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Hotel California, Albufeira, Algarve

Rua Candido Reis, 12 Albufeira 8200-103 - View Map
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Based on 425 Reviews
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Hotel California Overview

Hotel California is located in the centre of Albufeira, a only two minutes' walk from the Praia dos Pescadores Beach. Great for couples and families, Hotel California offers 3-star accommodation with a range of shops and restaurants nearby.

The hotel features a rooftop pool with views of Albufeira, along with a fitness centre. Services avaliable include childcare, a beauty parlour and car or bicycle rental. Free WiFi is avaliable. You can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning.

The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel California come equipped with everything you'll need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Each room features cable TV, a phone and safe.

The surrounding area is home to some of the most lively bars and restaurants in the city. Fisherman's Beach is only a short walk from the complex and there are good public transport links nearby.

Special Notice

Standard rooms no not include a balcony, superior rooms include balcony with table and chairs, premium rooms include sun terrace and loungers.

Hotel California Overview

Hotel California is located in the centre of Albufeira, a only two minutes' walk from the Praia dos Pescadores Beach. Great for couples and families, Hotel California offers 3-star accommodation with a range of shops and restaurants nearby.

The hotel features a rooftop pool with views of Albufeira, along with a fitness centre. Services avaliable include childcare, a beauty parlour and car or bicycle rental. Free WiFi is avaliable. You can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning.

The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel California come equipped with everything you'll need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Each room features cable TV, a phone and safe.

The surrounding area is home to some of the most lively bars and restaurants in the city. Fisherman's Beach is only a short walk from the complex and there are good public transport links nearby.

Special Notice

Standard rooms no not include a balcony, superior rooms include balcony with table and chairs, premium rooms include sun terrace and loungers.


Our customers think this is great for...

93%

Central location

66%

Close to the beach

48%

No frills


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Area shuttle (Surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business centre
  • Caters to families
  • Caters to singles
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Check-out by noon
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free breakfast
  • Gift shop
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Minimum check-in age 18
  • Multilingual staff
  • On-site car rental
  • Pets not allowed
  • Photocopy machines
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Shopping on site
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Television in lobby
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 65
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cable television service
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • City view
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Connecting / adjoining rooms available
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite television service
  • Television
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

Customer Reviews

5/10 Average Based on 72 Customer Reviews

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1/10 Okay

21 August 2017

Awful

Told on arrival at the hotel they had over booked and moved us to a hotel on the outskirts of city, had to get taxis every day to meet the rest of our friends who were staying in the hotel. Was told alphrooms were meant to inform us but never did. Very disappointed!

The best thing about my stay was...

Nothing
1/10 Okay

30 July 2017

Hotel Calofornia

I am giving poor to this hotel, because we were told upon arrival that they don't have free rooms, due to water problems so they will send us to another hotel. Me and my boyfriend were not happy that they didn't call us first so we don't have to look for this place, than carry all our luggage in the heat and wait 30 min for taxi to take us to the other hotel. Anyway they paid for the taxi and other hotel was better. In order to improve your service call people in case of such changes and don't make them waste their time in travelling from hotel to hotel.

The best thing about my stay was...

we did not stay there was the best thing
8/10 Great

25 August 2016

Great Location

Hotel is in best location for beach/bars/food, The room was clean & staff very help full, Being a 3 star hotel its up to that standard, Pool was cleaned every day & water tested. Will go back again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
2/10 Okay

18 August 2016

Overbooked

Very very disappointed as you overbooked this hotel and gave us three days notice to accept a much inferior hotel,we had no choice but to accept as we had paid for flights parking transfers etc.Alpha rooms informed us that the Hotel California were to blame and had returned 18 other bookings

The best thing about my stay was...

Could not stay here as overbooked.
2/10 Okay

15 August 2016

'Double booked' a few days before arrival

Never got to stay here as they had overbooked. Only informed a few days before due to arrive.

The best thing about my stay was...

Nothing
4/10 Average

09 August 2016

Messed about Big Time ! Cant comment on hotel. Wasnt there !!!

Hotel fine. Pool fine. (But never used either !!!) Lively spot on the strip. Ideal for Party People and also couples. BUT - WHAT EVER YOU DO DONT ARRIVE A DAY LATE !!! I was staying in Lisbon and planned to get the train down on the day I was checking in. I decided to stay an extra night in Lisbon (to watch Portugal play a friendly in the Benfica Stadium) so rung up the hotel who promised me my booking would be kept for me. When I arrived late the next day my Booking had been CANCELLED !!!! YEP. CANCELLED. After catching my breath I made it clear I wanted a room but they said the hotel was FULLY BOOKED !!!! AMAZING. Eventually I was moved to the hotels sister hotel Polana Residence down the strip away from my mates. Adequate but not what I booked. Stayed there for the rest of the week. Holiday was great but not acceptable being booted out of your hotel even after ringing up to make them aware. I was also told that it happens quite often. Ah well.

The best thing about my stay was...

The lad in reception who was polite and very helpful. He sorted out my 'Cancelled Accommodation' Problem !
4/10 Average

11 July 2016

Cheap and cheerful - good location

In the heart of Albufeira old town. the location is probably the best thing about this hotel. It is basic and very tired looking but it is clean and the staff are friendly. We had to ask to be moved to a different room as it was so noisy at night. Where we were moved to was much better and had a terrace leading out to the pool.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location
4/10 Average

04 July 2016

Cheap, basic and not always cheerful

Just returned from a hen weekend. 3 of us were sharing a room and as they had overbooked we were lucky and had been upgraded to a suite very basic room but with plenty of room. Our friends weren't so lucky and were crammed into tiny rooms, even the girls who had paid for a 'superior' room, that was tiny and had mould on the walls. There was a problem with towels and linen not being changed or even having some and one of our party had only a hand towel for 4 days despite asking every day. The hotel is centrally located but you wouldn't want a room over the street as the noise from the bars is till 5am. The rooms are a bit pot luck. There is a lot that needs doing including faulty lights air con etc. Would be a great place with bit of work done and care done to it. I also feel the staff could be a bit more friendly. They were not interested in all the problems and at times very rude. I witnessed people who had booked and there were no rooms for them. Staff not interested and blatantly rude. Every time I walked by reception there was someone complaining.

The best thing about my stay was...

Locality. 5 mins from beach front. In old town with plenty to do
4/10 Average

29 June 2016

Disappointing

Great location, but spoiled by issues with room allocation and complete lack of essentials like towels, bed linen, functioning air con, lights and hot water. Our room wasn't cleaned at all during our five night stay and there seemed to be issues with basic maintenance of fixtures and fittings

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
2/10 Okay

09 June 2016

Very basic hotel but location great

Very basic, no fridge air con very bad we wer there for 1 wk and couldnt connect to wifi at all, beds v hard right on the main street of old town so will be noisy into the night, but cheap basic clean and staff friendly

The best thing about my stay was...

Location perfect staff friendly

Additional information

The Hotel California was previously known as Cheerfulway California Hotel.

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