My husband and I and our 2 year old son stayed at the Plaza Real for 8 nights from the 1st July. We booked through low cost holidays, this was a holiday on a tight budget so we weren't expecting anything fancy. I requested a ground floor apartment but when we arrived we were given the top floor. I asked the receptionist if they hadn't received my request to which he replied, yes it was there in front of him on the booking form. He wasn't sure why this hadn't been observed, he kindly moved us to a ground floor apartment without any hassle. The one thing that I wasn't happy about was the cleanliness, our apartment floor and the outside terrace was filthy, we asked them to clean it for us but outside wasn't ever done so we didn't use the terrace at all. I bought a mop and bucket and cleaned the apartment floor myself. The pool area was also dirty and we never saw anyone cleaning there. However, the pool did have some sanitizing tablets in the filters.
The area did feel a bit like a ghost town with so many empty apartments around. The beach was a 15 min walk and was lovely. 20 mins walk in another direction took us to a large supermarket with a lidl and aldi in the same area too, so a good choice of food.
I wouldn't go back to the Plaza Real again for the reasons I've listed above. But it was ok for a cheap holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Plaza Real is a complex of 63 apartments, self-catering and equipped. The apartments are divided into three types: Studio, T1 and T2 in Duplex, some apartments have a generous balcony. (See the description of the apartments) The Plaza Real has an excellent pool for adults, a pool for children, a playground and a mini tennis court. This accommodation is about 10 minutes walk from the beach. The center of Portimao, Marina de Portimao and Praia da Rocha are 3 minutes. Portimao Railway Station is 3 km from the Plaza Real. This accommodation is recommended by the good price / quality ratio in Portimao. Great place to spend your vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Real Hotel Praia Da Rocha
- Plaza Real Praia Da Rocha
- Plaza Real Atlantichotels Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve