we enjoyed a very relaxing holiday with our 4 year old and 18 month old children, we had an upgrade on arrival to a superior 2 bed apartment, 4th floor of main block-very large, very clean, slightly dated furnishing (a bit eighties), large balcony, panoramic sea view, also the lift up was a great help with small children and all their kit. The down side was that the view also overlooked the car park and other hotel block. Road noise was also pretty constant-I would recommend specifying pool side block. However facilities were good-indoor pool excellent given that by november the outdoor pool was a little chilly, local restaurants handy and child friendly, beach beautiful and literally on the door step- if you want a more 'strip like' reort rocha beach is a 15 min walk away, equally easily accessible were smaller cove like beaches-over all would recommend this hotel.
lincoln from west yorkshire
Located directly on the Praia do Vau Beach, the Jardim do Vau is a Algarve serviced apartments complex, a short drive away …More
Very welcoming staff - all round. Reception staff and waiting staff extremely friendly. Room cleaners very friendly also.
Room kept clean on daily basis.
Praiae de Rocha very friendly place. We went in October and found that it was busy enough.
Plenty of places to eat - at good rates.
Sallie from Oxford. England
This Portimao hotel is located by the ocean, nestled on the beach a short distance from Rock Beach, Portimao Marina, and Sao …More
Just came back from a stay at this hotel, which was close to the beach, bars and restaurants. The staff were extremely pleasant and efficient. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the breakfast extremely good. Would more than happily stay there again, wish all hotels were this good.
julie from bristol
This Portimao aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, nestled on the beach a short distance from Rock Beach, Portimao Marina …More
Our room smelled a bit like smoke, but the hotel addressed this up front, and did a very thorough cleaning the next day that took care of the problem. The staff person (Andrea, I believe) was extremely conscientious and helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much. The breakfast facilities are decent, too, and we enjoyed our meals. I am not sure the hotel really offers a "sea view" as a building blocks most of the rooms for having this. A great staff person again makes all the difference.
Pauline from Dallas, TX
The Santa Catarina Algarve is a great 3 star hotel in the seafront of Portimão , in the Algarve coast. Facing the splendid …More
Arrived early with airport hotel transfer but the appartment was ready with a nice wecome. Well equiped kitchen. Balcony. Large sitting room. Lots of room. Bathroom a bit dated and the TV was small.
The facilities were OK. Wifi only available downstairs but good value for a 24hr ticket. The sauna, indoor swimming pool area I found dissapointing with extra charge with no area/seating to relax but the outside pool and garden were excellent.
Just a few minutes walk to the lovely beaches and restaurants/shops. Felt very safe.
My hotel transfer was due to arrive mid-afternoon as I had an evening flight. They extended my check out until 2.30pm without any problem.
All staff very friendly and eager to help.
Philip from Surrey
This apartment is located in Portimao (Praia da Rocha), close to the beach, Rock Beach, Vau Beach, and Portimao Museum. Also …More
Just back from a four day Photo shoots stay at the Jardins da Rocha. Was located on the 21th. floor with a
fantastic seaview from our balcony. We had a tree bed studio, which was plenty big enough
and huge bathroom, plenty of hot water and clean towels, which were changed daily.
I never saw a more equiped kitchen, even had a washing machine ! Even though we dined out
every night, everything was there if you wanted to cook at home! which I,m sure a lot of people
There,s a kiddie's pool and a good size adult pool also, with free sun beds and a nice garden area.
The beach is one of the best in the world with one end a vast sandy area with a boardwalk and about a dozen bar/cafes and the other made up of smaller ones with giant rock formations seperating them, although at certain tide times you are able to walk from one to the other.
There's plenty of restuarants in Praia da Rocha, good food at a reasionable price.
Overall the staff they were so helpful, and all spoke fluent English and would definetly stay there again, it was very good value and location.
Oh and by the way the weather was just fantastic wall to wall sunshine!!
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M A R I M I from London, UK
This aparthotel is located in Portimao (Praia da Rocha), close to the beach, Rock Beach, Vau Beach, and Portimao Museum. Also …More
We stayed for 9 nights in this hotel and we could say that it was a very good choice. The hotel has a very good location ,very close to the beech. The hotel is very clean,the room was comfortable and well decorated ,air con,the bathroom was amazing:big,new and very clean! Hot water at any time of the night or day. The staff was friendly and very nice and helpful. Praia Da Rocha is a very good choice for a holiday! Well done Avenida Praia!
Brindusa from uk
This hotel is located in Portimao (Praia da Rocha), close to the beach, Rock Beach, Portimao Marina, and Portimao Museum …More
This hotel was so inexpensive that i cant see anyone having cause to complain, the location was amazing ... 2 minutes walk to main strip of bars and restaurants and another two minutes past this down about forty steps onto the beach... and what a beach !!! couple miles long, half amile wide, with a few restuarants and bars dotted along. The sea was fun, with atlantic rollers coming at and trying to weep you over, probably not a great idea to swim on if you're a non-swimmer but oooh such fun !!
The pool area was clean with a slide and plenty of sunbeds, can imagine it getting very busy in July/aug though.
The apartment was large enough to sleep 4 confortably and fit a cot in if required and had everything you need to self cater... although its so heap to eat out we didnt bother, just used the fridge for cold drinks etc
Overall, i would def go back for a bit of sunshine :-)
Karen from Cheltenham, UK
This apartment is located in Portimao (Praia da Rocha), close to the beach, Rock Beach, Portimao Marina, and Portimao Museum …More
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