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Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
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        Reviewed May 18, 2013

        I hate hotels where the staff believe they are doing you a favour. This is a very pleasant place to stay and my only reservation was with the staff. Front desk was helpful and accommodating, but I found the breakfast service staffed by people lacking in politeness, frankly even sullen. The lunch we had was excellent and well served, just a pity one has to wake up to somewhat moody staff. Irritating to be spoilt by the staff, or rather not spoilt!!

        Room Tip: 209 was the furthest away from the hotel and it felt like it, one could almost be in another hotel
        • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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        Thank John E
        This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
        Gonçalo N, Gerente at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

        Dear Guest,

        At Bela Vista Hotel & SPA, we are continuously looking to improve our services, having therefore, appreciated the time you took to share your feedback with us. Your comments are of great value to us and will contribute to improve our service.

        We regret to learn that overall we did not meet your expectations, for which we would like to present our sincere apologies. In the meantime, your comments were addressed to the respective management and will have our best attention in order to serve you better.

        We truly hope you grant us another opportunity to welcome you back and to restore your confidence in our Property.

        Yours Sincerely

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        Reviewed April 26, 2013

        A tasteful, historical hotel in an excellent location above the main beach. It is therefore well situated for the bucket and spade holiday if you want to venture out from its sanctity. Plenty of good, well priced restaurants in the vicinity. We went at low season so it may be a different proposition in the height of summer. Staff were excellent. Breakfast was wonderful. The decor was interesting and different compared to the rest of what is on offer in the area. The only downside was that one could hear noise from the next room - thankfully they were quite quiet but maybe not next time!

        • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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        1  Thank Jessica TP T
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        Gonçalo N, Gerente at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

        Dear Guest,

        On behalf of Bela Vista Team, thank you for your great review.

        We hope to welcome you again in the near future!

        Kind Regards,

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        Reviewed April 25, 2013

        My mother and I stayed here for 4 nights in mid-April. Everything from beginning to end was perfect! The hotel is really quite unique, from the absolutely goregous interior, the setting above the sea and beach with magnificient views from the pool area, the amazing restaurant to the spa! The location is the best on Praia da Rocha. The entire staff at the hotel could not have been sweeter or more professional! I was shocked to read by a previous reviewer that they called the breakfast 4 star! I have stayed at several 5 star hotels and never in my life have seen such a breakfast! It is true that the "buffet" inside does not change much - mostly fruits, cheese and cereal, but after you are seated they bring you a fresh basket of breads and pastries to your table (which change daily) as well as fresh jams and take your order for which type of eggs you would like including eggs benedict which was the best I have had. I will write a separate review for the Vista restaurant - we enjoyed two dinners here - definitely the best of our 8 night trip in Portugal and some of the best meals in our lives.

        I have lived in Germany for over 3 years and twice a year have taken trips with my mother to 5 star hotels all over Europe - this was by far our favorite trip and it was really due to this magnificient hotel and staff! I can not say enough positive remarks about the Bela Vista.

        Thanks Bela Vista Team!

        • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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        3  Thank HillaryReid87
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        Gonçalo N, Gerente at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

        Dear Guest,

        It is our goal to exceed our guest expectations and we did it!

        Many thanks for such a great feedback.

        Best Regards,

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        Reviewed April 18, 2013

        Exremely nice weekend in a wonderful hotel. High quality service, superb restaurant and top design and decoration. The view from the rooms and the sea view from every place in the hotel. We were lucky with the weather. The beach is 2 minutes walking and you can run by the sea or use the fitness centre. The swimming pool is also really nice. Superb experience

        • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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        Reviewed April 3, 2013

        A gem in Portimao! Being a hotelier myself I was surprised to find anything like this in Portimao. Service was superb, very attentive and professional. Nice restaurant with a beautiful view. Excellent cuisine - thank you chef for the degustation menu! Thanks to the restaurant staff for nice wine pairings and thanks to the bar who spoiled me with the best Gin & Tonic (fantastic choices of Gin!) since a while and a superb 'Creme Brulee Martini'!

        I will return!

        • Stayed: March 2013
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