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Janelas Do Mar, Albufeira

Rua de Correira-Lote 215 Albufeira 8200-112 - Map
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Based on 531 Reviews
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Janelas Do Mar Overview

The Janelas Do Mar apartment complex is nestled on a hill top, offering great views and the ideal location for a relaxing getaway. The complex is less than three kilometres from the centre of Albufeira and Oura Beach and provides a shuttle service to these areas.

You can enjoy a dip in the inviting outdoor pool or visit the poolside bar for snacks and refreshing drinks. Younger guests can make use of the children’s pool and playground. A selection of sports facilities are also on offer, including a multi-functional sports court perfect for tennis and football.

The studios and apartments are bright and well appointed with all of the modern comforts required for that home from home feel, whilst the handy on site mini-market makes the Janelas Do Mar an ideal destination for a self catering holiday.

Please Note

Upon check in guests will be required to present a credit card. As an alternative for the clients with no credit card a refundable deposit of 50.00€ per person will be requested at check in time.

Janelas Do Mar Overview

The Janelas Do Mar apartment complex is nestled on a hill top, offering great views and the ideal location for a relaxing getaway. The complex is less than three kilometres from the centre of Albufeira and Oura Beach and provides a shuttle service to these areas.

You can enjoy a dip in the inviting outdoor pool or visit the poolside bar for snacks and refreshing drinks. Younger guests can make use of the children’s pool and playground. A selection of sports facilities are also on offer, including a multi-functional sports court perfect for tennis and football.

The studios and apartments are bright and well appointed with all of the modern comforts required for that home from home feel, whilst the handy on site mini-market makes the Janelas Do Mar an ideal destination for a self catering holiday.

Please Note

Upon check in guests will be required to present a credit card. As an alternative for the clients with no credit card a refundable deposit of 50.00€ per person will be requested at check in time.


Our customers think this is great for...

63%

Family friendly

60%

No frills

54%

Great service


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garage parking (Surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • On-site car rental
  • Pool table
  • Poolside bar
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tennis on site
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • In-room safe
  • Kitchenette
  • Phone
  • Television

Customer Reviews

7/10 Good Based on 71 Customer Reviews

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8/10 Great

14 August 2016

Great family accommodation

Accommodation was great for family's, all the necessary amenities were there , all except for air conditioning, this is the only thing which I felt the accommodation was missing

The best thing about my stay was...

a choice of pools which was ideal for the children and pretty close to the centre of albuferia
8/10 Great

13 August 2016

Great value for money

We had a really spacious apartment with great views. The bathroom had a great showers and the towels were changed all but one day. Cleaners came in just about everyday and made the beds,hoovered and mopped the floors and emptied bins. The lichen was small but well- equipped. The outdoor pools were fantastic and ice cream prices from the the poolside bar weren't exorbitant . People tend to book sun beds from early, which we resorted to doing as we couldn't find any available on a first day which is when you need a sunshade the most. The only downside was the noise late at night when youngsters came home from partying .Good supermarkets within walking distance if you don't mind hills. Overall a wonderful stay.

The best thing about my stay was...

The spacious apartment ,balconies and outdoor pools.
8/10 Great

14 June 2016

Good amenities, quiet area, large apartment.

Great family sized apartment. Basic but what I would expect for the money. Very clean. Staff were very friendly. There was a main pool with cafe and on another level both kids and large pool with pool bar. Indoor pool with health suite plus games room. Wifi at the pool was great. Plus a supermarket which is expensive. In a quiet area but 6e in taxi to old town which is very good. On a hill but didn't think this was an issue since travelling by taxi.

The best thing about my stay was...

Amenities and location isn't an issue.
8/10 Great

02 June 2016

Girls holiday

The accommodation was clean the staff are lovely.5 to 10 minute walk to strip. Would definitely stay there again.

The best thing about my stay was...

