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'The Portugese speak very good English don't they?' 'How d'you know?' 'Well, they're singing those English songs...' This morning we packed a few changes of clothes and headed for the border. It was all very spur of the moment and as we'd been discussing our options, must do's and the timescale left to play with, it really was the only option. It …
... in Poole and had a catch up and few G & T's and next day a lift to get provisions! Very helpful indeed as well as female company:) It's sweaty hot and I'm lying awake killing the dreaded mossies which keep buzzing my ear. A few more days here before we do the canaries leg as a big weather front coming in .... No sign of baby ( first grandchild ) ...
... to find the house as a rendezvous point we all gathered at Lagos Mc Donald's. In convoy, following the agent we went to the villa. Wow! Like a feature from Homes & Gardens the massive luxury pad has all we expected and much more. Better, however than all of the great things, is to have our gorgeous and wonderful family assembled here. Lovely people. Bloody marvellous. ...
... be from Spain. It is quite different, it looks like a mix between Greece and Spain and Lagos itself is quite a relaxed, bright place.
Imogen took the remainder of the afternoon to rest whilst I walked to find the beach nearby and mazed around the town. We had collected items for a salad for dinner so for the first time in a while we prepared a simple healthy and very cheap meal at the hostel.
... the city about 10:30). Once we found somewhere for what was now going to be lunch, we were told that the kitchen did not start cooking until 1pm (it was now 12:40)! Thankfully the waiter was able to direct us to another restaurant with an English menu so we could finally eat.
With full bellies we were ready for some ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rocamar Albufeira
We have just returned from a week at the Rocamar Hotel in Albufeira and usually mean to write reviews but never do but I appreciate reading them myself before we book so here goes....
My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in October 2004. Unable to find it while driving around ourselves, we were escorted by a couple of local police officers to the hotel. They even had to call back to the office to confirm how to get there. The hotel was in a great location, adjacent to the Old Town tourist area and overlooking the sea. There is a walkway to he beach directly behind the hotel. The service was good, the breakfast was more than adequate and the atmosphere was excellent.
The hotel is old and small, the rooms are only okay but the location and quiet environmet make it very suitable for those looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay. There was little in the way of planned activities and amenities there but for us, it was very suitable.
Welcome to Paradise
We have stayed at this excellent hotel for the past three years and we will be returning, hopefully, in June of this year. If you want to simply relax and re-charge your batteries this is the place. No noisy pubs and clubs nearby but they can be found in the centre of Albufeira for those who wish to 'party'.
The hotel is very clean and comfortable with an excellent staff team (they are like family to us now) The food, especially the fish dishes, are to die for. The beach is just across from the hotel you can just walk from the hotel in your swimsuit its situated so close.
We could live in this hotel forever (if they would lets us).
Location, location, location!
We stayed at the Rocamar Hotel for a week in Sept04 and would recommend it. It sits on the cliff looking down over Albufeira beach in an absolutely perfect location. It's just a five minute walk into the Old Town and just two mins to the beach down a flight of steps.
The rooms are fairly unexceptional - comfortable enough and clean. We didn't bother upgrading to a sea view room as prefer to be out and about than sat in the hotel! Buffet breakfasts were a little dull, but adequate.
Be sure to visit the incredibly friendly Olly's bar - you'll pass it on the way from the Rocamar to the Old Town. Olly and his wife advised us on all the best places to visit/eat in Albufeira - it was like having a personal tour guide!
Good hotel on prime location
excellent hotel in prime position overlooking albufeira beach. minutes walk away from town centre. NO pool but sunbathing area and beach right on doorstep. Rooms kept clean daily, fitted carpet, telelevision and air conditioning/heating in winter. Good hotel for people travelling on their own due to location etc. Spectacular views.
Just spent Christmas (2003) here and the hotel had everything going for it. The location was perfect with a sea view to die for. I would recommend this hotel without any hesitation.
Exellent location, helpfull staff
stayed for one week beginning of oct, exellent location, very helpful staff. five minutes beach and town square. only one bad mark the room was quite obviously previosly occupied by smokers. booked again for two weeks next year first two in oct.
Excellent Location - Excellent Value
Right on the beach at the top of a cliff, beautiful views and short 1 minute walk to town. Definately get a sea view room, you sleep only to the sound of the ocean. The staff was very friendly and the rooms very clean. At 60 E a night, it was a fantastic deal. We booked through the hotel directly. Only disadvantage is parking is on the street, but we had no problems getting a spot. Breakfast included and was good.
We love it
Excellent location, friendly staff,great sea views,close to the centreand buffet breakfasts to remember!
The Hotel is in the right place at the right price. Literally overlooking the sea, the sunrises and sunsets were breathtaking. We (12 of us) were on a golfing Holiday in the first week of November 02. It was glorious. We all had sea views from our rooms. We did a B&B deal. I think we paid something like 70 Euros per room! (£25 each person!). Incredible value. The staff were polite, unassuming, efficient and very proffesional. The Breakfast was presented with Pride and Quality, but no fuss. The Main old town is literally a 5 minute stroll, downhill into the town, a little steep coming back, but it is one of those places where you feel really safe, even late at night. Loved it.