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Hotel da Rocha
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
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Northants
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Perfect!!!”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have just returned from a week at this hotel - it was amazing!!
We were booked into the Jupiter next door , but when we arrived our room wasn't ready so we were offered a room at the HR.
First impressions were fantastic - the staff are very friendly. We were taken to our room by a porter who was very helpful and knowledgable. I gasped when he opened the door to show us our room - it was lovely!! Very modern and roomy - complete with a huge bed, 2 balconies, a kitchen area, sitting area, huge bathroom and 2 televisions.
We arrived the day before my birthday and thought my husband had arranged this as a treat - he owned up saying it had nothing to do with him.
The hotel is very clean and comfortable - breakfast selection was very good. The staff - everyone single one we met - were very friendly!
After a great Birthday we arrived back (very late) to find a great surprise - a bottle of bubbly in an ice bucket with a note wishing me a Happy Birthday from all the staff. ( a great touch).
This is one of the best hotels we have stayed in ( we are very well travelled). The location is amazing - beach is literally on the door step - bars & restaurants very close too.
Can't wait to return!!
:)

Room Tip: We had a room on 7th floor - fantastic views & very peaceful.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
First of all let me congratulate you again on your anniversary. We are very glad that you chose the Rocha Hotel Apartment for this special day. We are absolutely delighted that you loved your stay and it is a true pleasure to pass on your comments to the entire team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel again very soon.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Just back from this hotel after five nights the hotel is just first class the beach is just 60 seconds from the hotel staff were just so polite and professional at all times the rooms were spotless and huge cant wait to return one of the best hotel we have ever stayed in ,

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are the best
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments posted on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Rocha Hotel Apartment. Moreover I am delighted to hear that you are planning to come back. Hope to see you soon!
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed here 1st – 8th June 2013. The hotel is almost as close to the beach as you would wish for. It is at the quiet end of the main strip in Praia Da Rocha. We were on a package and had opted for B&B. We had booked this to surprise our friends who had arrived the previous day. We were booked in to room 215 whilst theirs was 615.Our room looked on to a street at the back and had a small view of the countryside. As previous reviewers have said the rooms (as our friends) to the fron have stunning views out to the beach and sea. They also get a lot of afternoon/evening sun and are probably worth the upgrade. We were not too bothered about our room as we just shared their balcony.

The front and reception area is glass fronted and very modern. The couches are big and comfy and there are two free internet connected pc’s.
The breakfast area is downstairs beside the bar and pool area. Again it is very clean and modern. The breakfasts were more than adequate and supplied all the usual culprits. The juices, teas and coffees were very nice and the hot dishes were indeed hot. Breakfast from memory was served between 07:00 and 10:30. You could eat outside by the pool area if you wished. The staff were very efficient at cleaning and tidying up.

The pool area being honest is not much to shout about. It is reasonably small, approx 20mX4m and about 1.5 m deep. There were approx 30 loungers around the pool max. Some say this is a let down but the pool was well used whilst were there .Being centred in the middle of the hotel it is surrounded by the building walls. It does get sun and can be very hot like a suntrap. While the pool is shaded from around 4 o clock in the afternoon, it is extremely enjoyable and relaxing to catch some morning sun right up until 2 or 3 o clock and then to head to the beach nearby Therefore, I didn't see the pool location to be a big issue Again the pool area was spotless and very peaceful
However the hotel is directly across the small road to the beach, which is very clean with soft sand and boarded walkways. There were many areas on the beach with loungers, parasols and very efficient windbreaks. So all in all the pool was no real big issue.

The room was very spacious and modern. Tiled floors, large mirrored wall, two flat panel tv’s (which you could watch separate channels). There was a large counter top with halogen hob and a microwave. There was a huge amount of storage space in the room. The bathroom had all the usual equipment including a built in hairdryer. The shower which also had a handheld shower (helps to get rid of all the sand) was one of the hottest, and most powerful I have ever encountered. The beds were as a large double, but in fact were two singles, and they did not separate were very comfortable. There was also free wifi throughout the hotel.
Rooms were cleaned every day whilst perfectly acceptable and without being too picky could have been a little more efficient on the balcony area.

So, all in all, a brilliant hotel, right on the beach and near to all the bars, shops and restaurants. The staff were polite, professional and efficient.
I would return to this hotel but “upgrade” to a sea view room and would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends.

If you want to know more you know what to do

Dougie

Room Tip: Seaview rooms are definitley the best
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your preference in selecting the Rocha Hotel Apartament for your holiday and writing about your recent experience with us. I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I very much looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed for one week in May.
Hotel stands out at the beginning of the main strip in Praia da Rocha. Glass fronted entrance and a really modern look compared with surrounding accommodation.

We had breakfast included and found the choice and quality of food excellent.

Staff couldn't have been more helpful and all the staff we met were very pleasant and professional

The rooms were really nice and the bed was huge.
We had a side sea view room which looked out onto the side road and beach.
It had a huge balcony which got the sun late afternoon, just perfect for a pre-evening glass of wine.
The Rocha hotel was simply perfect.
One small negative, because of the location, it does get a lot of footfall from late night revellers which can disrupt your sleep if you are alight sleeper, however , we did get used to it after a couple of days
If you want a quality hotel, with very good service, and great location, then look no further

Room Tip: Side sea view, 6th floor rooms have larger balconies and the sun late afternoon
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you very much for taking time to post your comments.
We are honored to have been selected for your recent stay and we appreciate your evaluation. We hope to welcome you again very soon at Rocha Hotel Apartment.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Spent five nights at this hotel and is just perfect place to relax the beach is just less than 60 seconds away, rooms were spotless food was hot the staf were very professional and polite rooms serivce at 3.50 is so worth it , The sea views were stunning the rooms are huge the location is perfect so close to shops bars and restaurants just simply the best

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for your preference in choosing the Rocha Hotel Apartment and writing about your experience.Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2013

A really good hotel. Rooms are spacious and views fabulous.Go for a front seaview room. Breakfast was very good.
One word of warning...DONT use resorthoppa for your transfer...It is chaotic and a rubbish service!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Just returned from 5 nights at this hotel. The room was huge, with a big living room area and generously sized balcony. The room was always kept clean and in good condition. The location is also excellent, just moments from the beach and the main strip of bars & restaurants; and only 10 minutes walk from the marina area of the resort too!
Only two minor grumbles prevent this getting 5/5 -- first, although it is marketed as a "apartment hotel", the rooms do have a hob but no kettle or cooking utensils, and second, while the breakfast is included in the cost, it is only served until 10am (which would be fine for a business hotel, but seems a bit much to expect people on holiday to be up at that time!).
These are minor grumbles though, it is a fantastic hotel and if you're going to Praia de Rocha, this hotel is a great choice!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotelda R, Gerente at Hotel da Rocha, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing the Rocha Hotel Apartment for your stay .
Regarding your comments about breakfast we have the pleasure to announce that we have extended the hours of this service from 7h till 10.30h.
We hope to have the pleasure of your company soon.
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Property: Hotel da Rocha
Address: Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal (Formerly Rocha Apartment Hotel)
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#2 Family Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel da Rocha 3*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Praia da Rocha beach, surrounded by sea, marina and golf courses, Rocha Hotel Apartamento meets all conditions for unforgettable and peaceful family holidays. 158 studios overlooking the sea with kitchenette and balcony, fitted a new architectural design, a new lifestyle, a new art of receiving. It also comprises the following facilities: Grand Caffe Bar, meeting room, swimming pool and underground parking. Rocha Hotel Apartamento, has its name within! ... more   less 
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