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VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

Albufeira beach resort with 5 restaurants, spa

  • Free WiFi
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Herdade dos Salgados, Albufeira, 8200-424, Portugal
8.6.Fabulous.
  • The service was great and good buffet selection. The pool was beautiful and the hotel…

    Jun 26, 2021

  • Have stayed at this hotel many times and it never fails to impress. Unfortunately on…

    Mar 22, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Walkable
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 260 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 5 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Herdade dos Salgados Golf - 5-minute walk
  • Salgados Beach - 6-minute walk
  • Gale Beach West - 7-minute walk
  • Lagoa dos Salgados - 9-minute walk
  • Gale Beach - 10-minute walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from May 21 2020 to March 31 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Shuttle services
  • Spa
  • Hot tub

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Prestige Double Room, Resort View
  • Premium Suite, Sea View
  • Superior Double Room, Ocean View
  • Prestige Double Room Nature
  • Prestige Double Room, Pool View
  • Prestige Family Room (Resort View)
  • Prestige Family Room (Nature View)
  • Prestige Family Room, Pool View
  • Superior Family Room, Ocean View
  • Prestige Double Room, Partial Ocean View
  • Prestige Family Room, Partial Ocean View
  • Premium Double Room, Ocean View

Location

Herdade dos Salgados, Albufeira, 8200-424, Portugal
  • On the waterfront
  • Herdade dos Salgados Golf - 5-minute walk
  • Salgados Beach - 6-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Herdade dos Salgados Golf - 5-minute walk
  • Salgados Beach - 6-minute walk
  • Gale Beach West - 7-minute walk
  • Lagoa dos Salgados - 9-minute walk
  • Gale Beach - 10-minute walk
  • Praia da Galé East - 14-minute walk
  • Praia Grande de Pêra - 14-minute walk
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck - 15-minute walk
  • Manuel Lourenco Beach - 25-minute walk
  • Praia Grande de Pêra West - 34-minute walk

Getting around

  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) 49-min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) 28-min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station 24-min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station 25-min drive
  • Tunes Station 26-min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 260 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property requires full payment for the stay at check-in for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.
The children's club days of operation vary in low season (November-March). The children's club may be closed due to low occupancy.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (EUR 10 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 12
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15134
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1406

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 5
  • Year Built – 2013
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 82-cm Smart televisions
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

OSMOS Wellness Center has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Sunset Restaurant & Bar – This poolside diner specialises in barbecue and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Primadonna – This beachfront family restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

AJI - Oriental Flavours – This sushi bar specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Ocean Buffet – This poolside buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Olivo – This theme restaurant only serves dinner. Open selected days.

Recreation

Nearby

  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 for adults and EUR 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 75 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 7)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Self-parking costs EUR 10 per day

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Facility access costs EUR 20 per person, per day
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility or hot tub
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

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.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

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

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted.

All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number 6655

Also known as

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 10 per day. Electric car charging is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, barbecue and garden views. The dining venue(s) will be unavailable from 21 May 2020 to 31 March 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Os Salgados (9-min walk), Bellavita (12-min walk) and Scooby's (2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 75 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with activities such as boat tours, cycling and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve also has 5 bars, an indoor pool and beach cabanas, as well as an arcade and a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 6.0.Good

    We stayed over Christmas week. Its pretty much boring for our kids as all the fun parks are closed during winter. We had half-board so our review... Dining: breakfast buffet = 4, dinner buffet = 3, atmosphere = 3, cleanliness = 5. Well-run buffet, clean but we felt like we were eating in a school canteen. Rooms: space = 5, bed = 4, daily room service = 4, cleanliness = 3. Good big comfortable room albeit slightly old, bed was softer than our preference, good daily room service where we had new towels (and looks like sheets too) everyday. Nice but unnecessary. Shower was not clean and had mould around the tiles. Over all facilities and location is good. Good supermarket down the road. But I felt we got lost as a number. The hotel can hold 1200 guests! Special thanks to Neuza and Richardo for making our stay more comfortable! If it weren't for them, I would have lowered my rating for this hotel.

    7 night family trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean well run property with helpful staff.near excellent beach. Spa excellent

    3 night romance trip, Dec 14, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Must say this hotel has gone down hill fast !!!! I emailed hotel to explain I was only staying 5 nights instead of 6 and also to supply Flowers for my wife who was celebrating her birthday and our wedding anniversary... But alas hotel said that Expedia was to refund extra day and Expedia said Hotel was to refund??????? Also on arrival when I asked Bell boy on reception about flowers that I ordered to the value of 50Euros which I was paying for as in previous visits !!! But bell boy said there are no flowers and if was not happy to fill in questionair !!!! I was furious as this has now ruined my surprise for my wife and then to find that the meal arrangements had changed drasticly and was told of alternative which we were then told was fully booked and we were on half board … We then got into a restauraunt which I wish we had not gone into as this was dreadful like all food during our stay. What ever happened to ''ROMANTIC HOTEL WITH SUPER FOOD'' ?????? Gone forever. STAY AWAY IS MY ADVICE !!!!!!

    6 night romance trip, Dec 1, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    This was our fourth visit in October half-term holiday. It has nice rooms and generally good facilities, breakfast is great. We kept coming back as the kids loved the heated outdoor pool and the atmosphere it created with families playing together. Unfortunately this year the heating was switched off so it was a bit desolate. Kids were disappointed. The hotel had clearly switched into winter mode and was focussed on the conferences that were taking place rather than holidaymakers. No outdoor heated pool, no ice cream for the kids at dinnertime, less choice in the restaurant, areas reserved for conference delegates etc. Also some of the smaller details that made a difference before have either disappeared or now incurr a charge. So I'm afraid we will be looking elsewhere this year.

    4 night family trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had the best stay at Vida Mar. The best thing was the staff and their attentive and friendly manner. Specially, I have to mention, Ana the front office manager, Ana at customer service, Beatrize at the buffet restaurent and Vandersen at the Sunset Bar. You made our stay extremely enjoyable one. The beach was beautiful and the hotel was spotless clean. Everything was perfect. Just the pool was a little too cold. Thanks Vida Mar for a wonderful experience.

    5 night family trip, Oct 24, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Its a average hotel. Not a 5 star at all. Reception staff not everyone is helpful, Cleaning staff you have to ask everyday to get fresh towels and clean the room. Putting sign out doesn't mean anything. Staff in restaurant are helpful. Breakfast is repetitive. Dinner, hot counter for meat eaters but not for veg. Do not take HOP ON HOP OFF Tour bus its complete waste of money.

    Harry, 7 night family trip, Oct 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great spa offers, nice pools, perfect location for beach holidays. What I didn’t like that there is no flexibility in late checkout at all. It’s my fifth stay in these resorts and it was never available no matter how busy or empty hotel is. This so called “VIP” status at the hotel means nothing. Also given cheapest room available facing car park. Not sure why it is sold as VIP hotel.

    2 night trip with friends, Oct 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good large clean rooms with safe, kettle and good wifi available. Nice big bed (2 large singles pushed together made up to double) with good quality sheets. Large walk in shower and open plan bathroom backing onto the room with wall to divide. A bit corporate looking and a lot of 'brown', decor looks a bit dated, not to my personal taste but perfectly spacious, clean and adequate with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Balcony large and a great asset. Fabulous huge outdoor pool with ample sunbeds and other (additional charge) private pool lounging areas. Nice location close to the beach. Indoor pool spa and gym. Good choice of restaurants and friendly staff especially in Aji. Reception staff helpful, not quite so friendly but very busy. Negatives: The area immediately outside the property is quite dirty full of debris and rubbish it gives a wrong first impression as inside is spotless. If you don't like very large busy complex type hotels this may not be for you. Have previously stayed in their private villas which are not as well maintained as the hotel so overall would definitely return to the hotel again (not the villa).

    2 night romance trip, Sep 30, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great big pool. Close to great beach bar Os Salgados and nice beach.

    2 night trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Even in the high season we can easily rest. Very near to the beach and a great swimming pool

    7 night family trip, Aug 8, 2019

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