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Forte Sao Joao, 8200-325 Albufeira, Portugal – Show map
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Monica Isabel Beach Club's staff speaks: Russian, Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish, English, German
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Tennis Court, Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Pool Table, Ping-Pong, Hiking, Cycling, Diving, Mini Golf, Sauna, Fitness Center, Massage, Indoor Pool (all year), Beachfront, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Playground, Karaoke, Entertainment Staff, Evening Entertainment
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Convenience Store (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, Designated Smoking Area
Russian, Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish, English, German
Mercado Municipal de Albufeira (0.6miles)
Pico da Foia (18.6miles)
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Up to two children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 20 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 2.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Getting out of there!!!
I wasn't looking or much to begin with a cheap place to stay while I golfed near by. Just a place to throw my head down at night and have a bit of breakfast in the morning. I got a mouldy bed and bedroom, terrible staff and run down 1970's style kip. I don't to want to go into too much detail but honestly just don't bother staying here no matter what you are looking for in a stay.
Location Room was large
The food, the rude staff, wifi only in reception which was the main source of the all inclusive bar and was like bedlam, restaurant staff were rude and very slow to clear tables, public areas were not kept tidy, big hotel but old and in desperate need of refurb.
The location and the weather
The staff were not very friendly
There was nothing special. In all I had a very relaxed and good stay.
I once again mention the lack of more English speaking TV channels with movies. They are available in Albufeira, I know that be course I stayed in hotel in Albufeira last summer and it had two movie channels.
Proximity to the beach. Nice balcony for sunbathing.
Kitchen had no cleaning linen. Extra bed in the living room was uncomfortable.
Girl in hotel reception worked perfectly. To each our request she responded quickly and professionally. Room cleaners were friendly and nice.
For the rest of the hotel staff, service staff we can not say same. One aggressive Furia tried to break into the room to us when we slept in bed. When it was refused, she not give us the missing water boiling pot and angrily declared that we can ask for it tomorrow. When I went Complain about this lady, her colleagues came to us and announced even better news- that we can get it, if pay the deposit to the hotel reception. That's how we lived without water boiling pot all 3 days, there was not a microwave too. .... More ... When booking an apartment in this hotel can never know what in apartment they provide. pictures of their apartments is the same. We asked apartment on the top floors with balcony to the sea, but when we arrived, we found out that we have apartment down 1th floor near from an internal pool. There had stinks of chlorine and feelings we are in a basement. Before arive to the hotel we wrote an email to Hotel Administration about what we wish to have... can we will have a balcony on the top floor to the sea, bathtub conditioner If this is not reserved to offer in our apartment, we wanted to pay extra and to have a better apartment. Replies Messages from Hotel did not come even definitive in the 48-hours period. Instead booking.com worker immediately phoned us and promised to do everything possible so that we get our service. Can think that hotel managers are responsible for giving good services,so they need to be made redundant. Because even after bookin.com workers 2 phone calls to the hotel and my letter with a list of needs, we got the apartment on the 1st floor, which was dark and smelly that basement. Admission girl offered us other apartments, but the lowest category. The girl was exceptionally polite and well understood in English.
Excellent value for the half board price we paid. It is large enough to be able to have accommodation away from the crowd. We went for a rest and that is exactly what happened however being over the Christmas period it was not very busy the summer months may be very different. The beach is perfect and the views wonderful.
The steep walks and the steps to move around the site. I don't see how they can change that as it is built on the side of a cliff. Drinks were expensive if you are only half board this would not apply to those who went all exclusive.
Location between old town and the Strip.
Ideal location .......
The whole place is tierd and run down.......
location, price, friendliness of staff.
Everything. Looks good on website! Advertises a kitchenette. Only a sink in my room. Had to leave a deposit to just get a kettle. Asked for a microwave - Told I had to upgrade I.E. pay more.I Asked for a seaview, asked for a high up room as I am 67 and need a lift!! True I was not promised 1. the room I got was down 2 flights of stairs to what I can only describe as a dungeon ! with a rock face 20 yds away.The hotel its self is on an incline to make a mountaineer cringe both to the beach and up to the main road. Unless you are fit as a donkey ! do not go there. There could be more!! Well you asked?? Please can I claim compensation for mis- selling etc. I think I will make this a formal complaint. Compensation please??
This hotel has had many not very good reviews…however for the location and value it is great. I would recommend this to anyone who is on a budget. The staff is great, its right on the beach and they have evening entertainment that engages interaction between the guests which makes for fun time.
Accomodation and location
This is not the fault of the hotel but, inconsiderent people staying in the room above mine were sliding, and moving furniture, at 04.00 and 05.30 hours, depriving me of a good nights sleep. This could be improved if the hotel were to fit self-adhesive felt pads (which are easily available in packs) to the feet of beds, chairs, etc, thus enabling the items in question to glide easily. and quietly.
I thought the apartment was fine, with a great view. I was only half board, but the breakfast was great value for money at 5euros and great selection. The locatiopn was perfect as between old town and strip and only 10 minutes walk to either.
There were no instructions or info left in apartment, and couldnt operate cooker. electronic push botton so not straight forward. complained and no-one came to assist as promised. Only one pillow which i mention and no added provided. minor things though
Food was good
Dark corridors Poor room Dirty 11 pm is too early for all inc bar to clise
The excellent location: Its literally on the beach!
the room was huge, with an equiped kitchen and a balcony. The bathroom was also big.
The breakfast was very crouded, hard to find a place to sit and sometimed things were missing. but a good breakfast. At night was noisy (caraoke and stuff....) but from our room it was quite quiet.
Excellent quality / price. Very friendly and profissional girl at reception.
The facilities need renovation. We were stuck in the elevator and had to be opened by our own hands. Near the door of the hotel are always strange people.
Cleaners - Russian lady Wifi was very weak Didn't get offered all inclusive deal for drinks and food until we asked. Too many cats
a bit dated and self catering cooking area was very very basic hot water boiler stopped work but they did change us into a different room
Place is excellent - beach is right at the hotel.
Hotel staff unfriendly, not carrying about hotel guests, everything (hair dryer, keatle, safe...) must to be asked and get for deposit - imagine coming late at night, tired and discovering that in room there is no hairdryer and to go back to the reception you must climbe up to the hill, because staff wasn't so kind to tell shortest way through the hotel facilities. Oh no, that would't work, because enter facilities you can only with room key (which is also electricity swither), which is given only one! For two adults! If you are a couple it will either strenghten your relationship, or since you would be forced to go everywhere toggether - will ruin it. Breakfasts are the same every morning... Room furniture from 19th century...
Location is spot-on for beach, old town, restaurants and shopping.
The roosters on location/next to it, at 4/5am start crowing until about 10am and it´s impossible to sleep. I'm very sorry but Monica Isabel won´t be an option for me in the future.
Location to beach and close to The Strip and Old Town
Apartment very dated, furniture in poor state, not as advertised on web site paid for Premium not what we received. Hotel needs modernising and a total re-vamp. Expensive mistake beware when booking you don't get what you pay for.
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