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Hotel California, Albufeira Portugal

★    ★   ★

An amenable and simple old town property with basic facilities and the advantage of a small rooftop pool.

The absence of amenities or a restaurant within the property is compensated by the presence of plenty of outlets in the immediate vicinity. Attracts those who prefer a traditional B&B establishment as opposed to the larger mass market properties elsewhere in the sprawling modern resort.

Exterior

A flat fronted and rather nondescript building with small balconies and a white painted extension at the rear. Entry is via a small glass panelled doorway in a small arcade to one side of the building.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: All rooms

Storeys: 4

Built Year: 1970s

Exterior: Building

Interior

Steps leads from the entrance to a beige coloured lobby with a piano and a simple reception desk. A small but amenable bar has comfortable seating and the breakfast room is located on the top floor and has a another simple but welcoming wood panelled bar.

Rooms: 73

Grounds

There are no grounds apart from a rooftop garden which is overlooked by the bar and breakfast room. A small pool has a limited supply of sun-loungers and little in the way of shade.

Location

Area Type: In the heart of Albufeira’s old town district, on a narrow pedestrian street and surrounded by small snack bars, simple restaurants and tourist shops. The area tends to become busy after mid-morning with the arrival of day trippers from the surrounding resorts. Many of the surrounding buildings and churches feature many authentic Portuguese designs which add flavour and character to the old town. Bus stop 150m.

Nearest beach: 250m (Pescadores)

Public Transport:
150m to Bus

Map Ref: 19

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • Breakfast room
  • Pools
    • Rooftop (15 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Internet terminal(s)
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • TV (English language)