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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 258 Reviews
3.0

Recommended for

  • Quiet
  • No frills
  • Close to the beach
  • Central location
  • Family friendly
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 258 Reviews
3.0

Recommended for

  • Quiet
  • No frills
  • Close to the beach
  • Central location
  • Family friendly

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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British Travel Award Winner
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Overview

The Residencial Mar A Vista is situated in Cerro da Piedade in Albufeira, roughly a ten minute walk from the city centre. Here, guests will be able to explore countless shopping and entertainment venues. The sandy beach, Fishersman Beach, as well as a bus stop may be found within 200 metres of the hotel. Zoomarine is around 10 km away and Aqualand is located approximately 15 km away. Ferreiras train station is located around 12 km from the hotel. Faro airport is approximately 35 km away. The functionally fitted studios have an en suite bathroom with a TV, a hire safe, a fridge and a direct dial telephone.The hotel grounds feature a freshwater swimming pool as well as sun loungers and parasols laid out ready for use. The nearest golf course lies 5 km from the hotel.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Food & Drink

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Coffee shop or café

Services & Shops

  • Laundry facilities
  • Car rental
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Area shuttle (Surcharge)

General Info

  • Check-out by noon
  • Garden
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • Photocopy machines
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Parking

  • Parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Phone
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Wake-up calls
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Private bathroom
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • San Vicente de Albufeira Statue 0.17 miles
  • Albufeira Old Town Square 0.32 miles
  • Clock Tower 0.33 miles
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum 0.34 miles
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent 0.37 miles
  • Fisherman's Beach 0.37 miles
  • Castle Wall Ruins 0.38 miles
  • Albufeira Marina 0.52 miles
  • Albufeira Beach 0.8 miles
  • Albufeira Stadium 1.3 miles
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Residencial Mar A Vista Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 258 Reviews
3.0

Recommended for

  • Quiet
  • No frills
  • Close to the beach
  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Customer Reviews
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9/10 Fantastic

25 July 2018

great staff

this hotel is clean and your room gets cleaned every day. The staff are excellent security, receptionist & all the cleaners.

The best thing about my stay was...

the old town
10/10 Amazing

14 July 2016

Staff

The staff go out there way to help all guests

The best thing about my stay was...

Staff were great as always
10/10 Amazing

01 May 2016

Fine views

No problems with staying here again , the staff are professional , i got the room i requested, room 506 is on the top floor and has a large wrap around balcony so you get the sun all day and have amazing views of the town and beaches , it is not overlooked by anyone and is secure , the only sounds you hear are the seagulls . The room was clean and tidy with everything working as it should . This hotel may lack the glitter of some, but this is reflected in the price. Quite central , 10 mins downhill to Old Square not a problem , if there is 2 or more a taxi will get you back up for about 5 euros, but i walked . Overall , a small and homely place to stay, with some rooms having fantastic views , notably 506 , 505 , 504 and others .

The best thing about my stay was...

Rock cafe
10/10 Amazing

26 June 2015

A BARGAIN BUY

I HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH STAYING HERE 12 NIGHTS FROM 31ST MAY , ROOM 506 TOP FLOOR , HUGH BALCONY ROUND TWO SIDES WHICH GOT THE SUN ALL DAY , EVERYTHING WAS CLEAN AND WORKED AS IT SHOULD . THE STAFF WERE POLITE AND EFFICENT. YES THE HILLS ARE A TREK , BUT THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE PRICE PAID , AS IT IS WELL BELOW WHAT I HAVE PAID PREVIOUSLY FOR HOTELS NEAR THE OLD SQUARE, I'M SURE A CAB FROM THE OLD SQUARE WOULD BE ABOUT 5 EURO , SO IF THERE;S TWO OF YOU , MAYBE A GOOD OPTION . SO OVERALL A PERFECTLY ADEQUATE PLACE TO STAY. UNFAIRLY BERATED BY SOME WHO SEEN TO FORGET THE LOW PRICE THEY HAVE PAID.

The best thing about my stay was...

THE ROCK CAFE OLD SQUARE
2/10 Okay

23 September 2014

mara vista portugal

we were put in a room that smelled of stale cigarette smoke it was awfull so we asked to move to another room it was clean got to the bar had no drinks left as it was closing down they hadnt replaced stuff we left next day

The best thing about my stay was...

our move
8/10 Great

20 August 2014

Closeby everything

Decent spot near everything you need

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast
8/10 Great

24 June 2014

value for money

This hotel is great if you are on a budget. Pool area is quite small. Had to go to the supermarket one day because they ran out of beer. Quiet location, but do not choose this hotel if you are not young and fit as the walk up from town is very steep and very tiring. Other than that I would return to this hotel for a cheap get away.

The best thing about my stay was...

aircon
2/10 Okay

14 June 2013

Not for me i'm afraid.

This hotel is on top of a cliff and then up a hill. Rooms are either up flights of stairs or down. I am nearly 72 years of age yet was given a room which was 40 steps down and, of course back, when I needed to go out. There are no lifts. I would only advise someone training for mountaineering to visit this hotel.

