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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Faro District, Algarve

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Thomas J...
Montrose, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The perfect place....”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We have been spending February and March at Praia da Rocha for the past nine years, the last three of which we stayed at Riomar Apartments. We have at last found the perfect place to relax during our long Winter break. We love the location,very close to the Fortaleza Santa Catarina where steps lead down to the praia and marina. This part of town is very quiet but there is easy access to the beach and restaurants also a great CitiBus service, there are two handy bus stops within a minutes walk.
When we arrived at Faro at the end of January our transport to Riomar was waiting for us and soon we were on our way. Before long we were greeted by Areke and Antoine our hosts for the next 8 weeks. They had provided us with a useful starter pack in the fridge and it was well appreciated as the hour was late. They are a fine couple and they looked after our needs very well even anticipating further requirements, on two occasions we had family including an infant join us and this did not present a problem.
Our apartment 102 has nice views both front and back from the balconies where one can spend time on the sun-tan. The apartment is well appointed with ample crockery and cooking utensils, a decent oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and a washing machine. The living room and bedroom are bright and cheerful and both have ample storage/hanging space. The accommodation is kept very clean and dust free by Areke and Celia the housemaid. Nicole the owner always insists on maintaining a very high standard and this achievable by having good staff.
We have booked again for 2016 and I know we will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: TV, no English Channels
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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PaulineHP
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely Fantastic Apartments”
Reviewed 7 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We stayed in NB1 and NB2 last November (2014) and had such an fabulous time, that we booked for February/March 2015 in Apartment 104.

All apartments are furnished to an extremely high standard, colour co-ordinated, very clean and have everything (yes, we mean everything!) that you will need for your stay.

Upon arrival we were greeted by Areke and Antoine (Hosts) who were incredibly friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable of the local area.

Each apartment has a welcome pack which contains information in respect of the use of all equipment and also provides in-depth information in respect of the local area, places to eat and day trips, amongst many other things.

We also met Nicole (the Owner), who is an endearing, friendly lady and who is also very knowledgeable regarding the local area and Portugal in general.

Having holidayed in various hotels in PDR in the past 10 years, visiting sometimes 6 times a year, we would now not stay anywhere else in the resort - the Riomar apartments all have fantastic views and you have everything you could wish for in each of them.

We can't wait to come back again and will definitely book no where else :-).

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Liked least: Nothing
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Your age range 50-64
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John J
Crowborough, England, United Kingdom
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“Great location and service providers on site.”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in the ground floor corner apartment 01. The apartment was very clean and had all the required amenities: Fridge/Freezer, Cooker, Air Conditioning, Toaster Wall Safe Satellite TV etc. An underground parking space was also included which was essential given the local conditions. On arrival we were given a warm welcome and all the necessary information, including internet connection which was provided free. A small pool is available on site but as the beach was so close we didn't use it. This apartment has a very limited sea view but the sun shines on to it for the vast majority of the day and so you are able to sun bathe on the provided sun beds which was great. Good shower and large bed. We had a super week and are hoping to return soon. Highly recommended, but we would go for an apartment with a sea view next time, although there are a number of advantages to being on the ground floor.

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Liked best: Location and the staff on site
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Janette B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Five Star Holiday”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Have just arrived home to Scotland after a wonderful family holiday in PdR. Stayed at Riomar for 2nd time. Apts superb and offer a lovely "Home from Home" feeling. They are all beautifully decorated and colour co-ordinated, with everything you require for a fantastic,comfortable relaxing holiday. Very spacious and well equipped and Nicole the owner has thought of everyone's needs from toddler children and adults alike. The swimming pool was an added bonus this year, although it's just a few minutes walk to the beach. Zelia and Eric who meet and greet, and manage the apartments are a lovely friendly and helpful couple and on hand if needed. There was 6 adults and 3 children aged 2 yr 5yr and 9yrs in our family. We had apts 102 201 and 202 and the standard is FIrst Class. I know I will return to PdR again as it is now a favourite resort and I will always stay at Riomar. I know I could not find anywhere better, so Big THANKS to Nicole Zelia and Eric for a wonderful memorable holiday.

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Liked best: Apartments and location
Liked least: Returning home too soon
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Smith026
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Riomar - always!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We have just returned from staying at Riomar (our third time now!) for our two week holiday and the apartments are truly amazing - clean, bright, safe, well presented, extremely functional with all your wants and needs...above all else the quality of the accomodation and the expert and friendly help (when needed) from Eric and Zelia is just amazing - this accomodation is by far the best in PdR and is within striking distance of the beach, the restaurants (you've got to visit Restaurante All Beef) and the shops....the marina is but a three minute walk away also. No hesitation in recommending this accomodation - it's always amazing!!

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Liked best: Clean, great standards of furnishing's etc, central
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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tilly1865...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Best.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We have just returned from the Riomar apartments in Praia Da Rocha.This is our fourth time in Praia Da Rocha and the Riomar is the best apartments we have ever stayed in. We were welcomed by Zeila who is a lovely lady and will do anything to help.
The apartments are beautiful. They are very spacious and beautifully done up.Nicole who owns these apartments has thought about everything so that her guests have a perfect holiday. There was plenty coat hangers in the wardrobes,tea,coffee,wine and water when we arrived which is great when you arrive late at night. The kitchen was lovely and had everything,cooker,microwave coffee maker kettle toaster and washing machine.I do not like to cook on holiday but if you do this is the perfect kitchen and a nice dining table to sit at. The furniture on the balconies is lovely and there is loungers should you wish to sunbathe on your balcony. There is a very nice swimming pool and umbrellas and there is umbrellas which you can take to the beach. There is also beach towels to use and if you need extra beach towels they can be hired at a very small charge. This is great as there is so many weight restrictions for luggage now when traveling abroad. The towels and tea towels are changed every three days which again is great. There is also an ironing board and iron which is very good as it saves you taking a travel iron in your luggage. The apartments are a two minute walk from the beach and have nice views from the balconies. You can walk to the other end of the resort in about ten minutes. When we go back to Praia Da Roch again there is only one place for us to stay and that is the Riomar.
On a final note Nicole the owner will keep in touch with you by email when you make your booking and is extremely helpful and can book you a taxi from the airport if you need one. Gold star to Nicole Zeila and Eric they are the best.
Sandra Paul
Scotland

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Liked best: Everything from the spacious apartment, cleanliness, people,decor.
Liked least: There wasn't anything we didn't like.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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4ofusDutc...
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect location, big appartments, clean and perfect service.”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Perfectly located for a nice view over Praia da Rocha (higher appartments) but very close to the soft sandy beaches is Riomar. It is perfectly serviced by a very nice couple, has a perfect, although not too big swimmingpool and a parking garage underneath the building. It is one of the few places along the boulevard that have unobstructed view of the ocean and there is no noise from the busy boulevard at all, although it is within walking distance (5 min) of a lot of restaurants and little shops. For families with little children, there are quite some stairs to get to any pf the beaches along Praia da Rocha, so you would need a carrier instead of a pram or buggy.
All in all, would definitely go again. Also Wifi, satellite TV, full kitchen, washing machine.

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