The family friendly hotel offers a wide range of amenities for holidays. It comprises a total of 61 tourist apartments, and facilities on offer include a lobby area with a 24 hours reception, two lifts, a snack bar, and a small supermarket (April - October). The complex also features four renowned restaurants, including the Caniço (April - October) directly beside the sea, built into the rocks and accessible via lift, and the first - class Búzio (April-October) restaurant, which offers breathtaking views over Lagos Bay. Also on offer is a TV lounge, an Internet connection (charges apply), a laundry service (charges apply), bike hire and parking for those arriving by car.
The apartments occupy an idyllic location directly beside the sea and near magnificent beaches, and integrated within the Prainha Tourist Village. The sandy beach is about 300 m away and can be reached via a lift. Guests will reach Alvor centre in about 20 minutes on foot. Faro airport is approximately 65 km away, Portimão is 4 km from the hotel, and it is 2.5 km to Alvor.
The hotel offers two types of apartment. The studios (maximum capacity two persons) come with a bedroom/living room, a bathroom, and a kitchen. The T1 apartments (maximum capacity three persons) offer a bedroom, a lounge, a kitchenette, and a bathroom. All kitchens and kitchenettes feature a fridge, 2 electric rings, a microwave oven, and crockery. Further facilities provided in all accommodation as standard include individually adjustable air conditioning, a safe, and pool views. All face south and have either a terrace or balcony. Furthermore, each apartment is fitted with cable TV, LCD, a radio and a shower.
The complex features two saltwater swimming pools, one by the main building (with a separate children's area) and the other in a wonderful spot on the cliff top. Sun loungers and parasols are laid out ready for guests. The hotel also has a Jacuzzi, three tennis courts, a basketball court, and a health centre (Thalgo-Prainha), where massage services and a range of body and facial treatments are offered, in addition to a sauna, a Turkish steam bath, a Scottish shower, hydro massage, an indoor pool, and a gym (charges apply in all cases except the pool and the Jacuzzi). Guests may also try aerobics, and the nearest golf course is located a 5-minute drive away.
The hotel offers guests a breakfast buffet in addition to restaurants serving cuisine ranging from Italian, Mediterranean, and international to regional cooking. Lunch and dinner can be chosen from an à la carte menu. The Algarve is a paradise for lovers of fish and seafood.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA cards are all accepted in the hotel.
Guests may fly in to Faro airport or make use of the Portuguese train network, which offers a range of possiblities including express and regional trains. Those arriving by bus or car should follow the A22 motorway (Via do Infante de Sagres) in the direction of Portimão. Leave at this exit always following the road straight ahead until you reach the coast. At the roundabout with a large fountain on it, turn right in the direction of Alvor, for about 2 km and will see the hotel on your left side.
Check-in: from 4.00 pm. Check-out: by 10.00 am. Restaurant Caniço, restaurant Búzio, the Italian restaurant Miss Pasta, the poolside snack-bar, the supermarket, and lift to the beach are all closed during low season. A coffee machine and hairdryers are not available in the apartments. The safe and tennis courts are paid for directly at reception. Pets are not permitted.
Satellite cable TV