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The sunny Hotel Alcaide is located just 656 feet from Praia do Vau. The quiet hotel has green surroundings and features an outdoor swimming pool, with sun loungers. All accommodations at the Hotel Alcaide feature a private bathroom and satellite TV. Breakfast is included in the room rate. For more options, guests can travel to the Portimão city center, a 7-minute drive away, where there are many restaurants featuring the region’s fish-based specialties. Guests can take a dip in the swimming pool and relax in the sun loungers, overlooking the green gardens. Bicycle and car rental is available with the Alcaide’s front desk. A golf course is available within a 5-minute drive. It is a 6-minute drive to the popular Rocha Beach and its many beach-related activities, seafront bars and cafés. The famous, cliff-surrounded Falésia Beach is 43 minutes’ drive away. It is a 50-minute drive to the Faro International Airport, and the hotel provides a shuttle service, at a surcharge.

This is our guests' favorite part of Portimão, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Alcaide has been welcoming guests since May 15, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Portimão, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.9

Breakfast Info


FREE parking!


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Room Type
Bedroom :
2 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
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  • Ray
    Nice pool area, the staff were excellent. Close to the beach
  • Rabia
    It has a great location. The staff and breakfast were great. The beaches are very close. The rooms were super clean too.
  • Dalma
    Very nice and helpful staff. The area is very quiet. Just a short walk to the beach. Comfortable room. Breakfast variety was not bad.
  • Hal
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
  • Edward
    good breakfast - room comfortable -happy with everything easy 5 minutes stroll to a great beach
  • Ivan
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    We checked in with my girlfriend and everything was fine stuff was very helpful. Facilities are clean and nice. We will definitely would stay again
  • Mc_2019
    Bruno was amazing, breakfast superb, will be back in June
  • Izabela
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hotel staff was excellent. They helped us book transfer to the airport, and stored our luggage until the departure time, which was fantastic. The hotel is in the quieter part of Portimao, which we really appreciated and very close to the...
  • Jennifer
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    clean and comfortable. e wonderful breakfast and patio.
  • Tatiana
    the location is perfect, very close to Praia do Vau one of the most beautiful beaches in Algarve.

Property questions and answers
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  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    We recommend May, June and October. It's sunny, reasonable warm and the beaches are much less crowded. It's the perfect time to enjoy the Vau beach an..
    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Are there any smoking rooms

    No. We don't have smoking rooms but all Superior and Deluxe rooms have balcony and you can smoke in the balcony outside of the room.
    Answered on 2 March 2020
  • hi , how do you avail of the airport shuttle ? and what is the cost please

    The transfer service from FARO airport to ALCAIDE has a unique cost of 80 eur for 2 Persons. if you book both ways (FARO to ALCAIDE and ALCAIDE to FAR..
    Answered on 29 March 2023
  • Hi, do you accept small dogs?🤔

    Hello, Sorry but we do not accept any kind of animals.
    Answered on 24 May 2022
  • Would the pool be open in April?

    Yes the pool is open in April.
    Answered on 7 November 2021
  • Does this hotel have a lift/elevator?

    Yes. The hotel has an elevator.
    Answered on 21 September 2021
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Hotel area info *

Amenities of Hotel Alcaide
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Garden
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese

House rules

Hotel Alcaide takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 6 are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

6+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash Hotel Alcaide accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the swimming pool is for guests' use only. The guests are not allowed to invite or bring people that are not staying at the hotel.

Please note that the hotel reserves the right to request full payment or a credit card guarantee upon check in.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Bar is closed from Mon, Nov 11, 2019 until Sun, Mar 29, 2020

License number: 4092

FAQs about Hotel Alcaide

  • Hotel Alcaide offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Bicycle rental
    • Beach
    • Walking tours
    • Swimming pool
    • Bike tours

  • Check-in at Hotel Alcaide is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Hotel Alcaide. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Hotel Alcaide include:

    • Suite
    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin

  • The prices at Hotel Alcaide may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Hotel Alcaide can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Hotel Alcaide is 1.5 miles from the center of Portimão. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.