This used to be a lovely mid-sized hotel, with 5 tennis courts, a busy 9-hole golf course and a small beach.
It is now a mega resort, with about seven times as many rooms (many in apartments) - it still has 5 tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course which is very busy, and a beach that is now smaller, due to erosion. The resort always feels crowded.
The hotel breakfast is excellent - and while the staff is helpful, there are just too few of them. There is always a queue at reception. Worst aspect is the restaurants. All are expensive, without matching the standards of the nearby Conrad Algarve or Villa Vita Park. You can buy dinner in advance for 37.50 Euro - but outside July and August this gets you either one buffet or a credit of 30 Euro in an a la carte restaurant. (I know, paying 37.50 in advance for a credit of 30 doesn't make sense to me).
Would not return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, formerly known as Sheraton Algarve, offers recently renovated rooms, enhanced and extended dining options, and a brand new, 1000m2 Serenity Spa, The Art of Well Being. Pine Cliffs Hotel has a stunning cliff-top location above Portugal's longest beach, Praia da Falésia. All of the beautifully decorated rooms and suites at Pine Cliffs Hotel include in-room entertainment systems with LCD TVs. All rooms also include furnished balconies with garden or sea views. The resort features 5 tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, a beach club and a mini golf. For children and teenagers, the Junior Club provides a variety of activities such as mini-golf and football. The property is a 1-hour drive from Faro International Airport. Free on-site car parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Albufeira
- Sheraton Algarve
- Albufeira Sheraton
- Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal