We visited the Rocamar for 4 days on B&B basis at begining of May. When we arrived at around midday, we were told our room wasn't going to be ready until 2pm, this was not a problem for us as it gave us a chance to go for a look around the area. Once back from some lunch and a wander, we were allocated room 506 which is the top floor of the hotel and a seaview room. Initial thoughts of the room was basic with the hotel being 3 star. Had a few evening meals in the hotel restaurant and we found these tasty and reasonablily priced (20ish euros for 2 meals and 2 drinks). The hotel is ideally located in relation to the old town, as it is only a 5 minute walk to all the bars, restaurants and shops. Albufeira is around a 40 minute journey from Faro airport so make sure you have a reliable transfer arranged in advance (as ours didnt turn up when we arrived and a taxi cost 65 euros).
Some negatives: tiny portable tv with poor picture in room, leaking aircon unit on balcony, mouldy and small shower in bathroom, cracked paint on wall in room reattached by selotape, redecoring the corridors during the days (strong smell of paint and noisy drilling etc), limited choice at breakfast buffet.
Some positives: Amazing views from seaview rooms, comfy beds and pillows, rooms cleaned daily, hotel restaurant and bar prices were not bad, close to old town bars, restaurants and shops.
Overall a nice hotel in a brilliant location but some of the rooms need to be refurbished to be in line with others in the hotel. Would recomend Hotel Rocamar for a relaxing break in a quiet area.
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- Also Known As:
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- Rocamar Exclusive Hotel & Spa Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve