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8 Days Ultimate Reshape Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, Praia da Falésia, Olhos de Água, 8200-593 Albufeira, Portugal

Overview

Wellness Yoga Retreat Portugal

Understanding your body is the first step to achieving the best physical shape. The Sayanna Wellness Spa at the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel helps you to take this first step with a full and exclusive wellness and fitness program. Restore your figure with the perfect combination of exercise, wellness coaching, balanced diet, and reducing and slimming treatments. EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel offers guests a total lifestyle transformation to achieve wellness and longevity.

Highlights

  • 18 training sessions
  • 6 transdermal mesotherapy sessions
  • 4 wellness workshops and VIP wellness treatment
  • Access to the epic vital group activities and to the sayanna wellness spa area
  • Personalized dietary plan with 6 meals per day
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Deluxe rooms ocean facing

Hotel rooms with oversized balconies overlooking the pine forest and the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean facing deluxe rooms offer a generous 32 square-meters area and a large sun-bathed balcony. The maximum capacity is two adults and one baby.

Deluxe room pool view

Hotel rooms with oversized balconies overlooking the main swimming pools. The pool view deluxe rooms offer a generous 32 square-meters area, a large sun-bathed balcony, all in the comfort of the hotel building. The maximum capacity is two adults and one baby.

Deluxe rooms resort view

For those who prefer a room with a balcony overlooking the resort. The resort view Deluxe Rooms offer a generous 32 square-meters area, a large sun-bathed balcony, all in the comfort of the hotel building. The maximum capacity is two adults and one baby.

Deluxe suites ocean facing

Hotel suites with oversized balconies overlooking the pine forest and the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean facing deluxe suites offer a generous 64 square-meters area, a large sun-bathed balcony, all in the comfort of the hotel building. Suites may accommodate up to three adults (third person on a sofa-bed) or two adults and two children aged 12 years or less, on a sofa-bed. In addition, an extra cradle can be arranged.

Deluxe garden suites

The luxury of space in a landscaped garden setting. These suites, single floor or duplex, located in the most premium area of the Resort are very spacious, with areas ranging from 73 to 110 square meters. and are ideal for the ones looking for privacy and exclusivity. These suites may accommodate up to three adults, a third person on a sofa-bed, or two adults and two children aged 12 years or less, on a sofa-bed. An extra cradle can be arranged on top of the maximum capacity.

Suite home - one bedroom

The 23 one bedroom apartments have an area of 79 square meters and include a fully equipped kitchenette and separate living area. This suite may accommodate up to three adults, third person on a sofa-bed, or two adults and two children aged 12 years or less, on a sofa-bed. An extra cradle can be arranged on top of the maximum capacity.

So suite - studio

38 square meters of heaven with a view. The 20 suite home studio apartments include a fully equipped kitchenette and separate living area. Studios have a floor area of 38 square meters and offer twin or double beds. These apartments may accommodate up to two adults or two adults and one child aged 12 years or less, on a sofa-bed.

On arrival you are offered a complimentary health and wellness consultation. This is designed around your goals and objectives, your current state of health and ability to achieve those goals. Your advisor will help you achieve the most out of your stay by adapting your program of treatments and services. These will include diet, exercise, activities, rest, relaxation, massages, and treatments. The focus of their programs is on balancing and rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit. All Sayanna retreats are customized for your individual lifestyle improvement. Their staff of expert health professionals includes consulting fitness instructors, spa therapists, nutritionists, and alternative health practitioners.

18 workout sessions

Three hours a day of fitness activities in outdoor or indoor areas; cycling, TRX (Total Resistance Exercise) suspension training, cardio circuit, beach running, yoga, step, bootcamp style classes, hydro, cardio box, pilates, aquafit cycling, epic circuit, abs, stretching, jogging, gap, and functional circuit.

Four wellness workshops

Relaxation techniques, nutrition 101, cooking for wellbeing, healthy pastry, and practical lessons featuring Luis Mouro, EPIC SANA Algarve executive chef.

One nutrition consultation

Learn about functional and balanced nutrition and receive a meal plan.

Six transdermal mesotherapy sessions

Reshape your body with an anti-ageing needle free therapy to treat cellulite, resistant fat, pigmentation, and scarring.

Two fitness assessments

Initial and final measurements that help determine physical fitness.

The EPIC SANA Algarve is a luxury resort, combining international standards with Portuguese hospitality to deliver personal wellness programs in a non-regimented way. Everything EPIC SANA does focus on a holistic approach to health that incorporates mind, body, and spirit.

Bars

Refreshing drinks on the seasonal poolside bar, eclectic cocktails in the Bluum bar, or a relaxed drink in the By Epic bar on the Lobby lounge (low season only), there's a bar that suits your mood and time of the day, whether to relax or socialize.

Beach

EPIC SANA Algarve has a private, guest-only, direct access to Falsia Beach. From the resort, walk to the beach through a wood bridge across the pine forest and the cliff, straight onto the sandy beach and blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Bubbles baby club

Bubbles is a children's play space at the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, with two different areas. One playroom is for infants, with a nursery, decorative carpets, and lots of stimulating and fun games. The main room at Bubbles is for older children and pre-adolescents, and has a game room which includes a ping pong table, a game console, and a table football.

Congress center

EPIC SANA Algarve has an extensive congress center that, together with the resort's hotel and catering facilities and the possibilities for post conference activities, offers a venue second to none for your company event.

Fitness center

The fitness center has a gym with modern equipment for cardiovascular and weight training. The facility also offers a studio for aerobic and yoga lessons. The opening and closing times of the fitness center are 24 hours a day.

Sayanna wellness spa

With around 1,500 square meters, the spa welcomes you in your search for well-being of mind and body. It includes nine treatment rooms with Vichy shower and outdoor treatment pavilion for couples, with garden and private Jacuzzi. There is also a sauna, Turkish bath, and relaxation pool. The opening and closing times are from 10:00 am to 8:00 p.m.

Swimming pools

There are three outdoor swimming pools for adults, two outdoor swimming pools for children, and one indoor heated pool.

Nearby places

  • Faro Airport (FAO), 33 kilometers
  • Pine Cliffs - 5 minutes
  • Vilamoura golf courses - 10 to 15 minutes
Activities
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course nearby
  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pilates
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Baby sitting
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Wellness VIP treatment in room upon arrival (water, tea, seasonal fruit, and daily water replenishment at turndown) and a personalized dietary plan with six meals per day is included in the price. The wellness meal plan includes breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. Welcome drink upon arrival early check-in and late check-out (upon availability) are also included.

Abyad

Abyad, the resorts main restaurant, has a relaxed and homely ambience. Inspired by international cuisine adapted to bring out the best in regional ingredients, Abyad presents a varied menu catering for a wide range of tastes. Main meals are served in the Abyad and a buffet service one is prepared daily by EPIC SANAs chefs. Abyad has an outdoor terrace covered by a pergola where you can enjoy your meal on sunny days. Buffet cuisine is offered during breakfast and cuisine a la carte during the day. A la carte or buffet might be offered at night, depending on season.

The atmosphere is informal, the dress code is casual and smoking is permitted outside. The restaurant is open every day of the week; breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., lunch from 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. During low season, Abyad offers an a la carte service, during high season, lunch is served at Open Deck or at Bluum Bar instead.

Al Quimia

Al Quimia, the gourmet restaurant, is a unique facility in the resort offering splendid views over the resort, a spacious terrace, and exquisite cuisine. With a more intimate touch and discreet service, this restaurant is ideal for those special moments. Al Quimia restaurant is open also to non-residents. Cuisine is Mediterranean fine dining with an atmosphere exclusive and romantic. The dress code is smart casual and smoking is permitted outside.

Admission reserved to children aged eight years and above. Opening and closing times during high season are from Tuesday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and during low season from Thursday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Al Quimia restaurant was honored with the Portuguese national award Revelation Restaurant of 2014, by the "Boa Cama, Boa Mesa" guide published by the Expresso newspaper. Reservations are advisable.

Bluum bar

Trendy. Fun. That's Bluum. This is a place you will remember. The Bluum bar breaks with the classic and brings in the trendy with the concept of molecular mixology, using molecular gastronomy and scientific equipment to create innovative flavors, textures, and sensations. The cocktails come to life with a greater variety and intensity of flavors, combining different aromas and textures with amazing visual effects that turn the experience of drinking a simple cocktail into an unforgettable moment. If you've never had a jelly-shaped Martini or a Mojito with red fruit caviar, the Bluum Bar at the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel is the place to go.

