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Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
Ranked #8 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very nice hotel to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2011

Very nice hotel to stay.Modern,roomy and a bit luxurious.I went with my wife to celebrate her 35th birthday so was a surprise and what a surprise she had.She just loved it.I booked 3 days last minute for a very reasonable price for the quality of the accommodation.VERY IMPRESSED.Private transfers booked with yellow fishtransfers. com with a free bottle of wine on arrival what was a surprise but very welcomed.The stip is next door to the hotel(4 minutes walking)what results fantastic after a few vodkas and you are walking.Avoid the restaurants on the strip as they are pricey and quality will be better if you go more inland.If you stay in Pedras dos Bicos I hope you enjoy it as we did

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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LucianoValente, Manager at Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Guest,

We do thank you for your comments and are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed the time celebrating your wife's birthday at the hotel Aqua Pedra dos Bicos .
Looking forward to welcome you soon!

Best Regards,
Andrea Colaço
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2011

Stayed here for a 5 night stay in the Algarve. The pictures of this hotel don't do it any justice. Its so lush inside and very glam. We got upgraded kindly to a sea view room which had a lovely view over the cliffs. The rooms were large and very modern with very nice bathrooms.

The breakfast was served in the main resteraunt and catered for all people. There was breads, english breakfast, cheeses, yoghurts etc. Could not complain.

All the staff were lovely. They showed us a map of the resort and told us were to go in the area.

Would recomend this hotel to anyone as its great in all ways!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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LucianoValente, Manager at Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to post a review and photos about the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos and also for your kind comments.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us and hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our Hotel.

Best Regards,
Andrea Colaço
(Guest Relations)
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2011

A beautiful hotel set in quiet location but not far from local bars /restaurants and bus stop (Buses can take you to old town 5 mins away). Hotel is very modern and clean.Excellent reception staff nothing to much for them to sort out they were always very polite and professional. Breakfast was superb fresh and wide selection of foods. I recommend this hotel to anyone and I have already booked to go back later this year.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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LucianoValente, Manager at Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Guest,

We do thank you for your comments, and are very pleased to learn that you have had an great experience at our Hotel.
Please do not hesitate to contact us through guest.pedra@detailshotels.com for any assistance you might require.
Looking forward to welcome you back this year!

Best Regards,
Andrea Colaço
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2011

Got back from this hotel this morning and we had a FABULOUS time!!

The hotel is modern and very classy. The breakfast is first class and the pool area is very quiet and relaxing. All facilities are new and very attractive.
It was my birthday whilst we were there and I got a cake and bottle of drink in our room free of charge. The staff couldn't do enough to help and I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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LucianoValente, Manager at Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for the preference you showed on choosing the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos for your recent stay in Albufeira and for taking the time to post your opinion.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us and hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our Hotel.

Best Regards,
Andrea Colaço
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2011

Hotel Really really nice spotless clean hotel rooms cleaned eveyday .

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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LucianoValente, Manager at Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment.
We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in a near future.

Best Regards,
Andrea Colaço
(Guest Relations)
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2011

We stayed at the Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos on a B&B basis 11th-14th March 2011. As others have written in their reviews, the hotel is very stylish and the public areas are clean and comfortable. As with any hotel, there are good, bad and irritating areas and these are listed below.

The good
The bedroom was a decent size - as was the bathroom – both were clean and nicely decorated
Bed linen was clean and of a decent quality.
Good pillows.
Towels were clean and replaced after use
Breakfast was better than expected with a good choice of hot and cold foods available.

The bad
The beds were so hard that both of us had little sleep over our three-day stay. We like a firm mattress, but this was on a different level.
Lack of toiletries - no doubt we’d have been given more if asked, but just one tiny bottle of shower gel, less than adequate for one shower, let alone two, left for us in the bathroom and not replaced when empty… we expected more from a 4* hotel.

The irritating
No mirror above the bedroom desk - I cannot be the only woman who likes to sit whilst applying her make-up, styling her hair, etc., using natural light. I can understand the hairdryer being in the bathroom, but what about those of us who use straighteners or tongs? Sockets were also in odd positions making use of these appliances difficult in the full length mirror.
The wardrobe strip light that couldn’t be turned off. Why have a blackout blind if the light is coming from the room itself?

Lastly, the bar. We wanted a drink before we left the hotel for the old town in the evening, but the bar area was set up for dinner, with the buffet directly in front making access difficult. The waiters were all serving dinner, no-one tending bar. Eventually we got a drink, but it was such a chore. Does the hotel want guests to drink on site? If so, they do not make it easy. Needless to say, we did not have another drink in the hotel.

Some of you reading this may think I’m being overly critical, but I’m just being honest. Overall, of the bad and irritating points listed, only one would stop us booking this hotel again… the beds.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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LucianoValente, Manager at Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your detailed review about the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos.
We do appreciate your constructive comment, which we shared with the Management team.
Nevertheless, we hope that you will come back to the Hotel Aqua Pedra dos Bicos on another occasion.

Best Regards,
Andrea Colaço
(Guest Relations)
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Olhos de Agua, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

The outstanding design and excellent ambiance makes this hotel one we would be happy to return to. The staff also were very friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel was close to both the town and the beach yet was in a quiet spot with no traffic noise. Great choice for breakfast.

Not enough written information on the hotels own facilities and rules. It wasnt an issue for us and may have been our room that didnt have the package.in place. Dinner menu was unimaginative and didnt display a price for non half board residents. Positives far outweigh negatives.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Raseengan
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LucianoValente, Manager at Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your constructive review about the Hotel Aqua Pedra dos Bicos.
We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in a near future.

Kind regards,
Andrea Colaço
(Guest Relations)
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Property: Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
Address: Urbanizacao Quinta Pedra dos Bicos, Lote 24 | Santa Eulália, Albufeira 8200-389, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Pedra dos Bicos)
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#7 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
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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