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“Super Apartments in a quiet location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jardim do Vau

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Jardim do Vau
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Certificate of Excellence
dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Super Apartments in a quiet location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

when i arrived at these apartments i must admit i was a little disappointed as they were in such a quiet area, really quiet but as i found my bearings, i loved them and would'nt hesitate to go back again, staff are lovely and very helpful and apartments are spotless clean and lovely and spacious, i was on D block but on ground floor along by reception, you wont get full sun but get a little in half way or see the pool from there so ask for a higher apartment if u wish to have that and they can be a little noisy along by reception as you can hear people talking at night getting the lift. i was there on the day of my birthday and they sent me in a bottle of wine which was such a lovely kind gesture, there a stones throw from the beach as they have a gate onto onto it from the lovely clean pool area and if you like to walk, there 15mins up a little hill beside you to praia da rocha where it levels off and has a beautiful cliff walk into that town, its 30 mins walk into Alvor also if you fancy that, i like to walk and enjoyed both, if your not able to walk far, you have about 5 restaurants as you come out of the back gate at the pool, the pizzeria and Jacarranda are lovely and food is lovely, the staff are really friendly and the maids even are lovely and friendly too,

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Macroom, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

My husband & stayed here in June 2013 and we really enjoyed our stay. The standard of accommodation was very high and really comfortable. The location was perfect with a short walk to beach where there are some lovely beach side restaurants. It is a quite location however its only a short taxi ride away from Alvor and Praia Da Rocha so for us that was the best of both worlds. I would highly recommend this hotel and I look forward to staying here sometime soon again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

It gives me great pleasure to share this information. This was our 12th year that we stayed at Jardim Do Vau and we have booked for 2015. There is no other Hotel that we enjoy more. The Reception area was newly decorated and the staff are friendly and love sharing the culture of their country, so that we as visitors can enjoy their country as much as they do.
Our apartment was on the 3rd floor in D Building overlooking the ocean and we enjoyed breakfast and dinner on the balcony numerous times.
The apartments are kept so clean and well equipped.
The indoor swimming pool is there for your morning exercise and meeting other guest to share information and places to visit and the beach is for those who enjoy the outdoors in February and March in the morning and searching for the eyes of God on the beach.
If anyone is looking for a beautiful place to spend their winter vacation, Jardim do Vau is the place to go

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was our fourth stay here and we found it to be as wonderful as the previous visits. Our apartment was on the third floor of the B section and the view to the grounds and ocean beyond was gorgeous. Our kitchen had great appliances including a new washing machine and dishwasher. In general , it was well equipped for utensils, pots , pans and dishes. The staff are wonderful and it feels like a family visit each time we return. Jardim is spotless and this year there was new furniture in the lobby and in our apartment. Our adult son was with us but at no time did the apartment feel too small. The two bedroom apartments would also be very comfortable for four adults. All in all a wonderful holiday and respite from Canada's snow.

Room Tip: We had heat and air conditioning but be aware that the building by the pool does not. .
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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London, ON
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55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Jardim do Vau is situated on the world famous beach but has its own grounds, complete with a kids' play area, three outdoor pools and one indoor. Our good sized apartment was in building A facing the ocean.
We had a one bedroom place with kitchen and all essentials, eating area, living room , full bathroom and patio. Maid service came in five times per week, at no extra cost. The apartment was spotless, quiet and included all necessary equipment. The Jardim complex includes a small market which offers wonderfully fresh daily breads and croissants, as well as libations and an inventory of items that a traveller uses or forgot at home, all at fair prices. If one does not want to cook, there is a full restaurant and bar with a full menu, again at very competitive prices. Service was always superb and the food was excellent. In addition, the complex offers a hair salon (by appointment ), a self help library, several meeting rooms and a laundry ( both self serve, or operated by staff). In addition, Jardim offers a free bus service to the centre of Portimao, once daily. All staff are super friendly and many speak English.
Within a few meters of the complex one can find a number of other restaurants and bars. And for the more adventurous, a five minute car ride takes you to the restaurants and shops of Praia da Rocha to the East or the town of Alvor to the West. Golf courses, both professional or for the weekend players, abound nearby as do tennis courts.
Jardim is ideally placed to visit other towns in the Algarve.
We recommend Jardim do Vau without any reservation and would gladly return for another stay.

Room Tip: All apartments face the ocean and the back building which has several floors has an elevator while t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Westport, Ireland
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

This is a really lovely complex right on a lovely sandy beach just a short walk from lots of really nice restaurants only downside is that the bus journey from the airport was far too long and there was no food available as it was late at night but the bar staff organised a toasted sandwich which was really nice after the long journey

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thornhill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The apartment was bright , clean and had an amazing view of the beach. The beds were comfortable and the patio spacious. The staff were most friendly and helpful. We would certainly recommend Jardim du Vau, the location is fabulous.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#7 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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