Janelas do Mar

  • 35km from Faro Airport (FAO)
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Children's pool
  • Self-catering
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Welcome to the Janelas Do Mar in Albufeira. The hotel is located 3500 m from the sandy beach. The closest cities to the hotel are Armacao (15 km) and Vilamoura (18 km). To make ... Continue reading

Welcome to the Janelas Do Mar in Albufeira. The hotel is located 3500 m from the sandy beach. The closest cities to the hotel are Armacao (15 km) and Vilamoura (18 km). To make your stay more comfortable a lobby, a reception, 2 elevators and a kiosk are available. The staff in this hotel speaks English. 2 swimming pools are available. The hotel is within easy reach of medical services, disco, bars and restaurants and bus stops. Accessible from the hotel: airport FAO (50 km).
* The hotel requires all guests to provide a deposit on arrival (€50 per stay/person/refundable). * This hotel is not suitable for stag and hen parties. Hotel have the right to refuse stag/hen parties groups. * The hotel requires all guests under the age of 21 and unaccompanied by a parent, to provide a deposit on arrival (€250 per stay/person/refundable). * This hotel is not suitable for stag and hen parties. Hotel have the right to refuse stag/hen parties groups.

Activities

  • Mini golf
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • Garden

Facilities

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Food and Drink

A snack bar is also available throughout the day.

Other Information

Payment facilities include Visa Card and Euro/Master Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities. The hotel requires all guests to provide a deposit on arrival.

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers to use a credit or debit card.

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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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 = £0.89

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Hotel address : URBANIZACAO MONTECHORO LOTE 215, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 8200-112

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Classic Studio with Balcony
    • Room size (sqm): 27
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • 220V power supply
    • Kitchenette
    • Kitchen utensils, plates & cups
    • Fridge
    • Cooker
    • Microwave
    • Safe
    • Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoke detector
    • Cot on demand
    • Toaster
    • Oven
    • Electric Kettle
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Room size (sqm): 44
    • Extra beds on demand (fees may apply)
    • Housekeeping
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Living room: 1
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • 220V power supply
    • Kitchenette
    • Kitchen utensils, plates & cups
    • Fridge
    • Cooker
    • Microwave
    • Safe
    • Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoke detector
    • Cot on demand
    • Toaster
    • Oven
    • Electric Kettle
  • Studio with Balcony/Terrace
    • Room size (sqm): 30
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Living room
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • 220V power supply
    • Kitchenette
    • Kitchen utensils, plates & cups
    • Fridge
    • Cooker
    • Microwave
    • Safe
    • Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoke detector
    • Cot on demand
    • Toaster
    • Oven
    • Electric Kettle
  • Two Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Housekeeping
    • Living room: 1
    • Number of bedrooms: 2
    • Room size (sqm): 63
    • Extra beds on demand (fees may apply)
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • 220V power supply
    • Kitchenette
    • Kitchen utensils, plates & cups
    • Fridge
    • Cooker
    • Microwave
    • Safe
    • Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoke detector
    • Cot on demand
    • Toaster
    • Oven
    • Electric Kettle

Questions and Answers about Janelas do Mar

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5 Questions | 7 Answers

Oura beach is a 10 minute drive away
Regards

Added 1 month, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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This hotel is located 2.5km from the beach.

Added 1 month, 1 week ago.

By Charlotte, loveholidays.com team member

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The cost of taxi is around 20 euros.

Added 1 month, 1 week ago.

By Charlotte, loveholidays.com team member

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It's quite far to walk its about a 22 minute drive to Vilamoura. There is a bus stop about twenty metres away from the hotel.

Added 1 month, 1 week ago.

By Charlotte, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there
The Janelos do Mar is in Albuferia not in Vilamoura, which is approx 25 minutes away by taxi, there are local taxis and buses available,
Regards

Added 1 month, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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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
regards

Added 1 year, 3 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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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 2 years, 2 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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