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Reviewed 31 August 2014

We have stayed here twice once in 2011 and again in 2013, we were a little disappointed to find a few things had changed since 2011- for example they used to serve incredible sushi by the pool but then 2013 then told they no longer offer this . This was a shame as my memory of that sushi was that it was good enough to rival Tokyo. The food was great, and the wine list was extensive. The thing that always win me over about this hotel is the room decor and the staff, the staff are delightful- super helpful and warm (you will find this attitude extends to most places in caiscais), and the room is to die for. Ive seen a few people complaining about the frosted glass in the toilet and i agree if you don't know the person you are sharing a room with, very well it may be a little awkward- but I guess one must suffer for beauty :) We got a corner suite and its well worth the extra Euros, the balcony is enormous, and the view is stunning. We don't actually play golf but I'm sure if you do, the course is very good if the rest of the hotel is anything to go by. All in all…. classy, modern, chic without being pretentious or cold. If you want a good nearby restaurant Furnos de Guinche is it!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

The location: if you want to surf, kitesurf, cycle, run or go horse-riding, and get a tan, this is the place.
A really lovely hotel, not absolutely 100% perfect, but the staff were clearly very keen to ensure that we were happy and particularly the concierge was fantastic.
The first impression of the building is very corporate, very modern, minimalist, and without the sunlight streaming in through the panorama windows and white linen curtains, might have seemed cold. The pale blue of the floors and some of the fittings was a clever way of bringing the outside in, and avoided the sometimes dated monochrome look of some hotels.
We couldn't check in early, so went to the pool, had some lunch, accidentally stole another guests's sunlounger, but he was very gracious about it.
Room was enormous, the widest and most comfortable bed I've seen (I now want one!), with a separate seating area and large balcony. Very minimalist again, but it works, as if Coco Chanel had gone over the rooms once they were decorated,and taken one thing away. The many mirrors make the room seem even brighter, and the bathroom area is well designed. The transparent loo cubicle isn't really an issue, most hotels these days have them anyway.
Great toiletries by Aromatherapy Associates, good shower, really good body lotion, and best of all, two washbasins.
In terms of things to do, this is the perfect playground. On Friday afternoon, we rented some bikes and cycled along the separate coastal bike path down to the beach, about 15 mins by bike, where we watched the kite surfers, and after an amusing encounter with the boy from the Information stand, who said there was nowhere at all to rent surfboards or kites, and that everyone had brought their own, found the surf shop 20m away. The lady in the surf shop was great, very relaxed indeed, but knew what she was talking about - after some back and forth about wind conditions and instructor availability, we arranged a kite surfing lesson for the next day for one of us. A walk along the beach took us to the small bar at the other end, where we sat in the breeze drinking Coronas, then back to the hotel, a few snacks on the balcony to watch the sun set, and a very good dinner in the restaurant. The Portuguese fish stew (pretty similar to Paella) was fantastic, so much beautifully cooked fish that we couldn't finish it. Vinho Verde to go with it was great too. Service was good, perhaps a bit confused with the separate sushi bar menu etc, and a tiny bit of a delay in taking orders, but we are on holiday not at a City lunch meeting.
At 8.30am Saturday, we got some bikes, cycled over the golf course to the stables about 1 mile away, and found the Rui Barroso riding school, where we had booked an hour's riding with the Concierge the night before. Barroso is one of six stables, with a large indoor riding school, a racetrack and outdoor school, and some nice gentle paths through the woods to plod along if you would rather not have a proper lesson. They even had some riding boots to lend me, and while the riding helmets are not brand new, there were enough sizes to accommodate our big heads. We had an hour's hack on winding sandy paths, then booked again for the next day to have a lesson. Good, well-trained horses. Back to the hotel just in time for a good breakfast, then the hotel shuttle to the beach, and the rest of the day was spent learning to kite surf and relaxing. There are also sun loungers with wind screens and umbrellas to rent, EUR 18.50 for two for four hours, which wasn't too bad. A restaurant tucked away in a corner of the beach serves full meals, but we didn't eat there. Looked pleasant enough though.
After a little waiting around for the shuttle back to the hotel, we went for an early evening jog around the golf course. That was beautiful, the views over the heather to the sea are inspiring, and they haven't gone crazy with manicuring the golf course and gardens, leaving the wild beauty of the landscape untouched. That was the charm of the hotel, it was slick and new and elegant, but the surrounding nature, the dead quiet at night and the sea, made it feel luxurious without being artificial.
Things I would improve:
- The food in the pool restaurant: was ok, but some of it seemed heavy, could have done with lighter sandwiches, maybe a fruit platter, slightly fresher presentation.
- The showers and loos below the pool: there was no soap nor shower gel there, which seemed odd.
- Ugly picture of purple lady in a bikini behind the bar, but I guess that's just my taste.
- A printed map of the area (stables, beach, running route) would be a nice touch.

Things I loved:
- The BED! The room overall and the balcony too.
- The landscape
- Concierge service, activities
- Pool area was great
- The very friendly and genuine staff

Room Tip: Third floor Deluxe rooms, sea view
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Olga1922
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I stayed at this huge hotel 2 days for business. Calm, modern, high-standing place. The rooms are nicely designed and have a small terrace each - ask for the sea view. Large spacious lobby suite with restaurant and sofa area. I would primarily recommend this place for business convention, family and friends group travel or for Golf fans. Despite everything looks perfect and functional by design, the hotel can feel a bit cold and impersonal.

Room Tip: ask for sea view room
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank G2SM
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights in mid July and we were most impressed. We loved the ultra modern design and the wonderful service that we enjoyed throughout our stay. The staff could not have been more friendly and informative. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The drivers of the complimentary bus service were fantastic fonts of knowledge and were always willing to fit in extra runs outside the daily time table.

The food was of such a high standard, that we chose to eat in the hotel every night, which is rare for us. The beaches and surrounding towns and villages are very classy and the excellent food was reasonably priced.

The hotel has an array of activities. The spa,the tennis and equestrian centres are sublime.

The rooms are magnificent with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy. I will most certainly be returning to this wonderful hotel in an area that for me outshines the Algarve.

Room Tip: Get in touch with the wonderful staff and tell them precisely what you require.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CCMCL
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The rooms are amazing! Big, cool and a with a perfect view. The hotel has a nice pool area and deck with gorgeous view. Big common areas with plenty of space. The breakfast has a broad selection, and they make eggs, crepe and waffles a la carte. The only downside is the extra fee charged to use the inside pool and sauna. That is rather unacceptable for such a pricey and luxurious hotel.

Stayed: July 2014
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