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Polana Residence Hotel
Ranked #140 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Cheshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Would use again”
Reviewed September 6, 2007

Rooms were small and basic but very clean. Luckily i requested a balcony on booking and we had a lovely big balcony at the back. Most rooms just had windows which wouldnt be very good. The air conditioning was a bit dodgy! one minute it worked the next it wouldnt! We had to ask a maid to sort it out in the end then it was ok. No shower just a bath which was a bit of a dissapointment. In a noisy spot so wouldnt reccomend for those who go to bed before 4am!! We went half board, meals and facilities were at the nearby hotel california but werent up to much - breakfast was rubbish! If we went again we would go self catering as everything is on your doorstep. We ate out near enough every day and every restaurant we ate at was fantastic. You get a bit spoilt for choice. Overall it was an enjoyable stay, brilliant location for everything including the beach which is literally just around the corner. Would use again but make sure you get a balcony and go self catering.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Noisy, lack of facilities
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2007

I wouldnt really describe this as being a hotel, rather just a building with rooms, all facilities were available for use at the sister hotel, california, which was about 30 seconds walk away.
the Polana was very clean and rooms were fitted with air conditioning and tv's, rooms were cleaned and towels changed every day.
The Polana was in an ideal location, the square being 2 minutes away in one direction, and the beach about 4minutes in the opposite direction, which by the way is a lovely beach.
the downfalls of the Polana were that it was very noisy into the early hours of the morning due to people coming in from their night out, and the corridors are all tiled so the whole building echoes.
Also the lift is like something from fawlty towers, we had to go up the first flight to get to it, and we were on the second floor, but when we pressed floor 2 in the lfit. we ended up on what was floor 2 and a half, so had to walk down a flight to get to second floor. very bizarre.
Our room was at the back and had a lovely patio area, I feel the rooms at the front may have been quite noisy due to overlooking the busy main street, these rooms also had a balcony but were very narrow so you wouldnt be able to sit out.
T pool in Hotel California was quite small nice and clean, not alot of sunbeds however for sunbathing.
the dining area was also very nice, and gave the choice of sitting inside or out.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — noise
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Polana Residence Hotel

Property: Polana Residence Hotel
Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 32, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#47 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the vibrant heart of the old town of Albufeira with her restaurants and bars.The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the beach.This, for the most part, recently renovated hotel has a cozy, modern and friendly atmosphere.The hotel has comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms, some with terrace, all with tv and airconditing. In the morning you can enjoy a full continental breakfast.There is 24 hours reception available. ... more   less 
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