Rated 5 out of 5 by James558 Fantastic Staff & Facilities
The facilities as always were superb. This resort is made more special by the excellence of the staff. Paoulo & Thiago in the Bar , plus Olivera , Carlos , Vasco , Nuno in the O grill ( and manager Pedro ) run the most family friendly part of the resort with the result that we ate & drank there alomost every night over the two weeks of our stay.
Moina Bernardo taught our four sons to play golf and made the experience a joy for them and even managed to make some improvements to my limited game.
A superb holiday and experience - Thanks especially to the great staff in Pine Cliffs - we can`t wait to get back..
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dantheman14 2nd visit this time with 3 kids, still one of the best
Excellent and probably an 8 out 10 for a holiday. all things were pretty good. Food, buffets , staff, cleanliness overall fine. the resort was busy with 1700 guest in Sheraton and the resort overall so managing all this will be a challenge and they did well. I would say that evening entertainment on maybe 3-4 nights a week in unused spaces or an outdoor stage in high season would be good. offer drinks to the grown ups and a clown or a quality kids entertainer. after 5pm and kids club closing you have to care for your kids all night!
Another probably more severe downside is the cost in August. Whilst we had a great deal on the accommodation even though top high season the extras hit you hard. The resort shop needs reviewing, badly. They charge close 1€ per 1x kids nappy and 5€ for a pack of wipes! Outrageuous in a fam hotel. otherwise highly recommended.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zanussi Wonderful surroundings and staff
We have now stayed at the Pinecliffs Residence apartments for 3 consecutive years. After the first experience the grandchildren do not wish to stay anywhere else. All the staff without exception are very attentive and helpful.The accommodation is top quality.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by John100 Hotel has great location and many facilities
My wife and I needed a break in the sun and selected Pine Cliffs residence.
We did not expect to find hundreds of Pre-school aged children whose behaviour often in restaurants, late in the evening, spoilt our enjoyment of the excellent food. Many of the parents aged 30/40+ just allowed the youngsters to run wild with little regard for other diners.
This is an excellent Hotel/ Resort with an abundance of pools and great facllities for everyone, but by 10pm these little children should have been tucked up in bed.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RCeeVee Has it all
We had a dream stay that we put together on short notice. It is in a superb central location easy to access from Lisbon or Faro. We always like to try new places to play golf and we were very pleased. The golf course on site was beautiful and challenging and the staff helped us arrange a variety of fine other places to play. The pool at teh clubhouse was very peaceful. The sand cliff beach is spectacular, the staff was friendly and efficient. We'll go back again!
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joepie Excellent
Had our 5th family stay in October 2012: quality only seems to increase (especially ther service lvel of the staff: really do every effort dto make you feel welcome and special. Can strongly recommend this for a family holiday.
March 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBill An All-Around Treat
We decided on relatively short notice to visit the Algarve based upon recommendations of our friends in Scotland. Not too many people from the USA go to the south of Portugal as a destination, but we are golfers and Palm Springs, Scottsdale and South Florida lose their charm over time, so we chose Albuferia and Pine Cliffs Residence specifically to go and play some golf and get some R&R. The facilities were absolutely first rate top-to bottom and there are over 30 golf courses very nearby. We enjoyed the proximity and detachment from the main hotel and opted for a residence with no regrets whatsoever. All the amenities of a hotel (Room Service, daily Maid Service and use of Hotel facilities) made our stay nearly perfect. Apparently it was more rainy than usual for March, yet it hardly made any impact on our stay. It never stopped us from playing golf and specifically the 9-hole course on site was just wonderful. We were easily able to set up golf elsewhere and played excellent courses including the nearby sister SPG property La Meridien Penina Course. The beach access, scenery and especially the staff attentativeness with fine service without smothering (as we sometimes experience in the US) was delightful. Slightly out of season all restaurants and bars were not open, but we even experienced a very special guest chef dinner & wine pairing for a very nice price the Saturday night of our stay. We indeed intend to return to this property. Our near-total lack of skills in the Portugese language was in any way a deficit or detraction to our stay. Highly recommended.
March 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FMMBraz The best garden & beach in Algarve
Nice to golf, relax and go to the beach
April 25, 2014