The hotel is located directly on the beach. We stayed in a room facing the pool and ocean. The view from the balconies was wonderful. Many restaurants close by within walking distance from the hotel. The staff was very nice and helpful with assisting us. Breakfast buffet was outstanding, great selection of different food and beverages. If you come with a car, there is free parking. I would definitely recommend Holiday Inn Algarve - Armação de Pêra for your next vacation.