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“Santa Caterina”
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Santa Catarina
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Lancs. England
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“Santa Caterina”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Well we are off to this hotel for the fourth time. I just know it will be great. We love the location, the views are out of this world. Will let you all know if it is still as good but gosh we do recommend it

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Good, clean accommodation with comfy beds. Fresh towels daily. Nice breakfast and very friendly obliging staff. Great beach front location. No WiFi inn the rooms for ipad or phones just cable for laptops.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Brantford, Canada
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We would definitely stay here again if I ever return to the Algarve in Portugal. The staff were very nice. The rooms were very clean and a beautiful view of the beach from the room we had. Breakfast buffet was very extensive for the size of this hotel, great variety. Good value if they could have controlled the weather they would have. We had alot of rain in March this year

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We spent two nights in this hotel and not impressed. We found three roaches both nights in the washroom. We went to complain and show the staff and even took pictures to show them and all they did was apologize and said they will tell their housecleaning staff to clean. You cant get rid of them just by cleaning! We asked to speak to manager but the manger was never there for some reason. We asked if we can get some discount for next time or discount for our stay and they said no. We were very upset as this hotel is so expensiove and we didnt expect roaches there. Also they didnt provide us with signs to be put on the door to "not disturb" or "to clean our room" so every time the housecleaning staff just walked in on as we were sleeping, no knock or nothing they just assume nobody in the room and just open the door with their key and walk in. Very unhappy. The only good thing about the hotel was the breakfast. But will definetly not go back here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fuengirola, Spain
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

well we were very pleasantly surprized and only having 3 nights, left wishing it had been more,
buffet breakfast very good and lovely views of the beach and the atlantic,
would recommend to anyone, the service was exceptional, the rooms were spotless the position was ideal

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Scotland
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Hotel and rooms are immaculate, great buffet style breakfast with excellent choice. Outstanding value - located right on strip across from beach. Stayed a few times, and wouldn't hesitate to stay again. If you are looking for a good value hotel with great location I thoroughly recommend. Hotel doesn't have a pool, this personally doesnt bother me as I prefer the beach anyway.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cambridgeshire
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We booked an impromptu 5 night break over the Bank Holiday weekend. As this was a last minute decision and we are holidaying in July, this trip was to be on a budget. We just wanted a clean room to sleep at night and from the reviews we read, this hotel looked as though it would serve our purpose. We were aware that there wasn't a swimming pool but we know the resort well and realised the location made easy access to the beach. (as it happened we struck gold by finding the No Solo Agua pool club at the Marina & went there each day)
When we arrived at Santa Catarina, the room allocated to us did not have a balcony. I asked the lady on reception who checked and said that it wasn't possible to give us one that night but if we just took what we needed to go out the next day, by the time we returned they would move all our luggage to a new room with a balcony and we could just collect the key from reception. And they were as good as their word. We were allocated a 6th floor room at the back with fantastic views over Portimao Harbour easpecially at night with all the lights.
The room was spacious modern with air-conditioning and a fridge with soft drinks at a small charge. Our room was cleaned and we were given fresh towels each day.
The hotel was spotlessly clean throughout and all the reception staff were friendly, helpful and obliging.
We were due to check out by midday but as our transport wasnt due until 1.15 the young man on reception said we could keep the room until then at no additional charge.
Our booking included breakfast which was basic without much choice but adequate.
If you are rating Santa Catarina by comparing it to 4 or 5 star hotels like the Algarve Casino across the road (which we have holidayed at previously), then you will be disappointed.
If you rate it for what it is, then I recommend as a very good 3*** hotel and great value for money. Dont have unrealistic expectations!
Summarising - fantastic location and good clean accommodation with great customer service.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Santa Catarina
Address: Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Catarina 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Santa Catarina Algarve, is a new 3 stars hotel very well located in the first line of the beach (Praia da Rocha) in front of the Casino, at about 4 km from the center of the city and 60 km from Faro's international airport. It has 69 rooms, sea and land view, 6 suits, restaurant, bar, living room, and a panoramic lift with an excellent view for Praia da Rocha. The rooms are all well equipped with balconys, private bathroom, hair dryer, telephone, tv, minibar, air conditioning, heating and safe. ... more   less 
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Santa Catarina Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Santa Catarina Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve

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