Reviews summary

4
Good
( 1083 reviews)
Brilliant
365
Good
391
Average
202
Poor
77
Awful
48
  • 4 room
  • 4.5 pool
  • 5 beach
  • 4 service
  • 4 dining
  • 5 amenities
  • 3 value
  • 4.5 food
  • 4 cleanliness
  • 5 location
 

26 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

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3
Average
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Reviewed Mon 30th of June 2014

"Amazing location, beaches perfect, restaurants outside the hotel brilliant. good choice of food at price range to suit every purse, must try local fish dishes they really are very good indeed. Mean while back at Algarve casino!!!!!! the rooms although clean need to be updated, front line staff i.e doorman and maid service all pleasant, on our arrival reception staff unhelpful. You may ask why!!!!! we paid for a room with a balcony only to find a window looking out onto the main street, hence we had to pay another 252€ for a balcony with sea view, as you would agree not a good start. BREAKFAST time cooked breakfast repetitive and cold every morning, continental plenty to choose from, tea and coffee------how did they get it so WRONG luke warm every day we were there, left over coffee from used flasks recycled NOT GOOD, no tea/coffee making facilities in rooms, when staff were asked if we could have 2 cups to use in our we were told NO and to use room service. we purchased a kettle and 2 mugs from Porto Mai in total with taxi fare cost 52€. champagne at breakfast, spa which you have to pay for the use of i.e sauna/Jacuzzi/steam room all of which are payable at a premium DOES not make a 5 STAR hotel. PLUS side spot on location and heated full size pool plenty of sun beds and towel service."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 29th of June 2014

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Location
  • 5 Beach
  • 3 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 3 Service
  • 3 Value
  • 5 Food
  • 4 Cleanliness

Fantastic

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Fri 18th of February 2011

"The staff were fantastic, reception staff were curtious and helpful,Every single member of staff were well trained and polite.

Hotel had a fantastic location and was clean and modern, sea facing room had a great view.

Food was good, but not great, however its 5* rating was well deserved."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 17th of February 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 4 Food

WHAT A FANTASTIC PLACE!!!

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Fri 15th of May 2009

"We had never been to the Algave so this was a first, what can i say firstly the staff were fantastic friendly, unassuming, happy to be of service and just the nicest people you are likely to meet. The hotel was clean, we had a sea view and the sound of the sea coming in at night was heaven! The rooms were clean and well set out with plenty of wardrobes and drawers for clothing. The food was excellent, breakfast was plentiful with lots of different styles, fresh fruit, pastries, cold meat, cheese, bacon, eggs mushrooms sausages for an english breakfast, lots of different types of bread and brioche. The large breakfast room was being decorated when we were there but they managed to arrange for outside eating near the pool or you could eat in the large conservatory. Eating outside was great for me as a smoker. The restaurant downstairs for evening eating was 5* and very well priced. Praia de Rocha is the cleanest place, the beaches are not only interesting with caves you can walk through but they are so clean. The roads are cobbled and again so clean. We asked and were told that all street cleaning and bin emptying was done from 5 - 7 in the mornings every morning except sundays and it showed. The small restaurants was so cheap, cigarettes are cheap around 3.50 euros even from machines and you get 20 in packs unlike the UK. The beer was extremely cheap and they dont measure alcohol only count to 4 so you get very large measures and again so cheap. For a pint of lager and a very large bacardi and fresh orange it came to around 2.40 euros. If you want a great holiday stay at the Algave casino hotel you couldnt ask for better holiday! We have just booked online for a 2 week holiday back in Praia de Rocha in september 2009."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 14th of May 2009

Good but could do better

4
Good
by
Reviewed Thu 20th of November 2008

"We stayed for a week B&B, had a great time. Views were superb. Hotel very clean.

Just a few niggles - reception staff not overly welcoming. The pool was heated for the 1st half of the week but not the second.