But it's not only the molecular cocktails that are revolutionizing Algarve nights. The events calendar guarantees plenty of fun and novelty; cocktail workshops, workshops on gin and its accompaniments, live music, and theme parties. Bluum Bar also offers an a la carte menu all day for those wishing to dine in style. The bar offers all day dining, snack, and a la carte. The atmosphere is casual and trendy. The dress code is casual and smoking is permitted outside. The opening hours during low season are from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and during high season is from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

By Epic bar

A place to enjoy and relax, savor a cappuccino, enjoy a cool drink with friends, or just read a newspaper. Located in the main building of the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, By Epic is the perfect place to relax. The bar offers a selection of teas, classic cocktails, small snacks, toasted sandwiches, and delicious fruit juices. And while you are delighting your taste buds, browse through the books that By Epic has for its guests. The opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during low season.

Lima bar

A family bar. Come with the family, leave with a smile. Located near the residence area (apartments) of the resort, next to the pool and Kids Club, the Lima bar is the ideal place for families. In addition to the wide range of food and drinks available during high season, the Lima bar serves summer brunch from July 1 to September 15. As it's a place for families, the little ones take priority, with snacks and other delicacies prepared exclusively with them in mind. All day brunch is offered in an atmosphere casual and fun. The dress code is casual and smoking is permitted outside. The bar closes at 7 p.m. The opening and closing times during summer brunch are from 8 am to 4 p.m.

Poolside alfresco dining

Whenever you need a cold drink or a bite to eat, replenish yourself in the cool shade of the Open Deck. Located by the swimming pools in the heart of the resort, Open Deck features simple, contemporary decor. This restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere alongside the swimming pool and near the sea, the beach, and the pine forest. It is the ideal place for a family lunch. A variety of comfort foods featuring Mediterranean flavors keep you energized around the pool, or during lunch and dinner on the deck. The cuisine is light and tasty during the day and ta night the best of fish and meat from the barbecue are offered. The atmosphere is casual and fun. The restaurant and bar have a casual dress code and smoking is permitted.

See the Algarve, do everything! The EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel stretches over eight hectares of pine forest next to Praia de Falsia beach. From its central location in the Algarve, you can explore the Algarve westwards until Sagres or eastwards until Vila Real de Santo Antnio, by the border with Spain, all within a short driving distance.

Golf

If you are a golf aficionado, then you're in golf heaven. The Algarve boasts a number of top golf courses designed by world-famous masters. Guests at the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel can take advantage of special green fees at nearby golf courses. Some of the courses in close proximity to the hotel; Pine Cliffs and Vilamoura golf courses. Courses most memorable; Vitria, Old Course, Pinhal, Laguna, and Millenium.

Praia da Falsia

Visit and enjoy the traditional Algarve beaches, punctuated by rocky headlands and the regions typical cliffs. Praia da Falsia, right by the resort, is the only beach in the Algarve to have been awarded the prestigious Golden Flag by the European Union. This multi-colored sandy beach stretches from Barranco das Belharucas to the marina of Vilamoura. Praia da Falsia beach has been honored with several awards including TripAdvisor - Travelers Choice and World Travel Awards - Europes Best Beach Destination Monuments.

Towns

Discover some of the historical cities of the Algarve. Lagos, the departure point for the conquest of North Africa and the first discoveries in Africa and in the Atlantic in the 15th century. Silves, the Moorish capital of the Al Gharb, with its red-stone castle and gothic cathedral. Loul with its imposing castle in the city center. Faro, the capital of the Algarve since the 16th century, when the bishop of the Algarve transferred the see from Silves to Faro. Tavira, the city of churches and the one and only not to miss, if you only have time to see one town. And finally, by the River Guadiana and overlooking Spain, Vila Real de Santo Antnio, fully rebuilt in a grid pattern by Marqus de Pombal, after the 1755 earthquake that destroyed Lisbon and shook most of Portugal.

15% discount on massages, treatments, and access to the spa area at Sayanna Wellness Spa is included in the price of the retreat. The spa area refers to the indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, turkish bath, and relaxation pool. Their treatments are designed to counteract the stresses of contemporary lifestyles and prevent adrenalin burnout. Their wellness meal plans are well-balanced and designed to be easily digested while providing your body with an optimal amount of energy, and encouraging a healthier way of eating and living. Enjoy the very best that Sayanna Wellness Spa has to offer by treating yourself to this luxury spa experience.

Sayanna aesthetics

For your body, as in life, details make the difference.

Sayanna body and soul

Separate yourself from your body for a while. You are guaranteed that when you return, you will feel much better in your own skin.

Sayanna face

Your face is your calling card. And EPIC SANAs is to make it the mirror of your soul. So relax and leave your face in their hands.

Sayanna massages

EPIC SANA will take you far away and promises to return you more whole than ever, in a state of peace and harmony.

  • 1 nutrition consultation
  • 15% discount on massages and health and wellness treatments at Sayanna Wellness Spa
  • 18 training sessions, three hours per day of physical activity
  • 6 transdermal mesotherapy sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation in a deluxe room
  • Access to the Epic Vital group activities
  • Access to the Sayanna Wellness Spa area Fitness consultations
  • Free upgrade to superior category room subject to availability
  • Online monitoring (during 6 months)
  • Personalized dietary plan
  • Personalized wellness assistance
  • Special price for accompanying guest not in wellness program
  • Transfers from and to Faro Airport (FAO)
  • VIP Wellness treatment in your room upon arrival
  • Welcome drink
  • Wellness VIP treatment in room upon arrival
  • Wellness workshops

Driving directions from Faro

  • On the A22 motorway follow signs for Oeste e Norte / Lisboa.
  • Take exit 2 in the direction of Poo de Boliqueime.
  • At the first traffic lights turn left onto the N125 national road and follow in the direction of Faro.
  • Stay on the N125 until the end of Maritenda village, and after 800 meters turn right in the direction of Albufeira.
  • Follow signs for EPIC SANA and Praia da Falsia.

Driving directions from Lagos

  • Follow the N125 national road in the direction of Albufeira / Ferreiras.
  • At the traffic lights turn right in the direction of Rua da Praia.
  • At the first roundabout go straight ahead and at the second roundabout turn left.
  • Keep on the road until you find a junction, then turn left.
  • Follow the signs EPIC SANA and Praia da Falsia.

Driving directions from Lisbon

  • On the A2 motorway, connecting Lisbon and the Algarve, take exit 15 in the direction of Lagos / Portimo / Albufeira and turn onto the A22 motorway.
  • Continue on the A22 to exit 9 (Albufeira / Guia) and join the N395 national road.
  • Follow signs for EPIC SANA and Praia da Falsia.

Driving directions from Oporto

  • On the A2 motorway, connecting Lisbon and the Algarve, take exit 15 in the direction of Lagos / Portimo / Albufeira and turn onto the A22 motorway.
  • Continue on the A22 to exit 9 Albufeira / Guia and join the N395 national road.
  • Follow signs for EPIC SANA and Praia da Falsia.

Driving directions from Portimo

  • Follow the N125 national road in the direction of Albufeira / Ferreiras.
  • At the traffic lights turn right in the direction of Rua da Praia.
  • At the first roundabout go straight ahead and at the second roundabout turn left.
  • Keep on the road until you find a junction, then turn left.
  • Follow the signs EPIC SANA and Praia da Falsia.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro airport (FAO).

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel an inquiry.
  • Review by Clare from London, United Kingdom

    "The hotel is wonderful; the beach beautiful and the Spa is sumptuous and has great treatments. However the yoga was disappointing as it was more meditation with movement than traditional yoga. The teacher found it hard to adapt his style to suit us when we asked for more movement with a traditional Hatha/ Vinyasa style. I would suggest other travellers looking for a yoga holiday look to more traditional teaching styles unless they are looking for a meditation/ breath focus with movement as a secondary consideration. I would return to the hotel but not the same style of holiday."

