The Garden,bathrooms very clean, nice linnens, entertainment, breakfast.
The standard of housekeeping was very poor. Room not made up some days until late evening despite several calls to reception. Only on last day was this satisfactory.
Great setting; fantastic golf; hotel with a lot of charm and personality; casual but professional lunch at the Cotton Club and a marvellous wine tasting dinner at the Grill restaurant on Nov 12! A fantastic experience. Need to rent a car if you want to escape
Five star atmosphere, lovely food. Good shuttle bus to the beach
staff helpful and friendly / hotel grounds were superb / drinks were extremely expensive
Superb surrondings, very charming hotel with tasteful decoration. Huge swimming pool. Very efficient service. And a super plus, fresh toals and private chaise-longs on the nearst beach. We just loved our stay. No free Wi-Fi; but that forced us to disconnect more :-)
Swiming pool and garden. If you are not a golf player, this is not a hotel to stay in. It is far from anywhere I.E. Alvor and Lagos. Rooms are average for 5 star hotels. No beach nearby. Their private beach is not good for swimming: too cold.
Wen I arrive, the room that was reserved to me was very poor ( a two stars hotel dont have a room like that ). I made a complain and they change the room. But I think a 5 Stars Hotel can put a guess in a room like that, and if we go to a Hotel like this one, we never think that we must have to discuss the quality of a room
I have been visiting Penina for over 30 years now - it is truly a special place. The setting is spectacular, with immaculate golf courses, and beautiful garden areas. Facilites are superb and the staff are charming. With fewer than 200 rooms, the hotel never feels crowded. Highly recommended.
The swimming pool area is great! The staff at reception was not nice. And the rooms need to be renewed.
The beds were incredibly comfortable! We had booked a wine/pairing dinner hence decided to stay overnight. It was a nice event but we were both ill that night and the next day. At first we thought we'd had too much wine (a few glasses but I don't think more than anyone else at dinner). We mentioned at checkout feeling a bit rough but we still had mild food poisoning type symptoms the rest of the day and realised it was in fact 'in the stomach' and not a hangover! It was difficult to know what to do but we thought the chef ought to know in case it was bad seafood ? so we reported it to the hotel front desk later on 13th but she wasn't very helpful. It's not a complaint as we didn't ask her to do anything only to tell the chef and to be aware others might report symptoms.
Hotell med klass. Man märkte verkligen att man bodde 5 stjärnigt.
Pool området var helt underbart. Frukosten samt personalen vid frukosten var underbara. Vi åt även en medelhavs buffe en kväll och den var jätte bra. Dock var det enda gången vi åt middag på hotellet. Receptions personal var fruktansvärd, de var otrevliga. Rummen höll absolut inte 5 stjärnig klass. Servicen var absolut inte 5 stjärning. För mig var det endast pool området som gjorde att man kan klassa detta som ett 5 stjärnigt hotell.
Perfekt läge för den som tycker om bad på fantastisk strand som även lämpar sig för familjer med små barn. Den portugisiska befolkningen dominerar vilket gör det hela trevligare.
Frukosten vid flod/havs kanten var helt underbar! Lungt (vilket kanske berodde på årstiden).Fria datorer för internet. Städningen kring poolen var inte så bra
Trevligt och professionellt bemötande. Fantastiskt läge med utsikt över fin marina och med Atlanten i fonden. Sängkuddarna kunde ha varit större och mjukare.
Läget är bara bäst! Trots disko och barer utanför. är det i det närmaste ljudlöst på rummet. Att dom inte lagade telefonen trots 11 dagars påminnelser, hade nämligen kompisar på en annan våning.
Bra läge bra mellanklass bra frukost rena rum och badrum fin utsikt internet Inget
Serviceinriktad personal, särskilt i receptionen. Hjälp med bokning aktiviteter, transporter. Centralt läge, nära allt. God ljudisolering.
Läget kan inte bli bättre, trots diskoteket mitt emot och balkong mot det, så hördes knappt något ljud alls. Något trånga rum och badrum.
mycket bra för lite pengar
Riktigt fint hotell som jag skulle kategorisera som lyxhotell. Hotellets läge är perfekt nära stranden på strandgatan med alla mysiga restauranger! Vi firade vår bröllopsresa vid detta hotell och hotellet var verkligen en positiv överraskning! Vi hade en sea view suite på sjätte våningen, och trots att jag reser mycket från jobbet har jag/vi aldrig haft så fin och skön utsikt! Billig parkering i parkeringsutrymmet under hotellet är ett plus om man har hyrbil. Rekommenderar varmt detta hotell till alla! Frukosten var helt OK, men kändes efter några dagar som väldigt enformig. Så efter en vecka blev urvalet ganska trist. Därtill saknades grönsaker vid frukostbordet. Mer variation och grönsaker så skulle det ha varit riktigt toppen. Pool-området är aningen litet, även om vi aldrig utnyttjade det, då stranden är riktigt intill!
