I would have to say this hotel is more a 3 star than a 4 star. Yes the rooms are modern and clean. (not quite so impressed with the cleaners though), however the food left a lot to be desired. Breakfast was really really basic, and unless you fancied a walk in the mornings there really was no other alternative.
We ate at the hotel restaurant one evening - but this was pretty plain and basic although staff were accomodating and friendly.
The hotel could really have done with a room service option as although you have the option of cooking you dont always want to. and sometimes we were so tired with the little one we did not fancy the trek to the outside restaurants.
Apart from one rude receptionist on the first day, the staff were really friendly. Although not so good on the information. To the point that on one day we ended up paying 50 Euros more for a trip than what we were told to expect.
The pool area was nice - it was kept clean and tidy. Pool was not heated though which made it difficult for my little one as he is not quite two yet - so cant swim and therefore got very cold very quickly.
The beach (praia da vou) is only a 7 minute walk away but with the little one of an evening even this was tiresome. The Il Timone restaurant was nice but apart from that the restaurants were pretty boring.
Praia da rocha was a bit of a trek with the little one, and so we only ever did it by taxi. I would recommend getting a cab and going to Alvor for your evening meals as there was a lot more choice and were very nice.
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- Also Known As:
- Vau Aparthotel Hotel Praia Da Rocha
- Vau Aparthotel Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve