Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★
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A quality orientated property, in a slightly off centre location, away from the beach in an unexciting residential area.
The quality furnishings and decor add style and character to the property, which has a larger and prestigious operation nearer the coast at Santa Eulalia.
Attracts couples from all over Europe who seek a peaceful and relaxing base away from the hubbub of the main resort centre.
A modern and unexciting 6-storey white painted block with wide, airy balconies and a wide off street, glass panelled entrance.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 2002
The comfortable and stylish interior is inviting and warm in appearance with many typical Portuguese designs and artworks on display.
The large marble clad lobby has a welcoming reception desk and a seating area. Stairs and a lift lead down to a large and tastefully designed buffet restaurant with tall windows looking out on to the pool.
The bar is again well arranged and congenial, with a small entertainment area.
A well-equipped spa is one of the property’s main features and offers a wide range of treatments.
The pool is rather small for the number of rooms, especially when remembering the distance from the beach. There are neat and well-tended lawns but a limited amount of space for unhindered relaxation.
The terrace is sparse and sterile looking although there is an amphitheatre-like structure for open-air entertainment. A bowling green is also available and a bridge over the pool adds a little style and interest.
Area Type: In a relatively quiet area, 200m from a sports stadium in a slightly raised location behind the main resort area. There are numerous private apartment buildings in the immediate vicinity with a few local shops and snack bars on offer. Otherwise, it is necessary to venture down to the resort centre, 500m away, and across the main dual carriageway. A courtesy bus operates to the old town and beach.
Nearest beach: 2km (Inatel)
Map Ref: 49
- All Inclusive
- All inclusive available
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Freeform (18 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (4 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- TV (English language)