Hotel Porto Bay Falesia, Olhos d Agua Portugal
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A pleasant and well spread out complex, in a tourist area monopolised by two Riu properties in close proximity.
The climb down a steep path and steps to the beach is only for the most agile of guests. The calm and relaxed surroundings, however, attract many families and couples who seek a well organised and relatively attractive off centre base overlooking the sea.
A straddling array of reasonably attractive and cheerful looking pink and beige-coloured buildings with small balconies and terraces, many of which overlook the sea.
A concealed reception building is located near the entrance gate. A recreation and spa complex is well equipped and occupies an area to one side of the complex.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 1998
A small lobby and reception area is somewhat nondescript but adequate. A large and attractively furnished restaurant is rather cluttered and has a massive buffet servery and additional seating on an external terrace.
A snack bar is a useful alternative dining option during the day and a lounge/bar, with green and blue seating, has a low ceiling and sturdy pillars.
The spacious gardens are a feature of the property and have many steps connecting the various areas. A lawn stretches out towards the cliff top.
The large pool has a wide surround, accommodating a good supply of sunloungers whilst a row of mature trees offer some natural shade to one side. A large indoor pool and well arranged spa is a popular venue, especially in the off season period.
Area Type: In a village like complex of four different properties, perched on the cliff tops on the border of the resort with the adjacent area of Falesia. There is a small but well stocked shop immediately adjacent which also serves those visiting from the neighbouring properties. The resort centre is 1km away for those needing larger shops, snack bars and an assortment of international restaurants. Bus stop 100m.
Nearest beach: 400m (Falesia)
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Freeform (28 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (6 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)