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.

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

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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

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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Nice hotel with a few limitations

This was a nice hotel, but not perfect. They charge extra for things like wifi. Our room was supposed to have a sea view, but we really looked out over the parking lot. Parking is a problem at the hotel. There are not enough spots. However the breakfast is great. The women staff like the maids are sweet. The hair dryer switched off after 2 minutes to cool down. The site and beach are great .More

Emily5171965, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Most relaxing holiday EVER!!

From entering the hotel until leaving 11 nights later the staff from the front desk to the maids couldn't have been more welcoming helpful and friendly in particular the staff from the pool bar Our room had a sea view and had everything you needed tea coffee and a well stocked minibar and a daily supply of fresh towels toiletries and bed linen if required. If you are going on holiday to party hard this isn't the hotel for you but if you want to relax and chill out Porto Bay Falesia is the place to be. I came home two days ago and I have already booked to go back in July 2016 and I can wait !!!!More

Michael m, Larne, United Kingdom

rest and relaxation

We stayed at this hotel recently and booked it on the strength of recent good reviews on tripadvisor. We enjoyed a 7 night stay and from arrival and first impressions to departure we had a very re;axing enjoyable time.. All of the staff from reception to restaurant, poolside bar staff and housekeeping were wonderful. Nothing was any bother to them and the service was exemplary. Everything was spotless and the breakfast was excellent. We booked B & B but ate at the poolside restaurant for lunch and dinner every day with one exception. We did take a couple of trips into the nearby town but didn't find it very appealing so we stayed pretty much around the hotel and on the beautiful nearby beach. There were so many lovely terraces and quiet areas in the hotel grounds that we didn't feel the need to stray too far. We would love to go back in the not too distant future.More

Janette M, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel! Can't wait to return!

I stayed here for 10 nights. I was with a group of 14 people who had travelled from England and Ireland to celebrate my parents 25th wedding anniversary! The hotel is beautiful, very friendly staff, big pool area with lots of sunbeds, good selection of food for breakfast... Including champagne! We didn't have dinner here as we went out every evening but I did eat lunch here on most days. Every meal I had here the food was fantastic! The rooms were lovely and the bed was very comfortable! I will definitely be returning! More

kelly_m_palmer, London

An excellent week away in a great quality hotel

We have just returned from this excellent hotel, and were there for a one week, just before the UK summer holidays started. We have no hesitation in scoring this hotel five stars. The hotel in general is clean, modern and the staff are superbly efficient. There is a good sized pool, a large grassy sunbathing area, tennis courts and a gym. We paid extra for the sea, and we really (really) enjoyed sitting on our balcony with a cold drink and watching the world go by. As noted by other reviewers, the view is of the pool area, cliff tops and the sea. Obviously it is south facing, so it never gets the sun "full blast", which for us was a good thing or we would have been cooked alive in the wonderful sunshine. Additionally, we were not aware of any noise from neighboring hotels. The hotel is situated at the top of a cliff (falicia is Portuguese for cliff), so everything is a short downhill walk away (and an uphill walk back). The beach is down some steps and a short sandy road, and runs east for 3 miles. We never saw it very busy. The sea was calm (and a bit cold), and the long beach very popular with early morning joggers and walkers. The resort of Olhos d'Agua is just a few minutes walk away. There's not a huge amount to see (there are a dozen or so restaurants and pubs, plus the usual beachware and trinket shops) however we enjoyed a beer or two and watching the world go by. We were staying half-board, and the food was on the whole really good. Breakfast has everything you could reasonably expect plus freshly squeezed juice, straight from the oranges. Evening meals were loosely themed (italian, brazilian, caribbean), and also always had an extensive salad bar (although a lot of it tasted a bit pickled-probably aimed more at the Germans), a fresh fish and grill station, veg, rice, chips, pasta, soup, fresh bread/rolls and a good selection of deserts. They even had cheese available every night..first time I've ever seen that. The restaurant was never so busy we couldn't get a seat. We cannot comment on the paid for on-site restaurants/catering as we did not use them. There are several supermarkets within a 10 minute walk, so we enjoyed making our own lunch or popping to one of the local cafes for a snack or two. Albuferia is only a 10/15 euro cab ride away. This is a much bigger tourist resort, with tonnes of bars and restaurants all very eager for your custom, plus a great old-town to wander around. We guess it's pretty "happening" at night. Vilamoura is only a 20 euro cab ride away, and is centred around a very swish looking marina. Again there are beautiful beaches, and plenty of up-market shops, hotels and a casino. There are no cliffs at Vilamoura, so walking around is a lot easier!! The cab rank is in the car park in front of the Rui hotel. All the drivers spoke enough english, and all fares were automatically on the meter (no haggling). Don't get suckered into the hotel arranging cabs for you. All in all, an excellent week away :-)More

Tango555, Bedford, United Kingdom

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Porto Bay Falesia
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1351 customer reviews
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