I could have also started as the other reviewer "you'll get what you pay": rates start 32€/night in double room with 2 breakfasts, parking, internet, Pool, Sauna. What can you expect for that money??
The hotel is new, modern, spotless clean and the rooms are actually very nice - all with balconies and views to Portimao (or the N125 bridge), AC, good linen but only shower in bathroom. However the hotel might be 4* level acc. to local standards but I'd more rate this to 2,5* as e.g. there was no hairdryer by default on the room (by request from lobby)
the low rates attract complete families to stay here, if these folks are all at same time in indoor pool area it can be noisy and tight! Sauna is small but ok (2 stories) however it misses privacy. Indoor/outdoor Pool, Fitnessroom, Sauna, Steambath Jacuzzi are free of charge for hotel guests...
Wifi is available only in lobby, in the rooms you need to use LAM via cable (this is outdated 2013 - remember the hotel was built 2011 only but seems that the designers/architects didn't think about the role of internet 2013?)
Breakfast with coffee from vending machine and very thin juice (what a shame as Portugal has best freshly squeezed orange juice!!), food from breakfast buffet isnot a Asian Hilton buffet but quite good....
As all Aguahotels the "design" rooms have gaps in towel holder, missing carpets (cold feeling), no paintings on the wall, empty minibar, stoned floors etc. The equipments are mainly cheap and poorly maintained, lobby is more a showroom than a lobby (by purpose). In our first room the cable LAN didn't work and the "front desk" couldn't fix this issue (I suppose it was never working before)
Good for some nights if you want to stay in the area (eg. Casa De Pasto O Calvario) - sometiems the river stinks sulfate
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