Frächt, nybyggt hotell. Nära havet. Ligger perfekt i slutet på shopping/restaurang- gatan. Trevlig hotell- frukost. Vår dotters säng hade ingen bäddmadrass !!?? Vi lade dit en filt som vi vek ett antal gånger (den var stor) så det fixade sig hjälpligt.
Well situated between Town & beach. Fairly quiet location. Good sized apartment.
The free car park. The hotel building in very old and badly taken care of. The staff is unefficient by European standards and like pretty much everything in Portugal it is rather slow.
The hotel provides the space for a pleasant time in Portimão. The room was perfectly clean and it was rather spacious. The location is not perfect and requires to use the hotel courtesy bus to go to the beach or to the town centre, unless you have your own transport.
The gentleman who checked us in was very helpful. The lobby of building I was dirty and smelled, especially in the morning with the large collection of garbage bags outside the elevator. Not a nice sight. The room was/is very plain, and "bare bones". The kitchen equipment was rag-tag, and could have included a small amount of dish soap and a small sponge (even for €0.50).
very spacious, plus kitchenware and micro and nice big balcony :) fridge
The staff could not have been more welcoming or friendly given that we arrived at 2330. Rooms are on the small size but clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The addition of the bar on the 7th floor is a wonderful addition to the hotel since our last stay in 2006 as the views are stunning. We only stayed one night as we were moving into our Villa the following day. Sadly there is still a smell of drains in the corridors despite the expensive make-over
Good location, nice room, beautiful view from the restaurant and bar, great sauna and turkish bath, good value for money.
The Hotel Globo was exactly what we were looking for! It is in the middle of the town & no distance to pedestrian area & harbour. In our two rooms (501 & 502 both with baths)we had views over river & lovely bridges. We requested 5th floor to get maximum good views. We changed from the Larger rooms originally given to us which had views over the town - we preferred the smaller rooms with a better view over river. 502 was a better room than 501 as the window could remain open all night. 501 had draft over the bed from window. 'Super-cotton'sheets were gorgeous!! Bathrooms are about to be modernised. The baths were a good size, lots of hot water, towels always fresh. Beds very comfortable. Cupboard & drawers were good. The view was lovely from the window and we always had the window open all night. Modernisation could make this a Four-Star Hotel. Convenient Hotel Lift. These comments are before major renovation takes place. Rooms were very dark therefore poor make-up lighting. Bathroom in need of updating. Bath good, shower just ok. We had no hair-dryer, shampoo, bath-gel or ladies bath hat. Only soap provided. We would recommend much better lighting & mirrors.
Clean and comfortable room with ensuite facilities. Staff were friendly and helpful. A good comprehensive buffet breakfast was included, and no problems for coeliacs.Altogether, a good central location,making for an enjoyable stay.
I liked the friendly staff. It is located in the area very close to the bus terminal and 10 minutes walk from the train station. I liked the breakfasts for the big variety of food. I didn`t find any towel hooks in the bathroom :) so it was a little bit uncomfortable to put each towel somewhere.
The hotel was just what we wanted. Modern,clean and central - we explored most of the Algarve from the hotel. Being British we would have liked tea making facilities in our room.
cleanliness lack of parking
Staff very friendly and hotel has been refurbished to a very high standard
It's 7 stories high and bright green on top so you can find it from anywhere when it is dark. Good eating nearby, in particular the Unicorn
The helpfulness of the staff, everone was very friendly and wanted to help you without being pushy.
very clean- friendly staff -good location for beech-shopping - proximity to all facilities twenty four hour reception. the exterior could do with a touch up
nice and quite
space. view. for the value payed, nothing in particular.
It was an excellent,basic apartment, very clean with everything you needed in it.The position was good for the resort and it was quiet at night. Hair dryer would be handy
liked the closeness to beach would have liked a full sea view. intend going back in may and september
Quality Vs Price Air conditioning doesn't exist.
Everything! For us no problem, but I think that the room cleaning could be better
Nära till utmärkta stränder och resturanger. Fina promenad stråk. Perfekt för avkoppling. Svenska charter kanske?
Fint stort poolområde och nära till strand, butiker och rest. Bra med nära parkering. Rummet rymligt och bra balkong. Mager/snål frukost! 2010 ska hotellet kunna fixa att internetanslutningen i lobbyn funkar! Lite läbbigt med heltäckande matta i sovrummet. Brummande kylskåp.
This hotel is owned by a family who also live in the hotel. They are always available to help and offer any services that they can. They first helped us find a place to eat when we arrived late. Then they borrowed us free beach towels ( and offered free umbrellas, chairs, and beach paddles), allowed us to use their printer, and were overall excellent hosts. Breakfast was nice bread, meat, and cheese and was very good (best free breakfast we have received while in Europe). The room was very clean and nice enough condition. I absolutely would stay again.
