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Jardim do Vau
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at this hotel for 6 years now and absolutely love it. You just can't beat the location, right on the beach with amazing sea views. The apartments are large, bright and airy and spotlessly clean. All the staff are friendly and couldn't do more to help. The facilities are great with onsite shop, restaurant, pool bar, gym, indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi...it lacks nothing!

Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

its fab.wat more can I say..I love it. soon central right beside the beautiful..just minute to shops clubs restaurants can't wait to go back. the pool is class too anxious the out door bar/restaurants is awesome :-)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Deee123
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Have stayed here a few times and will be going back this May.
It is not the most modern of apartments for technology, however when I am on holiday, I am not there to watch television or use Wifi, that is what I am getting away from!
The rooms are tastefully decorated and everywhere is always spotless and the service is excellent. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is delicious and Chico behind the bar is always entertaining! The sandy beach is right on the doorstep with a restaurant right there so you can eat and watch the sunset. There are a selection of bar/restaurants that are child friendly, local to the apartments but are not too noisy that would disturb your sleep. Can not wait to go back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Alex H
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I can not praise this hotel too highly. We were there when most of Portugal was closed (for the winter) The balconies (complete with covered sunbeds, table and chairs) faced south and so caught the sun most of the day.
The rooms were large and airy. Effective heating (and aircon)
The linen was changed whenever it was necessary (not just as in the brochure twice a week)
I had a small nose bleed the day after the sheets had been changed and they were changed immediately.
The staff on reception spoke English (and Dutch, and French, and Spanish) and along with the other staff were friendly and very helpful.
Special mention here, to the 'men in yellow' who did the maintenance - lovely smiley people!
There was a huge indoor pool and a Jacuzzi ( normally empty) a well equipped gym and a well stocked library.
Don't know about the summer, but in winter this was a perfect place to be - we even booked an extra week!
See you next year!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Maureenta
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

A stunning location within yards of the beach and beach bars at Praia Do Vau. The apartment overlooked the sea and had sun almost all day.

The rooms were spacious and clean and there were adequate cooking facilities if required. The staff were friendly and always helpful

The beds however could do with being replaced as with the TV.

The Spa was good but all bathers have to wear a bathing cap which can be purchased for 4 Euros from staff at the Spa when you can find them.

The pool bar was closed when we were there but looked a reasonable size beside an excellent outdoor pool.

All in all great value for money.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed from 7 Oct - 24 Oct 13. We expected a 4 star hotel as advertised. It is nothing like as comfortable as we expected. It was built in the 70s and has not been refurbished since. Very shabby. Mostly timeshare apartments, not hotel rooms. Uncomfortable beds, thin towels, useless hairdryer, elderly tv, many cracked floor tiles. No WIFI in rooms, rickety beds, the list goes on. We paid quite a lot of money for this holiday as we thought it would be a treat for us, very disappointing. If you want to use the indoor pool, gym or sauna you must pay. Surely a 4 star hotel has these facilities included for their guests?
The beaches are superb and the weather great so our holiday wasn't a total bust but we shall never recommend or return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jill F
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Set above a nice beach, this apartment complex is next to the main road and close to plenty of restaurants and shops. You can go for nice long walks or take a taxi for trips to Alvor. The apartments are clean and comfortable and the staff are helpful. The pools are nice for when the beach gets a bit too hot.
There is a small shop on the complex, but there was a female working there who seemed to have no great affinity for kids; they just wanted to look around and pick out sweets, but she seemed to have no patients with them (these are well-behaved girls age 10 to 13). In any case, we didn't shop there after our first visit. There are plenty of better shops with nicer staff nearby for buying all your beach inflatables and gifts.
There is a small area with books left by other guests, so if you bring a holiday paperback, leave it there and pick out another one. Good idea.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Jardim do Vau

Address: Praia do Vau, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-820, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#5 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#7 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range: £33 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jardim do Vau 4*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in Praia do Vau beach, 3.5km from Portimão centre and 2km from the entertainment area of Praia da Rocha. Jardim do Vau consists of 131 elegantly furnished apartments, which are composed of one and two bedrooms, equipped with kitchen (kitchenette in the one bedroom units) and balconies with sun beds. Facilities include 24 hour Reception, Outdoor Swimming Pools, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Pool Bar (summer), Mini Market, Junior Club (from May to September), Conference Rooms, Atlantic Club with Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Sauna, Changing Rooms and Natural Solarium. Free Parking available. Additional services: Restaurant Pool bar Cocktail Bar Mini-Market Hairdresser Fitness Room, Sauna and steam room Snooker Babysitting Ping Pong Volleyball Junior Club Playgroung Meeting Rooms Library Indoor heated swimming pool Outdoor swimming pools Wi-fi in public areas The two bedroom apartments, with a big furnished balcony, have one double bed in one bedroom and two single beds in the other bedroom. It features two bathrooms, separated and fully equipped kitchen, living and dining room. It has satellite tv, safe (€), telephone, hair dryer, iron and board. The one bedroom apartments have a furnished balcony, two single beds in the bedroom, dining and living room, fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom satellite tv, safe (€), telephone, hair dryer, iron and iron board. All apartments are daily cleaned. The sheets and towels are changed twice a week or according to client's request. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Jardim Do Vau Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Jardim Vau
Jardim Do Vau Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve

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