Swiming pool and garden. If you are not a golf player, this is not a hotel to stay in. It is far from anywhere I.E. Alvor and Lagos. Rooms are average for 5 star hotels. No beach nearby. Their private beach is not good for swimming: too cold.
The beds were incredibly comfortable! We had booked a wine/pairing dinner hence decided to stay overnight. It was a nice event but we were both ill that night and the next day. At first we thought we'd had too much wine (a few glasses but I don't think more than anyone else at dinner). We mentioned at checkout feeling a bit rough but we still had mild food poisoning type symptoms the rest of the day and realised it was in fact 'in the stomach' and not a hangover! It was difficult to know what to do but we thought the chef ought to know in case it was bad seafood ? so we reported it to the hotel front desk later on 13th but she wasn't very helpful. It's not a complaint as we didn't ask her to do anything only to tell the chef and to be aware others might report symptoms.
The Garden,bathrooms very clean, nice linnens, entertainment, breakfast.
Superb surrondings, very charming hotel with tasteful decoration. Huge swimming pool. Very efficient service. And a super plus, fresh toals and private chaise-longs on the nearst beach. We just loved our stay. No free Wi-Fi; but that forced us to disconnect more :-)
Great setting; fantastic golf; hotel with a lot of charm and personality; casual but professional lunch at the Cotton Club and a marvellous wine tasting dinner at the Grill restaurant on Nov 12! A fantastic experience. Need to rent a car if you want to escape
I have been visiting Penina for over 30 years now - it is truly a special place. The setting is spectacular, with immaculate golf courses, and beautiful garden areas. Facilites are superb and the staff are charming. With fewer than 200 rooms, the hotel never feels crowded. Highly recommended.
staff helpful and friendly / hotel grounds were superb / drinks were extremely expensive
Five star atmosphere, lovely food. Good shuttle bus to the beach
The standard of housekeeping was very poor. Room not made up some days until late evening despite several calls to reception. Only on last day was this satisfactory.
Wen I arrive, the room that was reserved to me was very poor ( a two stars hotel dont have a room like that ). I made a complain and they change the room. But I think a 5 Stars Hotel can put a guess in a room like that, and if we go to a Hotel like this one, we never think that we must have to discuss the quality of a room
The swimming pool area is great! The staff at reception was not nice. And the rooms need to be renewed.
der var god plads ved poolen, der var ingen der spærrede liggestole midt om natten el-koger på værelset
Personalet er meget positive. Hotellet ligger skønt ved stranden. Stor pool med håndklæder. Flot casino. Nej, alt var helt i orden
Proximity to the beach. Swimming pool on site. Very good breakfast Overly expensive restaurant on site. We asked for a room for 4 people and the bed for the third and fourth persons was really uncomfortable.
Just everything. A Great Stay. I am not that spoiled.
Excellent roomy accomodation for discount price. Worn towels (but clean!)
Location,breakfast,cleanliness,tranquility,facilities and staff.
Location excellent, the staff were more than helpful. The rooms have a small kitchenette and are ideal for making snacks. The complex is large built around a marina, the restaurant and bar facilities are in the central area quite a walk from some of the outer situated rooms
It would be better if the bedroom was separate to the rest of the room instead of like a studio .. i thought i was getting a junior suite
Really nice hotel out of season (end of October). Down by the Marina front, with a close walk to the beach and lots of shops/resteraunts & the Praia Da Rocha strip. Its also not too far from the town of Portimao (15 minute walk). Marina was filled with boats but even on the windiest of days, you couldnt hear the rigging (thank god). Would defo go back and utilise some of the hotels many facilities. 2 Beds pushed togther to make one bed??? Just invest in some double beds, 2 singles pushed togther is rubbish
The location right next to the beach at Praia da Rocha is superb. The bathroom was showing signs of age, as there was mould around the bath and in the grout in the tiles
Comfortable apartment with a good restaurant attached. The view of the Marina was a bonus.
Bad service; Dificult to find a place in swimming pool
great friendly service. excellent clean modern contemporary decor. locatino is awesome. not the hotels fault but the music from the hotel across the road was very annoying.
