Just back from a long stay at Hotel Luar. I chose to stay at Luar after reading numerous good reviews on trip advisor. I was not disappointed.
We were given a room on the main road side. Our room was large and bright, with a small fridge and wall mounted air con. There was also a small TV, but it was never switched on.. Who goes on holiday to watch TV? Despite comments about road noise, fridge noise etc we had no trouble sleeping from noise whatsoever. This was not a noisy room. Great service from the maids who cleaned the room daily and regularly refreshed bed lined and towels.
The decor was maybe a bit dated, but that really doesn't matter to me a bit. The hotel has a large reception and lobby area that leads to the bar, pool, downstairs games room and the breakfast room. Staff at reception spoke excellent English, were very polite and friendly and very helpful, helping to organise our boat trip to Silves. Great service from the staff.
Breakfast included cereal, bread that you could toast, croissants and brioche with the usual butter and jams etc, and there was bacon and eggs and a selection of ham, cheese and salami. Fruit juice, water, milk, tea and coffee also available. It was the same selection every day, but there is so much to choose from I didn't really get bored of it until the last couple of days. Some of the wonderful local fresh fruit would be a nice addition.
For me the best bit was the pool. We were down before 9am to reserve a lounger and parasol. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Overly boisterous behaviour and diving in the pool led to a polite word from the staff to keep things chilled. A lovely change from the busy and noisy beach, which I didn't find particulalry relaxing.
The hotel also has a good location. It is a couple of hundred metres away from the quieter end of the main drag so it is a lot more peaceful than central hotel and within easy walking distance of all the shops, restaurants and bars. There are steps down to the beach just outside the hotel also.
The only downside I could find was that the bed was not the most comfortable, but it didn't stop me getting a good sleep. If I was to go back to Praia da Rocha I'd definitely consider a return to Luar.
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- Also Known As:
- Luar Hotel Praia Da Rocha
- Hotel Luar Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve