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“A nice hotel in a quiet, lovely, beach town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Residencial Salema

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Hotel Residencial Salema
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Salema
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A nice hotel in a quiet, lovely, beach town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

A friend and I were traveling though the Algarve after a conference, and found the town of Salema to be a perfect fit for what we wanted in a beach town. The Hotel Salema was also a great fit. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts were very filling you just had to wait until the bread man came town for the breakfast pastries.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor, and the room had a lovely view and was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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1 Thank ShannonRS7
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hotel is nothing fancy, but a nice spot for a great beach in Portugal. We were there in mid-June, so there were not a ton of people, but that was perfect for us. The staff was great and we met some great folks at the bar in the lobby. Rooms are clean, and we had a nice balcony that overlooked a bit of beach. The beach is a hop away and although there is not a lot of action in Salema, it was the perfect relaxing beach vacation for us.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed 4 nights in September at the Hotel Residencial Salema. It's location right on the beach could not be beat. The hotel rooms are modest, each with a balcony facing the beach. The rooms are typically as most hotels in Europe compact but, our room was more than adequate. Our number 1 priority is always hotel cleanliness and it was clean. We originally booked for two nights but asked if we could stay 2 more nights and they accomodated our request. This hotel has a small lift which was convenient. The included buffet breakfast was good with a fresh selection of sweet and savory breads placed on your table at time of seating. The hotel staff were helpful when asked for their help. Salema is a lovely little beach side community. We enjoyed our stay there and would stay again at Hotel Residencial if we ever have the opportunity.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank OHSee1111
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Leeds
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87 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Salema is very quiet with only two bars and a handful of restaurants. Great if that's your thing and is a world away from garish albuefueria.

It's the only hotel in salema, it's dated and basic but good value for money. You can walk from one end to the other in 5 minutes

Room was ok great sea view. Large king size bed, wardrobe and tv and that's it. Very dated. Bathroom in 301 was quite large but a bit musty and damp

Breakfast is basic and all cold but ok

The O buzio tapas bar next door was great value for money

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 katycrunchie
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Clean, no frills hotel thats perfect for a quiet beach getaway in this charming little town. It's far away from the noise of Lagos, and close to all the restaurants and bars in town.

The owners are really nice and very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zahra H
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

A friend and I stayed here for a few nights. Great location as it is steps away from the beach. It's true the hotel is a bit dated but it is extremely clean and the staff are very friendly. Each room has a balcony allowing for a place to dry swimsuits and to sit while the sun goes down. We complained one morning of having been awoken (as was nearly everyone else) by a drunk from the bar nearby and were told later in the day that they had spoken to the bar to keep better track of their patrons. No more issues after that. We were on the 2nd floor so no view of the beach to speak of.

Room Tip: Higher floors will have more privacy from street and a better view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bettinak_5
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Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed for one night at the end of August. The bad first: Firstly, parking is a huge problem, there is only one beach in this town, so parking is not easy to find. Secondly, our welcome was also not very friendly. Thirdly, the room - very old, dated, the air conditioning did not work and at night with the patio doors open to try to cool down it was very noisy, there is a bar across the road and in the hotel on ground level. The good: location, location, location...you can walk to the beach, and there is a pretty good restaurant on the beach, good service. The hotel - it was clean and the service staff was very friendly. The breakfast was not bad, standard continental. I was glad we were only spending one night though.

Room Tip: Try to stay on the upper floors, I think it is quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Engela001
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Property: Hotel Residencial Salema
Address: Rua 28 de Janeiro, Salema 8650-200, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Salema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Salema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residencial Salema 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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