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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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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A great hotel for some winter sunshine

Late booking made looking for a winter break with some sunshine. Didn't want to pay a fortune (i.e. Pine Cliffs ) so to a chance with this place and we weren't disappointed. About 40 minutes drive on the N125 from Faro airport and easy to find in Olhas d'Agua. Lovely welcome at reception, the room was available from 1130 which was appreciated. Well laid out hotel, spotlessly clean and tidy. Excellent buffets at breakfast & dinner with a good menu at lunchtime if you stay in. Gym, outdoor & indoor pools and spa facility. Tennis courts and free parking available. The beach is 5 minutes away and has a reasonable surf break for newbie surfers. A great beach for children- lots of sand & shells. I think we'll be back here, just a great short break at reasonable cost. Happy hour cocktails 5 till 7. All the staff are very welcoming, chatty and friendly.More

Fat-Tony1960, Bristol

Nice hotel with swimming pool and beach access

Most of the guests in this hotel are on a package tour; it is obviously very popular among German tourists. We were on a road trip and we booked the room over an internet portal. The hotel is beautifully located on a cliff overlooking the sea. It has over 300 rooms. A steep path leads to the beach. The rooms are comfortably furnished. The beds are comfortable. The bathroom is large enough, bright and clean. We did not appreciate the charging of additional costs that should generally be included, such as a daily feee for the use of safety box of € 1.50, or for the Internet € 6.-/ day, € 16.- for 3 days or € 25.- per week. The breakfast is plentiful and good. The evening buffet is offered for € 23.-, which I feel is too expensive compared to local prices and for the small selection of seafood. The range of typical Portuguese desserts was not convincing either. I expected more than pizzas and pork schnitzels. The Salad bar was plentiful. As an alternative, I can recommend the Churrasceria Tavertino, in a 10-minute walk distance, serving BBQ fish and meat, traditional Portuguese cuisine reasonably priced. The other surrounding restaurants were partially closed in November. The pool area is beautifully set in the garden. The Spa/Sauna is much too small for a 300 room hotel and fully booked for days ahead; this in November where the occupancy is relatively low. The employees are courteous and speak fluently at least one foreign language. Free parking is available in front of the hotel.More

Riesst, Manila, Philippines

Another great holiday at this lovely hotel

We had our 4Th visit to this hotel just reciently (November 2014 ) and again the hotel did not let us down, the staff, food and hotel surrounding are brilliant. We love the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, the walk down to the beach and the beach itself is really great, you can walk the 4 mile along the beach to Villamora or take the bus. We are probably going to try another Porto Bay hotel in Maderia next but will definately come back to Porto Bay Falesia in the next year.More

bcroombs, Northwich, United Kingdom

Wonderful location

Thos is an excellent hotel, with both indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The buffet breakfast is very good, as is the buffet dinner. There are steps all the way to the beach which sits in a rather quiet part of Algarve. Most of the locals go there too. The staff are friendly and the rooms are kept to a very good standard. We had a room with seaview, but it also faces the swimming pool soyou get everything for your money.A bit more costly than some other hotels, but definitely worth it.More

Reenee T, Bristol, United Kingdom

Nice visit

Currently staying at the Porto Bay Falesia and it has been a lovely trip so far. Sea view rooms are definitely recomended with beautiful views out over the pool and sea. Food is good with a great selection for everyone and a very relaxed atmosphere. Having stayed in other Porto Bay hotels it has lived up to the brilliant reputation. My only issue and great disappointment is the amount of cats. My mother and I are extremely allergic and this has meant we are unable to sit at the pool or explore the grounds as there are several about. The staff we have spoken to about this just disregard the situation and dont seem to bother, they just say they dont come inside which isnt very reassuring. Overall lovely hotel but have definitely been put of by the amount of cats I am afraid whic I know wont be a problem for many.More

2013SMML, United Kingdom

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