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.
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.
Following our trip in February this year we came back for a second bite of the idyllic Porto Bay Falesia Hotel, were we disappointed not a bit.
The hotel is classy without being to posh, staff are exceptional in all departments, so friendly and with such a good sense of humour.
The Rooms are clean, well stocked have tea making facilities and we were provided with a nice bowl of fruit and bottle of water on arrival.
The Maderia Restaurant serves up excellent quality and choice of food at both breakfast and evening meal where each night offers a themed dinner, Portugese, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian to name a few.
The outside of this hotel is the particular special point, lovely pool area and surrounding gardens, plenty of sun beds to go round and fantastic cliff seating areas at various points around the grounds
Sometimes when you revisit a place so soon you can be disappointed but not with this place, we have been around europe for the last 10 years or so and this is the most relaxing place of all we have stayed in.
In terms of Olhos D'agua lovely little fishing village with a small number of shops to browse around and beautiful seafront and beach. We walked up the beach to Vilamoura where the sand is very flat and not at all rocky took about 3 to 4 hours but plenty of beach huts to visit for a drink on the way.
In our 9 day stay we only ventured away from Olhos on two of them so that says it all about how relaxing this place is.
Would we come back again, Yes without a doubtMore
Trevor776, York, United Kingdom
A relaxing experience
We first visited this hotel 3 years ago and found it so relaxing that we decided to return at the beginning of September.
As usual for this group of hotels the service was first class and everywhere very clean and well looked after.
On arrival our check in was quick and although our room wasn't ready there were no problems - bear in mind that it was before midday so you therefore wouldn't expect the room to be ready! We had requested a mountain view in a quiet area and that is exactly what we got along with a basket of fruit, half bottle of wine and a bottle of water, beach towels and bath robes.
We were only staying on a B & B basis and the breakfast choices were plentiful and re-stocked regularly. We also booked to eat outside in the Italian restaurant on a couple of evenings and the food, service and price was fantastic.
Sun beds were in abundance and comfortable - we opted for the garden area away from the pool area which was perhaps a little busier.
The weather forecast was displayed daily at the reception desk as was the courtesy bus for Algarve shopping, the bus timetable and the tide times.
Yes the dining room can get busy but to be honest some of the comments by previous guests are not the hotels fault. I cannot believe that when there is a big dining area inside and outside with room for everyone that people still queue in order to get their 'usual' seat or that they get up early to reserve the sun bed that they have to have in the same place every day ; these aren't the hotels problem they are the fault of a small number of guests.
Olhos D'agua is only a small village with a small number of restaurants, a sports bar and a handful of tourist shops - adequate for the size of the area. The local bus service is good, the cliff top views fantastic and the walk along the beach from Olhos D'agua to Vilamoura well worth it. ( about 5 miles). If you want glitzy cocktail bars and sophisticated dining you need to be further along the road to Vilamoura where you will pay twice the price for the pleasure. If you want busy nightlife go to Albufeira with the nightclubs, Irish pubs and English breakfast bars. Do your research correctly and you will get what you book!
The Porto Bay hotel group is one of the best I have stayed in, they are consistent, clean with friendly professional staff, sadly due to the behaviour of a very small section of guests they can never please everyone - although they try very hard. We have never been disappointed and will have no hesitation continuing to use these hotels.More
tugiatthecoast, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week in August and we really had a fantastic time. Having organised a taxi weeks prior to arrival we requested a booking of a taxi from the airport to Porto Bay Falesia. The lady was waiting when we arrived and we were kindly greeted. On arrival to the hotel, we were greeted by a nice lady at the reception. She was more than helpful and gave us a great welcome. To our surprise, we were upgraded to a room with a sea view and pool view without any cost as we had sent an email weeks before stating that it was a special occasion. This really got the holiday off to a great start! We were shown to our room which was fabulous. It was spacious, had a nice bathroom and a big balcony. We also received a complimentary bottle of champagne. The hotel itself was very clean and well air conditioned as it was quite hot during our stay. The breakfast was lovely. There was plenty to chose from and the freshly squeezed orange juice was delicious. The amenities around the hotel were great such as the table tennis table, pool table and chess set. The pool area was kept very well and was regularly cleaned. The pool was nice and big with plenty of space for a lot of people. One particular aspect which was great was the fact that there wasn't a mad rush for sun loungers in the early hours of the morning. You have great choice in what loungers you decide to go for. There are also lovely areas with couches and nice seats to chill out and maybe sit in the shade if the sun becomes to much. We had our lunch at the pool side bar for most of the week. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. The area overlooking the cliffs and beach is a must to sit and have lunch. We also went to the beach which can be accessed through the hotel. It has a few steps and is a bit of a climb but it is worth going down to if you enjoy the sea. Perhaps not during mid-day heat however!! We really enjoyed our stay at The Porto Bay Falesia and will definitely return in the future. It is well worth a visit for a rememberable holiday!More
Rebekahr22, County Louth, Ireland
Chilled out in Portugal
A very nice hotel in an excellent cliff top location. We spent a week at this hotel and loved every minute of it! It's a mere 5 minute walk from the centre of the village and there are many good quality restaurants within easy walking distance. We would definitely return.More
JobyInLouth, Louth, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel, staff excellent,from reception to maid service , bar staff etc , all helpful & welcoming.... Relaxing atmosphere and only down side is the noise from nearby hotel... excessively loud & frankly uneccessary music most of the day..(not audible everywhere thankfully, dependant on where you are in the hotel.) Would also have expected free wifi & safe as in previous holidays elsewhere.
Arrived early morning( and aware of check in time) but due to lengthy wait for access to room, a courtesy room would have been appreciated ( for a quick shower & change of clothes ).... again a facility offered at previous hotels.)More
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