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Porto Bay Falesia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quinta do Milharo, Albufeira 08200, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #5 of 162 hotels in Albufeira
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, stunning location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I`ve stayed in the hotel about 6 or 7 times now, as a solo traveler and a couple, I also enjoyed it so much my sisters are both now fans!! The hotel itself is clean with ample rooms, the attraction for me is the stunning location, set on the edge of the cliffs looking out to sea, with so many different outdoor areas to choose from, no matter what time of day you can always find somewhere outside to sit in the shade and even when the hotel is full it never seems busy. Cocktails in the bar are a must and reasonably priced, I`d recommend the `Manhattan Long Island Iced tea` best I`ve ever tasted and I`ve tried a few!! If you feel like a walk you can take the steps down to the beach though the climb back up is not for the faint hearted!! I`ve walked along the beach to Villamoura (takes about an hour and 15 minutes} so best done in the morning.You can jump on the bus to Albufeira or walk and enjoy a bit more bustle, a taxi back costs about 6 Euros.Just booked my next trip for April...Can`t wait!!

Room Tip: If you take the Bed and Breakfast option there are numerous restaurants just down the hill, I`ve tri...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at Porto Bay Falesia, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Congratulations for the Porto Bay Gold Prestige Card. Looking forward to welcome you back soon at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Arrived at the hotel on New Years Eve for a week's holiday. Greeted by friendly and helpful reception staff who informed us our table had been booked for the New Years Eve Gala Dinner. Our room overlooked the pool with a sea view and was very clean and comfortable. The Gala Dinner and entertainment afterwards was excellent - good choice of well cooked food, glasses constantly topped up with local red or white wine and the atmsophere was fantastic. The entertainment afterwards by a Brazilian Dance Troupe and a two piece band filled the dance floor and welcomed in the New Year. Champagne was delivered and everyone danced and enjoyed themselves into the early hours.

New Years Day Brunch was also excellent and we once again had champagne and sat outside enjoying the lovely views from the restaurant and the pleasant sun. We could not fault the food and service we received during our stay and the rooms were comfortable, clean and relaxing.

The hotel is located on the top of the cliffs and offers beautiful views, there is a beach located at the bottom of the steps from the hotel and if you turn to the right and walk along the beach you reach the small village of Olhos. There was a few small shops and bars open but most of the village was closed, however found a lovely little cafe bar and bakery which served excellent coffee and cakes - nice to just sit and relax before walking back up the hill to the hotel.

The hotel started to empty quite quickly and we were informed the day we left that the hotel was closing down for 6 weeks for renovations ready for the next season. All the staff were so helpful and really seemed to go out of their way to give good servicel. The hotel really does deserve its 4 star status and we would have no reservations about returning here to once again enjoy a luxurious and relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: Upgrade to sea view room
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at Porto Bay Falesia, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Redditch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for a week. The hotel it self is lovely although the décor is very traditional rather than modern. But the sunbathing options are fantastic and varied, from around the pool or further aside on the greenery or even near the cliffs edge overlooking the beach and ocean.The location of this hotel is beautiful overlooks a fairly quiet beach with fantastic ocean views. (Although our room was overlooking the car park and didnt catch the sun until the late afternoon however we were not in the room during the day for this to be a problem!) With only a short walk down some steps to have direct access to this beach. In relation to access to restaurants and bars this hotel is on top of a small hill in a small town. The town has a decent range of restaurants and some holiday shops and a short walk to a main supermarket. However if you looking to be closer to the livelier atmosphere you may wish to stay in the main town of albufeira or in old town however both of these are only a short taxi ride away and doesn't cost much. Although you may find yourself waiting for an hour to get a taxi back!! The local ticket office is fantastic can not fault the price we paid and was not short of activity options. We opted for diving, para-sailing, water-park and zoomarine (where you can swim with dolphins). And the lady who runs the ticket office is more than happy to offer advise on the best places to go! Overall can not fault the hotel as it is clean, friendly staff and run efficiently location was perfect for us as the location was out of the hustle and bustle of the main town and bars but had easy access to everything with plenty to do.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at Porto Bay Falesia, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We only booked the Porto Bay in mid December for a 4 night break over New Year, based on previous reviews. The hotel itself is clean and fairly unexciting, pretty much as you would expect from a good quality four star hotel, however the cliff-top location is exceptionally beautiful and the staff and food are mostly very very good. We were persuaded by past guests to stay in the hotel on New Years Eve for the Gala dinner, rather than go to Albufeira to celebrate on the beach. This was a very good decision.The Gala Buffet was excellent and the waiters came around to the tables with complimentary wine in the dining room and champagne at midnight. The hotel filled up with guests, some staying for just one or two nights and the atmosphere was good.
A " Brazilian " dance troupe entertained on the dance floor and the two piece " band " played on into the early hours.The local village was pretty dead during the days, but the weather was bright and quite mild and it was wonderful to walk along the fantastic beach below the hotel. All together we had a great break in this quality hotel.

Room Tip: We felt paying for a sea view room with views over the cliff tops to the sea below was money well sp...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at Porto Bay Falesia, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a great hotel. Service was great, everyone was professional, helpful and courteous. The food is amazing, the team of chefs at the restaurant is amazing, food and service is impeccable. Great and relaxing beach. Very clean. We hope to go back many more times.

Room Tip: either way you'll have an amazing time. we had a partial seaside view. it was really good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at Porto Bay Falesia, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This hotel is a real find. In late October / early November it was quiet but that was what we were after. My mum and I were well looked after by the staff, the food was excellent and we were very lucky to have perfect weather. The hotel is in a beautiful spot and the walk to the village was manageable even for my mum who is in her 70s. The bean bags situated on the cliff tops are perfect for some serious afternoon reading / snoozing. I don't like going back to places but am just researching prices for April!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at Porto Bay Falesia, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Good views, well connected but will need a taxi from the airport.
Sea views are fantastic. Lovely beach.
Both outdoor and indoor pools
Great food, go for the half board option, changes daily, wide choice.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at Porto Bay Falesia, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Additional Information about Porto Bay Falesia

Address: Quinta do Milharo, Albufeira 08200, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#5 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#5 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#5 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#5 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Bay Falesia 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel stands overlooking Praia da Falesia in the charming town of Olhos de Agua, close to Albufeira in the Algarve. Surrounded by abundant green areas, the hotel enjoys direct access to the sea and the exceptional 8km long beach which is washed by the clear, calm waters of the Algarve sea. After a refreshing drink at the waters edge, a reviving plunge in one of the pools, a trip to the beach, a game of tennis or an invigorating massage, sit back and enjoy one of the Algarves most beautiful views from one of the hotel's restaurants. Make the most of your holidays to relax. ... more   less 
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