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Hotel Oriental
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
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England
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45 reviews
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“GREAT HOTEL”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

I can't really fault this hotel. Fabulous location, really nice staff, nicely decorated with a 5 star feel.
Our room (207) was facing directly out to sea with a large balcony. Modern yet traditional feel to the room. Modern bathroom with new fittings. Nice relaxing breakfast in a lovely room with panoramic views of the beach. Would stay here again. The only thing missing is a Spa /Gym.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Stayed in one of the Premium rooms having a full view of the beach, very large, with huge balcony (let down by the lack of a sun bed, apparently they don't have them on balconies) Table and chairs were good. Full kitchen facilities, bed was the usual hard variety found in Portugal !!.
Staff everywhere were very kind, courteous, nothing was too much trouble for them. Breakfast buffet was fabulous, every conceivable combination of fruit, bread, cereals, cheese, bacon, etc
only thing missing for British fans of the full english was a fried egg, there were however boiled eggs.

The hotel is right on the beach at Praia Da Rocha and at the quieter end of town though I daresay it could be a bit lively outside in midsummer but in October it was very quiet.

WiFi is available for a fee, we paid 10 Euros for an hour that did us for a week to check email, etc.

As it's name suggest the hotel is oriental in design, all white marble, beautifully designed and furnished. There is a beautiful green area outside the hotel with many sun beds and large umbrellas, very spaced out, not sitting on top of one another. The pool is at the side of the hotel with it's own bar and menu (closed whilst we were there) The only issue we had was parking, we had a hire car for the week and there are only 3 or 4 spaces available outside the hotel, it was by chance if we found a space, if not we had to drive 2 to 300 yards and park up in a side street. All in all, a very, very nice place to stay.

Room Tip: Premium rooms (and I think suites) face the beach more or less full on and get sun a lot of the day...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

fantastic hotel and gardens , hotel has a hairdresser across the road great breakfast and great views, there is a casino nearby also , lovely beaches here and fantastic views. Good relaxing holiday here i will go back

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

The Algarve is littered with great beaches. Playa de Rocha is one of my favorites. The west end has sone lovely little coves. This hotel had a good deal going at the time so we spent a few nights. I was pleasently surprised by the warth of our greeting, the spacious rooms with their views.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Our room was a premium room with a south west facing balcony with an amazing sea view. We stayed half board and couldn't fault anything-super staff, great food. This hotel is a gem tucked away from the madness that is praia da rocha! There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. I had my haircut in a hairdressers over the road from the hotel, good cut and very pleasamt english speaking hairdresser whom I would use again. Unless you are booking a package, book directly with the hotel as you will get better rates. We will definitely stay at the oriental again.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

We have just returned from a 5 night break at the Oriental and can't praise it enough. Spacious room, great sea view, friendly and helpful staff and quiet and peaceful. The breakfast is lovely and there is plenty of choice. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend and another couple for a few days in Oct, the weather was around 22degrees, lovely and warm. The hotel itself is beautiful and has some standout features! The garden and pool area was lovely and well kept, nice sunbeds!! As we went in Oct it wasn't very busy so we easily managed to get sunbeds. Not sure I that would be the case in the high season? BUT, there are steps (be careful, they are quite deep and eneven in some places) leading from the back garden of the hotel down to the beach, and the beach is STUNNING!! It stretches out for I don't even know how long, and it's beautiful white sand!! we stayed as B&B, the breakfast was OK, not the best I've ever had. It had most things ude want to pick from for breakfast. The rooms were great, they had a small kitchen area for self catering tho we ate at the many restaurants in the small town which was a 5 min walk. My boyfriend and I think that if they removed the kitchen area in the rooms and had the hotel on a strict All Inc basis, it would be 5*!! The staff were polite and happy to help. There are many bars and restaurants in the town which are great, many of them have great deals on 3 course meals, choose 1 from 3/4 of each course and the majority of them were around €9. All in all, this was a fab break, I would definately go bak and stay in the oriental again!!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Hotel Oriental
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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#4 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Oriental 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exotic and charming hotel located in the first line of Praia da Rocha beach, offering rooms with sea view and direct beach access. Nearby is a marina, restaurants, bar, shops and sightseeing interest places.. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Oriental Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Hotel Oriental Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve

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