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“Quality, Accessibility, Friendly Staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Luar
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Lerwick, Shetland
1 review
“Quality, Accessibility, Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2007

Had a wonderful , lazy time at the Hotel Luar in September 2007. As other postings it is near to the centre of activities the quiet and the noisy areas. Pool excellent very clean (maybe at times not enough sunbeds!). Maid service every day - clean towels every day. Breakfast is a continental breakfast but I believe that for extra money you can have a cooked breakfast i.e. bacon, egss, boiled eggs etc.

Excellent restuarants - La Boteili & Umbertos first class food. Best bar was Johns! Took a trip to Alvor - beautiful place nice shops etc. Portimao was easy to reach by the bus from outside the Hotel ( about every 10 minutes) and 1euro 20 each. Beaches beautiful and excellent boardwalk for walking along the beach with restuarants, many also open in the evenings. We certainly walked a lot down to the marina so came back a bit fitter than before.

Everyone was very friendly. Couple of touts trying to sell cheap cigarettes. The people selling goods on the street (even if you were not buying) were a lot of fun too, and respected you if you said no. No pestering at all.

  • Liked — Clean, Staff friendly, Good pool, near shops, bars etc without the noise
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2007

The Luar is a wonderful hotel, sitting on the cliff face, the sea view rooms are well worth the money. We were able to watch the sun set every day on the balcony and really loved this experience.

The hotel is situated just at the end of the main road of bars and restaurants, however its mainly some nice restaurants and some cheaper but equally as pleasant snack food bars that are near by, therefore you don't experience the noise that you would do staying further up the road.

Throughout our stay the staff were ever accommodating and were always willing to recommend restaurants and places to visit. The hotel bar is a little expensive in my opinion, you can get just as good quality food further into Praia Da Rocha, for less money. We didn't actually make it for breakfast, so I'm afraid I can't comment on this.

The resort was fairly quiet when we were there although, there was still plenty of nightlife to enjoy, however if you want to stay out till sunrise and don't really enjoy R&B this isn't the place to stay.

With Alvor only around €7 away, this is also well worth a trip to try some of the delicious sea food restaurants and great bars.

Although people complain about the steps to the beaches, there is a beach that has disabled (therefore pushchair) access only a few euro taxi ride away, so I wouldn't let this worry you to much.

Would definately recommend it as a family or couples holiday, or for people who just want good food, amazing beaches and a nice selection of bars to visit.

  • Liked — The View
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Luar
Address: Avenida V3 St Tres Castelos, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-801, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Luar 3*
Number of rooms: 140
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Luar Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Hotel Luar Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve

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