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Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Best bar man ever!”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Andre is the best cocktail waiter ever his strawberry bite are amazing. Great hotel excellent staff,really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great a real treat. we will be back thank you.

P.s seagulls love the breakfast too :) restaurant manager a little intimidating though but thats his Sense of humour?

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Linho, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I'm currently staying in this stunning hotel, with a magnificent view, wonderfully decorated, excellent bedrooms, unforgettable view to the sea, and the food, everything has a detail, for goodness. Don't forget the SPA!, and also someone washed my car. Many thanks for all the personal that makes the their best to make our wonderful stay.
Above from all, with some friends, this stay as "unforgettable".

Room Tip: Blue house rooms, alone, quiet, pretty
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

We saw this hotel in January when we were last in Portugal and were stunned by the decor, so treated ourselves to a night there when we were in the Algarve again in May. We had the most amazing room, with sea view and the bathroom was a chapel with stained glass windows throughout! The staff were lovely, and our evening meal was outstanding. However the breakfast was very ordinary, and a few people actually complained.....cold coffee, overcooked eggs, etc...I presume there was a different chef for breakfast, but it was definately not a 5* breakfast. I cannot comment on sitting around the pool as it was pouring with rain!! We did return for lunch with our children the following week, and it was really wonderful to sit out on the terrace overlooking the beach enjoying a gourmet lunch. They have a special 2 or 3 course lunch which is very reasonable. We shall certainly go back there again when in Portugal and recommend friends. The spa looked stunning too, but the best thing about the hotel is the vibrancy of colour,the design and furnishings, I have never ever seen anywhere quite so beautiful!! Only good for a weekend break though, as Praia de Rocha is not a nice part of the Algarve especially in peak season. There is a wonderful walk along the beachfront though, on a new boardwalk which is worth doing and you can walk to the marina where there is a large variety of restaurants....we will go back!.....

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the main building, it is outstanding. Ask for a sea view room only - any room overlo...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Be it as couple, group of friends or a family, this hotel is at the best location in Portimao. But most importantly, it is incredably beautiful, very well styled. The staff is competent and serves with the right attitude. Can recommend this place without the slightest doubt. Booked a romance-package and was surprised by the value we got for the money...

Room Tip: Room 220 offers great sea view
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

I was there this week end to celebrate m'y best friend Birthday! Hôtel gorgeous, service us great. When we arrive they brought us to the room, they have two buildings, the historical one and the other newer. Our room was in the newest one. I asked to change as their was only one bed and no sea view. It took them 10 minutes to upgrade us and bring our luggages to a big nice room with sea view.
I had gotten a great rate from booking.com so really worth the trip.
Go to bela vista and you will be happy!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Stayed a week here in May. The season was just starting so the hotel and indeed the whole town were quiet. Couldn't fault the hotel. Lovely breakfast on the terrace each day with very pleasant wait staff. Pool was nice to sit out on and enjoy an afternoon cocktail. Yes, by Algarve standards the drinks are expensive but less than you would pay in an equivalent hotel in the US or UK. We were upgraded to a fantastic room with a terrace overlooking the pool which was delightful. Only disappointment was the day I left a tip for the maid and she didn't take it - they are obviously too well trained!! Well done Bela Vista for a first rate performance.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

My wife and I have just returned from our 4 night stay at this wonderful resort. I came across this resort after searching trip advisor and reading the reviews on here. This place is truly worth the reviews and ratings others have given it. The staff are excellent and really bend over backwards to help out. The location is beautiful with both the beach and other restaurants easily within walking distance. We also dined at the restaurant in the hotel and had the 7 course degustation menu which is highly recommended!!!

One tip I would give is make sure you have your hotel transfer sorted before you arrive in Faro Airport. A cab will cost approx 80 Euro from the airport, one way and a hotel transfer will be approx 70 Euro for 2 people return.

We were also in Praia da Rocha in May and the water was freezing. If you are looking for a place to go where the water is warm and you plan to do a lot of swimming I would probably wait till the middle of summer when its a little hotter.

All in all lovely hotel and a great experience. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a holiday in Praia da Rocha

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
Address: Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#1 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#1 Family Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#1 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bela Vista Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Bela Vista has been completely renovated and it's now a 5 star Boutique Hotel with 38 rooms. The restaurant has a unique view and fantastic food! ... more   less 
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