    "Response from EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel:"

    "Dear Mrs. Clare Morgan,"

    "Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback. We were very pleased to learn that you have enjoyed our property and also it’s beautiful surroundings. Regarding your concerns we were very intrigued as our yoga teacher is highly adaptable to each individual skills and goals. It is the first time we hear such feedback as most of our guests praise our Yoga teacher. As you know the yoga programme includes 6 yoga lessons and 2 workshops (breathing and meditation). During the first lesson the teacher will assess each guest to personalize the classes according to the individual needs. Our yoga classes are adaptable to incorporate various styles like Ásana, Vinyasa or Ashtanga, with a strong focus on movement while on the workshops we learn about breathing and meditation techniques. Thanks again for your comments and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. "

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  • Review by Marvicuan from Bueonos Aires

    "We had for a work shop and it was a very good option for work and rest. I stayed for four nights and I was perfect. The bedrooms are so comfortable, the blue bar its nice, and the conference room are perfect to work."

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  • Review by Winston Smith from London, United Kingdom

    "Great hotel! Stayed for 1 week - wife and I with 18 month old and loved every minute. Only negative was having to leave! Every member of staff we met was smiling, helpful and knowledgeable. Facilities are excellent - 24 hour indoor pool, gym, bars/restaurant and outdoor pools - 3 and 2 separate paddling pools. We had a studio suite in the residence part which was perfect for a family. We met loads of parents with small children/young families at the resort. All in all a lovely atmosphere to the hotel. Suspect we will be back in the coming years. "

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  • Review by A traveler

    "Five star, deservedly so; a beautiful place to relax, especially earlier or a bit later in the year. We went in April and had a tranquil week and barely ventured out of the hotel. When we did there are steps down to a long beach where you can walk miles against the backdrop of the orange sandstone cliffs. The gardens are mature, with canopy loungers interspersed amongst glorious, fragrant herb beds. Rooms are amazing, modern and have various glass doors to change the room configuration. Lovely big beds. We had a couple of massages, competently done, and good value as there was a special offer that week. The service was generally excellent, we had one night where the service fell short at dinner, which was a surprise as there were not many residents in the hotel. But that just helped contrast the exceptional welcome and service we otherwise got all day every day. Food is plentiful, fresh with a dizzying array of choice. Highly recommended indeed; overall possibly the best hotel I have ever stayed in."

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  • Review by Clare from Chesire

    "It is difficult to know what to add to all the superlative comments about this place. I certainly have no negative comments. Instead here are a few tips. We booked the most basic resort view room. All rooms except the suites are the same size with the same high spec. We looked out over the front of the hotel but we still had a decent view and our balcony got the evening sunshine. Rooms are very well equipped. If you want to bring your own Nespresso pods to avoid the €1 fee the machines use the flat disc shape. The mini bar is quite roomy but bring your own corkscrew...this is the land of cork. Meals here are good, even the dinner buffet with decent choice. Do try the fine dining Al Quimia restaurant though.... Worthy of a Michelin star. Hire a car. There is so much to explore, driving is easy and the motorway is quick. Although this is a toll road it is not expensive. Pay the car rental company for the use of the payment gizmo on the windscreen. Also bring your own sat nav with you. Some road signs are lacking or confusing and the route to major roads a bit twiddly. We had seriously bad weather for our week and at least we got out and about. Epic Sana deserves it's five star rating, especially for style, comfort and service and I highly recommend it. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Warwickshire, UK
    10 out of 10

    "We simply loved it! We had booked directly and were there for 3 nights as part of a trip driving around the coast. We drove through Albufeira which was a bit of a tourist trap, so were delighted to arrive at the Epic Sana which is further down the coast and in a much quieter area. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were so well looked after. A concierge parked our car, the receptionist was very informative and walked us to the lift giving us a tour en route and the room was amazing. The bedroom was very spacious with the en suite either being able to be closed off or opened up, giving a brilliant feeling of space - if you look at some photos you'll see what we mean. We also had a balcony which was great for sitting in the evening or morning. We ate in the fine dining Al Quimia one evening and it was a lovely experience - the service, food and ambience were terrific, although a bit pricier than the other restaurants. We also tried the Japanese food in the bar another night and thoroughly enjoyed it too! Highly recommend."

