Our stay in the Sheraton was early November, when the weather was not very favorable for outdoor activities. The more we had the opportunity to explore the hotel and its facilities.
At check in there was a warm welcome by the receptionist, who promised us a room with garden view. That proved to be a view on the roof of the inside swimming-pool. To have a look into the garden you had to bend over the fence of the balcony.
As I spotted during a visit of the place some 8 years ago, the hotel is great and the surroundings are truly beautiful; the facilities are first class. The rooms are fine, breakfast is extensive and the service in the restaurants is pleasant.
Though: during the afternoon I called reception to reserve for dinner in the Jardim-restaurant. ‘Fully booked’, was the answer.
In the evening we passed by, on our way for dinner into Albufeira. To our surprise there was ample space in the Jardim and we could easily have a table. And: the rest of the evening there was no problem for anybody to have dinner there, as many took the opportunity to take one of the free tables.
The food, the cooking and the service in the restaurant were excellent. And we enjoyed the advantages of the SPG-membership. The indoor-pool has an great size and the whirlpool and sauna are very recommendable as well. Missing in this hotel is the availability of internet: the lobby-area, where there was a free Wifi-zone, was overcrowded and thus not a nice place to sit and relax.
Overall: the Pine Cliffs Sheraton lives up to the Starwood-reputation. But the flaws of reception regarding room and restaurant prevent a 5* appreciation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheraton Algarve, a Luxury Collection Hotel will commence a phased renovation process as of November 3rd 2014, which will incorporate all guests rooms, public areas, conference centre and food & beverage venues as well as an extension of seventy-eight new luxury suites, along with an Italian restaurant, state of the art Health Spa facility and underground parking, scheduled to be complete in June 2017. First phase will begin as of November 3rd 2014 and completed by late June 2015, in which the hotel with reopen for the summer season. During the closure period, we invite you to discover the Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort located within resort, offering access to available facilities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Albufeira
- Sheraton Algarve Hotel Albufeira, Portugal
- Albufeira Sheraton