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where to stay

hi, thinking of taking a trip to praia de rocha for 5 days in may. can you tell me if there is lots to do. resonable hotel to stay in the centre of the resort, also flying from newcastle to faro? is that the airport that i fly to, how far from airport to resort in taxi and how much. thanks for your help

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1. Re: where to stay

I think you would be best with pre booked transport for that distance (60-65km) , taxi will cost you a fortune. Praia de Rocha is my least fav resort so cant help you with recommendations. Sure there will be someone along who can help you more.

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2. Re: where to stay

if you drive you are better of hiring a car,or look on internet for airport transfers, there are plenty.

lots of places in praie de roche, to stay, if you fancy self catering apartments look on owners direct web site, always plenty to go at on there

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Just curious. Where would you recommend? We are thinking of going to Portugal for the first time and we woudl like to spend a little time in the Algarve. Not sure where though.

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4. Re: where to stay

Check out Jardins da Rocha!

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g652081-d502330…

In gorgeous Praia da Rocha - now a cruise destination!

www.flickr.com/photos/vitor107/sets/1423800/

Have a lovely time!

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5. Re: where to stay

Yes you fly into Faro. The travel time from airport to Praia da Rocha is approx 45-50 mins via private transfer. Shuttle service usually takes longer.

Private transfers is 45-55 euros dependant upon who you use. Shuttle are much cheaper but shared. A taxi wowuld be in the region of 60-90 euros again dependent upon the driver you get.

Good places to stay that are central.

Avenida (cheap and on main strip so may be noisy at peak time)

Jupiter or Rocha hotel again both pretty much on the strip but more expensive.

Slightly off the main strip I would suggest Castelos da Rocha, self catering apartments that are on a cul-de-sac but only 200m from the beach and nightlife.

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if you want a very good hotel and right in the centre of town , right on top of beach , you cant do better than the casino hotel. there are very many really good places to eat in the town , most of the best are right along to the right at the end . this the biggest and beach in the algarve and the beach bars serve great food , they all have toilets and most have showers also. bg

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7. Re: where to stay

hotel oriental is beautiful with a top location.five minutes away we stay at the vila rosa, gorgeous hotel

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8. Re: where to stay

May isn't the height of the season so you will get somewhere good reasonably cheap. I would reiterate the previous two suggestions:

The Algarve Casino - pay extra for a sea-view room, it is worth every penny. This place has the added advantage of a heated pool which will be a godsend in May.

The Oriental - very nice but would be my second choice - the pool is very cold and the breakfast not as good as the Algarve Casino.

Either though are decent choices, and PDR is a very nice at that time of year before all the tourists descend (when we avoid it like the plague!)

B

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