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Hotel da Rocha
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2011

The hotel is lovely and modern, rooms spacious and plenty of storage space location over looking the sea is great and you are on the main strip to the local shops, bars and restaurants what else can you as for? Hotel staff and management are vey helpful and polite
I would not book through the booking engine again as they made two bookings from two different cards and caused major problems when we arrived after getting to talk with the booking engine manager it took nearly our whole holiday to get it sorted although in the end he was so rude and aggressive only I was away and did not have the resources to take it further I HAD to let it go also we where to have breakfast and that never happened either and we had paid for it? This holiday was for my Mother and my Aunt after she lost her partner and my daughter to help her over her loss and they worried for ten days over the mistake and whether we would get home or not? (not really a good thing at their ages)???? not really suitable for teenagers or older people as no entertainment at night

Room Tip: all rooms lovely
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Well i was only there for one weekend.. But it was great. Very nice staff, clean, open, so good everything!
There is one thing that I did not like.. And that was the breakfest..
Everything was so good, they have like a sushi resturante and it was so nice and lovely I liked everything about it!
The bedrooms are so nice and clean.. And so beutiful I was kindoff stund when we gott in the room hehe
The room servise was also very good.. We where so hungover one day that we sleept thruw breakfest so we order some bread, chips and coffee and it was just so good very unbeliveble hehe
The bartender was not in the house these days so we had the servent from the room servise and he did not know any coktiles.. But he did not let that bother him so he just did them with no problem at all.. Just few phonecalles and he did them with pride and we where very happy it turned out just well! So they do everything for you so you will be happy with no worrys;D
So everything is all worth the money!!
When I go back to Portugal i will come there agine and I recommend this hotel for everybody at at every age! Hope I help someone agine with this! Just enjoy!! Its worth it!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

We paid extra for a sea view room at the Hotel da Rocha. The hotel itself is superb. Very modern and well decorated. Staff are helpful and very friendly.
Praia da Rocha itself has a brilliant beach. There is a mixture of slightly tacky gift shops, decent restaurants and dodgy pub / nightclubs.

Restaurants I would recommend would be the Casalinho by the beach. go for the prawns to start (they call them shrimps)... to die for. It is also worth a trip to Portimao for dinner. When you get to the main square where the popular tourist restaurants are, carry on walking toward the rail bridge along the waters edge. after 5 mins you will come to a number of fish restaurants that were very tasty.

Main downside... the noise. Potugese youths from Portimao tend to go to Praia on a night out and take great delight in making as much noise as possible as they pass the one 5 star and two 4 star hotels (ours being one). This happens every night. We have an eight year old and whilst it did not spoil our holiday, it could have done.

In addition to this, the hotel opposite (Hotel Jupiter) had a resident "pub" singer playing every night. His set tended to start at 10.30pm and went on until midnight. It was the same set every night and if I ever hear "to all the girls I,ve loved before" one more time I might self harm :-)

In summary great beach, great food and a superb hotel but unless you can guarantee a quiet room it is not ideal if you have a young family.

best wishes

Andrew Miller

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Portimao is quite a distance from Faro airport. We took the metro and it was not a good journey! Got to the hotel and it was just in the perfect location. Check in was as smooth as you like. No help with luggage though considering it is a 4*. Up we went on our own to a beautifully large room, great views, really clean and just perfect!

The beach is directly opposite the hotel - 1 road away great location!

Vanda in particular on reception was fantastic. We booked a shuttle service with the hotel on the way back and their bus had problems so they put us in a taxi! :)

The bar and breakfast staff are outstanding!

I would definitely go back!

Room Tip: Ask for a room high up!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Great area for couples, family etc. Nice bars and resturants in Playa De Rocha, found a lovely Resturant for something special called Squash. People recommended this place to us and we were not dissapointed, off the beaten track.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

hotel was in a great location, rooms were large and spotlessly clean, staff were very freindly and helpful, we stayed bed and breakfast although the bacon and sausage were not english there was plenty to choose from , room had a safe and aircon at no extra charge room was cleaned everyday,we could not fault this hotel we will deffo be staying there again, there is also superb restaurants close by and opposite a amazing beach

Room Tip: we had room with a side veiw overlooking marina, the room was larger than a sea veiw i would opt for...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

Stayed for a week with my 19 yr old daughter. Hotel very clean and modern, with minimalistic decor. Great location, just across from the beach. Bus stop is outside the front door, and supermarket round the back. Just a couple of minor things ... We stayed in room 009 - which was a disabled room - and was told that this was the only room in the hotel without a hair dryer ! - do disabled people not wash their hair ?? Also the handles on the drawers in the bedrooms are cheap with very rough edges, on the first day i ripped my trousers on them. The pool is small, with only 20 sunbeds, and 10 umbrellas, although 2 of them blew away over the wall.
The breakfast is good, with fresh hot bread served. Would recommend and would stay again, but take my hair dryer with me just in case.

Room Tip: Book a room with a sea view or side sea view
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal (Formerly Rocha Apartment Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#3 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range: £34 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel da Rocha 4*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Praia da Rocha beach, surrounded by sea, marina and golf courses, Hotel Da Rocha Suites meets all conditions for unforgettable and peaceful family holidays.158 Suites with balcony, most of them overlooking the sea,fitted a new architectural design, a new lifestyle, a new art of receiving. It also comprises the following facilities: Grand Caffe Bar, swimming pool and underground parking Hotel Da Rocha Suites has its name within! ... more   less 
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