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Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Urbanizacao Quinta Pedra dos Bicos, Lote 24 - Santa Eulalia | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-381, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Pedra dos Bicos)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 162 hotels in Albufeira
Normanton W Yorks
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“lovely hotel great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

stayed here for a week new year 2014. lovely hotel very clean and spacious. Room was upgraded on arrival without asking. room was large modern and very clean comfortable beds nice bathroom free safe and air conditioning. Stayed half board breakfast was good but evening meal was a disappointment the choice of food was very limited and whilst most of the staff worked hard one or two were lazy and on the nights when they were on duty service was slow. would stay here again when next in portugal but wouldn't stay half board would eat out as plenty of local restaurants around or within twenty minutes walk in the old town

Room Tip: view over the pine forest was quieter and lovely view over the forest to the sea
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and myself stayed here for 14 nights in the first two weeks of November. We upgraded to a superior side sea view room on a bed and breakfast basis. The room was on the fourth floor with a fabulous view of woodland, the sea and in the distance, Vilamoura. We found the hotel to be exceptionally clean and the staff very friendly. The hotel is in a great position to visit both the beach and the bars/restaurants.

We have booked this hotel again today for the first two weeks in November and are very much looking forward to the experience once again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Great position for both Albuferia and the Algarve. Parking easy just outside hotel. Modern hotel with clean airy rooms, good breakfast with a wide choice. Stayed in early October and pool area was in good use as still 26C. Lunch by the pool was good quality and price. Good access to both the beach and easy walk to the Strip. 30 minute walk to the old town. Plenty of good places to eat nearby so only need to do B&B make sure you try the proper local restaurants rather than the tourist ones as better value. One must see is the roof terrace which is under used especially at sunset as fantastic views over the coast and town, could even see dolphins in the sea from there.Girls on reception very helpful if you require any help.If we were to go back to The Algarve would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This hotel really is faultless. We had a brilliant stay here over the new year. Rooms spotless. Decor fantastic. Buffet breakfast plentiful. Evening meal we had once was very good with a free bottle of wine and a lunch one day - quality of the food really good. The staff can not do enough for you. The location is perfect. We look forward to returning next new year.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Just returned from 1 weeks stay over Christmas.
The staff could not have been more helpful from the moment we arrived with lots of useful local tips (such as the cheap buses to use!)
Rooms are very clean and comfortable.
Breakfast is buffet style with lots of choice both hot and cold.
Tea and coffee facilities in the room. If you need more, just ask at reception
Hotel has a great small beach about 5 mins walk away.
Hotel is located near lots of bars and restaurants but without being too close to cause a problem with noise.
Bus stop 200m away for bus into old town (only 1.40 euros fare).
The famous (or infamous!) strip is 15mins walk away.
Overall the hotel has a modern, clean feel with some spectacular areas such as the 5 storey central atrium.
Perhaps the best recommendation is that we will definitely be returning!!!!

Room Tip: room 225 has great views from the quieter side of the hotel
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Staying at this beautiful hotel was our salvation in what would otherwise have been a total washout (weather wise) holiday in October. The design is outstanding and the whole place is spotless. Our room was amazing also. Very nice friendly staff and fantastic food - breakfast and evening meal. The only criticism I have is that I would have liked a little more going on in the evening. The bar was always very quiet and I'm sure more people would have stayed and spent their money in the hotel bar if there had been some form of entertainment. However this would not deter me from recommending this hotel or returning myself - it was superb.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed at the Aqua Pedros dos Bicos in November 2013, after staying in Hotel Cerro Alagoa & the Brisa Sol Hotel, Aqua Pedros dos Bicos has to be the worst hotel & certainly not 4 star service from them. Rooms are on the small side and the balcony the size of a postage stamp, not much space to move out there.. Beds were nice and firm that's one good point.
Went to complain as there was only 2 towels in the bathroom and was called a thief by the Receptionist Sara Costa, I complained to Joao costa the Manager and his response was a joke, leave her alone she is new was the just of the reply NOT EVEN A SORRY!

On another note Breakfast was rubbish, Not much on offer egg, crap bacon, boiled egg & tomato
Plenty of the Healthy option or you could have fruit, melon or orange.

Could not wait till we left

Will never be back at this hotel avoid at all costs

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Hotel

Address: Urbanizacao Quinta Pedra dos Bicos, Lote 24 - Santa Eulalia | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-381, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Pedra dos Bicos)
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#11 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Proudly rising over the Bicos Beach, the Hotel has views over the city of Albufeira, the seaside cliffs until Vilamoura and the hypnotizing blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Standing on an unique location, the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos hotel is 300 meters away from the most famous bar and nightlife area of Albufeira and a stroll away from supermarkets, restaurants and touristic information offices. The proximity of the Bicos Beach - 180 meters away with direct access from the Hotel - the Santa Eulalia and Oura beaches, along with the Hotel's modern design and its inspiring views to the Ocean complete this unique hotel in the heart of the Algarve. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pedra Dos Bicos Albufeira
Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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