Hotel Globo Portimao

hotel globo portimao

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The Algarve stretches along the southern Portuguese coastline and is renowned for its excellent mild winters and hot summers, making it a great destination at any time.

It is a particularly popular region for golfers who wish to play during the winter months. The Algarve is a wonderful place for holidaymakers looking for fun in the sun, but also offers tourists the opportunity to take in some of the interesting history that remains in tact throughout the region, such as the beautiful Moorish castle at the historic inland town of Silves. History is also reflected in its many churches and chapels. Portimao has developed from a traditional fishing village into a bustling and lively holiday resort. It has some of the best beaches in the Algarve.

From the 1930s to 1950s Portimao became a favourite haunt of British intellectuals and writers, and since then has grown to be one of the largest and best known holiday resorts. It is rumoured that the bridge over the local Arade River was built with left over iron from the Eiffel Tower’s construction.

Location

The Hotel Globo Portugal is situated only 65 km from the Algarve’s Faro Airport, and is well placed for all the great amenities on offer in Portimao. The beach of Praia da Rocha with its beautiful sandy beach is just 3 km away. The hotel is located close to the banks of the river, where you will find a great selection of bars, restaurants and shops to keep you occupied.

Facilities

This attractive boutique style hotel has a beautifully designed interior, having recently been renovated and refurbished. The rooms are furnished in a modern style. It is a relatively small hotel, found in the historic centre of the town of Portimao. The Hotel Globo has 71 guest rooms, including 4 suites, on 5 floors. There is a reception desk, bar, restaurant and cocktail bar as well as a laundry service. The bar and restaurant have panoramic views and are a wonderful place to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

The hotel has a health club which includes a Turkish bath, massage service, sauna and gym. There is TV and wireless internet access in the lobby. There are also conference and meeting facilities here for those conducting business, or for parties of people requiring a large room for an event. The Centre Congress Algarve, an exhibition centre is 8 km from the hotel. Hotel rooms are well equipped for a comfortable stay, with bathroom, air conditioning, writing desk, cable TV and phone. There are lifts to the 5 floors, and car rental is available at reception.

Things To Do Nearby

For those tourists who enjoy a touch of retail distraction, the lovely Modelo Shopping Centre is only 800 metres away. The historic town of Silves is 13 km away, where you will find the castle and archaeological museum. A visit to Monchique, the highest village in the Algarve, offers amazing views across the Monchique Mountain range. In Portimao itself there is a fascinating museum, Museu Diego Concalves. For golfing enthusiasts, the nearest Algarve 18 hole golf course is Alto Golf in Alvor, only 2 kms away. Penina golf course offers an 18 hole championship course as well as a 9 hole resort course and 9 hole academy course, and is located 4 kms away near Alvor.

There are many boat trips on offer from Portimao, giving the visitor the opportunity to explore other beaches along the Algarve coast. The beach at nearby Praia de Rocha offers water sports such as water skiing and jet skiing. The recent addition to the Portimao coastline is the marina, where there is an excellent choice of bars and restaurants as well as the chance to enjoy looking at the charming luxury yachts which are moored there.

What Have Previous Guests Said?

People who have stayed here enjoy the central location, which despite being close to the night life, is remarkably quiet. It is close to the waterfront with its attractions and is convenient for those evening strolls and visits to the marina, restaurants and bars. The rooms are well furnished and extremely comfortable. The breakfasts at the hotel restaurant have a great deal of choice and are highly recommended. The restaurant serves genuine Portuguese food in the evenings, with a focus on seafood, with sardines a speciality.

The complimentary bus service to the beach is greatly appreciated, although many people enjoy the half hour stroll along the river bank to the sea. The views across the river and picturesque town, from the hotel bar and restaurant, are noted as possibly the best views in Portimao. Car hire is recommended for getting about in the Algarve.

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