Best Beach Hotels in Albufeira

We’ve filtered out the noise and surfaced the best beach hotels in Albufeira for you below. Bon voyage!

Sarah, Travel Blogger

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EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 1357 reviews

Located between Vilamoura and Albufeira and overlooking Falésia Beach, EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel offers luxury… See more

Located between Vilamoura and Albufeira and overlooking Falésia Beach, EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel offers luxury accommodations set in a landscaped pinewood with direct access to the beach, an extensive spa, an indoor pool and five outdoor swimming pools.

Rooms at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel are generously sized and in a contemporary design, complemented by white marble bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs. All rooms also offer a balcony with ocean, pool or resort views. Free WiFi access is available throughout the resort.

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel boasts 5 restaurants – Abyad, Al Quimia, Open Deck, Lima and Uddo - that offer a contemporary menu filled with sophisticated tastes that will take our guests on a trip into the world different flavors, focusing specially on Algarvian ones. Enjoy your late afternoon or evening with a relaxing drink in the trendy Bluum Bar.

Recreational facilities include a multi-sports court, a fitness centre and an extensive spa. For families with children (ages from 4 to 12 years old), a seasonal kids’ club provides supervised activities and care, so that parents can take a break and relax for a while.

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel features a congress centre for business and social events. Faro International Airport is 30 km away and Albufeira’s city centre is a 15-minute drive away. Free on-site car parking is available. The property features direct access to the beach.

Rooms from $202

This 5-star hotel has a stunning cliff-top location above Portugal’s longest beach, Praia da Falésia. It features luxury… See more

This 5-star hotel has a stunning cliff-top location above Portugal’s longest beach, Praia da Falésia. It features luxury spa facilities, 8 restaurants and a seasonal water sports centre.

All of the beautifully decorated rooms and suites at Pine Cliffs Hotel include LCD TVs. All rooms also include furnished balconies with resort, garden or sea views.

Pine Cliffs Hotel features a choice of 11 restaurants and bars, some of them seasonal, including specialists in Japanese and international food. Guests can dine in pool-side areas or enjoy a drink in cliff-top locations, with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Pine Cliffs features 5 tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, a beach club and a mini golf. For children and teenagers, the seasonal Junior Club provides a variety of activities such as mini-golf and football.

The property is a 40-minute drive from Faro International Airport. Free on-site car parking is available.

Rooms from $212

Overlooking the coastline of the Falésia Beach and the renowned Pine Cliffs Golf Course, the Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, A… See more

Overlooking the coastline of the Falésia Beach and the renowned Pine Cliffs Golf Course, the Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, A Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve offers a variety of wellness facilities, restaurants as well as direct access to famous Falésia Beach.

Featuring terracotta and tile flooring, these suites offer views of the resort, pool or garden. Introducing an open plan bathroom concept, each suite is equipped with WiFi and a flat-screen TV. The 1 and 2-bedroom suites include a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances.

In the evenings guests can relax at one of the bars or dine at any of a wide array of restaurants, offering different gastronomic experiences. Children are welcome at the on-site kids club and enjoy special programmes just for them.

Guests staying at the Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites have access to all facilities throughout the Pine Cliffs Resort, including golf, tennis, football, water sports and the Porto Pirata children's area. Member of the Green Key programme, The Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites offers an outdoor pool, as well as access to further 6 outdoor pools, children's pools and a heated indoor pool in the resort. Adults have free access to Serenity Spa and 10% discount on all treatments at Serenity and Style.

A complimentary seasonal shuttle is available throughout the day offering easy access to all activities and restaurants in the resort. The historical Old Town of Albufeira is 9 km away and the fishing town of Olhos de Água is 2 km away. Faro international Airport is 33 km away.

Rooms from $231

NAU Salgados Dunas Suites

Rated 8.5 in 2910 reviews

The deluxe NAU Salgados Dunas Suites is a 2-minute walk from Salgados Beach, through an exclusive pathway built over the… See more

The deluxe NAU Salgados Dunas Suites is a 2-minute walk from Salgados Beach, through an exclusive pathway built over the dunes. The 5-star hotel has 6 outdoor swimming pools and modern rooms with panoramic views.

The air-conditioned accommodation at the hotel features private bathrooms with hairdryer and free toiletries, flat-screen cable TV, minibar and a balcony.

