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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is based in the quieter half of "the strip", where the more expensive hotels are. However this hotel is marvellous value at about 1/3 of the price. The breakfast is free and although it is basic and eaten in a very crowded space at times, (you can eat it between 07:00 and 10:30)you can change your time to... More 

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Massama, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Room with small balcony, but A/C unit works but hard time in getting cooler air and really noise. Breakfast is a really basic and Parks REALLY limited, so basically wont get and try to park car in the city... Since is in main street, at night really loud with people walking, not very quiet place. But its really closed to... More 

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dubai
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

the good about this hotel is his location, a step away from the portimao beach and the main walking street where "happening". the hotel is very basic, if you get a cheap rates is a good option. breakfast is a small buffet, but good enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in their serviced apartments a few mins walk away. The location is 2 mins fro maybe beach and the strip so handy for walking home merry. Apartments were large and could easily sleep 3/4. Come with cooking facilities, dining area, balcony and the air con is superb and at no additional cost. Rooms were cleaned regular and towels changed.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We visited hotel Santa Catarina due to the reviews on TripAdvisor. The hotel is located 5 minutes by foot from the beach and ten minutes to bars, clubs and restaurants. It is the sort of hotel to simply rest your head. Breakfast is nothing special but they do have the essentials. Service is also decent but not over the top... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights end June. We decided for this hotel mainly because of the very good reviews on this an other websites. However, I was suspicious because most of the reviews didn't give detailed explanation..what is so "great" about this place? First of all, the room smelled on a very strong disinfectant what does not give a... More 

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Portimao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I booked this hotel on the basis of previous reviews and was not disappointed. A great location away from the hustle and bustle of the resort but near enough for a short walk. Rooms really clean air conditioned and free safe in room. Breakfast was fine reasonable choice and plenty of it. Rooms were cleaned everyday and all the staff... More 

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Lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous travellers hotel but not if you want a family holiday. We loved it , a fabulous continental breakfast however a very average evening meal with soup every night pretty tasteless then one fish one meat dish and salad, the food was tepid at best cold at worst.. The desserts were not really worth a mention so... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Good hotel with great WiFi in the rooms. The room had a comfortable double bed with plenty of pillows. There was a small fridge in the room and good air con. Breakfast was average and covered everything all the usual choices available with a good selection of fresh fruit .The staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Kilkenny
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I last visited this hotel two years ago. Since then the place has had a make over. The furniture in the rooms has been reduced making the rooms feel big and airy. Everything that you need is still there. Do not expect UK type breakfast but there should be something to suit everyone. No one should leave hungry. Rooms are... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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
Price Range: $36 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Catarina 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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Santa Catarina Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Santa Catarina Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve
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