The first thing you need to know is if you have a car or rented a car the hotel does not provide park, or rather the park that has only fit 8 cars that require a lot of maneuvering and increases the risk of dents and scratches. And you do not have any parking spots near the hotel.
Nevertheless the hotel has a strong point in its favor, the location. On the main street of Praia da Rocha, close to the beach, close to restaurants, close to bars and nightclubs, and near shops.
The rooms are small but are cleaned every day, dated furniture and different kinds of wood, bar and safe. On the sea view rooms and the panoramic elevator note that in front between the sea and the hotel is the Algarve Casino complex that cuts 80% of sea view, so even if you get a room in front of the hotel you may not see the sea, only in rooms further west.
Breakfast is reasonable, lots of fresh fruit, but lack the bread options (only one type). And the eating room is to small.
All personnel is sympathetic and the reception is friendly.
But the main problem is the value, I paid well for a hotel with small rooms, dark hallways, parking ridiculous and dangerous to the cars that park there, and an average 3-star hotel service.
But if you spend the day at the beach and the night on bars and only use the hotel for sleep, its ok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Santa Catarina Algarve, is a new 3 stars hotel very well located in the first line of the beach (Praia da Rocha) in front of the Casino, at about 4 km from the center of the city and 60 km from Faro's international airport. It has 69 rooms, sea and land view, 6 suits, restaurant, bar, living room, and a panoramic lift with an excellent view for Praia da Rocha. The rooms are all well equipped with balconys, private bathroom, hair dryer, telephone, tv, minibar, air conditioning, heating and safe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Catarina Hotel Praia Da Rocha
- Santa Catarina Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve