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Monica Isabel Beach Club, Albufeira

Forte Sao Joao Albufeira 8200-325 - Map
6/10 Good Based on 160 Customer Reviews

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8/10 Great

amazing hotel

, london

great rooms, very clean and tidy, friendly staff and in great location

The best thing about my stay was ...

location and friendly staff

8/10 Great

Fantastic value for money

, Bristol uk

No idea where some of these people who have something to moan about have been for this sort of money before but id love to find out, this hotel was total value for money ,amazing beach view from room allways plenty of food and drink available with loys to choosr from ,staff friendly and helpfull rooms cleaned daily with fresh towels and linen.the entertainment not tremendous but you make your own fun imgoing back here for sure .

The best thing about my stay was ...

View ,location,food and drink .

6/10 Good

Mixed feelings

, Leeds

The Monica Isabel is in a lovely location, with stunning views out to sea. The only problem I encountered was the many steps and steep hills, up and down the complex. If you have any mobility issues then don't go here. The food was very good and cannot fault the service by all the staff we came into contact with. The reception especially sorted us out another apartment nearer to the hotel as I cant walk very well.

The best thing about my stay was ...

The beach and sea views

7/10 Good

Had a great cheap week away.

, Liverpool

Just returned from a week all inclusive at the Monica Isabel, we stayed in 501A, a 1 bedroomed apartment which was spacious and had a large balcony. It had twin beds, a fold up camp bed and a pull out double sofa bed, all very comfortable. And 502A, a studio apartment. No real problems with the rooms other than there is limited hot water so quick showers all round. They were close to reception. Cleaned daily and fresh towels left if we left the dirty ones on the bathroom floor. It seems to depend where your room is as we did hear some complaints about rooms being far worse than ours, we were lucky. Staff were all fine and friendly enough throughout the stay. Marta the Animacion lady was great and was around providing different activities throughout the day (darts, pool, table tennis, mini golf, historic tour of old town...) plus something on each night in the bar. The food was ok, not much of a choice but always fresh salads, a soup, a fresh meat or fish on the show cooking station, chips, usually pizza or garlic bread, pasta and sauces, vegetables, potato and a meat or fish dish. Followed by a selection of desserts, ice cream and jelly. Drinks in the restaurant are served by the glass or by the jug, includes beer, wine, water or soft drinks. All tables of 4 or 6 so expect to share with other people if its busy and you don't fill the table. The main outdoor pool area was supposed to be closed for maintenance but we did use it and didn't get told to move, the water was very cold! The snack bar is great here, toasties and burgers made to order and a self service salad bar. Ice cream, jelly pots and yogurts available there too. The smaller outdoor pool was a bit shabby so stayed away from there. The indoor pool was small and not much space to get changed, the changing areas and floors were also very wet. It was ok to use though, just don't take loads of stuff with you, it will get wet. Great location on the beach, very hilly area. The new town 'the strip' was quiet this time of year. The old town was lovely but again a bit quiet with lots of places closed and getting work done ready for the season, still plenty to do though. The free shuttle bus was great, it drops off/collects at the top of the large escalators in the old town. It's actually not that far to walk to along the beach though (15 mins approx).

The best thing about my stay was ...

Great value all inclusive holiday

5/10 Average

dobre miejsce

, Suwałki

dobre jedzenie, picie też może być, bardzo nie miła Pani w recepcji, zamówiłem pokój z widokiem na morze a dostałem z tzw. widokiem bocznym - żeby zobaczyć trzeba się wychylić, marny base, sałna jednoosobowa

The best thing about my stay was ...

plaża

5/10 Average

Hotel Monica Isabel

, Scotland

Basic hotel, weather was heavy rain roof leaking all over the hotel including bars and restaurants. We had the air conditioning on to heat but the studio and bathroom was so cold all the time couldn't wait to get home for a heat. Safe were all very nice and the food is good quality for a 3 star hotel

The best thing about my stay was ...

Food and location

4/10 Average

Give me a Heater... Please !

, Dublin, Ireland

We asked for a heater for our large room 108 in building C ( the Fuji air conditioning did not have the capacity to heat the room in this unusual cold spell for the Algarve ) A hotel in Ireland would simply solve this problem for their "guests". We asked 3 times, no room heater arrived, not good enough !!!

The best thing about my stay was ...

Location, Cleaning staff are V-Good, front desk are friendly and welcoming

6/10 Good

Cold in January

, Bury

This was our 3rd time at Monica Isabel unfortunately it will probably be our last. The food and drinks were still fabulous for the price we paid. Unfortunately we went in a very cold spell for January. We always go in January but it's usually much warmer. Due to this, which I know is not the hotel's fault, we were freezing most of the time. The rooms have heaters which are good but the public areas and bars were freezing. No one wants to stay in their room all day but although we wrapped up we were too cold to sit in the bars. I wouldn't risk going again here in January.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Food and drink

10/10 Amazing

Cannot fault it

, St. Helens

Stayed here for a long weekend and wasn't expecting much as it was a low cost break We arrived and was taken to our room, which was basic but nice and the view was amazing, looking out on the beach The food was beautiful and always a large range of well cooked food available, Used the indoor pool and jacuzzi, was nice and warm and clean The staff were friendly and always willing to help Would recommend this hotel Loved Portugal and took the free bus into the old town

The best thing about my stay was ...

Food and views

9/10 Fantastic

Does what it says on tin

, United Kingdom

I enjoyed my stay over new year. Staff are all fantastic.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Every member of staff

7/10 Good

Great December holiday

, Ireland

We stayed here for 5 nights. We were in the main building in a very large one bed apartment. Apartment had everything we needed kettle toaster cooker microwave fridge. 2 large balconies off each room. Rooms cleaned every day towels changed every day. On arrival I was a bit disappointed with our booking as the reception isn't much to look at but our room made up for it: had breakfast each morning lots of choice, the view from the restaurant is gorgeous. In between the new and old down about 10/15 minute walk to each. Entertainment In the bar each evening. Overall a great stay. Hotel has its own entrance to the beech which is lovely. Didn't use the pool as it was December but it looked to be a good size.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Location to the beach

2/10 Okay

Good location, average accomadation and food

, Ireland

Great location close to the beach. Hotel facilities spread out a lot. E.G dinning hall for all meals up two flights of stairs in a different building. Outdoor pool the same. Accomadation average. No microwave as advertised. No wifi in room. No cooker in room. Very hilly location as most of the Algarve is so not suitable for people with poor health. Staff very helpful and friendly. Also golf buggy on site to drop you around the large complex

The best thing about my stay was ...

Location. Good parking outside accomadation

6/10 Good

value for money

, Belfast

this is a good cheap and friendly hotel yes a bit dated but clean ,people were saying about the hill getting to dining room or rec but there was a door beside indoor pool and 2 lifts to take you up you didn't need to walk up the hill. Food was ok you always found something to eat at meal times but the snack bar done nice toasties or burgers as snacks ,bar was staff were friendly we found and always helpful ,rooms were cleaned every day and yes I will go back

The best thing about my stay was ...

relaxing

8/10 Great

ALL INCLUSIVE STAY

, Ireland

Excellent Accomodation Food varied and well presented Staff were helpful and efficient

The best thing about my stay was ...

Accomodation was clean Food was lovely Location and access to old town

8/10 Great

ALL INCLUSIVE STAY

, Ireland

Excellent Accomodation Food varied and well presented Staff were helpful and efficient

The best thing about my stay was ...

Accomodation was clean Food was lovely Location and access to old town

6/10 Good

monica isabel stay

, northern ireland

Lovely hotel, good selection of food, bout a 10 min walk to the old town

The best thing about my stay was ...

great selection of food to suit everyone

8/10 Great

Very nice hotel

, Swansea

This is a very nice hotel, the rooms we had where great loads of space and nice & clean. We where onlyon a 3 night stay & really enjoyed. The food was very good plenty of choice, the beach was literally less than 100ft to the beach. Only 1 chritisum I can think of was at meal times and as there was 5 of us and it would of been better if the waiters organised the table seating instead of all helping yourself to a table as we had a wait on one night cos there was say 2/3 people of larger tables and empty smaller tables not big enough for a family of 5 or 6. But other than that hotel was perfect would def stay here again.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Close to beach

8/10 Great

Monica Isabel Beach Club

, United Kingdom

On the plus side the apartment was very spacious with a door separating the child's bedroom which was an unexpected bonus. The restaurant was on the 8th floor which gave a wonderful view overlooking the swimming pool and the beach and the food and service was good. However the apartment was tatty, with cupboard doors hanging off, knobs missing from drawers, loose tap fitments, a bedside lamp with no reachable socket to plug it in to, extremely hard beds which we found uncomfortable and dining chairs which fell apart when my son sat on them which could have resulted in serious injury. As for the sea view it was 99% hidden behind overgrown trees which was a pity.

The best thing about my stay was ...

On the whole we received excellent service from the reception staff.

10/10 Amazing

Great location

, Northern ireland

Second time in this hotel. Food is great. Pool beside beach walked the beach every day to old town and back. Loved it. Would go back. Air con in apartment. Not too warm at nite.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Loved walking on the beach. Location. Great food. Weather.

8/10 Great

Great holiday. Love the location

, Ireland

Our 6th time back to the Monica Isabel. This was our best ever. Clean apartment with great view. Good to see areas are being updated and the hotel looks great with a new coat of paint. Friendly staff and ideally located half way between old and new town with just a 15 to 20 min walk in either direction. We went self catering and enjoyed the many local restaurants for breakfast and dinner.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Location, sunshine and relaxed atmosphere. Would return in the morning if we could

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