The hotel features an à la carte restaurant, where guests can enjoy traditional Portuguese dishes as well as international flavours. The restaurant includes a scenic terrace area. A lounge bar with a terrace is also available.

Following a dip in one of the swimming pools, guests can relax in the nearby sun loungers and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The poolside area overlooks the green garden and features a snack bar, where refreshing cocktails and light meals are served.

Guests wishing to explore the area without their cars can do so by renting bicycles with the hotel’s 24-hour front desk. Seasonal entertainment programs and a seasonal Kids Club are a part of the hotel’s entertainment offers. Babysitting services are provided, at an extra fee. It is a 6-minute walk from the famed Salgados Golf, with its green 18-hole courses.

NAU Salgados Dunas Suites is 6 km away from Albufeira and its extensive beaches. It is a 40-minute drive from the Faro International Airport and there is a shuttle service available, for a surcharge.

Rooms from $108

PortoBay Falesia

Rated 8.6 in 3263 reviews

This hotel features direct access to the white sandy Falésia Beach and 2 restaurants. It boasts a lagoon-style pool with… See more

This hotel features direct access to the white sandy Falésia Beach and 2 restaurants. It boasts a lagoon-style pool with Atlantic Ocean views, a wellness centre and a putting green.

The elegant guest rooms come with flat-screen TVs and feature a veranda or balcony. WiFi is available free of charge

Porto Bay Falésia is just few minutes’ walk from the eateries and bars of Olhos de Agua. The in-house dining offer includes themed buffets and à la carte Italian cuisine. An after-dinner drink with live music can be enjoyed at the bar.

The luxurious wellness area includes a Finnish sauna, steam bath, and a fitness room. Guests can choose several beauty treatments, including reflexology and aromatherapy. Guests can enjoy a game with friends on the tennis courts. There is also an indoor pool for colder months and a children’s shallow pool adjacent to the outdoor pool.

Golf enthusiasts will find the Pine Cliffs and the Balaia golf courses within 3 km. Faro International Airport is 30 km away.

Rooms from $80

Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira - Adults Only

Rated 8.7 in 2302 reviews

Located directly on the beach in the centre of Albufeira, the 4-star Sol e Mar Resort features two restaurants and two… See more

Located directly on the beach in the centre of Albufeira, the 4-star Sol e Mar Resort features two restaurants and two bars.
The Sol e Mar rooms benefit from private balconies with sea views, as well as a TV with satellite channels. Every room has a refrigerator and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer.

Sunrise Restaurant serves lavish buffet meals accompanies by sea views; Sunset Restaurant offers à la carte regional and international cuisine. There is also a cocktail bar, an ice cream parlour and live evening entertainment.

Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira - Adults Only is just 3 minutes’ walk from Albufeira’s Archaeological Museum. Bicycles can be rented from the hotel – perfect for exploring the old town and picturesque clifftops. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Faro International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive from Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira - Adults Only. On-site car hire is available. Free public parking is available within 400 metres from the hotel.

Rooms from $104

Vila Joya

Resort

Rated 9.8 in 29 reviews

The 5-star Vila Joya boasts a Two Michelin Star Restaurant and scenic Ocean views. The award-winning resort features two… See more

The 5-star Vila Joya boasts a Two Michelin Star Restaurant and scenic Ocean views. The award-winning resort features two outdoor pools, spa facilities and a golf academy, offering customized training.

The luxurious guest rooms feature a Moorish-inspired design and offer balconies overlooking the coast. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a cable TV, a minibar, and a CD/DVD player. Free WiFi is also available.

Vila Joya Spa offers various therapies and features a sauna, a steam bath and an outdoor hot tub. Guests of Vila Joya can also relax at the hotel’s garden or terrace and enjoy the landscape.

Vila Joya’s prestigious restaurant was ranked in San Pellegrino's World´s 50 Best Restaurants. It proposes a set menu of Mediterranean seafood with high-quality French haute cuisine, using fresh local ingredients from the Algarve markets.

Hotel Vila Joya is located next to Praia de Galé beach and is less than 40 km away from Faro Airport. A private limousine transfer, to and from the airport, is available for an extra fee. Free on-site parking is possible.