We only ate in the hotel once as the only restaurant open was the show restaurant. Have to say the show was fab but didn't want to watch it every night. Plenty of good eating elsewhere though.

No ironing facilities except through housekeeping - did not ask what the charges would be for this.

Overall I would say a 4 star not a 5"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 17th of November 2008

Well what a fab hotel!!!! LOVED IT! ever...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Tue 29th of July 2008

"Well what a fab hotel!!!! LOVED IT! every single second of it!

From the beg: Smooth arrival - although we were promised by Jetline travel we would have a seaview, this wasnt the case when we checked in - we wernt the only ones, TBH i think this is of fault of the holiday company if you would like a seaview room then it is 25euros extra a day .. i have to say at first i was really upset, but the rooms were lovely - big spacious, fantastic air con so gets really cold out there when its blistering outside - loved the toiletries, maid service very good - very quiet cant really complain about anything - and tbh you dont really want to be spending much time in the room, and the sea views poolside more than make up for it.

Pool area - excellent, great big cold sal****er pool, beautiful - gorgeous views over the beach and sea - really nice bar and waiter service to your sunlounger. really nice food - try the club sandwich its lush! - there were always sunloungers and space available no matter what time you go down to the pool.

Staff: really friendly, and over helpful - absolutely fantastic.

hotel reception: lovely, big, very helpful staff.

Breakfast: We stayed bed and breakfast - there are lots on offer, from omelettes made for you - full english, champayne and of course everything else you expect from a continental.

Prai de rocha: one word. BEAUTIFUL such a lovely place, very clean - so much to do from shows, to bars, sooo many restuarants to choose from - street entertainment. so much fun!

The beach: was just gorgeous - almost white sand, the atlantic was very cold - but gorgeous green, and stretched for miles. and quite empty which im guessing is bcus of the size of it - which was nice.

THe hotel Casino: we went one night, for a walk around mainly was alot of fun, we also went to see a show and have a 5 course dinner in the showroom, which was really nice we had a "Happy dinner" which sounded naff but was very nice and well worth 27euros.

Overall a great hotel - the reviews that complain i just dont understand - esp as we paid £400 was a bargain.

One thing is take plenty of money the resort is fairly expensive.

Cant wait to go back - was so upset to leave! Go on book it..honestly youl have the best time!! "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 29th of July 2008

Best holiday i have ever been on..hotel...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sat 28th of June 2008

"Best holiday i have ever been on..hotel was amazing, anything you would ever want from a 5* and more, my nan fell ill on holiday and the staff could not have been more helpful, calling doctors, translating and bringing baskets of fruit up to the room!
Very Clean and spacious, as i said before staff were AMAZING! Didnt go to the casino as im not a gambeller but i did look in and it was full of very good looking wealthy men! =)
The hotel is situated riight on the beach, although the time we did go down it was very windy and cold, so we stayed by the pool!
Pool was cold, food great, bar staff great, (bar was beside the pool) you ordered the drinks at the bar and the waitors came over to you on your sun lounger! GREAT!
Lots of shops and bars/restruarnts close by!
overall amazing hotel!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 28th of June 2008

I was with my boyfriend in this hotel, a...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 24th of June 2008

"I was with my boyfriend in this hotel, and we’ve loved it. With an excellent location, is an authentic paradise.
This was the most relaxing vacation we were ever on. The service, cleanliness and hotel experience is amazing.
The bar and the restaurants were very good, all of which provided excellent food and drinks at reasonable prices.
Overall i would highly recommend this hotel! I am already planning my next trip to Praia da Rocha and will definitely be staying there!
Thank you for the wonderful stay.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 24th of June 2008

I was with my boyfriend in this hotel, a...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 24th of June 2008

"I was with my boyfriend in this hotel, and we’ve loved it. With an excellent location, is an authentic paradise.

