Based on reviews here, we asked for and received double rooms on the 5th floor with balconies, facing the beach. They're actually rooms on the side with quite large balconies, each with a table and two chairs that could have fit an additional table and chairs. From the balcony, you see towards the beach. Apparently only the suites are on the beach-facing side below the rooftop pool. The rooftop pool and terrace have sweeping views over the sea and of Sitio, the town above Nazare. Desk staff all speak English and are pleasant.
The rooms are modern and spare, but very comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet is good (bus tours stop here and fill the breakfast room from 8:30 to 9:00, though we had no trouble finding seats, and the buffet was well-stocked when we ate at 8:30).). The pool is small and glass-covered and well-heated. The small hot tub was not too clean-looking, though they were cleaning it our 2nd night there. The terrace views are great at night, and there was seldom anyone else there when we used it - bring your own snacks - no bar on the terrace).
The hotel is 2 or 3 blocks from the beach. There are scads of restaurants and cafes. Nazare is nice for wandering about - there's a large town market across from the hotel. We never heard noise from other rooms, nor had to wait for an elevator despite the tour groups - a very pleasant experience.
I'd definitely recommend this hotel as a good value, comfortable, clean choice for Nazare.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the centre of Nazaré just 2 minutes from the beach, Hotel Praia has a laid-back, modern, designer atmosphere. This 4-star hotel offers the perfect conditions for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or some fantastic holidays or working days in a relaxing environment. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi to its guests. It is also equipped with facilities for meetings and corporate events, offering various rooms that can accommodate up to 120 people. Set in the central, western part of the country, the hotel is surrounded by fantastic beaches and cultural and historical cities, three of which quite close to Nazaré boast some of the Seven Wonders of Portugal: the Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça, the Monastery of Batalha, and Óbidos Castle. Another interesting site in the central region is the Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima). Daily room-service Safe fit for a laptop Amenities Free Wi-Fi in all rooms Mini-bar Hair-dryer Air-conditioning LCD with cable TV Car park with direct access to the rooms ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Praia Hotel Nazare