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Formosa Park Hotel & Apartment

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

There is nothing good to say about this place....buffet breakfast was cold every morning and after complaining on the first morning they did nothing about shampoo or body wash, shower head broken, never again. We were 7 golfers and everyone said the same thing.....dont stay here.

Very welcoming staff both in Reception and in the Restaurant. Hotel communal areas beautiful, although apartment a little dated and too sparce with furniture for the space we had. Definitely need a car as a good 10 minute drive to local golf courses. Lovely breakfast! All in all very good.

The staff and facilities are brilliant. Slightly understated and in a wonderful location, we go every year now and are unlikely to try anywhere else in the Algarve. Near enough to Faro, Villamoura and great golf courses and yet with superb birdwatching within the Ria Formosa. Not to mention the golden sandy beach.....

We stayed here a few years ago & returned this year as it's one of the few Hotels on the Algarve which provides preferential rates at both Pinos Altos & San Lorenzo Golf courses as part of the booking deal. Whilst an ideal location for an Algarve golfing hotel unfortunately the hotel has gone somewhat downhill since the last time we came. The rooms themselves (we had a 2 bedroom suite) are very large & sensibly priced, although the whole hotel is looking a bit shabby & could do with a good makeover. The beds in particular are obviously very old mattresses & somewhat uncomfortable, towels a bit too course, several lights were not working in the rooms & the whole place (at least in Oct when we were there) gives the impression that it has seen better days & needs a lot more care & attention! The buffet breakfast included in the price is also mediocre at best & service is patchy.

The Hotel its self is ideal for Golfing holidays but you do need a car as quite a way from the shops and Restaurants etc. There are transfers to the golf courses arranged by the Golf Company's but we had our own 8 seater so did not need them. Unfortunately the food was not good so not worth booking Dinners, lots of Local Restaurants again you do need transport. The pool area was very nice but the pool was cold shame not heated a bit. The apartments were well equipped and we had no trouble in getting a kettle put in each of the apartments. Balcony overlooking the pool area got the sun all day and lovely to sit on in the evening too.

We had a 2 bed apartment overlooking the pool. It isn’t plush, but it was clean and tidy with lots of space. The balcony was. Very big, great for eating or sunbathing. I have read lots of criticism on here about the breakfast, I don’t know what people expect, th3 breakfast was great, hot and cold buffets, good coffee from the machine, lots of fresh bread, pastries etc. The staff at breakfast were very attentive and happy people. I would highly recommend this place, especially for the price, great value.

Stayed here for the first time this week (mid October). The attraction in booking was the accommodation, the choice of courses and the price. Accommodation is in 2 bedroom apartments which are ideal for 4 golfers. The beds are very comfortable and the other furnishings plain but adequate. The lounge area is very spacious and there is a huge balcony the full length of the apartment. Formosa Park has accèss to the famous San Lorenzo course, one of the best around, and also Pinheiros Altos. Both courses were in excellent condition and a pleasure to play. The hotel services were excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. We ate dinner in the hotel one evening and it was fine but breakfast, to me anyway, was somewhat limited and not of the best quality. There is a substantial swimming pool with plenty of room to relax.

Stayed here for our yearly Lads golf break. Good Base for travelling out to nearby courses in Quinta Do Lago. Staff very helpful and friendly. Excellent Food and not too pricey. Nice accommodation and Pool area.

Good apartments very spacious and clean. Pool is good size with plenty of Sunbeds. Buffet breakfast plentiful - sausages a bit suspect tho. Helpful receptionists we got stuck at Pinheiro Altos golf course after the shuttles had finished and they sent one out for us after hours.

Our 4 consecutive stay. Reception staff & waiters always remember us (not sure that's good or bad really!!). Always stay in a pool facing 2 bed apartment (you'll need to specify floors 2 or 3 for a sea view). Immaculately clean, very spacious, huge balcony, good air con in all rooms, comfy beds, crisp white bed linen and white towels. Kitchen clean and basic with hob only, so if you're planning dinner parties, you'll find it challenging!!! We didn't find it affected our personal bar service however! For the price, where can you get your bed made, clean towels daily (if you really want) & a massive buffet breakfast included in this reasonable price? Pool huge, unheated, but refreshing, separate children's pool, many loungers, pool & beach towels (helps with 20kg luggage allowance!), food & drinks service from bar to pool side. Rough cross country track downhill to beach - Ancao - 5 mins walk (10 back up!!) You can also drive round the road - plenty of parking. We're a group of mates and always stay in October. We see and hear our fellow guests at breakfast and dinner, but as most of them are golfers, we often have the pool area to ourselves and after some fairly hard hitting shopping trips - ooh, should that have read 'sight seeing' (Faro, Lisbon & Seville to date) it's perfect😜 The Formosa Park is like a little oasis, peaceful and quiet - a joy after 6 years on the building site that is Val Do Lobo!

Praia de Ancao Almancil

Hotel highlights

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

Formosa Park Hotel & Apartment places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Garrao Beach and Quinta do Lago Beach. This 4-star aparthotel has 61 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near San Lorenzo Golf Club and Vale do Lobo Beach.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. This aparthotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


The 61 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Formosa Park Hotel & Apartment enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach aparthotel include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Twin 4 | Full 1 | Sleeps 6

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Pool View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 256 reviews