Great location. Free internet. Very helpful staff. Missing wifi
Excellent location of the hotel, very kind staff, new equipment of the facilities, very clean facilities... Great location for visiting several beaches in Algarve! Breakfast should be improved (poor selection).
great variety for the breakfast, lift very quick,very clean and bright, staff very helpful, reasonable priced. room for three using bed sofa there was very little space for coffee table
Lovely hotel,modern and very clean. It is ideally located beside beach and in close proximity to shops restaurants and bars. I would definitely recommend Rocha Hotel Apartamento to family and friends. The buffet breakfast provided a wide variety of breakfast dishes - the only criticism I would have is that the hot food section was by no means warm let alone hot!!
everything: exelent location, staff, room facilities, plenty of space, pacefull atmosphre, good internet acess, room designe.
Perfect location , the strip that it is on is fantastic for restaurants and shops. The views are beautiful. The pool does not get much sun and No Wifi at present.
Modern well furnished room. Good breakfast selection Noise overnight from street as room was on ground floor. Pool small and as in basement had no outlook Hadn't booked car park and there is no parking adjacent to hotel
Proximity to the beach was good and rooms were big and comfortable, bathroom well equipped. Some of the female staff at reception were a bit rude - some customer service skills would be of benefit to them
A brand new Hotel with great design ans style in the centre of Praia da Rocha in Portimao right on the beach with private parking..I advise staying in the junior suites, just perfect. Nothing,
The hotel provides the space for a pleasant time in Portimão. The room was perfectly clean and it was rather spacious. The location is not perfect and requires to use the hotel courtesy bus to go to the beach or to the town centre, unless you have your own transport.
very spacious, plus kitchenware and micro and nice big balcony :) fridge
The free car park. The hotel building in very old and badly taken care of. The staff is unefficient by European standards and like pretty much everything in Portugal it is rather slow.
Well situated between Town & beach. Fairly quiet location. Good sized apartment.
The gentleman who checked us in was very helpful. The lobby of building I was dirty and smelled, especially in the morning with the large collection of garbage bags outside the elevator. Not a nice sight. The room was/is very plain, and "bare bones". The kitchen equipment was rag-tag, and could have included a small amount of dish soap and a small sponge (even for €0.50).
Selve værelset - dog med undtagelse af den ekstra opredning, som var en på en udslået og (for) spinkel sovesofa til en dreng på 80 kg. Han valgte i stedet at sove på gulvet på madrassen. Bedre sovesofaer.Af en eller anden grund forventede jeg, at ALLE værelser var med DIREKTE panaronama-udsigt over vandet/stranden. Vores værelse var på siden af hotellet og vi kunne ikke se ret meget af stranden og vandet. Lidt skuffet i fht. hvad jeg havde forestillet mig ud fra beskrivelsen.
liked the closeness to beach would have liked a full sea view. intend going back in may and september
Everything! For us no problem, but I think that the room cleaning could be better
nice and quite
very clean- friendly staff -good location for beech-shopping - proximity to all facilities twenty four hour reception. the exterior could do with a touch up
space. view. for the value payed, nothing in particular.
It was an excellent,basic apartment, very clean with everything you needed in it.The position was good for the resort and it was quiet at night. Hair dryer would be handy
Quality Vs Price Air conditioning doesn't exist.
Everything was ok No
very bad breakfast
very clean hotel inside and out. pool area never over crowded so sunloungers were always available. very good location, its at the heart of everything in praia da rocha.
On the beach, quite zone and one minute walking to the restaurants way . Easy to find parking.
Price, pool, value prices in hotel bar, location, tasty snacks, friendly staff. Poor airconditioning. Hotel exterior needs repainting. Rooms could do with decorating. Replace carpets with floor tiles. Repaint the rooms.
When I looked up the trip adviser for this hotel there was a number of complaints regarding breakfast, however I found the breakfast as good as any , with even a hot breakfast available for a very nominal charge of less than €3.00
Really liked the proximity to the beach. Excellent location on the quieter end of Praia da Rocha, but very close to the beach and easy walking distance to the activities of the area. The hotel is really starting to show it's age, it needs a face-lift and update.
All the staff spoke English and were always availabe to elp with information and services. The rooms were simple but ample. The room was made up very well each day. There were no noisy complaints from other guests or from facilities in the hotel.
