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“Everything on your doorstep”
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Hotel Baltum
Ranked #46 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Everything on your doorstep”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

After numerous visits to the Algarve over the years we decided to stay at the Baltum for a short break. We have walked past it often and thought it would be a noisy place to stay. Yes it is immediately next to the main taxi rank in the old town of Albufeira, and amongst the shops, bars and cafes, but there was no unwanted noise. The Fisherman's beach is on the doorstep, the staff are friendly and helpful and the room was clean. It turned out to be so convenient despite the room being quite small it was perfectly adequate for our short break. We shall be using again.

Room Tip: Room 117 has no view so next time will choose a room with a balcony. It was however, immediately nex...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belfast
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134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Just spent a week in the Hotel Baltum.

Check in is not until 2.00 pm which is quite late in the day.

Room was clean, quite spacious, maybe a bit dated and unfortunately beds were not comfortable.

On the plus side this hotel is a fantastic location to everything in the old town. You are literally seconds away from the square, the beach, the shops and all the bars etc.

Would recommend this hotel if you are not into luxury - could not beat it location wise.

We were room only and opted to have breakfast at the hotel once. Not good would not recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have just returned from a short break to Albufeira. We booked everything a week or two beforehand and on a bit of a budget. On arriving at the hotel we were delighted with the location ,coming down the hill into Old Town we had a magnificent view of the beach. We were dissappointed with our tiny box room upon Checkin. It seemed as though it needed a good deep clean and our ''view'' was a stairwell. :( But reception was very helpful and we were upgraded on our second night to a much bigger and cleaner room with a balcony and a view of the sea.

The hotel is located at the end of the strip with a taxi rank right outside the hotel.
If you are looking for a bit of an escape and don't plan on spending a lot of time in doors then this is the perfect hotel for you. There is an abunance of great resaurants on the beach from and bars galore no more than a five minute walk from your bedroom door.
Would definatly return.

Room Tip: Book a room with a Balcony, it will be worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

simple hotel,standard rooms...has everything you need,the price and location play the main role.was not cleaned daily and we had to change towels ourselves,better dont take breakfast(ita paid extra) there are a lot of coffes around with the same prices

Room Tip: better take rooms not to the strip side,and you would not hear anything
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our experience at this hotel was awful. Unless you like to party until 6am this hotel is not for you because you will not be sleeping because of the noise. The hotel is right in the center of the downtown and close to the beach so i will give it that. But not a very pretty view. The guy checking us in was not helpful. He didn't give us any information about the surroundings or give us a map. The parking for the hotel is right across the street in a parking deck but it is expensive...like 26euros for 24 hours. Our room was ok. The shower didn't have a regular shower head so you had to hold it to wash yourself. The beds were not comfortable and the hotel was loud! Especially if you are facing the street it was like spring break in Cancun right outside our window.

Room Tip: Maybe on the top floor it wouldn't be so bad but I think every room faces a street
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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carlisle
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

stayed at the Baltum 19th July, 1 week. Booked balcony room, small balcony but ok for 2. Room overlooked the strip, and the main taxi rank, it was noisy at night..but a few Gin & Tonics later you wont hear it!!..lovely room , air con, hairdryer nice bathroom, towels changed everyday, Hotel was spot on, bar below was very popular, small beer 1.50 euro large 1.80 euro, most bars had happy hour till 8pm.. still very reasonable, had a lovely meal and drinks over a few days at Flavours excellent place.. couple drinks at the geordie viking, nice and chilled..vegas bar most nites, good entertainment on and lovely staff, met some lovely people, totally enjoyed our stay, never heard any complaints. it was lovely to be center of everything could walk to old or new town no taxis needed..overall brill holiday..love albuferia, and will be back.. would def stay again. x just a note Zantis restaraunt was the worst one i have ever been to.. waited 45 minutes and still not took our dinner order.. the staff started to avoid us after time..and rowed between each other, was awful we complained and left, only bad experience we had.x

Room Tip: we were in room 107 faced the strip, good to people watch, the sun from 3pm till 9pm red hot!! love...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The hotel is very well maintened. It has all the comfort and is located at very center of city life and night life of albufeira.
The hotel is noisy at night since is located on top of the Famous Albufeira Strip. Life in the hotel is very limited because rooms are very small and balcony stay exposed to the sun, impossible to stand on balcony till sunset

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Baltum
Address: Avenida 25 de Abril 26, Albufeira 8200-014, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #46 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Baltum 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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