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Hotel da Rocha
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Certificate of Excellence
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“lovely place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

stayed here for a week 8th-15th october and the weather was great. we arrived at faro airport at 9.00am in the morning but did not arrive at the hotel until 12.45pm so not a good start, we used the shuttle resorthopper and had to wait such a long time to fill up minibus, we then had to go to various hotels to drop off, that said when we arrived at the hotel check in was swift and easy and we were given our keys to our room, when we booked we did ask for 3rd or 4th floor and paid for a sea view, we were given the 1st floor with a sea view so got it half right. our room was spotless and the very large with a lovely balcony. the hotel is situated in a prime position with various good restaurants nearby. the beach is fantastic but such a climb to get to so not suitable for people with walking problems. the breakfast in hotel was the usual coffee, tea, juice, toast, pastries and bacon, eggs, beans, mushrooms , sauceages the cooked breakfast being luke warm, but certainly enough of everything. although this report seems a bit negative we had a lovely week and would return to portugal but to a different resort.

Room Tip: it worth the extra for sea room
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Margaret W
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you for choosing Rocha Hotel Apartment. I am glad that you have enjoyed your holidays here with us and the facilities of the hotel.
I'm sorry to hear about the transfer company , we do not know nor work with them. Regarding your observations about the climb to the beach maybe City Hall can provide, in a near future one other option. It would be great for everyone.
Hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again sometime in future.
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Me and my partner have just returned from a 3 night stay here and had a wonderful time. I would like to start by saying the pictures do not do it justice! The rooms are ample, with more than we needed for a short break and enough for a longer holiday. The only thing would recommend is new pillows - ours were lumpy! All of the staff, from reception to cleaners were courteous and a warm welcome was received. After dinner we spent a couple of hours propping up the hotel bar and playing pool. Rogerio is the best barman we've had the pleasure of speaking to and he really enhanced our stay, thank you! We've had better cooked breakfasts, however, there is enough choice to compensate for this. The pool was in the shade all day for our stay, but my partner assures me it was good for a quick post beach swim! The beach is fabulous and literally across the road! Hire of x2 sunbeds and a parasol is 10 euros for the whole day, discounted after 2pm. I can imagine the resort does get very busy and perhaps a little rowdy in the height of summer. However, there are plenty of places to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Our experience has made us say something rare to us, which is 'we'll be back to Portugal again'!

Room Tip: We had room 608, side view overlooking the strip and a good beach view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beclis
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are really thrilled to hear how impressed you were with your recent stay at the Rocha Hotel Apartment and moreover that you are planning to come back. Regarding your comments about the team members I will be sure to share them with the entire team ,specially with Rogerio. Looking forward for your next stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from 14 nights at this quality 4star hotel.
From the moment we arrived to a very warm welcome at reception we felt we were getting every penny in terms of value.
Our room was spacious, modern and exceptionally clean, with a super king size bed, two flat screen televisions, and although the kitchen was basic there was easily enough for our needs as we ate out every evening but if we wanted snacks then we were well catered for.
There was a nice leather sofa to relax on and a small but functional balcony.
The bathroom featured a multifunction power shower and there was never any fluctuation in the availability of capacious amounts of hot water whenever required.
The fittings were modern and felt quite new.
Wardrobe and drawer space was better than most places we have stayed and a free to use digital safe was a nice bonus as we would usually account for €30 to rent one.
The room was cleaned every day by a very efficient and pleasant team who supported the standards which ran through the whole complement of staff.
Breakfast was very adequate although an extra toaster or two would speed things up a little! However there was plenty of food to suit most tastes.
Very much a couples hotel, if that is what you are looking for then this hotel I would highly recommend.

Stayed October 2013
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for sharing this review regarding your recent stay with us! We are delighted to hear you had a great holiday at the Rocha Hotel Apartment and how much you appreciated the facilities and the level of service your received during your stay with us. Regarding your comments about the team members I will be sure to share them with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

So we decided to stay here for a very much needed break and it was hard to fault. The hotel and staff were faultless! We chose a seaview room and it simply devine. Room is spacious, very clean and bed was massive! two tv screens inside the room, but it was more an apartment.

Only downside was the small shaded swimming pool, but being so close to the sea and having access to a larger sun drenched one next-door at their sister hotel (Jupiter), this was not really a problem - just seemed a bit of a waste!

Food for breakfast was good, dinner good too. Only downside was prices for drinks at the Jupiter, which seemed quite steep to be honest - in comparison to Hotel Rocha and surrounding places. But you had no choice as you were at the pool or having your evening meal.

Overall 9/10

Room Tip: sea view all day long!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aman11
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thank you for your preference in selecting the Rocha Hotel Apartment for your holiday and writing about your recent experience with us. I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I very much looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Glasgow,Scotland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Stayed here for a week in October.

1:All the staff were fantastic.
2:Rooms best i have had, large beds,two tvs,bath robes and slippers,bowl of fruit and fantastic sea veiw (room 701).
3:Breakfast choice as expected,eat as much as you want.
4:I have stayed in the Algarve Casino hotel 5* but prefered HR Rocha.
5:Where it does lose a point is that the pool is just a waste of space,almost always in the shade,also same depth all over 1.5mtrs not good for children who can't swim.

Room Tip: Worth extra for sea veiw room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jimmy C
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for choosing Rocha Hotel Apartment and for your very generous review. We are glad that we live up to your expectations and it is good to know that our service is appreciated and we hope to maintain and improve for your next visit. We look forward to welcome you again soon.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

After visiting Praia Da Rocha last year and seeing this hotel we decided to book this year. We stayed 6-14 October and had a fantastic time. We had a side room on the 7th floor looking over the portamio harbour. While there the breakfast was good with a wide variety of hot and cold buffet options. The room was large spacious and very modern, there is a safe in the room and the room was serviced daily to a high standard. There is a mini bar in the room and the prices are very reasonable. We had 2 small issues which the reception sent someone up to immediately and rectified the problem which was a fantastic service.
The beach at PDR is spectacular and sunneds as 10euro for 2 all day but I didn't like the strip at the top as much, for nice restaurants we went to alvor in the evening. It's beautiful and lots of authentic restaurants serving fresh fish and meats cooks on the outside BBQ.
I can not fault this hotel in any way, modern, clean and very friendly staff. Thank you

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TeddyTheExplorer
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
First of all, I would like to thank you for choosing the Rocha Hotel Apartment for your stay and I do very much appreciate your comments on TripAdvisor.
I’m delighted to read that you were impressed with the facilities as well as the professionalism and attitude of our team members.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Rocha Hotel Apartment soon.
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Nottingham
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We have just spent 10 days in the hotel and the room had a wow factor we booked a sea view and must say the view was stunning, the staff were very friendly the food was very good we had half board and could not fault it our only downside was the pool .

Room Tip: we had room 505 brilliant
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeavesNottingham
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for your preference in selecting the Rocha Hotel Apartment for your holiday and writing about your recent experience with us. I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I very much looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Property: Hotel da Rocha
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 Family Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#2 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel da Rocha 3*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Praia da Rocha beach, surrounded by sea, marina and golf courses, Rocha Hotel Apartamento meets all conditions for unforgettable and peaceful family holidays. 158 studios overlooking the sea with kitchenette and balcony, fitted a new architectural design, a new lifestyle, a new art of receiving. It also comprises the following facilities: Grand Caffe Bar, meeting room, swimming pool and underground parking. Rocha Hotel Apartamento, has its name within! ... more   less 
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