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Review of Rosamar 1 Aparthotel

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Rosamar 1 Aparthotel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Tipperary
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2008

stayed here for two weeks and really enjoyed it. All staff were pleasant and helpful. Close to all amenities including bus stop and taxi ranks and miles of beach to explore. My husband has to go for dialysis 3 times a week (arranged for us by Irish Kidney Association at a unit in Portimao). Only drawback to the holiday is bus service between towns comes to a standstill around 19.00pm. Quite cheap to travel to the unit by bus but taxi back each time was a bit expensive. Lots to do even on my own in the evening and I felt quite safe wandering around. Admittedly the hotel is a bit quiet, no nitelife in bar but that is what we wanted. We cant wait to go back.

  • Liked — Very central location, not far to go for anything
  • Disliked — cleaning staff sometimes arrived very early-no do not disturb sign available
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ametiste
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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ireland
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20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2008

very cramped and noisy at night time - didnt sleep - no nice views from hotel - swimming pool across the road, area looked a bit run down - could do with a face lift only advantage is its near the beach.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — noisy and cramped
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank seasonedtraveller94
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2008

Rosamar 1, though a little dated, is clean, spacious and well equipped - e.g. aircon, hair-dryers, ironing board, bidet. The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient with daily cleaning service. There is a small indoor pool in the building and a separate outdoor pool across the road but they are not much used because located only 50 yards away is probably one of the best beaches in the Algarve and one that seems very popular with the portugese themselves who, by the way, are very polite and helpful. Their presence in family groups mainly, probably explains the lack of loud brash bars and discos, though there are many fine and excellent value restaurants in the resort - seafood very popular, where it is possible for a family of four to eat out (including drinks) for around Euro50. If self-catering, groceries and drink prices are only a third of the cost in Ireland.

The beach is well maintained with plenty of supervised water-sports (ask for Carlos, who when he is not running this venture, works off-season in Cork ) umbrellas and some great beach bars - check out the Palm beach, below Hotel Garbe, run by (Jokin) Joachim and Paul, two of the friendliest and most effiicient guys you could hope to meet. It has lots of variety from small cliffs at the West end, a prom and fishermans beach towards the centre, and then stretching for over 2 miles east along sand-dunes to the next resort of Gale - for those who like to stretch their legs.

Armacao de Pera itself is relatively small, though expanding fast judging by the amount of building since I was last there ten years ago. It has about three main streets of high-rise apartment/hotel buildings stretching for about one km along a pleasant prom overlooking the beach ending in a small but nice old town centre with plenty of small shops and restaurants.

It is also well located for many of the local attractions: Zoomarine, markets at Loule, hectic nightlife in Albufeira, culture in Silves.
If its a beach holiday you are after, you will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — Facilities and location
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank OldFitzer
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westmeath
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2008

stayed at the rosamar for one week, was pleasantly surprised at the size of the apartments as it was the cheapest holiday we ever got,there is a daily maid service and staff are friendly . I would highly recommend it. Make sure you visit Dom Pedros restaurant for fabulous food and most importantly for a good night out call to The Old Road Irish Bar where Aidan Joanne and Nigel will make you feel very welcome . We had the best nights there, we will be back

  • Liked — space and cleanliness
  • Disliked — no entertainment and no pool
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank princeWestmeath
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on the borderline
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2008

Nice clean apartment if a bit dated decor wise. Staff very friendly though.

The old main drag of the resort itself was bit touristy, so many apartments, so few occupied though. But the old back streets revealed some nice surprises in old fashioned greengrocers & butchers & fishmongers.

Eating out the food was great - pork & clams, piri piri, fresh swordfish/tuna/bass/bream, fishermans stew. Even the "junk food" was good quality in the resort.

Beach is glorious, clean, plenty of beds, plenty of lifeguards (especially enjoyed the one who runs the beach bar at weekend - try the mojitos - they are class, and don't forget your free melon shot when leaving).

Food is cheap in supermarkets, just remember Portugese wine is an "acquired taste" try the beer instead (Sagres or Super Bock) and remember to take some piri piri chillies home for recreating the food you enjoyed.

Nothing like Lanzarote Princess (my last review) but equally enjoyable.

Cheap but cheerful holiday for us and none the worse for it

  • Liked — Clean apartments friendly staff
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank the-joy-of-cesc
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Co. Kildare ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2008

The Rosamar 1 is still the best for us and thank you by the way for the bottle of Port for Cindy's Birthday, much appreciated. See you in September hopefully. Big Obrigado to the excellent maids who provide a wonderful service.

Hello again to all our friends in Armacao de pera. Peter and Denise who own Bar Ries (John's Bar), Manuel and Anne (Kippis Bar) and new to Armacao, a big Dias Muire Duibh to Eamon and Joanne who have just opened the Old Road Irish bar, give them all some custom.

Hello also to Jim Kathleen, Joe and Anne and Scott and Antoinette, really enjoyed your company see you in Sept also hopefully, and thank you for putting us on to Balbinhos, great food, service and value.

Finally hello to Ratty and Antonio of the Cristalina, may your nets always come back full and thank you for the present of Red Mullet
a truly lovely fish.

Ciao for now

Harry and Cindy McDonald

  • Liked — Cleanliness and Staff Friendliness
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank McDonalds49
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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
163 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2008

Portugal Armacao De Pera
Apartments Rosamar 1
Reviewer Tripadvisor from N.I.
Date 18th May 2008

Got a cheap holiday for my husband and myself and flew from Dublin. Apartments great value a bit dated but very clean. Staff very helpful. One bedroom living / kitchen with a terrace TV and bathroom with shower. Armacao de pera is11klm from Albufeira can get by bus or taxi. Please note streets are tiled and can be slippery especially when wet. Bring footwear with a good thick sole or you could be one of the bandaged people. Lovley seafood down by the harbour area and there is an Irish Bar just opened called The Old Road do give them some trade. Food and wine is cheap to buy in the resturants or go to the supermarket and stock up and shoes and handbags are very reasonable. There is a farmers market and the fruit and veg is wonderful.

  • Liked — Soooooo clean
  • Disliked — A bit dated
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank wentaway
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Property: Rosamar 1 Aparthotel
Address: Rua Dom Joao II, Armacao de Pera 8365-130, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Armacao de Pera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rosamar 1 Aparthotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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