Albufeira

Albufeira

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Overall rating for Albufeira:

Based on 495 reviews

Very Good Further information

Beaches

Very Good

Cost of food & drink

Good

Eating out

Very Good

Nightlife

Very Good

Things to see & do

Good

87%

of reviewers would recommend Albufeira to a friend


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Showing 1 - 15 of 495 reviews of Albufeira


"Gale"

Overall Resort Rating:

Very Good

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Local area: Nearest beaches are Castelo and Evaristo (the latter is very pretty and both are singposted), both involve walking about 15 mins down hills and then steps to the beach so isnt really suitable for wheelchairs but you can carry a buggy down them. Most people take their own parasol (that all the shops sell) rather than rent a sunbed and there were a couple left in the villa when we were there. The Spot is a lovely quirky restaurant along the road to those beaches with beds and sofas outside (has to be seen to be appreciated!) and does nice sangria (a litre for 10 euros). The other beach in Gale is a lot further away although still walking distance (once again down a very long hill), but is massive and is easily accessible with wheelchairs/buggies. The nearest supermarket doesnt take cards and is expensive so I would walk to the Oceano or Apolonia supermarkets (signposted everywhere and is about a 15 min walk) and ask the cashier to order you a taxi back for about 5 euros. The pic-nic restaurant on Castelo beach is lovely in the evening as it overlooks the beach - reservations are advised in busy periods and it wouldn't fit large groups. There is no town centre as such in Gale and everything is spread out in a haphazard fashion, but this makes it very quaint and you dont get any of the hassall of larger resorts. It probably is essential to work out where you are on a map (its on Rua Du Bussola in the Sesmarias area) otherwise you cant get your bearings.

There are 2 water parks nearby (about a 10 minute drive), one is just a water park and the other has dolphin shows. Albufeira marina is about 5 minutes drive away but there is nothing there worth going for (its not a lovely old harbour!) although the Italian restaurant there was very nice. The main shopping centre is the Algarve shopping centre in Albufeira - it has the same shops that you get here and is more like one of our out of town shopping centres.


By: Anna Blake - Submitted 11th August 2014

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Travel Date: August 2014 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Cosmos New Window

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"Fantastic Holiday"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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We stayed at Villa Collum with 12 friends as our last holiday together before everyone went off to uni and cannot recommend this villa enough! Miguel (the Villa manager) is lovely and incredibly helpful, arranging transportation too and from a watermark we wanted to go to. We spoke to Patrick whilst booking the villa who was extremely efficient and always got back to us quickly, every pre-arranged part of the holiday went so smoothly thanks to these people. As for the villa, the pool is big with plenty of surrounding sun loungers, the villa is massive and even with 12 of us there was a spare room. Cant fault the villa on location either as it was walking distance from the strip, a variety of restaurants and the beach so you have the choice of so much to do. Overall a fantastic place to stay that i cannot recommend enough. Thank you Miguel!


By: Lily Lyne - Submitted 6th August 2014

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Travel Date: July 2014 Best for: Families with Teenagers
Travelled with: Party Animals Recommend to a friend: Yes
Operator: Miguel

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"No review for Albufeira"

Overall Resort Rating:

Average

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I didn't intend to write a review on Albufeira but there is no N/A section. Have marked all as "average"


By: John Pring - Submitted 4th August 2014

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Travel Date: July 2014 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: No
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomson New Window

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"Albuferia "

Overall Resort Rating:

Very Good

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Albuferia is a beautiful country and the portuguese are very friend, but it very hilly , the footpaths in the Old Town are very narrow so take care if you are pushing a buggy , wheelchair or have walking difficulties , kerbs are also very high and be careful crossing the road as well as they rarely stop at zebra crossings only Taxis do , there is a lot to do though with sight seeing buses running regularly around Portugal , the road train taken you around the place , there are markets indoors & out , water parks , zoomarine and various other trips and loads of golf courses (suitable if your a keen golfer) there are plenty of information centers you can ask about and they will be happy to help but they add VAT on to everything


By: Ashleigh Dowie - Submitted 8th June 2014

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Travel Date: May 2014 Best for: Party Animals
Travelled with: Party Animals Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Airtours New Window

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"Food not the Best"

Overall Resort Rating:

Very Good

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The resort is in 2 parts the Old Town and the New Town our party much preffered the Old Town plenty of bars and restuarants which were very reasonably priced and the beach is superb.


