Monica Isabel Beach Club

  • Private beach area
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hotel run Kids' Club
  • Rooftop pool
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Monica Isabel Beach Club is a 3-star apartment hotel, situated in the sunny Algarve. Just down the road is the delightful town of Albufeira, and best of all, the Monica Isabel ... Continue reading

The Monica Isabel Beach Club is a 3-star apartment hotel, situated in the sunny Algarve. Just down the road is the delightful town of Albufeira, and best of all, the Monica Isabel Beach Club is sat right on Forte Beach. Besides the beach, which is obviously great for swimming (it's the Algarve!) you can take a dip in one of the hotel's pools, either indoors or outdoors. If you're peckish the hotel has a restaurant and a Beach Kiosk serving up snacks and ice cream, or if you feel like going your culinary route, the rooms have their own kitchenette.

Start your day at one of the pools, whichever one takes your fancy, and enjoy breakfast or a coffee in the bar which has incredible sea views (it'll make for a good sunrise, if you get up on time!) From there, wander down to the beach and recline on one of the hotels loungers, reserved just for you as a guest of the Monica Isabel Beach Club. The hotel also has a tennis courts adjoining its gardens, a fitness centre for those who want to keep pumping, and trying to burn off all those indulgent Algarve treats, and of course a games room, sporting the typical billiards table we've all spent so much time around during quiet evenings.

Albufeira is just a short journey away and boasts plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes, typical of a sunny Algarve town. Whilst you're here, you should visit Felesia Beach, its one of the best in the Algarve, with striking cliffs and beautiful sands. If you're travelling with family, look no further, you can visit the Zoomarine Algarve. Apart from that, there are literally dozens of beaches in this area, if you want, hire a bike, or a car, and get out and get exploring! Book the Monica Isabel Beach Club if you want a fantastic location, spacious rooms and enough facilities to keep you and your holiday friends satisfied.

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

Other Information

Payment facilities include Euro/Master Card, Visa Card, American Express and Diners Club. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

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.

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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 = £0.90

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Hotel address : Forte Sao Joao, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 8200-325

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Apartment with Garden View One Bedroom with Balcony/Terrace
    • TV
    • Safe
    • Extra beds on demand (fees may apply)
    • Kitchenette
    • Ironing set
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Fridge
    • Internet access (fees may apply)
    • Room size (sqm): 42
    • Bathroom
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 5.0 EUR
    • Cot on demand
  • One Bedroom Apartment
    • Internet access (fees may apply)
    • Extra beds on demand (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Room size (sqm): 42
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 5.0 EUR
    • Cot on demand
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • TV
    • Safe
    • Extra beds on demand (fees may apply)
    • Kitchenette
    • Ironing set
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Fridge
    • Internet access (fees may apply)
    • Bathroom
    • Room size (sqm): 42
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 5.0 EUR
    • Cot on demand
  • Studio with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Bathroom
    • Hairdryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini Fridge
    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Terrace
  • Studio with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Ironing set
    • Kitchenette
    • Room size (sqm): 35
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hairdryer
    • Fridge
    • Internet access (fees may apply)
    • Bathroom
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Number of bedrooms: 130
    • Safe
    • TV
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 5.0 EUR
    • Cot on demand
  • Superior One Bedroom Apartment
    • Room size (sqm): 42
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Internet access (fees may apply)
    • Living room: 1
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 5.0 EUR
    • Cot on demand
  • Superior Studio
    • Living room
    • Room size (sqm): 35
    • Internet access (fees may apply)
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply), 5.0 EUR
    • Cot on demand

Questions and Answers about Monica Isabel Beach Club

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Hi Katie, it is about a 40 minute car journey from Faro airport.

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By Socialteam, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello this is what the hotel states on on their website for room descriptions

Rooms

The hotel's 260 classic rooms come with climate control, coffee/tea makers, a refrigerator, satellite TV and a kitchen as well as marble bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bidet. Some rooms offer a spectacular view over the ocean. Guests can also use a microwave, kitchenware and a stove available in each room.

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By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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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 10 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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HI there is free parking available at the hotel
Regards

Added 10 months, 4 weeks ago.

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

Added 1 year, 3 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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

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By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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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 1 year, 5 months ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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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

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By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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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

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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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 1 year, 6 months ago.

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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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 1 year, 6 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi
The kids club doesn't start until May

Added 1 year, 6 months ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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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 1 year, 6 months ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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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 1 year, 6 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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

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By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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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

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