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Rocha Brava Village Resort
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Urb. Rocha Brava | Apartado 1047, Carvoeiro 8401-908, Portugal   |  
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Duras, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have stayed at Rocha Brava on two occasions, always in winter, in a privately rented villa.
Quiet but very relaxing, heated pool is great, tennis coach very good and encouraging if you are a first timer! A variety of well priced restaurants within walking distance, and a few bars to watch the sport in!
Lovely walks along the cliff tops, beautiful coastline.
Obviously there is some maintenance/gardening work going on sometimes, but they are probably unable to do that in summer months,
The restaurant on site is good, if a little expensive and could do with some more heating at times in the winter.
Have always found the staff to be friendly and helpful in the bar, shop and restaurant .
Have to agree on reception it is a hit and miss affair, some friendly and helpful others decidedly unhelpful and sour!
Carvoeiro is always lovely to visit, quite quiet in the day but lots of restaurants open in the evening, good food, and well priced.

Overall a good place to stay

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

we stayed at rocha brava for the first time in November 2013 the complex was clean and the apartment we stayed in was lovely it had washing machine a fridge freezer ect everything you would have at home it was very tastefully decoated and furnished it was one of the nicest we have stayed in not overlooked and very quite the coffee shop on site serves good home cooked snacks and the staff were very friendly we dident try the restaurant as we found a lovely restaurant just around the corner to the right as you leave the entrance it was superb we eat there every night lovely fish and steak we are defenatly booking again

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It has everything you need. Shops, cafe, 3 pools, (1 heated) and also has wifi installed in August 2013. Been going here for 10years + now and still love it as much today as I did on my first visit! Great for families and good for golfers. Must pay a visit to Tropical Helders bar just outside the complex. Its has all the sport you could want and a great welcome.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed here in a privatly owned villa. Staff are helpful everywhere is clean and tidy pools are clean kids need 2 be supervised as there are no lifeguards. The fish restaurant to the right of rocha brava is the best with franceso he is a friendly jolly waiter. 10-15 mins walk to town up and down steep hill they provide a shuttle bus beaches r nice altho be careful going to beach nearby as it has hidden rocks

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This village resort is in a secluded part of Carvoeiro a little bit out of town. We stayed in a 2 floor superior house.

Pros
1/ We requested a peaceful room and they kindly located us on the outskirts of the development which was wonderful. Very peaceful with beautiful views. Very relaxing

2/ The resort is on the 6km hiking trail so you can go for a good 5 hour walk along the cliffs, very well recommended

3/ The shop on the resort has everything that you need and is reasonably priced. As per other reviewers, yes, imported goods like Heinz ketchup are expensive but when they have local options reasonably priced then that isn't an issue. They even have gluten free foods!

4/ The staff were helpful.

5/ The quality of the superior accommodation was high. Not 5 star hotel worthy but when you consider the typical apartment or villa to rent in Portugal or Spain this was leaps and bounds ahead of the others with high quality fittings and highly recommended for those who like a bit of comfort.

Cons
1/ If you do go off season then be prepared that there may be some renovation work during the day. It only disturbed us once in 2 weeks so wasn't an issue especially given the pricing of the trip off season.

2/ The walls of the house are a bit thin so the old plumbing can be heard from the neighbouring house. However, this is definitely not "party central" but a relaxation resort so shouldn't be an issue.

Overall, a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay again. Many thanks!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was my 1st time to Portugal and couldn't have picked a better resort to stay in for a relaxing break. The apartment we stayed in was spotless with everything we needed for a self catering holiday with ample space. The coffee shop next to reception was very reasonably priced although the supermarket is very expensive (about £6.50 for a pack of bacon, £3 for a loaf of bread). The resort put on a free bus 3 times everyday (10am, 2pm n 5pm) to Carvoeiro centre with free returns available at 10:10, 14:10 n 17:10 saving quite a bit of money (Taxi is about £6 one way).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marbella, Spain
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a great location for a family holiday. It's very busy and the pool gets very busy with towels down on loungers by 10am, our children made friends with others and had a fantastic time. The resort has kids entertainment in the evenings which we all enjoyed, Highlight of the trip was the restaurant outside the resort main gate to the right. Truly fantastic fish. I would return for this alone!! The shop inside the resort is a little expensive.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Urb. Rocha Brava | Apartado 1047, Carvoeiro 8401-908, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Carvoeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rocha Brava Village Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and only 3 km from the enchanting old fishing village which is Praia do Carvoeiro, we invite you to come and experience the beauty and tranquillity of the 4 Star ‘Rocha Brava Village Resort’. From apartments to townhouses, to individual villas with their own gardens and swimming pools. Come and discover what the heart of the Algarve has to offer, including the numerous silver beaches that are close to us here at the Rocha Brava Village Resort, as well as some of the best golf courses in the Algarve. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rocha Brava Apartments Hotel Carvoeiro
Rocha Brava Portugal
Rocha Brava Village Resort Carvoeiro, Portugal - Algarve

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