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Forte Sao Joao, Areias de São João, 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
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
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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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.
Great location. On the beach. Walking distance to all amenities, good housekeeping.
Kitchen equipment was poor for self catering. ie. no kettle no toaster. Could have had a microwave that was in the brochure.
Location - pool area - proximity to beach - shuttle service
dreadful original apartment (block B) - later transferred to Block C - staff need better attitude bar closed before 12pm
everything was ok! good car parking, swimming pools, room and beach.
very cold sea...
Most of the guests are in older age
The lady in reception.
Location was great! Easy access via beach walk to centre of Albufeira within minutes.
Staff not very helpful. Not value for money. No WiFi in room and poor in public areas. Rooms in need of renovation. Website offers beach views, we had none!
location right on the beach.
rooms were very tatty.
We had studio apartment A124. Location looking out to sea excellent, very large patio & very quiet. Porter assists taking you to your accomodation with cases as a matter of course. Due to the large complex could be difficult finding your room without this facility.
Be aware site is on a very steep hill & access to our studio meant negotiating many steps.
I thought that the staff were very professional and friendly. The location was great for the beach and a few restaurants.
If you get booked in separate buildings it really is a 5-10 min. walk apart. The air conditioner did not work in one our rooms and it did not work the whole time in our friends rooms. Hopefully they have had a chance to fix this for their next guests.
Rooms where clean and hotel was clean. Reception staff friendly and helpful.
The room I stayed in was directly under the restaurant, so this made it very noisey at early hours of the morning. From 6.30 to 7.30 was when they where preparing breakfast so i was awoken every morning with the noise. The bar service wasn't great, there was two bar staff on at night and on one occasion just one, waiting at least 10 to 15 mins for a drink. If they employ more bar staff this will resolve the issue. Plus the bar closes at 11pm which was disappointing.
Location close to the beach very hilly for walking up to the pubs and cafe
No kettle 2 ring cooker very slow at heating up no toaster
Location to the beach
Every time we came back to our room there was at least 2 new cockroaches, sometimes dead sometimes alive. Staff didn't seem to care. Also the air conditioning was dripping water the entire time it was turned on
The location is the best thing this aparthotel has going for it.
We advised would arrive between 12 and 1pm & we did, but only got the room until after 3pm and it wasn't in the hotel complex as expected but an apartment separate to the hotel. On 2 occasions maid removed used towels & didn't replace them so we had to call reception for replacements. Tiny old TV fixed high near the ceiling. Room and fittings dated
Location. The shuttle bus service to the town.
The pool area. Loud music, loads of teenagers, dangerous & slippery ground surface surrounding the poll plus lots of dodgey steps. Horrible hens/chickens freely roaming near pool entrance. We only went once.
Room wasn't ready at arrival ! Hotel was very poorly maintained , air conditioning wasn't working , most deffo 1 of the worst places we have stayed , Dnt go it would wreck your holiday , lucky for us we stayed 1 day of hell , I've stayed in some dumps this is 1 of the worst !
Close to the beach. Wifi was free. Nice view from appartment.
The lock on the door to the bedroom balcony was broken, and this door could thus not be locked. We were 3. The 3rd bed was a crappy bed from under the sofa. Had to call the reception to get linen for that bed and make it ourselves. Wifi speed was poor and only available in reception area. The bathtub curtain was dirty and disgusting.
location, shuttle into town, great restaurant within walking distance
staff was mostly rude, even the cleaning ladies argued amongst themselves, uncooperative staff not willing to do even the basic requests, too long of a wait to check in and out, awful food, especially the buffet, and the service was the worst I've ever experienced, unhappy staff, difficulty getting towels, distance from main area was too long, only one key per family was given so we all had to coordinate where we were going and when, didn't deal with loud and obnoxious neighbors making noise after midnight. Awful place.
Location Price Apartment
Didnt clean room on first day
we staid at block C i think it was renovated recently , the hotel is like a resort , 12 min walk to the center
prety basic breakfast , lake of vegetables in breakfest ,
1) The hotel is right on the beach. 2) The room was nice enough although a bit dated. 3) The staff was nice. 4) The hotel is slap bang between the Main Strip and Albufeira Old Town
1) Although the beach looks nice and sandy, it was really shelly and even with flip flops it hurt your feet. 2) The bathroom had a stale smell. 3) The hotel is about 10-15 mins walk to the Main Strip. 4) Dinner at the hotel was a bit hit or miss. Breakfast was always good. 5) A lot of the kids' entertainment isn't in English.
The beach was beautiful and close to the hotel. Apartment was spacious, clean with a big terrace and wonderful sea view. The evenings in the hotel were varied, there were different kinds of performances.
The service in the reception seemed to be busy all the time (talking by phone all the time). Our air conditioner sometimes was breaking down and we had to call for someone to fix it. City center took 30 minutes by walk.
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