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Falesia Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falesia, Apartado 785, Albufeira 8200-593, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #2 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
Harwich, United Kingdom
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

it's been 7 years since we had a holiday abroad. we checked this hotel on line and thought adults only, Thompson Gold just what we needed a relaxing holiday. The hotel staff, facilities, food, everything was excellent. The Thompson entertainment team's shows were better than the other acts that came into the hotel for one night only.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

It was our 30th Anniversary, and from a very stressful couple of months prior to our holiday we were really looking forward to our trip, especially after reading such positive reviews drom TA.
We were not disappointed.. I had previously spoke with Elisabetta to upgrade, and we were dealt with in a VERY friendly and proffesional manner, it was a really nice welcome. At the meet and greet the next day I was surprised to see the Manager of the hotel, welcoming us to his hotel and thanking everybody there, for choosing his hotel...How refreshing..The Food was really very good, and The head chef greeted everyone every evening, with a smile..I have to say..the friendliest, and most welcoming hotel Ive ever been to.
The rooms were very clean and airy, but the only thing is, it needs a refreshing coat of paint..
Really enjoyed this hotel, and when our kids sent flowers and Champagne to our room, the hotel sent another bottle of Champagne to wish us a Happy anniversary and enjoyable holiday..A really nice touch..We will be back. And with no children Under 16 allowed...it was the most relaxing holiday ever..Just what the doctor ordered..And the entertainment during the day was non invasive, and could be fun..but really good in the evening...
Well done Falesia

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

What a lovely hotel in quiet surroundings. It is family owned and that was evident from the care to the building and friendliness of the staff. The reception area and indoor pool were particularly attractive as was the restaurant. We tended to eat in the domed circular area in the evening as it it had low level lighting well spaced tables and made you feel as though you had gone out to a good reastaurant. For breakfast we ate in the section with lots of windows at the far end although this was more light eating in rows of a canteen (still nice though). Food was good although I enjoyed breakfast more than evening meal. Salad choice was a bit limited for me and veggies were often cold/bit soggy and were frozen not fresh. Desserts not really worth the calories if you know what I mean! Oranges to squeeze yourself and fantastic porridge a great hit at breakfast.
Room was good but towels small and toiletries basic. Could get your pool towel from reception and use that in room as you can change as often as you like. Charge for safe in rooms apart from suites which I think is a shame.
A bit chilly in evening in our room and requested a heater but none available.
We don't like hotel entertainment and were glad that poolside events were at a minimum.
We used Sheraton Hotel lift to and from beach (was allowed) which was handy.
Relaxing break ... we walked to Vilamoura along beach and to Albuferia along road both enjoyable despite rain. Caught bus from both to return to hotel ... check out bus stops as quite tricky to find in Albufeira ... we got a map from tourist info.
On the whole a great place . Thanks and well done to the staff for making us feel so at home.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This was our first visit to Portugal and we found the hotell fantastic. Beautiful grounds, unbelievably good food and staff who could not do enough for us. The complimentary bus makes it easy to get to the beach, especially if mobility is limited. The entertainment exceeded our expectations and enhanced the holiday. It is certainly the ideal place to relax and unwind.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Our second visit to the Falesia hotel (in late October) only went to prove that this is the place to go for a truly relaxing holiday.We were welcomed like family and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. Despite some "inclement" weather we left feeling totally spoilt and relaxed.The food was superb,so much choice and beautifully presented and the standard of cleanliness of the whole hotel could not be bettered.With entertainment for those who want it and total peace in the beautiful well kept gardens what more could you want ? Needless to say we would return again with no hesitation.

Room Tip: It is worth the little extra to upgrade to a Superior Room which gives you a comfortable seating are...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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6 hotel reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have just returned from a relaxing week at the Falesia Hotel. Although the weather could have been better, the staff at the Falesia made us more than welcome. The facilities at the hotel are great - especially the indoor pool. We booked half board and both breakfast and dinner were of very high standards with many choices. The hotel is a little out of the way but this does mean it is very quiet and relaxing. Our only concern was the price of the drinks from the bar. Otherwise we could not fault the hotel and will certainly return in the future. Well done to the Thomson team who kept us entertained during the day and night.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was our first time in Portugal and I must say it was excellent! We travelled with Thomson to The Hotel Falesia in September this year for a weeks holiday.The hotel was beautiful and so were the sun terrace and gardens.The staff could not do enough for you and the food was very good with plenty of choice every day.
The room was smaller than we have had in the past but very comfortable and well decorated.The only gripe I had was that we had booked months in advance at full price and we were put at the front of the hotel over the Reception,over looking the car park and we never got a glimpse of sunshine on our balcony all day! Others had booked last min and got rooms over looking the pool or gardens with plenty of sun on their balconies.
The Rep was always around the hotel which was a great help. We did a lot of walking during the day has the beach was a good distance away about 30mins,but it was worth the effort.
Not a lot to do out of the hotel but some small bars which we walked too every night just for a change.There was some good entertainment at night in the hotel,shows, comedians and dancing.
The whole holiday was very relaxing and enjoyable,hope to return next year!!

Room Tip: Reqest a room away from the front!
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falesia, Apartado 785, Albufeira 8200-593, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#2 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#18 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Falesia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Falesia Hotel is located close to Falesia Beach (800mts) and the town of Albufeira and in the center of the Algarve. Falesia Hotel in Acoteias surprise you with tranquil gardens and ample spaces, where one can soak the sun, tranquility, fresh air and smell of the beautifull umbrella shaped pine trees.For you well being and complete relaxation, there is a large outdoor pool as well as indoor one with Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath and Spa. Falesia Hotel is offering 169 rooms - all of the with the balcony and the views either of the pool, gardens, mountains - or even the driving range of the next door Golf Course. All the rooms also come with LCD satellite television, air condition (cold / hot) and very important free access to Wi-Fi connection. Our elegant "O Lago" restaurant is overlooking the Falesia Hotel beautiful gardens with some small fountains and where our delicious Buffett meals are served. "Show Bar" is the place to be in the evenings where the entertainment is provided for all those that are ready to party (occasional entertainment during the winter only). "Palm Bar" is serving those fantastic cocktails and the rest of the refreshing drinks during the high summer months.All the Golfers don't need to go far. There is a Golf Course next to Falesia Hotel and Vilamoura - with its best Golf Courses in Europe - is only up to 15 minutes drive from the Falesia Hotel.And if you want to have much bigger selection of shops, restaurants, bars, discos and any other entertainment, it is only between 5 and 8.5 Km to get to the capital of Portuguese tourism - Albufeira.If you are after complete relaxation you do not need to look any further. It is all waiting for you in the Falesia Hotel... "Simply relaxing... Holidays with no children" ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Falesia Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Hotel Falesia Algarve
Falesia Hotel Portugal
Falesia Hotel Algarve

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