My wife and i had a great week here in May 2012. It was slightly off season and nice and quiet.
we were put in a 'garden' room which has limited views and gets the sun until about 1pm. The rooms on the otherside get better views of the river systems and get the sun afternoon onwards. Other rooms overlook the pool and face the sea.
The garden is nice though and we saw hoopoe birds.
the hotel and rooms all give a feeling of space. There is a well thought out mini kitchen with most things you'd need. We always take a mini set of fairy liquid,wash sponge which helps.
a 5 min walk to a muddy bank of the lagoon estuary for a free boat accross to the 'island spit' and back.
car advisable to visit further afield and avoid the featureless walk into the tourist village. Tavira istelf is nice as is Silves, Albefuera, Lagos and the ferry to Spain a bit further afield.
good rooms, nice little spa, reccomended.