Albufeira, Portugal: Average Review Ratings

Average Review Ratings for Albufeira

Weather:
4.5
Holiday:
4.5
Accommodation:
4.5
Food:
4.5
Nightlife:
#TODO3.5
Overall:
4.5
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Lorna

1. Ideal for Everyone

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

I have been here 5 times, May, June, September and July booked for this year. Going out again on Saturday.
Warm but not too warm about 28/30'. Rained for a full day during a visit in June.

Holiday

I have stayed in Brisa Sol Hotel, Windmill Hill, and Blue Bay. All were excellent and returning to all of them. Pity they don't heat the pools by solar power, there freezing which is a big let down.

Places Recommended

Zoo Marine. Trip to see Dolphins the 2/3 hour trip is enough.

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Yes

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Lorna

Jant Vincent

2. Fab Place to stay

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Weather was 35/40 degrees which was too hot for me, but just great for my friends.

Holiday

We went to one of its many beach & to Sir Cliff Richards Vineyards. This is our first visit to Guia Alamos, but it won,t be our last!

Places Recommended

The Accommodation pristine condition everything you need for self catering, pool lovely after a day in the sunshine.Gazebo good place to relax with a drinks of a evening. Fantastic Holiday for us over 40s.
We have booked for next year good price £500.00 & a free welcome pack, private villa apartment Nr Guia with your own private pool just for us!

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Jant Vincent

brenda Robson

3. Beautiful albufeira!

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

We went in October and the weather was fabulous. It only rained on the day we went home!

Holiday

It was our 20th time in Albufeira, 13 times in the same apartments. We had a lovely time, the Portuguese people are the friendliest in Europe!

We went to the big market in quarteria on the Wednesday and got some bargains.

The bars and restaurants are great, very cheap unless you dine on one on the front, then it's a bit dearer but the food is exquisite.

We've just booked a little week away in December, it's like home from home!

Places Recommended

Cheers bar, where she really does know everyones name!
O farnells for a great steak very reasonable and the great little India restaurant right next to Cheers bar.

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Yes

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brenda Robson

David Sheldon

4. fantastic holiday

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
3
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

Fabulous
Hot
Sunny

Holiday

Beautiful area
Fab weather
Food excellent
Algarvian people are very friendly
I've been to algarve approx on 24 occasions

Places Recommended

Vilamoura
Marina
Faro
Lagos
Albufeira marina

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Yes

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David Sheldon

Anita Azzopardi

5. My October 2005 Holiday in Albufeira - Portugal

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was fantastic - hot in October 2005.
Lovely holiday.

Holiday

Albufeira - I went with my elderly mother Stella and my late partner Barrie - it was good and the food excellent.
A bit expensive but it was worth it.
We had an apartment on a resort with live entertainment and beautiful gardens and at night all this was lit - free - from vouchers that I collected when we ate at The Little Chef restaurant - a promotion they were doing.
All we had to do was buy flights and pay for food/travel expenses.
We all enjoyed it and holds personal vivid memories to my heart as my partner died the following year. I enjoyed the seaside.
It was very warm around late October.

Places Recommended

I cannot remember the places we visited but there were markets and going - driving into the countryside mountains - fantastic.
I would like to go again and follow journey.
Lovely friendly people too.

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Yes

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Anita Azzopardi

ralph connolly

6. VILLAS BAROCOL IN PERA . NEAR ALBUFIERA

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
5
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

The usual time of year for up and down weather is at the end of May, you could lay out in the sun for hours and it would suddenly rain without you having to run for cover, but then it returns to glorious sunshine. The best time for tanning is just after 5 o'clock when the sting is out of the sun and you lay back and enjoy.

Holiday

The holiday was perfect, didn't have any problems or hassle whatsoever.

Places Recommended

In Albufiera make sure you go to 'TASCA DA VAGAS', this is the best food in the town served by the nicest people you will meet on your visit to Portugal. Josie and his family run this place like its your best mates having you over for dinner, absolutely brilliant.

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Yes

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ralph connolly

Maurice

7. Returning for a Fifth time in June to Albuferia

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Warm Sunny all day Cool breeze some evenings. Never had any rain.

Holiday

Albuferia has everything. Good Food
Good Night life. Excelent Accommodation.

Places Recommended

The Strip and Old town.

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Maurice

philip watson

8. Tropical Sol Hotel Albefuria

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was great, a cold wind at night depending the time of the year, no problem, we was on holiday.

