Mar A Vista - Albufeira

Cerro Da Piedade, Albufeira, Portugal, 8200-320show map
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GoodBased on  254 reviews
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Overview

The 2-star Hotel Mar A Vista offers classic rooms in Albufeira City Centre district of Albufeira. Renovated in 2003, the budget hotel has welcomed guests since 1968.

It lies within 10 minutes' walk of Albufeira Marina. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

The hotel boasts close proximity to a zoo and golf courses.

Guests can reach Hotel Mar A Vista from Faro airport within 35 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Hotel Mar A Vista features 42 guestrooms with a ceiling fan, wireless internet, a safe, a refrigerator and a laptop. Many rooms offer a breathtaking view over the sea. They are fitted with a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Offering a free buffet breakfast, the hotel invites guests to the bar. Serving Portuguese meals, Bistro lies in a business area, 700 meters from the venue.

Services

Guests at Hotel Mar A Vista are offered to use a baggage storage, a designated place for smoking and an elevator as well as laundry, ironing service and wake up service.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature an outdoor swimming pool, loungers and a patio. Active guests will appreciate diving, hiking and fishing provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Hiking
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Fishing

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Postal service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Local calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Church of Sant'AnaChurch of Sant'Ana700 ft
Fisherman's BeachFisherman's Beach2300 ft
Fishermen's SquareFishermen's Square2700 ft
Church of São Sebastião - Sacred Art MuseumChurch of São Sebastião - Sacred Art Museum1400 ft
Municipal Museum of ArchaeologyMunicipal Museum of Archaeology1700 ft
Parking Garage AlbufeiraParking Garage Albufeira2300 ft
San Vicente de Albufeira Statue San Vicente de Albufeira Statue 1000 ftLargo Jacinto D'Ayet
Sant'Ana Church Sant'Ana Church 1000 ftPraca Jacinto d_Ayet Address Travessa 1º de Dezembro
Centro Historico de Albufeira Centro Historico de Albufeira 1700 ft AlbufeiraPortugal
Albufeira's Igreja MatrizAlbufeira's Igreja Matriz1300 ftRua da Igreja
Castle WallCastle Wall1800 ftRua Joaquim Pedro Samora
Torre do Relogio Torre do Relogio 1900 ftRua Jose Bernardino de Sousa
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Os Arcos RestauranteOs Arcos Restaurante2100 ftRua Alves Correia, 25
BistroBistro2100 ft37 - 39 Rua Alves Correia
Dom Carlos RestaurantDom Carlos Restaurant2800 ftRua Alves Correia, 100
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Albufeira Shopping CenterAlbufeira Shopping Center5000 ft
Algarve Shopping CenterAlgarve Shopping Center3.0 mi
Albufeira StadiumAlbufeira Stadium1.2 mi
Bullring AlbufeiraBullring Albufeira1.9 mi
Balaia Golf CourseBalaia Golf Course2.9 mi
Xorino Cave Xorino Cave 2600 ftOld Town
Falesia BeachFalesia Beach3000 ft AlbufeiraPortugal
Praia dos PescadoresPraia dos Pescadores4400 ft AlbufeiraPortugal
Praia Sao RafaelPraia Sao Rafael1.5 miPraia Sao Rafael, Albufeira
Albertu\'s BarAlbertu\'s Bar1.7 miThe Strip
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Getting around
Airports
Faro (FAO)16.7 mi
Portimao (PRM)18.5 mi
Train
Albufeira Train Station3.2 mi
Tunes Train Station5.3 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  254  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Handy for the beach and the 'old town' but some residents were elderly and with sticks, must have been a struggle for them to get up and down the walk as it is very steep. Would point this out in any advertising. No aircon which we didn't need but would not have liked to stay in July or August without. Pool area very, very small and not very aesthetically pleasing but beach 5 mins walk away so not that important. Bit of 'drain smell' in lounge and bar area but not in rooms. View of sea and hillside from balcony. On the whole excellent value for money if your wanting a 'cheap as chips' holiday.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Have stayed here before, we chose it because of the sea views, its basic but clean, breakfast is good valuye considering its not an expensive hotel, Staff are friendly located on top of a hill so rooms stay cool, pool is small but considering the beach is 5 min walk away going downhill thats not a problem. Would recommend this hotel but not if you have bad legs in a wheel chair because of its location. If your looking for a 5star hotel then this isnt for you, but for helpfulness of staff and friendly faces, clean basic rooms with breakfast and fab views then would recommend this hotel Will definately visit again it is a favourite of ours.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    I enjoyed my stay. The appartment was cleaned regularly. My only complaint would be the amount of noise from sometimes as early as 7-8am. You can hear everything and staff members talking very loudly in the lobby area and furniture being dragged across floors... This is too be expected with cleaning etc...... But this did seem to be from very early and I was woken up every morning with it...

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  • 8.8
    Superb

    When we arrived at Mar a Vista the pleasant and helpful receptionist told us that we were lucky enough to have been given the best room with air conditioning and a fantastic view from the balcony over Albufeira and the beach. No wonder the hotel is called Mar a Vista. The room itself was very clean and fresh. Although on a hill it is very central and we found it a good location. The little swimming pool was a welcome place to cool down. Very good value for money.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very good conditions of the room and wonderful view from the window!Nice and helpful staff and low price.I definitely recommend this hotel I would choose it again if I go again to Albufeira!

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Cheap, good for a "roof over your head" type of place. Decent location if you can manage the hills up from the Old Town. Great views from higher floors.

    Moody, rude staff. Solid beds, very noisy (rattling windows, paper-thin walls) , Suspicious stains on all carpets.

  • 6.6
    Good

    + Cheap hotel (Booked.net price) + fridge in the room + man in reception was helpful (he helped us to find a bus)

    - Lady in reception was impolite - dirty bathroom - we had a room with view to the parking (garbage truck is making a lot of noise at 2AM!!)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Hotel is in quiet part of Albufeira. We like it because for this low price it is very good. Nice clean room. It is not so far form beach but you have to walk all way up to hill, but for us it wasnt problem.

    Hotels swimming pool could be cleaning more time. After maybe 3 days there swim few things from natur. (not big problem)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    excellent price and really good location(altho there is a hill to climb)

    some day staff not very helpful. night staff excellent

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great view from our room and breakfast room of sea.

    the tv in the bedroom had only portugueese channels

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    great value for money. Basic but clean and friendly. Good location, not too far from beach and town, although all up hill on the way back!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hotel is not so much expensive, but situeted at the very good place. Rooms are beautiful with small balcons, wonderful view of ocean. Beach is quite close, besides you can have a rest at the swiming pool, which is in the hotel. Staff of hotel is very kind and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay there, like being close to heaven!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Nice view from the balcony of the city and partly to the beach.

    Sometimes the water in the bathroom was not enough heat.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff is very kind, available for all needed information. Our room was very spacious and had a nice view to the sea. Breakfast is fine. Albufeira is a very nice town, especially for young people.

    The hotel is placed on the top of a hill. The city center is 5/10 minutes walking (going down the hill), but coming back takes longer. You have nice beaches close to the city center, but the nicest ones can be easily reached by car.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The view from our room was wonderful although the rooms are basic they are comfortable and meet our needs. The location suited us as we were not too far away to enable us to walk down to the beach and into the centre each day.

    Would have liked to have had sky tv in the rooms and perhaps internet availability.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  254 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Portugal

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Faro (FAO)16.7 mi
Portimao (PRM)18.5 mi
Train
Albufeira Train Station3.2 mi
Tunes Train Station5.3 mi
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