This hotel is the best-maintained we have ever stayed in - not a speck of paint missing or a blade of grass out of place! The staff are universally lovely and genuinely anxious to please. The site is beautiful and although we didn't bother with all the steps down to the small beach we got an amazing tan by the pool! Only slight criticism is that the hotel is too far from nearby town to go out to eat. All the hotel restaurants are wonderful but they aren't cheap!
A very successful affordable late booking - good location for beaches & bars /restaurants if you are prepared to walk about 15 minutes each way. Very warm sunny weather also helped! Basics for self catering available but large supermarket nearby. Free minibus to main town was convenient but pleasant walk is an option but takes about 40 minutes. Transfer from Faro airport takes about 80 minutes.
Suited to young families, with 2 good sized pools and smaller children's pools. 2 well run restaurants with additional snack bar. Staff are very helpful and are constantly tending to duties. I would recommend if you are looking for sun, sea and relaxation. If you are keen on site-seeing then hire a car or go to a larger town/city.
The hotel has plenty of activities running throughout the day but this is not always well posted so make sure you ask the staff for details.
Had a studio apartment. Ideal for us as we can come and go as you please and are not restricted to meal times. The studio had plenty of room, only a small kitchen but equipment for cooking if you wish. A lovely big balcony to relax on. Spotlessly clean and towel/sheet changes every other day. I requested a hairdryer and the maid was there within 5 minutes with one. Reception was only open for 4 hours a day but we did not find this a problem. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Three minutes walk and you was on the gorgeous beach where you could hire loungers for a small fee. A very nice promenade to walk along (with a helpful tourist information office) which led you to plenty of cafe's, restaurants and bars either on the front or down a lovely cobbled main street. Very lay back atmosphere without blaring music but still lively. The bus terminal was a 10 minutes walk where you could catch a bus to other parts of the island. All in all a lovely stay and would recommend the hotel and the area. Prices there were a lot cheaper than in the bigger towns so lots for your money.
Armação boasts one of Portugal's longest beaches. Soft pale sand slopes to a sparkling clear blue sea, framed by stunning rocky cliffs. Enjoy the catch of the day at a waterfront café, sample lively bars and clubs, or escape to Old Pêra, the tiny hillside village with its 17th century fort and cobbled streets, for a romantic starlit supper. Sea Life and water parks are very close by for days out.
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