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Egremont, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly, the room however was very disappointing, dirty and very tired looking, the bed cover was not changed throughout our three week stay, however the bed sheets were changed regularly as were the bathroom towels. The swimming pool was small and there was little room for the sun loungers, the view...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews was a bit wary about going!! All I can say is some people must have there eyes shut as the staff are really helpful and friendly and the rooms are clean my partner and myself were there for 5 days and our room was cleaned every day and fresh towels each time!! The hotel...

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Thank aarronandjanet
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Clean, 8 minute walk from beach and old town, friendly reception staff 24 hours a day. Room basic and functional, tiny pool. Steep walk to it so be prepared. I had a balcony with sea view of sun rising over the resort in the morning, maybe I got lucky? I would consider going there again.

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Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel fails at some of the basic levels and unfortunately doesn't really have a great deal to commend it. The property is dated and worn and badly in need of refurbishment. I found it very irksome that the hotel had chosen to use cheap, unattractive carpeting in the public access areas. This is so unhygienic in the Algarve climate...

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Thank Frank W
Reviewed 19 September 2016

After reading some reviews I was a bit weary-no need.staff could not be friendlier and helpful. Room was very clean. Swimming pool small but great. The hotel is on a hill but only 5 minutes from the town and a taxi from the town to the hotel is very cheap. Overall was pleased with the hotel and staff and would...

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Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We got the room requested with a sea view. As it was cheap we were not expecting much but it was absolutely fine..good views ..adequate breakfast ( nothing cooked tho) 10 min walk to the main square We would use the hotel again if there was a good deal on

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Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived home this morning. I know you get what you pay for and I understand that. It's very dated pool area is never cleaned so fag ends all over the place. The hill to old town is hard work and after a week did not get any easier. The most annoying thing was on day of departure we did not...

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Thank lynnerobs
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were given a room in the basement with only a window onto the main walkway which went down to the miniscule pool. On asking on reception about a room with a balcony, as this is what had been booked, we were told that none were available for a few days. Later speaking to other guests in the hotel, it...

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Thank kirstiemorrison
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The rooms were dated but clean. We had fantastic views across the town, worth the walk up the hill. The pool was small but a nice place to sit on the last day. Breakfast again basic but it only cost 5 Euro. OK cheap place to stay if you are on a budget.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The hill to Mar a Vista is steep but achievable. And once at the top you have a spectacular view. The breakfast is very basic continental. Rooms are basic and clean. In this day and age, one does expect WiFi throughout the establishment, not just in the reception area. 3€/day for use of the room safe is a bit much....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Mar a Vista

Address: Cerro da Piedade, Albufeira 8200-320, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: RM93 - RM439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mar a Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Ask for a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Not the sturdy of steps to walk up and no lift. We were on the second floor and had great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Jenjen99-81, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a high room with views,”
 of 5 bubbles quizpeople, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Good views”
 of 5 bubbles mariandcliffy, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room with a balcony!! The views are incredible! Room 306 is close enough to reception that the free WIFI reaches :)”
 of 5 bubbles Amber12288, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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