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Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa
Ranked #45 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This hotel is in the old town by the lift down to the beach. Its a small but clean Hotel. Well worth paying for the sea view room. We stayed for 6 nights and decided to eat in the hotel for 4 nights and the food was very adequate with a good choice specially puddings. Staff are friendly and always willing to help. It is frequented by pensioners who seem to return every year which is a good sign. The only thing I would recommend the management address is the lack of staff in the bar during the day. If you want a drink you have to search for a member of staff and you could wait a bit for one. The pool was undergoing maintenance for the who week which was a shame as we would have used it because the weather was so nice. The spa is somewhat expensive but I dont normally bother with any of the beauty treatments. We will be returning again next February with my partners son and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank maria w
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hugoabreurodrigues, Director of Sales at Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear Maria

Thanks for your review.

I´m a little confused regardin the pool, the last time that the pool was under maintenance, was in January 2012, every morning we clean the pool and make all the tests, but tha rest of the day the pool was open........ anyway, we are very happy that you enjoyed the hotel and we will correct small things that you refered


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Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

I don't know whether its because of the spa treatments that people receive when staying at this hotel but it felt healing and peaceful. The location couldn't be better: far enough out of the main square to avoid the late night noise but right on the beach and still only a 2min walk from the centre of town. The view from the hotel is amazing. Breakfast was good and filling. Fried eggs and baked beans! A first for the continent. Must be all those rotund ex-pats that populate the area... Sure, the price for an out of season stay is a little more than we were expecting but the rooms are so well maintained that it makes up for it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Albufeira.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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4  Thank Dougjohnston40
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hugoabreurodrigues, Director of Sales at Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear Doug

Thank you very much for your review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your massage with Marta, next time that you visit us you have to try a different type ..... there´s so many that you can choose from..

Hope to see you again in the next times


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Hugo

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Stayed here end of november, and were really impressed. Amazing location, right on the beach, and in the town, best of both! from the reviews i wasn't sure how easy it was to get onto the beach, but it was really quick and easy, i guess it may be difficult for less able or elderly people, but its not particularly steep. very friendly helpful staff, especially Alexandrian (I think that's how it's spelt) on reception who was cheerful, helpful and funny! Sea view was beautiful and definitely worth the small extra fee. Wifi great, breakfast is good, we didn't try the dinner as so many restaurants nearby, free parking right out side (limited number) can't fault the place! Will definitely go back again!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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4  Thank Rosiebristolian
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hugoabreurodrigues, Director of Sales at Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear Rosie

Thanks for your review.

Is name is Alexandre bu the way .... ;)

We just hope to see you this year again...

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Hugo

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Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for the 3rd time last weekend. If you look back at my previous reviews you cannot fault the hotel for value, service & location. We paid £25 per night for 2 people with breakfast. The location is perfect for the beach and old town. I would also recommend a drink in tunes bar which is a short walk from the hotel. We used algarve taxis for our transfer which can be booked online, they are British owned and very reliable.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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2  Thank dawn1967
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hugoabreurodrigues, Director of Sales at Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear Dawn

Thank you for your 3rd visit, it´s a sign that your vacations spend with us are worth it

Hope to see you again this year

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Hugo

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I am giving this hotel 4 stars on location, view and the rooms, but, the staff took all 4 stars away!!!!! Absolute W*****S!! Very rude and I wouldn't go back as they took a whole bunch away from my holiday unfortunatlly :(

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank sandrainbarca
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hugoabreurodrigues, Director of Sales at Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear Sandra

Thank you very much for your email
I am trully soory for some inconvinience or less attention from our colleagues.

We will have in mind your review and for sure we will correct what it´s wrong

Hope you reconsider to visit us again


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Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Rocomar at the beginning of November. All hotel staff were very pleasant and helpful. On arrival our lights in the bathroom did not work and the maid quickly resolved the problem - very impressed. What wonderful views of the beach from our room and the sound of the waves day and night was a bonus. We booked half board and the choice for breakfast and dinner was very good. All areas of hotel were spotless, nicely furnished and painted. We had four days of rain but who cared as hotel was very comfortable with TV (although mostly in Portugese). There is a bus stop quite close to the hotel where buses can take you to the main station. Buses depart from there to many other towns i.e. Portamao, Loule etc. We would recommend the Rocamar to any of our friends who would like a hotel in the old town.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tripandyto
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hugoabreurodrigues, Director of Sales at Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Dear Madam

It´s with great pleasure that we received your review.
Thank you for the trust that you deposit in us when you recommend our Hotel.

Regards


Hugo

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our trip to hotel Rocamar 20-27th Oct 2012 was great, even the rain didn't spoil it. Spotlessly clean hotel with fantastic views. Definitely worth the little extra for a sea view room. Breakfast was buffet style with loads of choice, all constantly replenished. We had the evening buffet meal on 2 evenings and enjoyed it - lots of dessert choices. The only negative is the pool is very small, but you are so near the sea and the hotel has a great spa so it doesn't really matter. Short walk to the centre of the old town which is full of quaint streets with shops, bars and places to eat. The Atrium was our favourite restaurant, lovely food and surroundings and not too expensive, well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kyb182
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hugoabreurodrigues, Director of Sales at Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Dear Sir

Thank you very much for your review.

Next time try to visit us a little bit early in the month of October and you will notice the difference.

We had amazing days in the first 15 days .......


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Additional Information about Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa

Address: Largo Jacinto D'Ayet no. 7, Albufeira 8200-071, Portugal (Formerly Rocamar Hotels & Resorts)
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: $48 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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