Monica Isabel Beach Club

  • Private beach area
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hotel run Kids' Club
  • Rooftop pool
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
TripAdvisor Traveller rating:
2365 reviews

Monica Isabel Beach Club enjoys a privileged location in the very heart of the Algarve, overlooking the beach and close to the lively strip of Alburfeira, where the traditional ... Continue reading

Monica Isabel Beach Club enjoys a privileged location in the very heart of the Algarve, overlooking the beach and close to the lively strip of Alburfeira, where the traditional atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants are a must-see.

The Monica Isabel Beach Club comprises 100 classically styled, one bed apartments and 100 studios, equipped with essentials such as air-conditioning, satellite television and a kitchenette, all topped off with a private balcony or terrace.

Wonderful scenery can be enjoyed from the rooftop pool, and beach sunshades and chairs are available for a small extra charge. An on-site mini market and souvenir shop can be a convenient solution to self-catering needs, or guests can relax at the hotel’s charming restaurant with panoramic views and buffet-style dining for those nights when cooking doesn’t take your fancy. If you’re in need of refreshments, head to one of the four hotel bars for a snack or enjoy a cheeky cocktail by the pool.

The Monica Isabel Beach Club has so much to do you may not want to leave! From mini-golf to karaoke, from fitness to relaxing in the sauna, there is something to suit every mood.

Albufeira is one of the most popular resorts in the Algarve and with good reason. The sandy coves and golden beaches are a short walk from Monica Isabel Beach Club, as well as a variety of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. If you fancy a trip inland, you’ll be rewarded with quaint little villages ripe with beautiful greenery and Portuguese fig and almond trees.

A trip to Albufeira can be peppy or peaceful and the Monica Isabel Beach Club is perfect for either. So whether you’re looking for a lively holiday or a relaxing break away from it all – book now!

Activities

  • Beachfront
  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hiking
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Mini golf
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Car hire
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily maid service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Gift shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Designated smoking area
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Gift shop
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Mini-market on site
  • Newspapers
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shops (on site)
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet. The hotel has one restaurant. A snack bar is also available throughout the day. Evenings can be spent at the lobby bar.

Other Information

The following payments are accepted: Diners Club, Visa Card, Euro/Master Card and American Express. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Price Overview

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

Price Overview 2016 2017
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Holidays from - - - - - - - - - - - -
Avg. Daily Temp (°C) 22 19 16 16 16 18 19 21 24 25 26 25
Avg. Evening Temp (°C) 15 11 9 8 9 10 12 14 17 17 18 17

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 Monica Isabel Beach Club in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Monica Isabel Beach Club 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

Sunny
28°C Low 15°C
Today: Sat 01 Oct
Sunny
27°C Low 16°C
Sun 02 Oct
Sunny
27°C Low 18°C
Mon 03 Oct
Sunny
30°C Low 19°C
Tue 04 Oct
Sunny
29°C Low 19°C
Wed 05 Oct

Photos of the Albufeira area

Panoramio is a photo-sharing network designed for users to upload their own travel photos and place them on the map, giving you a better idea of what to expect from a location before you visit. We decided to use Panoramio because we want you to see images that reflect real life, not just the glossy photos that the brochures provide.

Photos provided by Panoramio. Photos are under the copyright of their owners.

Questions and Answers about Monica Isabel Beach Club

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

18 Questions | 35 Answers

HI there the hotel is open all year round and facilities are subject to occupancy, reading reviews from last Christmas there was no entertainment on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day but was at other times,
Regards

Added 4 days, 11 hours ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

HI there is free parking available at the hotel
Regards

Added 1 month ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Hi there
Yes there is entertainment and yes heating in the winter/air con in the summer
Regards

Added 5 months, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Hi there, hair dryers are available from the reception on request. Kind Regards

Added 6 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Hi Diane
If you have already booked just contact our customer experience team and they will be able to help you, otherwise if you would help in making your booking just email me :
sally.dademo@loveholidays.com
Regards Sally

Added 7 months, 1 week ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hi Diane, we could request this for you however most of the sea view rooms will be on the higher floors so Im not sure how good of a view you would get from a ground floor room. If you have already booked give us a call on 01612 600 555 or go to manage my booking on our website to add your request, alternatively if you havent yet booked you can call our sales team on 01612 600 569. Kind Regards

Added 7 months, 1 week ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Aerobics, handball, mini-golf*, snooker*, aqua aerobics, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, darts, football and petanque
* means a local charge
Frequent daytime entertainment including team sports and water-based activities.
Frequent evening entertainment including in-house entertainment shows, karaoke, live music, professional shows and quizzes.
-Regards

Added 8 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Hithere
Again this is the inforamtion we have from the hotels website regarding childrens facilities

Children's club (4-12yrs) - water-based, story time, small team games, arts and crafts, drama and music, food-based and sports (open between 01 Jun and 30 Sep, between 10.00am and 5.00pm).
Children's playground - shaded area, slides and swings (age and height restrictions may apply).

Frequent daytime entertainment including team sports and water-based activities.
Frequent evening entertainment including in-house entertainment shows, karaoke, live music, professional shows and quizzes.

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

Answer rated: (By 1 users)

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hello Kayleigh

The hotel doesn’t guarantee a full entertainments programme in the winter months or that the childrens club will run they only guarantee this between the months of may-october

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hi
The kids club doesn't start until May

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Hi there, some hotels will assist with boarding cards while others wont and those that do are likely to charge. We don’t have any information as to whether or not this hotel will assist with them, you can email them directly or call them on: Phone:+351 289 599 200 to find out. Kind Regards

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

H ithere
This is at the hotels discretion and they may make a charge for this, for an exact answer you may be better emailing the hotel directly
regards

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hi
Just ask the reception nicely and they should do!!
Regards Sally

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hello, Unfortunately we are not able to answer on behalf of the hotel. If you contact them directly they will be able to advise whether or not they will be able to print the boarding passes for your return flight. Regards

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

Answer rated: (By 1 users)

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Hi Kayleigh, the childrens club runs May to October. Kind regards

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hi Kayleigh
The hotel has a kids club, and entertainment, generally most kids clubs do a mini disco, lots of activities throughout the day,
Regards Sally

Added 8 months, 1 week ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Hi yes there id free WIFI in the public areas
Regards

Added 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Free WIFI is available in public areas.

Added 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Lisaw, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hello, Free wifi is available at this property. Regards

Added 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hi Sean
Free wifi is available in the public areas of this hotel, hope this helps

Added 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

Answer rated: (By 1 users)

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Answer

Win

Sign up to our Newsletter!
Sign up to our email to win a £1000 holiday voucher and also hear about our amazing deals!.!.