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Vila Bela

Vila Bela, Albufeira Portugal

★    ★

A compact, local guesthouse style property, in a calm and relaxed area away from the hubbub of the modern resort centre.

The authentic Portuguese decor is pleasing and cheerful and there are splendid views from the open terraces.

Steep steps at the side of the grounds may prove troublesome to the less agile. The streetside restaurant where breakfast is served is also open to the public.

Exterior

A terrace of two connecting buildings, with wide balconies looking out over the street. Steep steps, with blue local ceramic tiling, lead up from the front gate to a charming tiled patio often frequented by smokers. An off street restaurant is located at the lower level.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms

Storeys: 5

Built Year: 1964

Exterior: Terraced building

Interior

A compact reception desk has the feeling of someone’s home and enjoys views out over the rooftops towards the ocean. A separately managed bar is rustic and inviting and a typically Portuguese public restaurant has a simple table layout, with paper coverings, where breakfast is served.

Rooms: 40

Grounds

A tiny terrace is adjacent to the steep steps that lead up the side of the main building. An upper terrace has a tiny pool with a limited supply of sunbathing furnishings. Splendid sea views are possible from the terraces.

Location

Area Type: Located 400m to the W of Albufeira’s old town area, on the edge of a calm residential area and in close proximity to many fisherman cottages, local bars and small shops. The slope down to the cliff top promenade is gentle and unhindered for those who wish to take the elevator down to the beach. Bus stop 200m.

Nearest beach: 200m (Peneco)

Public Transport:
200m to Bus

Map Ref: 8

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Pools
    • Rectangular (6 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Internet terminal(s)
  • In-room facilities
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)