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  • Review by a traveler from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "What a lovely place. A fantastic setting, beautiful landscaping and immediate access to the stunning beach. The staff - every last person - is amazing. So genuinely wonderful, kind, and real. This was our second April holiday there and we are already planning to go back again."

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  • Review by Steven from Barnsley, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Back to the Epic Sana, for the fourth or fifth, can't remember. Hotel as fabulous as ever, staff even more so. If you want to feel like and be treat like a king, this is the place. If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Back next year!"

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  • Review by Richard and Angela from Lurgan, UK
    10 out of 10

    "This hotel is fabulous so modern, clean and staff are so friendly and helpful I would recommend this hotel. From when I booked this hotel I got emails from margarida about different ideas for my wife's birthday to make it special and then when we arrived she had upgraded us from bb to half board was brilliant, margarida showed us round the whole hotel then brought us up to our room were there was a cake and champagne for my wife's birthday. The food in the hotel from breakfast to evening buffet was great and the restaurant was amazing we had a wonderful time away in this hotel and would love to go back. Thanks again to all of the staff and management really enjoyed our stay."

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  • Review by Rick
    9 out of 10

    "Unfortunately, we had a short stay at Epic Sana. But comments are as follows: Great breakfast buffet, one of the more extensive we've seen in Portugal. Very friendly staff. Beautiful grounds, including pool area, beach access, and walking trails. Wish we had more time to enjoy the facility, but just passing through. Seemed to be a very family friendly property."

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  • Review by a traveler from Nottingham, UK
    10 out of 10

    "There is little to add to the range of superlatives set out in the many TA reviews - all of them justified. A few personal observations - the hotel is a design icon in a truly beautiful setting; staff are genuinely friendly and go out of their way to be helpful; children are made very welcome; the rooms and apartments are large, clean and well equipped; the pools are very cold; the standards of cooking and restaurant service are very high; the buffet breakfast was excellent; I would have preferred the option each day of having the evening meal served at the table, in a separate restaurant and from a shorter menu; quality of the live music in the restaurant was very high; hotel taxi service was akin to booking an executive chauffeur."

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  • Review by a traveler from Denver
    10 out of 10

    " I travel a lot in the US and Europe and spend 30 or more nights per year in 3 to 5 star hotels. I'm rarely impressed or bothered enough to comment, but Epic Sana exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. In Albufeira 2/14 without a room I scanned TripAdvisor and went here to see firsthand before booking. Reception was perfect! I don't recall the girl's name (dark hair and glasses), but my special room and other requests were quickly honored efficiently and not just pleasantly, but enjoyably. Another girl there, Marta, was also outstanding. Bell staff were always helpful and efficient. The property was very well kept and perfectly clean, even in corridors and garage. The grounds were immaculate. Housekeeping was ideal, quiet when cleaning nearby rooms and providing good service, complimentary water and other goodies daily. The property was well designed with many small details 99% of hotels lack. As one example only, there are small bumpers to soften the sliding doors from making loud noises when opening. All of the upgraded fixtures and modern features worked as designed. I don't like buffets generally, but their breakfast perfection with both high quality local and international fare while also being about the cleanest and best attended I can remember seeing anywhere. My only niggle here is when the restaurant is nearly empty why sit people right next to me (who then engage in loud and non-stop conversation? (Not a morning person. - :)) As the hosts always offer a choice of seating I honestly have to put this on the other guests and not the hostess. At checkout I was surprised to be asked for a tip. When I said I'd never heard of that before, I was told rather bluntly (which I think is just a Portuguese-English translation thing), "well, we do it here." I declined even though they deserved one because it was a little off-putting and if I had tipped $20E I imagined it would be shared in a tip pool with only $2E reaching my favs, Marta and the other. I ended up staying several nights and sought out another Epic Sana at my next stop in Lisbon. It was also very, very good. Room Tip: Just ask reception. I prefer quiet over views, and top floor is always a good idea. "

