Gorgeous hotel so close to the beach. Staff brilliant. Grounds fantastic. Hotel v chic and rooms lovely. Huge bath! 5 pools so spoilt for choice. Step outside for authentic algarve restaurants. Loved it!
Traveller from Guildford
The EPIC SANA Algarve is just 200m away from Falesia beach which, in addition to its surrounding 8 hectares of green areas …More
I stayed here for 3 nights in July with my girlfriend. The hotel has a minimalistic style. Restaurant and food choice is very limited. In evenings you have choice of a buffet or an a la carte restaurant. , lunch I limited mainly to the poolside.
The hotel would have been really nice if only the staff measured up. Service can be a bit patchy. Good at times and then dismal at other times.for eg. Came back from a run on a hot afternoon and asked the staff at the bar where if i could buy some water to drink and they just said no, we aren't open yet. I asked if they could give me a glass of tap water and ...they said no! I was directed to the fourth floor bar ! If they just polished up the staff this hotel can measure up to the hotels on sobe in Miami!
Everything was perfect ... big rooms with big bathroom super nice golf view ... perfect food superfriendly staff
.... only bad point is far from some other beaches and resthurants and no public transport in algarve please be aware in algarve u spend some money on taxy also visit the adventure park other water based activities specially don't forget have ur dinner at evaristo it's best fresh food and spectacular view around 6.30 to 9pm it's so romantic I love it better go by taxi we walked from our hotel to there around 40 min but middle wen to a beach .. about from that it's best hotel ... spend half day at at hotel pool and golf and night party stuff
Lovely hotel, friendly staff and a great location for chilling. It's on the outskirts of Albuferia but if you want to visit the old town its about 8E in a taxi. You can walk down to the beach and then walk to Villamoura which is worth a visit. Takes about one and a quarter hours but is very pleasant. We booked this holiday with our two teenage girls for a chill out after GCSE/A Level exams and it met our expectations.
The hotel was fantastic for us 3 to stay at as a girl/beach holiday. It was beautiful however located slightly further out from all the activities we would like to go to or the town centre/ the strip. The hotel staff was helpful but almost every time we go to the reception there's only 1 staff that is able to speak fluent English and the rest are not very fluent and often does not understand what we are trying to ask. When we asked about the activities that we can go during our stay, the staff expected us to know what we wanted instead of giving us all the options until we asked them to show everything to us, and they are unable to tell us how far the location will be and how much taxi would costs. However, the hotel was a fantastic stay quiet yet enjoyable with all the bars in varies locations and absolutely beautiful.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to couples or families instead of a girls holiday since it is quite a distance from the strip.
Hotel is nice, we had a room near the lower gate which was convenient for going to the beach or the pool. Shame they shut the gate at 10pm every day as you then have to walk 10 minutes to get to the front entrance!
Hotel staff were nice except one older gentleman at reception who was quite rude on our arrival day.
It is close enough to the beach, town and marina, bars and a supermarket.
The hotel is a bit dated but the pool is nice but not many sunbeds so may struggle with all the hoggers in the morning.
Overall is a nice hotel and would probably stay here again.
The hotel was lovely and clean. The room was comfortable and clean. Shower head wouldn't stay up on the wall properly, which was annoying. Could have also done with at least one more power point.
Staff around the pool and at breakfast were very friendly and very helpful. (The food at breakfast was lovely) The reception staff could have been more accommodating and a smile wouldn't have gone a miss.
For the size of the hotel, definitely needed a lot more sunbeds. I normally hate people who do this, but we were getting up early to put towels down, otherwise they were gone before breakfast. The nearest beach charges 15€ per sunbed!
The hotel is about a 10 min walk to the nearest town with a couple of restaurants and few shops. It's a 10-15 min taxi ride to albufeira old town. It was quite difficult to get a taxi though waiting at least 30 mins each night to get one. We phoned for the taxis but none of them turned up, and we tried flagging one down each night which proved very difficult on Friday and Saturday nights. Well over an hours walk at a reasonable pace if you want to attempt it as we did on the Friday night!
All in all a great holiday though, and would recommend. Just a few things the hotel needs to sort out, to make the stay perfect.
Traveller from england
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The former little white fishing village of Albufeira, now densely developed beneath a sea of apartments and mid-rise blocks, is the region’s most popular resort. The pretty Old Town is wall-to-wall restaurants and bars, though some local establishments and residential areas still remain. Its picture-postcard Fisherman’s Beach, with spectacular ochre cliffs and rock stacks, remains an iconic, albeit often very crowded, Algarve sight.
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