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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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.
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 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.
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.
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Cruising in Algarve, with a fantastic viewâ¦
We settled on one night in Algarve to break up a long drive between Seville and Lisbon. We arrived just before the hotelâs Italian restaurant opened, so we decided to take a drink in the lounge. The lounge looked like it was torn right out of a 80's cruise ship, with its low ceilings, neon lights, brass railings, and stage. Quick note: We returned to the lounge (aft side) of the hotel later that evening to be serenaded with the soft sounds of James Taylor and The Bee Gees. Yes, it was definitely campy, but duets were entertaining. When the restaurant finally opened we walked to the opposite (fore) side of the hotel. In order to enter, you needed to awkwardly pass through another dining room brushing shoulders with patrons cueing up for a buffet. Again, we felt very much at sea. All in all, our Italian dinner was satisfying. As far as the room goes, it was good-sized and clean. Unfortunately, there was an awkward knocking sound throughout the night and the bathroom door would not stay shut. In the morning, we discovered the air conditioning unit was the cause of the racket. At checkout, I pointed out the issues and was thanked for reporting them. Another thing you should be aware of is that there are a great deal of Brits staying at the hotel, so very little Portuguese is spoken here. It was a bit surreal to be honest, but we were there for a pillow, not to soak up the local culture. You might wonder why Iâd still give this hotel a rating of 4 out of 5. In my opinion, it jumps from a 3 to a 4 for its breathtaking ocean views. The curvy pool is a sexy addition that sparkles with blue mosaic tiles. The beach, a bit of a hike down, was well worth the trip. For an American, it would be like seeing the red cliffs of Sedona, dropping right down to the sea.More
theullman, Santa Clarita, CA
Overcrowded and overrated
We chose this hotel based on the "romantic" and "relaxing" keywords, but in reality it was overcrowded (at least in August), all the deck chairs were quickly booked with towels (although there is a small text on the information board that deck chairs cannot be booked, but the staff doesn't care), there is nowhere to park your rental car (even the underground extra cost parking ground was full) so we had to park the car rather far away. The TV channels are mainly focused on German clients, so there was only 1 interesting channel which an Engligh speking client could watch. The staff in restaurant was mostly nervous (at times they didn't even bother to be elementary polite) and as it's a "mass" hotel, then don't expect any personal approach. It's also sad that for a comparatively high room rate you have to pay extra for the safe and for the WiFi. WiFi coverage was sufficient in the lobby, but rather poor on the restaurant and pool terraces. The side-sea view room was more or less the same as garden view room, so no real point in paying the extra money. One morning we were woken up by a noisy garbage truck, as we slept with an open window because the conditioner was a bit loud. However the views to the cliffs, the location and closeness to the beach (beach chairs cost 15 EUR per day and many of them were reserved in the morning) were nice and the pool bar was romantic in the evening, although the 6,3 EUR alcoholic cocktails didn't contain any alcohol.More
Erx74, Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel of Relax, beautifull and quality! One of the best hotels I've been. Wonderful terrace sea view, good restaurants inside, good pool, cute staff. Wonderful location. It's the perfect choice for a couple, not confusion neither many childs. For sure we will be back :) More
Joana B, Porto, Portugal
I can only recommend, everything was very nice. At the reception will help you with everythink, advise or order. The surroundings are beautiful, the beach is very close, but the ocean is very cold. In the town there are plenty of places to go for dinner or a drink. On the beach is alsoa few space to relax. Rooms with spectacular views of the ocean, but only one part, you have to choose!More
Third visit and still fantastic
This was our third visit to Porto Bay Falesia and it is still a fantastic hotel. We had a room on the first floor overlooking the little shop and it was lovely and quiet. I'm sure the sea view rooms are amazing as it's a stunning view but as we don't use the room that much it seems a lot of extra money. Staff here are so friendly, helpful and polite it is how all hotels should be. Nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast buffet is just brilliant as there is so much too choose from. You can have something different every day. There is even free bubbly which we had with their very freshly squeezed orange juice. Bread and pastry selection is huge, lots of fresh fruit, meat and cheeses and cooked breakfast too. We didn't eat here in the evening so I can't comment on the food there, there are good restaurants in the village and we also went to vilamoura a few times in the evening, well worth a visit. Went to albufeira too but too loud and far too many people for me!! Room was clean and the ladies that look after your room are very friendly and do a great job. Decent sized room, balcony and nice bathroom. Have to pay for safe/insurance and wifi in the room although wifi is free in communal areas. Look forward to my next visit, love olhos and love porto bay.More
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