Janelas do Mar

  • 35km from Faro Airport (FAO)
  • 2.5km to local beaches
  • 2km to town centre
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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481 reviews

For a holiday filled with relaxation and fun for the whole family head to the 3-star Janelas do Mar Algarve in the beautiful Albufeira region of Portugal. Offering clean and modern ... Continue reading

For a holiday filled with relaxation and fun for the whole family head to the 3-star Janelas do Mar Algarve in the beautiful Albufeira region of Portugal. Offering clean and modern apartments with all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable holiday, the Janelas do Mar’s bright, light and airy rooms mean you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your stay. Not to mention the stunning panoramic views from the hotel’s location, which add a little bit of luxury in the form of a breath-taking backdrop.

Spend your days relaxing by one of the two swimming pools, set amidst pretty palm trees, tennis courts and gardens. The kids are sure to be kept happy too, with a playground and separate pool just for children so they can splash around, making lots of new friends along the way and leaving adults to relax in peace. If you feel like something a bit more active, head to the court for a game of tennis, basketball or football, try your hand at table tennis or hit the gym and burn off some of that delicious Portuguese food.

Perfect for a self-catering holiday, the Janelas do Mar Apartments also offer a pool bar, coffee shop and mini market if you don’t feel like cooking. Here you’ll find a range of light snacks, cool drinks, hot drinks and small meals, or head to the bar in the evening to meet a few of your neighbouring guests and enjoy a drink or two as the sun goes down.

Just a few kilometres away, head to Albufeira during your stay in the Algarve for shopping, bars, restaurants, fun activities for the whole family to enjoy and great nightlife. Oura Beach is also within walking distance, the perfect place to unwind and relax on warm golden sands before taking a dip in the crystal clear waters. Book your stay at the Janelas do Mar Albufeira for an incredible location and a holiday packed with plenty of great activities.


  • Mini golf
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi in public areas


Room facilities

The Janelas do Mar Apartments offer one and two bedrooms studios (accommodate 2 4 and 6 people). They are bright and well appointed with all the modern comforts required for that home away from home self catering holiday. They feature kitchenette, bathroom, TV, safe, fans (payable locally), hairdryer and cleaning service 5 times per week.

Other Information

Laundry (extra charge), free Wi-Fi in the public areas, Bus Service to Oura Beach and Albufeira Town (payable locally, not available in the winter months).

Price Overview

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

24°C Low 18°C
Today: Fri 21 Oct
Light rain shower
25°C Low 16°C
Sat 22 Oct
Patchy light drizzle
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Questions and Answers about Janelas do Mar

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3 Questions | 2 Answers

Hi there is still the 50 euro deposit yes...a recent review stated this:
The sauna costs E8pp/ph, Gym was E4pp/ph, football/tennis E10ph, snooker E15, ...
NOt sure abut the pool table

Added 3 months, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:


Hello Alistair
We can put a request in for you to state you would prefer an extra bed put into the room although this is only a request and cannot be guaranteed
The normal layout for a 1 bedroom apartment is a separate bedroom with either a double or 2 single beds and a living room area with a sofa bed

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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