Unfortunately, although the balcony was large enough to accommodate a
table and two lounge chairs and even a plant, we only got the two chairs
and table as others had... But the veranda is not others. This was an
opportunity to create a desire of others to rent the particular room.
I did not like that the room did not eve have a pot to heat water for tea, or a drip coffee pot.
Rather than have a long line, many like a pot of coffee (many of other countries like a long coffee) on the table.
When fresh milk is available, the trend of using long-life milk rather than the delicious Azorean or Vigor milk makes me scratch my head. I dislike the taste of adulterated milk.
While I liked the balcony, I didn't like that there was another 5-8th floor wing on the other side where there was not a lot of privacy, and the pool was really small.
Finally, the scrambled eggs were too uncooked, runny and while Brits might like this, Americans prefer more solid/dry eggs, and crispy bacon. Also, nothing was there in the way of waffles, pancakes either. Many hotels will make omelets to order and this would be a smart addition for the breakfast run that would satisfy many who prefer sunny side up, over easy style eggs.
The beds however were very hard. I actually found the massage therapists table softer than the beds and I didn't sleep well, nor did my friend in the other twin bed. That said, I DID like that there was a bottom sheet and a top sheet, rather than the overly hot duvet cover popular in many hotels.
Finally, the bathroom had a water leakage problem that was causing a mineralization of one of the wooden sides of the door frame, and it was caused by a breakage of the caulking of the shower.
In short, things need to be done not half way, but fully. If one goes for something new, be sure it can be properly maintained, or go with something that can be maintained. More inspections are needed.
I did like the room, which had a very large balcony. I liked the
location and from my room, the view of the mountain to watch the
sun/moon rise. I liked the view of the room of the beach, and
restaurants were easy to get to as well. More Americans are coming to
Portugal and we want to help. I help now by being nicely honest with a