"Fantastic Value for Money"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 6, 2012
We booked 11 nights in this hotel and we would have been happy to stay longer but our schedule did not allow it. Hotel Velamar is the best value for money hotel that we have ever stayed in. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel has four floors and the restaurant is on the fourth floor with panoramic views of the sea and surrounding countryside making breakfast and very pleasant meal. Our only complaint was that the bed was hard. The location is very good, there is a wide range of inexpensive restaurants within a few minutes walk of the hotel and the buses to/from Albufeira stop close to the hotel.
We were there in the spring and were able to get a great rate. I really liked that it was a big place with a kitchen full of dishes, cups and pans, and it had a nice living room. We really liked staying there and would recommend it. It's clean and comfortable. You could hear the neighbors through the walls, so it might be a problem if you have loud neighbors, but we didn't have any problems with neighbors.
"Alfamar for a quiet & relaxing holiday @ a beach"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 7, 2010
Food: Not Satisfied for the most of period. Price & Quality for foodplans not in line with what it used to be. In the past there was more variaty & better quality. Now I would visit restaurants in the neighborhood where the food & drinks are 50% of hotelprices.
Bungalows: We had a very nice bungalow. If you have been before @ Alfamar you know exactly for what bungalows to ask.
Personell: Nice and friendly and you are not a number. Again the restaurant service was disappointing. Outside eating limited to 2-3 people, as the tables are to little, and bigger families are not allowed to put tables together. So our family of 7 ended up @ Seperate tables, or we were forced to eat inside.
Period: July-August busy busy busy. Though the beach is quiet. Queing for the restaurant.
April-May-June-October: great weather, nice walks, nice beach
Services: Cleaners good. Facilities old but working and clean. Nice pool area.
Animation: none. Terrible parrot shows, very commercial/... live music is okay, but not original. No entertainment except for a 'dancing' fitness instructor with incredible moves (not serious)
Anyhow. For a relaxing holiday great! But know what to take and what to leave
"Very good Hotel"
Reviewed by Rigoberto c of "Miami" on
Nov 30, 2009
The hotel was located right in the middle of everything that I wanted to see and do. The hotel staff were great and provided me with great customer. I enyoy my stay their aswell as my guess. I would definitely stay there again.
"Great room/location for the money"
Reviewed by Daneen S of "Houston" on
Oct 21, 2009
My husband and I booked this room not expecting much given the price we paid. The hotel, however, exceeded our expectations. The hotel is very close to the beach, and a very nice one at that, and to the small downtown area of Albufeira. This area has many restaurants and bars and the hotel is even with a taxi drive to "the Strip", another restaurant/bar area. The pool is very well-kept and is on the roof, which has a spectacular view of the city and beach. Overall, I was very happy with the accommodations and would stay there again!
"Algarve escape from the freeze"
Reviewed by M Evans of "Essex" on
Jan 28, 2009
The Auramar Hotel is well situated overlooking a fabulous coastline, close to Albufeira and the "strip," where there are lots of restaurants and bars. The hotel has a great outdoor pool and lots of facilities and the staff are friendly. Lovely room, superb views from the restaurant and I would stay there again.