As the title suggests, this is our third time to the Hotel Velamar and Olhos De Agua, over the last three years.
We travelled as a family of five (children of 15, 12 and 7) and although we arrived on a later flight we were met at reception with a smile and made to feel very welcome. As it was early in the season, whilst the resort was fairly quiet we found the hotel to be reasonably busy, which is always a good sign. We stayed B&B and left breakfast as late as we dared - served to 10:30 - before making our way to (for some mornings) a very busy service, not to worry though as there was always a table or one came available, which was cleaned and prep’d very quickly. Plenty of choice at breakfast for all of us: cereals, juices, yoghurt, savoury meats and cheese, or for our kids croissants and cakes!
There was some maintenance going on at the hotel, for example the odd broken tile was being replaced by the pool area and cleaning the exterior walls, though none of this caused any inconvenience.
We went to a couple of our favourites: Soft Caffe with Bruno and his family and Nelsons (which is a bit further up into Olhos), both of which offer reasonably priced snacks and light meals. We also visited the clean and sandy beaches, we suggest Praia Marie Luisa is the better one.
We find this location suits ourselves, it is a fairly quiet area and a good base if you want to explore this part of the Algarve.
Overall, we enjoyed our week and our stay at the Velamar and thoroughly recommend this place - it is safe, cleaned daily and delivers a standard of service above the three star rating.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Velamar Hotel Albufeira
- Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve