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Algarve Mor Apartments
2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal   |  
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Longford, Ireland
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“Great apartments in a fantastic location - highly recommend!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights in June and found very little to fault! There were 3 of us so the staff had an extra bed set up in the lounge/dining area of the apartment and still there was loads of space. Our apartment overlooked the pool and had a lovely view of the beach too. The cleaners came in every day and towels were changed every second day. It was quite warm when we were there and unfortunately there was no fan or air conditioning in the apartments which would have helped. The kitchen did smell a little musty but we never used it except for the fridge (which was positioned behind the door and opened the wrong way). At times you could get a smell of sewerage from the toilet, but we just had to keep the lid down (but this was in general all over the resort at times). The location could not have been better, it is positioned at the end of the strip and in 5 minutes you can be on the beach. The staff in general were very nice and helpful. Don't buy anything from the shop directly opposite the apartments as it is hugely overpriced (1.50 for a can of coke and in the supermarket 5 minutes walk away it is 0.85). The pool at these apartments lets it down as it is very basic and the sun loungers are all covered in bird droppings. The parasols are folded down each evening but they could also wash down the sun loungers and turn the over as this is off putting. I would definitely recommend these apartments and would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

the best apartments we have stayed in . very central to everything cleaned every day staff very pleasant. if shopping do not use shop across from apartments very expensive go to supermarket just down from jupiter hotel much cheaper for everything. got a seaview apartment only thing it was on the 1st floor if looking for seaview make sure to ask for high apartment. that was only thing that we had to complain about. if in alvor make sure to go to the green door restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2008

Apartments are fine. Cleaned every day apart from the kitchen.
All towels needed upgrading due to holes etc.
Main disappointment was that the main restaurant and shopping area of Praia da Roche is now a major construction zone. Work starts at 7am and goes on until 9pm. Dust and dirt everywhere and very difficult to walk around and very dangerous. Most guests have to haul luggage for blocks on broken cobble stones as no busses can get around. We had a car but was having to go the wrong way on a one way street to get in our parking garage. They say will be under construction until May so beware.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

We stayed at the Algarve Mor Apartment via Flyglobespan (booked direct through their website) and found them to be fab. Have stayed in Rocha many times before (in a private apt) but this year had to find other accommodation. Knowing the resort, I knew where and what I was booking but it was still nice to read the previous positive reviews and I have to say we were not disappointed at all. We had a room on the seven floor with a side view of the street and overlooking the beach. Huge rooms, very clean and well maintained and a large balcony. Would recommend to anyone to consider these apts. They are right on the avenue and very handy for access to all the restaurants and pubs but still in a location set away slightly from the noisier part of the avenue. We had a great holiday and found the resort to be as good as ever . Must give a mention to Sol Restaurant, Dukes, Nova China, Durty Nellies, A Portugesa, Algar Bar - which were all as excellent as ever. We took a day trip to Seville, which is worth seeing, stunning city, but beware very early start. Also the sardine and king prawn lunches at Portimao Harbour front are a must !!! We did find our money went a bit quicker this year but this is not due to the prices going up in the resort, simply due to the pound being so bad this year against the euro. This is our 7th or 8th time in Rocha and we will definitely be going back - and would definitely stay at the Algar Mor Apts again.

  • Liked — Great location and spacious, well maintained accommodation.
  • Disliked — Nothing bad at all.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

Just back from a week in the Algarve Mor Apartments. Three sisters on a late deal. Having read the previous reviews I had high hopes for these apartments and wasn't disappointed. Very spacious, 1 twin bedroom, very large lounge with small bed and sofa bed, spacious bathroom and quite a large kitchen which is well equipped and also has a microwave oven and toaster. Patio doors to balcony from both the bedroom and lounge. The small bed in the lounge is more suited to a child, the sofa bed is larger and we used that for the third person. Maids came in daily to mop the floors, make the beds and clean the bathroom. Towels were changed every second day (the day after we arrived we requested clean towels from the maids and were told we would have to wait until the next day). Bedlinen was changed a few times during the week. There is a safe in the wardrobe and it cost 10 Euro for the week and 15 Euro deposit which was refunded on returning the key. Reception area is very nice and the staff are friendly and helpful. The pool is on the first floor. A bit on the small side, but the area around it is spacious and as we were there early in the season there were not many people using it. The surrounding building is quite high and the pool area gets shaded as the day goes on and everyone ends up in the one corner. Sun was completely gone from pool area at about 5.40 p.m. There are mattresses for the sunbeds stored in the pool toilet area and you just help yourself. Biggest downside here is the lack of a poolside bar for cold drinks and snacks, so keep your fridge well stocked! With a pool view you will have morning sun on your balcony and with a street view (which we had) you get evening sun until it goes down. There are notices in reception that check-out time is 12.00 but if you are with a travel agent it is 11.00, so be aware of this as we only found out on the day of departure! There is a luggage room which is right opposite reception desk, it has glass doors so that everything is visible and it is kept locked with the key on request from reception, so you can happily leave your stuff if you are on a late flight and going out for the day. Reception will look after your passports but not money or valuables. Also there are showers beside the toilets at the pool so you can freshen up and change before departure. Apartments are facing the beach but to access it you have to go right or left for a couple of hundred yards and then go down a lot of steps. The beach is beautiful and well serviced. A boardwalk runs right along the beach and there are quite a few restaurants and bars and very importantly, toilets! A comfortable sunbed and shade costs 5 euro per day. A short walk from the apartments brings you to the "Strip". This consists of Disco bars, Karaoke bars and more Irish bars that I have ever seen in one place! If this is your scene then you will be very pleased. There are lots of good restaurants. Our favorite was Squash, wonderful food, beautifully presented, reasonable prices. If you like dancing then the Jupiter Hotel is the place to go. Music and dancing outdoors around the pool every night and you can watch the locals strut their stuff! Portimao is very beautiful and costs 3 to 4 Euro in a taxi. There is a big square at the port with lots of restaurants, bars and music, lovely little winding streets, again with restaurants, bars and shops and in our opinion a much nicer place than Playa de Rocha. Recommend a trip on the Pirate Ship, takes you along the coast and you transfer to a small boat which takes you in and out of the caves, a great experience not to be missed! Hope this gives you an overview of the place. We had a very enjoyable week, fantastic weather, nice apartments, great beach, what's not to enjoy! It was quiet enough in early June but I imagine high season will be pretty lively.

  • Liked — Spaciousness
  • Disliked — No bar, restaurant or poolside bar
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2007

Stayed at the Algarve Mor apartments in Praia Da Rocha last week and had a fabulous holiday. These apartments were spotless,cleaned everyday and fresh towels left. They were also very spacious with a bedroom , large lounge, kitchen , fairly large bathroom and a balcony accessed from both the bedroom and lounge with an excellent sea view.I was highly delighted with it and the reception staff were always very friendly.
I was really pleasantly surprised as I had stayed in the Oriental Hotel across the road in July but although the public areas were quite flash, the soft furnishings in the rooms were in need of upgrading, and the room itself was not really suitable for three.
The Nova China chinese restaurant, Ireland's Eye , Dukes and the Titanic all serve lovely food and the Senhora Da Rocha beach cafe/restaurant along the board walk cannot be beaten .
Next time I come back to Praia Da Rocha I will definitely try to book the Algarve Mor Apartments in preference to anywhere else.Great accomadation, spotless, everything you need supplied in the rooms, friendly staff, fabulous location, overlooking the sea and beach, and very reasonable . What more could you ask for? Most highly recommended+++++++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2007

We booked last minute flights with Globespan for a 5 day break. After many evenings trawling through the internet, looking at airlines, hotels, apts, trip advisor, holiday watchdog etc etc. We decided to book through Globespan direct and we were allocated accommodation at the Algarve Mor Apartments in Praia Da Rocha.

They were great!! Best apartments we have been to, I think!

The rooms were huge. Massive bathroom , kitchen, little seperate balcony for your washing. The lounge had a sofa (which I think doubled as a sofabed, and a little bed was set up for our 4 year old daughter. In the separate bedroom there were another 2 single beds. Good sized balcony with amazing views. To our left was the lovely beach and to the right hand side was the harbour..

Also a strange thing.... we were on the 8th floor (top) and the corridor we were on had 3 sets of patio doors at different angles giving cracking views over the beach and the harbours again...

The staff on reception were very helpfull as I had food poisoining (from Aqua Zoo, don't eat fish at their restuarants unless you want to be ill for a day or 2!).

Also the location is really central, 5 mins from the beach and right amongst things. Not too noisy though as we had no problems sleeping nor did our 4 yr old..

Downside.. well none really. the only thing I would say is that the pool which is on the first floor! is a little bit small. But it wasn't all that busy when we were here in September so it was fine. Also the supermarket next door to the apartments is a total rip off. We bought a couple of bags of messages and it came to 80 euros, I nearly fell over.... Well shafted. and that was with 4 cans of beer and no other alcohol..

However a good time was had and I would recommend this accommodation. Hope this helps someone with their future booking. We will be returning booking direct through the apts in November this year!

  • Liked — spacious apartment with fab views in central location
  • Disliked — Having to hand key in every time you leave!!! but hey
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty lodging in Praia da Rocha
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Algarve Mor Apartments 2.5*
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