We have just returned from a visit the Algarve staying for 5 nights at the Velamar. It was our first visit and as usual we had looked at the reviews to see what to expect! We were not disappointed and found the stay excellent value for money.
Our room overlooking the pool, 121, was a little dark as the sun only reached our balcony at the very end of the day. However as it was very warm weather it did give us somewhere to sit in the shade! The room itself was spotless and cleaned daily by cheerful maids. I loved the breakfast as I enjoy fresh fruit, rolls and jam. I did not expect a cooked breakfast so was not disappointed. Visitors did however use the toasting facilities to make cheese/ham on toast! The view from the breakfast room was lovely.
The pool was fine to cool off in but not for serious swimmers as one end was rather shallow. Plenty sunbeds surrounded the pool.
We walked to the 2 beaches, Olhos d'Agua and the Maria Luisa. We did prefer the Maria Luisa as it was almost deserted and more interesting with just one restaurant/snack bar as opposed to the busier Olhos d'Agua beach.
Staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful. The food in the breakfast room was constantly replaced and there was no shortage of anything.
Yes! We would go again.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included