Porto Bay Falesia  

This stylish hotel has some of the best views in the Algarve. It’s also got access to a beautiful sandy beach.

The hotel’s clifftop location gives you some amazing sea views. And there are steps leading to an 8-kilometre sandy beach. Meanwhile, it’s a 5-minute walk to Olhos d’Agua’s shops and restaurants.

This place has two pools – a peaceful lake-style number, and an indoor pool by the spa. For meals, there’s a buffet restaurant and an upscale Italian, as well as a pool bar serving lunches. This hotel is part of the A La Carte collection until April 2017. Until then, you’ll still enjoy all the great benefits, such as a private taxi to and from the airport.

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  • 1Building
  • 5Floors
  • 310Rooms
  • 3Lifts

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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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.

Outdoor pool

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.

Il Basilic Italian à la carte restaurant*

All your Italian favourites are on the menu here. And you'll have a choice of eating in or outdoors.

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twin room with inland view and balcony or terrace

These classic-style twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that added outdoor space. You'll find rooms have an extra bed that's suitable for a child. Plus, there's air-conditioning, a minibar and a flatscreen TV included.

twin room with sea view and balcony or terrace

These classic-style twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace that overlooks the ocean. You'll find rooms have an extra bed that's suitable for a child. Plus, there's air-conditioning, a minibar and a flatscreen TV included.

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Family trip

Was awesome , beautiful food was super and people are extremely friendly , beaches were clean and just beautiful , my kids loved everything about it and we plan to return again this summer. My family and I highly recommend them and the town and beaches !More

Suzana D,


A fantastically beautiful place with excellent customer service and spotlessly clean. First rate breakfast too. Will definitely rerurn. Views were second to none and the staff very accommodating throughout the hotel.More


Weeks break at Porto Bay

Just home from a week at the Porto Bay. We came back to Falesia beach again this year and stayed at the Epic Sana last year, so this review is also a little bit of a comparison also.Arrived late on Saturday and checked in with no issues. We were too late for dinner but the hotel had arranged a cold platter for us,which was appreciated ( although we weren't sure how long the meat/flish had been out so stuck with fruit, cheese and salad). Room had a lateral sea view over looking the pool, which was great. The rooms were clean, a decent size and with all mod cons. The decor is traditional compared to the modern Epic Sana but still acceptable. Maid service was excellent with nice touches such as a beach towel arrangement in the room on our return.Bed was two pushed together with a mattress topper, which I felt worked very well. I don't comment on sleep quality as I'm a poor sleeper but the bed was comfy, the room quiet and the pillows OK if a little squishy.Pool area and pool restaurant were great. Can't fault. We had no problems getting sunbeds and also ate lunch a couple of times there. Yes it's a little more pricey than the restaurants in Olhus D'Agua (which is nice and about 15 mins walk) but the viewers and decour was worth it. In the evening the conservatory and entertainment were good and the service by all staff was again excellent. Falesia beach is lovely but as with other reviews a bit of a walk up and down steps to get there, but worth it. Olhus beach is smaller and busier but also nice. Meals we're buffet style and a good choice( we were HB). I did feel the meals were better at the Epic Sana. Maybe again that's because I prefer the more modern style compared to a very traditional set up at the Porto Bay. We had a couple of minor issues with the room safe and a small bill query, which were sorted by reception quickly, efficiently and with no fuss. Wifi was free and worked well but watch which one you chose! Any criticisms, well the price you pay for this hotel should mean the safe is free( cost €10), one of the receptionists was a little sharp around booking a taxi to Albuferia ( but not a big issue really), the food could be bit more varied and was also a little cold sometimes but again a minor thing really. Overall if you could mix this and the Epic Sana you would have a pretty unbeatable hotel. Porto Bay wins value for money wise though and I would consider going back again. It just needs the odd bit of modernising for me ( my wife would disagree though!) but that is my taste as others would be fine as it is. It was a restful and enjoyable week overall and we would recommend.More

David H,


We visited on our anaversery and got a lovely room with a view and bubbles from the hotel. It really made us smile. The hotel can't be faulted and id return again. Lovely pool and beach and views. Breakfast was very good value. Lots of options. I recommend not to skip the breakfast option here. Id return again. More


"Paradise on Earth"

Have been to Olhas d"Agua on a few occasions and this was our first stay in the Porto Bay Falesia, wanted to stay somewhere special as we celebrated our anniversary , (May of last year) we travelled as a party of 4, my wife & daughter, sister-in-law & myself, we had two rooms side by side which was very handy, where does one start on reviewing this fantastic hotel, scenery to die for, fantastic food, lovely staff- in particular Maria at reception who was ever so helpful, and happy hour every evening in bar looking out to sea sipping a cocktail before dinner was lovely, poolside bar & restaurant also very nice, breakfasts looking out to sea in the mornings with a fantastic spread of food was a fantastic relaxing way to start of the day, we didn't eat in hotel at night as there are many good restaurants in Olhas d"Agua however we did have look in and food looked fantastic so will dine in evening on our next visit, a few restaurants to recommend in village 10mins walk " Calherios" for fish or meat kebabs," O"Licorne" fantastic indian, "Nelsons"-many locals," S Martino for pizza & pasta," Restaurante Olhas d"Agua" for fish, besides the scenery another advantage to Porto Bay Falesia is its only 30 mins from Faro airport with "YellowfishTransfers" who provide an excellent service, just a couple of small negatives there seemed to have been a Managers Welcome on one of the evenings of which we were not invited, not sure if this was because it was just our 1st visit or an oversight but felt a bit disappointed and also at times during Happy Hour at bar service was a bit slow on occasions, however these are only small issues & are meant just as a way of improving service & hospitality, we want to thank Manager Felipe( I think) and his staff for making our holiday so memorable, we have booked to return this October and very much look forward to our visit, cant wait. Mike & Anne BallinasloeMore

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