Hotel Maritur, - Portugal ( 4 stars)
Delightfully located within a stone's throw of Albufeira city centre- the Best Western Maritur Hotel is a newly built luxury hotel boasting amazing views over the sea.The property is an ideal base from which to explore the popular Portuguese region of Algarve as well as its major historic and picturesque towns such as Silves- with its Moorish fortress and XII century cathedral- Monchique- a typical village located in a scenic range of rolling hills known for its thermal baths and Lagos- a town linked to the Portuguese exploration.This remarkable hotel offers 58 tastefully decorated bedrooms- a superb restaurant- a cosy lounge bar- two outdoor pools- a heated indoor pool- Jacuzzi- a tennis court and a billiards room.The outstanding service and the welcoming atmosphere offered in the property will surely make guests' stay at the Best Western Maritur Hotel a memorable experience.
A shuttle bus runs from the hotel to the airport. Alternatively taxis are available and cost approximately 50 EUR to the hotel. Trains and buses run between the major towns in the area.Driving directions: From the airport take the EN125 in the direction of Portimao/Lagos and then the A22 (Via do Infante)- exiting for Albufeira. Turn right at the first roundabout and right again at the third roundabout for Sao Rafael/Gale. Go over two roundabouts and take the first left for Sao Rafael. Turn right- continue up the hill- and the hotel is on the left-hand side in front of the beach.Beach - 300 metresMarina - 700 metresAlbufeira Centre - 4 kilometres (2.5 miles)Ferreiras (train station) - 7 kilometres (4.5 miles)Silves - 20 kilometres (12.5 miles)Loule - 25 kilometres (15.5 miles)Faro - 45 kilometres (28 miles)Tavira - 60 kilometres (37.5 miles)- Lagos - 60 kilometres (37.5 miles