Staff very friendly and helpful. The apartments where spacious. I went with my sister and nephew so generally would not stay at family resorts. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the new town which may be more suited to those who want top go clubbing, there are some decent shops there also.
For those like myself seeking a bit more culture I recommend going to the Old town in the afternoon (it can be very busy at night) especially for shopping as there is a lot more on offer and some nice curious shops. It is a 15 minute walk or €5 in a taxi
If wanting to stay close to the hotel for breakfast/lunch or dinner I recommend Restaurante Expresso which is just right beside the supermarket when you go out of the Hotel and turn right (you go down a flight of stairs from hotel reception first) The breakfast and lunches are cheap and the food quality is great.
In terms of activities there are plenty of things to do and these can be organised from the hotel reception. We did a Safari tour which took us into the mountains (in the evening time from 17:00 to 22:00) for €45 per person. This included a meal in a restaurant over looking the hills at the end of the tour along with many other adventures. Our guide for this tour was Pedro who calls to pick you up at the hotel in his Jeep (no waiting on buses!). I highly recommend this!
If you are getting a taxi from the airport to the hotel it takes around 35 minutes and costs €45 which is standard fair.
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- Also Known As:
- Forte Do Vale Hotel Albufeira
- Grand Muthu Forte Do Vale Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal