Spectacular views, gourmet dining, and designer good looks keep the Epic Sana Algarve at the top of its game.
The views at this hotel are first class. It’s set in acres of pine forest, and looks out over the sea. Pathways weave through the greenery and down some steps, all the way to the shore.
The hotel is really contemporary. The lobby features chains of huge, bubble-like pouffes, and gigantic plant pots sprouting near-leafless trees. Equally-swish bedrooms are done in a foresty green-and-brown colour scheme.
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- Floors: 1, 2 or 4
- Lifts: 3 lifts in main building
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Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Abyad buffet restaurant
This is the main restaurant and serves breakfast and dinner. There's a wide range of international cuisine on offer which you can enjoy inside or on the outside terrace.
Found in the main building you can can order tea, coffee, cocktails and light snacks from here.
Al Quimia gourmet restaurant
Open in the evenings, this elegant restaurant has a contemporary menu with dishes made from the best Portuguese ingredients. A top wine list is available to compliment your meal. Open Tuesday to Saturday in high season.
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suite with balcony
These bright, modern suites come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. They have a double bedroom, and a lounge area with an extra bed. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar*, and a flatscreen TV with on-demand service*.
double room with limited sea view and balcony
These contemporary double rooms come with a balcony that offers views of the ocean. You'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar*, a coffee machine, and a flatscreen TV with an on-demand service* as well.
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An epic stay at the Epic Sana
A superb hotel in a wonderful location where nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Excellent range of high qulaity food, with anything cooked to order...and a cocktail menu to die for! Good range of local amenities if needed.More
David W, 191258
Hotel Epic SANA
I have spent 6 days and 6 nights there for a yoga retreat near the ocean. The yoga retreat was amazing due to the very devoted and skilled teacher, JoÃ£o Paulo. It was powerfull. So I would thorougly recommand it. The beach is beautiful. And it is peaceful. The only BUT is the food. After a evening yoga session, we won't pay 39 euros for a buffet as the idea is no to eat to much... The other option? An expensive gastronomic restaurant (swiss prices iin Portugal!!) or a room service at this period of time. The food option is not appropriate. I wiwh that when I will go back there would be more options for the food, adapted to the yoga retreat.More
Our family always does a lot of research before picking hotels. We were impressed by Epic Sana and thus booked for almost a week. Our stay was good but could have been better. The pros: Service was great. Everyone we came into contact with was smiling and seemed genuinely nice. Nothing was too much trouble. We didn't get to know all the names of staff but Vitor at the front desk stood out. A big thumbs up there. The facilities too are very good. Lovely kept grounds, close to the beach, a nice, small complex of restaurants/supermarket (always handy) across the street. Our suite was laid out well and big. Space wasn't an issue. Cons: Our room needed to be seen 3 times for issues, which the maintenance person acknowledged were issues: Faulty sliding doors (which by the way don't provide an adequate barrier for light when trying to watch TV while someone is in the other section of the room); the main bathroom light -- a big one, right next to the bed -- didn't shut; and the temperature gauge not working in the bedroom. Maintenance was good though and quick. But these issues shouldn't have been issues in the first place, especially for the price of the room. As a gesture we received wine and cheese. Shame we don't eat cheese. But the thought was there. Also, waiters at breakfast were TOO keen to pick up your plates quick. As in, they were always hovering. Annoying. As soon as a plate was unattended to for 15 seconds they'd want to come and take it away. There's something to be said for letting people breathe a bit, especially on holiday. It's a fine line between picking plates up too quick and being too slow. They were too quick. That was relatively minor, mind you, as were the poor choice of channels in the room. However it must be said: They seem to have 25 news channels in 25 languages but no sports channels. For a 3-star, that would be fine. But Epic Sana is a 5-star. Overall we'd probably come back but would hope we would get a properly functioning room.More
The Hotel is exceptional, from start to finish, easily one of the best I have stayed at anywhere. Most of my feedback has been covered by earlier posts, so Iâll keep this brief. As per earlier posts, food and drink prices at the Open Deck are very expensive â I would recommend the restaurants directly opposite the hotel (large beer â¬ 3, hotel â¬ 7) â I recommend; San Martino (overlooking the tennis courts), Frango Real & Pizzaria FalÃ©sia, lovely staff, quality food. Vilamoura Marina is worth a visit â a large range of quality shops, quality restaurants â recommend The Mayflower. The taxi rank is on the street up and behind the Irish Bar (green lights) if you donât fancy a 50 min walk along Praia de FalÃ©sia. Old Town Albufeira (Centro Antigo) / Strip â not worth a visit Taxi one way from Faro Airport, 4 people is â¬ 46 (35 mins) Taxi one way to Vilamoura Marina, 4 people is â¬ 21 (25 mins) Taxi one way to Albufeira Centro Antigo, 4 people is â¬ 16 (20 mins)More
D S, 186338
I recently stayed at Epic Sana with my family during a 4 day holiday. The hotel is located about 30 minutes from Faro airport and is right on the beach. It is a lovely property with beautiful grounds. We had most of our meals in the restaurant (buffet) in the main building and were very happy with the food selections. Breakfast offered eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, cheeses, potatoes, cereals, etc. Dinner had a great selection of various grilled fish, vegetables, salads, cheeses, etc. I have a special dietary need and the staff was helpful and accommodating which I was grateful for. Our room was a one bedroom and was spacious and clean with a good sized balcony and 2 bathrooms. It was in a quiet location near one of the pools. We also took advantage of the spa which was nice but not spectacular. The staff was nice and the spa was clean. However, it was light on amenities which I would have expected in the changing/shower rooms (no tissues, no lotion, etc). We had massages which were both ok, again not as high of quality as I would expect for this type of spa. The steam room and warm pool was great. The gym was small but clean and had what we needed - bikes, treadmill, weights. At times it was busy but was never too busy to be able to find something open. The location was beautiful with easy access to the beach. We enjoyed walking on the beach each day although there is not much else to do in the local area. We went to Old Town Faro and to Albufeira but were not too impressed with either. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday of sitting by the pool, walking on the beach, or just having some quiet time then this is a great place. The staff was very nice and helpful throughout the hotel.More
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