Rocamar Beach Hotel, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★
A rather dated property with splendid sea views and relatively easy access to the beach via an elevator which is located 120m away.
The road down towards the old town area involves quite a steep slope and parking is not easy in the immediate vicinity.
Attracts couples and those wanting a relatively central middle market property, overlooking the beach.
A pleasing cream coloured building which is in 2 sections, with tiny balconies many of which have uninterrupted views across the sea and along the coast.
An off-street main entrance is easily missed. A lower level bar and restaurant is located on the cliff top promenade and is frequented by non-residents.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 1974
The interior is a little dated in appearance but is friendly and welcoming. A mid level lobby and reception area has cool marble floors, comfortable sofas and an inviting ambience.
A lower level restaurant is well arranged with well-spaced tables and sweeping sea views. The main bar is fairly small and cosy but serves its purpose as many guests make for the alfresco bar on the promenade.
A small 3rd floor terrace has coastal and sea views and a fair supply of sun-loungers on the decking that surrounds the tiny pool. The limited communal grounds is compensated by the close proximity of the beach.
Area Type: On a narrow sloping street, 150m to the W of the start of the picturesque old town area and overlooking the sea. A path leads down one side of the property to a cliff top promenade where there are a couple of shops and snack outlets. A wider selection is available in the old town area. Bus stop 200m.
Nearest beach: 100m (Peneco)
200m to Bus
Map Ref: 13
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Rectangular (12 yds)
- Public facilities
- Fitness room/gym
- Internet terminal(s)
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)