Rooms from $1 199

W Residences Algarve

Rated 8.6 in 25 reviews

Attractively set in the Sesmarias district of Albufeira, W Residences Algarve is situated 3.2 km from Albufeira Marina… See more

Attractively set in the Sesmarias district of Albufeira, W Residences Algarve is situated 3.2 km from Albufeira Marina, 5 km from Albufeira Old Town Square and 5 km from Fisherman's Beach. The property is set 6 km from Algarve Shopping Center, 7 km from The Strip - Albufeira and 3.4 km from Nossa Senhora da Orada Hermitage. Some rooms at the property have a balcony with a sea view.

Church of Sant'Ana is 4.2 km from the hotel, while Church of Sao Sebastiao - Sacred Art Museum is 4.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Faro Airport, 30 km from W Residences Algarve.

Rooms from $290

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

Rated 8.5 in 3879 reviews

Overlooking the sea, NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is an ultra modern 5-star complex with direct and private access to São… See more

Overlooking the sea, NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is an ultra modern 5-star complex with direct and private access to São Rafael Beach. It features 2 indoor heated pools, an extensive spa, and sunbath decking lounges.

Opening out onto private terraces, the bright and airy rooms at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico offer ocean or extensive garden views. Rooms are decorated in soft tones with minimal designer furnishings. En suite bathrooms include power showers and free toiletries. All rooms come with free WiFi access.

There is 1 buffet dining room, and an à la carte restaurant, featuring Mediterranean specialities in a sophisticated and intimate environment.

The gym is well-equipped for cardio and fitness and there are 3 outdoor swimming pools.

The NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is only a 10-minute drive from Albufeira.

Rooms from $139

Pine Cliffs is a luxury resort in a naturally beautiful location, 800 metres from the Atlantic beaches. It features a… See more

Pine Cliffs is a luxury resort in a naturally beautiful location, 800 metres from the Atlantic beaches. It features a wellness centre, 2 swimming pools and a 9-hole golf course. WiFi is available in all rooms.

All guest rooms at the Pine Cliffs Residence are equipped with satellite TV and air conditioning. In addition, every unit has kitchen including a microwave and a refrigerator.

The resort features a wide variety of restaurants and bars, serving a range of local and international foods and beverages. Guest can dine at The Beach Bar, the "O Grill" restaurant, or relax on the cliff-top sun lounge.

Guests can make use of a variety of recreational facilities, including floodlit tennis courts, a fitness centre and massage treatments. Pine Cliffs also has direct access to the beach where guests can enjoy diverse water sports.

Pine Cliffs Residence is 7 km from Albufeira and 30 km from Faro. Free on-site parking is available.

Rooms from $250

Located in Albufeira, Algarve, the 5-star Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa features direct access to the… See more

Located in Albufeira, Algarve, the 5-star Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa features direct access to the Santa Eulália Beach, 4 outdoor swimming pools plus 3 for children and a Thalassotherapy Spa with specialised staff.

The Grande Real Santa Eulália includes accommodation that will fit every families’ need. Each room, suite or apartment comes with air conditioning, digital TV and a balcony.

Guests may prepare their own meals if they are accommodated on a self-catering unit. Alternatively there are 3 restaurants on site which offer a variety of options to guests from Portuguese to International cuisine. In the evening guests may relax at one of the on-site bars. In addition there are 3 pool bars serving refreshments and snacks.

The Real Spa Therapy includes 17 treatment rooms, a dynamic seawater pool with thermal Thalasso Circuit for adults, massage rooms, relaxation areas, a sauna, a cocoon, a hammam, a gym and other wellness facilities such as a heated indoor pool for families with serene water, hydrotherapy benefits and a playful environment. The Realito Kids Club offers music, games and entertainment for children of various ages.

During summer guests can unwind at the Le Club Algarve disco open July and August featuring sushi and steakhouse in their culinary offer. Tasty handmade fresh pizzas cooked to perfection in an artisan brick oven are also available from June to September at the on-site Pizzeria Artigianale whose informal and welcoming atmosphere, including outside seating, make it ideal for family dinners.

Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa provides free parking outdoor or in subterranean garages. Balaia Golf Course is 1 km away, the Albufeira Old Town area is 4.6 km away while the lively Oura Strip is just 1.7 km away. The extensive Falésia Beach is 3.4 km away and Faro International Airport is 36 km away.

