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Tunbridge Wells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perched above the beach in Praia da Roche if you are here this is a must. 5 course tasting menu was sublime, service impeccable and including wine with each course - 7 including amuse bouch with exchange rate as it is around £300 for two, great experience and highly recommend

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Dallas, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here a few nights in December 2016 and I have to say it was the best experince of any stay at a R&C hotel From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed and the servce is the best we have ever experinced at a hotel. We ate in the resturant 3 times and the food was fantastic....

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NJTraveller1158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While December is a quiet time for this area and many restaurants are closed, the staff at the Bela Vista did everything that could to make the holiday weekend enjoyable. Our room had a spectacular view of the beach, high ceilings and a very light and airy feel. We had a tasting menu dinner on Christmas Eve at the Bela...

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Switzerland
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Old family residence converted into a stunning five star hotel....beautiful decorated interior (fantastic mixture of old and new items), great service starts when entering the hotel hall. Best breakfast (on terrace overlooking the beach) i ever had (everyday different home made juices and smoothies, lots of fresh fruits and eggs in any style availabe (freshly prepaired!!) Can highly recommend the...

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Gonçalo N, Gerente at BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your overall experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are thrilled that you appreciated your stay at Bela vista Hotel & Spa - Relais & Châteaux. The hotel staff is very grateful for your kind words on the service provided. We all look forward to see you in a near future. Best regards, Gonçalo Narciso...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Real 5 star Hotel and service. The Spa Facilities are excellent. This has been open for a while now, but everything is still like brand new. Prai da Rocha is a nice friendly place with a great beach. This was our second time and couldn't fault our stay.

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Gonçalo N, Gerente at BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. Everyday we do our best to exceed our guest's expectations and, in this case, we believe we did! It is a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed both experiences while staying at Bela Vista, specially highlithing our Spa by L'Occitane. We look forward to welcome you for...

New York City, New York
Reviewed November 13, 2016

I had high hopes for the Bela Vista because we've universally loved our experienced with Relais & Chateaux properties, but I'm not sure what to say about this one. The property itself is amazing. The old house that makes up the property is charming and highly unique. We really enjoyed all of our time at the pool. When we had...

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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Where do we begin to describe the wonderful time we had at this hotel. It all began when we arrived at midnight on a dark rainy Saturday, the very second we walked through the door we were greeted warmly, invited to sit down and have a drink whilst someone took our bags to our room. We were given a little...

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Gonçalo N, Gerente at BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. We are all very proud to know you had a wonderful stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa - Relais & Châteaux. The Staff would like to thank you for your great review. Looking forward your next stay, Best regards, Gonçalo Narciso Hotel Manager

Netherlands
Reviewed October 30, 2016

A hotel built in the 1930's on a top location on the beach. Service is impeccable and always with a smile. Room with a wonderful beach-view, is comfortable with nice terrace. Breakfast is excellent with a wide variety of food and drinks to choose from. We had dinner once in de restaurant: perfect! All in all a very nice place...

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Gonçalo N, Gerente at BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such kind words. We are thrilled that you have great memories of your stay with us. The Bela Vista Team would like to thank you for your feedback. We look forward to see you anytime soon. Best regards, Gonçalo Narciso Hotel Manager

Ratoath
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

3 of us booked in for treatments, one couple and single hot stones massage. On arrival there we were brought to the changing rooms and given our robes. The robes are extremely small fitting and the male in our group couldn't get the robe to go up his arm. The biggest they had was an xl which is the equivalent...

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Gonçalo N, Gerente at BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for feedback. We deeply regret that your experience at our Spa by L'Occitane did not meet your expectations. We work every day to improve every aspect of our service. Since you remarks are of great importance to us, your review has been forwarded. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Bela Vista Hotel is clearly differentiated from most other hotels in Portimao: it's small, the service is brilliant, the food is excellent. The staff is friendly, highly competent, felxible and extremely helpful. The hotel is refreshingly different in interior: it reflects the style and history of a former family home, both grand and cozy, but also has all modern amenities...

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Gonçalo N, Gerente at BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Bela Vista for your stay. It is a delight to read your review! We are very happy to know that you appreciated the hotel's unique details from the interior decoration to our Staff and service provided. We all look forward to welcome you again. Best regards, Gonçalo Narciso Hotel Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel Bela Vista has been completely renovated and it's now a 5 star Boutique Hotel with 38 rooms. The restaurant has a unique view and fantastic food! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA

Address: Av. Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Price Range: $184 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Bela Vista - Hotel, Restaurant And Spa
Bela Vista - Hotel, Restaurant & Spa Hotel Praia Da Rocha
BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#1 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#1 Family Hotel in Praia da Rocha
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We stayed in the main house which I highly recommend. The property is extremely well maintained and quite eclectic.”
 of 5 bubbles NJTraveller1158, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Take a room in the so-called -Palace-(old building) but the new rooms are great as well”
 of 5 bubbles hansj642016, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“The main house has spectacular sea views; the dependance has nice balconies and partly sea views. Direct access to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles ssusanne2016, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“Room 112, great views over the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles pac129, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“1st floor upwards”
 of 5 bubbles corndodger, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
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