We have stayed in this hotel a handful of times over the last 10 years and decided this year to stay for three weeks (9th to 30th May). We used the hotel as a base for exploring the wider Algarve, Alantejo and Seville by hire car. This hotel maintains very high and consistent standards of customer service, cleanliness and food. More importantly though it has the X factor so lacking from many larger hotels these days of personal service and friendliness. Many guests return regularly, some many times per year, and staff turnover is very low. This really is a rare gem of a hotel and long may it continue to welcome guests.
The surrounding area is nicely quiet and Luz/Lagos area provides a great base for walking/touring/relaxing holidays. The economy may be in trouble but the essential elements of people/environment/climate remain firmly in place making the western Algarve an unbeatable destination in our opinion.