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“Great location, clean, safe and lovely views”
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Hotel Frentomar
Ranked #63 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great location, clean, safe and lovely views”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This little hotel is in a fantastic location, 50 metres from the elevator that takes you down to the gorgeous sandy beaches, a very short stroll to the old town & is in a quiet little street. The room was cleaned everyday & fresh towels provided. The views from the rooms with balconys are gorgeous so would definitely recommend one of those rooms. If upon first inspection you think the safety deposit box is broken it actually isnt and you need to obtain the lock & key from reception. To sum the place up ~ a very clean and safe hotel in a great location with a bargain price!

Room Tip: The views from the rooms with balconys are gorgeous so would definitely recommend one of those rooms...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

A great hotel at a really low cost!
In the older parts of Albufeira, 10 minutes walk from the marina and just a few minutes from the restaurants in the old town. Just a minute´s walk from the hotel is the elevator(!) or stairs that take you down to the beautiful beach.
We had a great view of the sea and the beach from our balcony. The room was small but had everything we needed including a fridge, and everything was very clean and well kept.
I would definitley go back to this charming little hotel!

  • Stayed September 2010
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

Frentomar was a very simple family-run hotel, but had everything we needed, and was a fantastic deal for that location. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and were extremely accommodating. The location was also unbeatable - a 2 minute walk to the beach, and restaurants close by. Having a refrigerator in the room was also really helpful. The rooms with the sea view are a MUST. Waking up and seeing the ocean every morning was too amazing for words.
The safety boxes were broken, but we never felt extremely safe here. I also would have liked to have a telephone in the room, but there was one in the cafe across the street, which was ideal. I can whole-heartedly say I would definitely come back here!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Northern Ireland
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

My partner and I stayed for a week in July. On the plus side the hotel is spotlessly clean, and the view of the sea from the rooms at the back of the hotel are amazing. Thankfully the maid service mops the floors each day and refreshes the towels, as things can become a little sandy after a day at the beach. Our room had no air-conditioning, but the nights were cool enough.

We didn't try the breakfast at 4 euro per person provided by the hotel. According to Bruno - at reception, it was continental, consisting of bread and jam etc. Instead we bought ham and cheese from the local mini market and some baps, for less than 5 euros, and had breakfast and a beach lunch for the day.

The one problem we had was with our airport pickup. The hotel advertises airport pick up for 30 euro per couple. We arranged our pick up with Bruno via email before we arrived. The taxi did not arrive. We were stranded at the airport and had to pay an airport taxi £50 euros to take us to the hotel, which wasn't as much as it could have been, as the taxi driver knew where he was going.
If the hotel wants to offer airport pick up they really should have a dedicated form for each potential resident to complete with all their details and a contact number of the third party pick up service they use. Even though we forwarded our flight details and time, no one checked them thoroughly and apparently they thought we were arriving at 12 midnight instead of 12 noon, which was very annoying.

The last thing that's worth mentioning is the restaurant right next to the hotel, O Penedo. It has a lovely terrace overlooking the bay, and is excellent. The staff are amazing and the food is delicious and reasonably priced. Like a lot of restaurants in Portugal bread, cheese, pate and olives are offered when you take your table, again it's all delicious. However, only accept what you want as you will be charged for each item individually, and send it all away if you don't want anything.

All in all I would definitely recommend Frentomar as clean, secure, budget accommodation.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Roscommon, Ireland
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Reviewed June 30, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for 9 days from 12th June, 2010. I would call it more of a guesthouse than a hotel, as there was no bar or restuarant. However it was very clean and in a superb location in the Old town of Albufeira. We had a large sea-view room with balcony and went to sleep every night to the sound of the waves. The room itself was basic enough but had everything one would expect, including a t.v and fridge. There was no safe in the room but that was not a problem as the place felt very secure and is family run. The bathroom was adequate but there were no toiletries supplied, so bring your own soap.!!!
All in all, if you are looking for good but basic accomodation in a fantastic location, at a very reasonable price, you cannot fault the Frentomar. They also supply a transfer service from and to the airport, if you e-mail them before you go, at €30 each way.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Warszawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2010

Best choice for the price. Rooms have large balconies with beautiful see-view through the coast. Very friendly and helpful staff. The best address in the city

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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essex
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Reviewed October 18, 2009

basic hotel but had everythng we needed and i recommend booking room with sea view because the views are outstanding. The staff were very helpful and spoke good english aswell. Great place to stay if you want to be close to everything and literally 1 minute form the gorgeous beach. We Stayed for 3 nights and couldnt fault it one bit.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Frentomar
Address: Rua Latino Coelho, Albufeira 8200-150, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
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#15 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Frentomar 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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