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I really enjoyed this very budget-friendly small hotel. As far as the location, it is within the old town (within the fortress wall) just a few minutes to the main plaza. There were also several restaurants, stores, etc. right there as well. It is also just about 1 block from the bus station and about a 5-10 min walk to the train station. The staff were very nice and helpful (some could not really speak English, but they made an effort to communicate, some had strong English skills.) My room was spotless. It had a small balcony, a mini-fridge, TV and full bath. Compared to most other places I stayed (guesthouses, 1 hostel and 1 more full-service hotel) the breakfast was quite decent (fresh squeezed OJ, your own small pitcher of coffee and hot milk, plus standard bread, jams, cheese & ham...) The place was quiet. In fact, throughout my trip through Portugal, I stayed in 5 towns, it was by far my favorite and most inexpensive accommodations. If I were coming back to Lagos, I would definitely stay here again. I actually added a day to my stay since I enjoyed Lagos so much...
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Rua Candido dos Reis - 12
The Hotel California offers a warm welcome!A small, friendly, family-run hotel, the 3-star California stands in a level location in the centre of Albufeira well situated in a pedestrian street, with shops, restaurants, bars and discos nearby, and the Fisherman’s Beach only 200 yards away.
This Hotel has been voted a Top Ten, Good Food Award, and a Highly Recommended Hotel by English and Dutch holidaymakers.
There is a level walk of approximately 820 yards to join the bus for excursions.
Laundry service available for an extra cost.
Cold Buffet breakfast, waiter service dinner with choice of menu, bar, restaurant, television lounge, snack bar, rooftop swimming pool with sun lounges and umbrellas on terrace, heating and air-conditioning throughout, lift to all nine floors. 10 steps to reception.
All of this combined with dedicated and professional service, will assure you unforgettable holidays
The 73 bedrooms furnished in Moorish style, all with private bath, shower and WC, balcony, satellite television, telephone and radio; safety deposit box (for a charge). In-room tea and coffee-making facilities.
Coming by the A2 motorway:
At the end of the A2 motorway enter Via do Infante (Algarve motorway) in the direction of Portimão. Take the Albufeira exit and follow the road towards this location. At the end of this road turn left at the traffic lights and drive towards the city centre. Take the second turning on your left in front of Albufeira Municipality and drive round this building.
Coming by Via do Infante (from any direction):
Take the Albufeira exit and follow the road towards this location. At the end of this road turn left at the traffic lights and drive towards the city centre. Take the second turning on your left in front of Albufeira Municipality and drive round this building.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 88% for this property is based on ratings provided by 3 guests.