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Presidente Apartamentos
Ranked #20 of 76 Hotels in Portimao
Certificate of Excellence
Lisbon, Portugal
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80 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“They seemed nicer in our first stay”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

This was our second time at this hotel but now with a 2 year daughter. I don’t know what happened but our good impression from our first stay (maybe 5 years ago) vanished during our six day stay. The apartments didn’t have any heating (with exception to very old and ineffective oil heater). This was very strange since all hotels and holiday apartments in Algarve, even the more basic, normally have a aircon . We also found the location a little outside (walking) from Praia da Rocha, especially if you have a small baby. In the other hand we liked the staff attention, the cleaning service and parking facilities.

Room Tip: The rooms facing south
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed here for a Christmas break. Very few other guests but that's OK athough the place feels somewhat deserted then. The apartments and kitchen are well equipped and clean. Bathroom, TV, wireless, everything works. There even was an electric heater in the room. Not sure if there is an air conditioner to be used in summertime. You need to pay for the wireless but there are plenty places around where you can get free wireless.
We did not use any of the other available facilities of the hotel.
On the seaside you will have a great view on the beaches and cliffs. There is little traffic on the roads but this was of course winter. Within easy and safe walking distance there is a choice of bars, restaurants and little shops so you would no really need a car if you came here strictly for the beaches. Would not hesitate to go back to this place in the summer.

Room Tip: Decide whether you want morning sun or evening sun, very few rooms have both.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Fabulous location and very spacious apartments with everything you need for self catering. Cleaned every day. Stayed for a week in November and had breakfast on balcony every day, 10 minutes walk along cliffs to main strip with shops and restaurants. Claire's have good value meals but do not accept cards. Bistro Italiano brought pate to table while we were waiting for our meal which we thought was a nice touch then we were charged for it on bill. Asia Chinese restaurant have lovely food. We got carry out twice and ate in apartment. Go in opposite direction from hotel to lovely quiet beach without steps. Lovely restaurant in corner serves nice breakfast . Bus stops outside hotel going to Portimao where we took another bus to Lagos and Silves. Well worth a visit. Would recommend Presidente and look forward to returning.

Room Tip: High level. sea view,
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

just back having spent 9 days here.couldent fault anything. accommodation basic but everything u need.staff so polite and helpful.rooms cleaned everyday towels changed every day.views to die for will certainly be back.

Room Tip: we requested a sea view and got a fab apt.views were spectacular
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kajaani, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed at hotel over two months. The staff is very kind , helpful and polite. Hotel and pool are very clean as well as apartments. In the living room there is absolut no lightning. They have to do something, new, better lamps... It's very expensive to take WlFi, and it doesn.t work in rooms, only public areas.
Best rooms are those with great seaview, but there is the minimarket under balconies. So never choose a room near minimarket. Its staff and their friends are so nosy with their party day after day.

Room Tip: Best rooms are those with great seaview, but there is the minimarket under balconies. So never choos...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Just back from a one week stay at Presidente. We were very impressed by the size and cleanliness of the apartment. Furnished and equipped to a basic level, but sufficient for all our needs. Good location close to the beach and within a 10 minutes walk to local restaurants and shops. We appreciated that this is at the quieter end of town. We stayed on a self-catering basis so can't comment on the standard of the restaurant. If you're looking for a comfortable, clean and well located base for a beach holiday, Presidente represents good value.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Graham M
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Recently returned from a week staying at the presidente apartamentos in praia da rocha on 26th aug - 2nd sept. Great size of accommodation with a long balcony to relax in,near a main road but could handle hear any noise and quite peaceful in the room we stayed in. . Although the furniture could do with modernization and would of been appreciated if we had the use of a electric kettle and to updating English tv channels . I could not fault the hotel on the excellent cleaning during my stay by the cleaners who would visit everyday . The staff in the hotel were very helpful and friendly to my holiday being relaxed and also to the beds being comfortable if you like sleeping on a firm bed. The hotel is located 5-10mins walk away from the beach down a pathway and the new town is in easy walking distance about 200m if that, shops,bars and restaurants where there is plenty of choice such The la dolce vita buffet and safari. we asked the hotel staff where another good location of restaurants and shops, she suggested Alvor its about 10-15mins away by taxi you would roughly have to pay ten euros, when we got to alvor there was a lot of seafood restaurants but they also have a variety of other places to eat if seafood is not your type. The day before we left we went on seafaris trip which are to see the wild dolphins on a speedboat, the men took us were very friendly and gave us some great sightseeing. I would recommend this hotel to others for a relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: Sea-view over the hotel pool and lower level possibly below 3 if you want to access wifi more easier...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Presidente Apartamentos
Address: Estrada Do Vau | Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 76 Hotels in Portimao
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Hotel Class:2 star — Presidente Apartamentos 2*
Number of rooms: 107
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