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EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falesia Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-593, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“One of the best hotel I've ever stayed in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed there 10 days at the end of July. The place was not overbooked, there was always free outside table to have a breakfast or lunch as well as free sunbeads over the pool. Staff was always nice and helpfull. Trip to Albufeira costs 30 Euro both ways by hotel's taxi. We enjoyed this place very much.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had a wonderful stay at the Epic Sana and felt truley spoilt by everything. My room was one of the apartments so was over 2 floors and had every possible comfort I could imagine. The food was delicious and fresh and I didn't feel guilty about indulging because of the free workout classes at the gym.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a great hotel and looks amazing.
It is only 1 year old and it looks absolutely pristine. THe only thing is the bar prices are also 5 star, 1 diet coke in the bar 8 EURO.

There sould be more sunbeds available around the pools as you really have to get up early to make sure you get one, maybe it was just a coincidence, but if the hotel is fully booked there are not enough sunbeds.

There is a 3 minute walk to the beach along a wooden path way. THe beach is amazing, but the sea was freezing even in mid July.

In the meeting rooms the aircon was not cold enough. It was cooler in the reception area than in the meeting rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the carpark and you will have sun on the balcony in the afternoon.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I spent a week in April 2014 at Epic Sana Algarve with my family and I wished it was longer. The resort is new, modern and very clean. The staff are attentive and polite. They are all ready and happy to help with any queries. My only complaint is the charge for tea/coffee in the room as even a budget hotel provides free tea and coffee. I highly recommend this resort and look forward to going back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great for relaxation, surrounded by nature and the beach, great for couples and kids.
The best breakfast ever tasted.
Large rooms, amazing comfortable bed
great balcony with nice view
Room service worked fine.
The massage was good
Not appreciated the decoration in common areas

Room Tip: rooms with view to swim pool noiser
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just returned from a 7 day holiday. The hotel is one of the few abroad you book 5 star and it is 5 star. The service, the hotel itself, including decor, facilities, cleanliness, pool area and accommodation are all of exceptional standard. We stayed in a garden suite, which was modern and fresh feeling. It had a seperate bedroom area, TV and bathroom within it. The lounge also had a sofa/bed if needed. A kitchen area and toilet/shower. The balcony had a large dinning table to seat 6-8 and loungers. We stayed here with our 18 month old and cannot praise it enough. No rush to get beds and the food served at breakfast was great. We ate in the main restaurant twice and both times great. The area itself is quiet which suited us. You can walk to Villamoura (we did) with the pram in 50 mins. A taxi to Albufeira old town wasn't far (15 mins). The hotel arranged taxi with a baby seat each time. I also tried the spa, again a high standard and treatment was fab.

(Only small points to be made - if travelling with children that need to be fed before 7, the main restaurant states 6.30pm in book but doesn't open to 7. Also the A le carte restaurant doesn't serve children)

Room Tip: Garden Suite, very quiet and some with views to the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We recently spent a week at this hotel at the end of June as we read the reviews and decided that this was the hotel for us. The hotel itself is stunning. Its set in gorgeous grounds and its very peaceful and relaxing.

It is in between Albuferia and Vilamoura. It cost us 15 Euros to get to both in a taxi. The hotel taxi's are abit more expensive than the normal taxis. There isnt much around the hotel, but we went into albuferia or vilamoura each night. There is a restaurant at the hotel which is really nice. They did some lovely food. You may want to book to avoid disappointment. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly. The entire hotel is spotless, very clean and had a gorgeous smell to it.
We had a double room, unfortunately they were two singles pushed together, but it wasn't the end of the world. My other half slept in the crack most of the time;) The cleaners seem to come in twice a day so our room was always clean.
The pools were spotless and the sun loungers were lovely and comfy, no plastic sun loungers here. I loved the fact that there was an adults only pool. The staff around the pool were abit slow sometime, but again it didn't really matter. The beach is amazing, crystal clear water and lovely sand.
The pool restaurant was very nice, they has a good selection of snacks for lunch. Breakfast was amazing, there was so much choice, fruit, cereals, full fry up. The staff in the restaurants couldn't do enough for you.
All in all this hotel is fabulous and i would recommend it to everyone. I really hope to return one day soon

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Address: Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falesia Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-593, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#1 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 229
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located overlooking Falésia Beach (Albufeira), the EPIC SANA Algarve has 162 Bedrooms, 24 Resort Suites and 43 spacious Apartments with a modern design, complemented by up-to-date amenities and the latest generation technology. A large SPA, 5 outdoor swimming pools and an indoor swimming pool, Kid’s club, Baby Club, multi-sport court, three restaurants, two bars and a snack-bar next to the swimming pools, are some of the facilities on offer at the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel. With 1.848m2 of meeting rooms and more than1,000m² of outdoor areas, the Congress Centre of the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel will be a reference point for congresses and events. ... more   less 
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