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Apartamentos Jardins da Rocha
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Reviewed July 24, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at Jardins da Rocha with my mother and mother in law for 3 nites. As mentioned in the reviews here the location was absolutely excellent and the price was very decent. We basically payed the same the last time we were in Algarve and back then we were much further away from the beach.

The staff was extremely helpful throughout even thru the booking process. I had accidentally boooked thru booking.com a much smaller room but he was able to help us out in getting a two bedroom that would accomodate us all along with a pull out couch. I have nothing but good thngs to say about this place . Even though it was close to the action, you didn't hear it once you were in your apartment. the only negative i found were the elevators. Especially during peak times and check out times, it was difficult getting one. We always had to wait. That is pretty much my only complaint.

Would definitely book this place again.
Oh and the private parking available is definitely a plus!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Perfect location and extremely friendly and helpful staff. 1 minute walk to the strip (quiet end) which means that there are no noise disruptions. Only complaint was the pool which we did not frequent as my partner felt it wasn't too clean, although the pool was unnecessary due to the close proximity (2min walk) of the most beautiful beach I have ever seen - AMAZING :) Rooms were extremely clean and comfortable with all necessary amenities. I would have no hesitation in returning. Great complex. Sea View Rooms are breathtakingly beautiful!

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Orlaith M
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Genuine review for a 3* resort. We just returned from a week in Praia da Rocha and stayed at these apartments. They are clean and bright and the maid service changes towels and cleaned almost everyday. Asked for a sea view and got one on the 10th floor which was nice. Despite the size of the hotel it was not noisy at all and no waits for the lift. All facilities were functional in the kitchenette and the studio apartment was plenty big enough of two of us with a nice balcony and all the kitchen equipment you need. The beds were a bit hard but this was the only criticism so it did not ruin the experience. The staff were always helpful and although we didn't use the pool as it is a stone's throw from the beach it looked nice and clean enough. Everything you need is within walking distance i.e beautiful beaches, nice restaurants, bars and enough night-life to suit us (aged 30) without being too British. Would recommend the Voxx cocktail bar and if you like seafood visit the marina in Alvor which is ten mins in a taxi and well worth a visit as well as Mourisco's cocktail bar - some of the best cocktails I've ever had. Would definitely return to these apartments and lovely area with nice people and clean streets. I've been to 4 and 5 star resorts which haven't been as good. Would suit couples and families especially. Under 25's might want a bit more rowdy nightlife.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Just returned from a weeks stay at Jardins da Rocha. This hotel was definitely a good base for our holiday in Praia da Rocha. As it is generally cleaned to a high standard, the reception staff are all very friendly and the location is perfect.
We had a studio apartment on the 17th floor. Sadly we didn't know that you could request a sea view so we didn't get one however the view we did have wasn't too bad.
When we arrived we were very surprised at how spacious and well equipped the apartment was. The kitchen had everything you could ever need, there was a tv with a few English channels (good for watching the football when getting ready) and free A/C.
The apartment was very clean with maid service coming at least once every other day to replace towels, mop the floor and make beds.
The only little issues that we had were that some of the light switches didn't work, we didn't complain but some were fixed during our stay. Hot water ran out quickly and by the end of the first shower the water was cold.
The pool area was lovely with lots of little trees around with a grassed area which you could also lie on. There's two pools a children's and an adults pool. They're quite clean just have a little debris from the trees around it. White swimming shorts etc should be avoided as the after one swim in the pool it turned my boyfriends shorts green. The pool area is quite quiet so there's pretty much alway a chance of a getting a lounger in the sun. It was a little disappointing that a few of the sun loungers were a bit old and slightly broken but there was always plenty to choose from if you picked a dodgy one.
The hotel was in an ideal location, just a few minutes walk to the beach, close to a little supermarket, short walk to the bus stops, only about 5 mins walk away to the start of the 'strip' the marina is about 20 mins away. The beaches of Praia da Rocha are some of the best i've even seen and have plenty of loungers and water sports available. We ate out every night and were never let down by the quality of the food. The only thing that let the area down was the lack of nice bars, after a lovely meal every night we struggled to find somewhere nice to have a few quiet drinks or if we had have fancied something a little livelier their only club didn't get busy until the very early hours.
Overall, we had a lovely stay in Praia da Rocha there is more than enough to do. Boat trips of the caves from Portimão, walks to the marina and Alvor is worth a visit on an evening especially Àbabuja restaurant by the river. Other restaurants worth a visit are Titanic in Praia da Rocha and Dockside by the marina.
This hotel is definitely worth a visit!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Jill563
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed here for 2 weeks,last week in may and first in June,we had a room on the 10th floor,a one beedroom apartment,which was very spacious clean fully equiped and with fantastic views,air conditioning 2 beds in the room plus 2 sofa beds(which were quite hard) 4 or 5 english channels including BBC1 and ITV1 and SKY news, cleaners were friendly and came around reguraly enough,and the reception staff were friendly and helpful.The position of Jardains da Rocha was quite good a short walk up hill to the beach and main strip,wit a limited mini market near by(a new SPAR in the center of praia da rocha is much better) nice enough reastaurants close too,and Taffy,s Bar is good for a few drinks,alond with Taffy,s Restaurant which does simple but good quality food with friendly service and big portions.Unfortunatly Jardains lets itself down by having very few facilities,a closed and gutted pizza restaurant makes the place look shabby,and the snack bar close to the pool was also closed and had no stock in it,so probably wont re open any time soon.The pool was nice enough un like the previous reviewer we did see it cleaned early most mornings,but it probably needs to be cleaned 2 or 3 times a day as it is surrounded by a garden with lots of trees,which shed leaves etc into the pool.No other facilities to speak of no gym,playground is shabby,does have a tennis court if thats your thing.I would reccomend this place for couples only,not family's,Jardains realy need to at least re open the snack bar so you can have a drink near the pool,and not have to cart all your drinks and snacks down with you,and I would suggest they clean up the shabby pizza restaurant,and prehaps convert it into an amusement center with pool tables video games etc,to make use of the ample vacent space,thats if its not viable as a restaurant any more.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

