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“This is such a find.....but, keep it quiet please!”

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Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel
Ranked #9 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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Perth, Scotland
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“This is such a find.....but, keep it quiet please!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is the 3rd year we have stayed at this wonderfully clean, friendly, quiet hotel. The staff are extremely helpful and are the same as the first year went- always a good sign. The hotel is kept scrupulously clean and the breakfasts are superb and fresh. The rooms too are very clean, no flat screen TV, but we were not there to watch the telly! The final bonus is the fact that it is so cheap, when booked well in advance. Set in a quiet more residential area 4miles out of Albufeira, so only for those wanting a quieter break.

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Excellently priced for a good 3*Hotel,with attentive and pleasant staff,in a modern well run,and
clean hotel,good four weeks B&B.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed in the Velamar hotel for 6 nights at Easter. It was excellent value for money. Nice clean room with a large double bed, fridge and tv. The breakfast was on the top floor with lovely sea views. The food consisted of frshly squeezed orange juice, lots of fresh fruit, juices, cereals a selection of bread and buns, yoghurt and tea and coffee. There was also ham and cheese. The staff were very pleasant. We wold recommend it for a nice relaxing break.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We first stayed for a week in April 2011 & we enjoyed it so much we returned April 2012 for another week. This is a real gem of a place. Excellent value for money. We plan to return next year. 

Check in:  both times we arrived before our check in time and we were given our room straight away. Staff at the desk are very friendly and helpful. They sorted out a bus timetable for us, our airport transfer time & posted our postcards. 

Free wifi in reception & bar area. There is also computers with wifi €1 for 15 minutes. 

Modern rooms that are spotlessly clean. TV with Sky news.  Comfy huge Queen sized bed. Fresh towels daily. 

Bar. €3 for large beer. €6 for the best cocktail I have ever had it was pint sized. 

Breakfast on top floor with lovely rooftop views of the area.    Very good choice: cereal, lots of fresh fruit & tinned fruit, yogurts, ham, cheese, jams, spreads, bread, pastries, croissants, cakes, fresh juices. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate. 

Last year we had a room on the top floor, sun facing with a view of the sea. This year we were on the bottom floor with a pool view and no sun.  It would have been a totally perfect holiday if we had had a sunny balcony to sit on. 

Places to eat: We have tried many and here are our favourites: 
Turn right out of Hotel. Try Cantinho do Mar restaurant. Good portions, tasty food. 
Turn left out of hotel try Soft Caffe tasty homemade food. It was the best cafe we visited.
Turn left out of the hotel the Supermarket is well stocked. 
Beyond supermarket on the same side is a pizza takeaway place. Delicious takeaway Pizza for €8
Walk into town you will notice another supermarket on the right hand side and nearby is Calheiros restaurant. We had our best meals at Calheiros.  Next to supermarket there is also a little cafe with chairs outside that has fresh delicious cakes. 
Down by the beach in Olhos de Agua is Pizzeria Fratelli. Do go early as it is a very popular Italian restaurant. 

Eva public service bus is near to the hotel. Bus stop on the same side as hotel goes into Albufeira. Opposite side goes to Faro. 
Bus to Albufeira €2.20 on way. Takes about 10-15 mins. To get to the Old Town: The Bus driver will tell you when to get off the bus, then walk towards McDonald's and walk past it till you see traffic lights, cross the road. Head to the right hand side of the Municipal gallery and follow the path down the street straight down to the escalators which takes you down to the seafront & the Old Town. The Little train in quaint. 

Paradise tours coach trips around the Algarve, to Lisbon & Seville can be booked at a ticket office towards the beach.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We stayed here for two weeks end of Feb so use ot the pool was out of the question & the hotel bar was empty nearly every night, however every thing else was really good, shame they only offered breakfast & not an evening meal but I suppose their policy is to stick to what they are good at. Room was modern and cleaned daily. Staff friendly & helpful. We paid €20 per night for the room & Breakfast which was excellent. Free wifi in the lounge limited range. Safe in room @ €3 per day. Car park at rear.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel

Property: Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel
Address: Estrada de Albufeira | Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200-609, Portugal (Formerly Velamar Sun & Beach Hotel)
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Business Hotel in Albufeira
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,200 - ₹ 14,021
Hotel Class:3 star — Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2002, the Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel is located between the pleasant fishing village of Olhos d'Agua and the famous Santa Eulalia Beach, in Albufeira. This 3-Star Hotel has 73 Rooms and 2 Suites. It provides excellent facilities, including a breakfast room with a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, an outdoor swimming pool and a free private parking. The Hotel is 900 meters away from Maria Luisa Beach and a stroll away from restaurants and supermarkets. Only at 6 kilometers away from the historic center of Albufeira, the Velamar Boutique Hotel ensures serenity and comfort to the guests. ... more   less 
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