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PortoBay Falesia
Ranked #4 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Porto Bay Hotels are excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We went to Porto Bay Falesia because we had been to Porto Bay Eden Mar in Madeira last year and loved it. This hotel was 1st class too. We were b&b as we like to try local restaurants but we did take 3 meals in the hotel main restaurant (very good value), 2 bbq's and 2 meals in the a la carte as well as a couple of lunches in the pool bar and the food was excellent in all of them but the a la carte especially was wonderfully presented and as good as a high end restaurant whilst being reasonably priced, the setting overlooking the sea and cliffs added to the experience. Our favourite local traditional restaurant was Calherios (down a side street off the main road from Albuferia) which we visited 3 times and for lunch S Martino for Pizza or salad or Café Crème which is great value. It was our 1st visit to the Algarve and in all honesty, though it has beautiful beaches we probably wont go again as it much more for those who like to sun bathe for most of the day and isn't perhaps as interesting as Madeira where we loved Funchal old town and museum and churches etc. We did hire a car for a few days though and visited, Silves, Lagos, Alte and the mountains and the General Manager. who was very knowledgeable and genuinely interested and helpful gave us lots of tips of where to go. Back to the hotel though, it was a beautiful setting, lovely beach just the right size village, great food, definitely first class staff (especially in the bar where we always started and finished our evening and Il basilica), very well run and led by 'hands on' management. The entertainment was a little bit cheesy but okay and probably what most people want and I would definitely recommend Porto Bay as a group of hotels, the loyalty scheme (10% off everything if you have used them just once previously) is excellent and makes you feel valued and more likely to use hotel services (check your bill on checkout though as ours wasn't on and we had to remind them - no problem). If you plan on a holiday in the Algarve you cannot do better than this hotel I think, just the right balance between luxury and relaxed.

Room Tip: We had 2nd floor sea view and it was great
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Margaret W
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at PortoBay Falesia, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have just come back from the Porto Bay Falesia hotel, this was our second time at this hotel as we went last year and liked it so much.
We usually go on self catering holidays, but with this holiday and last years we have gone half board.
The whole of our stay was made pleasant by every member of staff we came into contact with, we really can not find fault with this hotel, the service was good, the food was varied and well presented at all time, the staff in the Madeira restaurant did a good job.
This year they also added freshly squeezed orange juice to the breakfast menu which was a nice touch.
We hope to be going back next year.
We returned on 14/06/2014.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank sparky662012
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at PortoBay Falesia, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review and to mention the improvements. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have just come back from a week at the Porto Bay in the Algarve and have had an amazing week. The travel agent gave us a few hotels to look at before we booked - I read all the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The hotel was lovely, the beds very comfortable. We were only bed and breakfast so I cant comment on the evening meal but the breakfasts were fantastic. Fresh fruit, cereal, cold meats, cheese, cooked breakfast (wonderful frittata) as well as breads and pastries. We never bought lunch the breakfast was so huge. The staff were always polite and the hotel was spotless. There are towels for the pool and beach so don't worry about taking your own. The village it about 10 minutes walk with enough bars and restaurants. Explore the side streets for hidden gems of places to eat - the restaurants overlooking the sea are much more expensive and not always worth it. We would go back

Room Tip: we didn't pay for a sea view and were on the first floor it wasn't noisy
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jane D
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at PortoBay Falesia, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Dorset
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Being time share owners of this hotel group, we trusted that the experience would be as good as The Residence in Madera. We had no need to worry, everything was just as good with a room change for a better view no problem. Staff were wonderful, along with setting and good choice of food. We had friends staying in the area for the same week who ended up visiting us at The Porto Bay several times as they much preferred our hotel. Thank you for a wonderful holiday

Room Tip: Sea view a must, higher rooms to the east the best
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank amdorset
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at PortoBay Falesia, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Difficult to compare with the Residence but we have a better beach... Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Having read all the reviews I wasn't disappointed the staff are excellent pool area clean with plenty of beds .It was our anniversary we where greeted with a bottle of champagne the village is small but plenty of bars .must say having looked at other resorts we picked the best area try pinnoccos for a drink.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at PortoBay Falesia, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

My partner and I have just spent 11 days at this Hotel , good location very helpful staff, spotlessly clean, lovely pool area plenty of sun beds and shades! we where on Bed and Breakfast but ate in the Hotel three nights and could not fault the food that goes for breakfast too
the only downside was the room! really not enough storage space as in drawers! very clean, but overall very good.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pamelac825
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at PortoBay Falesia, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

This hotel is very well located on a cliff overlooking a rocky beach and the ocean yet very close to town and restaurants. Worth investing in a room with an ocean view on a higher floor. Polite staff, comfortable beds.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank biedronka15
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FernandoReisFilipe, General Manager at PortoBay Falesia, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Porto Bay Falésia. Best regards. Fernando Reis Filipe
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Additional Information about PortoBay Falesia

Property: PortoBay Falesia
Address: Quinta do Milharo, Albufeira 08200, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#4 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#6 Family Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — PortoBay Falesia 4*
Number of rooms: 310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel stands overlooking Praia da Falesia in the charming town of Olhos de Agua, close to Albufeira in the Algarve. Surrounded by abundant green areas, the hotel enjoys direct access to the sea and the exceptional 8km long beach which is washed by the clear, calm waters of the Algarve sea. After a refreshing drink at the waters edge, a reviving plunge in one of the pools, a trip to the beach, a game of tennis or an invigorating massage, sit back and enjoy one of the Algarves most beautiful views from one of the hotel's restaurants. Make the most of your holidays to relax. ... more   less 
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