Hotel Eurotel Altura – Altura, Algarve

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The Algarve stretches across the southernmost coastline of Portugal and is renowned for its sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and year round sunshine.

Although it borders the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve is classified as having a Mediterranean climate. Altura is a relatively small resort that is situated on the eastern side of the Algarve, which is close to the Spanish border. The resort offers peace and relaxation in abundance and is certainly one of the more tranquil and scenic destinations in Portugal, which makes it very popular with families and couples.

Hotel Eurotel Altura Location

hotel eurotel alturaThe resort of Altura is situated approximately 4 kilometres from Monte Gordo, 7 kilometres from Vila Real de Santo António and 57 kilometres from Faro Airport, which roughly equates to a 45 minute transfer. Altura resort is also close to the picturesque Roman town of Tavira. Summer weather in Altura is amongst the longest and driest in Portugal and the winter is usually mild with only minimal rainfall.

During the two hotest months, July and August, the average temperature reaches 30 celsius although coastal breezes provide a pleasant feel. Off-season temperatures remain warm at around 15-20 celsius and Altura receives over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year! To complement the fine weather perfectly, the Hotel Eurotel Altura is situated within 50 metres of Portugal’s beautiful Algarve beach!

Hotel Eurotel Altura Rooms

eurotel altura algarveThe Hotel Eurotel Altura offers a very high standard of accommodation and all rooms feature a private bathroom, kitchenette and either a balcony or terrace with a splendid sea view. The kitchenette contains a fridge and the rooms also contain a television, telephone and mini bar, which is popular amongst most guests and is replenished daily at a cost.

Wireless internet is also available in the rooms and usage is charged by the hour. Although Altura is a quiet resort in Portugal, there will always be some noise where tourists gather. The Hotel Eurotel Altura, however, has sound-proofed the rooms to provide added comfort and peace of mind.

Hotel Eurotel Altura Facilities

eurotel alturaThe Hotel Eurotel Altura is virtually built upon the beach, which means that guests can leave their rooms and stroll on to the hot white Algarve sands within a matter of minutes or even seconds. Nevertheless, the Eurotel Altura offers many excellent facilities that keep guests busy en route to the beach. The hotel provides services such as currency exchange, car rental (excellent for hopping across the border to Spain, Tavira or the various natural parks nearby), conference room and banquet facilities, fax/photocopying, babysitting, massage services, room service, ironing and laundry.

The hotel is also equipped with a restaurant, café, bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, library, tennis court, mini golf course, casino, billiards and darts facilities, table tennis, karaoke and childrens’ playground. There are also excellent facilities for disabled guests, a lift, safety deposit box and 24 hour reception. Indeed, the Eurotel Altura is a hotel as good as any other in Portugal.

Things to do in Altura

Much like other resorts in Portugal, Altura is famed for its unbroken sunshine but guests in search of the perfect tan are not confined to the Hotel Eurotel Altura’s excellent poolside facilities. Indeed, walking and cycling are popular pastimes in the area and golfers are also spoilt for choice as to where to play.

Portugal’s eastern Algarve getaway, awash with sun-kissed white sands, is perfect for finding peace and relaxation. The entertainment scene is very much low key, although evening entertainment is often provided in bars and Altura is renowned for the superb dishes on offer in local restaurants. In summary, Altura is more about paradise than entertainment, which can be found in the nearby locations of Monte Gordo and Tavira.

Hotel Eurotel Altura Feedback

The three/four star Hotel Eurotel Altura in Portugal attracts mostly excellent reviews. The only criticism left by guests recently was in respect of construction work that finished towards the end of 2008 (on the mini golf facility) and that the breakfast selection lacked variety. Nevertheless, the menu generally received much praise. Guests also reported a comfortable stay at the hotel and that staff had been friendly and the rooms kept clean – “spotless” being a frequently used term.

It seems that UK tourists specifically choose Altura for its tranquility and feedback shows that the Hotel Eurotel Altura lives up to its billing. Whilst a lively nightlife is not far away in Monte Gordo, Altura is certainly regarded as one of Portugal’s more relaxing destinations.

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