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Plaza Real Atlantichotels
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

A fantastic spacious apartment with a huge patio to relax on. cannot fault it in any way, although not as good location wise(for us) as studio seventeen's other aparthotel in the area...everything else about it was spot on and more than made up for it. was a massive bonus having an oven for late night Pizza etc..the tv was larger than anywhere else i have stayed in the Algarve and alsio had a few more english channels.
the free wifi was great and the pool area was fine.
Would stay here again and would have stayed here much longer than 4 days if we had known it was this good, ridiculously cheap too.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed in may. The staff were really nuce at the hotel. Claudia the receptionist was always willing to help and give very clear directions to places. The restaurant staff were so nice nothing was ever too much trouble: Geshpar and Huben were very polite always explaining options and trying to find alternatives when needed. I went with my 2 year old child and it was very realxing and the apartment was so spacious. Defo would go again and recommend to family. Many thanks guys for the pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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1  Thank ambyh
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

My wife and I booked a last minute holiday to Plaza Real for a quiet and peaceful week away. What a pleasant and quiet holiday we had.
When we arrived, the staff were very welcoming. We arrived early so wasn't expecting our room to be ready, but the staff had everything in place for new arrivals.
The apartment was unbelievable, it was like a one bedroom flat, massive lounge area, excellent size bathroom and bedroom with plenty of wardrobe space, and the kitchen was probably the best I have experienced holidaying abroad. It had everything you needed, from electric oven, fridge freezer to a microwave. It was also stocked up with cutlery, pans, plates and glasses. As we were just bed & breakfast, the self catering facilities were just how we wanted them.
The apartment was kept spotless the whole week we were there. The cleaners were brilliant and again very welcoming.
We were in room 103, so had the advantage of a large balcony area facing the pool. Also constant sunlight throughout the day.
Even though the hotel was nearly full, the poll area was never overcrowded, in fact it was just nice and peaceful. We spent most days around the pool without any noise or inconvenience.
The bar facilities were excellent, Casper the bar person, was a very busy man, but always had a smile, and never kept you waiting.
It is only a small hotel, so most people that stay there, tend to go into Praia Da Rocha for the evening. It's is about 15 minutes walk from the hotel, if you go by the main road. But if you take a left turn out of the grounds and follow the path through the dusty track, you can reach the beach in 10 minutes.
Praia Da Rocha has plenty of eating and drinking areas, so you will be spoilt for choice. There is also a very big supermarket about 15minutes walk from the hotel, so if you were leaf catering, it's ideal. It was cheaper than british supermarkets, and there is also a Lidl opposite.
All in All, this place was fantastic. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to go to Portugal for a quiet holiday.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
5  Thank newbigginlad
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Have just returned from Plaza Real. We had a two bedroom apartment, and surprisingly the bedrooms were upstairs and were a good size, massive bathroom and lounge, reasonable size kitchen with sufficient aids for a s/c holiday, and a good sized balcony. Free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Pool was not massive but big enough for a swim.
The apartment was absolutely spotless with maids coming in to clean every day, Towels changed every two days. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, all speaking excellent English. We had several snacks in the hotel which were excellent and larger that we expected. We didn't have dinner in the hotel as we wanted to dine each night with a different cuisine and did so in Praia da Rocha which was approx. a 15 min walk or 3.50/4.00 euro for a taxi.
Overall a fantastic holiday and would certainly use Plaza Real again

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This hotel was a great find. Easy to locate, plenty of parking, friendly and helpful staff, nice and clean with a nice pool. We had a massive two-bedroom apartment, 150m2 on two floors.
A couple of small negatives: Kitchen could be a bit better equipped and a little bit strange that dish washing products not provided. Also, there is a laundry service but at €5 per garment that's obviously not where you'd throw in your entire family laundry bag. Except for these minor points we highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank seadragon99
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Fab apartments very clean and tidy very big staff very friendly and helpful free wifi in all the rooms great value for money and only a short walk to the beach and the night life have to say they have to be the nicest apartment's i have the pleasure to stay at

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank lingus121
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed between April 13th-18th.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel the staff were friendly and welcoming.
We stayed in room 305 which was in the second block of apartments.
The room was lovely! It was massive for the two of us.
We stayed half board but the room was self catering with a kitchen, big living room, large bedroom (with kingsize bed) and the balcony was big too! Our room was directly in the sun all day so we had plenty of sunbathing!
The hotel was spotless. Very clean. The room was cleaned on a daily basis, towels changed every two days. And the pool was smallish but that was spotless too.
The food was beautiful. As I said, we stayed half board. This included breakfast and dinner, however we were given the option to swop dinner for lunch on a day-by-day basis if we needed to (we never did though).
Breakfast was a standard continental. It included croissants, sliced break, small baguettes, cereals, jams, chocolate spread, ham, cheese, cake, coffee, tea, juices, milk.
Dinner was amazing though. It really was good restaurant quality. We were planning to eat out a few nights for dinner but we didnt because the food at the hotel was a lot better than all of the food we had when we ate out for lunch. We were given HUGE portions. We could never finish a meal. The only thing I would say was that the menu was limited but the food that they did have was gorgeous. The menu included starters (tomato salad, lettuce salad, mixed salad or vegetable soup), main meal (this changed day by day and there was a meat option, either beef, pork or chicken, or a fish option), dessert (chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, apple pie).
The times of the meals were breakfast 8-10, lunch 12-2, dinner 7-10.30. These times were fine for us but I think that dinner is possibly a bit late for people who have young children?
The staff at the hotel were always helpful and very pleasant. We went on a day trip one day and on the day we went home we left in the early hours of the morning and on these days the staff offered us a take out breakfast which I thought was helpful. The male waiter (sorry I forgot his name!) in the restaurant was particularly very helpful and lovely! He couldnt do enough for us!
There was no entertainment of a night in the hotel and at the time when we went it was quite quiet.
The hotel was in an ideal location. We were about a 15 minute walk to the beach. Its a nice walk but a bit up hill when walking back. The beach is lovely, clean white sand with a lot of bars and restaurants.
I would defiantly recommend this hotel! If you want some were clean and value for money with good service then this hotel is ideal.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Rotunda do Vau | Sitio dos 3 Castelos, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-310, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range: £13 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Real Atlantichotels 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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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