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 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. This hotel is part of the A La Carte collection until April 2017. Until then, you’ll still enjoy all the great benefits, such as a private taxi to and from the airport.

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  • 310Rooms
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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

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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 with limited sea view and balcony or terrace

These classic-style twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace that offers partial views of the ocean. You'll find rooms have an extra bed that's suitable for a child. Plus, there's air-conditioning, a minibar and a flatscreen TV included.

twin room with sea view and balcony or terrace

These classic-style twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace that overlooks the ocean. You'll find rooms have an extra bed that's suitable for a child. Plus, there's air-conditioning, a minibar and a flatscreen TV included.

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Great stay close to the beach and wonderful breakfast

Great place wonderful brefast with just everything, rooms are fine a bit nosie, thin walls Wonderful staff, The Portugiese always knows how to give good service Three , all good restaurants, gym etc. All you can think ofMore

Erik d, 189889

I can't recommend this hotel enough!

Spent an extremely relaxing 8 days at the Porto Bay with my partner for a summer break. I cannot fault this hotel at all. A warm welcome and good insight to the hotel on arrival sets the tone. An excellent choice at the breakfast buffet, there is nothing you could want more in the morning especially with views of the sea whilst you eat. The pool area is brilliant, plenty of sunbeds without the need to get up early and reserve with your towel (which the hotel provide and change daily!). Pool is clean well kept, and has excellent waiter service from the pool bar staff. Lunch from the pool bar is great and again with stunning views of the sea from the veranda. The hotel room itself had excellent facilities and again clean and well looked after on a daily basis by the maids. We didn't eat in the hotel in the evenings but food looked great and there was plenty of live music should you wish to enjoy some evening entertainment. The location is excellent with some nice restaurants, bars and lovely beaches. Anyone who has anything negative to stay about this hotel is picking for pickings sake, yes a bottle of large water can be seen expensive at 3.80 euros but it is delivered ice cold to your lounger (plus there is a shop on site where it is half the price if your not feeling lazy!). Loved every minute of my stay here and would return in a heartbeat. Thank you Porto Bay :)More


An outstanding hotel in every way

We spent 11 nights at the Porto Bay Falesia and it was superb in every way. We have visited hotels in the Açoteias / Olhos de Água area nine times previously, but this was “simply the best”! On arrival at Reception we were warmly welcomed by the staff and the courteous Pedro took our suitcases up to our room, from the balcony of which we had a magnificent panoramic view of the swimming pool and the sea. The room was large, spotlessly clean with a fantastic bathroom and good air conditioning. We were on a “half board” basis. The choice at the buffet breakfast was overwhelming – and we usually finished off with a chilled glass of “champers”. The evening meal was quality and quantity - real gourmet choices. On entering the dining room guests were welcomed by the Maître d' and often the General Manager himself. The staff who served were quick to take drinks orders, assist with seating and dispose of finished dishes. On one occasion we dined in the open air section of the Italian restaurant (to celebrate a family birthday) and we enjoyed some classic dishes with smooth and attentive service. The location of the hotel is ideal – quite high on the cliffs with stunning views, but close enough to walk down to the beautiful beach via the steps in 10 minutes, or walk via the Olhos de Agua village in about 15 minutes. Down the hill past the nearby Riu Guarana Hotel was a selection of shops, cafés and restaurants. We favoured the Pinoquio for a pint and cheese toasties, for elevenses or other mid-afternoon snacks. The local buses leave from bus stops (near the Centro Médico) for Albufeira or Vilamoura. Taxis are reasonably priced here, so if there are two or more of you, go by taxi. There is a long distance coach run by Eva that goes to Faro for 4 or 5 Euros There is a “Ticket Office” in a portocabin-type building, where you can book local tours (cheaper than those offered by the Hotel Reps). One of our party booked a return shuttle to Faro Airport here for 25 Euros. The purpose of the visit was a family wedding, combined with a holiday. The location of the wedding ceremony was a large decking platform overlooking the sea with splendid views of the ochre-coloured Falesia cliffs After the actual ceremony, we savoured preprandial drinks in the grassy area in front of the large dining room where we later enjoyed a four-course meal. The quality of the meal and the service was par excellence, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all 29 guests, many of whom were resident in the hotel. Later on we repaired to the in-house disco and we danced till midnight to live music, to complete a classy and highly enjoyable day. The Porto Bay Falesia provides top quality location, accommodation, facilities and service, so I would highly recommend it for a relaxing break.More

NeePaa, 187069

Beautiful location and excellent facilities

My partner and I stayed at the Porto Bay Falesia for a few days following a wedding in Tavira. The location was excellent - just a short (but steep!) walk down to the beach - the restaurant at the end there was perfect for lunch too - and away from the noise of Albufeira itself. The room had everything we needed in it, but with the beautiful views to be found at various points around the hotel, we didn't stay in the room much!we made the most of the spa too and booked a massage - this was lovely and a real treat. The spa staff were excellent, and so friendly. Breakfast was great - everything you could ask for and more. We tried the buffet the first night and it was fine, but we prefer to try out local restaurants - which we did for the remainder of our stay. The pool bar and lounge were good for drinks - my favourite being the Imitation cocktail, which although non alcoholic, was delicious! Staff always friendly and helpful. The pool was clean and never busy - very few children around which was nice - I'm a teacher so a break away is always appreciated! There was always a sun lounger free, no matter what time we arrived at the pool. One recommendation - book your own taxi/shuttle back to the airport (use the free WiFi to do this) - by doing so, we saved €20 in comparison to the hotel making the booking. Taxi's to the strip in Albufeira were €7 - hotel organised this but they were metered so slightly different to an airport transfer. We would definitely come back here again. More

Anita A,

My favourite...

This is for sure my favourite hotel! After 5 visits, with advantages/discounts of being a Prestige Member this hotel exceeds every time our expectations. We got an upgrade to a suite which was great with our daughter of 12y. The seaview, comfort of the beds, Rituals toiletries,... It has it all. The food had even become better in my opinion and I dare to say that we know what nice food is(we are foodlovers...). Yes it's a buffet but the choice, the refined flavours are as good as you can expect in a classy restaurant! Lunch at the poolbar is not overpriced, good variety,... I can tell a lot more about my favourite hotel but it's best you give it a try yourself. You won't regret it! We'll be back. I love PortoBay...More

kristienfranck, 188636

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Porto Bay Falesia
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1813 customer reviews
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