Myself and my chief bridesmaid were lookingfor somewhere cheap, cheerful and warm to go for a few days to build up a tan and relax for a few days before my wedding. The Torre Velha was just that. We were led to believe the hotel was a 2 star, and probably was closer to to a 3 though didnt claim to be anything it wasn't.
The hotel was not located in the busy area of Albufeira, it was in a quiet relaxing location a short walk from a beautiful small beach. There was a shop down the road in a hotel complex (German i think).
There was bus stop at the top of the road where you can get on a sightseeing bus for ten euros, which you can get on and off as many times as you like, circling around.
The room we stayed in was basic though most importantly clean. The beds werent the most comfortable but lets face it, no bed is as comfy as your own! There was a small balcony, though no view from it. The breakfast was a standard continental breakfast of cereals, bread, cheese, ham etc.
We ate one evening meal in the hotel, the prices were very good, and there was fresh fish caught daily. We both enjoyed the food, it was as i expected.... not restaurant standard but good hotel food. There were several restaurants between 15 and 30 minute walk from the hotel.
The staff were mainly friendly, the breakfast man seemed grumpy.Tthe bar was pretty big with a vast selection of drinks, one of the biggest ive seen. Thats not including the whisky collection displayed..... over 3000 bottles!!!
The pool was small, but always clean and ideal for relaxing and cooling down.
My favorite thing about the holiday was the relaxing location of the hotel, though my least favorite thing was the transfer time from the airport, an hour on coach (more like 2 on arrival).
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- Also Known As:
- Torre Velha Albufeira
- Hotel Torre Velha
- Torre Velha Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve