Service: good food as a buffet (however limited and sometimes just not enough - many empty plates in the middle of breakfast/dinner hours) and very nice staff in the dining part.
Room & Sleep: my room has been far from the cafeteria so good environment for sleeping. Unfortunately, I haven't slept at all on horrible mattresses MANY times. Lots of stairs and no lift made mine and my companions life very hard at the begging when we were trying to find our room (no help from the hotel staff).
Cleanliness: far from good... Plus: lots of bugs (ants, mosquitoes as well as lots of cockroaches!!!)
Location: close to the capital city (20km) + hotel's bus + few rental car companies. And the view is amazing.
Fitness center - 10am-5pm for free so you have to pay extra if you want to do anything at the begging or at the end of the day...
I spent here 1 week in August 2013. The place is on the beautiful cliff. You can ask for free umbrella and hide from the sun or take a hotel bus (first at 10am) to the capital city and enjoy the town. It seems that if the noise is not a problem for you, the best option are the rooms just above the cafeteria (you might be lucky and catch WIFI there!). Some bands (as a evening amusement) are quite nice (if not and on Sundays - I would advise go to the next door hotel's garden/restaurant). In the same time, cockroaches and general cleanliness are just horrible.
Nice hotel but it should have 2-3 starts not 4.
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- Also Known As:
- Roca Mar Canico
- Roca Mar Hotel Canico
- Roca Mar Madeira/Canico