Couldn't really fault anything - beach access to Falesia is a bit awkward for the less nimble of feet, but to others like us, that just added to the adventure! The Italian restaurant in the hotel was a little lacking in atmosphere (food lovely though!) although that was likely as much to do with the fact that it was very quiet season with few patrons dining there.
Rarely has a hotel surpassed the expectation of it's promotional profile by such a distance. The first impression is of the efficiently organised and genuinely friendly staff and that lasts throughout the stay. The rooms and public facilities are excellent, as good if not better than most 5 Star establishments I have stayed in previously, the ambiance is one of pure relaxation right from breakfast on the veranda - beautifully pleasant even in late Feb/Early March, through lunch by the poolside bistro to the late night tunes of Carlos Santos on the piano or the entertainment of the evening to ease you into sleep mode. The hotel setting is genuinely stunning, views which the web pictures can't really justify, with numerous relaxation and coffee decks set among the pine gardens overlooking the breathtaking Falesia beach. A stroll along the coast pathway to Olhos D'agua, a lovely little fishing village and beach is a real treat also. In summary, Porto Bay Falesia is a genuine gem of a hotel, differentiated by many things most notably its wonderful staff and incredible setting