On the plus side, the hotel was in the perfect location with amazing views over the marina and Ria Formosa Natural Park. Our balcony room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast choice and quality was excellent but the provision of live music, although well intentioned, was a bit too much first thing in the morning. There was construction work going on in the hotel reception but we knew about this in advance and it didn't really inconvenience us that much. A big negative was the lack of any air conditioning in our room. We were informed by reception staff that the warm and sunny weather (approx. 20degC) was unexpected and is never provided at this time of year (first week in March). This resulted in our room being too hot at night thus we had to leave the balcony door open to allow some airflow in the room. However, with the door open, this meant that we could hear the excessive noise from the revellers in the street below until 3am or 4am in the morning. Not only this, the relatively warm and humid weather meant that mosquitoes got into our room and, despite our best efforts, my wife and I were both covered in mosquito bites. Of course by the time we realised and bought insect repellent the damage had been done! This was a real shame as, otherwise, this is a very nice hotel in a great location.