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Vila Rosa Hotel
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Reviewed 13 June 2011

I visited this hotel in April, a friend and I shared a twin room. The room was sparsely furnished but did the job. There was no oven, only a 2 ring electric stove and a microwave, by the sound of things it was well equipped . According to other views there where barking dogs and seagulls, neither of which I noticed during my stay. Generally the place was clean and the towels renewed frequently.
I would however say the rooms could do with a re-fresh but then it was incredibly cheap money. We paid about £20 a night. Its a very well run 3 star in my opinion, the staff are excellent, very friendly and clearly happy in their jobs which makes a big difference to the customer service you receive. The beds where simple but very comfy, relatively firm but not to hard. The tennis courts where fun and a good way to get exercise. Parking was plenty and I would recommend a cheap car hired directly from the small guys at the airport (cheapest and best option over big names) as the location is not really ideal for walking, there are buses however we did not try these out.
The pool area was lovely, chart music was played through-out the day but nothing too intrusive. The free wifi was really good however we did not reach it in our room, block at the back of the resort (possibly number 2 cant remember) the code was always the same for each of their routers so no fuss trying to get onto it.
All in all if you get a very cheap rate and a cheap flight and don't plan on venturing out much then this is decent enough resort, especially for young holiday makers or couples with very small children.
The area its self, praia da rocha however is not somewhere i would personally recommend. Struggling economic times are quite obvious in this area.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

Wonderful all round holiday, very good value, clean & fresh apartments, lovely staff, the gardens are beautifully kept and the swimming pools are stunning, tennis, playground all very good. A brand new modern shopping center has just opened around the corner too. A few minutes to a fantastic beach with great eating places & pubs and all for a great price......... We will be back again very soon !

Room Tip: The studio apartments are very spacious.
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  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

Just got back from a week in the Vilarosa apartments and I would definitely recommend it. The rooms are very clean (cleaners come every day) and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The town and beach are a five minute walk away. Two separate pool areas, both beautiful. Had a lovely stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

this is the second time we have stayed at this hotel but the first time in block 2. yes there are dogs that bark but it isnt all night and i should know, my room faced the house that owned 2 german shepherds. like any where else, dogs bark and owners learn to ignore as did we, so book book book, i promise you will love every minute of your stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank debz1066
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

Arrived back from the Villa Rosa and would go back tomorrow it was that good. All the staff are very helpful. The reception staff took time to draw us the directions to the places we needed to see. They would even phone you a taxi for free. Very clean apartment with all that is needed. All the apartments are different but we could not fault ours at all we had two balconies which had a sunny position. It was great to sit on the bacony each evening with a bottle of wine and watch the sun go down. From our balcony we could see at the distance the sea and our pool area. We were in lott 4 number 205 and would reccomend that apartment. We only ever heard the dog bark once. The pool area is great to relax around it had 4 pools and lovely attended gardens to look out to. It was one of our best hotels in Portugal.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank bettybo2
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

People who say that theY heard barking dogs or noisy seagulls must be out of there freaking mind a only heard the dog bark once. Unless Ur superman and have super sonic hearing a never heard any seagulls. The staff are pleasant and friendly rooms are spotless the food at the hotel is top notch recommend the steak awesome would recommend anybody to come to stay here.

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Reviewed 8 May 2011

Have been to this hotel on numerous occasions over the past few years, with family and friends. Was great every time, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic but clean, the pool area is kept clean and tidy. The food in the bar is very good, would recommend trying the BBQ evening they have, and the sausage sandwich for breakfast! five mins walk to centre and beach. The town is very long and you need about 50 drinks to get from top to bottom. Luckily there is plenty of shops, bars and restaurants! Would recommend for families.

The apartments are quite a distance from the airport, it is around a 45 minute drive from Faro airport.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Urb Vila Rosa, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Price Range: £28 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 333
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