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Santa Catarina

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Portugal, Europe
Praia da Rocha

The hotel is located in the south of Portugal, in the centre of Praia da Rocha, about 50 metres from the sandy beach. In the immediate vicinity guests will find plenty of entertainment venues and night spots as well as a bus stop, and there are shops within a 10-minute drive. Within a radius of 40 kms guests will discover countless opportunities for entertaining days out such as Zoomarine, Crazy World and Slide & Splash. Vilamoura and Lisbon are 52 kms and 290 kms away respectively and it is 60 kms to Faro International Airport. This newly opened beach hotel has a friendly and family-oriented atmosphere and comprises a total of 69 rooms. The air-conditioned establishment features a typical Algarvian-style restaurant where guests can try the local specialties. In front of the hotel guests will find a casino and the nearest golf course is around 15 kms from the hotel.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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Facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Wi-fi
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift access
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning in Restaurant

The Local Area

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Nice hotel in a lovely location

Review by ivorwhittle Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom

I stayed here recently with friends and the hotel is in a lovely spot overlooking the beach. Lots of bars and restaurants all very close on the main drag so great location! The staff were helpful and friendly and the rooms were nice and clean. Not the comfiest of beds but the hotel itself was good value...

Really liked the area so I will be back at some point!

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Excellent hotel

Review by berati z

The location of the hotel is amazing . Room size are good . It is a clean hotel staff is very helpfully ...

Specially Nelson in reception team was amazing . Breakfast was great . Portimao is beautiful too. Thanks

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A mix of positive and negatives

Review by Julie_R001 Greater London, United Kingdom

Firstly the positives. The position/location of the hotel is really good. It is just a short walk to the 'strip' where most of bars and restaurants and shops are. It is also only a few minutes walk to the beach...

Although we had a street facing room there really wasn't much noise. We were on 6th floor room 609 and had a good sea view. The rooms were cleaned daily. We arrived early and our room was ready. The staff were very welcoming and helpful with local buses etc and sorted any issues very promptly. The WiFi was very good. The aircon was effective when we used it. The safe was reasonably priced at 2.50 euros a day and there was a small but useful fridge in the room. Now for the negatives. The breakfast buffet was a bit hit or miss. Sometimes things would run out and unless brought to the staff's attention weren't replenished. You could wait for the egg and in waiting the sausage would run out and the hot choices weren't very hot. The ' fruit juices' were horrible and very artificial in taste and colour. We were half board and dinner or lunch were interchangeable as long as you gave them notice. However the buffet dinner was bland in taste and replenished slowly when prompted if they ran out. The biggest problem for us was that the food was always practically cold and after complaining they did start covering the food trays but it didn't help. We gave up and only ate in the restaurant for half our 2 week stay and went elsewhere to eat in the evening. There was nowhere on the balcony to dry beach towels other than on the back of chairs which then meant you had nowhere to sit. A small drying rack would be helpful and could be fitted without spoiling aesthetics of hotel. There weren't enough plug sockets in the room we had to unplug bedside lamps to charge our phones overnight. The walls between the rooms are very thin and we could hear the child in the next room crying and the TV from.both sides

In summary as long as you realise there is no pool at this hotel and are prepared for the above you should have an enjoyable stay.

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Good Position

Review by Richard G Nottingham, United Kingdom

On arrival we were early room not available no problem stored luggage and went walk about not a problem visited this area many times knew the places to eat and drink. Can’t fault the hotel very clean and pleasant friendly staff. Breakfast was basic but enough choice to suit our needs. Good WiFi...

Decent safe but a little expensive at 2.5 euros per day. Although pictures of this hotel show pictures of a kettle in the room there wasn’t one. I asked at reception and was told they only have three kettles available I told him I only wanted one he smiled and sent one to our room. We had a spacious sea view room kept very clean every day. All ln all i would definitely recommend this hotel at the quiet end of the strip.

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Decent hotel .... great location

Review by TeresaHarris London, United Kingdom

The location for this hotel is perfect. Two min walk to the beach. I stayed to attend a festival on the beach so it was ideal...

The room and amenities are basic. Breakfast was very limited. The woman with curly hair working at breakfast on 6th August was extremely rude to me and my friend. Her customer service skills are appalling, she needs some training.

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