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Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel
Ranked #9 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 April 2012

2nd visit to dos pedra in February and again very satisfied with the hotel and the staff I had a room with a lovely view this time and appreciated it very much. The head waiter in the dining room we excellant I will be back

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking pool side and high room if your budget stretches
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

My wife and I came back after a weeks holiday at Dos Bicos on the 26th March 12.
The hotel is very modern and attractive situated close to a sandy cove.
The reception staff were very attentive and helpful, however the hotel was badly let down in its dining area which was very small and as it was a buffet very poor selection of food was offered in the evening, and this was of poor quality, breakfast was fine.
There were a lot of serving staff who did not seem to have any specific responsibility for the tables or checking on the food levels, which often meant the buffet could be out of food especially sweets very early. Ordering wine at the table was a lottery.
We had friends staying directly above us in rooms which were classified as deluxe on visiting their room we commented how much better their lighting was and realised that our wall lights were not working, on reporting to reception we were informed that the deluxe room lights were not connected to create an ambience!!!! on insistence from us it was eventually sorted so we could read in bed.
The rooms and position may warrant a 4star rating but food and dining experience no more than 1star.

Room Tip: deluxe overlooks pool with sea views from higher floors
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Just returned after a 5 night stay at The Aqua Pedro dos Bicos. This is a very chic, modern hotel. The rooms are clean and adequate although would have liked a kettle in the room and the beds are very firm. Another small criticism is that the plug socket is too far away from the mirror so it was impossible to use the hair straighteners! The staff are very friendly as are the majority of the Portuguese people. The drinks in the hotel are also very reasonably priced. The breakfast is adequate but quite repetitive but the local restaurants are great. Would definitely recommend a visit to The old town of Albufeira, only 5 euros in a taxi, and the Strip is good particularly Wild & Co, possibly a bit young and rowdy for us further down the Strip but the restaurants in the Old Town are great.
Pool area is very clean and the sunbeds are comfortable but the pool was absolutely freezing! All in all we had a lovely time and would return.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We had a deluxe double room with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms were modern and the view of the sea were very nice. We had a balcony. Breakfast buffet had a good selection. The hotel is new and modern. We ate buffet in the hotel restaurant one evening, but we were obviously a little too late because the sample was poorer. If you are having dinner buffet in the restaurant, you should be there at 7pm. Near the hotel is the strip, which is very noisy "Ibitza style". We chose to go into the old town and eat.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank hhCamilla
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

The hotel is nice, but a bit too much noise from the breakfast room. We did not hear the noise in the room, but when we left our room it was too loud. Room was ok. For us Albufeira is too tourstic.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We have spent 3 weeks during March at this hotel, half board...off season rates.....lots of value for our money., but I must share a few remarks nevertheless. The building itself is recent and impeccable throughout The staff is professional and delightful. Our room was rather comfortable. However, we had to leave our patio door open on a regular basis in order to get rid of a persistant odour that seemed to come from the ventilation system. The internet and wifi system was unreliable, coming on and off constantly.
The breakfast was good by European standards. We found the evening meal not of 4 star quality since it was basic, repetitive and not always tasty. The house wine wasn't very good and was costly for Portugal. I would recommend this hotel only for bed and breakfast. It is better to eat out in the evenings at the various restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Because of its design, sound travels all the way up to the top floor. This can be difficult for some...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Best hotel in Albufeira.

This hotel is the definition of style meets class meets modern.

Rooms are beautiful, surroundings are wonderful and it is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the beach.

The BREAKFAST is probably the best you will ever experience. The salmon and sparkling wine, freshly made pancakes and free range eggs with sweet canadian bacon...Mmmm

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel

Address: Urbanizacao Quinta Pedra dos Bicos, Lote 24 | Santa Eulália, Albufeira 8200-381, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Pedra dos Bicos)
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#7 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: $71 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aqua Pedra dos Bicos is an island of serenity in Santa Eulalia, near the busy Albufeira and at 500 meters from the famous "Strip", one of the main nightlife atractions. The direct access from the Hotel to the Bicos Beach - 400 meters away - and the inspiring view over the Atlantic Ocean complete this unique Hotel in the heart of the Algarve. This 4-Star Hotel, from Details Hotels & Resorts, features a daring and modern architecture, offering a memorable and relaxing experience. ... more   less 
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Pedra Dos Bicos Albufeira
Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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