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Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel
Ranked #9 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant hotel”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Just returned from Hotel Velamar, Olhos, D'Agua, Albufeira. A brilliant hotel, clean, well run and well appointed. The staff are very efficient and extrememly helpful yet keep a very calm relaxed atmosphere within the hotel. Bar and snack bar prices are very reasonable. Will certainly go back there.

also visit Cantinho Do Mar bar restaurante for good food and wine at very low prices!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just got back from hotel and had a great time! Some useful points for you all to know -

The hotel is situated in a nice little village only 10 minutes out of the Albufeira - only 6/7 Euro's in a taxi if you wanted to go into the busier town but we found the local area more relaxing and enjoyable.

The room was spotless when we arrived and cleaned every day we were there. The bed was a nice double bed and gave us a good nights sleep every night. The room comes with a lovely balcony with enough space to sit out on. The room has no self catering facilities - not even a kettle (not a problem for us but may be for some). The decor was well finished and the room had good lighting and air con. The safes were available for a small daily charge on a daily basis (i think around 3 euro's).

The breakfast was great - a range of cereals, a large range of fresh fruit, meats, breads and muffins/baked goods! Juices, coffee and tea are all available. More then enough to last you through the day and great quality - the food is constantly re stocked throughout breakfast. The breakfast room is situated on the top floor of the hotel and has great 360 degree views through the glass windows - and another massive balcony to sit out on if you wish.

The closest beach was beautiful, lovely sand, very clean, a short 10 minute walk and has great facilities to eat etc.

There are a selection of local bars and restaurants - I would certainly recommend the local Indian Tiffany's = (turn right out of the hotel and second place on your right). It was the best meal we had all holiday and the best Indian we have ever had - we went twice. Great service and out of this world food.

We got a day trip for 14 Euros each through the hotel reception - they booked it for us. We went to a local morning market which was a great experience and then went on to Vilamoura Marina - which was stunning. Well worth the money and i would recommend people to review the range of day trips they do and go on one that suits them - great value!

We have been to Portugal twice and this was y far the best and i would go again!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful hotel situated a short taxi away from the new strip or old town. Smaller hotel so ideal for couples, the staff are extremely friendly and they have a lovely bar for nightcaps in the evening, as well as a snack bar during the day. Looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

just got back from hotel velamar, its just the perfect relaxing holiday. the rooms are spacious and cleaned everyday. just one little moan, take a kettle has there is none in the room, there is a hairdryer and small fridge in the room. the pool area is very relaxing but dull till after lunch when the sun comes round, the bar area is lovely. jollies restarurant about 50yards away is lovely its only small but very good. there are many beaches about 15-20 minutes walk away, all well worth the walk, olhos d'agau beaches is only small but there are a few shops bars and cafes in the village, each beaches has either a beach bar or bars shops and cafes nearby.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Essex
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hotel was great for the money we paid. Rooms are spacious and very clean with plenty of wardddrobe space. Only gripe I would have is that there was quite a lot of noise above my room, I could even hear their hairdryer plus foot steps etc so didn't get much sleep but apart from the that which was not the fault of the hotel I would definitely recommend this hotel. The breakfast was lovely and fresh and I loved the fruit salad. As the hotel is qutie small it is very friendly and we spoke and chatted to lots of people. The staff are also a credit to the hotel and always had a smile. The drinks in the bar are good too (bigger measures than outside places) . You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

My girlfriend and i have just returned from our second stay in as many years at this fantastic hotel .We cant thank the staff enough for our 11 night stay,We would like to thank Antonio and all the bar staff, to the reception staff whom were first class and to the cleaners who also were fantastic oh and not forgetting the breakfast staff thanks to all of you for a fantastic holiday this is why we are going to book again for next year,This hotel is great value for money it feels more like a 4-5 star and yet its a 3 star the food is 1st class ,drinks cheap and the cracks mighty,so if your looking value for money this is the place to go, So see you all next year at the Velamar cant wait thanks .stella and chris

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Just returned yesterday from the The Velamar. Great hotel! Lovely little resort and the people were great. My husband and I wanted a relaxing break and that's exactly what we got! Won't be long until we return and we can't wait!

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Property: Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel
Address: Estrada de Albufeira | Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200-609, Portugal (Formerly Velamar Sun & Beach Hotel)
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2002, the Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel is located between the pleasant fishing village of Olhos d'Agua and the famous Santa Eulalia Beach, in Albufeira. This 3-Star Hotel has 73 Rooms and 2 Suites. It provides excellent facilities, including a breakfast room with a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, an outdoor swimming pool and a free private parking. The Hotel is 900 meters away from Maria Luisa Beach and a stroll away from restaurants and supermarkets. Only at 6 kilometers away from the historic center of Albufeira, the Velamar Boutique Hotel ensures serenity and comfort to the guests. ... more   less 
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