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Apartamentos Castelos da Rocha
Reviewed 23 January 2014

this is on the face of it a nice clean little place. however it is severely cold and to rent a heater is 5euors a day! stupidly noisy if one person leaves an apartment down the hall you can here the door slamming and the resources for the apartment are non existent reception is at an ad-hoc basis so no continently, also there is a distinct lack of locations to buy perishable goods near by.
far out the way from the mainstream of the town. loads of lights outside that buzz all night and disturb sleep constantly!
save your time go to a proper hotel......

we're asked to rate "fitness centre".... there is not one fact!!

Room Tip: Bachuus bar a 10 min walk away is a must do!!!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

I went with my friends on holiday to Praia da Rocha after we finished our A Levels, just before we headed off to university (in July 2010). The cost of a 4 bed apartment was extremely cheap and so we decided to stay here. The apartment was spacious and clean. The bedrooms were bright and both had a balcony that was adjoining. The living room/kitchen was big enough and had a pull out bed so even more than four people could stay if necessary!

The pool area was nice and the bar served very nice food for fairly cheap!

The owner Laura seemed friendly, however when our towels were not changed when they were supposed to, she shouted at us. However she quickly apologised and gave us our towels straight away.

The walk to the (beautiful) beach was short and up a slight hill.

I would stay here again if I were to go back to Praia da Rocha.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Sid B
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

Can't fault this place , nothing is too much trouble for Laura , the lady who looks after the apartments .
Very near restaurants and pubs , plus the beach is just across the road and up a (not too steep ) road, take you 2minutes at most.
If you want to eat at apartment the huge Continente Hypermarket is a 30 minute walk away or taxi it for about 4/5 euros , you'll certainly need one to bring back shopping .
Our favourite restaurant was in do vua a 15 minute walk away if you take the road , The Jacaranda . Claires along the top road does a good value 3 course menu .

  • Stayed: October 2013
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4  Thank saphi1
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We were made to feel very welcome and great care was taken over our stay. An optional extra heater made a world of difference - November/December nights can be pretty cool in the Algarve, so travellers should take note.

We went in search of winter sunshine and possible places to re-visit at length in February-March, and were successful on both counts. A few weeks in the apartments may well turn out to be a very good solution!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

On arrival were upgraded to two bedroom apartment in room 225! An excellent start to our holiday. Sunshine on balcony until early afternoon. Rooms cold in the evening and night. Laura rented us a heater at 5 euros a day. Location of apartments is ideal, close to beach and restaurants, but in quiet area. Big Continente supermarket about 20 minute walk away and 5 euros for a taxi back. Spar local small supermarket about 5 minutes away. Can recommend Mistral restaurant for seafood and local Portuguese dishes, frequented by many of the locals.
Also The Taca bar next to Claire's is worth a visit, large lager 1 Euro! We enjoyed our week there so much we have already booked a return next spring.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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2  Thank travellingtims
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Brilliant in every way! Laura is the best host , upgraded us to an apartment with an upstairs, nice! Kitchen very well equipped , washer , microwave , coffee maker , kettle toaster also iron ironing board! We stayed in 103 , had the sun in from dawn till dusk!
Transfer pick up on the way home was at 4am and in the sleepiness forgot my English money, left in a drawer, emailed Laura to inform her , and she collected it for me and gave it to my parents to bring home for me , a real diamond! We will be back !!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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2  Thank mangravylover
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Booked a one bedroom apartment and got upgraded to a two bedroom two storey, balcony off bedroom has sun there all day. Laura was very helpful, weather was fantastic for November. Quite a few places still open, local bar next to apartment was called acos bar was a great stop for a few drinks, victor and his family we very nice, even opened earlier so my hubby could watch a football match.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Address: Sitio dos Castelos, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-801, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Praia da Rocha
Price Range: £20 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Castelos da Rocha 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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