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“Pre-Christmas break for 'Baggies on tour'”
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Falesia Hotel
Ranked #4 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Hednesford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Pre-Christmas break for 'Baggies on tour'”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

We have visited this hotel on 6 seperate occasions and in all seasons and it never disappoints in any way. This visit was a liitle different as 'Thomsons' had left for the winter break and the hotel was very quiet and no entertainment was provided, apart from one night of traditional dancing displays. Most nights our party of four was the only one in the bar, but this did not affect the service or quality of drinks in any way and all facilities were fully available. The restaurant area had been reduced as only one 'wing' of the hotel was occupied, again this did not affect the service or quality of the food although, understandably, the range of food was less. As always all staff were polite, friendly and very welcoming. All in all a very enjoyable and relaxing break before the Christmas 'rush'. We will certainly return at some time time in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

it's been 7 years since we had a holiday abroad. we checked this hotel on line and thought adults only, Thompson Gold just what we needed a relaxing holiday. The hotel staff, facilities, food, everything was excellent. The Thompson entertainment team's shows were better than the other acts that came into the hotel for one night only.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

It was our 30th Anniversary, and from a very stressful couple of months prior to our holiday we were really looking forward to our trip, especially after reading such positive reviews drom TA.
We were not disappointed.. I had previously spoke with Elisabetta to upgrade, and we were dealt with in a VERY friendly and proffesional manner, it was a really nice welcome. At the meet and greet the next day I was surprised to see the Manager of the hotel, welcoming us to his hotel and thanking everybody there, for choosing his hotel...How refreshing..The Food was really very good, and The head chef greeted everyone every evening, with a smile..I have to say..the friendliest, and most welcoming hotel Ive ever been to.
The rooms were very clean and airy, but the only thing is, it needs a refreshing coat of paint..
Really enjoyed this hotel, and when our kids sent flowers and Champagne to our room, the hotel sent another bottle of Champagne to wish us a Happy anniversary and enjoyable holiday..A really nice touch..We will be back. And with no children Under 16 allowed...it was the most relaxing holiday ever..Just what the doctor ordered..And the entertainment during the day was non invasive, and could be fun..but really good in the evening...
Well done Falesia

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Worcestershire
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

What a lovely hotel in quiet surroundings. It is family owned and that was evident from the care to the building and friendliness of the staff. The reception area and indoor pool were particularly attractive as was the restaurant. We tended to eat in the domed circular area in the evening as it it had low level lighting well spaced tables and made you feel as though you had gone out to a good reastaurant. For breakfast we ate in the section with lots of windows at the far end although this was more light eating in rows of a canteen (still nice though). Food was good although I enjoyed breakfast more than evening meal. Salad choice was a bit limited for me and veggies were often cold/bit soggy and were frozen not fresh. Desserts not really worth the calories if you know what I mean! Oranges to squeeze yourself and fantastic porridge a great hit at breakfast.
Room was good but towels small and toiletries basic. Could get your pool towel from reception and use that in room as you can change as often as you like. Charge for safe in rooms apart from suites which I think is a shame.
A bit chilly in evening in our room and requested a heater but none available.
We don't like hotel entertainment and were glad that poolside events were at a minimum.
We used Sheraton Hotel lift to and from beach (was allowed) which was handy.
Relaxing break ... we walked to Vilamoura along beach and to Albuferia along road both enjoyable despite rain. Caught bus from both to return to hotel ... check out bus stops as quite tricky to find in Albufeira ... we got a map from tourist info.
On the whole a great place . Thanks and well done to the staff for making us feel so at home.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

This was our first visit to Portugal and we found the hotell fantastic. Beautiful grounds, unbelievably good food and staff who could not do enough for us. The complimentary bus makes it easy to get to the beach, especially if mobility is limited. The entertainment exceeded our expectations and enhanced the holiday. It is certainly the ideal place to relax and unwind.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Our second visit to the Falesia hotel (in late October) only went to prove that this is the place to go for a truly relaxing holiday.We were welcomed like family and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. Despite some "inclement" weather we left feeling totally spoilt and relaxed.The food was superb,so much choice and beautifully presented and the standard of cleanliness of the whole hotel could not be bettered.With entertainment for those who want it and total peace in the beautiful well kept gardens what more could you want ? Needless to say we would return again with no hesitation.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We have just returned from a relaxing week at the Falesia Hotel. Although the weather could have been better, the staff at the Falesia made us more than welcome. The facilities at the hotel are great - especially the indoor pool. We booked half board and both breakfast and dinner were of very high standards with many choices. The hotel is a little out of the way but this does mean it is very quiet and relaxing. Our only concern was the price of the drinks from the bar. Otherwise we could not fault the hotel and will certainly return in the future. Well done to the Thomson team who kept us entertained during the day and night.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Falesia Hotel
Address: Pinhal do Concelho | Praia da Falesia, Albufeira 8200-593, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#10 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
#19 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Falesia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Falesia Hotel is located close to Falesia Beach (800mts) and the town of Albufeira and in the center of the Algarve. Falesia Hotel in Acoteias surprise you with tranquil gardens and ample spaces, where one can soak the sun, tranquility, fresh air and smell of the beautifull umbrella shaped pine trees.For you well being and complete relaxation, there is a large outdoor pool as well as indoor one with Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath and Spa. Falesia Hotel is offering 169 rooms - all of the with the balcony and the views either of the pool, gardens, mountains - or even the driving range of the next door Golf Course. All the rooms also come with LCD satellite television, air condition (cold / hot) and very important free access to Wi-Fi connection. Our elegant "O Lago" restaurant is overlooking the Falesia Hotel beautiful gardens with some small fountains and where our delicious Buffett meals are served. "Show Bar" is the place to be in the evenings where the entertainment is provided for all those that are ready to party (occasional entertainment during the winter only). "Palm Bar" is serving those fantastic cocktails and the rest of the refreshing drinks during the high summer months.All the Golfers don't need to go far. There is a Golf Course next to Falesia Hotel and Vilamoura - with its best Golf Courses in Europe - is only up to 15 minutes drive from the Falesia Hotel.And if you want to have much bigger selection of shops, restaurants, bars, discos and any other entertainment, it is only between 5 and 8.5 Km to get to the capital of Portuguese tourism - Albufeira.If you are after complete relaxation you do not need to look any further. It is all waiting for you in the Falesia Hotel... "Simply relaxing... Holidays with no children" ... more   less 
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Falesia Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
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