Stayed for four nights at the Forte Do Vale in Albufeira with a group of friends. 7 blokes in this hotel and 3 in another nearby.
This hotel is in absolute perfect condition and earns it's 4 star status with ease. The apartments have huge rooms, many with two balconies. The kitchens are supplied with cooker, microwave/oven, fridgefreezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and full cutlery and dinner services. You may need to ask for a kettle although one of our rooms had a coffee perculator. Irons are supplied.
The tv has the usual foreign channels plus BBC1, BBC2 and ITV.
A nice bar with a very good happy hour. A pool room with 3 pool tables and 4 computers for internet connection. The swimming pool was clean and nice.
The staff are wonderful.
My mate said this was the best hotel he had ever stayed in and he has been everywhere including all across Africa and Canada.
It's location couldn't be better. A 10 minute walk to wonderful beaches. It's also a 10 minute walk to the new strip which is there for tourists who generally want to go out on the beer.
It's 15-20 minutes walk to the old town which is nicer if a tad more expensive.
We found a restaurant in neither area, just 5 minutes from hotel, which was very reasonable and served wonderful food. It is called 'A Concha' on a street called Avenida Infante de Henrique. I can't praise it enough. Try the lamb chops or mixed kebab.
If you are a group out on the beer then the new strip may be for you but if you are older or a family then I would recommend the old town. As a group of 10 men in their 30's-40's we enjoyed both.
If you are going to Albufeira then this is really the best place to go.
I plan to go back next year with my wife and 3 young children.
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