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... wall leading down from the house today, to edge a flower bed and contribute to the positive feng shui by breaking up the straight line of the path to the front door. We're joined by two Germans, Hanas and Inken. Like all 20 something travellers they are fabulous switched on and friendly and they cheerfully bobbed about the site in the back of the tractor tailor collecting strangely shaped stone which Ol and I tried our best to jigsaw into the wall. The connection ...
... nighttime activities consisted of comparing Portuguese lagers and watching penalties, you can tell the Dutch have been practicing, they even have a special keeper only for shoot-outs. Hats off to Costa Rica in any case. Today we might quickly check out Faro, but our next stop is now inland. Evora, another unesco heritage place, awaits us in the ...
... are going up slightly. The highlight of today was undeniably the best beach I've seen so far in Portugal, Carvalho beach near Lagoa, between Lagos and Albufeira. Some places in Lagoa look like a Portuguese version of Beverly Hills, but it has really sweet collection of cove beaches. See pictures below. Tomorrow, we may or may not make it to ...
So that's where all the tourists went. To the south coast of Algarve. Mind you, I can understand them, the beaches are certainly pretty here in Lagos, and the historic town center does have a lot of character (and restaurants). It's just that the contrast with the empty campgrounds of west Alentejo and Vicentine coast is pretty extreme. The beaches here are already pretty packed, even tough the water is still seriously freezing. It didn't stop us this time ...
Day 1- Arrive into Lagos on the 13th by bus (4.5 hours). When we arrive at the Rising cock we realise it's 99% Australians, even the people that work there. Staying in an 11 bed dorm, all the other girls are from Sydney. Get ready and go see Marty at his work, the green room. We go to the tavern to watch the World Cup, three ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Falesia Hotel Albufeira
We stayed at the Falesia Hotel in September 2004 - booked through Expedia 7 nights for ??360...worth checking out for cheap deals all year round. If you pay extra for a private transfer on expedia don't expect a mercedes...we got a mini van and so did many others staying there at that time.
Travelled here in winter so as you would expect very quiet. The hotel has a lovely indoor pool and jacuzzi. The exterior grounds and pool are very pretty lots of green areas nearby and overlooking the more luxurious Sheraton. I am a great believer in that you get what you pay for and if you want 5* quality and dont mind paying for it then stay there and not the Falesia. The rooms are basic and another reviewer said dated. No not dated they are Traditional they were refurbed about 2-3 years ago but have tiled floors and drab looking portugese bedding and curtains. The hotel advertises a mini bar in rooms but I couldn't find one in mine. The hotel is good for a cheap break its clean, the staff were friendly and pleasant, the breakfast was basic for a 4* hotel I recently stayed in a 4* Radisson hotel in Cologne and it knocked the socks off the Falesia especially the breakfast. The Falesia area was pretty and very quiet for the time of year but there was still restaurants and a bar open in the area. The chinese restaurant just a 2 min walk from the hotel was good quality and very reasonable. A cheap flight with this hotel at a good price and your made for a cheap weekend away. A taxi ride to Albufeira was very reasonable at about 10 euro.
We went to Albufeira to buy a holiday property for rental income and personal use. Initially we stayed at the Falisia Hotel and made contact with Algarve Team Properties estate agents there. We were met by two English speaking delightful ladies who showed us around many different properties for sale. Of all the ones shown we fell in love with one on the Club Albufeira which has two magnificent swimming pools, one with a full restaurant menu,a free shuttle bus to the old town and from there it was a short walk to beautiful shelved beaches and fish restaurants. The apartments are newly built and are fully furnished and equipped. We have had really high praise for both the apartments and the resort itself from our renters.
Just returned from a perfect holiday in the Algarve staying two weeks at the Falesia Hotel. Booked the whole trip including car hire through expedia and everything went without a hitch.
I booked this hotel through Expedia on the basis of their description AND the reviews on here. It's a few years since we'd been to the Algarve so, having been to the Costa del Sol earlier in the year, we (early 30's) thought we'd head to Portugal for a quick week in the sun.
Nice 4 star hotel Falesia
Nice hotel, clean, well presented, lovely pool. Large double rooms with balcony and airconditioned. Plenty of wardrobe space and cupboard space. Beds a bit hard. Nice buffett breakfast.
A car is essential as a little bit remote and near golf courses.
A lovely portugese fish restuarant round the corner and very good value for money. The beach is at lest 20 mins walk through sheraton hotel next door. Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Lots of children at this hotel especially in the pool. A multi national hotel with guests from uk, france, portugal, italy and germany.
Just returned from a weeks break at Falesia Hotel close to Alburferia, Portugal. The hotel was everything the brochure and internet described, well maintained, clean, beautiful pool, bar, indoor pool, jacuzzi, etc. However as a young couple in our twenties we found the location to be quite isolated from any night life and life at the hotel revovled around a piano bar which closed at midnight!
Booked at late holiday for the family in this clean and friendly 4* hotel. Facilities were good although the tennis courts could have done with new nets. Indoor swimming pool very useful at this time of year as weather was warm but not always hot enough to use the outdoor pool. Breakfast was a well stocked large buffet with hot and cold food; eggs bacon sausage, cold cuts ham and salami, fruit, cereal, yoghurts and plenty of pastries, bread and bread rolls. There was a fix menu meal (two choices for 20 Euro) in the evening if you wanted, but there were so many very good restauirants within walking distance from the front door we never tried the evening meal.Walk to the beach was about 1km and we found a hire car was necessary to get around. The nearby village of Olhas de Agua was a good starting point for long walks down the beach with a great coffee and ice cream bar close by to refule after a long hike.For this time of yuear bring lots of layers. It was warm enough at time to walk around in just a swim suit. Other time one needed three layers and a light waterproof top to keep of the showers. The sea was cold but the kids enjoyed splashing in the waves. Some brave souls did take the plung on the hotter days.in summary a really pleasant pre Easter break for the family in a pleasant clean small hotel.
We recently spent five nights at the Falesia looking for some rest and relaxation with our nine month old son. The hotel is set next door to the Sheraton and is very tranquil. The deal we were offered was excellent value, the junior suite was clean and large enough to accomodate the three of us. The hotel is more of a business venue than a tourist mecca, but all public rooms were well-furnished, and the indoor swimming pool and hot tub were superb. However, where the Falesia really scored points with us was in the attitude of all its staff, who were without exception friendly, helpful and quick to accomodate any request we had. Well done the Falesia! Word of warning though - the Sheraton refused to let us use the elevator down to the beach as we were not guests there - impossible to take a baby in a buggy down all those steps - how miserable were the staff at the Pine Cliffs!!!
Fab hotel + location!
Do go there! The hotel is fab and so it is the service. Everybody is really friendly and the location is amazing and very quiet + private.
Suitable if you are looking to play golf, swim, relax and enjoy! Great for families! The walk to the beach through the Sheraton grounds is not to be missed. I wish I was back there!