This was the most relaxing vacation we were ever on. The service, cleanliness and hotel experience is amazing.
The bar and the restaurants were very good, all of which provided excellent food and drinks at reasonable prices.
Overall i would highly recommend this hotel! I am already planning my next trip to Praia da Rocha and will definitely be staying there!
Thank you for the wonderful stay.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 24th of June 2008

I have just returned from a wonderful we...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Tue 24th of June 2008

"I have just returned from a wonderful week at the Algarve Casino Hotel.

A few reviews have mentioned the grumpy reception staff. I didn't find this to be the case and they were always very happy and willing to help. All of the staff was great!
Everyone always stopped to say “Ola” and I found it lovely.

The food was very good and the fact that there were 3 restaurants added a little variety.

The drinks at the bar were great, they have some marvellous cocktails. The house wine was also very good.

Beach was amazing. The colour of the sea was just wonderful and so was the temperature. Weather was fantastic, so make sure you take plenty of sunscreen. If you don’t, you can buy it in the hotel.

In the evening, we went to see the shows at the casino, which were great. But real good is the night life, 2 seconds away from the hotel.
Bedroom was nice and comfortable. The cleaning is excellent. Ask for a sea view room, because the sight is marvellous!

We had a fantastic time and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending to others or staying there again. Had a great time, met some fantastic people from around the globe.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 24th of June 2008

Lovely hotel .Realy lovely room despite...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Sat 29th of March 2008

"Lovely hotel .Realy lovely room despite feeling a little worried after reading reviews.Very clean the maids were in everyday replaceing towls ,shampoo etc. Loads of space to put things away in and fab terrace.Couldnt of been happier !! The weather was amazing too around 24 degrees every day.The pool was clean a little chilly when you first got in and very deep but massive !!! The food in hotel was good well breakfat was did have pasta one day which wasnt nice but all in all very good . Snacks and drinks very 5 star price alot cheaper outside the hotel . There is a very friendly parrott at the pool side shouts 'ola' alot lol . We also had rabbits in reception due to easter very sweet .The resort its self wasnt that busy but due to time of year .Not meny shops the usual holiday type ones . Ate in chinese 2 nights across form the hotel it was lovely and very cheap 15 euro for two main meals and drinks .The sitting bull also good figitas at 8 euro could feed the whole of the uk !! very good . The hotle staff were lovely and very helpful all apart from one she knows who she is !!! Lol .All in all a great place to stay i would say apart from breakfast id eat outside the hotel though (chepaer) . They also provide beach towls which is great leaving more space for duty free !!! The intrenet is 2 euro for 15 miins but is free if you have own lap top . Think that covers the basics . I decided to write this as I read a few reviews that had put me off and then i relised who ever writes a holiday repot on a holiday they have enjoyed.So i did and here is my holiday report. I hope it helps and you have i lovely time it is well worth a vist .(wait till you see the beach and the veiws heven )!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 29th of March 2008

Wow! what an amazing place! i went over...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 21st of March 2008

"Wow! what an amazing place! i went over to portugal with my best friend and her parents although we didn't see her parents until we met for the airport and occassionaly lunches and sunbathing sessions! I have to say that it was one of the best holidays that i have ever been on and given the chance i would go there again and again. Nightlife was great and so was the sun! the hotel was absolutly fantasice and the staff were friendly ! id reccommend to anyone!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 21st of March 2008

First time booking with Travel Republic...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Wed 19th of September 2007

"First time booking with Travel Republic - excellent. Everything went according to plan. Only downside was didn't book a room with a sea view so no sea view = no balcony.

Room was on road side of hotel and a bit dark and dingy, didn't want to spend much time in it, the furnishings could do with updating.

Breakfasts were okay (had better in 4 star hotels). Most of the staff we had any dealings with were very helpful.

Restaurants on the boardwalk suited all tastes. Our favourite was Senhora da Rocha, staff and food excellent. Also excellent cake shop opposite hotel with great coffee. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Wed 19th of September 2007

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