By: Eddie Mullen - Submitted 19th March 2014

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Travel Date: March 2014 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Party Animals Recommend to a friend: No
Also Reviewed: Operator: a1 travel

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"Horrible "

Overall Resort Rating:

Poor

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Horrible so many stairs maids didn't clean your Room well. They put new towels in my bathroom when I was there as I looked they had brown stains on them.


By: Nancy - Submitted 13th February 2014

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Travel Date: February 2014 Best for: Families with Infants
Travelled with: Party Animals Recommend to a friend: No
Also Reviewed: Operator: On the Beach New Window

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"Grafitti Town"

Overall Resort Rating:

Below Average

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This resort has gone rapidly downhill, graffiti everywhere and litter. Old Town now looks dirty and tired.


By: R. Adams - Submitted 4th January 2014

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Travel Date: December 2013 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: No
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"very hilly"

Overall Resort Rating:

Below Average

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very hilly and no shops to speak of, we asked a taxi driver to take us to Gale town and he laughed and said there is no town, just shops, bars etc dotted about, the beach is at the bottom of a very steep hill, no good if you don't like hills


By: liz bond - Submitted 25th October 2013

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Travel Date: September 2013 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: No
Operator: Cosmos New Window

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"Wonderful"

Overall Resort Rating:

Average

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If you mean Albufeira then it is lovely it's a pity we stayed where we did.Please if you have any sense do not stay at Ouratlantico Apartments. The only person worth mentioning is Christina one of the receptionists she could not do enough for you.


By: maggie smyth - Submitted 23rd May 2013

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Travel Date: May 2013 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomson New Window

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"Wonderful"

Overall Resort Rating:

Average

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If you mean Albufeira then it is lovely it's a pity we stayed where we did.Please if you have any sense do not stay at Ouratlantico Apartments. The only person worth mentioning is Christina one of the receptionists she could not do enough for you.


By: maggie smyth - Submitted 23rd May 2013

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Travel Date: May 2013 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomson New Window

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"Wonderful"

Overall Resort Rating:

Average

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If you mean Albufeira then it is lovely it's a pity we stayed where we did.Please if you have any sense do not stay at Ouratlantico Apartments. The only person worth mentioning is Christina one of the receptionists she could not do enough for you.


By: maggie smyth - Submitted 23rd May 2013

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Travel Date: May 2013 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomson New Window

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"albureira old town was lovely"

Overall Resort Rating:

Poor

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the resort was lovely but beware it is very expensive to live in.. there is a lot if enetertainment in old town for mature ppl but the new strip is more for young people it has nice beaches


By: annemarie clarke - Submitted 18th May 2013

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Travel Date: May 2013 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Party Animals Recommend to a friend: No
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"Excellent"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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A lot of sharp broken shells on the beach. Night life in the old town great.Eating out a lot better than Monica Isabel food.


By: mal boast - Submitted 7th May 2013

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Travel Date: April 2013 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Easy jet

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"Lively, friendly and fun "

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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Brilliant lively resort, great people watching and cocktails! Lots of souvenir shops and bars and restaurants on the strip. Take the land train to the old town which is still lively but more old fashioned and a lovely place for an evening stroll. Great meal right on the beachfront.


By: Liz - Submitted 22nd February 2013

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Travel Date: August 2012 Best for: Families with Teenagers
Travelled with: Families with Teenagers Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomson New Window

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"Beautiful Resort in a stunning Country"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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The weather this time of year was brill with temps ranging from 25 - 31 degrees, the beach was very nice and although things are starting to slow down plenty of acts were still perfoming on a night.

Overall a fantastic holiday with beautiful weather, great food in a great resort will defo be returningback to Albufeira.


By: Si Mc - Submitted 11th October 2012

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Travel Date: October 2012 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Sunshine.co.uk New Window

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Best bars in Albufeira

  • Matt's Bar
  • Sagres Bar
  • Eddys Bar, Santa Eulalia
  • Disco Bar
  • Merlins Bar

Best restaurants in Albufeira

  • The Steakhouse Next To The Rockcafe Oldtown
  • The Cottage In The Square
  • Gregs Bar And Restaurant
  • Lagosteria
  • Fredi's Resturant