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.
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.
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.
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.
These classic-style twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that added outdoor space. 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.
This was our 3rd stay at this Hotel and everything was amazing. If I could give a 10 out of 10 I would.
It was so nice to be back and already looking forward to next April. The only downside was it wasn't long enough.
A big thank you to Carlos at the Falesia bar and staff superb. And our Madeira friend Nelson.
See you all next year and thank you for another wonderful Holiday.More
Great Porto Bay staff
Nothing has been to much trouble , the staff are please to help if you have any problems. Breakfast is buffet but not overwhelming , everything is fresh a constantly changed , a small but lovely indoor pool and jacuzzi . The outdoor pool is big enough but cold in May. The views down to the beach are fabulous , but you need to reasonably mobile to get down to the beach and get back. More
Stef C, 186356
A week of bliss!
Porto Bay Falesia, a 4 Star hotel near Olhos DâAgua, between Faro and Albufeira. We stayed here in the last week of April for my wifeâs 64th birthday and our stay was a most enjoyable occasion. We booked via Thomson with Sovereign, on a B&B basis, which may not be the cheapest way but the service received was excellent and included the use of the Airport lounge at Bristol (where the food & drink are free) and private transfer from and to the airport at Faro (about 35 minutes).
My wife received a complimentary bottle of fizzy wine in a champagne bucket, delivered to our room, on her birthday; the staff had noticed it was her birthday from her passport, so it was completely unsolicited or expected. A nice touch!
The sea view twin-bedded bedroom was on the 3rd floor and overlooked the freshwater outdoor swimming pool with a view along the beach. The beds were a good size and my 6ft 2inch frame didnât overhang or feel cramped. The room was cleaned daily and was spotless. The towels were a good quality and extra towels were provided for use by the pool or on the sun lounger areas.
The hotel itself was very clean, the staff very efficient and friendly and willing to assist and serve without being pushy.
Happy hour was strangely 5 until 6, which is a little early, and not all drinks are available at discounted prices. There is an area where you can sit outside and still be served during this time, or if you prefer you can sit within the bar/lounge area where the night time entertainment is provided. The entertainment during our stay was usually one of a few duo acts, with a man on keyboards and a woman on vocals, but those we saw were not bad.
An evening meal in the restaurant cost 22 Euros per person but you can eat as much as you want and included 3 courses (but no booze). The choice of food was excellent with fish and meat and vegetarian options and a range of desserts which meant there was something for everyone no matter what your taste. There is also an Italian restaurant where price depends on the dish chosen, and we ate in there 3 times during our stay because the food was so good.
We didnât sample the gym, or the spa or indoor pool, but only because we didnât get around to it rather than any negative reason. The outside bar and restaurant were sampled however, and can be given top marks for service & quality.
The setting of the hotel is excellent, providing great views of the dramatic coastline which is typical of this area of the Algarve. It is above the beach, but there are a few ways to get down which I found easy enough even after a total knee replacement a few months before our stay. The easiest way to a more private area can be found by turning left out of the hotel reception area and follow the road around to the left toward the next hotel. There is a wooden stairway which gently meanders down to the beach, and there are plenty of viewing points and benches to rest (if needed) on the return journey.
Turn right out of the reception and you will find a shop selling water, wine, sun cream etc within a few minutes stroll, but there are more shops a very short walk away in Olhos DâAgua itself where there are several bars, cafes and restaurants. We didnât bother eating more than a snack there ourselves because we were so pleased with the food at the hotel. From there though you can catch a bus to Albufeira or Faro, just ask at reception & theyâll provide a map and timetable.
This was our first visit to the Algarve but I hope not at our last. We were lazy for a change and didnât book any of the excursions on offer, but sometimes when you find a hotel that can provide for all your comforts, and the sun is shining, itâs just worth enjoying what is at your fingertips, and this hotel managed to do just that.
Lovely gardens, great views!
This is a really great hotel, especially for couples. There are garden areas to stroll around , secluded areas where you can sit and have a coffee or a sandwich or lie in a little shade on large double sunbeds overlooking the cliffs and the ocean below. The swimming pool is of a fairly large size and certainly at the time we went - late April - there were more than enough sunbeds. There is also a beautiful golden-sand beach which can be reached via around 180 steps - which realistically isn't too daunting for the able bodied.
Beds in the rooms were large single beds pushed together, but extremely comfortable and the breakfasts were buffet style and of a good style.
Even though this area comes under Albufeira, it is a drive away and not within walking distance. The local town has number of good restaurants doing Portugues, Italian and Chinese food, but if you are looking for lots of nightlife you would be sadly disappointed and should look closer to Albufeira.
I would recommend this holiday for anyone looking for a relaxing break in a decent quality hotel - especially if you have access to a car.More
Rick P, 186337
We went at Christmas time, rooms are big enough and bathrooms are good. Didn't pay for a seaview as we didn't think it was worth it. Breakfast was excellent, full variety of hot cold, healthy and unhealthy. The orange juice is amazing. Eggs were done all different ways and eating outside was wonderful although chilly.
Staff were excellent on Xmas eve there were free cocktails and canapes in the bar and we received a small bottle of port as a gift.
The pool was massive but didn't venture in. The indoor pool and jacuzzi were lovely and warm. The hotel was subtly decorated for Christmas with a small nativity, trees and lights outside - really tasteful and understated.
We had a Christmas dinner of lasagne in the restaurant which was really nice but the tiramisu was terrible, no coffee and had raspberry sauces and cream all over it. That was disappointing.
The hotel is well located for high season but there was nothing open when we went but the hotel had enough places to eat and drink - afterall we only went to relax. A trip to Albuferia and the marina are worth it.More