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INATEL Albufeira

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good location and pool area but taken over by the French and their silly entertainment team between 12.00 and 12.30pm with noisy silly games. The team ignored other nationalities to the point of rudeness"!

This was our first time at this Hotel and our last, we are in our 60s and like to go out all day site seeing this fantastic place, but at night we like to have a our meal and a drink followed by a night of entertainment forget the entertainment, There isn't any we went out after the 2nd night in to the old town. The Hotel only caters for the portuguese. The Meals were basic but ok, the rooms were very nice and cleaned every day. 15 min walk to the old town plenty of night life there and meals are not to expensive. Bus stop at the end of the drive takes you to the main bus station were you can go anywere in the algarve.

3 Star hotel nice hotel, food good what you would expect of a 3 star. Nice pool area good facilities. Mainly French & Portuguese guests which wasnt a problem for us. Waiters in restaurant nice not many speak english but they are helpful all the same and a little more cheerful than the ones in the bar. We dont expect people to speak english fine with us. Bar area in main hotel could do with a bit of modernising and comfy seating and lower lighting etc. It looks a little like a school canteen. Inatel on the beach great area to sit out and get drinks and snacks but again they dont have many staff that speak english. The people on the reception in this part of the hotel are pleasant and helpful. Generally speaking the staff are not rude but could do with being a little more cheerful. Other than that we stayed in the Beach part of the hotel very nice rooms, lovely view right over the beach,safe free, free toiletries, fridge in room, air con worked well as it was hot while we were there last week. I would go back as it is well placed for the beach and old town, food is ok always, drink prices ok too, house wine nice and cheap.

It is only 10 min to top of a hill to escalator then your in town.there is a little shop called evas for a bus pass €3 then load it with money one card for all with you it's then only 80 cents per trip instead of 1.40.hope you find this useful.

We are staying in the inatel prarie at the back of the hotel, with no sea view. The Inatel is across the road with a pool and main restaurant. The atmosphere is very dreary and seems old fashioned all round especially the dining room which is more like a canteen. The facilities outside the room are definitely lacking in general especially the food. Id go as far to say its awful. Even the coffee tastes strange. We are only a couple of days into the holiday and I havent got that same upbeat mood as I usually do on holiday. Theres no local shops or bars, you have to walk a good 10 minutes and theres no bar in our hotel or any entertainment. On appearance when you first walk in it seems a good 3 star but all the other things let it down and definitely wouldn't return to this hotel. If your thinking of booking, think again especially if you enjoy your food. A big thumbs down from me unfortunately.

Our 3rd time back so we must like it, yes it's everything you could want for a quiet break, so clean and well maintained, good facilities, we go for 28 days, well positioned and it seems that many brits go back time and again. But I still feel the Inatel lacks any holiday buzz or sociable vibe. The only bar is tucked away behind the restaurant and seeems to be geared up for the local dance club meet. As other reviewers have mentioned the majority of guests are large groups of Portuguese and French visitors. Perhaps not for the traveller looking for fun! Wifi connection was great and throughout the hotel and the food was often above average, especially if you like fish.

Nothing wrong with the facilities here and very clean, but had a very bleak feel to it. It felt like an institution and the staff were efficient but non smiling and unhelpful. This hotel does not cater for English people, but Portuguese pensioners. Do not stay here if you expect to have any fun because there is none. Also there is no bars or restaurants nearby, you have to walk 10 minutes uphill. Also the hotel on the photographs is not the hotel I booked for. We were put at the sister hotel which is not on the beach at all and we had the view of a carpark, poor show, but Albufeira is lovely.

This is a modern hotel on the beach and a 10 minute walk from the old town. The rooms are clean, new and comfortable plus the free WiFi is very fast. I stayed in a sea view room and the view really was quite amazing. I did not rate the hotel 5 stars as the breakfast was poor, dry scrambled egg, poor coffee with sugared milk etc. I personally also do not like glass walls on the bathroom and toilet as if sharing a room you see a little too much. Nice hotel though and friendly staff

Very good modern hotel. Well positioned for visiting Albufeira Old Town. Large rooms, very clean, adequate breakfast. Worth upgrading to a 'sea view' room. The town has a very 'safe' feel to it. It was good to see people taking evening strolls....even unaccompanied ladies!!!

We have just returned from a 5 day break in this hotel. Having booked this trip through Alpha rooms ( who we can not fault !!). We booked a sea view room which we could not of been closer to the sea unless we were actually in the sea !! Fantastic view over the beach and sea. Having told Alpha rooms it was a trip for our wedding anniversary, we arrived to a room with rose petals, hearts, champagne and the biggest strawberries I have ever seen ! courtesy of the hotel! (Fantastic surprise!!) The room was a good size with a really smart glass panelled en-suite. The only down side was the beds! (Two singles put together!!) The staff were really helpful and could not do enough to help!! also the food at breakfast was a tad cold but we just warmed it in the microwave!! If you are planning to stay at this hotel make sure you ask for the hotel on the beach as it has two hotels with the same name!! I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and would say it should be a 4 star a not 3. also book early as we enquired about re-booking later this year but told the next available rooms would be September 2018 for the beach hotel.

Av. Infante D. Henrique Albufeira

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

INATEL Albufeira places you within a leisurely stroll of International Health Centers Albufeira and Fisherman's Beach. This 217-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Castle Wall Ruins and Albufeira Old Town Square are also a short walk from this Albufeira hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at Descobertas, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


INATEL Albufeira's 217 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, phones, and desks. TVs come with cable channels. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

At INATEL Albufeira, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This hotel also has a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard (Solarium)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 255 reviews