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Review of Apartamentos Castelos da Rocha

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Apartamentos Castelos da Rocha
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very depressing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The bar was supposed to be open between 9am and midnight, but in truth the bar was seldom open before 10 am and in the evening the bar was always closed, unless Laura was entertaining friends for dinner, and even then you were made to feel like an outsider. The building work going on outside did not help either which would commence at 8am

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank May M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Apartment was clean and very well equiped, (fridge freezer, washing machine, coffee maker etc)
Convenient for the beach, about 10 mins, and restaurants etc. Also has two pool areas with sunbeds etc, all well kept. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We must have had the best apartment in the complex! It was on two levels, with bedroom and bathroom upstairs and lounge and kitchen area downstairs. Almost every need was catered for - fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, toaster - even a coffee percolator! The bed mattress was so comfortable we slept until 10.30 the first morning. Not on the sea front but a leisurely 10 minute stroll and you'll be there ...

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Really clean and well equipped apartments, even has a washing machine which comes in handy if you are on a long stay like we were. Nice location, just a 5 minute walk to the beach and bars along the front. Laura the owner was very friendly and made us very welcome, all in all a great holiday.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Week left of this years leave decided to go to Algarve couldn't get into the usual complex we use so decided to try the Castelos da Rocha. The apartment was clean and spacious the staff were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the weather wasn't really any better than home still it is only March so we accepted that and got on with the holiday. It was a 5-7 minute walk up into the town and within easy reach of 2 Supermarkets one traditional and one Spar both offering wide choice of foods, brands we know and ones we tried. Price wise very competitive and suited our budget. No sign of sunbeds and the pools where locked up so we could not get to them even after the weather improved a couple of days into the week, I assume Laura and staff felt it was too early in the season to make these facilities available, the snack bar was not open and the seating area in front of it was rather untidy and messy. Hopefully anyone who stays here later on in the season will have full use of both pool and snack bar. I won't criticise the building for being old and tired (aren't we all ) I respect that the furniture and décor take some abuse over the years and all in all the apartment was comfortable and adequate for our needs. However it was very cold and I used the heater for the whole week at the cost of 35euros for the 7days. I personally felt it was worth it as it took the chill off the rooms. Our apartment was in lote2 opposite the reception on the 2nd floor. I am sure the apartment was so cold because it was in the shadow all the time the other block opposite had the sun on it all day. Maybe when booking ask for the block with the reception in it. Noise wise we found it no noisier than any other building fully tiled and echoic. The area itself was quiet and surrounded by other hotels.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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3 Thank Rosslyn R
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

This hotel/apartments are 300 meters from the beach with brilliant secenery, Laura, the receptionist could not be more helpful we came last minute and I can only say what a great time we had . There is a cafe about 500 meters from the hotel where the people could not be nicer right opposite a 5* hotel and a bar that is a euro a pint that is 400 hundred meters from the hotel that's right on the coast line. Yes the hotel is basic but it is a place to sleep before you go out exploring. The only thing I have bad to say is the people on the street selling things and constantly approaching you however as long as your polite and say no thank you you have no truobles all in all brilliant place good times

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Claire B
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at these apartments. Close to the beach, clean and spacious, fresh towels and bedding regularly provided and comfortable beds. With regard to the noise level, I could hear our neighbours chatting etc but think that this is unavoidable due to the tiled floors and style of apartments in warmer climates.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Hazelnuts0_0
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Property: Apartamentos Castelos da Rocha
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Castelos da Rocha 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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