Porto Bay Falesia
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We had a good sail to the Algarve. Another bit of chaos with the jennaker which nearly got launched overboard and a poor little tired out bird which hitched a ride for many miles keeping us amused. The coast line is absolutely fantastic... Rainbow of colours. I thought Dorset pretty spectacular but this comes a close second. Met up with a couple we knew from ...
... to find the house as a rendezvous point we all gathered at Lagos Mc Donald's. In convoy, following the agent we went to the villa. Wow! Like a feature from Homes & Gardens the massive luxury pad has all we expected and much more. Better, however than all of the great things, is to have our gorgeous and wonderful family assembled here. Lovely people. Bloody marvellous. ...
An earlier than usual start took us to the bus stations in Seville, ready to cross the border from Spain to Portugal. What a great time I had in Spain, i never realised what a diverse landscape the country offered. I still really like the idea of at least learning some beginner level Spanish to perhaps sometime in the not too distant future I will return :)
The bus journey took several hours and unfortunately ...
... while we were having dinner a market came & set up right next to the restaurant selling tennis racket shaped bug zappers that Dane decided he desperately needed. After much convincing that there were no bugs that he needed to zap we managed to head back to our accommodation without one.
... be spelled correctly):
bon dia = good day/good morning
bon tard = good afternoon
obrigado/obrigada = thank you (to a man/woman)
cerveja (pronounced ser-vay-sha) = beer - that one’s for you Dad!
disculpe = sorry/excuse me (like Spanish)
por favor = please (like Spanish)
hola = hello (like Spanish) – it is better to use bon dia or bon tard to greet someone -
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Porto Bay Falesia Albufeira
I wanted to stay at this Riu after experiencing a previous Riu in Andalucia which was excellent and so we were very excited even after the hours of scouring the internet to find the perfect holiday.
Mangel an Instandhaltung
Wir sind gerade aus dem Riu zurückgekehrt und dieses Hotel fällt auseinander, da es keine Instandhaltung zu geben scheint. Es war zum Beispiel im Restaurant und im Zimmer wärmer als draußen.
Die Betten sind so hart und die Kissen haben eine sehr schlechte Qualität. Die Zimmermädchen sind sehr gut, genauso wie das Restaurant.
Lack of maintenance
Just returned from Riu and this hotel is falling apart due to a lack of maintenance, for example is was more warm inside the restaurant as well in the room than outside.
The beds are so hard as well as the bad quality pillows. Maid service is very good, as well as restaurant.
Been before and am going back again on 29th April 07. This was a wonderful holiday which I enjoyed with my partner, the hotel was exellent, can't fault it, and I am hard to please. Can't wait to return with my daughter who is 25 . Not for clubbers and late nighters in my opinion but the place to go for a relaxing holiday. It will appeal to people who enjoy sophistication, nice scenery and peace and quiet. The food was something else with an unbelievable choice beautifully presented in nice surroundings. The pool barbecue was fab as was the pool itself. It was huge. Staff are lovely and friendly, rooms clean and pleasant. If I had any criticism it would be the cost of the sea view room which I feel is a must have. The view from rooms without is not quite so pleasant. Will still pay it though as it is worth the extra if you like to sit in your room and admire the view.
We have just returned from the Riu Falesia in the Algarve. It was a lovely peaceful holiday in which my partner and I enjoyed the views, service, food and relaxing, clean environment. The gardens and hotel are well maintained and very clean. The choice of food is vast and we found ourselves trying a little bit of everything every night!
We've just returned fro a wonderfully relaxing week at the Riu Falesia.
este hotel es de la linea de los riu, habitaciones normales, bastante bien para hotel de playa, con una piscina que esta muy bien, agradable ambiente y un personal super. El buffet es muy bueno, con una variedad increible.
tiene unas vistas desde los jardines del hotel que son maravillosas y la playa a la que el hotel da es un encanto. Ademas olas de mar, el pueblo donde se encuantra tiene unos sitios para comer excelentes.
repetiria sin duda alguna
I went to the Riu Falesia Hotel on October 5th 2006 for 2 weeks.
Riu Falesia Komplex an der Algarve besteht im Augenblick aus 3 verschiedenen Anlagen, den 3 * Riu Falesia Apartment, dem 4 * RIU Falesia Hotel und dem 4 1/2 * RIU Falesia Palace. Ein Clubhotel ist im BAU, erzeugt aber kaum Lärm da die Arbeiten im Sommer ruhten.