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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A fantastic hotel in a beautiful and peaceful location
This hotel more than lives up to the excellent reviews that we read before our holiday. The facilities and location are superb. We wanted a relaxing holiday in a beautiful location and it even exceeded our expectations. We booked a sea view room and the views from our balcony were fantastic. Service levels were exceptional in all departments and food was of a very high standard, with fantastic choice. Although there are 130 steps down to the wonderful beach, these are fairly easy steps and there are seats at intervals to have a rest. There is an alternative lovely small beach at the fishing village in Olhos D'Agua which is within easy walking distance (about 15 minutes). We would highly recommend the Porto Bay Group of hotels as we have also previously enjoyed a wonderful holiday with Thompson at the Porto Mare Hotel in Finchal, Madeira.More
Trevor13, Cambridgeshire, England
Lovely short break
We came here for a last minute 4 day break. We have stayed at the porto mare hotel in Madeira about 10 years ago ( still the best hotel we have ever stayed in! ) So when we saw the Porto Bay Falesia on offer we quickly decided to take advantage of the very good offer for b&b. We really enjoyed our stay. Lovely breakfast which we enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the pool each morning. We did not eat in the hotel in the evening so cannot comment. We ate in the small town which had plenty of places for a short break. The room was spotless and comfortable although not to the very high standard of the Porto Mare. Our room was described as a Garden View room, however the room directly overlooked the car park! A rather misleading description, and the reason we have given a very good rating and not excellent !More
brendaj20, Chepstow, United Kingdom
We stayed here for 5 nights, end March / April. Could not fault it. Although it was busy, it was quiet and peaceful - there are so many lovely places to sit around outside, with beautiful views. Breakfast was great, lots of choice. Room lovely - we had a sea view with a balcony. Maybe ask for a room higher up, we were on the 1st floor. Staff all very pleasant and polite. Enjoyed a very good back massage in the Spa - well worth it! The view of the cliffs / beach are spectacular and the 100+ steps down are not so bad, seats along the way. The village of Olhos d'Agua is a treat - and look out for CafÃ© CrÃ¨me and Pao for yummy coffee/cakes and Fratelli's for fantastic dinner.More
EmmaJB74, County Galway, Ireland
My husband and I chose this hotel for a 5 day break to celebrate my special birthday. We stayed on the fifth floor with a land view - perfect. The cleanliness of the room was of an excellent standard and breakfast had choices to suit every taste. Sitting outside for breakfast was so relaxing and the staff were very efficient and pleasant. The pool area was lovely and getting a bed was never a problem although I did find the beds very close together.Not an issue in May as many not in use but may be a different story at the height of the season. The cliff top eating and sitting areas around the hotel were very welcoming and the snacks very tasty. We will definitely return to this hotel and we love Olhos de Agua. Pool towels a real boon saves travelling with beach towels.More
ClareB1965, Dundee, United Kingdom
I had chosen this hotel for a four day trip to Albufeira. The hotel itself if perfectly located above the beach, boasting good recreational facilities. The hotel rooms are clean and well presented and the house keeping was exceptional. I was however disappointed by the Hotel's room service. I had ordered a pizza for dinner and had asked for a few dips. The pizza itself arrived, however no dips. I was told that the lady would come back with my dips. Ten minutes had passed and I called again, but to be told that the lady was planning to bring my mayonnaise and ketchup with my dessert instead! I received my dips half an hour later, by this time more than half of my pizza was finished and cold. Now as the hotel is a 4 star hotel, I would expect the hotel staff to sincerely apologise for such a silly failure. I complained the next morning at reception, and the staff at reception were very apologetic. However, when the resturant manager was called he did not even have the decency to apologise to me. He instead spoke to the reception staff and said in Portuguese that the dips were delivered. We are sorry they were half an hour late. I find this inappropriate for a hotel of this calibre. The manager should have apologised directly to me and I should not have been charged the full price of my order. Seeing that i received dips 30 minutes later! I thus found the service of the resturant very disappointing. Thus I would say good hotel (nice pool, rooms, facilities), very poor resturant service. Avoid the resturant and instead dine out. Regrettably disappointed!More
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