Rooms from $104

Pine Cliffs Village

Rated 8.6 in 152 reviews

Situated on a cliff-top surrounded by pine trees. It features pools, a tennis courts, a spa and a golf course. The… See more

Situated on a cliff-top surrounded by pine trees. It features pools, a tennis courts, a spa and a golf course.

The bright suites and villas of the Pine Cliffs Village & Golf Suites are decorated with tiled bathrooms. They are all equipped with satellite TV and air conditioning and include terraces; some have a private swimming pool.

During school holidays, an extensive range of activities is organized by experienced staff at the Porto Pirata Children’s Club. A well-equipped gym with a personal trainer can help guests stay fit.

Located within the Aldeia Das Acoteias Natural Reserve, Pine Cliffs Village & Golf Suites is a 15-minute drive from central Albufeira. Free parking is available on site.

Please note that check-in and check-out are made at the reception of the Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites. Please note that after arrival, any cancellations or reductions of stay will be fully charged. Please note that breakfast buffet is available for a EUR 25 surcharge per day. Please contact the reception to add it to the stay. Please note that half board rates include breakfast and dinner buffet (excluding drinks). Alternatively, half board rates entitles guests to a EUR 45 dinner credit in other resort outlets, excluding room service and Yakuza Restaurant.

Rooms from $212

Alisios

Rated 8.7 in 766 reviews

Towering the Algarve cliffs, Alísios offers modern accommodation overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It features a panoramic… See more

Towering the Algarve cliffs, Alísios offers modern accommodation overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It features a panoramic deck and an indoor pool with heated sea water.

Opening out onto private balconies from floor-to-ceiling windows, rooms at Alísios hotel are airy and bright.

Seafood, barbecue and salads are served at the outdoor terrace until 21:30 during the summer months. Drinks and cocktails are offered all day. On some evenings, live music can be enjoyed.

Guests can benefit from the on-site bicycle rental and discover Albufeira Old Town, just 1 km away and its lively Strip with bars and clubs. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the hotel and complimentary private parking is available.

Rooms from $117

Vila Gale Collection Praia

Rated 8.9 in 418 reviews

Located just 150 metres from Galé Beach, this stylish hotel offers rooms with balconies, some of which overlook the… See more

Located just 150 metres from Galé Beach, this stylish hotel offers rooms with balconies, some of which overlook the swimming pool and palm tree garden. It features a spa with sauna, indoor pool and gym.

Each room at Vila Galé Praia offers modern furnishings, including a flat-screen TV and DVD player. It has a seating area, work desk and a private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer.

The Galé Praia features an open-plan bar and the Inevitável restaurant serving a wide choice of beverages and à la carte meals. A rich breakfast buffet is served each morning in the dining room.

The hotel’s cosy lobby area has plenty of seating, a library and billiards. Alternatively, guests can relax in Spa Satsanga offering several body treatments and yoga lessons, as well as a hot tub and steam rooms.

Vila Galé Praia can arrange rental bikes for exploring the beautiful Algarve coast. Free parking is available at the hotel. Faro International Airport is 50 km away.

Rooms from $147

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

Resort

Rated 8.3 in 2295 reviews

Offering a beachfront location, with direct access to Salgados Beach, the 5-star VidaMar Algarve features contemporary… See more

Offering a beachfront location, with direct access to Salgados Beach, the 5-star VidaMar Algarve features contemporary rooms, swimming pools and lush green gardens. Salgados Beach is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, while Albufeira is a 10-minute drive away.

The elegant rooms at Algarve VidaMar feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a sofa bed. Bathrooms have walk-in rain showers.

The resort includes the Ocean restaurant, which features a varied range of cuisines and meal options. The on site Primadonna restaurant also has meals available, strictly on a take away basis.

VidaMar Algarve Hotel’s facilities include Mar Club, a bar and Vida Club, a Kids Club for children from 4 to 12 years old. Golf lovers can also enjoy a round of golf in the Salgados Golf Course, at a 5-minute drive.

The A2 and A22 motorways are a 15-minute drive, offering links to the rest of the Algarve and Lisbon. The 24-hour reception can arrange a shuttle service to Faro International Airport, located a 40-minute drive away.

Please note that for group reservations with 3 or more rooms, special conditions and additional charges may apply

Rooms from $125