It has it all with three massage rooms, a sauna and steam bath area, hydro-massage tub, relaxation room and gym. There's also a wide range of facial treatments, aromatherapy, waxing, manicure, pedicure, body massages, wraps, relaxing treatments with mineral oils and reflexology on offer.
Spend the day having a swim or relaxing by the pool on one of the many sunbeds dotted on the surrounding sun terrace. The hilltop location gives you great views of the beach through the trees that line the edge of the pool.
These are tastefully decorated, spacious rooms that sleep up to two adults and one child under 12. They have twin beds, a fold-up bed, a small table and chairs, plus a balcony or terrace completes the picture.
Lovely peaceful and maintained hotel with stunning views, well worth a visit!
Lovely tranquil hotel with well trained staff that are a credit to the management! From reception staff to chamber maids and waiting staff everybody was so obliging! Rooms are well appointed although a lot smaller than their sister hotel the Porto Bay in Maderia also the balcony is a lot smaller and a bit of an awkward shape. Paying the extra for a full sea view is well worth it!
Breakfast is fabulous with everyone catered for, Sparkling wine, freshly squeezed orange juice, power drinks, eggs, cheese, cereals, bacon, sausages, different breads and cakes, everything you could ask for. You need to pay extra for omelettes and espresso coffee for some reason?? Fresh pool towels in your room every day, beds changed every three days and toiletries refreshed everyday. Plenty of sunbeds around the pool and on a large grassy area, and of course plenty of beds down the 130 odd steps down (found in neighboring hotel) to the gorgeous beach which is well worth the climb, try the scrumy donuts being sold by the guys walking the beach! Beds and umbrellas are chargeable. There is a restaurant on the beach with toilets. Views are stunning from the cliffs and if you eat in the hotel at night try and get a table on the decking, the views in the evening are spectacular. Only ate on the last night in the hotel and to be honest we paid for the setting as we had better meals out and about and it cost a fraction of the price! Lots of little reasonably priced restaurants in the very small resort (one road down to the public beach).
Albufeira easily accessible by public bus (to the strip) and then walk or I would advise getting a taxi from the bottom of the hill from the hotel to the Old part which is a little further on. Get the local bus to Villamoura but be warned after the buses stop around 8pm (I think) you will have to get a taxi back and they are very few and far between and costs around 25 Euro!
Entertainment in the hotel at night is very dated, singers and dancers, not up too much, but no worse than any other hotel. Yes you pay extra for a safe but I think worth it and you get half your deposit back at the end of your stay which gives you something for the airport. Wi-fi is free in public area and around the pool but chargeable for your room. If your room is above reception you can pick wi-fi up on your balcony!! Fridge in room that they allow you to empty to fill up with your own stuff, small grocers/gift shop across from the front door of the hotel which is very very handy, sells everything! Kettle with tea and coffee also in the room. Slight hill to climb from the main road where there is also a little shop for drinks crisps, biscuits etc. Not a lot of shops but enough to keep you popping in! (just your typical holiday shops)! there are a couple of better shops selling more expensive beach wear. There is a supermarket not far away but not a great selection but does the job, a bigger one another 10 min walk away.
A great place to unwind with no pumping music or rowdy 18-30's a very quite village away from the madness but enough to keep you occupied when you go out for an evening stroll. In short great hotel, with lovely staff, and stunning views, relaxing village with an amazing beach (hotel beach), resort has great reasonably priced restaurants.
The only area i thought could be improved was in the Hotel bar area, it was very uninviting and so much so for the first time didn't even bother with happy hour, apart from that I loved it! Full marks to the staff and keep up the good work, its working!!More
Jacksy438, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Very nice hotel with good sized pool and plenty of sunbeds around it and also on grass nearby. Room a bit on small side but clean. Good service in restaurant and plenty of choice. Poolside bar often busy but coped well usually. Lovely views of gorgeous beach below which is reached by steps down. 10 minute walk to bars, restaurants etc but supermarket close by. One small issue was keycard failed twice which is annoying when have to go back to reception to get it working again. Would go back to this hotel.More
A good 4 stars hotel
All in all I would recommand this hotel to everyone when staying in the Algarve because the location is good. The views on the ocean and the cliffs are amazing, especially when dining at the basilico restaurant of the hotel at night. (the food there is very good)
However, there are two negative points about this hotel that really made me feel bad: The food and the missing friendliness of the service teams.( not applicable for the basilico team) The buffet you get at night is in my opinion very bad, because of the poor quality and many other points. People who worked there seemed unhappy and were not friendly at all. However, I have to say that all the young people were very friendly and tried to communicate with the people. So thumbs up for them.
If you book this hotel without dining at the hotel I think this could be your hotel for the next summer holiday :)More
lizluxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
What an amazing place to go to
This hotel is really great ! Walking distance to the beach just 134 stairs to go through apart from that it's all good ! Staff is very good and food is also great !
I would go back on day again !
Kids friendly also !More
Beautiful location and an excellently run hotel
This was our 5th visit to the hotel and it continues to maintain a high quality in the provision of accommodation -the staff are very friendly and efficient - it is well worth paying for a full sea view room.
There are plenty of sun beds available and the hotel makes it clear that you cannot reserve beds - and there was none during our visit - very refreshing to see
We will be back!More