- 39.7km from Faro Airport (FAO)
- 1km to local beaches
- 200m to town centre
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If you are after a beach vacation in Portugal, you should definitely consider the beautiful coastal city of Albufeira - with sandy beaches galore and an exciting nightlife scene, ... Continue reading
If you are after a beach vacation in Portugal, you should definitely consider the beautiful coastal city of Albufeira - with sandy beaches galore and an exciting nightlife scene, this is one of the best places to stay in while in popular Algarve. A modern marina and a vibrant promenade make this one a gorgeous backdrop to your holiday snaps, but the question is - where to stay? For an affordable vacation in Albufeira do consider 4-star Tropical Sol - ideal for both families and couples, it offers a range of great services, comfy accommodation and a marvellous location, aiming to provide for the most relaxing holiday experience. Read on to get the scoop!
The hotel is based on one of the most popular strips of the region, meaning there is a range of places to wine, dine and shop in nearby. Algarve's magnificent beaches are also close by with their soft sands and shallow waters, ideal for family fun in the sea. Back in the hotel, all of its apartments are conveniently fitted with air conditioning, telephone, satellite tv, and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Small kitchenettes are equipped with a refrigerator, two electric rings, microwave, and toaster, while all balconies are overlooking the pool, tennis court and gardens.
The Tropical Sol boasts a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by a beautiful garden with access to the Snack Bar, meaning you will have everything you might possibly need for a relaxing, undisturbed lounging - warm sun, blue waters, cold refreshments, everything is right here! As for activities there is a tennis court and a games room equipped with a pool table, arcade games, and table football. For everything else, you should know that the closest beach is just 1km away, while the nearest shops and bars are even closer - only around 300m from your doorstep. If you wish to explore the local area a bit more (and you definitely should do so), Albufeira's Old Town is less than 3km away, while the marina is just a little bit further than that. A great value for money budget complex offering 4-star services and convenient location - what else could you possibly ask for in gorgeous Algarve?
- Games room
- Golf course (within 3 km)
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Swimming pools
- Tennis court
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport shuttle (surcharge)
- Car hire
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning/laundry/ironing
- On-site parking
- Air conditioning
- Babysitting/child services
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Safety deposit box
The Tropical Sol features 10 Studios for 2 people and 56 One-Bedroom apartments for 2 / 4 people), all well furnished and equipped with air conditioning, telephone, Satellite TV, bathroom, hairdryer, kitchenette with refrigerator, two electric rings, microwave, and toaster, and a balcony overlooking the pool, tennis court or gardens.
Nearby Albufeira has an attractive old village with traditional low fisherman's cottages, churches and narrow cobbled streets. Definitely worth a visit!
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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.
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.
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Hotel address : RUA NATALIA CORREIA, LT 11, AREIA DE S. JOAO, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 8200-285
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how long is the trasfer time to this hotel 1 Answer
Hello, Approximate transfer time via shuttle bus is 60 minutes or by private taxi is 45 minutes. Regards
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do we need to bring towels? 2 Answers
Yes this hotel supplies pool towels
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Hello, This hotel does not provide pool towels. Regards
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