The hotel is superbly located behind a famous beach. Many souvenir shops, bars and restaurants at walking distance. The hotel is clean and fairly priced for the amenities they provide. Considering that this hotel attracts mostly beach lovers it would be considerate of them if they provided their guests with beach towels. Most people don't travel with beach towels after all.
easy access to beach and excellent pool
This hotel is owned by a family who also live in the hotel. They are always available to help and offer any services that they can. They first helped us find a place to eat when we arrived late. Then they borrowed us free beach towels ( and offered free umbrellas, chairs, and beach paddles), allowed us to use their printer, and were overall excellent hosts. Breakfast was nice bread, meat, and cheese and was very good (best free breakfast we have received while in Europe). The room was very clean and nice enough condition. I absolutely would stay again.
Vor lejlighed var stor, begge værelser store og reelle. Lejligheden havde også 2 gode badeværelser. Restaurant var god, men underholdning (animation) middelmådig. Tennis var så som så, bordtennis kom mens vi var der. Minigolf er helt nedslidt. Stranden er fin, men snorkle-oplevelser begrænses af harpunfiskere
Personalet er meget imødekommende sengene er lidt brugte og meget rokkeløse
Comfortable, clean, well equiped. Good Price/Quality relation Beach by foot is not an option
place was very clean and very secure and safe. it was quiet, never over crowded at the pool the staff didnt speak any english which made checking in and paying alot more difficult than it should of been! on booking.com they said they were 10 to 15 minutes away from the beach, that wasnt true it was more like 20 to 25 minute walk, that was us a young couple walking let alone a family or eldery people
Simple, functional, clean room, great Price/Quality relation..It has everything you need - Recommended. However in the description it says that is near the beach it is not viable. Bicycle/Car/Bus is a must to go to the beach (1.5km)
The ratio price/quality is very good, the flat was Ok, it met what I was expecting to find. The schedule of the bar near the reception as it is closed for lunch and dinner time.
small logo, it is difficult to find
The staff were friendly and very helpful. it didnt have a kettle for tea.
Evrything! The tranquility, the rooms, etc
Friendly, helpful staff spacious accommodation Lack of kitchen equipment equipment no cleaning equipment (cloths, surface cleaner etc), and cleaner didn't wipe down. Dishwasher didn't work
Good spaciuos appartment near the most fantastic beaches The cleaning of the room was not acceptable
The Apartment was very big and extremely comfortable to live in for our stay. The cleaning staff and receptionist were very friendly and efficient.
lille meget flot moderne hotel rigelig mad til prisen, gratis internet, meget venlig betjening parkering på hotellets grund, og ligger meget tæt på meget fin badestrand. manglede et lille skrivebord
meget venligt og hjælpsomt personale. interiør pænt og hyggeligt. ro på hotellet. rar atmosfære i det hele taget. iøvrigt meget dejlig morgenbuffet :-) een aften spiste vi på hotellets restaurent og det var da bestemt en kæmpeskuffelse:-(
It was freezing at the apartment. I was sleeping in the hat. We had to leave as the situation hasn't changed overnight. Beaware during offseason.
location! there wasn't air conditioned!!
We had a large, comfortable apartment with kitchen facilities. It is very close to the beach and buses for the area are right across the street. While it is close to many resaurants and other facilities, it is far enough away from most of the late night discos to keep the noise down. Staff were generally helpful and friendly. Very good value for the money.
its nearnest to the sea.pool area very clean and steps made accessto pool very easy for everyone. did not like the foyer too large and bare.
the hotel was bright modern and very clean. we were in room 2066. it was above the kitchens . it was impossible to sleep befor midnight when the noise stopped. if i had been staying longer i would have asked to be moved.
The pool area was like paradise, maia praia was just a few minutes walk away, good location to the town, drinks and food were very reasonable, ample parking, and the hotel itself is very stylish!
nice modern hotel with splendid swimming pool, close from beach, big room slow internet even we paid for this
The hotel staff was really nice and helpful. The hotel is new, but a little bit hard to find even with a gps. Had nice dinner, not expensive, buffet, had good choice. Sound isolation is yet to improve, very slow internet in the public area, no wifi in the rooms.
Clean, commy, friendly staff, great location, excellent value for money. attentative to detail. Fantastic weekend break
I liked the modern design. All of the help were very polite and friendly. The rooms were every bit up to my satisfaction