I must preface this by saying that, while I consult tripadvisor when booking holidays, I have NEVER written a review. However, we had such an excellent experience at Memmo B that I feel compelled to rave about our holiday. We were a family (12+7 year old boys) and booked the one week surf package - just returned from our holiday 2 days ago.
I loved the laid back but uber cool feeling of the hotel. When we entered our suite, there was even a calming aromatherapy scent which complemented the spectacular view of the harbour and nearby bays (what a view to wake up to every morning!). But the hotel is not pretentious in any way - we walked around barefoot and took the kids swimming in our hotel robes. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating - whether it was special requests for our lunchbox, or flexibility with check out time, nothing was a problem. The guests ranged from older couples, young and hip couples and families from various countries - which was a nice mix of stylish and interesting people. Easter was the perfect time to be there, as we felt like we had the hotel to ourselves. Every evening we caught up on emails (or face time for the boys) in the lounge (there's a choice of chic white sofas with view or the cozy entertainment room).
The surf school was great as well. Only 2 of us were taking lessons (my son and I), but the surf staff made sure that our 7 year old had a boogie board (and even a free introductory lesson). They transported the non-surfers - my husband and 7 yr old - to the different beaches, even though they weren't really part of the surfing group. We met some really interesting people and loved the diversity and eclectic nature of the guests that were surfing with us.
Breakfast was good and eating on the sunny enclosed patio/terrace was a terrific start to the day. We had dinner a couple of nights in the hotel - which was tasty and imaginative. There is a good value dish of the day which includes main course, choice of dessert and glass of wine for €16. But there was also a good selection of interesting restaurants and bars to discover in and around Sagres. We ate a couple of nights at Nortada on Martinhal beach, in the next bay about a 10 minute walk from the hotel - perfect for kids and watching the sun setting on the western horizon. We never found the time to spend on the small private beach below the hotel nor to use the kitchen facilities in our suite.
Besides, not writing a review, I never return to the same hotels as I always want to experience something new. However, I am missing Memmo B already, and we intend to come back again as it ticked all of our boxes: great location, amazing views, stylish minimalist rooms, good service, cool bars and restaurants nearby, surfer friendly and calming aura.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yoga surf retreats Europe Portugal. Train Mind&Body in a beautifull 4* seaview hotel with Spa. Daily Yoga and meditation Classes, Surf and nature walks in the beautifull natural park of SW algarve in Portugal. A surf yoga holiday Europe. The perfect way to re-establish a deep connection with your innerself, Nature and to recharge and reconnect your life with the big LIFE..Join one of our Surf Yoga holidays and retreats in Europe Portugal and train mind and body for a more happy and healthy LIFE! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Memmo Baleeira
- Memmo Baleeira Sagres