Holiday

The holiday was really good, a holiday is what you make it

Places Recommended

I am only adding a review to highlight the TROPICAL SOL HOTEL in ALBUFERIA
It by far exceeds its rating, try it ! it is 100% worth it

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Yes

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philip watson

kathleen rawes

9. Albuferia is beautiful

Weather:
5
Holiday:
3
Accommodation:
3
Food:
4
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

We have been to albuferia 9 times in june, weather always fab,

Holiday

albuferia has grown over the years, but you still dont get the gangs of girls and lads, its brill, it can be as quiete as you want or go to bar street and have a good time.

Places Recommended

The square in albuferia is the place everyone goes to at night, if you want a beach setting meal go to Rei Des mas its fresh fish right on the beach.

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Yes

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kathleen rawes

ann and jim johnston

10. our holiday in Albufera abougt £300 each s/c

Weather:
4
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
4

Weather

We have been in October every time for the last 3 or 4 years and have been lucky with the weather.

Last time we went we only had one rainy day which quickly cleared up to a clear day.

Holiday

Holidays have been brilliant with no complaints.

We stayed in the Auramar and the Solaqua, both are with in walking distance of all the activity of the old and new towns.

We ate a lot in the Lousianna along the front with lovely food and lovely people.

This time we hope to go in April and stay in the Solemar right on the beach near the old town.

Have been going twice in the year recently as the short flights suit us just fine.

Places Recommended

Louisianna restaurant along the sea front.

Really love Albufera.

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Yes

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ann and jim johnston

11. Albufeira and Armacao de Pera

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
2
Overall:
5

Weather

10 out of 11 days dry and warm enough to go on the beach to build sandcastles.

Christmas day we very light rain in the morning and a slightly overcast afternoon.

26 to 29th high 60s to low 70s which was over all just perfect for us!

Holiday

We just spent the most wonderful Christmas holiday based in the beautiful Armacao de Pera (15 minutes drive from Albufeira).

We arrived on 18th of December and left on the 29th. Our 2 kids (age 10 and 2) were able to play on the beach 10 out of 11 days and it was just so relaxing and a very wonderful way to spend our Christmas.

Definitely going back this year! 10/10 for beaches, local restaurants and very friendly Portuguese folk who made us feel very welcome.

Places Recommended

Armacao de Pera, Silves, Portimao, Albufeira

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12. my hol in albuferia

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was fantastic

Holiday

Have been twice now. Stayed at Tropical Sol: it is 5 minutes from the Strip; it%u2019s a very quiet place to stay; there are bars if you want music and there are bars off the Strip if you just want a quiet drink. Overall, we loved it and are going back next year.

Places Recommended

Go down to the old town: there is a tourist train to take you there- it runs every 20 minutes till midnight and it is 7.50 Euros for two, return.

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lynne

13. my holiday in albufeira

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was fantastic,really nice breeze on some days don't think it dropped below 80.

Holiday

Stayed at Monica Isabel read some reviews on it,and we was a bit dubious,but pleasently suprised room nice and spacious ,food was good ,despite what we read,2mins from pool and 3mins from beach,20mins walk to old and new town ,we would go back for definate.the kids loved it plenty to do ,staff pleasent ,staff in kids club nice memorised kids names straight away.bit hilly in places.parents if you have babies take Xtra fomula milk it is impossible to buy it over there.

Places Recommended

Buddies bar in new town friendly,nice food and great milkshakes!both towns good for shopping.

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Yes

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lynne

14. Hot,Hot,Hot!!!!!

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

We have been to Albufeira about a dozen times since 2006 and at different times of the year (from March-October.) Touch wood, so far the weather has always been superb, even at the beginning and end of the holiday season it has never been below 22 degrees.

August can be too warm; some nights it was in the high 30s at midnight-a bit too warm if you don't have air con.

Holiday

The food in the Algarve is excellent with something for everyone and as we have been so many times, we know all the good and very reasonably priced places to eat and drink.

The Portuguese people are so warm and friendly(a bit like the weather) and always make you feel very welcome in their country and can not do enough for you. And they always remember you.

Would recommend to everyone and best time to go is May or September

Places Recommended

Zoo Marine is a must if you have kids,guaranteed to have a great day out.

For anyone who wants to go out and about the around the resort centre, jump on a bus and head off along the coast or inland- it won't cost much on the service buses.

If you want to go on any trips, the best prices can be had at Paradise Tours. And everyone should try the Jeep Safari with Paradise Tours (18 Euros- cheaper than the others).

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Yes

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Hugo Callaghan

15. Our holiday in albufeira as first timers was refreshing and enjoyable

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was great and we both had time to go walking along the cliffs and beaches.
It was great and the views and scenery is brilliant.

We stayed at the Aparthotel Monica Isabel Beach Club and it was very clean and tidy, with towels changed regulary and staff cleaning daily floors etc and very friendly too.

Holiday

It's been a great holiday and we found the Old Town a wonderful place to go and eat.

The shopping was also very good and people very helpful.

Places Recommended

The beach was lovely- it's called Fishermans Beach; great for the early morning swimmer.

The Old Town is a must, especially at night for lunch and a chill out.

For the young people there is the Strip; we are in the older age group so its not for us.

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Yes

Review by :
Hugo Callaghan

Terence Mcfarlane

16. my week in villa parade villa, jaoa paulo

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

Fantastic: the sun shone every day for seven days; the sea water was warm; and there was not a day that we didn't swim in it.

Holiday

The best holiday by miles. Villa Parade Villas is something all sun seekers should look into: our villa was like living in a millionaire's mansion. Nine of us stayed there and had the time of our lives.

Places Recommended

Stay away fropm the strip if you have children with you, it was like Blackpool: stags and hens everywhere; filthy logos on t-shirts; and stalls selling tacky sex objects.

I went to the strip on my first night with all my family- including my two grandchildren aged 3 yrs and 6 yrs- and could not wait to go back to the villa.

Got up the next day with a view to going home, but decided to go out alone to see what else Albufeira had to offer.

Went to the beaches and the Old Town and found the most pleasent people you could meet. The people in the Old Town were laid back and could not do enough for you.

We also found bars and resturaunts on the strip ripped you off, whereas in the Old Town there was none of that going on; 3 drinks on strip cost £12.50, in Old Town 3 drinks cost £3.

Rib dinner on strip costs £13.50, in Old Town, £6.

Food was way nicer in Old Town. We went to the Old Town every day and never went to the strip again during our stay. Need i say more?

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Yes

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Terence Mcfarlane

17. Holiday in Albufeira Alagora Mar Apartment

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
4

Weather

Weather was extremely hot and we did not experience any rain.

There were some cloudy days, however did not interrupt the time on the holiday.

Lots of sun to help you sunbath and have a real tan.

Holiday

We had a fun time and lovely food and met other tourists from the hotel who were very friendly.

A family holiday spent a lot time on the beach and hotel swimming pool which was very relaxing.

Took a trip to zoomarine which was one of the highlights. Albufeira is a great place to enjoy holiday with friends or family.

Places Recommended

I recommend Zoomarine in Albufeira.

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Enrique Pederson

18. great place for holidays

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
3
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

We have been to Albufeira both in June and October, weather good , couple of days in oct. rainy, but usually warm and sunny,
We love it as we no longer sit at the beach , many you can choose from, we love walking and as pensioners we find that instead of the usual walk up and down a promenade, same trek each day , in Albuferia you can change your walk around lots of different parts, we love all the areas, and if you like travelling on the buses to further a field then the bus service will take you to more wonderful marinas and resorts all over the algarve, yet to have a bad experience

Holiday

Very good usually stay at Brisa Sol, great hotel although we go Self catering, gives us the chance to try different places to eat

Places Recommended

The Small cake shop next to the Brisa Sol , fantastic coffee and pastries, we like the old town , Bravo restaurant very good , also the cafes right on the front , they look expensive because of the view , but they are anything but,also take a walk up the high road where the scenic lift is, its fantastic views and you can relax after your walk with a coffee or a cold beer

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Yes

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Enrique Pederson

Vicky

19. albufiera holiday.loved it

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
3
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Weather was wall to wall sunshine and that was in the middle of September. One day it got up to 40c.

It gets a bit cool at night so may need a lightweight jacket or cardigan.

Holiday

Loved Albufeira. It has something for all ages.

The beaches are beautiful. The strip is OK for a lively night out and the Old Town is good for a relaxing chill out.

Places Recommended

Take a bus ride to Vilamoura.

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Yes

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Vicky

20. My holiday in Albufeira

Weather:
4
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
4

Weather

We stayed in the Sao Joao area for a week, end of May/ first week of June.

The weather was hot and sunny, mostly bearable except for two days when at one point early afternoon it was too hot.

Holiday

The Sao Joao area is at the bottom of Cardiac Hill and about ten minutes walk from the main strip and all restaurants.

It was close to both beaches (10 mins walk max) with pharmacies and convenience stores within the same distance.

The Old Town is a good 20-25 minute walk but well worth it on a day where it isn't too hot.

There are regular shuttles into the Old Town and taxis all over the place.

Albufeira was great for us as we rented a friends house but not great for the active toddler, under three.

I would recommend the area for families with older children or for tewenty somethings as the range of restaurants and sports bars etc is excellent!

Not stopping us going back though as the house was handy for us with the toddler and the facilities.

Great spot and excellent night life.

Food also great.

Has old English chippy and supermarket also.

Places Recommended

The Old Town is about 25 mins walk away and well worth a visit.

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