EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

5.0 star property
Luxury Albufeira hotel with full-service spa, connected to the convention center
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EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

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Bar (on property)
2 restaurants, breakfast, dinner served; Mediterranean cuisine
Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Pool View | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Indoor pool, 5 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Praia da Falésia, Pinhal do Concelho, Albufeira, 8200-593
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and pool bar
  • Full-service spa
  • 5 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television

Room options

Deluxe Suite, Garden View

  • 785 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Resort View

  • 344 sq ft
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View (Family)

  • 850 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed OR 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Pool View

  • 344 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Ocean View

  • 344 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom (Family)

  • 850 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed OR 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Deluxe Studio

  • 409 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Large Twin Sofa Bed OR 2 Twin Beds and 1 Large Twin Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Falesia Beach - 11 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 9 min drive
  • Balaia Golf Village - 8 min drive
  • The Strip - 9 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 18 min drive
  • Praia dos Alemães - 21 min drive
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 16 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 16 min drive
  • Albufeira Marina - 16 min drive
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 37 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 41 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 19 min drive
  • Loule Station - 25 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 26 min drive


  • Alquimia - 1 min walk
  • Retiro do Isca - 5 min drive
  • Pizzeria Falésia - 3 min walk
  • Douro Tapas - 16 min walk
  • Pássaro Azul - 5 min drive

About this property

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Albufeira, putting you near activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/body boarding. There's plenty of fun with the 5 outdoor pools and indoor pool, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Abyad, one of 2 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. A poolside bar, a health club, and a 24-hour fitness center are other highlights at this luxurious hotel.


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 229 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Free secured, covered onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis lessons
  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Canoeing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (19892 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2013
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Piano
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 9 holes of golf
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Lockers available


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Toaster
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


SAYANNA WELLNESS has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Abyad - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Al Quimia - This restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
Property Registration Number 3928

Also known as

EPIC Algarve
EPIC SANA Algarve Albufeira
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel Albufeira
Hotel EPIC Algarve
Hotel SANA EPIC Algarve
SANA Algarve
SANA Hotel Algarve
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel Albufeira, Portugal
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel Hotel
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel Albufeira
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel Hotel Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Does EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
As of Sep 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel on Oct 2, 2023 start from $274, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
Yes, there are 5 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (17-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities such as rowing, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics, basketball, and Pilates. Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the spa tub, or go for a swim in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools. EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel also has an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and Mediterranean cuisine.
Does EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel like?
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel is a short 13-minute walk from Pine Cliffs Golf Course and 9 minutes' walk from Praia da Falésia Açoteias.







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10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luisa, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Jack, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amir, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

We enjoyed a few days at this property. Its location is outstanding although it is in a remote area from other towns and cities. The hotel is accessed through a long, winding, and not in optimal conditions route.
Adriana, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Brilliant Staff
We first visited this hotel 8 years ago as a family and returned as a couple. It has dated a bit (especially the bathroom design) but it has been well maintained and isn't tired. The staff are absolutely excellent and really make the place what it is. Management, housekeeping, concierge all can't do enough to make sure you have everything you need. The location is perfect, right on the best beach in the Algarve. You can walk along the beach to Vilamoura (50 mins). There is a small square just outside the grounds with a few restaurants including a great pizzeria. Albufeira and Vilamoura are a short uber ride away so everything you need is within reach. The hotel pools are also nice and breakfast is excellent. The only complaint we had was that there was a private corporate function while we were there which meant that the bar was closed off. That would have been okay for an evening but the event also went on to 1am which is an hour later than the bar is open to guests. Our upgraded ocean view room was directly above this so we felt like we were at the event. As with corporate events a 100 or so people then stumbled and shouted their way back to their rooms so there wasn't peace until 2.30am. I went and spoke to reception as we had arrived that day and were tired. They were excellent and offered us another room but it just seems that the owners need to rethink mixing corporate and leisure guests.
Richard, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

athari, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Won’t return
Poor service (eg when I called housekeeping no one answered, had to phone reception twice before someone answered). Towels in bathrooms are very worn out (pictures) and when I complained about this one morning there was no response for 11hours. Breakfast good but the same every day. Will try somewhere else next time I visit the Algarve.
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4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome Resort!
Excellent in almost every way gorgeous hotel with friendly and willing staff, spa services were fabulous only excepts: the dining options were limited since one restaurant was closed, the Japanese one and one only had an expensive tasting menu no a la carte options Also would have been nice to have the adult outdoor pool heated