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!
- 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
- Best Western Maritur
- Hotel Maritur Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve