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Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira

3-star3 stars
Rua Candido Dos Reis 12Albufeira8200-103Portugal, 866-230-5576

3-star hotel in Albufeira with outdoor pool, pool bar
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Great location
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
Vibe is not too good
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From 460 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira

More Info: 866-274-6187

  • Classic Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Suite

What’s around Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira


  • In Albufeira Old Town
  • Fisherman's Beach - 1 min walk
  • Castle Wall Ruins - 2 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 3 min walk
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum - 4 min walk
  • Clock Tower - 4 min walk
  • Albufeira Beach - 5 min walk
  • San Vicente de Albufeira Statue - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 34 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • Silves Tunes Station - 20 min drive
  • Loule Station - 28 min drive
  • Silves Station - 28 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 73 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Bidet
Be entertained
  • TV

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 60 reviews

Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira
Inefficiently designed hotel.
Horrible layout to the hotel. I was on 6th floor, and walked right by an elevator which would take me to 5th - 9th floor, would have to walk all around the pool to go downstairs. The Wi Fi works one minute stops the next. Very frustrating.
Antonio, us2 night trip
Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira
Very Good8.0
The front desk staff were all exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. Decent breakfast and roof top pool. Main issue is that the hotel and indeed the whole area was overrun by terribly uncouth British tourists. It was surreal to observe them swilling beers at 10 am while watching Royal Harry’s wedding on TV.
Thomas, us1 night trip
Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira
Turned up and they had cancelled our 2 rooms
Arrived at the hotel to check in for our 3 rooms we had booked for 3 nights to be told our booking was cancelled because the hotel is closing. When we asked if they thought they should have perhaps told us before arriving they simply said "no". They offered to put us in a hotel miles away. Not a great start to our holiday and will not be going back. We ended up having to sort out our own alternative hotel.
DAVID, gb1 night trip
Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira
Old rooms, smelled very bad
Room smelled really bad of damp, room was very old and even the aircon when on smelled very bad. Luckily we pnly stayed for 1 night!
Fabio, gb1 night trip
Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira
Not a 3 star hotel and probably not even a 1 star
Very poor standard for 3 star. Should be a 1 star if even that. Very dated hotel. Room 804 sink cracked from drain to edge of sink so couldn’t fill with water. All pipes in bathroom surface mounted. Very very dated decorated rooms. Tv had two English speaking channels CNN and Sky news. Because of location in centre of old town the noise is horrendous at night until 6 am in the morning. I am not exaggerating this. Breakfast good and staff pleasant. Pool freezing cold. Wouldn’t recommend this hotel. Paid £1200 for week in 13 August 2018. Really really disappointed with this hotel for price paid. Only stay here if you have no option and you are young and are on a party type holiday. I have heard new owners have just taken it over and will renovate but remember location you will not sleep at night due to noise.
George, gb7 night trip

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Califórnia Beach Hotel, Albufeira

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