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Santa Catarina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

lovely and clean, continential breakfast, no swimming pool or but beach over the road and plenty of bars cafes near by. fresh towels daily and excellant location. get a seaview they are worth it...if it had a pool and bar it would be 4 star !! bathroom smellys repelished and very friendly staff.

newspapers in the lounge area.

Room Tip: seaview room .. we were in 403 which had half a seaview but if you got 405 ?? it would have been a...
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  • Stayed October 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed for a week in September and were delighted. We paid extra for a sea view and it was worth it. Very clean and staff were friendly. We liked the panoramic view lift. The only down side was the breakfast which was more for mainland Europeans. Cheese and ham is more a lunch for me.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kitchener, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here 3 nites & the location is great as are the rooms. Breakfast was more than adequate. It's nice that the hotel is just down from the busy part of the street, but still close enough to walk to everything in a matter of minutes. Staff was very helpful & spoke excellent English.

We had asked for an ocean view & we enjoyed looking out at the beautiful beaches.

Most enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 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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HAIFA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Hotel is vey nice the rooms are big and Hotel is very clean , the staff are helpfull and nice .
The hotel is located very near to Praya Da Rocha . All the area are beautiful and full of people and shops around , the Food in the near are tasty and good.

Room Tip: Try to take with the Sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ontario, canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I stayed here in late June for 4 nights. The hotel was well situated and there are tons of bars, restaurants and cafes around and at least 2-3 little supermarkets. The huge beautiful beach was just across the street and down some stairs. The beach itself was amazing and had alot of little restaurants setup so you didnt have to go back up to the main road. There is also a huge long boardwalk of sorts so you can walk along the whole length of the beach. The hotel staff I mostly dealt with (the tall thin guy and the "new girl" lol) were very nice and helpful. I would stay here again for sure. The only reason I didnt give this a 5 star is because my room was a touch small and the breakfast room was a bit small and sometimes tough to get a seat...nothing major really just some observations. Great hotel and great price..

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stayed end of may beginning of june. Arrived on a tues at 11am, we were told our room would be ready in 20 mins and it was. We requested a high floor and double bed, got both of these. ( A proper double bed not two singles pushed together). The room was clean as a whistle, and the towels were changed daily. great. The breakfast was a little basic but adequate, we ate at different places each evening. There is a great beach bar down at the marina, well worth a visit. At the other end (up on the road 5 mins walk from the hotel) there are plenty of bars and restaurants for all ages. Mainly Irish bars but so what everyones out to have a good time. Would certainly visit rocha again and if possible stay at catarina. Great resort, great people, and great weather !. go.

Room Tip: We paid for a sea view, high floor on main road gets evening sun.
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

absolutely awesome.............we requested a room with a sea view....and that is what we got, staff are totally friendly and so helpful.....we even had a bottle of champagne and a basket of fruit from the hotel to "greet" us as we entered our room....we will definately return and use this hotel as our base so as to sample the local restaurants even more.....exceptional

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Santa Catarina

Address: Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Catarina 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Santa Catarina Algarve, is a new 3 stars hotel very well located in the first line of the beach (Praia da Rocha) in front of the Casino, at about 4 km from the center of the city and 60 km from Faro's international airport. It has 69 rooms, sea and land view, 6 suits, restaurant, bar, living room, and a panoramic lift with an excellent view for Praia da Rocha. The rooms are all well equipped with balconys, private bathroom, hair dryer, telephone, tv, minibar, air conditioning, heating and safe. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Santa Catarina Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Santa Catarina Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve

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