We travelled with Thomas Cook and expected a transfer of about an hour but it took over two hours from Faro. We were unlucky to arrive when the weather changed and our first four days were spent trying to find something to do in the hotel and surrounding area until the weather improved (the town was a 20-30 min walk away though there was a small shopping area 10 mins walk away) . There is only one bar (with an outside section for pool service). Entertainment not brilliant with most people having to sit in the downstairs lobby as seating inside the bar was always full and this was not high season. No contingency was made to offer daytime entertainment during bad weather and more imagination is needed in this area. Room was very comfortable and clean with great views and but the air conditioning was not brilliant. Getting a sunbed was very easy though the pool was bitingly cold even as late as 5pm. Spa was excellent with small indoor pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi for 7 Euros/hour - massage was excellent too (also a small free gym). Free wi-fi was only available in the lobby and cost 12 Euros/day in your room which is poor for a 4* hotel. We were very happy however with the choice and quality of the food in the restaurant.
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