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Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Almancil
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2 reviews
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here, FANTASTIC and very very helpful staff, nice rooms, excellent food, better rates for golf courses and very nice area in pine trees forest. My only criticism is the price of the internet. To charge 17 Eur a day is really really lot. But anyway, will come again!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

we went on a golf vacation and found a perfect place. spacious and clean two-room apartment, very good breakfast buffet with tasty fresh fruit and attentive staff. happy hour is well visited by all guests, the bar staff is extremely friendly and accomodating, and make the bar feel more like a living room than a hotel bar, the reception staff helped us with all sorts of things, from recommending good restaurants to changing flights to changing rental cars, all in all really excellent service and great value for money. several groups of golfers go there every year because it's such a good place, we'll definitely come back again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Enjoyed a very good week at this hotel with a party of seven golfers. The hotel staff were excellent and very helpful...booking direct was very easy and the golf courses Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo were first class. For some of my Party this was their first visit to Formosa Park and they felt that the Golf Courses were the best they had played....and they were all experienced golfers !!

This was my third visit and once again the Apartments were spacious and spotlessly clean,,,the daily maid service very welcome.Top marks to this Hotel and staff.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Surrey
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Just come back from Formosa for a golf break for 4 nights.

The hotel was great, more than we expected. The room was for 4 guys and had 2 twin rooms either end of a large reception area, with a kitchen in the middle. We ate in twice and the kitchen facilities were perfect. Massive long balcony overlooking the car park. Overallthe room facilities were great.

For the fussy sleepers the pillows are thin but there are extra ones in the cupboards where the safe is. Bds a little hard, but I had no problem sleeping especially after golf, but I can sleep anywhere...

Breakfast was good enough. They have a pool table which in site too for about 6.5 euros/per hour.

Pool was too cold to go near but looked lovely. the walk to teh beach is quite long, and wew never made it but it was a nice walk anyway.

You do need a car unlesss you get cabs, but we did hire a car, do not go with Interrent as they took over an hour to get to us at the airport and longer for another couple who were waiting before us, even though there car lot is about mnutes in the van.

we drove everywhere in our car and was worth hiring it out, the golf courses we played were San lorenzo and Pinheiros altos, and they were great courses to play, even though my scorecard didn't agree or all my wet balls. The courses are minutes in the car as is the local pub ad supermarket where we bought all our beer, wine and food.

I woudl go back in the bink of an eye id, maybe when a bit warmer and drier as it did rain a bit and blew a gale one day.

Excellent hotel overall.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We had a fun half term golfing break here this February, hotel was very quiet - we were often the only ones sat poolside in the lovely warm sun.
It is out of the way – a good mile from any other restaurant or shops. Staff were very polite and bar restaurant very good but expensive. There is an English run restaurant ‘Xenia’ nearby with curry night on a Tuesday if you like that sort of thing. The (1 mile hike) 2 passos beach restaurant is excellent but pricy.
We had golf included at both the excellent San Lorenzo and the more releaxed Pinheiros Altos, both courses were in fantastic condition and the greens were wicked! It can be hard to get onto San Lorenzo – hence a stay at the hotel is a great way to get a good tee time at half price.
The national park lagoon between the hotel and Faro is a haven for wildlife, there are a few eating places on it’s fringes – although most were still closed for the winter.
I thoroughly recommend both the Formosa park and Supertravel golf who arranged our complete trip (flights, car hire, hotel, clubs and tee times) at an excellent price – we will be going back next year.

Room Tip: poolside will get the most sun.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This Hotel does unbelievably inexpensive golf breaks We stayed in a extremely well appointed air conditioned apartment with a substantial breakfast included plus 3 rounds of championship golf!

It is much cheaper to stay at this hotel with the golf included than to book the golf individually

The Hotel offered first class amenities although the generous pool was a little cold in October!

Room Tip: The rooms at the front of the hotel offer a better view but all the balconies are long
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments
Address: Praia de Ancao | Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Almancil 8135-172, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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