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Pine Cliffs Hotel, Albufeira, Portugal
The rambling, vast Pine Cliffs Resort in the Algarve has plenty on offer for its guests. First and foremost, it's perched on astonishing red rock cliffs that fringe the public beach. This beach is just below the resort and a lift takes you directly there, plus, lots of rooms have views out to the Atlantic Ocean. The resort not only has the hotel but also villas and town homes which are privately owned. There is a golf course, tennis courts, spa, and a range of restaurants for every culinary taste imaginable. The service is impeccable with friendly helpful staff. Décor is all about subdued pale colours with a few blue tile references thrown in for good measure. Nothing is overblown.
An off-piste jeep safari adventure into the countryside is amazing, particularly in spring, when the almond trees are out in bloom.
Coastal hotel perched on the cliffs with a lift down to the beach below.
By plane: flights to Faro take around 3 hours from London and Manchester and 2 hours 30 mins from Bristol. The drive to the hotel takes 30 mins. Free parking on-site. skyscanner.com
Style & Character
This hotel is ideal for active, outdoor couples and for families. There is a whole range of activities including golf, tennis, and swimming. It's also very quiet. The view out to the sea, framed by pine trees and bathed in sunshine, is incredibly relaxing.
Service & Facilities
We love that the staff here want you to have a truly Portuguese experience, offering espresso coffees and lovely sweets like pastel de nata.
- Swimming pool
- Beachfront location
- Golf course
- Tennis court
- Fitness centre
- Wellness suite
- Beauty treatments
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
With the rain shower feature in the separate shower room and large bathtub, the bathrooms are well laid out. Without a doubt, the balconies are the best feature though, with comfy loungers, privacy and views out to the ocean. Bliss.
Deluxe Room, Grand Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, Duplex Suite, Neptune Suite
Facilities include: ensuite shower or bath, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
For fine dining, O Pescador is the place, with fresh seafood which the customer selects from a display and is then cooked to order. The grilled sea bass at the Clubhouse Restaurant overlooking the golf course is delicious too. Perfectly accompanied by freshly baked Pastel de Nata.
O Pescador: seafood. Open daily 6.30-10.30pm.
Clubhouse Restaurant: sandwiches, pasta, meat and fish mains. Open daily 9am-5pm. Mains from €15.