Monica Isabel Beach Club, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★
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A combination of 3 & 4-star accommodation with linking communal areas that attracts a wide range of international guests who prefer to be near the beach and with relatively easy access to the centre of the resort’s modern area. The layout appears a little disjointed at first but offers an acceptable range of facilities for those wishing to remain on site.
An interesting combination of white painted low rise bungalow type buildings on one side of the road and a modern, pleasant looking apartment building on the other, all linked by a spacious but disjointed communal area.
The tall main building (4-stars) has its own lobby area and wide balconies with parking located in a sloping area across the road, near a smaller annexe building.
The low-rise section (3-stars), each unit has a small terrace and access by a narrow path off the lane.
Property type: Apartments
Storeys: 1 to 7
Built Year: 1982
Exterior: Staggered Blocks
A small reception are appears busy but welcoming and has an adjacent pub like bar where there is evening musical entertainment.
A top floor buffet style restaurant is located in the main block and offers splendid views over the sea. A functional looking bar/snack bar monopolises the area outside the main reception and does little to inspire.
Sloping gardens with well-tended borders link the low-rise section and surround the main building. A one-way road circumnavigates the buildings and has to be crossed when visiting the pool and beach.
A communal terrace has plenty of seating near the main reception area and there is a limited supply of sun-loungers around the pool. Many guests, however, make their way down the narrow path to the sandy beach.
Area Type: One of the nearer properties to the beach and straddling either side of a narrow lane leading from the main coast road down towards Alemaes Beach. There is a good supply of amenities along the road with a small massage centre and a tourist shop in an adjoining building. There is a small supermarket across the street and a bus stop 150m away at the end of the road.
Nearest beach: 50m (Alemaes)
150m to Bus
- All Inclusive
- All inclusive available
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Rectangular (20 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)