My partner and I have just returned from a week in this lovely small boutique hotel. It suited our needs perfectly.
Our room was on the 3rd floor (No: 317) overlooking the pool area and we had sun on the very adequate balcony till about 1030am, and the shade was then most welcoming as the temperature increased throughout the day. The pool seemed a reasonable enough size in relation to the size of the hotel and there always seemed to be plenty of early sunbeds available although I would agree with the other reviews that the hotel really does need to enforce the "no reserving" signs that are around the hotel.
Our room was large enough for us and the facilities were fine (remembering this is not 5 star) & a good shower with excellent cleanliness. WiFi was erratic the first few days but was upgraded at the end of the week and was super fast!
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and found the breakfast offered was plentiful and a good varierty. There were many different local restaurants to choose from to eat out offering lots of different cuisines and full range of prices. We also visited restaurants in the old town ( taxi 5/6 euros) and villamoura marina (taxi 20/25 euros) and enjoyed every lunch and evening meal we had.
Within a 200 metre walk there is a semi private beach which has two beach cafes, both are excellent. High tide offers a lovely place to swim and when the tide is out there is a good stretch of sandy beach to stroll along plus a multitude of rockpools to explore and enjoy.
Over all we definitely recommend this little gem of a hotel and we will be staying here again very soon I hope!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aqua Pedra dos Bicos is an island of serenity in Santa Eulalia, near the busy Albufeira and at 500 meters from the famous "Strip", one of the main nightlife atractions. The direct access from the Hotel to the Bicos Beach - 400 meters away - and the inspiring view over the Atlantic Ocean complete this unique Hotel in the heart of the Algarve. This 4-Star Hotel, from Details Hotels & Resorts, features a daring and modern architecture, offering a memorable and relaxing experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pedra Dos Bicos Albufeira
- Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve