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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Faro District, Algarve

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colmflo
dublin
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3 reviews
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“What a fantastic apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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What a lovely apartment. Everything available for a great 8 day holiday! Comfortable bed, modern small kitchen and bathroom, well cleaned and fresh bed linnen. The beach at just a stroll away, restaurants at a stone's throw...

The 2 coffee shops on each corner at the bottom of the quiet one way street were great for breakfast and lunch. Very friendly and great value.

We travelled with my 7 year old and stayed in the Apartment VFP 00 which you can find photos on their website. The photos to advertise this apartment are exactly right. It's a recently refurbished bar which has been nicely decorated. We asked for a bed for our daughter which was perfectly positioned in a small area off the main room which she loved and called 'her room'. I would reckon that the apartment is ideal for a couple, or a family with one child up to 10.

There is a large flat screen in the apartment although it was only on for about 40 mins over the whole 8 days. There is a view of the beach from the apartment which is a pleasant 5-10 minute walk away. The beach is beautiful and the waves on the sea were calm enough for our 7 year old girl to swim comfortably.
The restaurants are varied and good value - the best was O Farol's on the beach and the worst of the 8 we visited was the Atlantico next door to it. Taberna da Mare was worth a visit in Portimao as well. Dinners out for the 3 of us cost between 40-70euros with wine etc.

The Zoomarine is well worth the visit - the dolphin, seal and especially the pirate shows are a must see. We also went to Alvor for the day but much prefered our own beach in Praia da Rocha. The Santa Caterina Fort is down to the left hand side from the apartment and is worth a visit or a late evening drink. It overlooks the smalll marina and there are a lot of restaurants down there too.
Overall we had a great time - Zelia and Eric were great hosts for the apartment and were there to welcome us and see us off (at 7am!!!).

The only complaint our daughter had was that we didn't get to spend enough time in the apartment!!! Well worth a visit.

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Liked best: The quiet location and the beach.
Liked least: Leaving it.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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onemoresm...
Moscow, Russia
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“A great place to have a rest”
Reviewed 16 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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It's really a great place to live while on holiday. It's very close to the beach - just 3-5 minute walk. There are two big furnished balconies facing the beach Praya da Rocha and the harbour. We usually had breakfasts and dinners there listening to the waves and seagulls. Very romantic! The appartment was very clean and has everything a person might need during his stay and even more. All furniture and accessories were in harmony with the whole colour scheme of the appartment. We liked it very much. It was very pleasant to communicate with the owner Nicole and the hostess Ilona. They were extremely helpful and friendly. I will definetly recommend this appartment for my friends and hopefully come back to Riomar next year.

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Liked best: the views from our balconies
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lbarclay2...
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic apartments.”
Reviewed 21 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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My husband and I stayed at the riomar apartment 202 for a lovely week. The apartment is luxury and has everything you could possibly need. The views were gorgeous, llona the lady at the apartment couldnt do anymore for us. The Villa is 2 mins from the oriental hotel and 2 mins down a load of stairs to the Marina and beach.

Would highly recommend these apartment if you are looking for something really special and room 202 was gorgeous xx.

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Reviewed 11 August 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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HeinzMich...
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Management Response
26 Aug 2017
Vielen Dank! Thanks a lot for this very nice review! Hope to see you again.
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