This hotel changed ownership in Winter 2007/8 from a German group to a Portugese - and it is now an entirely different proposition - FAR FAR BETTER.
The pools, restaraunts and bars were wonderful - the rooms clean and well equipped. The food was great - the service (other than Reception - more of that later) was efficient and friendly. A great beach (direct access, with 93 steps down though and hotel beds) and a lovely 40 minute beach ealk to Vilamoura. A good free shuttle bus service to Albufiera 4 times a day. A well run and friendly kids club (3 hours a day - free), with good evening entertainment (even a big purpose built theatre).
When we were there, about 50% of the guests were French and 25% British (and quite a few Portugese - which must be a good recommendation !).
Downsides - not many. Reception staff were a bit unwilling to volunteer information, but generally efficient and the restaraunts could get busy at peak times (1 and 8 'ish), but staff were very accommodating and polite.
We would heartly recommend this hotel - and would emphasise that pre-2008 reviews (not generally great) should not be taken as a fair reflection - this is now a GOOD HOTEL. We would certainly return.More
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