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Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
35 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Spa
Breakfast Available
Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationFisherman's Beach2 min walk
Popular LocationAlbufeira Old Town Square3 min walk
Popular LocationPraia dos Alemães14 min walk
AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)31 min drive

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  • Double Room (M)

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Double Room (S)

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Double Room (XL)

    Room amenities

    • 377 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Double Room (L)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area

Albufeira

Located in Albufeira, Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only is in the city centre and near the beach. Zoomarine is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Praia dos Alemães and Sao Rafael Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Albufeira Stadium or Albufeira Bullring. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails and skydiving in the area. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fisherman's Beach - 2 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 3 min walk
  • Praia dos Alemães - 14 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 6 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Silves Tunes Station - 17 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 31 min drive

About this property

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

4-star Albufeira hotel in Albufeira Old Town, walk to Albufeira Old Town Square
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a snack bar/deli are on-site. All 80 rooms offer 24-hour room service, rainfall showerheads and TVs with Netflix. Guests will also find espresso makers, free bottled water and hairdryers.
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only offers 80 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with espresso makers and a safe. Televisions come with Netflix.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

D'Spa has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Parking nearby: EUR 10 per day
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 15 per person
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bike hire
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room
  • Treatment room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Roll-in shower

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  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch TV
  • Netflix

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 7:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 15 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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 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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings
Property registration number 2961

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Cheerfulway Hotel California Albufeira
Cheerfulway Hotel California
Cheerfulway California Albufeira
Cheerfulway California
Califórnia Beach Hotel Albufeira
Califórnia Beach Albufeira
California Urban – Albufeira
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only Hotel
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only Albufeira
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only Hotel Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 7:30 AM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary).
Does Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this property located?
Located in Albufeira Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square and Praia dos Alemães. Oura Beach and Sao Rafael Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

4.6
Wonderful
5 - Excellent
23
4 - Good
10
3 - Okay
1
2 - Mediocre
1
1 - Poor
0
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great location in the heart of Albufeira. Lots of walkable shops and restaurants, beach/ ocean is just a few minutes away, and the staff was top notch. The views from our room were amazing. I would stay there again any time. Infact, we plan to go back as soon as the EU allows US travelers back.

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent hotel, superbly positioned

Excellent hotel, superbly positioned in the Old Town. Service was excellent, best illustrated by the fact that one of the managers brought in his own decaffeinated coffee because there wasn't any in the room. The pool bar was very good, both for lunch and breakfast, but the main restaurant wasn't yet up & running because the hotel had just re-opened after major refurbishment. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
20/10

The hospitality was 20/10. My partner and I felt so welcomed that we are definitely staying there again when we return to Albufeira. It’s nice to be at a hotel where the staff is all smiles and ready to help with whatever request you may have. The spa is amazing, the underground pool was such a great experience and the water was at a perfect temperature. The breakfast was superb, I struggled to finish the cakes offered at the end from how full I felt.. 😯 The rooftop is very chill and has an amazing view, they have this area next to the pool that has beanbags on top of a net where you can see quite a few floors down.. it’s for those brave ones who aren’t afraid of heights! I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a wonderful hotel experience.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Brilliant hotel with very polite and friendly staff

Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Albufeira 2019

Fantastic relaxed environment but close enough to the bars and restaurants to explore the area. Room was fantastic and the Spa and indoor pool luxurious

Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019