Choose dates to view prices

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

Photo gallery for VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

Aerial view
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Daily buffet breakfast (EUR 15 per person)
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

5.0 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa Lote 1 Fase 2, Albufeira, 8200-424

Guests rated this location 8.5/10 - Very good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHerdade dos Salgados Golf5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSalgados Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationGale Beach10 min walk
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)44 min drive

Room options

About this area


VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve is located in Gale, a neighbourhood in Albufeira, and is next to a golf course and on the waterfront. Algarve Shopping Mall and The Strip are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Falesia Beach and Salgados Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Aqualand Waterpark, or check out an event or a game at Delphinus Divers. Scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Herdade dos Salgados Golf - 5 min walk
  • Salgados Beach - 6 min walk
  • Gale Beach - 10 min walk
  • Gale Beach West - 10 min walk
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 21 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 44 min drive


  • Praia da Galé - 4 min drive
  • Pão das Areias - 4 min drive
  • Mamma Mia - 11 min walk
  • Bellavita - 12 min walk
  • Maria Isabel Grade & Filhos, Lda Restaurante - Bar Praia da Galé - 16 min walk

About this property

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

5-star luxury resort located in Gale
Consider a stay at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve and take advantage of 18 holes of golf, a return airport shuttle and a swim-up bar. With a white sand beach, beach cabanas and sunloungers, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a body wrap, a body scrub or a detox wrap at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 5 on-site restaurants, which feature barbecue and a poolside location. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a poolside bar and a corner/local shop.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool, with sunloungers, pool umbrellas and a lifeguard on site
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a free local area shuttle and self-parking (surcharge)
  • A local area shuttle, an electric car charging station and bike parking
  • Multilingual staff, a lift and a nature reserve
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the beach locale
Room features
All 260 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and furnished balconies, as well as thoughtful touches such as late-night room service and free WiFi. Guest reviews speak positively of the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • LED light bulbs and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • 82-cm HDTVs with satellite channels
  • Childcare services, electric kettles and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, 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)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (EUR 10 per day)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 7.50 for children
  • 5 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 5 bars/lounges, 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • Sunset Restaurant & Bar
  • Primadonna
  • Ocean Buffet

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike parking
  • Children's pool
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Corner/local shop
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (15134 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 12


  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Nature reserve
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Beach towels
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in lobby
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bath or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


  • 82-cm smart TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Similar properties



Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: from approximately EUR 15 for adults and from EUR 7.50 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 75 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 7)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Facilities fee: EUR 20 per person, per day and includes use of: swimming pool

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property uses solar energy, plus eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.
Property registration number 6655

We should mention

Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility, or hot tub, while guests under 3 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool with adult supervision
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Hotel Vidamar
Hotel Vidamar Algarve
Vidamar Algarve
Vidamar Algarve Albufeira
Vidamar Algarve Hotel Dining Around Albufeira
Vidamar Algarve Hotel Albufeira
Vidamar Hotel
Vidamar Hotel Algarve
Vidamar Resort Algarve Albufeira, Portugal
Vidamar Algarve Hotel Dining Around
Vidamar Algarve Dining Around Albufeira
Vidamar Algarve Dining Around
Vidamar Algarve Hotel
Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve Dining Around Half Board
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve Albufeira
Vidamar Algarve Hotel – Dining Around
Vidamar Algarve Albufeira
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve Resort
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve Albufeira
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve Resort Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Does VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 1 Apr 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 15 Apr 2023 start from €131.66, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve?

Self-parking is available for EUR 10 per day. There is free parking nearby.

What time is check-in at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Does VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 75 per vehicle applies.

Where is VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve located?

Offering direct access to the beach, this Gale resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Herdade dos Salgados Golf and Salgados Beach. Gale Beach and Gale Beach West are also within 15 minutes.




Rating 10 - Excellent. 205 out of 392 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 52%
Rating 8 - Good. 117 out of 392 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 30%
Rating 6 - Okay. 50 out of 392 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 14 out of 392 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 6 out of 392 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Terrible


Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Almost everything: The staff, the cleanliness of the hotel, the cleanliness of the restaurant, the cleaning of the room, the agressiveness of the staff, the over-charging of the accommodation, and it is very far and isolated. It is alo outdated and tatty!
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pleasant surprise

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
VidaMar Located on SalgadoFaro, It is a breathtaking paradise.embracing the Atlantic with lots of Palmtrees. I definetly would like to visit in the near future again. Pros Big property,the Palm trees, Rooms have enough space for 3person wide and spacious.the pool is super big,walking trail to the beach makes a great experience etc.. The "Price Wise" is not very budget friendly,but not super expensive either.considering the facilities and services given I would say its Fair price. "The breakfast"is wonderful.The variety is huge my thanks to Brazilian staff( waiters and security guard) friendliest people ever. Cons Watch out for the bearded man in dark bluesuit on the reception.he is not friendly! Luri Silva, you need extra trainings to learn how to treat customers in positive way I wrote this here not because You did not upgrade Our rooms to pool side when the hotel was almost empty! I am writing this because I dont like negative energies around while I am on the vacation.Anyway thanks to Your colleagues they were super nice treated US in such a nice manners,especially the extremly nice lady who did our check out. If you have "Mobility issues" or dont' like walking this hotel is not for you. The things are spread and requires good walking distances to the golf course,the pool,and the beach. Half board option is not bad,but during the dinner at least "The Water" suppose to be served for free of charge! Also variety options for dinner can be improve.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor

Verified traveller

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
NOT a 5* hotel!!
This is definitely NOT a 5* hotel. From the 70’s styled dingy lobby, rooms and corridors to the awful buffet breakfast restaurant, this hotel is a real let down. Having stayed in luxury hotels all over the world, whoever rated this hotel got it badly wrong. The swimming pool and nearby beach are the only decent things about this venue. The onsite Italian restaurant, PrimaDonna, was truly awful. Food not cooked fresh on-site, must have been frozen or shipped in pre-packaged. The constant noise and disturbance from almost daily weddings means little sleep if you go to bed before 12pm.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Paradise in Portugal!
We recently stayed at VidaMar on a family vacation and it was truly paradise in Portugal! The entire staff was extremely welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful; they cared for us like friends. The breakfast buffet was expansive and included something for everyone. Housekeeping staff were kind, professional and ensured a spotless room each day. The pool is beautiful and there were plenty of lounge chairs. There is a long wooden boardwalk through nature areas for walking/running and bird watching. The beach is beautiful and family-friendly. The hotel is located in a quieter part of Albufeira but is a short taxi/Uber ride to ZooMarine, the Albufeira marina, and Old Town. For us, the location was ideal and the perfect spot to relax, soak up sun, and explore. We highly recommend VidaMar and hope to be back again one day soon!
Gorgeous sunset views from the hotel!
Lounge chairs surrounded by palm trees.
Pool/ocean view.
View from our room.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
This is definitely not a 5 star hotel, more like a 4 star. Good points: - Clean - Large bedrooms - Very good breakfast buffet, lots of choice - Close to the beach, short walk with a wooded pathway - Shop in the hotel and also another close by, it's a 5-10 minute walk away and much cheaper - Good kids pools - Lots of lovely kind staff - Comfortable large bed Bad points: - Little to no entertainment, there is a man or woman who plays or sings piano in the reception / bar area in the evening and that is all. - There is nowhere to sit outside in the evening with friends to enjoy a drink unless you're in the restaurant having the buffet dinner but you're given a set amount of time to stay. - The swim up bar is closed, indefinitely which we were not advised of until we asked why it wasn't open. - The food choice during the day is limited, there is only one restaurant / bar outside by the pool open between 10.30 and 1900 but the food choice is limited. - No play park or play area outside for kids. - Poor buffet in the evening, lots of seafood options but not much else and ordering drinks becomes a chore, you need to wait for someone to come with a piece of paper with your room number which needs signed each time you order a drink - You have to stand in a queue to get a fried egg cooked for you in the morning rather than having these readily available like the scrambled egg - 20euro fee for replacement towel card. - Balcony was dirty and had smashed tiles on the floor - Room
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent resort. Spectacular beach. Would be nice if the hotel provided reserved chairs for guests on the beach rather than having to rent through a private company, given the priciness of the resort. Great pool, nice breakfast, excellent service.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022