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Santa Catarina Algarve

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Overview of Santa Catarina Algarve

Santa Catarina Algarve

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, 8500-802

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRocha Beach7 min walk
  • AirportPortimao (PRM)14 min drive
  • Popular LocationMarinha Beach29 min drive
  • Popular LocationDona Ana Beach38 min drive

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About this area

Praia da Rocha

Located in Portimao, Santa Catarina Algarve is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Rocha Beach and Carvoeiro Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Lagos Marina. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Algarve International Autodrome Raceway or Portimao Municipal Stadium. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Rocha Beach - 7 min walk
  • Portimao Marina - 17 min walk
  • Sao Joao do Arade Fort - 8 min drive
  • Marinha Beach - 29 min drive
  • Dona Ana Beach - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao Station - 11 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 47 min drive


  • Wine food&friends - 2 min walk
  • Bamboo Garden - 2 min walk
  • Cletonina - 3 min walk
  • Hollywood Steakhouse - 4 min walk
  • Lena Gourmet - 5 min walk

About this property

Santa Catarina Algarve

3-star hotel near the beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 69 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies and minibars.
Santa Catarina Algarve offers 69 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. This Portimao hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Safe (surcharge)

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11 PM


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • In-room safe fee: EUR 2.50 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
The property reserves the right to refuse name changes on reservations.

Property is also known as

Santa Catarina Algarve
Santa Catarina Algarve Hotel
Santa Catarina Algarve Hotel Portimao
Santa Catarina Algarve Portimao
Santa Catarina Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve
Santa Catarina Algarve Hotel
Santa Catarina Algarve Portimao
Santa Catarina Algarve Hotel Portimao

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 150 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 75 out of 150 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 22 out of 150 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 150 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 150 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, friendly staff. Cleaning was so so. Replaced all towels every day not just ones on the floor. Very plain room good closet, small bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It Is good enough
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good for the money
I hated their towels, the bath towels are very small, and as thin as a paper. Breakfast is whatever, but location is amazing, absolutely loved the location, smack in the middle of all hustle and bustle.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Above expectations
Having read other reviews, we were ready for some of the things one might complain about, but overall it was better than expected! It is only a 3 star, so don't expect 4 or 5 star comfort. Rooms are basic, but spacious & very clean. Bed hard but two singles bolted together so very big. Shower worked really well all the time. Loo seat was loose and not fixed in the week we were there. Surely the cleaners should report this as well? Useful fridge in room, but no kettle or tea making facilities. Air con worked well. Booked a room with full sea view, but unfortunately were in the half of the hotel overlooking the Algarve Casino in front, so sea and beach view only half, but lovely. Also the balconies have been filled in with a tin sheet, so unable to sit & look out. Obviously some idiot had climbed over in the past! Restaurant seemed fairly busy both lunch & evening with inexpensive menu but we ate out as there are so many other really good eating establishments nearby. Shame there is no bar in the hotel, but there is a very busy one next door! Breakfasts were not for the full English eater, but plenty of continental type breads, ham, cheeses & fruits. Hot dog sausages, scrambled & hard boiled eggs every day with chorizo & what was described as bacon on alternate days. Staff all very pleasant & helpful without exception. Three lifts, all good. Parking very limited at hotel, but plenty on waste land not far behind hotel, had no problems finding spaces. Would def stay again!
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019