"Beautiful quiet hotel"
We stayed at the Alcaide for 5 nights. It was just what we wanted, it was quiet, clean, with easy access to the beach (Praia Da Vau - stunning beach!). It was just €6 taxi into the centre of Portimao, or around €4 to Praia Da Rocha's amazing beach, bars, shops and restaurants.
The staff were super friendly and helpful, 'John' is a wonderful man, so funny and kind, he's a gem!
Breakfast was a standard continental, croissants, rolls, ham, cheese, yogurts and fruit, the coffee was excellent.
The bar is quiet, it has comfy seats and drink prices are brilliant (€1.50 for a bottled beer).
The pool area is clean, secluded from the road, surrounded by Palm trees and gardens. Lovely.
Our room was basic, but clean bright and our en suite was huge, the shower worked excellently. Towels and bedding are replaced daily. My only comment is that the bedding is a bit stiff, and pillows a little shallow, but I'm sure they would provide extra if we had asked. We also had a balcony, with a lovely view. The air con worked perfectly.
I booked our transfers via holiday taxis and the return was less than £60, the trip to the Alcaide is between 60 and 90 minutes from Faro airport, we had a very comfortable trip in both directions.
I wish I were still there. I hope to return one day and would not hesitate to stay at the Alcaide again. If you like an element of privacy and solitude, whilst being close to facilities it's perfect.
Lis from Kent, UK