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 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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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

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.

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*

You'll find all your Italian favourites on the menu.

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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.

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.

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Lovely Olhas d'Agua

This was our third visit in four years, and we like it more and more. We think it’s worth the extra charge for a sea view room, but book early, September is a very popular month, and we missed out last year. The buffet breakfasts and dinners offer a huge choice of food, something to suit everyone, with fabulous really fresh orange juice. The Italian Restaurant in the garden (while the weather is warm) is a delight, and lunch by the pool is pleasant. there is an easy stroll down to the village, with a bit of a hill, and two alternative routes (lots of steps) down to the beach. The local bus service is good, and we had a happy day at Villamoura, 8Km along the coast. You can walk all the way on the sandy beach, but it’s quite a stretch. We walked down to the village most days, and would recommend “O Caixote” on the water front for anything from beer and a coffee to fresh grilled sardines. “Pau d’Agua”, the local bakery, is great for a stop on the way up the hill for tea and cakes, and great savoury pies, or they will cook most things on request.More

Greswoldians, Royal Leamington Spa

Porto Bay in September

A wonderful hotel in a great location,very friendly and helpful staff. Best buffet breakfast going. The evening buffet was not as good and became quite mundane, but the Italian restaurant was fantastic and we'll worth the small extra, would recommend this to anybody. We paid for a sea view room which we got but was on the first floor over the bar. This meant the sea view although nice was very limited. The main problem was there was no sound proofing in the room and the music from the bar made it impossible to get a good nights sleep. Worth remembering when booking. Dining alfresco was nice but there is a need for more non smoking areas where people are dining. Sounds a bit negative but really you can have a great holiday at this hotel. My thanks to the staff for their courteous approach.More

johnnypedlar2014, Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

Wonderful Stay

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

Porto Bay for a Second Visit

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

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