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.
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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.
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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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.
twin room with limited sea view
These spacious twin rooms sleep up to two adults, and one child under 12 in a fold up bed. A small table and chairs, lamps and a balcony or terrace with a limited sea view complete the picture.
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This was our 2nd year to this Hotel and it wont be our last. The Hotel staff, everyone that works there are so wonderful. The food, rooms, pool and eating area are spotless and most of all the wonderful fresh and I mean fresh orange juice every morning at breakfast. I would also like to mention the best waiter in the Hotel Nelson please look out for him when you book your holiday what a wonderful man he always looked after us and also when he worked in the Porto Mare in Madeira. I would highly recommend this Hotel and we will be back next year. Thank you for another fantastic time.More
Beautiful scenery, Relaxing, Great Food
We had the most relaxing and wonderful week here in August 2013. The staff were all wonderful and friendly. The rooms were ideal with excellent air conditioning. The food, especially the breakfast was wonderful and there was always a huge variety. It was mostly couples staying there when we were there and it was perfect. Super relaxing, serene, wonderful views, loads of activities if you were bored and a great location close to Albufeira by taxi or public transport... Would return tomorrow if I could... I would suggest going for the bed and breakfast option and travelling to nearby places for evening meals, especially the old town of Albufeira... Will hopefully revisit this area againMore
lfinnegan1, Galway, Ireland
2nd visit and just as good....
Stayed for my second time at this hotel in March this year. Unfortunately the weather wasn't as good this year despite it being the same week last year. However this meant we used the indoor pool and jacuzzi this time which were both lovely. The breakfast was just as good including cava. We managed to sit outside every morning wearing a cardi. Why wouldn't you when the view of the pool and sea is so welcoming. We stayed in a suite this time as there were 3 of us. It had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a lounge area. It was really spacious with 3 televisions with tea and coffee making facilities. The whole hotel and grounds are very well kept and all of the staff are very polite and helpful. The hotel is well situated in a small village with enough local restaurants for a week. The Italian restaurant in the hotel is lovely with tasty reasonably priced food. I would certainly recommend this hotel and will no doubt return soon.More
Susan H, Leeds, United Kingdom
An amazing hotel and location for the cost
This hotel is in a private area, set up on cliffs high above the beaches. The location, and the views are amazing. And there is also great access to the beaches and walks. But what makes it a real treasure is the quality of the hotel, the rooms, the service, the facilities, and the incredible value for money they represent!!!!More
Chris L, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Made to feel welcome and relaxed
As previous guests at the same group's Cliff Bay in Madeira, my partner and I thought we would try the Porto Bay Falesia. The vast majority of previous Trip Advisor comments are positive and we would definitely agree. We have just returned from a seven night stay Easter break. Staying on a half board plus basis gave us bed, breakfast, buffet dinner and a limited choice of complimentary drink. Initially we were slightly disappointed with our allocated room, 126, as we had paid for a full sea view. Granted, we could see the sea but mostly through the tops of trees. If the sea view is of major importance I would definitely request a higher floor. We did ask if the hotel had a room on a higher floor available, but as it was Easter and the hotel was almost at peak capacity, they did not. We ate every night in the international buffet restaurant, as there was always plenty of choice. We didn't eat in the a la carte restaurant as we felt there was no need. Half board plus for us included a large bottle of sparkling water with our meal, but we could have had a small glass of wine each, beer or coffee. We always had a full bottle of wine with dinner - the choice was good and prices very reasonable. One criticism we would have with the restaurant is the carefree attitude of acceptable dress. Although the restaurant asked for 'smart-casual' some diners arrived in swimming shorts and flip-flops. This is not as noticeable at breakfast as it tends to be more relaxed, but when fellow diners make much more of an effort, it rather demeans the dinner experience. All staff were very friendly and helpful, though special mention must go to the housekeeping team who keep the hotel spotless. We had a fantastic lady who cleaned our room everyday and was always so cheerful. Although our first five days were sunny and quite warm, the outdoor pool was freezing. This was such a shame as the pool is lovely. We never encountered problems in finding free sunbeds and all guests appeared to adhere to the rule stating no reserving - this made a nice change from other hotels we have stayed in! The hotel is in a lovely location, with great views of nearby beaches. It is a short stroll into the small town of Olhas D'Agua, though to be fair there isn't a great deal to do once there. Overall the hotel is a lovely place to relax for a week and we would definitely return.More
GreenBalloon_11, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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