Just came back from staying 7 nights at the Falesia Hotel. Reception check in very fast, and reception staff very helpful. We stayed in a superior room which was very good except for the strange smell coming from the air conditioning system. The room had a seperate area with a sofa but the only thing they need to do is maybe have the tv in front of the sofa and not the bed. The channels had bbc1 and itv1 so you could watch your programmes as usual if you wish. Tea and coffee making facilities provided. slippers ,dressing gowns , water and wine and fruit also provided. If you wanted to use the fridge you had to pay 25 euros which is very steep. We were told at reception that the superior rooms do not face the pool so be aware of that ,I f you want a pool view then you will get a standard room. Our room was above the entertainment so we did not get to sleep till after 12.00 at night when HANY PANKY the resident duo finished their little singing act. The view from the room was of the road that leads onto the Sheraton next door and there was a lot of noise but if you closed the balcony door then it was quite.
The guests were mainly over 60 years or more but they were really nice and friendly, we nicknamed the hotel thomson old instead of gold.
The meals were ok breakfast was good. The waiting staff were ok except for the odd one who kept asking us to move from a table for four to a table for two even though i could see dozens of people doing the same but nothing was said.
The bar staff were quick and efficient , we were surprised they could hear us as the entertainment system was too loud.
The entertainment was good and we were lucky to have had been there when they had two comedians who were both very funny.
There is an indoor pool which was no good for me as it was quite deep and i cant swim very well. There is a very small jaccuzi also.
The beach can be reached by shuttle bus but please be aware that there is a slope and stairs so no good if you have mobiliy problems.
Do not book excursions with Thomson as they are a rip off, There is a little agency down some steps and to the right and there is an english lady there who will do the same trips for much less.
Also if you want to go into the old or new town then get a taxi its about 10 euros.
Supermarkets near the hotel are quite good and there are cash machines also.
Plenty of sunbeds but beware of the flys in the garden area.
All in all an enjoyable break but we will not be returning to this hotel in future.
- 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