Wonderful resort very impressed with the service , and the quality of the breakfasts and restaurants was fantastic. we took part in some of the free Pilates and yoga classes with a very good instructor, we topped this off with an anti stress massage which fully lived up to its name.
We rented the 6 person (2 bedroom) apartment at the Terrace Club for two weeks. luckily, ours had a suburb sea view from one of the two balconies. Not all apartments are similar as a great many will either face the street or the pool area. Especially in the latter case, be prepared for the noise during the daytime (music!) and twice weekly activities (like karaoke) until midnight, but ours did not suffer from it. The apartment was very specious, had two bathrooms, kitchen, good firm beds. There is no airco, but the ceiling fans secure a good nights rest, especially since it also just cooled down nicely during the night.
The apartment did get cleaned every other day, and we regularly did get clean towels and bedding
There is plenty of parking space and a EuropeCar rental agency 5 mins from the complex.
The surroundings, i.e. reception, pool, bar, are all pleasant. The beautiful beach is a short pleasant 5 min walk away and connects via a short tunnel to a second beach which typically is more quiet. The atlantic ocean water was just perfect when we were there (end of july). There is a costal path connecting all the beaches and thus you can just walk to the next beaches easily.
There are sufficient restaurants/bars within walking distance, as well as two small grocery stores. Slightly further away (15 min walk) there is an fairly large InterMarche that sells nearly everything.
There are some comments (see below), but overall, we found it good value for money.
G from UK
Located at only 350 metres from the picturesque beach of Nossa Senhora da Rocha and 2,5 km from the famous beach of …More
I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights as a single traveller. The room was lovely, the decor was contemporary and the king size bed was great. The pool and grounds were beautiful, well maintained and perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun. There was only a small number of children staying at the hotel and that for me was also a bonus as it meant a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere. The spa was fantastic, I had a great facial and massage and used the sauna, jacuzzi and steam room everyday. The only small disappointment for me was the food, the buffet breakfast was good although wasn't really restocked so if you arrived later the choice was limited, the food at the pool bar was nice but the evening buffet was disappointing and over priced. This was just a small disappointment in an otherwise really enjoyable stay and I'd definitely go back again. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel, from the minute we stepped foot into reception till the moment we checked out, all of the staff at the hotel went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. The facilities at the hotel is what you'd expect for a 5* hotel and there was variety of food served during breakfast and dinner to suit every individual's needs. I have to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with this hotel and would definitely recommend this place to friends and families. I am also looking to book a holiday at this hotel again next summer!
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