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Albufeira is the biggest and liveliest beach resort town in the Algarve. Alburfeira has a huge choice of hotels, restaurants, shops and bars and some great sandy beaches. The town now has a gay venue, Connections Bar.
Why this hotel? Beach view. Near town centre. Adults only. Free WiFi.
Located just a 1-minute walk from Praia dos Pescadores beach, the adults-only Rocamar Exclusive Hotel offers a swimming pool, a restaurant with sea views, gym and spa.
All guest rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, free WiFi, private balcony, some with a sea view. The hotel has a 24-hour reception, and free public parking is available.
The Rocamar is a great option for exploring the Albufeira town centre, with many local restaurants and bars within walking distances away. The new gay bar CONNECTION can be be reached in 10 minutes by bar.
based on 2733 reviews
Why this hotel? Adults Only. Walk to Connections Bar & beach. Free WiFi.
This adults-only hotel (no children under 13) is less than a 5-minute walk from the beach Praia dos Bicos and within walking distance of a huge choice of bars and restaurants, including the gay CONNECTION Bar.
Spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms feature comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, free WiFi and a balcony. Most superior and deluxe rooms have sea views. Free onsite car parking is available.
based on 1288 reviews
An excellent choice for enjoying all that Albufeira has to offer. Hotel Sol e Mar is located right on the beach and features with two restaurants, indoor pool and free WiFi throughout.
Each en suite guest room has a private balcony with excellent sea view, satellite TV and refrigerator. Breakfast is included in the rates. Sol e Mar offers onsite car rental, and free public parking is available within 400 metres away. Great value for money.
The western Algarve town of Portimão is about a 1-hour drive from Faro Airport. Next to the town is the popular beach resort district of Praia da Rocha. Sandy beaches, scenic promenades, historic buildings, a huge choice of shops, restaurants and café make for a great holiday destination.
Portimão is also home to The Loft, one of the few gay venues in the region.
based on 1411 reviews
Why this hotel? On Praia da Rocha Beach. Great for sightseeing & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
If you want to stay in or near Portimão, then we recommend Hotel da Rocha. This great-value hotel sits right on Praia da Rocha Beach, close to Portimão marina along with a wide range of restaurants.
Modern grooms and suites have free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, comfortable beds. Some rooms offer view of the beach. The hotel has its its own bar, restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.
Nightlife-wise, the hotel is within easy access of the bars and entertainment in town. The Loft gay nightclub is just about 10 minutes’ away by taxi.
Known as Golden Triangle , the area spanning Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Almancil is widely regarded as one of the most upmarket areas of the Algarve.
In addition to long sandy, generally uncrowded beaches, the area is home to luxury hotels, many great restaurants and cafés, boutique shops, sports facilities and golf courses – all within a 30-minute drive of Faro Airport.
based on 2319 reviews
Why this hotel? Algarve's finest. Great location. Luxury choice. Free WiFi.
The Conrad is, in our opinion, one of the best luxury hotels in the Algarve. Facilities include two swimming pools (one reserved for adults), a fabulous spa, tennis courts and two excellent restaurants.
Guest rooms are very chic, spacious and luxurious. Rooms facing towards the pool offer nicer views as trees mean there is not much to see on either side of the hotel.
Located about a mile from the beach, the Conrad provides free shuttle service for guests to and from Maria’s Restaurant & Beach Club at Dunas Douradas, where sun beds and shades are available for guests (for a fee). Maria’s restaurant is actually very good – advance reservations essential during peak season – just ask at the hotel.
There are shops and a mini-market just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Conrad and a host of excellent restaurants nearby, some within walking distance.
based on 258 reviews
Why this hotel? Private beach. Apartment style. Great pool, gym & spa. Free WiFi.
Excellent-value apartment-style rooms in Vale do Lobo (18 km from Albufeira). The beachfront Dunas Douradas Beach Club offers a private beach area, 3 swimming pools, a well-equipped gym, sauna and spa facilities.
Each spacious apartment features flat screen cable TV, coffee maker, free WiFi, terrace with sea views. There’s a restaurant and bar onsite, and breakfast is available upon request.