Having just read a recent review I'd agree with most of the comments.
We booked a sea view room with balcony, however the sun was right above the hotel and the balcony had no sun whatsoever all day.
We paid €37 a night to upgrade to a suite which had partial sun until 5.30pm - sea view.
The rooms are spotless, modern and exceed 3* level,
The breakfast was far below expectations - very basic and unacceptable at times.
Green, hard scrambled eggs, leather curled up fried eggs and no fresh fruit whatsoever.
No sweet pastries etc and the machine coffee and orange juice was awful.
One Sunday there were no eggs, croissants, hardly any rolls & no strawberry jam at 9.30am!
I spoke to Mr Fernando Marquis the manager and was delighted to see fresh fruit etc the next few days - all in all needs improved.
The hotel provides only breakfast and a beach cafe - evening meals are at the cheaper hotel behind.....
Pool.......at the hotel behind.......
Bar..........at the hotel behind.....
Entertainment........at the hotel behind.......
Tea coffee ( after 7pm ) .......at the hotel behind.......
In other words, the beach hotel is far more expensive and yet you have to walk to the other hotel for most facilities - very strange concept and beautiful location and facilities being under utilised.
The hotel has no soul or atmosphere.
In general I would have to agree with the unfriendly reception staff, however Sonia was always courteous and hospitable & Carla in housekeeping wonderful.
Maria Rita at the cafe was hardworking and always friendly - thank you.
I feel most of the staff struggled with English and therefore appeared disinterested.
This area needs improved.
For a €100 a night for B&B per room ( more in peak ) the facilities are non existent.
I felt it was more like an apartment complex with expensive hotel prices.
It has lots of potential.
In saying that I met many lovely Portuguese guests and thoroughly enjoyed their company during breakfast - several embraced us on departure. Shame other facilities couldn't develop the atmosphere further.
However the Portuguese pay much less than other residents to stay here!
With drastic improvements or a more reasonable price I would return.
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