Rated 4 out of 5 by sciavatt Wonderful setting
The property is unique, no other resort can matche the green and the variety of plants, flowers and the cliffs. Staff is very friendly and laid back. Sometime they do not spot you at the table but it is sufficient to draw their attention and they are very willing. Room is nothing to write home about. My toilet did not work very well (the system itself is not very efficient) but they came every day I needed. Personally I would change the music at breakfast with something a little more enthousiastic bieng a seaside resort. The weather is unbeatable, you just do not realize the temperature because it is always breezy and evenings always cools down.
August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aili Idyllic experience in Sheraton Algarve
We have just returned from a 5 day night stay at the Sheraton Algarve. We have been extremely impressed with the location, facilities, staff - in fact everything impressed us. It was a wonderful experience.
We have experienced 5 star hotels before and sometimes find them a little pretentious but not so with the Sheraton Alagarve as the staff are very warm and friendly and just want to do their best for you.
The location is spectacular and we would really recommend it to anybody who is looking for the perfect romantic break as it would be difficult to find anywhere better.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichielG Unique hotel on a unique location - highly recommended
Sheraton Algarve is a super hotel to visit.
The rooms are nicely furnished and have a nice view on the garden and the coast. There is a minibar, the use of bathrobes and a range of products is available in the bathroom.
There are a lot of different possibilities to have dinner: you have the Jardim Colonial, a buffet restaurant. The buffets are very nice but could use some more variation and are sometimes difficult with children. The Pescador is an à la carte restaurant, specialised in fish, which serves very nice dishes. If you like fish I would highly recommend it. You also have the Corda Café which is very nice but a little bit more a brasserie, but again also with very nice food. Further on you also have the Piri Piri and O'Gril also both very nice restaurants. There is a possibility to have dinner on the beach. This is really amasing; you have the nice view on the cliffs, the sun going down...
The gardens are very well maintained and even when the hotel is very busy you don not have the impression.
When you have an aperitif in the Mirador you completely get carried away with the stunning view!
There is also the Porto Pirata: 2 pirate ships and a fully equiped playground for children.
There are enough pools in the hotel.
A nice place to go after dinner would be an asset.
The staff is very dedicated, friendly and very helpfull!!
July 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by ciruelo Dinner Buffet and Wiffi
Hotel in general is very nice but there are two things that made my stay unpleasant.
First and more important is that dinner buffet in"Jardin Tropical" was the poorest one I have ever seen in a hotel of this category. Untasty food, only cold and stuffed. Nobody cooking for you in the buffet (grill). Very poor. Seemed like if it was on purpose to force people to go to other restaurants. I wouldn't come back because of that. Breakfast buffet was much better.
The other thing I disliked i the extra charge for Wiffi. Nowadays Wiffi is something necessary, not a luxe. I don´t pay to have air condition in my room and I should´'t pay for wiffi. Most hotels have already understand that. You shouldn't be the last one.
And to finish this I am still shocked you ask to write the review in english. I am spanish, Starwood is an international company and that demand is a little bit offending.
Still I say that the staff and the location of the Hotel is very nice. Thank you
August 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MCloud This hotel combines various great features
The Sheraton Algarve is located at a breathtaking beautiful spot in southern Portugal. You don’t need to leave the hotel as the hotel area offers various sites were you can spent your time. Relax within a pine forest, sun & bath at the sea and guarded from the spectacular cliffs in the background, golfing on a premium course, meeting in a wonderful atmosphere. My family, friends and I are keeping coming back since we´ve experienced the place several years ago. From business meetings to family vacation to weddings, the hotel offers a broad perspective amongst a scenic location. Visiting hundreds hotels around the world I cannot think about one combining similar comfort, service, atmosphere and value. Try it, and you´ll agree.
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by malvan3 Fantastic hotel
A tremendiously beautiful hotel with super friendly staff and lovely food. Would have loved to stay longer!
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DavidTravelman Professional Traveller says ' Superb Hotel '
Now retired, I was a travel agent for over fifty years.
your hotel is ' TOPS'. Most impressed with the courtesy and kindness of your staff. Always a smile
and nothing was too much trouble. Management do an outstanding job of staff selection and training. Golf course immaculate. Am stumped to find fault with anything......food,cleanliness etc; and the location,view and all facilities are great. We spent an enjoyable week with our married son,wife and grandchildren. WE SHALL BE BACK......thank you.
David G. and family.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vincos The Charm of a Pousada with the Comfort of a Deluxe Hotel
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Amidst a sea of cookie-cutter resorts and holiday villages, this property really stands out for its great respect and honor to Portuguese architectural and artistic traditions. I truly felt enveloped in the spirit of Portugal amid the white-washed buildings, delicate wooden jealousies, Arabesque fountains and Manueline “azuleijos.”
SPG RECOGNITION: Extraordinary. The head of guest services met me at the car, addressed me by name and personally handled my check-in. The upgrade was to a duplex suite with two balconies and a full-frontal view of the cliffs and seafront. Like many Luxury Collection properties, this one offers breakfast to all guests and here it is a full buffet in the Jardim Colonial. The in-room amenities included my preferred sparkling mineral water, a bottle of prosecco and an enormous tropical fruit arrangement including a whole pineapple!
THE ROOM: Enormous and luxurious. Extremely fine bath amenities and linens. Although beautiful, the soft furnishings are beginning to show their age and a spruce-up will soon be in order. The Baroque tile headboard was a true (signed) work of art.
LOCATION: This is a self-contained destination resort with residences, time-shares and hotel. Faro airport is a short distance away.
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS: The extreme natural beauty of the setting - atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Atlantic is other-worldly.
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: Although minor, the long wait to be seated for breakfast and the limited buffet selections in the main dining room smacked a bit of “package hotel.”
April 1, 2013