The local people and weather were the best part of holiday
8/10 Great

14 April 2016

Basic,central,clean and secure

Very clean and spacious,towels provided, heaters free and any issues were dealt with immediately. A great base for both old and new town as well as local supermarket.

The best thing about my stay was...

Indoor pool and location
10/10 Amazing

17 January 2016

Great location

The hotel was quiet when we were there Jan 7 to 16 th , we went self catering , the small kitchen had every thing you needed even a potato peeler , we cooked a light lunch pizza in the oven etc , and eat out at night time , the studios was very clean and domistics came in every day made beds and moped around and left fresh towels daily , it's a short walk to new town and old town ,

The best thing about my stay was...

Quiet great sleep , and the view was amazing of the sea room 502
8/10 Great

11 December 2014

winter stay

Good clean friendly hotel, a little way off the beach but a good bus service from the door, in and outdoor pools , it's not the height of luxury but very good value for money

The best thing about my stay was...

views and staff
10/10 Amazing

23 August 2014

great wee apartments

just stayed in the janelas for a week first class staff very helpfull rooms cleaned every day ideal location for old and new town 15 min walk either way 15 min walk to beach great wee irish bar across the road big graham and the staff very nice people food brill and plenty off it all round great holiday as the big man says al be back

The best thing about my stay was...

every thing
2/10 Okay

07 July 2014

janelas do mar (faulty towers)

Rooms badly in need refurbishing,in depressed part of town, rooms at back over looking waste land only place near by scruffy Irish bar rooms dirty poorly maintained reception staff no help at all would never stay there again

The best thing about my stay was...

pool bar staff friendly best part leaving
6/10 Good

24 March 2014

No Complaints

no frills,quite,out of the way but within a leisurely walk of old and new town.can find no complaint

The best thing about my stay was...

clean comfortable studio
8/10 Great

06 November 2013

algarve holiday

good value for money, only disappointment the bar closed down on 31/10/13 leaving holiday makers with no alternative.

10/10 Amazing

02 October 2013

outatanding hotel

this hotel was perfect. it was lovely and clean very big rooms. very friendly staff couldnt do enough for us.. and it is the perfect location close to the main strip

The best thing about my stay was...

hotel was just perfect staff were brilliant
8/10 Great

19 September 2013

Real value for money for the not-so-picky!

Stayed for 11 nights in early September 2013. Really big studio apartment, clean and tidy and spacious. Beds and sofas really comfy, even when pushed 2 twins together to make a double. Kitchen was big but slightly worse for wear- cupboard door loose, fridge a bit noisy and toaster a bit temperamental but cooker was great. Limited and basic kitchen equipment but everything we needed to successfully self cater with proper meals. Tin opener remained a mystery though :-). Reception staff really helpful (spoke good English and happy to help me with my Portuguese!) and apartment cleaned regularly by friendly staff. Couldn't check in until 3pm which was not on any of the documentation but could use secure luggage room until room was ready. Nice balcony and 2 pools. Is a 20 min walk to town and 30 to choice of beaches and old town, uphill on way back which suited us fine and made it pretty quiet and away from the bustle and bars in town. Bars and shop at complex expensive and felt charge to use safe was too steep. Is a bit echoey which was not so great when had noisy stag party playing up in early morning. But all in had a great time and would heartily recommend to anyone who doesn't mind things not being 'just so' and can take a bit of wear and tear in their stride. If you need everything to be perfect, probably not for you :-)

The best thing about my stay was...

Size and cleanliness of the apartment and friendliness of staff.
8/10 Great

15 September 2013

Cheap and Cheerful :)

Arrived at 1AM the man on reception was really helpful. Was 2 of us staying self catering and the apartment was really big - large front room/kitchen and bedroom and standard bathroom with a shower. The kitchen had a cooker microwave but didn't have a kettle which didn't bother us as we don't drink brews. The rooms are basic and not modern but it doesn't bother us as were not there to look at the decor just a place to eat and sleep. It was clean though and that is what matters. It did state we would have towels changed twice and bedding once within the week - the maids only come once and then they only changed the bins and left us no clean towels. That is my only negative of the room. It has two pools with lots of sun loungers and the area is clean and tidy. You do have to loan sun bed mattresses at €1 a day. The supermarket on site I thought was a bit pricey but they always are. There isn't much around the apartments but is a bus stop right outside where you can get it to the beach, the old and new towns and the strip for €1.40. We walked to the strip which was only 5 mins - we never walked to the beach or Old Town but it only took about 10 minutes on the bus and cost €4.80 home in a taxi. In my opinion the Old Town was the better place to be something for everyone with Restaurants, Rock Bars, Live Music and Clubs open til 4am. Great holiday Great No frills Hotel

8/10 Great

09 July 2013

had a great time enjoyed staying at the hotel.

i found Janelas do mar very clean the rooms were as you would expect on a self catering holiday everthing you needed rooms were large. only downside was the walk to the beach & the old town but if you like the pool you had plenty of room to lie around both pools on a hole i would visit it again staff were friendly.

8/10 Great

27 December 2012

Perfectly right for me

This hotel is perfectly located for my needs with a regular local bus service.Simple no frills with excellent staff.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
6/10 Good

19 July 2012

Nice Hotel - located on hill 20 mins walk from beach or taxi for 3.90 to Old Town or Hotel Shuttle Bus.

Midway between Strip and Old Town. Well located away from noise of Strip but close enough to walk. Went with Continental Breakfast included - good value, extra 2euro for Full English. Excellent staff in Coffee Shop/Breakfast room and good value for snacks. Lower Pool area/Bar -good. Large Living and Bedroom 4 adults, no problem. Entertainment not great in bar, which was usually empty. Too much ear-splitting Karaoke. Safe rental is expensive at 25euro for two weeks and TV rental returnable deposit of 20.00 euro required. Football/Tennis/Basketball pitch is expensive at 10.00 euro per hour. Gym 4euro per hour. " Pink House" local Bar at bottom of hill,across road is very good value, large good quality beer and large wine is 3euro. Nice to stop off on an early night. Seek out Bar/Restaurant which locals use.

The best thing about my stay was...

Relaxing and good service.
6/10 Good

01 May 2012

5 nights in the Janelas Do Mar was ample time as the weather was not so good,

We arrived at 11.30pm on the 17th April for a 5 night stay at the hotel tired and hungry and discovered that we could not get anything to eat or a drop of milk for a cup of tea as the shop closed at 7.00pm, we asked at reception for some to make a cup of tea but the night porter could not help.The rest of the reception staff were very nice during the day . The hotel was a distance from the strip ,we were in building 2 and the lift got broken the 2 nights before we were due to leave, there was nine floors in the building but thankfully we did not have children with us, but we had to haul our luggage down the stairs for a 4.ooam pick up to get us back to the airport. The weather was not any good so we did a lot of sightseeing on the local bus every day. The pool was not used so we could not judge it, overall you pay for what you get and this holiday turned out to be cheap enough,

The best thing about my stay was...

Bus stop across the road brought us to lots of different places for €1.40.
10/10 Amazing

28 March 2012

we went from mothers day till the friday

beautiful apartments very clean, the bar was not opened because they werent busy in the complex not to man people there, staff very helpful & polite, have no problems with the apartments, only down fall was a little bit of a hill walk down to the supermarket & pubs, but will defo be returning next year

The best thing about my stay was...

the peace
4/10 Average

22 November 2011

very basic,a bit out the way,but ok

hotel is set out over 3 buildings very dated and a bit shabby really,would not stay here again but it wasnt exactly a roach motel,it served its purpose if im honest although it really is bit of a dump,i can only comment on the room i was put in (overlooking the main pool,5th floor) and that was in a poor condition

The best thing about my stay was...

the weather

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