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Hotel Topazio
Ranked #40 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Ghent, Belgium
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“Nice Hotel”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Perfect price / performance ratio. Beautiful, modern studio in a separate building behind the hotel with nice kitchen. Very friendly reception. Ideal location for beach / nightlife.

Sometimes awake due to the partypeople from the Kiss Club located across the street. Limited number of sun loungers and because everybody puts his towel on it for breakfast, you have to get there early.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I booked a 1 bed apartment at the 3.5 star rated Topazio ahead of many 4* cheaper alternatives due to Topazios high trip advisor ranking (18/167) at time of booking. 6 night stay, 3 adults, may 2012

Pros:
Good location (5 mins from strip, 25 mins from old town, 10 mins from large beach), good sized apartment, modern interior, allowed a late checkout of 1pm for free due to off peak season, staff generally helpful when I asked questions about where to go, what to see etc, free wifi - although not the quickest, is nice to have

Cons:
- incredibly thin walls - i could here people moving about upstairs every night/early morning so didn't get a single nights good sleep - the sound of tables scraping along floors isn't nice
- we booked an apartment for 3 people. Only 2 beds were made up so i had to sleep on the sofa (we arrived late so no staff were around), no bed was made up the next day either despite me asking. When a bed was made up, it was rock hard so I stuck with the sofa
- the hotel lacks atmosphere - little things such as no music around pool, no entertainment mean that it feels pretty dead
- rooms were not properly cleaned daily - the cleaning involved making the bed and changing towels. Bathroom and floors were left uncleaned, no new soap or shower gels put out for 6 days. However the rooms were clean upon arrival.
- little things lacking for self catering such as a toaster, washing up liquid. Its just annoying having to buy scourers and liquid. I've stayed in SC apartments 3 times and such things are usually provided (note a toaster can be requested from reception)

I probably wouldn't book again

Room Tip: ...ask for pool view
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

not sure what i was expecting after reading the reviews on here....
Was not really disappointed but then not exactly overwhelmed either,
The staff, as many have already said were lovely and friendly and whenever we asked for something or advice say about a restaurant for a special occassion, they were all too happy to help. Maybe Im a bit out of date with the price of hotels as for the past 10 years or so I have done self catering but I would say this hotel is quite well priced. The breakfast came as a suprise with it not being buffet style but order at the bar, but in saying that the food was very nice and freshly squeezed orange juice was bliss! We had requested a particularly nice room as it was our anniversary while away, and top floor looking over to the sea, (408) I would say we got it.
The only negative I think was as mentioned by others, the walls are very thin... we could hear the people next door talking and so felt the need to have the telly on very low as not to disturb anyone. Cleaning of the bathroom could maybe have been a tad better but I am picky that way!Bed was amazing - really firm but very comfortable... and the air-con was spot on - nice and chiily for sleeping (more like the scottish weather Im used to!) Location was okay, Im not into the neon and noise of the strip, but far enough away for it not to be an issue.... a good brisk walk to the old town, to walk off breakfast! but be warned the hill is harder on the way back!! If stayig here I would highly recommend the cafe/bar/restaurant just across the road... great food at the same prices as everywhere else and on Thursday evening they have live traditional music which was really quite nice.
All in all, out of season when the nightclub across the road is closed - not a bad place to stay, but not sure I will make an effort to go back.

Room Tip: side or back incase the nightclub is open....
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Just back from a week holiday here. The hotel itself was nice, daily maid service and good pool. The bar and room service can be put on your bill which came in very handy. The area where the hotel is situated isn't great, and has a Hen & Stag vibe to it. For couples id recommend looking at a hotel that is closer to Old Town, which is a 10 minute walk away, the Topazio hotel is situated just off what could be best described as a cheap version of the Vegas Strip. The hotel itself was great though and if your heading out with a few friends for the sun you'll love it

  • Stayed May 2013
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

just returned from another great holiday to portugal,the forth time in the last two years
this time we stopped at the topazio hotel and must admit we were not dissapointed with the hotel
great location,great staff and a fantastic room
unbe known to us on our departure i inquired about reserving the same room for next year (room numb 412) and on arrivel we had been upgraded to a top floor suite ,no wonder the room was a propper bargin for what we paid.the balcony was massive with views over a small bay,even a fridge stocked with beer,water,juice ,crisp's and choccy bars,30 inch flat tv but we could only receive three english news channels but who go's on there hols to watch tv anyway.
cleaners in everyday,king size bed with aircon in every room,all in all a very classy apartment on the top floor.
the old town was a 20 mins walk along the beach and the strip just 5 mis away up a small incline
if you go left from the hotel there is a quite beach just 10 mins away this was a great find nice and private plenty of locals use it on a weekend away from the more commercial beaches
a small super market just accros from the hotel ,i would recomend using the one just 5 mins away towards the strip for better prices.nice cafe/bar accros the road 5 euros for full english with a drink included or try the hot spot bar just up the road a great little place just to call in and have a beer for 2 euros a pint.
we will be back to the topazio again next year and many thanks to travel republic for a great weeks holiday at a great bargin price.

Room Tip: try room numb 412 which is a top floor suite
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Just got back on the 11 May 2013. The hotel was just amazing! the staff were great and helpful. The location of the hotel was the part that done it for me. just 5-10 minutes from the strip which has all the shops, supermarkets, bars and clubs. Also a 5-10 minutes from the beach. The Old town is taxi ride away which only cost us 7 euros, great location for sightseeing, nice restaurants and bars for some delish cocktails at good ole happy hour! The hotel has free wifi, which helped when it came to posting all my poolside and holiday pics on facebook and instagram. the hotel really caters to all. I went with my girls, there were a few group of lads there for a stag do but on the whole it is also family friendly.
When I go back again, this is going to be home! :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013

just back on the 7th of may weather hot during day but cool at night,1 bedroomed apartment very nice good size single beds a bit hard,maid service was fine,pool was frozen never seen many in unless they were throwen in been to algarve before but never encountered so many stag parties all men at this hotel not all but a certain few got drunk and the language was bad throwing one another in pool taking over sunbeds ,smoke in your face .When you went to strip next day sick all over the place,beware when going to beach 2 sunbeds andparasole 15euro portiguese tourist board have taking it over i think they should think again we only want to lie on them!snack bar up from hotel on corner does nice food.Like other places euro is killing it poundland here can give half the shops there a run for there money.

Room Tip: we looked onto pool and it was fine kiss club wasn,t open when we were their,heard other people comp...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Topazio
Address: Rua Vasco da Gama | Areias de São João, Albufeira 8200-294, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#21 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Topazio 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Topazio is situated in Areias de S. Joao, 200 metres from Aveiros Beach. Its modern rooms and apartments have private balconies and there is an outdoor swimming pool. The rooms and apartments of the Topazio Hotel each include a satellite TV, minibar and air conditioning. The apartments also have a kitchenette with a microwave. Guests can enjoy breakfast with a swimming pool or garden view. The snack-bar serves a variety of snacks as well as refreshing drinks and cocktails. Sun loungers and parasols provide a relaxing setting to spend the afternoon by the pool. Children can play around in the pool's paddling section, have fun in the kid's park and play mini golf. Hotel Topazio is situated 300 metres from bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Albufeira is 2.5. km away. ... more   less 
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