"Great location, beach,restaurants and bars closeby"
We only went bed and breakfast but the location created much choice for eating out locally. The Coast line is fantastic and boat trips reasonably priced and fun. The beach is really well looked after daily. Overall a great break.
The staff at this hotel are so friendly and professional, always trying to go that extra mile to make your holiday better. Really recommend hiring the electric bikes from the hotel, so much fun! Room was very large and comfortable with good kitchen facilities. Beach was very close. Just wish we had paid a bit extra to get a sea view as that would have been beautiful! Throughly recommend and we are planning to return.
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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Great location, quiet and removed from the relative loudness of the rest of Praia da Rocha.
Staff were superb - and the breakfast could keep you going until dinner.
Pool was an oasis - and the rooms, while a little cramped, were fresh, clean and comfortable.
If you do stay - best restaurants with a view nearby are Restaurant F, and Dockside. The rest of the town is mostly British and Irish bars. If you want a bit more tranquility, take a 10 euro cab to Alvor - pretty little fishing village full of restaurants.
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.
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
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