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  • Review by Judi S from Toronto, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "We thought we were boutique hotel travelers, but that changed with our stay at Epic Sana. We were quickly checked in, and personally shown to a beautiful, spacious room. The hotel grounds are spectacular. They have groomed gardens, and a boardwalk surrounded by lovely natural areas with stairs leading down to the beach. We ate at Al Quimia for both our dinners and enjoyed each dish, each night. Service was impeccable. Also attended a dessert demo with the pastry chef. We had the very helpful assistant Food and Beverage Manager as our translator. Thoughtful and appreciated touch. We were presented with delicious Bombons by the pastry chef after dinner which we are still enjoying. Breakfast offered a large variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, eggs to order, and more. In all, the staff, food, hotel and grounds were great. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Paul K from Warington, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The Epic Sana, is the perfect place to relax and unwind. This was our third visit and we are looking forward to the next. This attractive, modern, low level hotel is so pleasing to the eye both inside and out. It is set in beautiful grounds, with its own steps accessing the spectacular cliffs and beach. You can feel the luxury at this hotel. The seating, beds, pillows and cushions are just so comfy. The bed linen is lovely. Everywhere is so clean, you want to reach out to touch it. The Epic Sana has a lovely aroma and ambiance on entering the building, which to us makes it unique. It is a very special hotel, with all the amenities you need for a wonderful holiday, whether you want relaxation or activity. Our taste buds are tantalized by the wonderful choice at breakfast, which is really worth the money. The a la carte menus at dinner are exciting and special. They are expensive, but the quality, service and presentation of food certainly justifies the cost. If you feel you would like something more reasonable there are plenty of cafés and restaurants, selling extremely reasonable food just opposite the entrance to the hotel. Lots of choice for everyone. I also love the chocolate on your pillow at night. The staff are lovely and treat you as an individual, it is obvious they all want to make your stay enjoyable and special. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Cork, Ireland
    9 out of 10

    "Dinner did not start until 7 when we were there so not ideal if you have smallies that are early to bed. The restaurants were the only downside, food was hit and miss, fabulous sometimes and worse then a really badly home cooked meal other days! Breakfast was good but very little changes over a week so gets a bit tired.Kids pools are great, if a little cold. Lots of pool toys in the pool near the kids club so plenty of fun to be had there. Didn't use kids club, it looks very small and only every had a kid or two at a time.The beach can get really busy but is lovely first thing in the morning.We had a duplex suite, really nice with access to the garden from the lower level so nicety sit out while the kids played (may depend on who your neighbours are though as its all very close!)."

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  • Review by a traveler from Santiago, Chile
    10 out of 10

    "Incredible place to relax. EPIC SANA is a great place for people who like to relax in an outstanding hotel where you can experience a unique stay, in an incredible environment of relaxation, where every detail is thought to give you the best experience when it comes to comfort, excellent attention and everything you can expect from a first quality hotel."

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  • Review by a traveler from Durham, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent hotel and staff. Great location away from main centers but good restaurants within easy reach. Breakfast is comprehensive and top quality. Only disappointment at this time for year was that the fine dining facility had limited opening."

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  • Review by Hugo V. from Lisbon, Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "Perfect. The hotel is simply beautiful. The accommodations and amenities are very luxurious. The staff is always very polite. I stayed with a two year old child and they were always assuring that everything was fine. The breakfast had many options, a truly continental breakfast. The spa is lovely; I truly recommend it. I have nothing bad to say about my stay. I hope to return soon."

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  • Review by a traveler from Annandale, Virginia
    10 out of 10

    "A beauty. My wife and I spent three days here with our two 20-something daughters before heading up to Lisbon. Service was excellent and the rooms very good. The beaches in Algarve are cliff beaches and often one had to travel a while from the resorts to get to the beach. Here you are a half kilometer from the beach, very convenient. The pool areas are great as well. The best part though is the fancy restaurant Al Quimia, one of the best meals we had in Portugal. We would definitely stay here again."

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  • Review by a traveler from Newcastle
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic once again. I visited for the second time this year during half term holidays and the accommodation and staff could not have been better. I stayed in a huge room in the duplex garden suites and I had fantastic breakfasts, and a day out in Albufeira old town for a 15 EUR taxi ride each way and a night out in Villamoura for a 21 EUR taxi rides each way. Book it. You wont be disappointed."

