Hotel Baia Grande, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★
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A tastefully arranged, quality orientated establishment which is in a rather remote location, partly compensated by the provision of a courtesy bus service.
This adult’s focussed property has little in the way of facilities for families. The stroll down the hill to the beach is pleasant and unhindered although the trek back may not be so enjoyable.
Attracts those who prefer a well-maintained and somewhat upmarket base away from the hubbub of the resort centre.
A white marble statue of a mermaid greets guests at this smart looking, white and pale yellow coloured U-shaped building with its wide, recessed balconies and neat curved metal railings. A simple drive in canopy adorns the wide and welcoming entrance. There are three rooms with no balcony.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 2000
Exterior: U-Shaped building
The cool and stylish lobby provides an inviting first impression with much use of marble cladding and nautically themed murals. Many of the communal areas have bare walls and stone cladding, adding a natural and cool feel.
The bar with its sunken area has a good supply of comfortable sofas and easy chairs many of which look out over the pool and gardens.
An elegant buffet style restaurant has cream and black decor and a TV lounge is sometimes used for occasional welcome meetings.
The grounds feature a larger pool than anticipated for a property of this size. A crazy-paved terrace accommodates a good supply of sun-loungers and parasols.
A thatched bar has rush covered canopies over its tables providing welcome shade for casual drinks and lunch. The shrubs and flowering plants are well maintained and a raised Jacuzzi and footbridge add style and interest.
Area Type: On an area of raised ground, 2.5km to the W of the old town near the rural suburb of Sesmarias. There is very little around apart from another smart accommodation property and a number of private residential buildings. A courtesy bus operates to the resort centre.
Nearest beach: 800m (Coelho)
Map Ref: 10
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Freeform (42 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (8 yds)
- Public facilities
- Indoor covered pool
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- TV (English language)