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Clube Vilarosa
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed here for a week and like most people reading the reviews was a bit apprehensive about location.
I need not have worried
If you do as i did and look at the map and area . It looks like a good bit from the beach.
But its NOT .
It REALLY is only a 10min walk to the main strip and beach .
HONESTLY i timed it .
Yes the footpaths aren't great but its really not that bad.
The apartments were lovely and big with all you need .
We had a 2 bed right in front of the smaller pool with a private garden which was great.
The apartment its self could do with been modernized but spotless clean .
Maids in every day.
Satellite Tv With tons of channels was great for the couple of hours you just like to chill and for the kids.
Layout of the Pool is really nice and bar food was lovely and CHEAP .
Great place to stay with kids because of the safe grounds and things to do .
Plenty of gorgeous restaurants on the strip for nice evenings out

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We booked the superior apt and it was! Very nicely laid out and equiped perfect for self catering and cleaned every day. Very friendly and helpful staff and we would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone.
A little bit of a walk to the beach, Praia da Rocha, and if you have mobility problems then walking there would be a problem. However there are several busses running regularly which cost around 1.50 euros per person.
All in all a very pleasant week and a big thank you to everyone involed with Clube VilaRosa

My only gripe (with Portugese hotels in general) the room was not ready on the first day until around 3pm which was a bit annoying because we did say we would be arriving before midday. The hotel were good, they allowed us to store luggage when we arrived. I can handle that, just more beers in the bar but if you have kids or traavelling some distance you may want to take that into account

Room Tip: Go for the superior appartment worth the small additional amount. The only thing I would say is the...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I found the hotel staff to be very helpful and my families stay in the hotel itself very enjoyable with the local beach absolutely stunning.
my one travel tip to folks looking to stay here is not to allow the receptionist to book you into a room overlooking the street next to the entrance - there are a number of dogs in private villa's across the small street that will drive you nuts with the amount of barking they get up to late into the evening.
the walk down to the local beach is OK but the foot paths are in a total mess and you will have to be reasonably fit to make it back up the hill to get back to the hotel.
We booked a car rental with Hertz for our 10 day stay, listen to this for a laugh!!
you have no choice but to bring the car back with an empty tank but here's the rub, they charged me an additional 30 euro for their staff to fill it up (absolute daylight robbery)
As if that wasn't bad enough HERTZ then stuck on an additional 30 euro miscelanious charge which there customer service agent was unable to explain.
you will only find out about all of this carryon when you get your visa bill and have to call them to find out what ta hell is going on.
totally discussing behavior from a supposedly respectable company like HERTZ.
on the plus side the car was brand new.

Room Tip: rooms facing the pool are best.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Victor D
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We booked this just three days before arrival, booked through Sunshine.co.uk stayed for 5 nights we had booked a Superior 1 bed apartment, requesting top floor pool view and that's what we got. The apartment was nice, spacious with a large balcony. Kitchen well equipped plenty of pots, pans etc required for simple self catering, full oven, hob and extractor, microwave, toaster and coffee maker, only bad point is that they do not provide an elec kettle and the one on the hob takes forever! Spacious lounge/dining area with leather sofa, much comfier than ones we have had in other apartments. Double bedroom with plenty of storage, single beds, pretty comfy.
The complex offers 2 pools, one large one with bar/snacks, large lawned area, loads of sun beds and plenty of parasols, this pool was quiet for the majority of our stay, there is also a smaller pool with small bar(only open in high season), still a nice area.
Approx. a 10 min walk out the back of the complex (under the pink canopy) and you are in he centre of Rocha, on the `strip` and cliff overlooking the beautiful beach.
We had a lovely break away from the rain of the UK, very lucky with the weather 30 most days!
Great apartments and we would definitely book again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

we have just visited this hotel for 7 days and overall had a very nice time. As some of the other reviews have noted the pool is excellent (although cold due to the time of year...) and the complex facilities are pretty good. The room we stayed in, though, was towards the far end and in a shared block - i.e. tourists and locals. The communal corridors on our floor smelt very unpleasant but the room itself was ok. The bathroom was dated and the balcony almost non-existent (go for the superior room if you value sitting outside) but the room overall was clean and a good size.

This hotel is in the midst of a small residential area and a welcome break from the high rises that define this resort. On that note I was disappointed with Praia da Rocha - it's very dated and the walk up the hill from Vila Rose take you past several apparently deserted housing/hotel blocks blighted by graffiti.

That said the locals as always shine through - there are some really nice restaurants at the far end of the strip including an excellent pizza/pasta place where the service is fantastic. The main drag is defined by Irish bars and snack joints with a few restaurants dotted in between. It's a real shame as it seems the Portuguese business owners are trying against the odds to give a good experience for the tourists but are frankly unsupported by the local government with decaying infrastructure and poor 'pop-up' additions all over the place which look out of character and cheap.

The hotel, on balance, was worth what we paid but the resort is not one I would visit again.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We just returned from 7 nights here. Pool, bar and reception lovely, staff great. We were in a block outside of the complex which seemed to be shared with local residents. Very odd. Our room however had no balcony and a view of the car park. bathroom constantly smelt of urine and the beds were so uncomfortable. Cleaners came every day to make beds and mop but clearly missed the stench in the bathroom! The toilet, bath and shower curtain were ancient but think they could be in the process of updating. Overall I wouldn't stay here again unless I was guaranteed a pool view with balcony. The distance to pria da rocha is a 15 min walk, the walk back however is uphill we were glad we hired a car! The location of hotel and room we had definitely let it down.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stayed here from may 19th to may 26th. We were in apartment 3c on the third floor. It was safe and very secure our own key to open the lift every time we used it from the ground floor. The complex had everything you want and all close by. Tennis courts available at 6 euro 50 an hour ideal way to relax after a long day at the pool or at the beach. Mini market in the complex with a nice bar serving lovely food and beer at 2 euro a glass.If you want to book a cheap break chose this apartment from travelrepublic.ie.We got it for a week for 100 euro per person great value.The tv was a flat screen and BBC World News and VH1 were the only English channels available.For a bargain price use greenbus and shuttledirect to get from airport to the apartment. we paid 11 euro per person each way and when you consider that Faro is an hour away it is good value.You hotel will charge you 55 to 65 euro per person so make sure you make the right choice. Also if you fancy day trips do not book them at your hotel it is a pure rip off. Take a short walk in to Prai Da Rocha find the ticket shop. You can go to the market in Loule on Saturday for 7 euro hotel price 19 per person Seville 20 euro 48 euro at your hotel and Lisbon 25 euro 55 at your hotel so plenty money to be saved at the ticket shop but your choice. Beer like Super Bok is 2 euro a pint and is cheaper in happy hours. The sunday roast can be found at Clares for 8.95 for that you get a 4 course lunch amazing value.Some great places for food includes The Irish Rover , Croke Park and Baccus just to see the parrot tell guest off.Wi Fi hot spots all over the place and free so you wont be out of touch. A place to go for a cool drink on a hot day is Hotel Jupiter plush with an indoor and outdoor pool and cocktails to sample a very reasonable price.All in all great week in a prime location 5 mins from Prai Da Rocha.Any questions drop me a line.

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Address: Lote 1 Rua da Vila Rosa, Portimao 8500-782, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 69 Speciality Lodging in Portimao
Price Range: £31 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clube Vilarosa 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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