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  • Review by Margaret S. from Pontefract, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Stunning. As in all other reviews the rooms were spacious, clean and had everything one could wish for; two bathroom areas, massive bed, and a large sofa bed. Lots of lighting possibilities! Excellent kitchen area; dining space; and overlooking the pools, a large patio with loungers, table, chairs, and a drying rack. A beautiful sculpture in the room comprising tall, bleached branches of a tree. The grounds were natural art work and not overly embellished by the additions to the existing trees. Beautiful birds. A stunning water flow over small colored tiles to the left of the approach to the reception. The steps to the beach were also well designed and did not detract from the natural formations of the cliff face. The Atlantic was very strong and I lost my balance when only in up to my ankles. Please take care, especially of children.Yes, the pools were cold, but my daughter took the grandchildren in the heated indoor pool. The yoga and Pilates classes were available free of charge during our stay. We were there for the October half term holiday. Unfortunately, the Children's Club finished on Wednesday, but that afternoon was spent making pizzas in the hotel kitchen. My two grandsons were very impressed, and also with the many gifts and 'ghoulish' food it was offered on Halloween. Both breakfasts and dinners were outstanding, lots of choices and with an excellent quality. Staff was extremely helpful, pleasant, and polite. A big thank you to all of them (and also for my birthday surprise). We are definitely looking forward to another visit."

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  • Review by a traveler from Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "Great room, spacious, clean with lovely sea view. Excellent hospitality from all staff. Great selection of food and cool bar with cool music. The dcor is very Zen and cleanliness was to the 100 %. The location was light and open with various buildings for all different purposes."

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  • Review by Carlon S.
    10 out of 10

    "Wonderful hotel. We had a five-night stay in one of the beautiful garden suites in mid-October. Although the weather was patchy, we had a fantastic stay. The suites are huge with two bathrooms and a bed you can get lost in. Outside on the terrace, we had two sun loungers and a dining table and six large comfortable chairs. The staff throughout our stay were wonderful and friendly and the service was five star plus. I did note some of the comments regarding conferences before we left and while we were there was one Russian wedding and a huge conference of over 400 people in the transport industry but the staff kept everyone separate and gave equal attention to all.In fact, due to the conference we ended up having the best two nights of our stay as the main restaurant was closed on one night and we were given the choice of the Al Quimia a la carte restaurant or a buffet in another part of the hotel, we chose the Al Quimia and had a fantastic night of beautifully prepared food at no extra cost. We enjoyed the night so much we booked for the following night as they had a five course meal and wine talk, the food and wines were stunning and the manager and staff made the night so special for us, that it was the best night of the holiday. Do give the Al Quimia a visit, especially if you are given the choice because of a conference booking. The staff there should win an award for their customer services."

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  • Review by a traveler from Hereford, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful clean hotel. We stayed in a suite which was huge with two bathrooms, lounge area, queen size bed, bedroom, kitchenette, an outside patio/decking area with two sunbeds, and a huge table and chairs. The maids visit twice daily and kept it spotless. The food is excellent and there aren't many hotels I can say that about. The spa is a beautiful area which is kept spotlessly clean and the staff are really lovely.The beach is located down 161 steps which is about a ten-minute walk from the hotel, but youngsters could do it in five minutes. Narrow beach area but lovely soft sand, there are sun loungers to hire which we thought were too expensive 12 euros for half a day and 16 euros for a full day, but most people just lay on the sand with straw mats purchased at the local shop for 3.50 euros each. Most of all the staff was lovely, nothing was too much trouble and they were always willing to help make your stay there the best they could. We went on a few trips while we were there all of which were well worth the money. We would recommend this hotel."

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  • Review by Maria Louise Gaughan from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing food and cocktails! The staff was lovely, the hotel was very modern and clean."

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  • Review by Mandy Noorlander from The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Wow really amazing! My friend and I had a great time. (June 15-18) Beautiful hotel, very clean, nice staff, fantastic wellness / spa and yoga, good food, nice wine, and port. Amazing garden, near the beach, etc. Super, we loved it. We will come back. Thanks for the lovely time. The style of teaching is fun and light-hearted and yet precise and in-depth. She really looked after us all and gave us as much time and energy as we required."

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  • Review by Laura Gabiddon from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Incredible hotel. Amazing friendly staff, fantastic good, and wonderful facilities; I would recommend to anyone that would listen until they got bored and told me to shut up. Perfect honeymoon."

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