I'm just back from a week at the Maritur hotel and how it got four stars I'll never know?!
Bad points-Nothing of any great interest near the hotel apart from the beach which is about a ten minute walk away, don't be fooled by the main photo, the hotel isn't right at the beach, there's a lot of land between the hotel and the sea.It costs around €10 in a taxi to the new town if you're looking for some entertainment.The food was way below average, continental breakfast was ok but if you wanted anything cooked ie bacon or eggs, you had to ask, there was no sign up advising this, I only knew because I noticed someone else doing it. It comes on a small side plate with only two items on it?! Hardly worth the hassle!Dinner was supposed to be buffet but it was changed after the 2nd day to the waiter asking you to pick either the fish or the meat dish! Two choices?! The quality of food was well below average and I advise you to eat elsewhere if you stay here.The indoor pool was very cold and the jacuzzi only worked properly for one day! The pool area was a bit dull, hardly any lights were on or working properly.
Good points- The staff are very helpful and friendly and the hotel is very clean and you get a great view of the ocean if you you pick a sea view room. The indoor gym has very good equipment in it.
Overall I would avoid this hotel for a while, it seems to have changed hands recently and they're still adjusting things, t-shirts at the gift shop and the plates still have the old hotels name(marium) on them.
- 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