Great location, half a block from the beach, restaurants and grocery store. We were first given a room on the 3rd floor but asked for a higher floor and ended up with a 24th floor ocean view......fantastic view. Directions could have been better and beds were very hard.
The location is excellent, very close to the beach. Unfortunately, we stayed on the 4th floor, and the view wasn't spectacular. The apartment was clean and was big enough, only that didn't have any pot or pan, so basicly either you buy them or you don't cook, also the beds were quite uncomfortable. The pool is nice facility. In any case, I think it is quite expensive to pay 100€ so not good value for money, besides I had to pay all my stay at arrival, even before seeing the appartment first.
very close to the main strip a little dated
It was our 1st time in this hotel and we were given the room asked during the booking. The room had a stunning view of the beach and the hotel is very close to it. The apartment itself is well equipped and that's very good for people (like us) that want to cook something nice themselves, instead of going out for lunch / dinners all the time. Overall the experience was good and we would return again for sure, if staying around this area. A couple of things in the snag list. :) There wasn't washing liquid in the kitchen. This is not very nice for people staying just for a few days, as if we go in the supermarket, such liquid comes in in big bottles only and it doesn't make sense to buy it. I think this is in the interest of the hotel as well. We wanted to keep things tidy (mainly when leaving), but there's no way to wash pans, cutlery, etc... without a small sponge and some soap. Another issue was the bed, as it was pretty noisy, but it wasn't uncomfortable.
The sea view. The beds were more suitable for children. A full size single would be a bit more comfortable,especially if staying 1 or 2 weeks.
location excellent staff very friendly accomadation very clean close to beach highly reccommended very noisy fridge in our room 2607 kept me awake most nights it was reported clean towels should be available every day
we were central to everything and it was so quiet
Fantastic location and cleanliness of the building and our room which was sea view on the 23rd floor with balcony. There was no phone in the room. had to go all the way down to the reception from 23rd floor to answer phone late night.
The apartment's location was great, clean and up to date. Easy to find, very close to the beach a local shops. In suite laundry and kitchen were great for the few days we were there. Great value. Suite was easily big enough for 4 people. The hot water tank was quite small, and we could barely get two reasonable showers on a single tank. Not a big deal, but the pool was not yet cleaned for the season.
location they offer appartment for 3 people but beds were awfull
The ratio price/quality is very good, the flat was Ok, it met what I was expecting to find. The schedule of the bar near the reception as it is closed for lunch and dinner time.
Simple, functional, clean room, great Price/Quality relation..It has everything you need - Recommended. However in the description it says that is near the beach it is not viable. Bicycle/Car/Bus is a must to go to the beach (1.5km)
small logo, it is difficult to find
place was very clean and very secure and safe. it was quiet, never over crowded at the pool the staff didnt speak any english which made checking in and paying alot more difficult than it should of been! on booking.com they said they were 10 to 15 minutes away from the beach, that wasnt true it was more like 20 to 25 minute walk, that was us a young couple walking let alone a family or eldery people
Comfortable, clean, well equiped. Good Price/Quality relation Beach by foot is not an option
Läge ,vänligpersonal poolresturangen något dyr,kvinnlig hovmästare något nonchalant
Strålande läge nära havet med fin strand. Fin inomhuspool med 31 grader i vattnet. Mycket bra o god frukostbuffe. Onödigt dyr roomservice. Myror på rummet och heltäckningsmattor som på många ställen blir ofräscht. Svårt att hitta till hotellet !
Good spaciuos appartment near the most fantastic beaches The cleaning of the room was not acceptable
Evrything! The tranquility, the rooms, etc
Friendly, helpful staff spacious accommodation Lack of kitchen equipment equipment no cleaning equipment (cloths, surface cleaner etc), and cleaner didn't wipe down. Dishwasher didn't work
The staff were friendly and very helpful. it didnt have a kettle for tea.
The Apartment was very big and extremely comfortable to live in for our stay. The cleaning staff and receptionist were very friendly and efficient.
Stora och rymliga lägenheter och god service. Bra med badbuss som är gratis!! Läget är inget vidarer dt är långt till både strand och stan
Rymlig bra lägenhet.Bra städning.Trevlig personal. Stenhårda sängar.Mycket störande ljud från andra hotellgäster vilket gjorde det omöjligt att sova.Störande ljud från trafiken i området.
Vänlig personal i receptionen, bra service. Dålig städning av rummet
It was freezing at the apartment. I was sleeping in the hat. We had to leave as the situation hasn't changed overnight. Beaware during offseason.
We had a large, comfortable apartment with kitchen facilities. It is very close to the beach and buses for the area are right across the street. While it is close to many resaurants and other facilities, it is far enough away from most of the late night discos to keep the noise down. Staff were generally helpful and friendly. Very good value for the money.
location! there wasn't air conditioned!!