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Presidente Apartamentos
Ranked #21 of 79 Hotels in Portimao
Kilkenny, Ireland
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“What a fabulous spot!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a perfect hotel if you have small children. It's 2 mins from the beach ( which is lovely and clean) and the pool area always seems to have available sunbeds. The staff are so helpful and most of them have good english and the rooms are serviced every day. The rooms are quite spacious with a nice big double room and big twin room, kitchen is smallish, (but then again who's going to cook a lot on hols!!!) and a nice dining /living area that leads on to the balcony which connects to both the bedrooms and the tv has english speaking childrens channels. your only 10 mins walk from the centre of town with all the restaurants and bars. Food is very reasonably priced and it's cheap to eat out, most places offer a 3 course choice menu from €7.50/€8.50. There's a restaurant(Jacaranda) in Praia da Vau ( about 5 mins walk) which offers a book swapping service if you like reading, you can leave a book or borrow a book for free. The hotel is lovely and quiet at night, there's no nightclubs nearby, and children are welcome in the residents bar. Overall I couldn't recommend this hotel enough, it's fab and has everything you could possibly need.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Nice apartments,with a great location.Make sure you book a room that is not near the busy road.The pool area is fantastic always a sunbed and not many in the pool.This is probably due to the beautiful beaches very close by.The draw backs are no aircon and nothing to do in the hotel at night,could do with a pool table and a little light music.On saying this your a 10min walk to all the entertainment you need in praia de Rocha,its a lovely town that buzzes at night.This is our first visit to Portugal and it will not be our last we loved it.The local people are lovely,and it feels very safe.We got the feeling that a lot of english people have avoided portugal since all the bad press a few years ago,I have a little girl who was made to feel like a princess and not threatened at all.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We have just returned from a week stay at the Presidente Apartments. We thorougly enjoyed our stay there. The apartments are very spacious and we were on the 2nd floor, overlooking the sea and we could also see part of the pool. That suited us to perfection. The pool is lovely. We did not eat in the restaurant so I cannot comment on the food. I would recommend these apartments to my friends. Nothing happens in the bar at night, although we used to often have our last drink there and it was nice as you could sit by the pool at 12 O'Clock at night, as the bar leads out to the pool. Maybe if they had a pool table or something around there, you would have a few more families having a drink there??? We eat in different restaurants but liked Claires and The Titanic. Were very dissappointed to find 'The Squash' was gone!!!! We liked Dalys Irish Bar. No faults with The Presidente apartments and we would return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Just returned from an excellant holiday, the apartment was large, well equiped and very clean with a large balcony. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpfull. Lovely beaches are very close by. The hotel is situated in a quite location but within easy walking distance to the more busy sea front area. The apartments are cleaned daily and the whole hotel was spotless. We stayed half board the food was basic but good and from a set menu but was very well presented and served by attentive waiting staff. We would definately consider staying again overall it was great value for money.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Arnhem (The Netherlands)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We recently spent our vacation at the Presidente apartments, and we had a very nice time. The complex is somewhat old and surely knew better days, but it is well taken care of and very clean. There used to be more shops on the complex I guess, now however there’s only a very handy mini-market. The rooms are spacious and tidy and the kitchen is remarkably well-equipped. No complaints about the beds and the shower either, although it can be a little noisy at night. The roof of the complex is a home for a colony of seagulls and they do not always respect the silence during the night. With the tiled floors, the people in the apartments above and below you can also cause some noise, but we slept well (sometimes with earplugs because of the seagulls). The hotel-staff is very friendly and the people at the reception desk speaks English. But Presidente really stands out in one aspect: the view. We had ordered a side-seaside view apartment, but they put us in an apartment fully facing the sea! It was great, especially because the balcony was very big. But, I have to admit, we were lucky, because there are apartments facing north to the road behind the complex... Presidente is located very near to the beach and has a decent-sized swimming pool. There also is a restaurant/bar, but we did not go there. The strip of Praia da Rocha is not very far (a fifteen minutes by foot), a good super market is some twenty minutes away, but taxis are not that expensive. To sum up: we’ve had a great vacation and we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

Stayed here for a week last September. This was our second visit to the Presidente. Right on the edge by the beach, with steps as access down (not for those with mobility difficulties). Very very scenic. Beautiful walks along the beach, beach bars, ice creams, etc. available. Shop onsite, with limited stock, but all essentials. Had breakfast one morning only.

Apartment very clean, cleaned daily. We had a one bed apartment which had patio doors in the bedroom and living room which was great in the heat. Great breeze. Lovely long balcony with stunning sea/beach views and views of the walk to Praia da Rocha and Praia da Vau. Beautiful beach at Praia da Vau, beach bars, etc. 5 min walk away. Praia da Rocha a leisurely stroll in the other direction, with loads of restaurants, bars, shops, etc. on the way. Presidente was nice and quiet, family orientated holiday, yet near everything too.

Booked direct with Presidente, and they organised transport for us from the Airport €50.

Lovely location, very safe, very relaxing. Can't wait to book again!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Just back from a weeks stay in these apts. This is our 2nd time staying here and we would stay here again. We booked via Alpharooms and got a great deal. Apts were quiet, probably time of the year! We were on 6th floor at the front and had an enormous terrace!! Bedrooms were very big as well. Beds were very comfortable, we got lots of pillows and extra blankets. Lots of towels were supplied. The place was cleaned everyday by lovely friendly staff. The kitchen has microwave and toaster. It doesn't have electric kettle but that wasn't a problem for us. There is a small shop under the apts which has all the basics - bread, water, milk etc. Apts are about 15mins from centre of Praia da Rocha. Gorgeous beach can be accessed by steps outside the apt. The general area is very quiet as there is no other apt, bar, disco in the area. The pool area is not very big but is nice. I imagine it could be very busy in the summer. There is no small children's pool. Reception staff are very friendly and helpful. We booked taxi from apts to airport and it cost 65e for four of us, it took 45mins. Apts from airport to hotel were costing 95e just outside arrivals!!!!! We got taxi into train station for 12e and train to Portimao 24e and taxi from Portimao to apts for 6e! It took an extra hour but we saved 58e!

Just want to add that these apartments are old and many people may not like the fact that a tile may be chipped chipped or that it doesn't have a power shower or air conditioning but the location is brilliant and we found it excellent value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Presidente Apartamentos
Address: Estrada Do Vau | Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Portimao
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Hotel Class:4 star — Presidente Apartamentos 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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