive. Only complaint we had was on our last night, when we encountered the noise from the pump running the sprinklers. We were 2 floors above where the pump was running but the whole apartment was vibrating, and my husband had to go and ask if it could be turned off around 1am (it had already been on for around an hour). The pump appears to run from about midnight until whenever, so it might make more sense to run it around 10pm so not to disturb sleep. Unfortunately we were due to be picked at at 5.45am and were trying to get a few hours sleep!

The apartments are a 5 minute walk from the escalators down to the beach, and very handy for Old Town, where there are lots of nice restaurants and bars. We also took a taxi along to the Strip, but we preferred Old Town. Really nice area to stay at, not sure how busy it would be in the height of the season, but great for a few days break early on and lucky for us the weather was really good.

Room Tip: studios look over a side garden, but the 1 bed rooms look over the sea so pay the extra for the view and a bedroom.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank madsquad
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Nice apartments with excellent location and beautiful see view, very clean, comfortable, everything what u need! Very nice and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Lucilia D
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Just got back from the Algarve, first time I've been, will definitely go back. Couldn't have asked for a better place. When I opened the door to the apartment my daughter and I couldn't get over the size. Yes they are basic and could probably do with a refurb, but I think they are excellent value for money. At the end of the day all we needed was somewhere to sleep, get washed and have a bit of breakfast. You couldn't ask for a better place than on the balcony overlooking the pool, sea and old town. The bedrooms were spacious too and I could even see the sea when lying in bed, there are not many places I have been when I could do that. Pool was too cold to use, but the beaches are so close and beautiful it didn't really matter. Location of the apartments is very good too. Close enough to everything but far enough away that you don't get disturbed by lots of noise, although we were there over Christmas and it was very quiet. Found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Apartment was cleaned 5 out of the 7 days were there. Found a wonderful local portguese restaurant too. Just looking at the prices now to see when we can co back.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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7  Thank doodlebobs
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

My Wife and I stayed in Hotel Almar for 2 weeks in October 2011. The Hotel is situated in a mainly residential area, but within very easy walking distance of Fisherman's Beach and Albufeira Old Town Square. Whilst the Hotel is basic, it is very clean and the Staff are very helpful and friendly.
The rooms are fully equipped and comfortable. We stayed in a Studio Apartment which was very spacious, but we were shown one of the 1-Bedroom Apartments which was even bigger and better, and with a fabulous sea view (The studio's are located to the side of the Hotel, but ours still had a sea view to the left).
Although the Hotel was almost full for the whole of our stay, the pool area was quiet. It would appear to attract mainly older couples, although there were a couple of families there with children - I guess there were few because we were there during School Term Time.
There were several Coffee Shops and Restaurant's locally which were very good and ideal if you don't fancy the short walk into the Old Town.
All in All we will probably return to Hotel Almar as we found it great value for money, very relaxing and a great holiday experience.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank rrjones
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was a really good size. It was on the 3rd floor and so had a great view from the balcony of the sea and the old town. I agree that the rooms may be a bit dated in places but the staff were very friendly, it was clean and very handy for the beach and old town. We also heard lots of barking dogs but it only woke us up on one of the six nights.

Room Tip: We asked for a one bedroom apartment (rather than a studio) with sea view on an upper floor.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Geck0gal
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