We had arrived in the Algarve on New Years Eve and after a week at our first hotel - we arrived at the Baia Grande the second week in January. We were greated by very pleasant and helpful reception staff and were pleased with the room we had been allocated. I had sent an e-mail requesting a sea view room and we had been given a large corner room with a lovely view of the pool and sea. The room was large, bright and very clean and well equipped including a flat screen TV. The only improvement would have been tea and coffee making facilities - these could be purchased at the bar however.
The hotel is in a very residential area, so was quiet at this time of year, we did however have a car so drove into Albufeira and Gale. There was also a shuttle service to the local beach and into Albufeira which the hotel provided free of charge. There is a lovely beach which we walked to called rabbit beach and also some lovely cliff top walks in the area so plenty to do.
The hotel was very quiet and relaxing due to it being January, but there was still entertainment in the piano bar 3 times during the week. The food in the restaurant was very enjoyable - something to suit most tastes and the staff and service was excellent. There is a reading room / sun deck on the top floor of the hotel which was most welcome as the weather was not always warm enough to enjoy the pool area.
A very relaxing and well run hotel and one which we would definitely return to in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the Algarve, the Baia Grande Hotel is 3km from the center of Albufeira and 750mts from the Coelha Beach. Four star high quality with 131 rooms, spacious play areas and gardens, providing an elegant, comfortable and relaxing environment. Located 750 meters from Coelha Beach and 3 kilometres from the centre of Albufeira, Baia Grande Hotel with amazing sea views has 131 spacious rooms, play areas and gardens. Of the 131 rooms 10 are Senior Suites with Sea View, 2 Junior Suites with Land View, 80 rooms with Sea View and 39 with Land View. All rooms are equipped with 2 single beds (for up to 1 extra bed), private bathroom, LCD TV with satellite channels, individual air-conditioning, minibar, safe, direct telephone and balcony. In the public areas are 1 restaurant, the "Mermaid Restaurant" where you can taste buffet breakfast or dinner overlooking the pool and theme nights (includes barbecue in summer), also available à la carte menu. The "Piano Bar" overlooking the sea where you can enjoy live music and great cocktails and "Neptune Bar", located next to the pool where you can enjoy snacks, light meals and drinks throughout the day. Hotel Baia Grande also offers indoor heated pool, outdoor swimming pool for adults and children, Jacuzzi (in both pools), sauna, massage and treatment room, table tennis, billiards, table football, giant chess game, free WI-FI internet in all the hotel, live music, a limousine service, rent-a-car, TV and reading room, private parking and transportation for hotel guests to Albufeira (4 times per day, 7 days a week) and Praia da Gale (Monday to Friday, 3 times per day). The reception is open 24 hours. Baia Grande Hotel has 4 meeting rooms for your events, "Sao Rafael", "Sesmarias", "Albufeira" and "Atlantico" with a maximum capacity of 300 people. The Baia Grande Hotel can also organize your banquets, weddings, company parties and other special occasions meet your needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baia Grande Albufeira
- Baia Grande Hotel Albufeira