Baltum Hotel

  • Distance to center 0.0Km
  • Distance to airport 39.0Km
  • Distance to beach 0.05Km
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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258 reviews

Just about 100m from the famous Praia dos Pescadores you will find the Hotel Baltum in a magnificent location in the heart of downtown Albufeira. It was completely renovated in ... Continue reading

Just about 100m from the famous Praia dos Pescadores you will find the Hotel Baltum in a magnificent location in the heart of downtown Albufeira. It was completely renovated in 2014 and is just five minutes walking distance from the beach.

It is also very convenient for shopping and discovering authentic Portuguese foods at Albufeira's numerous restaurant and bars, no matter if you're looking for a romantic dinner or a family meal.

The International Airport Faro is about 30 minutes by car from the hotel.


  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non smoking throughout

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • Luggage storage


Room facilities

The 51 rooms are elegantly decorated, mostly in blue and white to create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. All of them are equipped with the following standard amenities: Air conditioning, safety deposit box, flat screen TV, private bathroom with hairdryer, free WiFi, twin beds or double bed as well as chair and arm chair.
Some hotel rooms also have a private furnished balcony.

Other Information

Jacuzzi /on the roof top), safe deposit box (in the room), WiFi

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Baltum Hotel in Albufeira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Baltum Hotel in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Baltum Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.

Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.

Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.

While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.

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While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.

Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.

One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.


Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.


After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.


From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.


During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

27°C Low 20°C
Today: Thu 27 Oct
25°C Low 18°C
Fri 28 Oct
25°C Low 16°C
Sat 29 Oct
26°C Low 17°C
Sun 30 Oct
24°C Low 18°C
Mon 31 Oct

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Questions and Answers about Baltum Hotel

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3 Questions | 5 Answers

Hi Kaz
The hotels website describes all rooms
For guests who love to while away an afternoon on the balcony, watching the sun set and Albufeira's nightlife start to come alive,

Added 7 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, team member

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Hello berta
That would depend on which deposit option you choose if you call our sales line we can give you a deposit price with due dates for your particular holiday

Added 1 year ago.

By Zara.Drant, team member

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You can select the payment option you require but in most cases the final balance is paid 4 weeks before your travel date.

Added 1 year ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, team member

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Hi Tracy, this property does not feature a pool.

Added 1 year, 5 months ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, team member

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Hello, This property does not have a pool, Regards

Added 1 year, 5 months ago.

By Leanne, team member

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