A palm tree-lined drive way leads up to the glass doors of this terracotta and white hotel, where guests find a large atrium with a bed of tropical plants at its center and green plants spilling over balconies on each floor, complementing the mosaic floor, tiled and marble surfaces and large bright modern paintings. The sofas here, or beside the water feature on the floor below, provide a tranquil resting or meeting place for both leisure and corporate guests.
Amenity highlights: As well as conference and banqueting rooms for meetings and special events, the hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools, a Wellness Spa with massage and reflexology therapy, plus tennis courts, beach access, restaurant and bars.
Insider tip: The hotel recently hired a Spanish design company, who took color pigments from the cliffs and beaches to redesign the property with matching and complementing organic color and lighting schemes. There are sensors in the hotel corridors that adjust the lighting according to the weather and light conditions outside, so guests do not unnecessarily strain their eyes when stepping from the bright sun to the contrasting dark indoors.
Praia da Falesia s/n
Albufeira, Algarve 08200
Nearest major airport:
Faro, Portugal (FAO-Faro)
Theme park(s) nearby
Convention center nearby
Full-service health spa nearby
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
Nearest beach – on site
Nearest golf course – on site
Vilamoura – 4.5 kilometers (2.75 miles)
Zoomarine – 5 kilometers (3 miles)
Krazy World (theme park) – 5 kilometers (3 miles)
Albufeira – 5.5 kilometers (3.5 miles)
Paderne – 9 kilometers (6 miles)
Estadio Faro Loule (football stadium) – 25 kilometers (15.5 miles)
Faro – 25 kilometers (15.5 miles)
Rio Formosa (wetlands) – 25 kilometers (15.5 miles)
Silves – 30 kilometers (19 miles)
Portimao – 43 kilometers (27 miles)
Monchique – 39 kilometers (24.5 miles)
Lagos – 39 kilometers (24.5 miles)
Tavira – 39 kilometers (24.5 miles)
Castro Marim – 78 kilometers (49 miles)
Vila Real de Santo Antonio – 78 kilometers (49 miles)
Sagres – 78 kilometers (49 miles)
Faro International Airport (FAO): Approximate driving time is 35 minutes and distance is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles).
Taxis can be caught from outside the terminal building. Buses can also be caught outside the terminal building. AEROBUS provides a shuttle service between the airport and city centre daily (except Tuesday) in high season.
Local buses connect the hotel with many of the main towns in the Algarve. The closes train stations are at Faro, Loule and Albufeira, from where trains run to other parts of the Algarve and Lisbon.
The hotel has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The outdoor bean-shaped swimming pool is located beside the Caribbean Bar and landscaped gardens with sunbeds, tables and chairs. The indoor 12-meter swimming pool has mosaic columns and walls in greens and blues, a tiled wave design along one wall, with decking and lounge beds beside a spa tub. There is also a Turkish bath and two treatment rooms for massages. By the swimming pool entrance is the Wellness Center where guests can have special massage and reflexology treatments to make them feel healthier, more relaxed, and positive.