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Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Very pleasant hotel , clean and staff could not do enough for you, nothing too much trouble. Food on the whole good , only disappointment , no fresh coffee at breakfast but out of a machine. Hotel restaurant food in evening very good as was service.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our visit to Formosa Park was as a golf break for four nights and was the second year the group had decided to stay at this hotel. Once again we had an enjoyable experience. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a two bedroom and a one bedroom apartment/room both well equipped and in good decorative condition. The hotel is located a little bit out the way (transport required if you want a selection of restaurants) so we ate in at the Hotel Restaurant for three of the nights where the menu offers quite a good choice at a reasonable cost. We all thought the food was a good standard. Also breakfast offers a very good choice of both hot and cold items with something to suite most people. Some of us also had a "Golfers Massage" in the spa area which was good value and worth having after a day's round of golf. We played San Lorenzo which is one of the best in Portugal and Pinheiros Altos which is a good course with three loops of 9. Both courses were in very good condition. Transport is provided to the courses from the hotel which worked fine for us. Overall this is a great choice for golfers but bear in mind transport is required if you wish to head to the nightlife!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank DBJH18
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Fantastic experience staying with this aparthotel, my daughter and I keep coming back (for over 10 years!). Very friendly staff, good service, comfortable rooms, great location in Formosa Nature preserve.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Elena C
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We (my husband and i) enjoy the Algarve every year and this was the second time we have stayed at Formosa. The location is fantastic - you can walk to the beach or drive 5 minutes for the more popular (and busy) beaches by the beach restaurants of Marias or Izzy's and it is very good value for money compared to other hotel/aparthotels in the area.

The rooms are all suites - and cater for everything you could possibly want. I would have preffered an electric kettle (rather than one you boil on the hob) but the fact that you have a full restaurant and room service options mean you can self-cater or eat catered for.

The buffet breakfast is one of the best have seen in the area. it has excellent choice and the staff are equally great at making sure you have everything you need.

Our room was on the ground floor and we had a land view looking over the (quiet) childrens play area, but several rooms had carpark views so people were sitting on their terraces overlooking cars being parked so beware of this as you may want to pay extra for a pool view to guarantee a good view.

The only downside we had with the hotel was we were on the ground floor and the sliding doors to our terrace didnt lock properly - meaning we left the room secured but when housekeeping had cleaned it we came home several times and the doors werent locked properly. We initially thought it was our fault so on the following day we made extra checks that it was locked before we went out for the day, but it was open again when we returned. We complained on 3 occasions but the management didnt take it seriously until we had to threaten them with further action if anything in our room was stolen. It was resolvd in the end, after 5 days of the doors being open and complaints, by our suggestion that the locks may need maintaining/fixing.

For value for money, and location we would definitely look at Formosa when we stay again - we would just opt for pool view as there were more people around from a security perspective.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Just returned from a weeks golf break @ The Formosa Park with 2 other golfers and we were all in agreement that this is a wonderful place to stay.....

All Staff are so friendly and very professional ( even cleaner returned my Samsung tablet to reception after I left it in the bathroom when we checked out )......

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apt which was ridiculously huge

Breakfast was fantastic and had great selection

3 course dinner was nice, tastey and fresh .... and unlike some British numpty group of 4 who had to complain that it wasnt 5* quality we found it to be just fine.....( felt so sorry for the lovely waiter be talked to like a piece of rubbish and made me fell embarrassed to be a Brit)

Felt like saying to the group that the clues in the title 'Formosa APARTHOTEL' Hence the majority of guest either eat out or eat in their apartment......but as ive stated the evening meals are of good quality.......

Also if you call €4 a lrg pint of beer expensive (€2 happy hour) then your living way way way in the past......not an expensive resort by any means
Golf courses around the area are fantastic......San Lorenzo is still world class, Quinta South is tough for high h/c'ers (my 2 playing partners struggled ) but a stunning course.....
Vale do lobo Royal very nice track and hard to choose between the Ocean as to totally different tests
Pin Altos, again a lovely course and one to add to your golfing portfolio

So if your thinking of a trip to the Algarve, you want go far wrong at The Formosa Park (families or golfers)

A little tip: a must is the champagne buffet at The sister hotel dona Filipa on wednesday nights at Vale do lobo....reception staff will book for you ..... €53pp and your glass is never empty and a choice of 35 courses......from cold lobster to hot beef Wellington......a great night out.

Taxis are about € 15 each way arnd the local area but hotel has great rate for carhire

Room Tip: If you can get room overlooking playarea then do so as its nice and quite
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have just returned from the most enjoyable holiday , staying at the Formosa hotel. The apartments are spacious , clean & well equipped. There are always plenty of staff to assist you. All staff we met were extremely helpful , pleasant & professional.Nothing is too much trouble. Food for both breakfast & dinner is very good & good value for money. We have never stayed in such a lovely apartment or come across a team of such delightful staff as we encountered here. The Formosa area / beach is beautiful. We will definitely go back.Thank-you to all concerned , especially the general manager - .Luis Filipe. Elaine & Frank McIntosh

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed for a short break with the children (aged7) at half term as a last minute thing and really loved it here. Apartment was a 2bedroomed one, nicest apartment I have stayed in, really spacious, very clean, as was everywhere on the complex. Pool was cold but swimming possible after initial shock! Food was o.k but if I were to go again I would probably stock up and do more self catering as children and myself are quite fussy. The beach was very close by and beautiful, lots of shells to keep the children amused too. Ideal place to relax but we did use a hire car to go out and explore the area a bit of an evening. Would stay again, and wish we could have stayed longer this time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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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: $81 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Formosa Park Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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