This is our Hotel of choice in Praia da Luz. It's well located, with fabulous views (be aware that the walk down hill into Luz is great and takes about 3 minutes... however the walk back up the hill takes a little longer but is worth it!) All the staff are friendly and welcoming and it's like returning 'home'! The rooms are well appointed with lots of wardrobe and draw space. The suites, on the top floor, also have a separate sitting area and command the best views but the other rooms also benefit from the unique shape of this hotel, so that all the rooms have a sea view...they also have a balcony, spacious bathroom, (the suites have an additional basin outside, as well as inside the bathroom). They have a shower over the bath (shampoo but no conditioner), comfortable beds, TV and mini fridge... no problem in filling it up from the local supermarkets and the Belavista also, thoughtfully, provide a bottle opener for any wines you've decided to try, not to mention the tea and coffee making facilities!
The rate we had included breakfast, which is superb (see photo) there is something for everyone on the hot and cold buffet. A large selection of cereals are on offer, some fruit, a selection of breads and fabulous fresh portuguese rolls (don't worry you can walk them off later!) Then there is a 'hostess trolley' that keeps a large selection of hot items for you to help yourself to, everything from scrambled eggs (other types of eggs on request) to tomatoes, bacon, sausages, beans and fried bread! All complimented by the 'bottomless cups' of coffee, as well as teas, juices etc. This really sets you up for the day!
This restaurant is also open in the evening and is well worth a visit (or two!). The food is well cooked and reasonably priced with a set menu (as at march 2013) of 21euros per person, including half a bottle of wine or 18euros without wine. On Sunday there's even a Sunday roast!
The food is all fresh, tasty and plentiful. The service is excellent, very friendly and helpful.
I would also recommend the Bar, it has a variety of drinks, cocktail specials and the prices are certainly comparable to other 'outside' bar prices....
Altogether a very relaxing hotel, which I would highly recommend! We're already planning our next trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With beautiful beaches and mountains and less than 1 hour from Faro Airport, this is paradise for the short-haul flyer. With old cities to explore and mouth watering menus to choose from Hotel Belavista awaits your pleasure. We provide, satellite tv, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, hi-fi, personal attention at all times. Heated small pool, large pool, tennis court, gym, health club and games room. ... more less
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