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“Fabulous Jem!” 5 of 5 stars
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Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia de Ancao | Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Almancil 8135-172, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Almancil
London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Fabulous Jem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2007

my mother and I stayed here for 5 nights in April and loved it! the hotel itself is beautiful, we had a huge 1 bed apartment fully equiped and were even supplied with fluffy bathrobes for our stay.

The pool area was really lovely and towels were supplied everyday. We only ate in the restaurant one night and it was very good but buffet breakfast every morning was top class with lots of choice.

The beach was about 5 mins walk from the property and looked beautiful and very quiet. Qunita de lago was 5 mins away by car and has lovely shops.

The staff were attentive and friendly at all times and couldn't have been nicer!

The only downside was that the hotel is a little isolated, we rented a car for a few days but if you just want a nice property to relax and sunbathe in then this shouldn't bother you at all.

  • Liked — The Apartment
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed April 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2006

Good hotel, in a very quiet place, near a great beach. Nice swimming pool, spacious suites, modern, cleaned and well decorated with all facilities. Excellent breakfast and very pleasant staff.

  • Stayed September 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2006

We stayed in July and booked a one bedroom apartment for myself, partner and child of 13. The apartment was very nice but I would recommend booking a pool view and not a garden view.
The restaurant serves a great breakfast and lunch but would certainly recommend you sample the local restaurants away from the site, so a car is a must. We found the staff very friendly and the service excellent and the rooms were very clean.
There is not much entertainment in the evening in the hotel however, a short journey in the car there is a lively up-market shopping and eating place. The restaurants all around we paid for the 3 of us between 75 and 100 euros per night. however if you travel further i.e. loule or tavira (which takes about 40 mins by car) it is less expensive.
Overall I would recommend this hotel/apartment for a family holiday

  • Liked — It was very clean
  • Disliked — Pull out bed in lounge however chambermaids put bed back every day
  • Tips/Secrets — get a car
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Brussels
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2006

We went there 2 weeks (end June-begin July) this year 2006. Really good service, excellent value for money, nice location. Note that you need a car or a taxi whenever you want to leave the hotel, no shopping available close to it. Very confortable, some planes above our heads but nothing really disturbing (fortunately, no flights during the night !). See one of the pictures of the hotel taken during the take-off...Great surrounding, with natural reserve and nice beach. Absolutely top-level the last week of June, a little more crowdy the first week of July which makes sometimes difficult to get a good place around the pool (but this is normal, and again nothing really catastrophic). Sadly enough, we had to pay to get a sun chair and umbrella on the beach...18 € a day, this is expensive. But the hotel is not responsible for that, although they arranged for that last year...
As a summary: really good, we definitely will go back there.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Need to pay for a sun chair on the beach
  • Tips/Secrets — Rent a car
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments

Address: Praia de Ancao | Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Almancil 8135-172, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
#6 Family Hotel in Almancil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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