8200 Albufeira, Portugal

If you follow my blog, you'll know I recently spent a week in Portugal... Not that you can tell, I've come back just as pasty white as when I left! Damn you pale porcelain skin! Since landing in the UK I've posted various touristy photos on my social medias however today I want to tell you all about where we stayed - Hotel Topazio.

Hotel Topazio is situated a mere half an hours drive away from Faro airport, in the small Portuguese town of Vale Faro, towards the left hand side of Albufeira.  The hotel is located only 5 minutes away from the beach which leads onto the most beautiful natural caves with gorgeous ocean views (you can see plenty of them over on my instagram). Further down the road you'll find 'The Strip' a mile long street full of brightly lit bars & restaurants, somewhere where you'll always find something to do, whether it's a ride on the bumber cars, stuffing your face with all you can eat chinese or sipping copious amounts of cocktails. The Strip is the place to be! Traveling in the opposite direction we have Albufeiras' Old Town, a stunning town packed full of beautiful fish, steak & pizza restaurants. The Old Town is a little quieter than The Strip (only just mind) and offers a much more relazed aptmosphere, perfect for settling down on an evening with loved ones.

Our hotel room consisted of a large sleeping area with seating a seating area, a large travertine bathroom & balcony. The minimalist neutral interiors with pops of orange were very easy on the eye & made a refreshing change from the super duper white aesthetics that we're so used to seeing on the bloggersphere. The orange accents consisted of comfy bed pillows, large pieces of artwork, silk curtains, even the toiletries were tangerine! The staff were all super friendly, and were always on hand to help with anything we needed. Our room was generously cleaned everyday which after a hot & sweaty day in the sun was very much appreciated!

We stayed at Hotel Topazio for one week at the begining of July & had an absolutely amazing time. We don't actually spend that much time at the hotel when we go on holiday, but we definitely looked forward to coming back to our air conditioned sanctuary & would love to go back... Maybe I'll get a tan next time!

Have you been to Portugal before? If so where abouts did you stay?


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