It's not a bad hotel, but it's a really BAD one. I'm yet to see another hotel where division between image and actuality is so far apart. The hotel is perched on top of a cliff and the view is nice. That's where the good things end...
First, the design. The building a is truly spectacular example of BDSM school modern architecture – it’s extremely inconvenient and high-tech gadgetry is falling apart. The enormous sliding balcony doors gets stuck open, unleashing all the elements into the room, cliff elevators brake down, A/C emits noise and not much else, Wi-Fi is intermittent and slow to the point of being unusable, etc.
The service is coloured by greasy-smarmy obsequiousness, but the reception is lying and unhelpful. The maids tend to barge into rooms undeterred by any signs and you are sure to be woken up by their high-pitched voices. These people look helpless dealing with high-tech gadgets they seem not to comprehend.
So it goes.
The restaurant is actually quite decent and, mercifully, most dishes come without an obligatory Portuguese pound of salt.More