Vidamar Algarve Hotel

  • 49km from Faro Airport (FAO)
  • 450m to local beaches
  • 900m to town centre
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Situated close to the beach and the popular tourist town of Albufeira, the Vidamar Algarve Hotel offers luxury facilities for couples, families and business travellers. Away from ... Continue reading

Situated close to the beach and the popular tourist town of Albufeira, the Vidamar Algarve Hotel offers luxury facilities for couples, families and business travellers. Away from the resorts pools and spa, the Salgados 18-hole golf course and the Lagao dos Salgados nature reserve are both just a short distance away, ensuring there is plenty to keep visitors to this popular spot on Portugal's Algarve busy.


  • Beachfront
  • Bicycle rental
  • Entertainment staff
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool (seasonal)
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Room service
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace


  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Soundproof rooms


Room facilities

The contemporary rooms and suites enjoy views of the beach, resort, pool or golf course. Each is equipped for comfort and relaxation with a furnished balcony, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, minibar and safe.

Spacious double rooms (42m²) offer a comfortable King or two single beds, lounge area with sofa-bed that leads to the balcony with panoramic view. Max occupancy is 2 Adults plus 2 Children (0 - 11yrs)
Deluxe Suites comprise one Double Room (47m2), living room with sofa bed (48m2), and two en-suite bathrooms with walk-in double showers. Each room has panoramic windows that have spectacular full Ocean Views. Max Occupancy is 2 Adults plus 2 Children (0 - 11) or 2 Adults plus 1 Teenager (12 - 16).

The Grand Suite Ocean View combines spaciousness and versatility with connecting rooms of two bedrooms and en-suites, living room and dining room. Located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Hotel’s central wing, it offers spectacular panoramic views (Cot available upon prior request and taking into account the maximum occupancy). Max Occupancy is 4 Adults plus 2 Children (0 - 11) or 4 Adults plus (1 Teenager).

Other Information

Check out the delightful little village of Guia with its narrow cobbled streets, traditional cottages and famous selection chicken piri-piri restaurants, the nearby Algarve Shopping Centre, the water and other themed parks or try your skills at the challenging nearby Salgados 18-hole golf course.

Please note the new shuttle service to Albufeira downtown available to hotel guests:
On a daily basis:
10h30: VIDAMAR – Albufeira downtown (by the Beato Vicente Statue)
15h30: Centro de Albufeira – VIDAMAR
Reservation 2 hours prior to departure, it's subject to availability.

24 hour reception, concierge service & information desk to organise excursions, lifts, lobby lounge with TV, safety box in the room, bus public service, babysitting service (on request, with charge), car hire service available, laundry service, Wi-Fi Internet access in the rooms and public areas, wedding services, meeting facilities, events team.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Vidamar Algarve Hotel 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 Vidamar Algarve Hotel in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Vidamar Algarve Hotel 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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Time Zone

Plug Type

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

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