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Pine Cliffs Residence
Pine Cliffs Residence
Pine Cliffs Residence
Pine Cliffs Residence
Our ReviewVillas are great for families by offering more space and flexibility than most hotels – however it can end up feeling not much like a holiday if you are still spending a lot of your time shopping, cooking and cleaning. The Pine Cliffs Reidence offer all the benefit of a villa but none of the hassles. Your own kitchen allows you to whisk up simple food for the little ones with little effort – or even make them a piece of toast at 5am in the morning to try and encourage them back to sleep, but with a selection of eleven restaurant and bars you on site there is plenty of choice for eating out. If you do feel like eating in rather than room service on your lap you can order the food in to eat in your dining room or on your terrace while the little ones slumber peacefully. With a choice of two or three bedroom residences a family of up to six is easily accommodated with extra beds possible if needed. While the residences don’t have their own pool all are within easy reach of the lovely pool. With a sweet little childrens pool and surrounded by lots of lawn and beautiful gardens the pool works very well for families with young children. However if they do tire of this there is so much more on offer. The Pine Cliffs is part of the Sheraton Algarve and therefore guests at the Pine Cliff can take advantage of all the facilities the hotel has to offer including the excellent Porto Pirata children village. This is way more than just a Kids Club – the only difficulty you will have, as we did every time we tried to walk the children past it to the beach, is keeping the children out of it. There are two life-sized wooden pirate ships for climbing all over and exploring, with the bottom parts used as indoor rooms for the younger ones. Older children who think they are just a bit too cool for playing aren’t forgotten with the Juniors Club that offers more ‘grown up’ activities such as tennis, hockey, basketball and cricket. If you do manage to entice your children past the childrens club it is well worth it to explore the beautiful sandy beach. As the name suggest the accommodation is set on the top of the cliff and the stunning beach is set below. There is of course a disadvantage to this – the getting up and down there. A lift takes you down the first part but you are still left with a large number of steps to tackle. No problem for an average person but with one non-walker and one only just walking it was quite a mission for myself with the two little ones, but as long as you have one adult for every child who needs help it would be fine. It is well worth the trip, the beach is the longest stretch of golden sand beach in all of Portugal and the more tricky access to it means it doesn’t get too busy. There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for hotel guests as well as a great Beach Club serving lunch, drinks and yummy ice creams.
2 Bedroomed Apartment (114 sqm): Located on the ground and first floor, or the top floor for the Penthouse The kitchenette is well appointed with state-of-the-art appliances, from a stove with vitroceramic cook top to a juice maker and cutlery. The master bedroom features a double bed while the second bedroom comes equipped with two single beds. They offer a choice of three Two-Bedroom Apartment Suites that cater to all your needs: Comfort, with all modern amenities for your delight and convenience; Panoramic, offering the same amenities as the Comfort suite but with a larger terrace for you to better enjoy the outdoors; and Penthouse, located on the top floor for sweeping views of the bucolic garden and golf course. 4 Adults & 2 children (sofa bed) or 5 people & 1 cot
3 Bedroomed Apartment (163 sqm): In the modern kitchenette, state-of-the-art appliances, from a vitroceramic cook top to a juice marker, allow guests to prepare meals with ease. There is a double bed for the master, and two single beds in each of the other two bedrooms. You have a choice of two Three-Bedroom Apartment Suites: the Comfort Suite on the ground and first floors, and the Penthouse Suite with a large balcony on the top floor. 6 Adults & 4 children (sofa bed) or 8 people & 1 cot
FAMILY ROOMS… Pine Cliffs Residence is made up of two and three bedroom villa apartments. Each also has a sitting / dining room and fully stocked kitchen. Those with young children may prefer a ground floor apartment so the children can play on the lawn in front of your villa.
Things to do
THINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS ... Great golf course and tuition, tennis courts, spa and of course the lovely long sandy beach.
I’M BORED (…& for children)…
You are unlikely to be - aside from the incredible Porto Pirata childrens club - see details below, the long sandy beach and swimming pools provide plenty to keep children happy. The magnificent sandy Falesia beach is accessed by a lift followed by a series of wide steps. At the beach there is a small choice of watersports on offer and a fantastic beach club which offers fresh fish and lovely salads. Tennis professionals are available for coaching all ages and abilities and there is a 9-hole golf course and golf academy, built on the edge of a spectacular cliff overlooking the sea.
Porto Pirata Children’s Village from 6 months to eight years. Open 09.30 to 17.00 Mon – Sat, April to Oct. A 7000 square metre playground with two life-size wooden pirate ships. Supervised by an experienced and well-qualified staff, children enjoy their own adventures complete with a bouncing castle, basketball court, mini track for big-wheel toys, scooters and bikes, a swimming pool just for kids, and an 18-hole mini-golf course to entertain the whole family. Daily activities are organised by age and include finger painting, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, water games, face painting and various sporting activities.Charges depend on the ages of your child and how many sessions you book but are from Euro 28 – Euro 59 for a morning or afternoon session for a baby or Euro 15 – Euro 40 for a child age 3 to 8 for a morning or afternoon session. Pre-booking is advised. There is also a Junior Club for ages eight to 12 year with activities such as bingo, table tennis, mini-golf, football, crossbow and aim shooting, water ball, darts and disc bowls and much more. There is also a weekly programme for teenagers featuring activities such as tennis, hockey, basketball, aerobics, cricket and more.
Porto Pirata may be enjoyed on the following schedules:
• Full day with lunch (9:30AM to 5:00pm)
• Half day with lunch (9:30 am to 2pm or 12:30pm to 5:00pm)
• Half day (9:30am to 12:30pm or 2pm to 5:00pm)
• One hour (any time other than 12:30pm to 2pm)
SUITABLE FOR… Suits families with children of all ages as there is plenty to keep them entertained.
ARE WE THERE YET?...30 minutes drive from Faro airport
I’M HUNGRY…Each villa has a proper kitchen so you can of course do your own food or order room service to your dining room. However there is the lovely O'Grilll restaurant set by the pool as well as the 12 restaurant and bar of the Sheration Algarve just a short walk away or hop on the complimentary shuttle.
BABYSITTING & COSTS…Babysitting is available, please ask us for current cost
COSTS FOR CHILDREN… Children are under 12 yrs. The apartments are per apartment per night so children aren’t charged as such. There is a 50% discount on all meals served in the restaurants for all children between 0-12 years old (inclusive). Half board or Full board is free for children between 0-3 years (inclusive) in same meal plan as booked by parents. 50% Discount on board supplements for children from 4 to 12 years (inclusive) in same meal plan as booked by parents.
PRICES FROM…From £144 per person per night B&B
WHAT YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK…Almost anything can be provided.
There is a good selection of restaurants to choice from many of which have separate children's menus. This includes Jardim Colonial for all day dining, Pescador a fish restaurant, Corda Cafe for light meals and snacks, Il Giardino serving delicious Italian food, O'Grill for informal dining, Aldar offering Moroccan cuisine, Beach Bar and Restaurant and Piri Piri for Portuguese specialities.
Please note that some of the restaurants are seasonal and open subject to the weather conditions and seasonal occupancy.
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