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Club Praia da Rocha
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda Comunidade Lusiada, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-801, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #16 of 20 hotels in Praia da Rocha
Tipperary, Ireland
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“You get Exactly what you paid for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Booked Club Praida da Rocha for one week all-inclusive end of may. Was extremely concerned after reading some of the reviews here. I had spent two weeks there with my family over 9 yrs ago and from what I remember of that it was great. so okay years later... yes it has become dated...very dated and could do with some t.l.c ...in fact nothing has changed. The apartments are spacious and fine or a couple with two kids, cooking rings and fridge. Towels changed every 2nd day and no shortage of hot water.

I would advise anyone thinking of going all-inclusive to be carefull...the choice is very limited fries more fries...fries with everything..Im surprised they didn't serve them with breakfast. You get pretty fed up with the set times of the snack bars 11am - 12, 3pm -4, they will not serve you a min before or a min after, the same applies at night in the bar 12:01-------no way. There are only two choices at dinner...one meat and one fish - that didn't resemble anything i've ever seen, salad slection hardly non existent. Lunch was the same, and breakfast was always scrambled eggs, beans and hot dogs steeping in hot water...dont expect bacon and sausages!!!!
We ended up having to eat out most nights - and if I was back again I would go self catering as it is prob cheaper to eat out.
Plus side of this place is it's safe for kids, close to beach and cheap to eat out,
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Room Tip: We were on the 11th floor, quiet...with no problems
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Just back from stag weekend. Great staff service and location close to busy main strip and excellent quality beach. On the flip side,tired dirty buildings, truly horrific quality food, not fully inclusive as promised and poor rooms. But had a good time and wholly appropriate for stag party's. Would not of been able to stay there for longer than a few days though.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Just back from this hotel and it is just a stunning place to stay staff are so professional at all times no matter what the request might be .rooms were spotless breakfast was hot walk out of the hotel and on to the beach perfect location cant praise this hotel enough it was a first time to Praia da rocha and cant wait to return

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

People who moan should take a good look at themselves and see if they get much better at home. Good staff, good location, good food, good beer, decent space around the (cold !) pool - yes its dated but for the price I would say pretty much unbeatable. Had a great time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

My sister and I spent a weeks holiday here at end May start of June
It was a last minute cheap accommodation and flight package. We thought we had booked a studio flat and was pleasantly surprised when we were allocated an apartment. This hotel is very basic and the interior and exterior could do with an upgrade. However, we felt that the linen was clean and they did do our room every few days even if we didn't ask for it
We'd heard some poor reports about the restaurant so we just decided to eat in the nearby restaurants of which there are many.
We had to pay a wee bit extra for telly remote and safe key but we did get our deposit back.
We had no negative comments because all we needed was very basic and that's what we got.
We enjoyed our holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is the 5th time my partner and I have stayed at 'Clube Praia Da Rocha'. We brought my partners mum along this time - she loved it! The complex is located a short distance from the local shops, bars etc. The beach here is stunning - wide with gorgeous white sand and the water is warm and clear. There are some lovely beach side bars to stop off and have a nice cold beer and some great restaurants with fantastic views of the ocean if you fancy a leisurely lunch. The apartments are basic but fairly well equipped. The apartments generally comprise of: 1 bedroom, 1 lounge, 1 bathroom (with shower) a kitchen/dining area and a balcony with access from the kitchen and bedroom. The kitchen could do with a microwave and kettle included in the price however you can hire these for a small charge (about 1 euro per day) if you wish from the games room located next to the outdoor pool. The bathroom is light, bright and has a constant supply of hot water. The bedroom is spacious. It has 2 single beds pushed together however the pillows do feel like bags of cotton wool but were okay for a week. The apartments are cleaned on a daily basis (apart from Sundays) Bring a cheap universal remote with you as you have to pay a refundable deposit of 10 euros to hire one (you can buy one from most pound shops in the UK) The communal areas are a bit dated but kept well. There is internet access available at the hotel for a small charge. The hotel bar is clean and the bar staff here are very friendly. Pools - outdoor one is cold (its better from April onwards) however its large with a slide for kids. Indoor pool is lovely and warm. If you are on a tight budget use Lidl supermarket in Portimao - you can do a cheap weekly shop and alcohol is very cheap (bottle of wine: 0.70 euro, 6 pack beers: 1.35 euro) and there is much more! Overall its a great cheap base. Its not everyone's cup of tea but for price, location etc you cant beat it.

**TIP** try the local restaurant 'Adris' on the main strip. It has a great selection of dishes. I had locally caught sea bass. Absolutely delicious. And also try the local olives and Portuguese cheese. Beautiful.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We have just returned from a week in this horrid place. It may be cheap but I think you need paying to go there. The awful tall buildings all around you feel tatally claustophic. The hotel area smells of drains. The Breakfast is awful with Mouldy bread, basic beans and hot dog sausages yuk, the rest of the food is very boring with just pork and chicken rice chips and pasta day after day. We had the noisiest bunch of lads above us the woke us all up partying at 4 am most mornings swearing and breaking things putting on their loud music. My little girls couldnt go back to sleep as they were so scared. The only positive thing I would say is the beaches are beautiful. But I wouldnt go back to this resort again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avda Comunidade Lusiada, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-801, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Praia da Rocha 3*
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Also Known As:
Club Praia Da Rocha Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Clube Praia Da Rocha
Club Praia De Rocha
Club Praia Da Rocha Portugal - Algarve

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