About Hotel Baltum

Baltum was the name given by the Romans to the Algarve town of Albufeira, which has always been known as the one embraced by the sea due to the proximity to both the ocean and the lagoon that was created in the lower part of the town.

Hotel Baltum was one of the first hotels in Albufeira, came to life in 1968 when the charismatic Teófilo Fontainhas Neto, a man with an entrepreneurial vision, realized that the growth and success of his company, Estabelecimentos Teófilo Fontainhas Neto would also depend on the valorization of the tourism sector. A vanguardist vision that later ended up leaving profound marks on the future of future generations.

Throughout the 70's and 80's, the Hotel was expanded from 29 to 51 rooms. The third floor gave way to a solarium a solarium terrace/bar and a dance floor with a superb panoramic view. Part of this achievement was due to the commitment and dedication of Joaquim Cabrita Neto, a great promoter and connoisseur of tourism in the Algarve. During these decades, Hotel Baltum became a preferential meeting point for national and international businessmen who chose the locality as the destination of important decisions.

In 1990, Teófilo Cabrita Neto assumed management of the hotel, which led to a new expansion and renovation, widening the range of services and upgrading the rating of this family-owned hotel to three stars. Thoughout 2014 and 2015 the hotel underwent a period of further renovation of the rooms, restaurant, common areas, reception, lobby, offices, laundry and staff area. The end of 2015 proved to be particularly difficult due to the severe November 1st flooding, which damaged most of the hotel. This event represented another turning point for Hotel Baltum. Management saw this as an opportunity to invest in structural renovations as well as in the creation of a unique space at the top floor of the hotel, the B Rooftop cocktail bar, a bar open to the public that also features a loung with an open air jacuzzi with an amazing view overlooking Albufeira and the sea.

Today, Hotel Baltum, which has been in the hands of the Neto family for four generations, has 51 rooms and five apartments, all designed to guarantee its guests the maximum comfort and refinement which make this hotel unit a familiar and comfortable place to stay, ideal to enjoy life in Albufeira.