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“Nice time on the beach at the end of October”

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Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort
Ranked #28 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2013

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The territory, architecture of the buildings, facilities, views are superb.
Beach was beautiful, good for bathing both adult & child.
Internet payable but reliable and very fast.
Beach resto/bar has good wi-fi and tasty cuisine, including fresh fish.
Though overall expensive all restaurants have special menu for kids with friendlier prices.
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We stayed in older apartments, which bathrooms should be renewed to meet 5* standard. (I know they have a range of newer apartments to offer both to rent and buy).
Only cable internet in room and the cable was too short so always had to use laptop while standing in the foyer. I can accept the price for internet but that should allow several devices as it would be really expensive to buy a pass for each possible device, while logging out and switching between different devices is not prompt.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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pinecliffsAlbufeira, Guest Relations Manager at Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for having shared your comments on Tripadvisor.
We are very glad to know that you and your family had a nice stay at our resort and that you enjoyed our superb views, the architecture, the landscape, the beach facilities and our cuisine. In regards to the accommodation, we do regret that the standard did not fully meet your expectations and please be informed that we do offer 2 and 3 bedroom luxury residences which are fully equipped and suitable for families. Should you wish to visit us in future, our reservations department are more than happy to assist you with your reservation. .
We do hope to welcome you back soon to our resort.
Guest Relations Team.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

I actually would prefer it if people didnt go and stay at the Pine Cliffs because then they will put up the prices and I won't be able to afford it! This is a truly magnificent place and I would like to live there full time! What more could you want from life than a superb apartment overlooking a beautiful golf course within short distance of a fabulous child friendly sand beach and crazy golf, heated pools, tennis, spa, beach club restaurant etc the list goes on! Free Wifi in the lobby. I can't criticise it save: kill all the wasps at the beach cafe please if you can! And charge a bit less for the tennis and golf. If you do, I'll be back like a shot.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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pinecliffsAlbufeira, Guest Relations Manager at Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2013

Dear Guest,

We are happy to learn how much you have enjoyed your stay with us, and that the Golf views from your apartment, along with our beach facilities, the mini golf, swimming pools, tennis and Spa services, as well as our Restaurant offer met your expectations and contributed to some superb days at Pine Cliffs Resort.

We highly appreciate your kind words and your remark about the wasps at the Beach Club was worth of our best attention and we would like to thank you for bringing this to our consideration and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We look forward to welcome you in the near future.

Kind regards,

Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs 10 days in August 2013. There is actually nothing I can complain about. We went there with a 3 year old boy and I thought it was a great choice for a family vacation. The children centre is great and there are many other things to do with kids.

I would definitely go there again.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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pinecliffsAlbufeira, Guest Relations Manager at Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience at our Resort on TripAdvisor.

We are happy to learn how much you and your family have enjoyed your holidays with us and that Porto Pirata was a great success with your 3 year old boy.

We look forward to welcome you back to our Resort.

Best regards,

Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We didn't stay at the resort, so this is just a review of the Piri Piri Restaurant
After trying a few places to eat around the area, As a couple we wanted a special night.
We decided on the Piri Piri restaurant.
The service was excellent from walking through the door.
Food was excellent, I had the argentinian loin, and she had the veal, both Fantastic.
If in the area again i would make that the place to hav the special night
Thank you

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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pinecliffsAlbufeira, Guest Relations Manager at Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for having shared your comments on Tripadvisor.

We are glad to know that you have truly enjoyed our Piri Piri restaurant, the service provided by our associates and our food.

Once again we thank you for your compliments and it will be a pleasure to welcome you again, not only in the Piri Piri restaurant but also as a guest in our resort.

Best regards,

The Guest relations Team

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Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a Pine Cilffs Golf Apartment for 5 nights during school half term. We stayed in a residence apartment two years ago, but the difference in price for the golf apartment did not come with a difference in comfort. Our 2 bedroom apartment was excellent, roomy and comfortable, brilliantly situated overlooking the ninth green and adjacent to the tennis courts. The weather certainly helped to make a good holiday. My son and I played 9 holes each morning at 8am on one of the best 9 hole golf courses anywhere, and were back in time for breakfast. My son also had a tennis lesson each day with Paulo, who was very good with him. The tennis has recently moved to be an Annabel Croft Academy which has worked if Paulo is anything to go by. We went to the beach each day and enjoyed every minute. Food at the beach club is of excellent quality if perhaps overpriced. Worth walking along the beach to O Golfinho as well. We ate once in the complex at Corda Cafe which to be honest was poor. My beef carpaccio was still frozen in the centre of the plate. The biggest disappointment was only two restaurants open when we were there. We arrived late on the Sunday, but didn't notice that the programme of events given to us was for the previous week not the week coming, all restaurants had been open, then, disappointing when we phones to book dinner at the O Grill. This however doesn't detract from a fabulous holiday at a very relaxing resort.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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pinecliffsAlbufeira, Guest Relations Manager at Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Guest,

