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 2 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.

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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With three massage rooms, a sauna and steam bath area, hydro-massage tub, relaxation room and gym. Offering a wide range of facial treatments, aromatherapy, waxing, manicure, pedicure, body massages, wraps, relaxing treatments with mineral oils and reflexology.

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*

You'll find all your Italian favourites on the menu.

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twin room with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child, with twin beds, a fold-up bed and minibar at a charge.

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child, with twin beds, a fold-up bed and minibar at a charge.

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A great hotel and location

We have been to this hotel about 3 time now and found the hotel to be excellent and the staff very friendly. There is a good walk down the steps to the beach and a bit further along another set of steps to come back up making it a nice round trip.The hotel has a great indoor and outdoor pool plus gym, the food is excellent and the rooms are very clean. We love this place and will definately be coming back again.More

bcroombs, Northwich, United Kingdom

M Freeman

The hotel overall is nice, Lovely staff, very helpful, very clean, beautiful views over the sea and cliffs, the breakfast was very nice too however we liked to sit out side during breakfast and there are a limited number of tables outside, the main down side for us was the location it's not great if you like to venture out and do things or eat out. No decent restaurants in walking distance. Vilamoura is 15/20 euro taxi ride away and albuferia old town is 10 euros away from the hotel. Buses do run however only until 7-8pm so you have no option of getting a taxi back, Vilamoura has amazing variety of restaurants and bars. If your looking for burger and chips old town albuferia is perfect. The beach at the hotel is down a very steep steps to a average beach, it's not that clean and the water is freezing. Food and drink isn't cheap to buy at the hotel but there isn't any where else decent to eat or drink nearby so we just paid for light lunches. If we returned for a holiday we would definitely stay at Vilamoura, as there's plenty to do in walking distance and the beach is lovely, This hotel isn't great for young couples looking to get dressed up and go for a few cocktails.More

mcoxy1989, Bristol, United Kingdom


It is not another hotel in Algarve. It is a Great hotel in Algarve.. the location, the food, the environment.. and a special word for the staff. I never met a frendlier staff anywhere but most of all in Algarve. It is a hotel for international taste. It is full but still is so quiet you can ear the birds.. A great 4* If you can, don't search elsewhere....More

Pedro S,

Excellent holiday

Enjoyed a fantastic week recently at the Porto Bay Falesia. We had previously stayed at a previous hotel in the group so we keen to see if the standard was maintained, we were not disappointed. Lovely room with a great view of the pol and the sea. The buffet restaurant was average but the a la carte restaurant was excellent. Our only complaint was the wild cats which were allowed to roam around the grounds, this spoilt eating outside in the evening.More

Helmut1958, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Highly Recommended, you won't be dissapointed!

I've just got back from a four night stay at this hotel and can't praise it enough! The location... is amazing and definitely worth getting a sea view room. We were on the second floor and the view took our breath away. The nearby beaches were really clean with a few beachside restaurants and you can walk all the way to Vilamoura along the beach (although it took me and my mum nearly two hours!). Tripadvisor has Porto Bay Falesia listed as an Albufeira hotel but it is actually in Olhos de Agua (just outside Albufeira). It is a quiet little town with a plenty of nice restaurants and a few bars. A taxi to Albufeira is about 10euro or you can get a bus for 2.25 (the hotel also offers a free shuttle on weekdays but we only found this out on our last day) A taxi to Vilamoura is a little bit more, about 13 euro. TIP: Come out of the hotel, turn left, then left again at the clearing just by the wooden boat and you'll be treated to the most amazing cliff top views!! The hotel itself... was busy but still felt peaceful, no rowdy kids or blaring music, plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas, outdoor seating areas, beanbags, tranquil gardens, attentive staff and simply stunning views! The pool was very clean and a lovely temperature for swimming in the hot sun. There was also a shallow pool, great for little ones, plus an indoor pool and jacuzzi, part of the spa, that was really quiet and great for a warmer swim after a long day. We took part in a free yoga class and also paid 1 euro to play table tennis. There was loads to do, tennis, organised games, even portuguese lessons, check the activity board in reception when you arrive! I'd also recommend an outdoor massage, it looked amazing! The hotel breakfast... was probably the best I've ever had! Freshly squeezed orage juice, pancakes, fruit, cooked breakfast, cava, pastries, everything you could wish for and particularly enjoyable eaten outside on the terrace. We also enjoyed a Cuban evening with live music and an incredible bbq, there was sooo much food and it was all delicious, a drink was also included in the price. The hotel staff... (and to be honest all the locals we met in the Algarve) were friendly and helpful, they genuinely seem to care about giving customers a great experience... I'd previously tweeted about looking forward to this holiday as it was my mum's first time abroad since before I was born! The hotel staff went out of their way to make her feel special, even leaving a bottle of fizz in the room on our first day, a really nice touch that made a huge impression! Overall... I'd go back in a flash! As a bit of a bargain hunter I usually tend to book cheaper places but now I can really see the difference when you spend a little more. Other tips... for amazing seafood visit Passaro Azzuro, it's on the main beach - walk to the right. If you have a late flight the hotel offers a luggage room and you can shower in the spa area before you leave but there are no hairdryers. If you go the old town of Albufeira, try an iced coffee from Al Cafe Lounge Bar, heaven! Also worth doing a boat trip to see caves and dolphins, we went Driven Dolphins, you can book at the hotel reception and they can arrange a pick up too. Enjoy!More

kersh_rach, Newcastle

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