VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
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

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Map
Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa Lote 1 Fase 2, Albufeira, 8200-424

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHerdade dos Salgados Golf6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSalgados Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationGale Beach10 min walk
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Albufeira

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 Portimao Town Market 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 Gale Beach West. Travelling with kids? Consider Aqualand Waterpark, or check out an event or a game at Albufeira Stadium. Scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Herdade dos Salgados Golf - 6 min walk
  • Salgados Beach - 6 min walk
  • Gale Beach West - 7 min walk
  • Gale Beach - 10 min walk
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Tunes Station - 22 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 45 min drive

About this property

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

5-star luxury resort in the heart of Gale with rooms revitalised in 2018
18 holes of golf, a round-trip airport shuttle and a swim-up bar are just a few of the amenities provided at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve. With a white sand beach, beach cabanas and sunloungers, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a body scrub, a massage and a manicure/pedicure at OSMOS Wellness Center, 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 corner/local shop and concerts and live shows.
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 area shuttle and self-parking (surcharge)
  • An electric car charging station, wedding services and massage treatment rooms
  • 12 meeting rooms, concierge services and a porter/bellboy
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the beach locale
Room features
All guest rooms at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve boast comforts, such as 24-hour room service and furnished balconies, as well as amenities, such as late-night fare and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guest reviews speak positively of the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • 82-cm HDTVs with satellite channels
  • Childcare services, electric kettles and daily housekeeping

Languages

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)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • 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 and 1 swim-up 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
  • 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)

Conveniences

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

Guest services

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

Business services

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

Outdoors

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

Spa

  • 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

Accessibility

  • 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 (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated guest rooms – March 2018
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 82-cm smart TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in

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

Check-out

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

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: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • 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, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • 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

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
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 credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher 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
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

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Vidamar Hotel Algarve
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 194 out of 370 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 112 out of 370 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 48 out of 370 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 370 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 370 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 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

5/5 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

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Well earned R & R
Lovely break, amazing hotel & weather
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful place, clean, staff friendly. Whish I had stayed longer....Will be coming back 😊
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 9 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
More 4 star than 5 star hotel
We stayed at the resort 4 nights. Great location and nice walk to the beach. We had a few issues with the reception staff. When we asked for the manager, the issues were resolved. When booking for the stay we were are not aware that only 2 the restaurant was open. At lunch time the nespresso cafe was open . But limited options on menu. The evening buffet and breakfast was adequate but not of a 5 star standard. The crepes in the morning was tasty and freshly made. Pools outdoor not heated. Rooms were clean and spacious. A few shopsand restaurants around hotel.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wedding celebrations
The rooms in this hotel are lovely and the showers are especially fabulous. The beach is amazing and all of the pools we used were clean with an excellent towel service. Breakfast was really nice and well organised. Because it was out of season when we went it was not easy to get snacks as sometime the pool bar was closed. Evening meals in the main restaurant were ok but not the best I have had and in the small restaurants the service and food was not the best. The only place to get drinks in the evening was the reception bar which destroyed the atmosphere somewhat and the bar closed at midnight. There was a nasty smell at the doors leading out to the pool which was a bit off putting. The stadf did an amazing job for the wedding day and made it really special dispite the rain.
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the location
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good stay with room to improve.
The service was great and good buffet selection. The pool was beautiful and the hotel itself was modern. Negative points include being charged for still water to the room, no ironing board being included with the room, and there only being 2 restaurants open during our stay. Also, the Italian restaurant needs to have clearly labelled allergy information as it is very unclear.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021