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“Great Holiday!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Maritur
Ranked #69 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Holiday!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We are a 22 and 26 year old couple and just got back from a weeks stay at the hotel and we had such a great time! The area is very quiet there is only a bar, small supermarket and chinese down the road and that is about it! its about a 5-10 minute drive out of the town, a taxi costs around €9 to get there. you can get the bus every hour which costs €2.20 but you have to change halfway. the hotel need to make this more clearer as we ended up at the bus station the first time we tried and then had to get another ticket!

its a 5 minute walk to the beach, there is a choice of a small beach or one a bit bigger, 2 of the most beautiful beaches you will find and so much better than the main albufeira beach. they both have a lovely bar next to them where you can buy drinks/lunch.

we went half-board and the food was really nice, you have the choice of a buffet of food in the morning with fresh fruit, meat and cereals. you can also order a cooked breakfast of eggs, sausages and bacon which was fantastic.

the evening meal was a choice of a meat and fish with vegetables, salad and potatoes/rice. there wasn't much to choose from but the standard of food is excellent. special compliments to both ladies who cook breakfast and dinner they were both so friendly and polite, a real credit to the hotel. we asked the lady who cooks in the evening to come home with us she's that good!

there are 3 pools, 2 outside which were freezing cold most of the time but grab yourself a bat and ball and you get used to the temperature after a while! the other was inside that nobody used as its so dark and dingy in that room! you could make a horror movie in there! the pools outside could have been cleaned a little better or a lot more frequently.

all the staff working at the hotel are brilliant, they all speak perfect english and will do anything for you but there is no entertainment at all in the evening. there is a 5* hotel down the road that we went to a few evenings as there is much more atmosphere there and entertainment on a few evenings (you have to check out this hotel! it is amazing!) there is a bar in the maritur but it is not used much. they need to put a bell on the bar and a few menu's as you have to wait for someone to come from the reception part next door.

overall the hotel is great if you want a nice relaxing beach holiday but not if you want something more lively. it was perfect for us as we just needed a week away in the sun and for such a cheap price we would not hesitate to go back to this hotel. thanks for a lovely time maritur!

also be sure to check out zoomarine (around €25 return trip in a taxi) and slide and splash waterpark (transfer available from bus stop if you buy ticket from reception), both fantastic!

Room Tip: make sure you get a room with a sea view!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Emily R
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, General Manager at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear Emily R Thank you so very much for the taking the time to review our Hotel, and for the great photos you posted. Of the many things that can be said about Hotels, very few are as rewarding as a simple "thank you" for the day to day efforts of its staff. First and foremost, hospitality is made by people for people, and I will personally make sure our kitchen and restaurant staff are aware of your kind words.
Concerning the pools, the Algarve is blessed with the most hours of light per day in Europe and during the day, we choose to use the brilliant sun as the indoor pool's lighting source. We will however, study your comments regarding this internally and re-evaluate if required.
Should you ever considerer returning to sunny Albufeira in the future, feel free to contact me at anytime.

Kind Regards,

Fernando Augusto
General Manager
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed here for one night but booked 2 weeks as we thought it wasn't too far from the town centre and near a beach, restaurants etc. on the day of our arrival we had a look around and it was very very quiet. None of the restaurants were open, it's in a resedantial area. The "beach" was very disappointing covered in litter and not much sand. The room was ok, quite small and very dated. Balcony good size but swimming pools looked tiny! No one was there, was far too quiet.

We decided to look elsewhere because it certainly wasn't what we expected. Definitely a hotel for the more mature guests as there was literally nothing to do, had a hire car about a 15 min drive to main centre. I would not class the hotel as **** because it was dated, lacking any personality and not well equipped (no kettle in room either)
So if you are looking for a hotel quite far from it all with not wanting to do much it would suit. We then went to sbest lose to the town centre, much better as could walk to a choice of stunning beaches, restaurants, bars etc.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank L240
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, General Manager at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Dear L240 Thank you for your review. Regarding your observations, allows us to inform that our location is 3 KM away from the town center and the main downtown area; that location is quite visible on the main Map applications on the web and in our own website, so if you were looking for an hotel close to the busy & noisy nightlife of Albufeira we are sorry that we weren't able to deliver on that expectation, even though the Hotel is extremely well connected to the center via the bus stop. We would also like to thank you for noting the quietness of our Hotel - we strive to provide our guests with quietness and relaxation. Even though the Hotel does get quietter during the day that is because most of our guests spend the entire day on the 2 beaches that are within walking distance of the Hotel.
Regarding the kettles, indeed we have no kettles in the room, but we do have them upon request on our Reception.
Finally, we are sorry we were not able to fullfill your expectations, but perhaps we were not the type of Hotel you were looking for. Should you eventually look for a quiet, relaxing, and out of the main area Hotel if you return to Albufeira, we are more than happy to welcome you back.

Kind Regards,
Fernando Augusto
director@hotelmaritur.com
General Manager
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Sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

My brother and I visited this hotel 24 June for four nights and i advise you to ignore any negative reviews you might tread for this hotel - those that have something to complain about at this hotel will always find something to complain about!
The hotel is what it is and does it very well. It is effeciently and well run, is friendly, peaceful and quiet, spotlessly clean and well equipped. If you're looking for a hotel that throws entertainment at you then go elsewhere. There's no music nor bar at the poolside but this brings a peaceful and relaxing environment and less kids! (you can get drinks form the bar and take down to pool if you desire)
We only stayed B&B but the breakfast was great quality - you want 5* star food then go and pay 5* prices. There is nothing wrong with the selection and quality of food at breakfast here.
We ate at the Pizza restaurant one evening and agin nothing bad to report
The room was one of the best i've stayed in anywhere in Mediterranean Europe and the bathroom was decorated and equipped to a standard that would embarrass most UK hotels
Taxi's to the centre of Albufiera cost approx. Eu6 each way and take less than 10 mins but this is worth it for the peace and tranquillity you get from been slightly out of town
So that's it - book it, get there, chill and relax

Room Tip: Don't be disappointed if you can only get a land view room - very quiet and pleasing views eithe...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank 1962RN
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, General Manager at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Dear R N Thank you very much for the taking the time to review your stay in our company. It is our goal as an hotel to make sure we do our very best in fullfilling the expectations we create to our guests: from our off centre location, our relaxed and friendly approach to hospitality and the value for money our Hotel represents, all things considered. One thing that we cannot emphasize enough is the sheer size of our rooms, its bathrooms and balconies. We are very glad that you noticed it, and shared it with the world.
Should you ever come back to Portugal and to the Algarve, let me know. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you back to our Hotel.
Kind Regards,
Fernando Augusto
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

The room I stayed in was very big and clean. The hotel is close to 2 wonderful beaches and the Marina. I enjoyed my stay, the staff was very friendly and since I was travelling alone they would always have a little chat with me and they were very helpful too.
Very relaxed atmosphere so if you want a nice relaxing stay with lots of sun and beautiful beach 3 minutes away from you door - this is a place for you!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank B_Vaida
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, General Manager at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear B_Vaida Thank you for your kind words toward our Hotel, its location and our staff. I will personally make sure they are aware of your feedback. If you decide to revisit the Algarve - and you should as there's more to it than meets the eye - , feel free to contact me at anytime should you need anything.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our company.

Kind regards,
Fernando Augusto
General Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

my wife and I are just back from 7 nights in the Hotel Matitur in Albuferia.Overall the holiday was good, the big let down was the evening meal.Two choices fish or meat, never totally hot, choice of veg very poor, on two consecutive nights we had frozen mixed veg, followed by two nights of cabbage, then surprise surprise vegetable soup, full of cabbage.The starters and sweets were good as was the breakfast, so it was a surprise how average the evening meal was, a view shared by several guests, who like us will not venture back.

Room Tip: there are only two floors, a sea view will cost you extra, but worth it
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank normanfowler3
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Fernando A, General Manager at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Dear normanfowler3 Thank you for you constructive criticism, its this sort of feedback that goes a long way in helping us improve our standard of service. We are however pleased that in the overall we were able to meet your expectations, and leave the guarantee that the points you raised will be improved upon.
Should you need anything from us, feel free to contact me at director@hotelmaritur.com. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in a near future.

Kind regards,
Fernando Augusto
director@hotelmaritur.com
General Manager
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dublin ireland
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

the hotel maritur was a lovely surprise. the room had a great view of the ocean and beyond. no high rise and there was a lovely quaint atmosphere reminiscent of greece from the rooms terrace. There was a lovely table and chairs on the large terrace with portuguese tiles on the table. The grounds were lovely and compact with 2 swimming pools. The lounge /reception area was very nicely decorated with great seating and t.v.Breakfast also was excellent with fresh fruit,coconut yogurt, and cooked breakfast available. The bedroom and bathroom was very clean and well stocked with great products. It is in a beautiful upmarket area with a great choice of beaches and restaurants around.Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: the rooms at the back of the hotel all seem to have great sea views.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank rosemary s
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Fernando A, General Manager at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Dear rosemary s First of all, allow us to thank you both for your comments on Hotel Maritur and specially, for choosing our Hotel to enjoy your well earned break in Albufeira. We could try to point out the great things about the Hotel, but you and our guests actually do it so much better than us! Its extremely rewarding for us to see that our recent changes in the decor for the bar/lounge area didn't go unnoticed and on a personal note, noticing the portuguese tiles on the balconies is just fantastic. Portugal has a centuries old tradition in expertly working beautiful mosaics, and it is something that is definetly worth looking into should you return to Portugal. And if you do, nothing would please us more than welcoming you back at our Hotel.
Best regards,
Fernando Augusto
director@hotelmaritur.com
General Manager
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Alicante, Spain
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Excellent standard/beautiful location /quiet yet near to main areas (taxi 5 euros)
up the hill from a fab cove and bar/fish restaurant overlooking the beach.
great sea view room /large and well equipped.we will stay again .
free parking which is a bonus.

Room Tip: ask for sea view
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank anne h
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Fernando A, General Manager at Hotel Maritur, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Dear anneh Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Hotel Maritur with the world. Indeed our quiet yet close-to-everything location makes our Hotel a perfect spot to rest in. Specially, as you pointed out, while enjoying the inspiring sea views.
Should you need anything else from the Hotel or have any questions, feel free to contact me to director@hotelmaritur.com at anytime.

Kind regards,
Fernando Augusto
General Manager
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Property: Hotel Maritur
Address: Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#35 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#40 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Maritur 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Maritur offers outdoor and a heated indoor swimming pool, and spacious rooms with furnished balconies. It takes a 5-minute walk to reach Praia de Sao Rafael Beach or the nearby Arrifes Beach.All air-conditioned rooms have TV with satellite channels and a work desk, and each one boasts marble bathrooms fitted with amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.At Maritur, guests can take work-out in the gym or relax in the on-site hot tub. A game of tennis can be enjoyed on the sports courts.Hotel Maritur's restaurant serves Mediterranean specialities including seafood delicacies, and a pizzeria is also available on site. Guests can unwind with a glass of local wine on the poolside terrace.Maritur Hotel is 3 km from Albufeira city centre. The hotel is located 800 metres from Albufeira's Marina. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Albufeira
Albufeira Best Western
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