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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

4-star4 stars
Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-210, Portugal

Adults-only hotel with spa, near Albufeira Old Town Square
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Great location in the heart of Albufeira. Lots of walkable shops and restaurants, beach/…Mar 7, 2020
  • Excellent hotel, superbly positioned in the Old Town. Service was excellent, best…Feb 29, 2020

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

from NZ$282
  • Double Room (M)
  • Double Room (S)
  • Double Room (XL)
  • Double Room (L)

What’s around Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only


  • In Albufeira Center
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 3 min walk
  • Praia dos Alemães - 14 min walk
  • Oura Beach - 35 min walk
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Zoomarine - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
  • Falesia Beach - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach - 10.1 mi / 16.2 km

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 31 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 29 min drive
  • Silves Tunes Station - 18 min drive
  • Silves Station - 26 min drive
  • Portimao Station - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 80 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-7:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 10 per day)

  • Street parking available

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch TV
  • Netflix
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only’s small print

Also known as

  • Cheerfulway California
  • 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
  • Cheerfulway California Albufeira
  • Cheerfulway California Hotel
  • Califórnia Beach Hotel Albufeira
  • Cheerfulway Hotel California Albufeira
  • Hotel California Albufeira
  • California Albufeira
  • Califórnia Beach Albufeira


Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Onsite 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; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 10 per day

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

  • Does Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 7:30 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Shalom (3-min walk), O Catraio (4-min walk), and O Veleiro (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (7.5 mi) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only and nearby?
    Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and skydiving, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only also has spa services.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 34 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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.
Martin, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Brilliant hotel with very polite and friendly staff
Jake, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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
Expedia, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved the Hotel California theme and music always playing. Great breakfasts, views, pool area. The lemonade water in reception area awesome. Bery cool place, light, open, airy rooms. Clean, new and innovative. Recommend it to all (the one downfall is there is no parking at hotel, have to park downyand walk)
Melinda, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unique property - two buildings co-joined on the sixth floor, which had a pool, very generous sunning area on two floors, and the breakfast/lunch area, right in the centre of old town Albufeira. Breakfast, incidentally, was actually quite good, very nice choices. The bedroom we had, designated M, was very adequate.
David, ca7 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
This ultra modern adults only hotel was a joy to visit. All white with occasional blue decor is fantastic. It has two entrances with reception at both. It's situated in the centre of all the nightlife action that Albufera has to offer. Two minute walk to the beach either thru the hustle and bustle of the bars and shops or a quiet downhill walk. Breathtaking views from most of the rooms. Staff very friendly and multilingual. It was a relaxing stay for 3 nights.
Jack, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved it all, area was a little lively for us on our honeymoon but that's no fault of the hotel, and we are more than happy wity the stay we had
gb6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location, walking distance from everything. Nice pool area. Is somewhat noisy at night due to the central location but was still able to get a good nights rest. Would recommend.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel in great location.
Fantastic hotel in a prime location (albeit slightly noisier than usually at night being located on bar street) . That said, it did not bother us in the slightest. Only slight niggle is storage space and lack of balcony. Being of a modern style open plan wardrobes I understand, but more than 2 drawers would have been preferred as we had to store most of our clothes in piles below the wardrobe rail. Again a balcony was almost expected so nowhere to dry swimwear and towels was a niggle. However the pool area, staff, sun beds and rest of amenities definitely compensated for these. Although on the slightly more expensive side, worth ever penny and will be returning in the future.
Mark, gb7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very pleasant and friendly welcome, we asked questions about the surrounding area and they were very informative they also helped us with our luggage
gb2 night romance trip

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only