My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in June 2012. We got a great deal because of a promotion they had going if you stayed 2 nights. Our total bill was 79€ for the 2 nights; a fantastic deal.
The hotel is about 2 km away from the city centre and about 250 yards from a beautiful white sandy beach.
There is free outdoor parking
Our room had AC
The front counter staff were great, friendly & helpful.
In a move that still surprises me, they charge 5€ per hour for WiFi. When are hotels going to learn that free access to WiFi is now expected. It doesn't have to be in the room, in the lobby and common areas is fine, but get over this need to charge stupid rates for access to my email.
Our room was a good size; the bathroom was dated, but clean and mostly functional. The first room we were were assigned had a leaking sink. Every time we turned on the hot water, it flooded the floor. We reported it and went to the beach. When we returned they had given us a new room and moved all of our luggage for us. In both rooms, there was distinct smell of sewer gas in the bathroom.
There are lots of services available such as massage and lessons for surfing and scuba. There seemed to be a dive shop associated with the hotel but I never found it.
There were two pools, one inside and one outside. The seagulls loved the outside pool and as a result, it was pretty dirty looking. We did see a man cleaning the outdoor pool on our last day there.
The hotel management needs to pay more attention to maintenance. The wall holder for our hand held shower was so loose it was impossible to hang the shower on it. The plunger in the sink did not work, it was disconnected from the shaft that moves it up and down so it was constantly closed.
The breakfast was pretty standard Portuguese fare but there was lots of food and it was all pretty good.
The owners have a potential gem in this hotel with its location and facilities. They need to spend some money on the maintenance to bring it back to what it once was when it was newer. From the road, the hotel looks great and it has the potential to be great, just look after the maintenance.
Would I stay here again? If it remains in the state it is now, no.
If they upgraded to what it could be then I would stay here again.
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