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Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel went beyond our expectations. It was everything it advertised and more. The location is very central, a short walk from the busy strip but just across the road from a decent amount of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The hotel is also situated up hill from the beautiful beach, not ideally accessable for the elderly or those with mobility issues. The hotel is very modern with a very cosmopolitan theme. It is kept to a high standard and the rooms were cleaned daily. Amenities were very good. Breakfast was also of an excellent standard with a good choice of cooked breakfast, fruits, pastries and also prosseco. The staff were very friendly and courteous. We felt they all went above and beyond to ensure our trip was enjoyable. Very worthy of its 4 stars.

This hotel had excellent reviews which was one of the main reasons for choosing it. Totally disappointed. The basics were fine, great big comfortable bed and decent shower with good water pressure. That was it The balcony room looking over the ‘resort’ actually looks over the apartments in the ‘resort’ not the pool or any other such greenery. Balcony itself is small and uncomfortable Service at reception was woefull, 90% of the time the ducked their heads if anyone approached rather than looking up to acknowledge Breakfast was adequate but nothing to write home about The hotel appears to be constantly full of noisy package holiday groups. Essentially the experience and ambience was more like a no star hotel

What a great 4* hotel. Situated 10 minutes from the strip but has plenty of bars and restaurants on the doorstep. The old town is a 30 minute walk away or you can get the tourist train or a taxi. The hotel rooms were Lovely, extremely comfortable beds. Tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar/fridge and free aircon. The bathroom was modern and the shower was powerful. I couldnt fault this hotel or the staff. It is spotlessly clean and the staff are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. The pool area is nice and quiet with a pool bar. Here are alai free pool towels on request. It's adult only so nice and quiet. Breakfast had a good choice of hot and cold items. I would return here without recommend trying to get a pool or sea view room but although ours overlooked the road it had a sunny balcony.

The hotel is situated on the quiet outskirts in the Santa Eulalia area of Albufeira but a 5-10 walk to the busy strip and short taxi ride to the old town if you didn’t fancy a moderate walk there however it is doable. The rooms are lovely with high ceilings and comfortable beds and pillows which include a safe and air conditioning as well as a fully equipped bathroom and a hairdryer. You can get pool towels from reception upon request. There’s a small fridge and kettle offering tea and coffee facilities. The breakfast included offers a great choice of food. You can eat and drink as much as you like including prosecco 😉 if your leaving early for your departure they do offer you packed breakfast of a sandwich and drinks but this needs to be ordered at least teatime the night before! However we didn’t realise this and it isn’t widely advertised and therefore missed the deadline. But we spoke to the lovely restaurant manager (on 16/05/18 ?Rodrig/Ronaldo) who e mailed a colleague (Carla) to open the restaurant slightly earlier to allow us to get some breakfast which was a lovely touch. The daily food and drink offered is not cheap but very nice and the evening menu in the restaurant has a great value 3 course option for €20 but there are other menus to choose from reasonably priced al la carte options. The staff were always very friendly and eager to help with any requests. It is an adults only hotel so there isn’t any rowdiness by the 2 pools and it is expected that guests are quiet when returning at the end of the night, for respect of other guests sleeping. We were in a large group of 18 women so we were a bit noisy even when just chatting!! 😂 but tried to be respectful of this. There is easy access via a small back gate that takes you on a short walk down to the beach but has lots of stairs if this may be a problem there is another route down a steep hill if you fancy that challenge.😂 There are plenty bars and restaurants nearby if you wanted to avoid the noisy strip or avoid the journey to old town x x well worth the price in my opinion.

The hotel itself is excellent. It is a modern classy building, staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are well appointed and clean with a huge comfortable bed, bathrobes, free safe, good Wi-fi etc. There is good choice of tasty breakfasts and low key evening entertainment is provided by first class musicians in the bar, although few people turned up to listen. The position of hotel is good too, 5 minutes from the beach and although steps have to be negotiated, there are far fewer than in some other parts of the Algarve. We were fortunate to find a beautiful peaceful beach without the constant drumming of music, 200 yds from the bottom of the beach steps. It has a lovely cafe, toilets, sun beds (€10) and very few people. The single sex groups tended to congregate in the noisier beaches or round the hotel pool. There are plenty of reasonably priced good places to eat nearby, without having to venture into “the strip”. Restaurant Chinese Royal, Paulus Pizzeria, Ribeiro’s. My only gripe is that this lovely hotel is in Albufeira. If you’re a couple in their 60s looking for a quiet holiday, Albufeira is probably not the place for you, especially around weekends. If you’re part of a group, looking for a good time and want to be within walking distance of ‘the action’, then this place is perfect for you.

This hotel is in the best location, the staff are friendly, the hotel is clean the views are amazing ( I stayed in a suite on the top floor). The beach is a short walk as well as the bars and will not be disappointed.

We stayed here for 3 nights and left yesterday (room 301) upon arrival the reception staff were very welcoming and helpful, our room was clean, spacious and the bed was huge and so comfortable! There was a great selection at the breakfast buffet and it was all really tasty. The pool was clean too. The hotel is only a short walk from the strip and a taxi to the old town costs around 6€, the beach is also walking distance. Its very well located and we could not fault this hotel, highly recommended. Thanks to all the staff who made us feel so welcome!

It was a very good experience. Superb environment, modern and cosy, nice and helpful stuff, good breakfast, amenities....everything was perfect...I definitely recommend it...very good for families also!!

I stayed here with my mum as a surprise (for me) getaway. The room was spacious and comfortable. I normally struggle to sleep on first few nights in a strange place but was out like a light. We stayed half board and both breakfast and evening meals were very tasty. Though only staying for 4 nights b&b would have been just as good as "the strip" was only metres away and offered a wide choice of restaurants so if I come again I would just come b&b. The location of hotel is good as only 5euros in taxi to old albufeira. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful would highly recommend it

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over the May bank holiday weekend. What a nice surprise on arrival, I was a little dubious as the price was so very reasonable (€292 for 2 for 3 nights stay B&B). Travelled as a group of 7 all arriving at different times, transfers from airport were very easy to book directly with the hotel staff via email prior to out arrival. Another bonus was that no pre-payment was required, we paid for our stay upon checking in. Bedroom was very clean and spacious with a huge bed, all amenities available including fridge, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, towels and air conditioning. Breakfast selection was excellent with a large variety of cereal and seeds, fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, bread as well as cooked food also. There was even bottles of fizz for guests to enjoy a buck's fizz or glass of sparkle with breakfast. Reception staff very efficient, polite and helpful. My only gripe was with one member of the front of house/restaurant team who was particularly rude to one of my party when she returned a cocktail to the bar that had been incorrectly made. The lady was rather abrupt and argumentative, and I overheard a few other guests at breakfast commenting on her miserable attitude. However, this did not have a huge impact on our stay, a 5* review from me for the overall experience being far above my expectations. I would definitely like to return in the not too distant future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to others!

Santa Eulalia, Lote 24 Albufeira

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel places you within a leisurely stroll of Oura Beach and Albufeira Bullring. This 4-star hotel has 142 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Santa Eulalia Beach and International Health Centers Albufeira.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


The 142 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, minibars, and safes. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 45 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2


Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1950 reviews