Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa

  • 35Km from Faro Airport (FAO)
  • 1.5km to local beaches
  • 1.5km to town centre
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The glorious Algarve Coast of southern Portugal is the location for the 4-star Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, positioned in a tranquil spot next to the resort centre of Albufeira and ... Continue reading

The glorious Algarve Coast of southern Portugal is the location for the 4-star Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, positioned in a tranquil spot next to the resort centre of Albufeira and the endless golden beaches. Offering an all-inclusive option, the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa Albufeira nestles amid expansive mature gardens and has a total of 195 classically styled rooms spread over six floors with plenty of necessities to make you feel at home.

The Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa offers relaxing treatments and therapies in its world-class spa, from Jacuzzi to gym, sauna and massage, plus various exercise classes such as Zumba and Pilates. There is also a large outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool for swimming or a refreshing dip.

Guests of all ages can anticipate a comprehensive entertainment programme during the day and evening at the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa; even in the low winter season, senior guests can enjoy suitable exercise classes and interesting workshops. The Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa restaurant offers gourmet fine dining in a warm, relaxing environment serving the best of the Algarve's cuisine amongst other delicious dishes. The two hotel bars invite you to sip coffee or cocktails by the pool while you soak up the Portuguese sunshine.

Visit some of the sights of the Algarve such as the Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila or the Castle of Paderne. Go wet and wild at the famous Aqualand and finish off your day trying some locally caught seafood at a traditional seaside restaurant. A trip to the Algarve is full of things to do, see, and eat!

If you like your holidays with a big helping of fun, sun, and pampering, then Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa Portugal is perfect for you, so book today!

Please note: Due to the layout and location of this hotel, it may be unsuitable for those with mobility problems.

Activities

  • Fitness centre
  • Hammam
  • Indoor pool
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Squash
  • Table tennis

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service

Facilities

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box

All Inclusive

Meals:

  • Lunch, Restaurant (The times featured are for the 2 lunch shifts that will be in operation. Guests will be divided between theses shifts. If a client makes a request to change a shift this will be possible in most cases), Daily: 12:30 - 13:30, 14:00 - 15:00.
  • Dinner, Restaurant (The times featured are for the 2 dinner shifts that will be in operation. Guests will be divided between theses shifts. If a client makes a request to change a shift this will be possible in most cases), Daily: 19:30 - 20:30, 21:00 - 22:00.
  • Snacks, Daily: 10:30 - 12:30, 15:30 - 18:00.
  • Dinner, Restaurant (The times featured are for the 2 dinner shifts that will be in operation. Guests will be divided between theses shifts. If a client makes a request to change a shift this will be possible in most cases), Daily: 19:00 - 20:30, 21:00 - 22:30.
  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 07:30 - 10:00.

Drinks:

  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Soft drinks; Hot drinks; Beer; Wine; Spirits; Bottled water, Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 23:00.

Sports/Activities:

  • Table Tennis; Entertainment; Darts; Turkish Bath; Sauna.

Accommodation

Room facilities

Guest accommodation has a classic modern décor, interiors of soft pale tones, drapes and fabrics of fresh Mediterranean colours, smart light wood furnishings on cool tiled flooring and amenities for your comfort and convenience; features include a private furnished balcony (except 2nd floor rooms), air-conditioning, en suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, hair dryer and toiletries, free WiFi internet, flat screen satellite TV, radio channel, telephone, small desk and chair, mini fridge/bar (on request), safe box, wardrobe/closet, comfortable seating and a wake-up service/alarm clock.

Please note if classic rooms are available (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children) space will be restricted in the room as the sofa bed and extra bed will take up significant space. This occupancy is subject to a special offer.

Please note: Minimum stay is four nights for the season 01.11.2016 until 31.10.17, except July and August. For groups in general or 10 elements or more a refundable breakage deposit of 200 euros per room will be chargeable on arrival. This can be paid by cash or credit card.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa in Albufeira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.

Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.

Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.

While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.

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Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.

Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.

One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.

Restaurants

Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.

Nightlife

After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.

Shopping

From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.

Negatives

During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.

Essential Information

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Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)

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Questions and Answers about Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa

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Indoor pool, sauna and steam are free to use however facilities such as treatments in the spa are chargeable locally.

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The Balaia golf village is 4.6kms away

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The nearest golf course is aprox 4.6km away.

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Hi Sue, the hotel is open year round, so weather permitting all facilities would be open in April.

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Hotel Real Bellavista Facilities
With a brand new and innovating Spa Health Club, with fitness, squash, sauna, jacuzzi, thalasso treatments, massages, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, etc., the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa is located in a quiet area of Albufeira. Facilities include a Restaurant, Bars and Conference Rooms. Free shuttle to the town centre and to the beach.

Health Club
The Health Club is prepared with both invigorating physical acitvities and relaxing treatments to unwind after your exercise.

• Heated indoor & outdoor pools
• A gym with cardio-fitness equipment
• Squash courts
• Exercise rooms (e.g. for Aerobics)

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Hi rob, please find the descriptin of the premium rooms below:
The premium rooms will be ideal for guests who prefer the comfort of spacious accommodation during their holiday. Embellished with classic patterns, a simplistic sense of elegance and a great balcony with garden views, be sure to enjoy the airy ambience that distinguish these rooms.
Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer have all been included in the bathrooms. Other in-room features are, air conditioning, a direct-dial telephone, an Internet connection, satellite TV, a radio, mini-bar and a safe (extra charge).
These rooms can accommodate one to three guests.

The Junior Suites feature a separate bedroom.

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Hi Sara, Albufeira city centre is 500m from the hotel were you will find a hug array of bars and restaurants. Regards

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Hello, Pool towels are available for guests to use by the pool area. Thanks

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The beach is about 20 minutes walk, but the hotel does offer a shuttle service to get you there , if you don’t fancy the walk.

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Hello, The nearest beach is 1.5km away. Thanks

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This is a non-smoking property.

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Hello, Yes this hotel is non-smoking. Regards

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Yes kids clubs & entertainment are available, thanks Esther

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The hotel has a mini club based in sister hotel - Grande Real Santa Eulalia

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Hello, Yes the hotel has a kids club which is at the sister hotel Grande Real Santa Eulalia. Thanks

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