Great location, quiet and removed from the relative loudness of the rest of Praia da Rocha.
Staff were superb - and the breakfast could keep you going until dinner.
Pool was an oasis - and the rooms, while a little cramped, were fresh, clean and comfortable.
If you do stay - best restaurants with a view nearby are Restaurant F, and Dockside. The rest of the town is mostly British and Irish bars. If you want a bit more tranquility, take a 10 euro cab to Alvor - pretty little fishing village full of restaurants.
This Portimao hotel is located in the city center, offering direct access to the beach and only short distance from Rock …More
Lovely location and staff very friendly. From the concierge, to the bar staff, the spa staff and the restaurant staff, everyone gave a great service.
Location great especially if you like golf. Gusto restaurant was fabulous. Ordered a couples experience which was lovely. Champagne and chocolates on arrival at our room, a private dining experience and a couples massage, we'll worth it and great value for money. Couldn't fault anything.
Special mention to Sandra, she was excellent!
Brian from scotland
Situated near the airport, in Almancil, this luxury aparthotel is close to Quinta Shopping Centre, Pinheiros Altos Golf …More
We booked a last minute break over half term with our 2 kids (12 & 9) in a one-bedroom apartment. The resort did feel a bit out of season and not all facilities were open (pool bar and spa). However, this didn't stop us having a fantastic holiday. The apartment was fitted out to a very high standard - powerful shower, very comfortable bed and a washer/dryer. Added bonus was that it was cleaned every day! Would recommend ground floor apartment if you have kids. The 2 swimming pools were fantastic, both huge with a plentiful supply of towels and very comfortable sun loungers. 2 good tennis courts. Beautiful gardens. Excellent beach nearby. We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant but plenty of choice locally - at the beach and in Lagos. Would recommend hiring a car, although the hotel did offer to pay for 2 taxis a day to go in and out of Lagos. We would definitely like to come back again.
Coco from Manchester
Situated near the beach in Lagos, this luxury hotel is close to Porto de Mos Beach, Mos Beach, and Camilo Beach. Also nearby …More
I was a bit dubious about the Sau Rafael Suite Hotel after I had read all the reviews but was pleasantly surprised on arrival. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and even though we had not specified a pool or sea view - we had both.
The buffet was not huge, then again it is not a big hotel, but it was of good quality and there was sufficient variety. The a la carte restaurant was very nice, although the service could have been slightly better in there. The afternoon snacks were excellent and provided something for everyone from sandwiches, salads, fruit, pastries, burger or hot dog.
My husband and I found the staff helpful and courteous.
I would have to say that I don't think it merits quite the 5 stars but definitely a 4 star. It is a shame they cannot provide wifi in the rooms and is just available in the public areas.
In a previous review someone had posted a photo of rusty bathroom door and floor - this worried me but 3 days into the holiday we discovered there was an outside toilet inbetween the two pools ...... so please ignore. Of course, having an iron door outside may get rusty. That was misleading.
I would definitely recommend it for a short break/holiday. There isn't much to do around the area so if you are looking for something lively then this is not for you but if you want a relaxing break go for it.
The entertainment was OK - for a small sized hotel, it was more than enough.
Joanna from London
Modern hotel featuring designer interiors, 500 metres from Sao Rafael Beach and two kilometres from Albufeira centre.More
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