- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
What a lovely resort stay at Portimao
We needed somewhere on our drive that gave us easy access for a long drive the following day, and this popped up in my search. What a lovely resort it was to stay in, especially in the winter months when it is nearly empty. Everything was easy. We've been staying in the middle of cities, so it was a nice change to not be hunting for a carpark, and wandering through lots of people. Lovely room overlooking the marina, in the main building. Down the hall to the restaurant for dinner, while our rental car sat safely in the basement carpark. We did the 4 course set menu for dinner and it was spectacularly good. Really enjoyed the food and the service in a restaurant with around 8-10 tables of guests. While it is winter in the Algarve, it is certainly nicer weather there, than the home-bases of some of the other guests who were escaping winters in England, Germany and France. Great breakfast next morning, and off we went. I'm sure it gets busy and crowded in summer, but for an off-season stay, it was fantastic. Unlike a lot of resorts it still was looking great, rather than having been "winterised".