Porto Bay Falesia  


The Porto Bay Falesia provides fantastic views. Its clifftop location means its gardens look straight out to sea, with the panoramas broken only by pine trees. Plus, steps lead down to Praia da Falesia Beach, where the sands stretch for eight kilometres.

The hotel’s pool bar makes the most of the setting. Perched on the cliff edge, it’s a perfect spot for gazing over the sandstone rock formations and sea beyond. And as for the rest of the culinary line-up, you’ve got two restaurants – a smart buffet number and Il Basilico, which serves modern takes on classic Italian cuisine.

Outside, the pool is framed by terraces and pines. You’ll find sunloungers placed in the best viewpoints around the lawns, as well.

Another plus point of this place is the location. Although the hotel is in a peaceful spot, it’s just a five-minute walk from the restaurants and shops at Olhos d’Agua.

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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

Twin room 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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Lovely hotel

We have just returned from a lovely week at the Porto Bay, could nt fault the friendly staff, lovely food and the overall general cleanliness. The only thing I would say is for the less mobile people it is 127 steep steps down to the beach but because there are many lovely places to sit in the gardens or around the pool you do not have to venture that far.The only other thing was there was not enough going on in the evenings, pianist in the bar or duo singing, was relaxing if not totally entertainingMore

disappointedRhyl, rhyl

Very Good hotel in a nice location

A very clean well maintained hotel. I would strongly recommend it for travelers who want somewhere a little out of town to say. The surrounding restaurants offer great food if want a more informal dinner.More


Perfect Short Break

We wanted a hotel for a few days in April to relax in the sun. We could not have chosen better than this. We had 'garden rooms' (code for view of car park). The rooms were clean and comfortable and the car park doesn't look too bad! The food was good. Breakfast was very good. Evening buffet was a bit restricted if you don't like fish (I do but my daughters don't). The 'posh' restaurant Il Basilico was very good if a little pricey. The real gem though is the pool area which is superb. Tantalising glimpses of the sea and beach through the beautifully kept and colourful clifftop garden. Lots of chillout areas and a very nice cafe by the pool (very good club sandwiches and banana splits). The Spa was also very good. The only thing that was a disappointment was the truly awful pub singer on Saturday. Would definitely go back.More

PaulV929, Manchester, United Kingdom

Great beach hotel

We wanted to stay on Falesia beach so we chose the Porto Bay Falesia. Rates are reasonable and we had a room with a decent view. The best part about the hotel is the proximity to the beach, which is just a 5-min (steep) walk downstairs.More

HeatherMcK1020, Portland, Maine

Another relaxing stay

We stayed for 4 nights both in December and february, neither disappointed in any way. Our first stay was garden view which was OK, on our second stay we were upgraded to sea view which makes a big difference and would definitely recommend as the views are lovely all day long. The outdoor pool is too cold to use throughout the winter but the indoor pool and spa make up for it - 5 euro surcharge for the suana. Open 8am-8pm. Breakfast and dinner we could not fault, with a wide range of foods for all. We had lunch in the pool bar several time and would recommend the goats cheese. Lovely walks on your doorstep especially to villamoura which took us 1 hour each way. Busses and taxis are available. All staff are very friendly, professional and helpful. I recommemded this hotel to my parents who have just came back and also could not fault it. We have got our prestige card now and are definitely going to book their sister hotel in Madeira for our anniversary in December - and very much looking forward to it! Our only criticism would be that they don't do omelettes at breakfast and we would love a pool table for after dinner, but the are only very minor and did not effect our stay. This hotel is suitable for families and couples but not anyone with walking disabilities due to the stairs to the beach and the incline to the hotel or town.More

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