I was a little surprised at the great reviews these apartments got, because i didnt really think they were anything special. The apartment was fine, it has everything you need, and i was happy enough with it, the air conditioning is great, and it was nice to have a tv with some english channels when you just want to chill out for a while. The room is only cleaned every second day, which is not great, but what can you do.
The thing i found really dissapointing was the pool area. It looked like it hasnt been maintained in recent times. The pool itself was quite dirty, full of leaves and a bit of an oil slick on the surface of the water. I never saw anyone cleaning it or the paved area around the pool, which could have done with a good sweep. Also, there is no bar or snack bar around the pool. The pizza place that previous reviewers referred to is closed down and looks very neglected too. The pool area lacked atmosphere and it all just felt a bit neglected. I probably wont stay here again, the pool area just let the whole place down. I can say the staff were lovely, and the apartment was fine, but over all, it lacked the holiday vibe and atmosphere.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Kate128Dublin
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Stayed in Jairdins da Rocha, Studio apartment for 1 week in late May. 2 Minutes walk to the beach, local shop 1 minutes walk,spar 5 minutes walk. Very Clean apartments and cleaned every day. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Hired a safe for €2.50 per day which is worth it - A/c free which is bonus. I would definately go back to these apartments. Stayed on the 10th Floor, great sea view

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Avenida V-3 | Praia da Rocha, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-801, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#4 Family Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#6 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price Range: $36 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Jardins da Rocha 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jardins da Rocha offers unique views of Praia da Rocha and the surrounding areas of Portimao from the balcony of your appartment. Free private parking, a semi olympic swimming pool for adults and a pool for children, a playground, tennis / basketball court and the areas around the building are surrounded by large wooded gardens. It is located 65 kms from Faro airport, 500 metres from the seafront and commercial docks, 3 kms from the railway station and is located in close proximity to intercity buses. Its privileged location, just 80 metres from the beaches Tres Castelos and Rocha, and 100 metres from the centre of Praia da Rocha, make this Jardins da Rocha one of the most popular hotels in the area. Our modern apartments and studios, all with air conditioners, are very well equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and electric kettles, toaster and all utensils for cooking. The rooms are maintained throughout the week by our room services including daily cleaning, except on Thursday, Saturday or Sunday, towel change 3 times a week and bed linen changed 2 times a week. ... more   less 
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