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“Very Dated , Poor and needs attention” 2 of 5 stars
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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
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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“Very Dated , Poor and needs attention”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very Disappointed with the Hotel, one Point "If you are told you are booking the
"HOTEL DA ROCHA" it is not this one. the whole hotel needs a lick of paint, yes it's 3 star but i have seen better 1 star hotels. Big problem with groups of singles drinking all day and generally causing nuisance and disruption. for other guests. We were here for a 4 day break did not expect 5* certainly did not get 3 * . Food was expectable and beds were comfy. apartment was not the cleanest we have seen. 20 Euro none refundable for TV remote(no english TV) is a bit expensive. no hair dryers in the room was a problem for my wife. Hotel staff in the dining room were very helpful ,

There was a lot of maintenance going on round the pool that should have been finished which caused noise and disruption for the guests, the pool was out of action till the day we was departing, as it had only been filled for 3 days it was very cold and very dirty

sorry to say very poor must try harder

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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Skegness, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Just got back after a trip with my teenage son. The hotel is abit past it's prime, the outdoor pool area and games area are shabby, but we thought it was amazing value. Our apartment was massive- entrance way, bathroom, living area with kitchen and bedroom. Rooms were basic, but clean. We went all inclusive and per head it worked out less than a tenner a night- for three meals a day ( plus snacks if wanted), drinks and room! Outstanding value.!! We used the hotel as a base- out all day, just back for meals. The beach is a couple of minutes walk away and is beautiful. Main strip is same distance away. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yorkshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile


Don't go .... free isn't cheap enough it is so dirty and full of alchoholics drinking from 10am and causing bother once trollied. We left half way through the week!!!! The only nice thing was the staff who were really nice but that's not enough. We booked into another hotel for only 39euros a night for a double room that was stunning.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Tired , old , and dirty , but thats enough about the wife !
if your benefits won't stretch to a nicer place , then I am sure you will love it !
stayed all inc , ate out all the time we were there , the food being served at the hotel was terrible !
but don't take my word for it , google holidays / hotels from hell .
we used it as a base while looking for a place to buy , and thats all it was .
plenty of people willing to offer you drugs on the sea front , such a shame , used to be such a lovely place .
my advice , go to Alvor , praia do vau , Lagos , praia da rocha is finished .
good points , chineese / japanese buffet restaurant , up by the police station on the sea front , well worth a visit , only buffet I ever seen cooked to order , not some old gash thats been laid there all night . the Taca bar worth a visit too , other than that ...... go to Benidorm , there about the same , full of drunks , who want fish and chips ........ mate !

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Booked a family holiday with 2 young kids and family friend. Not worth it at all. On are arriving first thing my husband said was why did you book us this old council estates. Room was very basic, smells like a very tick bleach. We just couldn't stay. We had to leave that same evening book another hotel. I have learnt from this experience to always listen to reviews before booking holiday. I work too hard not to enjoy myself.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Having read reviews on this hotel after booking it, I was actually starting to dread my holiday and suggested to my partner that we pay to change hotels before travelling. He convinced me to give it a go and we went on our way. On arrival at the hotel, it straight away looked very tired and dated, but I thought 'keep an open mind!' and walked in.
The receptionist was lovely, he couldn't have been friendlier, but again, the main lobby looked tired and dated. However, it looked very clean, which in my opinion was more important.
Once we were given the key to our room, we made our way up in the very old, tiny and rickety lift. It was gradually getting worse the closer we got to our room. We walked in to two seperate single beds (even though we booked a double room) and a kitchen area in the same room as the beds. The bathroom was awful, it was rusty and dirty, and straight away I knew that I wouldn't have felt clean having a shower in there.
We sat down on one of the beds and noticed that there were hairs on the pillows (meaning the bedding hadn't been changed since the last guests!!!!) and then my partner made the mistake of pulling back the bedsheets to reveal disgusting mattresses, with massive brown stains all over them. That was the final straw. We got on our mobile phones there and then and found the nearest hotel possible and left the hotel straight away. We didn't go back until the day we were checking out, and just left our key on the reception desk.
We paid for All Inclusive, but if the rooms hadn't even been cleaned since the last guests stayed, how can the kitchen environments possibly be anywhere near health and safety standards?
Would not recommend to anybody.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Just got home from a week here and from the reviews we were quite worried. However when we got there it was fine. We went self catering. The room was very basic but clean, which is what i look for in a hotel. It was in a great location. Just 5mins walk to the strip/beach. I would come back as it was such a bargain and did us well for a week.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Club Praia da Rocha

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:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Praia da Rocha 3*
Number of rooms: 627
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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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