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Pinhal do Concelho Praia da Falesia, Albufeira 8200-593 Portugal
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 154 hotels in Albufeira
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Falesia Hotel is located close to Falesia Beach (800mts) and the town of Albufeira and in the center of the Algarve. Falesia Hotel in Acoteias surprise you with tranquil gardens and ample spaces, where one can soak the sun, tranquility, fresh air and smell of the beautifull umbrella shaped pine trees.For you well being and complete relaxation, there is a large outdoor pool as well as indoor one with Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath and Spa. Falesia Hotel is offering 169 rooms - all of the with the balcony and the views either of the pool, gardens, mountains - or even the driving range of the next door Golf Course. All the rooms also come with LCD satellite television, air condition (cold / hot) and very important free access to Wi-Fi connection. Our elegant "O Lago" restaurant is overlooking the Falesia Hotel beautiful gardens with some small fountains and where our delicious Buffett meals are served. "Show Bar" is the place to be in the evenings where the entertainment is provided for all those that are ready to party (occasional entertainment during the winter only). "Palm Bar" is serving those fantastic cocktails and the rest of the refreshing drinks during the high summer months.All the Golfers don't need to go far. There is a Golf Course next to Falesia Hotel and Vilamoura - with its best Golf Courses in Europe - is only up to 15 minutes drive from the Falesia Hotel.And if you want to have much bigger selection of shops, restaurants, bars, discos and any other entertainment, it is only between 5 and 8.5 Km to get to the capital of Portuguese tourism - Albufeira.If you are after complete relaxation you do not need to look any further. It is all waiting for you in the Falesia Hotel... "Simply relaxing... Holidays with no children"
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Pinhal do Concelho Praia da Falesia, Albufeira 8200-593 Portugal
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Rsfmd1 wrote a review 14 Sep
Rancho Santa Fe, California78 contributions83 helpful votes
Don't know where the 5 star reviews coming from. This is my only 1 star review for the hotel for my last 30 years of travel in Europe. Terrible front desk service. Poor tennis conditions and equipment. Cheap shampoo and scrubby towel.. Far away (30 min) from the center. Breakfast is mediocre. And 1 euro if you need a cheap mask from the front desk. AVOID....
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid. See my review.
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Dear customers, Sorry to read such an unpolite review with false claims and incorrect facts. We can assure you that our 4.5 balls rating is coming from the reviews of many our customers that enjoy and love our services. Market research is being done not only from ourselves but also from our valued partners and everybody is just full of praise. In fact – in the last TUI award ceremony, we were awarded as their best hotel in the whole Western Mediterranean for all European markets. It is unbelievable that you can claim “terrible front desk service” while it was your group that was behaving badly and treating staff poorly while they were nice and polite to you. Tennis courts are to be charged while the reception agreed to give it to you free of charge (as goodwill gesture) and this is your thank you for their help? We have not got professional tennis court and neither professional tennis equipment as we have not got professional tennis players to play on our court, however none of the customers that use the court, have ever complained about it. Location and description of the hotel is very clearly published on any promotional site of the hotel and if was read, there would be no unpleasant surprise upon the arrival (one would not be able to expect fully refurbished modern hotel). Hotel is not 30 minutes’ drive away (in reality - the most it can be – is 15 minutes’ drive) from the centre of Albufeira (clearly stated that it is 9 kms from the centre). Breakfast is fully cooked English breakfast and our customers love it. It might not be completely to the American taste, but we have not got many of you as our customers, but everybody has been happy with it – so far! Our guests are of all different nationalities, but have not met such arrogant and rude guests as yet. We treat everybody the same - with great respect and we are expecting the same from our customers, which was not in your case. And as far as the cost of the mask go - €1 is very cheap to buy it in the hotel. No comment! And just a thought at the end. We are proud at what we do and we are only happy when our guests are having great time with us. And this is the fact. It has been proved by all different market researches as well as all the awards received year after year from our partners and our joint customers. And this is what is boosting our moral and keeping us motivated to do even better every day! Your sincerely
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James D wrote a review 14 Sep
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, United Kingdom432 contributions109 helpful votes
This is our favourite hotel and another two week visit this September was as superb as ever. The hotel is excellent at Covid management and helped with the Antigen testing and printing out the paperwork to return to the UK (well worth having a hard copy as so much quicker at check-in than those forlornly trying to find it on their phone or laptop). The staff are quite simply outstanding and the peacefulness of relaxing in the gardens was idyllic. There was only us and another couple there for the entire fortnight. Perfect with sunshine or shade, whichever you wished and plenty of sunloungers. Food is excellent and we look forward to returning next year! Thank you all for another fabulous stay. You make us feel so welcome every time we visit.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Ramsfan33 wrote a review 2 Sep
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We made a MASSIVE mistake with our booking. We should have booked TWO weeks at the Falesia, not one. No excuse for our stupidity. We should know by now. We've been visiting the Falesia for years. Why? Gorgeous gardens, beautiful rooms, fantastic hotel manager in Carlos Franco and a brilliant comedy barman, Armen from Armenia. Who needs entertainment when he's around? If you want peace and tranquility with jaw-dropping beaches around 15 minutes away on foot, this is for you. The village of Olhos de Agua is in walking distance too. Lots of bars and restaurants there and also nearby. The huge amount of 5-star reviews speak volumes. It's a little piece of Heaven on Earth. We were tentative about booking. Like a lot of people we were concerned about the Covid testing hassles. But it's been SO worth it. We are glad we rose above off-putting travel rules to rediscover our mo-jo after 17 months without a holiday. Just need another week here - or three! Huge thanks to the Falesia team. We are delighted you have battled through the pandemic and continue to bring joy to thousands of return visitors, not to mention the many new guests who have been discovering the magic for the first time. In the words of Armen the Barman, we will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Flowerballet wrote a review 1 Sep
Worcestershire, United Kingdom9 contributions12 helpful votes
We have returned from the most relaxing 10 days at this hotel. The busy restaurant staff deserve a special mention as they work so hard to find you a table, lay it up; all with a smile and welcome, even when they are rushed. Food was excellent with so much choice. Really enjoyed all the freshly sliced fruits at breakfast and salads in the evening. Some hot vegetables were a little disappointing as some were overcooked and soggy. So many choices of interesting hot main meals to choose from every night. I am missing the food! Pool area and gardens were excellent with lots of sunbeds. Gardens are so pretty and beautifully maintained; the fish and fountains in the water features were an unexpected delight. We loved most of the entertainment in the evening and there was even a live group by the pool bar one afternoon, which gave a great atmosphere. Fresh fruit skewers were brought to guests around the poolside on occasions. Such a lovely touch. We were disappointed at being unable to catch the hotel bus to Albufeira and Vilamoura, when we asked on two occasions. Both times, we were told there were not enough people wanting to use it. We tried the local bus service, which was not good. Not many running per day and not to time. The best way to get around was by Uber. We would love to return and certainly didn't want to come home!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Niall W wrote a review Aug 2021
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We are very much looking forward to staying at this hotel. We have searched without success trying to find where we can locally get tested before we leave. Emailed the hotel but no reply so far…can anyone who has stayed there help relieve our anxiety by letting us know where, how easy to get to and costs please. Sadly we are only there for 4 days so want to ensure we get this planned and as stress-free as possible. Many thanks in advance
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carlos Franco, Diretor-Geral at Falésia Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guests, Thank you for your note. We are looking forward to your visit and hope you received our info which was replied within an hour of receiving your request. But here is the information that might be useful to some of our future guests that are wandering about the same thing. There are a lot of different places that do the tests (including a lot of pharmacies) and our reception will be pleased to help you and find the nearest and most convenient place to do the test. Price can differ and are on average between €20 (antigenic test ) to €70 (PCR test). I am sure you will find the services good and you can keep you mind in peace and start looking forward to your well-deserved holiday. Yours sincerely
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Frequently Asked Questions about Falésia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Falésia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cork World (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Falésia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Falésia Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Falésia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Falésia Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Falésia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste of Punjab, Restaurante Pizzaria Salt & Pepper, and Restaurante Adega TiCosta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Falésia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Falésia Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Falésia Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Falésia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Falésia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Falésia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jardim Dos Amuadas (14.2 km) and Convento de Santo Antonio (13.9 km).