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“The best location” 4 of 5 stars
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Jardim do Vau
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia do Vau, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-820, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Thornhill
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The apartment was bright , clean and had an amazing view of the beach. The beds were comfortable and the patio spacious. The staff were most friendly and helpful. We would certainly recommend Jardim du Vau, the location is fabulous.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel for 6 years now and absolutely love it. You just can't beat the location, right on the beach with amazing sea views. The apartments are large, bright and airy and spotlessly clean. All the staff are friendly and couldn't do more to help. The facilities are great with onsite shop, restaurant, pool bar, gym, indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi...it lacks nothing!

Stayed October 2013
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sligo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

its fab.wat more can I say..I love it. soon central right beside the beautiful..just minute to shops clubs restaurants can't wait to go back. the pool is class too anxious the out door bar/restaurants is awesome :-)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Have stayed here a few times and will be going back this May.
It is not the most modern of apartments for technology, however when I am on holiday, I am not there to watch television or use Wifi, that is what I am getting away from!
The rooms are tastefully decorated and everywhere is always spotless and the service is excellent. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is delicious and Chico behind the bar is always entertaining! The sandy beach is right on the doorstep with a restaurant right there so you can eat and watch the sunset. There are a selection of bar/restaurants that are child friendly, local to the apartments but are not too noisy that would disturb your sleep. Can not wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fumel, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I can not praise this hotel too highly. We were there when most of Portugal was closed (for the winter) The balconies (complete with covered sunbeds, table and chairs) faced south and so caught the sun most of the day.
The rooms were large and airy. Effective heating (and aircon)
The linen was changed whenever it was necessary (not just as in the brochure twice a week)
I had a small nose bleed the day after the sheets had been changed and they were changed immediately.
The staff on reception spoke English (and Dutch, and French, and Spanish) and along with the other staff were friendly and very helpful.
Special mention here, to the 'men in yellow' who did the maintenance - lovely smiley people!
There was a huge indoor pool and a Jacuzzi ( normally empty) a well equipped gym and a well stocked library.
Don't know about the summer, but in winter this was a perfect place to be - we even booked an extra week!
See you next year!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Bathgate
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A stunning location within yards of the beach and beach bars at Praia Do Vau. The apartment overlooked the sea and had sun almost all day.

The rooms were spacious and clean and there were adequate cooking facilities if required. The staff were friendly and always helpful

The beds however could do with being replaced as with the TV.

The Spa was good but all bathers have to wear a bathing cap which can be purchased for 4 Euros from staff at the Spa when you can find them.

The pool bar was closed when we were there but looked a reasonable size beside an excellent outdoor pool.

All in all great value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed from 7 Oct - 24 Oct 13. We expected a 4 star hotel as advertised. It is nothing like as comfortable as we expected. It was built in the 70s and has not been refurbished since. Very shabby. Mostly timeshare apartments, not hotel rooms. Uncomfortable beds, thin towels, useless hairdryer, elderly tv, many cracked floor tiles. No WIFI in rooms, rickety beds, the list goes on. We paid quite a lot of money for this holiday as we thought it would be a treat for us, very disappointing. If you want to use the indoor pool, gym or sauna you must pay. Surely a 4 star hotel has these facilities included for their guests?
The beaches are superb and the weather great so our holiday wasn't a total bust but we shall never recommend or return to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Jardim do Vau

Address: Praia do Vau, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-820, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#4 Family Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#6 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Jardim do Vau 4*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Jardim Do Vau Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Jardim Vau
Jardim Do Vau Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve

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