Pine Cliffs A Luxury Collection Resort Albufeira – Hotel Review

Table of Contents

1. Stay in an oasis in Albufeira!

2. The Resort

3. The apartment

4. The breakfast

5. The amenities

6. The spa

7. The children’s playground

8. The beach

9. The restaurants and bar

10. What I loved about Pine Cliffs Resort

11. Key Information & Bookings

12. Follow on Instagram!

Stay in an oasis in Albufeira!

Last August I visited Pine Cliffs Resort for a few days. This was my second time staying at this resort and it was even better than the first one!

Located in Albufeira right at the top of the Praia da Falesia Beach cliffs and with stunning ocean views, this is one of my favourite places to stay in the Algarve.

This luxurious resort that feels like a secluded haven has everything you need for some unforgettable holidays. Let me give you my honest review of our family stay:

The Resort

The resort accommodates a number of high-end properties including, Pine Cliffs Hotel, Pine Cliffs Residence and Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites – each a member of The Luxury Collection, they seek to define the destination in their own unique way.

Guests benefit from an extensive, integrated range of lifestyle activities, restaurants and bars, providing a collection of memorable moments for all ages.

The Apartment

I stayed in a two bedroom apartment part of the Pine Cliffs Residence. It was located on the second floor, with a stunning view over the gardens.

Very spacious and luxurious, the apartment features two bedrooms with a king size bed in one and two single beds in the other one. Each with their own private bathrooms.

There is a dining room as well as a sitting area with a sofa and coffee table. You can enjoy the satellite TV and free wifi.

The apartment also features a fully equipped kitchen and a nice balcony with table and chairs as well as a lounge area, perfect to relax after a full day at the beach or swimming pool.

The elegance of the apartment amazed me at first sight! The beds were very comfortable and the sofa perfect to relax.

The breakfast

I highly enjoyed the breakfast at Pine Cliffs Resort!

We went to have breakfast in their outside gardens and I can tell you that many sweet and savoury options are available in the buffet. You can truly make a feast out of it!

On the sweet side there was a large selection of fruits, already cut or not, a variety of pastries including some Portuguese delicacies such as pastel de nata, homemade cakes and breads and yogurts with many flavours.

On the savoury side you can find an English breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, beans, sausages, as well as salads, cheeses, ham, pancakes and omelettes. A member of the staff can cook you an omelette at your request.

We eat the breakfast in the lounge chairs in the garden overlooking the ocean, but there also many tables and chairs available.

The quality of the cuisine and the beauty of the environment made the breakfast at Pine Cliffs the perfect start of the day!

One of the days we stayed there I actually went to have breakfast after having a massage at the Serenity Spa, which was just wonderful!

The amenities

The Pine Cliffs Resort offers several outdoor swimming pools and one heated indoor pool.

The first time I stayed at this resort I only tried the indoor heated pool as it was Winter time, but this time as I was there in the middle of the summer I really enjoyed the outdoor pools with my 9 year old daughter.

The Resort also offers a fitness centre, a jogging and biking trail, tennis courts and a golf course.

The spa

I visited the Serenity Spa 2 times during my stay, and it was so relaxing!

I went there first for the Spa water circuit which includes showers, a foot bath pool, an outdoor jacuzzi and lounge chairs, sauna, steam room, and a plunge pool.

My second time in there I had a back massage that was oh so wonderful followed by a 1h stay in the private suite with a gold décor, where you can relax after your massage with a jacuzzi and a bottle of Moet & Chandon.

It was a so worth it wonderful pampering me time I truly recommend in your stay here!

The children’s playground

I went to Pine Cliffs with my 9 year old daughter and she truly enjoyed playing in their Porto Pirata playground!

The playground offers a pirate ship, a basketball court, mini track for big-wheel toys, scooters and bikes, a swimming pool just for kids, and an 18-hole mini-golf course to entertain the whole family.

The beach

To go to the Praia da Falesia beach, there is a private access from the resort where you can choose to use the lift or the stairs. Then you have to walk a path that takes you to the beach.

When at the beach you can stay in the lounge chairs or just walk along the beach to find a perfect spot, as the beach can get really busy in August!

With calm blue waters, I had the perfect beach day! And when I got hungry, I went to the Maré Beach Bar right at the beach where they serve wonderful meals!

The restaurants and bar

During my stay at Pine Cliffs I visited three of their restaurants and the bar: Corda Café, Piri Piri Steak House, Maré and the Mirador Champagne Bar.

I visited Maré for lunch when we went to the beach as this restaurant is located at the Praia da Falésia Beach. The food is wonderful!

I had a prawn burger with fries that was just delicious. My recommendation is to go as early as 12pm because it gets full quickly in August!

Then on the same day I went to Corda Café for a nice coffee and dessert break.

I also visited Piri Piri restaurant that is located at the entrance of the resort. I had a nice grilled fish that was just perfect.

And last but not least, I absolutely loved the Mirador Champagne Bar which is basically a terrace on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the ocean where you enjoy champagne and cocktails. How amazing is that!?

What we loved about Pine Cliffs Luxury Resort

This resort felt like a magical oasis! The time spent in there was refreshing, comfortable, luxurious, and just perfect.

We also went outside to visit Albufeira, Vilamoura, did a boat tour and some other activities, but I confess there were days I just didn’t leave the resort and stayed there all day long.

The staff is amazing, very friendly and welcoming and always doing their best to please.

The quality of the cuisine is out of this world and all the facilities and amenities just perfect.

Key Information

Location: Beach Falésia Açoteias, 8200-912 Albufeira



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