The best thing about my stay was...

Meeeting friends who were staying at sea level!
4/10 Average

17 May 2013

you get what you pay for!!

The hotel was ok. Rooms are very basic but clean. It could do with a little refurbishment ie the bath tubs. The windows rattle loads but get a drink in you and it will be ok. The beds are clean and comfortable and made daily. For the price I paid I couldn't complain €17 a night! If you like to get out and about make sure you have bought your hiking boots! There are a few steep hills to negotiate! In the sun it takes it out of you.

The best thing about my stay was...

price. staff helpful
4/10 Average

28 September 2012

enjoyed our stay but not the uphill climb

got room on 1st floor.very spacious but only a mini fridge.write up says tea/coffee making facilities butthere were none.if you want a kettle,iron etc. you have to ask.free wifi in reception was a great bonus.enjoyed our stay but doubt if we will volunteer for that climb again.great views from reception.

The best thing about my stay was...

room 101 right by small pool.
6/10 Good

20 September 2012

Good stay

Clean, Cheap and all round good hotel. Great view from our balcony, cheap bar for pre going out drinks. Pool was small but not a problem, its like a sun trap in the day so you can catch a few rays! We were 3 lads on a short weekend, and found it ideal, taxi came quickly to the hotel and only €5 to the old town and €7 ish to the strip. Recommend this for a weekend away, enjoyed it very much thank you!

The best thing about my stay was...

The View
8/10 Great

17 September 2012

Amazing Views, Very Clean.

after reading previous reviews we were slightly worried about the accommodation, but after slumming it in Thailand for 3 months we weren't particularly that bothered by where we would stay. On our transfer from the airport the driver said to us Mar a Vista! The best views in all of Albufiera!" and he wasnt kidding. Our balcony over looked the beach and the old town. It was stunning! Particularly at night time when the old town was twinkling. As for the room, it was completely fine for us. It was very clean and the maids made our bed and renewed our towels every day. The bedding was also changed during our 1 week stay. The room was large with a good sized wardrobe, tv and fridge. Bathroom was great, particularly the shower. Can't fault the room. The hotel itself was perfectly fine for what we needed. Breakfast was limited, but then I'm not really a breakfast person. Its fine if you are happy with cereal, toast, fruit. The also had slices of ham and cheese out every morning and a coffee machine. The pool isn't great... rathr small, not particularly deep and limited sun loungers. But who needs a pool when the beach is just down the road?? The worse part of staying here is the walk back from the beach/old town. It is up a rather steep hill, which gets rather boring, rather quickly. I wouldnt recommend it to someone who struggles with walking, unless you hire a car, as it is up some steep roads. But we managed fine and thats the price you pay for the views i guess. Overall we had a great time and found the Mar a Vista more than what we needed. The views made it extra special!

The best thing about my stay was...

Views
10/10 Amazing

13 August 2012

Great place, amazing location, loved it!

Located at the top of the old town, fabulous views, lovely walk down into the town, great restaurants and bars close by,,,,staff all friendly and helpful,,,loved it! walk back is a killer, but a taxi costs 5 euros!

The best thing about my stay was...

Perfect location
6/10 Good

03 June 2012

Clean, Friendly, Good value for money

Was pleasantly surprised, I have stayed in 3 star hotels many times and this equalled some of them, The room was clean, comfortable and even had a fridge to keep drinks cool. Although there was no airconditioning/heating they had provided a fan. Breakfast was continental style, but again reasonable choice. The staff were helpful and friendly, would stay there again!

The best thing about my stay was...

Pleased with the accomodation , good value!
4/10 Average

22 November 2011

Cool

OK If you like walking up a very steep hill every time you make your way back to the hotel.....We did, but its not for the faint hearted.

8/10 Great

24 May 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

The Hotel was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful.

6/10 Good

20 June 2009

Mar A Vista

Lovely Hotel, great value for money, situated on top of a hill ( steep)so not recommended for those with heart problems or walking difficulties, rooms are basic but clean no kettle for hot drinks but there is a fridge. Staff are friendly and helpful,Breakfast is your basic continental, rolls jam, ham or cheese juice and coffee, looking forward to returning next year if not before.

10/10 Amazing

09 June 2009

Ms

Thank you! everything was very nice, no complain. All people been very helpful. We had grate time.All the best. Best regards. Daisy and Piret.We will look foward to go back.Thank You.

10/10 Amazing

31 May 2009

Very helpful staff and clean hotel

We arrived 23 May 2009 to 30 May. Staff were excellent, could not have done enough for us. It is not a self catering hotel so either bring your travel kettle, you can order breakfast in the hotel but we did not go for it so cannot comment or breakfast down the town reasonably priced (4.50 -5 euro) Food very reasonably priced in most restaurants, square at night is very lively and loud. Would recommend to anyone.

8/10 Great

10 July 2008

Great Value for Money

Very clean, staff were very helpful...Breakfast basic but a great start to the morning! Rooms are standard but comfortable. Very good location as walking distance to beach and town centre. I will definately be booking here again!