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Hotel Mar à Vista

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Aerial view
Outdoor pool
Desk, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds, bed sheets
Lunch and dinner served

Overview of Hotel Mar à Vista

Hotel Mar à Vista

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Albufeira Old Town Square

7.2/10 Good

86 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
Lago dos Lusiadas, Cerro Da Piedade, Albufeira, 8200-072

Guests rated this location 7.7/10 - Good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Albufeira Center
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 11 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 3 min drive
  • The Strip - 12 min drive
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 15 min drive
  • Balaia Golf Village - 17 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 20 min drive
  • Falesia Beach - 22 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 33 min drive
  • Marinha Beach - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 29 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 31 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 14 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 20 min drive
  • Portimao Station - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Castello Di Norcia - 8 min walk
  • Veggie Mama - 6 min walk
  • O Penedo - 7 min walk
  • Porto de Abrigo - 13 min walk
  • Merlin's - 7 min walk

About this property

Hotel Mar à Vista

Hotel Mar à Vista puts you within a 10-minute drive of Albufeira Old Town Square and features an airport shuttle (available on request). After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. The WiFi and size get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 3 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 5 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Safes in guest rooms can be used for EUR 2 per day

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Hotel Mar à Vista Albufeira
Mar à Vista Albufeira
Hotel Mar à Vista Hotel
Hotel Mar à Vista Albufeira
Hotel Mar à Vista Hotel Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Mar à Vista offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Mar à Vista does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Mar à Vista?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Mar à Vista?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Mar à Vista?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Mar à Vista?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Mar à Vista?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Mar à Vista?
You can check in from 3 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Mar à Vista?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (7.9 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Mar à Vista and nearby?
Hotel Mar à Vista has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Mar à Vista?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Hotel Mar à Vista like?
Hotel Mar à Vista is a short 11-minute walk from Albufeira Old Town Square and 9 minutes' walk from Peneco beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

balcony looking out over town and ocean. some aspects need renovating, but overall not bad. Love the originality of the elevator. the staff, including cleaning ladies, are fabulous. can't say enough about them all. made us feel like family we stayed for 2 weeks and don't regret it at all. we are older so we had to rent a car. the hotel sits atop a high slope to ocean and the walking up and down hills and stairs can be a bit too much, but that is not the hotel, just the area. we would stay again.
shirley, 14-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A pleasant surprise!
We planned a last minute trip for 3 nights and wanted to keep the budget down (which the hotel certainly did!) with that in mind, I was really dubious as it wasn’t the usual type of hotel we would book!! We were more than pleasantly surprised! Yes, the decor was dated and could do with a major overhaul but the hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff were really helpful and friendly and……the views we were in room 404, which had a balcony overlooking the town/beach and was great to watch the sunrise. I used the pool area for a couple of hours each day, and was usually the only person there so it was lovely and peaceful! All in all, although I would never have usually booked a hotel like this, I did fall in love with it a little bit!
Sunrise from room 404
View from room 404
View from reception
faye, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Low cost and handy for old town
Have stayed here a few times with no issues. It is a cost friendly handy little place. Rooms have fridges and beds are comfy. Only complaints would be that when I arrived this time the fridge had been defrosted and water was all over the floor, and the receptionist was sick and I got a bad case of covid days later :( Simple things which could be avoided by common sense/better staff decisions.
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

We did read other reviews, but weren't too concerned as all we wanted was a clean bed to sleep in at night... Unfortunately though, I think the cons did outweigh the pros here. PROS *The staff, with the exception of the breakfast room staff, were very attentive. *Shower over bath was fab. *Room was clean & serviced daily. *Breakfast, although many cons (see below), did have nice cheese and ham, and bread rolls. Bacon was lovely. Some days they had nice cake. CONS *We had no balcony. Some of our party complained about their room being smelly and were given a room with a balcony. We stayed in our room. *Bathroom sink didn't drain properly and kept filling up (room 403). *Pool tiles could've done with a thorough clean. Water itself was great. *Pool area has nothing else except sun loungers and the pool. Nothing handy to get a snack or a drink. *There is a bar by reception, but very small and not well stocked. Bottle of water very expensive. No food available, only crisps. *Breakfast was a real disappointment. Out of date yoghurt, no milk on one day and not even an apology, coffee machine coffee horrible. Scrambled eggs looked like they were a day old.
Lesley, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Gary, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice clean hotel with friendly staff
ROMAN, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff and good room would recommend
R, 5-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Advertised as having wifi and air conditioning, it does not. Very outdated and uncomfortable beds. Staff were great and welcoming, however the hotel stay was uncomfortable. Will not be coming back, especially for the price we paid for the rooms.
Sabrina, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff was amazing! Hotel is a little outdated but everything was fine and comfortable.
Adam, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Basic hotel, in need of a bit of tlc, location not great (for an oldie) due to steep hills to climb.
2-night family trip
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