The Hotel Rocamar has recently been refurbished and we found the communal areas and the bedrooms to be of a high standard.
We paid extra for a sea view room and it was well worth it. A really incredible view over the sea, especially at sunset. Even in October, the air conditioning was a blessing.
Bedrooms were more than adequate and were well equipped for our stay. Maid service was often and to a high standard.
We stayed on a B&B basis and were happy with the selections available - cooked breakfast and continental. The restuarant manager did his best to keep things organised and to ensure everything ran smoothly. We often had lunch at the restaurant and whilst basic, there was nothing wrong with the food at all and the waiters were very friendly.
The hotel is right on the beach, which is clean and was not at all busy in October. The waves can be a little strong though.
Albufeira old town itself is a pleasant resort, with many shops, bars and restaurants serving a good variety of food. The only thing I would warn others about is the number of people who approached us offering us drugs. This could be because we are a young couple in our 20's but we were still pretty shocked. If you ignore them they do leave you alone but this happened to us several times every night and did get very irritating.
The same happened on an even greater scale when we visited Lisbon. We had literally just stepped off the bus and were accosted by someone trying to sell them. But please don't let this put you off what is a lovely resort and a lovely hotel, I felt I should mention it just to warn people to be a bit on their guard.
Other than that, we had no complaints whatsoever and would wholeheartedly recommend the Rocamar!
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- Also Known As:
- Rocamar Hotel Albufeira
- Rocamar Hotels & Resorts Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve