Eden Resort

  • Highly Rated Family Friendly Resort
  • Three Swimming Pools
  • Free Shuttle Bus to Beach
  • Daytime Shuttle Bus to Old Town
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The four-star superior Eden Resort is a relaxing village complex for families and couples. Combining traditional Portuguese architecture with modern interiors and lush tropical ... Continue reading

The four-star superior Eden Resort is a relaxing village complex for families and couples. Combining traditional Portuguese architecture with modern interiors and lush tropical gardens, the hotel is located on 11 hectares of green areas and leisure in the central Algarve, just five minutes away from stunning sandy beaches.

With recognition of quality by the Portuguese tourism authorities, Eden Resort has a low density build of only 20% with a great choice of holiday homes varying from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom villas, all offering modern facilities for a comfortable stay. All are finished to high specifications with ensuite bathrooms, well-tended gardens, terraces or balconies, televisions, fully-equipped kitchens and air-conditioning. Eden Resort also features several technological innovations, such as intelligent climate control system, powered by solar panels, and has been awarded the Oscar for Energy Efficiency.

Guests at Eden Resort can relax by one of the hotel’s three outdoor swimming pools, or take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus to the beautiful beach and soak up the famed Algarve sunshine. For some serious pampering, take advantage of the hotel’s spa and wellness centre, complete with indulgent treatments, a sauna and Turkish bath. If travelling as a family, the hotel also offers two outdoor children's pools and a kids’ club to keep the children occupied and an entertainment program during high season.

For delicious cuisine, look no further than Eden’s Resort buffet-restaurant, Pecado. Serving international and local fare, the restaurant is bound to keep tastebuds happy. There’s also a snack-bar by the swimming pool and the Apple Bar with a stunning panoramic terrace, serving refreshing beverages with seasonal entertainment.

Eden Resort is ideally situated to explore all that Albufeira has to offer, with a shuttle bus available to take guests to Albufeira’s old town. Guests can also enjoy outdoor pursuits with bicycle rental and walking areas available from the hotel.

Activities

  • Three outdoor swimming pools
  • One indoor swimming pool
  • Sun lounger and parasols
  • Sauna and Turkish bath
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Treatments and massages (local charge)
  • Vichy shower
  • Tennis/football field
  • Weekly entertainment program (April-October)
  • Free shuttle to downtown and beach
  • Billiards
  • Golf course (within 3km)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Walking areas and reading places

For children:

  • Kids’ Club (April-October) and lounge (local charge)
  • Two outdoor swimming pools for children
  • Children’s playground

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Car hire
  • Daily maid service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Ticket service
  • Wireless internet (local charge)
  • Free parking
  • 24 hour security

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini-market on site
  • Newspapers
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Pool towels for use in resort (25€ deposit)
  • Artificial lake

Food and Drink

Eden Resort boasts Pecado Restaurant, serving international flavours buffet-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s also a snack-bar by the swimming pool, the Kioske cafe/bar and the Apple Bar with panoramic terrace, serving refreshing beverages with seasonal entertainment. Guests can book All Inclusive, Half Board, Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering stays.

  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Lunch, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 13:00 – 14:30.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 18:00 - 21:30.
  • Morning Snacks, Daily: 11:00-12:00
  • Afternoon Snacks, Daily: 15:30- 17:00.

Locally produced alcohol; locally produced non-alcoholic beverages, soft drinks; beer; wine; bar, daily: 11:00 - 23:00.

At least 2-3 nights entertainment (Occasional entertainment subject to occupancy levels).

All Inclusive

Meals:

  • Breakfast, Restaurant, Daily: 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Lunch, Restaurant, Daily: 13:00 - 15:00.
  • Dinner, Restaurant (Pecado), Daily: 19:00 - 22:00.
  • Morning Snacks, Daily: 11:00 - 12:00.
  • Afternoon snacks, Daily: 16:00 - 17:30.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Winter: 18:30 - 21:30.

Drinks:

  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Soft drinks; Beer; Wine; Spirits; Tea; Coffee, Bar (local spirits served from 14:00 - 23:00), Daily: 11:00 - 23:00.

Sports/Activities:

  • Various Sports Activities; Sauna, Minimum of four sports and leisure activities (during the high summer season, (however activities & entertainment is limited during the low season)).

Accommodation

Room facilities

Designed in traditional Portuguese style with large terraces, overlooking the resort's lush landscaped gardens and pools, the villas and apartments of Eden Resort have been designed to take full advantage of the magnificent Algarve light and to offer guests quiet, relaxed outdoor living. The accommodation at Eden Resort ranges from one bedroom apartments to two bedroom villas and town houses complete with hotel service. All are finished to high specifications with ensuite bathrooms, well-tended gardens, terraces and balconies, integrated system for TV, hair dryers, telephone and internet (first 30 minutes free), and CCTV, air-conditioning and heating, stunning furnishings and fully-equipped kitchens.

*Please note: All one bedroom apartments are on the first floor (not accessible by lift) and all the two bedroom apartments are on the ground floor. Some one bedroom apartments have double beds but this is purely on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Other Information

Due to its location on a hill we feel that this complex is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.

Please note the official star rating of this property is 4*. Check in starts at 16:00

Please note that a deposit of 100€ per room is required upon check in to cover any possible damages. This can be in the form of a credit card and is returned on checking out.

Please note: Between 2 November 2016 and 8 April 2017 there will be maintenance work taking place on accommodation units. The work is aimed to improve the quality of hot water and air conditioning systems in the resort. It is not anticipated that the works will cause any inconvenience to resident guests, since they are neither noisy nor dusty. Eden Resort apologises in advance for any inconvenience.

 

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Eden Resort 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 Eden Resort in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Eden Resort 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.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

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.

Restaurants

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.

Nightlife

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.

Shopping

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.

Negatives

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

Moderate or heavy rain shower
19°C Low 15°C
Today: Sun 04 Dec
Overcast
16°C Low 10°C
Mon 05 Dec
Partly cloudy
18°C Low 14°C
Tue 06 Dec
Sunny
20°C Low 14°C
Wed 07 Dec
Sunny
18°C Low 15°C
Thu 08 Dec

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Questions and Answers about Eden Resort

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Hello, The hotel do not provide transfers to and from the airport. Transfers can be added to your booking on the costings page of the website. Regards

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HI kids activities and kids clubs are on from April to October at the Eden Resort
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On average mid to top teens degrees
Regards

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In December Albufeira still enjoys an average of five hours of sunshine each day, alongside an average sea temperature of 17°C. The average temperature is a cool 13°C, created by highs of up to 16°C and lows of 9°C

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Hello

We at love holidays have sent quite a few people over the years around the Christmas period

The reviews state it is a little quieter in resort during normal times but there are plenty of people around on resort and lots of restaurants and bars still open in santa Eulalia area

Heres a review that describes one families Christmas new year stay

Stayed at Eden last Christmas and New Year. We arrived around 1pm and were able to have lunch and drinks until our apartment was ready, around 2 hours later. Really enjoyed our stay, first class accommodation and in our opinion the food was tasty. Bar area very small but drinks were good, wine very palatable for all inclusive!

There was no special meal on Christmas Eve or Day. Because of this we assumed New Years Eve would be the same and as we were heading off to Fishermans Beach to see the New Year in straight after, dressed in warm casual clothes only to be greeted by sequins, champagne and a gourmet buffet! Might be best to enquire what they have planned. Hope you have a lovely time.

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Hello, Yes you are able to pay for meals locally at the hotel. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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HI there is no dress code
regards

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello mary6
Unfortunately we do not get a list of where all accommodations are located
Although I have found a map on the below link showing facilities and room numbers and it looks like the villas are all located at the edge of the resort
http://www.edenresort.pt/en/eden

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Hello, Rooms do not feature a washing machine, but the resort does offer a laundry service. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, Rooms do not feature a washing machine, but the resort does offer a laundry service. Regards

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Hi the direct transfer is approx 35 minutes or a coach transfer will be slightly longer
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