We are happy to learn that you have had a most pleasant stay at Pine Cliffs Resort.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for your kind words regarding the accommodation, golf and tennis facilities. Your comment regarding Corda Café was addressed to our Management; in the meantime, we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Firstly, I must make it clear, we had the big villa on the resort which they tend to use within all their marketing material - and it was superb!
It was very pricey, but certainly did not disappoint. Having a private pool, hot tub, outdoor four post bed, BBQ area and all the rest! Having the Sheraton hotel 100metres away was a benefit and the staff would go out of their way to look after us.
A lovely resort with great facilities and only a short taxi ride to Albufeira and Vilamoura for great local cuisine and some nightlife.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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pinecliffsAlbufeira, Guest Relations Manager at Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.

We are very happy to learn that that you had a most enjoyable stay at our resort and that the accommodation fulfilled your family expectations. Your kind words on our associates are highly appreciated and will contribute to improve our overall services and guest’s enjoyment.

We look forward to welcome you again at our Resort.

Kind regards,

The Guest relations Team

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Went with our twins of 4.5 years and our au pair over half term. Stayed in block S8 in a 3 bed apartment. My parents also came and stayed in the main hotel.
We had a Lovely ground floor garden access apartment. Housekeeping daily service very good.
Just to put my comments into perspective, the holiday cost us just over £3500.00 bed and breakfast for a week.
Here we go.............Astounded that there is no welcome pack - not even a bottle of water, a tea bag, any fruit and besides that, not even 1 miniscule amount of washing up liquid or a dishwasher tablet to get you started! No DVD in the apartment and it rained 2 days so you have to pay to watch films for the kids which is a bit of a pain. Activities are very limited for rainy weather. The market on the complex was closed for 5 days of our holiday (!!!) so we had to go to the supermarket out of the complex which was a fair walk from our apartment. So now the good bits - fab pools (only 1 heated though) and sun loungers. Lovely staff. Very child friendly. Kids menus in every restaurant. Food good in O Grill. Food ok but not great in all the other restaurants on the complex. The International buffet at the hotel was like a bush tucker trial - really bad and strange. A weird atmosphere and terrible service. My mother legitimately complained about a meal at one of the restaurants and the waiter came out and said the chef said that was how it was meant to be and they didn't take it off the bill - really rubbish customer service.
The food at the beach club is superb and expensive but you don't mind so much because it's so good!
Kids club is €25 per child and you are not allowed in the indoor pool without a swimming cap on which guess what - has to be bought so it cost us £15 just in swimming caps.
The shuttle train which gets you from A to B (and A to B can be quite a distance depending on where you are accommodated) is unreliable against the schedule it is meant to run to. We had to go to a restaurant to meet my parents and after waiting for the train for 10 mins we went to reception to check on it - the receptionist got in touch with the train driver who then turned up 5 mins later and was somewhat irritated that we had checked whether he was going to turn up or not! The train didn't turn up on 3 of the occasions that it was meant to so we ended up walking or having to get a taxi.
Internet access cost us €80 for 7 days and you can only use it in the apartment. You can get internet access in reception for free if you can be bothered to go and sit in reception!
The staff at the golf club house (Bruno) restaurant are fab but the service as a whole is average and the pool service could be way better - they could easily make even more money by having someone taking drinks and food orders around the pool. If you do have drinks and food by the pool, you could be sitting with empty cups and half eaten lunch time food until 5pm!
Golf course is superb. Well organised and stunning to look at.
I honestly believe you can get better value for money elsewhere. Sorry Starwood but we truly felt your customer service and value for money boxes need a little work. Please feel free to contact me if you would like clarification of any of these points. Hatton. 17/10 - 24/10.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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pinecliffsAlbufeira, Guest Relations Manager at Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience through Tripadvisor.

We genuinely appreciate your comments, and we would like to invite you to contact us on 00199.algarveguestrelations@luxurycollection.com and give us the opportunity to get more information and clarify the issues reported.

We look forward to hear from you and to be able to welcome you back to Pine Cliffs Residences.

Kind regards,

Guest Relations Team

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Address: Praia da Falesia, Albufeira 8200-593, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#13 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#14 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#21 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £90 - £427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the renowned Pine Cliffs Resort, Pine Cliffs Residence (Voted Portugal's Leading Family Resort) offers its guest the privacy two or three bedroom residence suites abundantly equipped with all modern day appliances and comfort with breathtaking views over the scenic golf course. This exclusive resort provides an array of activities for all ages, including world-class golf course, five tennis courts and swimming pools, spa treatments, kids' club and private access to the beach. ... more   less 
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