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Encosta DO Vau Lote 19, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-820 Portugal
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#13 of 20 hotels in Praia da Rocha

Welcome to Vau Hotel, your Praia da Rocha “home away from home.” Vau Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Vau Hotel offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Vau Hotel offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Praia da Rocha, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Vau Aparthotel Hotel, including Restaurante F - Food & Wine (1.0 mi), All Beef (0.6 mi), and Squash Restaurante (1.1 mi).

Vau Hotel puts the best of Praia da Rocha at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Encosta DO Vau Lote 19, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-820 Portugal
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Alicia s wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
When we arrived the receptionist was rude and didn’t tell us any information, other than handing over the key and room number. After a few days and heat we realised the A/C did not work and the fridge did not shut properly. Neighbours woke us up at 3am thankfully the guy on reception sorted this issue out straight away! Overall a very tired hotel, which needs a full refurbishment. A hire car is recommended as the hotel is far from any good quiet beaches and nice restaurants. The pool gets over crowded and lots of children running around. The bar staff was pleasant so unsure on the trip advisor reviews. I would not stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Plumbyou wrote a review Oct 2019
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom1 contribution
The 4 star rating on this hotel is severely misleading!! Apparently they don’t have any double beds in the entire building !! Only 2 singles pushed together!! They also don’t have any irons to hire or lend to their guests! The jacuzzi has been broken for our entire visit, and despite mentioning it to the receptionist twice still nothing has happened! Despite the food being of acceptable quality, the snacks in between meals are virtually non existent or extremely limited at best ! The all inclusive drinks leave a lot to be desired, with absolutely no branded drinks available at all! Staff are quite rude and unhelpful. The noise of barking dogs kept us awake from the early hours of the morning 😖 Definitely one to avoid!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Patrick W wrote a review Oct 2019
Halifax, Canada52 contributions20 helpful votes
Checked in to this resort mid afternoon and found it a bit slow registering. All ok until getting to the room. I smelled cigarette smoke upon entering. May have been sucked in from below outside. In a non smoking T1 apt. I find an ashtray on the coffee table. Unfortunately, I have allergies that activate when deodorizers or smoke is present. Anyway, we checked out after one night for two other reasons. The beds must have been Fred Flintstone's at one time. I can tolerate most beds but it was as hard as concrete. As others have said, it was noisy most of the night. We could hear chairs dragging and someone walking around with high heels on. Booked here four five nights and stayed for one only. Relieved to get a short notice booking in another spot we enjoyed last May. Sorry, not our cup of tea!
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Date of stay: October 2019
lucy-H_22 wrote a review Jul 2019
sheffield46 contributions67 helpful votes
First and foremost, as it was a special occasion I asked for an upgrade, we got a beautiful suite with a sea view on the 6th floor that we were delighted with 👍🏻😊👌🏻 The room was immaculate and the maid service was tip top. Location was fine, about a 10 minute walk to the beach at most. The receptionists were lovely and went the extra mile. I would just complain about the entertainment/reps. We had stayed someone last year and everyone got involved whereas this time no reps bothered to try and speak to us and all the entertainment was in French which made us feel very left out. We really wanted to get involved but we didn’t get a ‘hello’ or ‘bonjour’ We had also stayed at this hotel about 10 years ago and enjoyed snacks around the pool but this time it seemed like it was all about ‘all inclusive’ and apart from ice creams there wasn’t a selection of food which made us have to go out for food which was disappointing. All in all loved our room, the reception staff were amazing, the bar staff a little bit rude, a good stay but we would definitely have liked somewhere that made us feel more welcome.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alex S wrote a review Jun 2019
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom27 contributions5 helpful votes
Firstly I would like to say that during our say we didn't experience any of the hostility from the staff that some other reviews have mentioned. We actually didn't look on trip advisor prior to booking here, and when we did slightly before we were due to arrive I was slightly worried by some of the reviews from British travellers. But the staff here were first class with us and very helpful when called upon. The rooms are spacious and the standards of cleanliness are high. The outdoor pool area isn't the largest but we didn't have any problems finding loungers. There is also a fair sized indoor pool and jacuzzi. The outdoor pool isn't heated but isn't unbearably cold. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel. Just bare in mind that it is about a 30 minute walk from the main town. However, there are plenty of local amenities such a mini mart and a few decent restaurants. The beach is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. All good stuff.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vau Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Vau Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vau Beach (0.3 miles), Praia dos Careanos (0.4 miles), and João de Arens Beach (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vau Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Vau Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vau Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Vau Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vau Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante O Viriato, RESTAURANTE Vau Wine & Diner, and Al Fresco.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vau Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Vau Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vau Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vau Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vau Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Vau Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castelo de Alvor (2.0 miles).