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Plaza Real Atlantichotels
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 6, 2014

This hotel was a great find. Easy to locate, plenty of parking, friendly and helpful staff, nice and clean with a nice pool. We had a massive two-bedroom apartment, 150m2 on two floors.
A couple of small negatives: Kitchen could be a bit better equipped and a little bit strange that dish washing products not provided. Also, there is a laundry service but at €5 per garment that's obviously not where you'd throw in your entire family laundry bag. Except for these minor points we highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Fab apartments very clean and tidy very big staff very friendly and helpful free wifi in all the rooms great value for money and only a short walk to the beach and the night life have to say they have to be the nicest apartment's i have the pleasure to stay at

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
3  Thank lingus121
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed between April 13th-18th.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel the staff were friendly and welcoming.
We stayed in room 305 which was in the second block of apartments.
The room was lovely! It was massive for the two of us.
We stayed half board but the room was self catering with a kitchen, big living room, large bedroom (with kingsize bed) and the balcony was big too! Our room was directly in the sun all day so we had plenty of sunbathing!
The hotel was spotless. Very clean. The room was cleaned on a daily basis, towels changed every two days. And the pool was smallish but that was spotless too.
The food was beautiful. As I said, we stayed half board. This included breakfast and dinner, however we were given the option to swop dinner for lunch on a day-by-day basis if we needed to (we never did though).
Breakfast was a standard continental. It included croissants, sliced break, small baguettes, cereals, jams, chocolate spread, ham, cheese, cake, coffee, tea, juices, milk.
Dinner was amazing though. It really was good restaurant quality. We were planning to eat out a few nights for dinner but we didnt because the food at the hotel was a lot better than all of the food we had when we ate out for lunch. We were given HUGE portions. We could never finish a meal. The only thing I would say was that the menu was limited but the food that they did have was gorgeous. The menu included starters (tomato salad, lettuce salad, mixed salad or vegetable soup), main meal (this changed day by day and there was a meat option, either beef, pork or chicken, or a fish option), dessert (chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, apple pie).
The times of the meals were breakfast 8-10, lunch 12-2, dinner 7-10.30. These times were fine for us but I think that dinner is possibly a bit late for people who have young children?
The staff at the hotel were always helpful and very pleasant. We went on a day trip one day and on the day we went home we left in the early hours of the morning and on these days the staff offered us a take out breakfast which I thought was helpful. The male waiter (sorry I forgot his name!) in the restaurant was particularly very helpful and lovely! He couldnt do enough for us!
There was no entertainment of a night in the hotel and at the time when we went it was quite quiet.
The hotel was in an ideal location. We were about a 15 minute walk to the beach. Its a nice walk but a bit up hill when walking back. The beach is lovely, clean white sand with a lot of bars and restaurants.
I would defiantly recommend this hotel! If you want some were clean and value for money with good service then this hotel is ideal.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

V easy to find despite it being middle of night in a hire car and the office was open 24hrs. The apartment had everything we needed and was very comfortable. In retrospect I would have asked for a pool facing one so I could sit on my balcony and watch my kids in pool. Access to beautiful beach was good but we enjoyed having car for shopping and seeing more.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Karen L
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Apartment has everything you need for a s/c holiday-large kitchen with cooker, micro wave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and ample crockery and cutlery. Huge balcony (room 12, block C), catching the sun most of the day. Ample sun loungers around the pool if that's what you want, and bar open from 8am! Downside is the location, it's a bit remote, no bars or supermarkets round about, and a 15 - 20 minute walk to the beach. But the beach is fantastic, well worth the walk .On the "strip" there,s lots of bars, pastarellias, (cake and pastry shops),and various restaurants. All in all, my wife and I had an excellent holiday at the Plaza and would return here again. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Room Tip: We had room 12, block C, forget the number, its the first floor,had sun from sunrise till late after...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lew1stew
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We would recommend this apartment
First the good parts, clean spacious and 10 mIns walk from Praia da Rocha. Professional and friendly staff. Free WiFi
The bad, Sunday morning football next door,+Hifi

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank kevkimbo
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

The 1 bed apartment we stayed in as a couple was very large/ spacious and clean, no faults at all with the facilities. Our toaster wasn't working but that wasn't a problem as we just used the grill. We had requested a double bed but was provided with two singles, which we just pushed together. There were all the kitchen appliances you would need, and had a hair dryer in the bathroom. When we were staying they were refurbishing the gym so had no access to that and were refurbishing various things around the hotel. We were very happy with our room.
When we were leaving we needed to print off out flight details and the receptionist done this for us which was very kind of him. As we were self catering we didn't have any food in the restaurant but did have drinks down there which were reasonable prices. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and helpful.
There is a local supermarket nearby 15min walk or a taxi was 3-4 Euros (reception ring a taxi for you). To get to the beach was a 5 min walk if you cut through by a dirt track which is left out of the hotel entrance. Plenty of places to eat out down by the beach, drinks were average prices. There was also a shopping centre (clothes) nearby with a taxi costing around 5 Euros. We went on a boat trip by Yacht Manguito which took you all around the coasts and got to swim in the sea ( and had macaws on the boat which was cool), was 20 Euros for 2.15 hours. Well worth seeing all the coast line, very pretty.

We were very pleased with the hotel and Portugal !

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views of the pool but lower floors had massive balcony.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Plaza Real Atlantichotels

Address: Rotunda do Vau | Sitio dos 3 Castelos, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-310, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#5 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range: $17 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Real Atlantichotels 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Plaza Real is a complex of 63 apartments, self-catering and equipped. The apartments are divided into three types: Studio, T1 and T2 in Duplex, some apartments have a generous balcony. (See the description of the apartments) The Plaza Real has an excellent pool for adults, a pool for children, a playground and a mini tennis court. This accommodation is about 10 minutes walk from the beach. The center of Portimao, Marina de Portimao and Praia da Rocha are 3 minutes. Portimao Railway Station is 3 km from the Plaza Real. This accommodation is recommended by the good price / quality ratio in Portimao. Great place to spend your vacation. ... more   less 
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