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“Just be aware of the pitfalls” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Oriental
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Praia da Rocha
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Just be aware of the pitfalls”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

This hotel only has 3 car spots for the entitre hotel. I'm not kidding. You have to find your own car parking in the area and it's not easy to find. And don't get a room on the ground floor. They have remodeled the rooms and they stink of plastic/glue due to the new flooring.
Other than those two things, it's not a bad location.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank JohnEPlacko
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MLeitao, Manager at Hotel Oriental, responded to this review, 3 August 2011
Good afternoon,

The parking is an issue that we are trying to solve with the local authorities. However in the busier periods of the year we have an agreement with a close by parking building for 8 extra parking places where our costumers can park for free.
The remodiling of our rooms is part of our policy of constant improvement and unfortunatly the smell of the new products sometimes might be disturbing!

Nevertheless we take this oportunity to thank you for your coments.

Kind regards
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

No frills hotel only really just should be a 3* in every way. Staff not very friendly everything seemed to be a problem, felt they where just doing a job. Entertainment ???? Was none just on a Tuesday nite1 man singing in the bar area to be avoided........... Even the barman was bored as he was found outside sleeping Faulty Towers ???????????
We went half bored big mistake …. a la carte NO WAY … So ended up eating else where .......
Rooms badly needed updating ..... SEA VIEWS ??? We paid for a sea view room ONLY to be told you had to book hotel direct and they would not move us so we had a good view of the cafe beside the hotel ...LOVELY NOT !!!!!! The hotel has only 6 double bedded rooms so good luck laying in the single hard beds on offer ....
Would not go back to this hotel would rather stay at home ......
Location good and close to beach and good restaurants . A good restaurant to try in town called the voxx steak and sound.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NorthernIrelandCoco
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limerick
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

what was supposed to be a 4 star hotel turned out to be no better than a hostel.the staff are ignorant.breakfast was crap.my husband and i were disgusted,we were given a tiny dingy room with a COT for our 10 year old daughter.we would never stay there again,so disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank tinylimerick
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MLeitao, Front Office Manager at Hotel Oriental, responded to this review, 7 July 2011
Good afternoon,

Just a quick note to thank you for your comments. We work hard everyday to try to please all our guests, however we know we are not flawless and all our costumers comments are important to help us improve the standards of our service.

Kind regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

We have just returned from two weeks at the Hotel Oriental and were not disappointed at all. We had stayed here in 2002 and decided to return as we had enjoyed it so much the first time. The hotel is in an excellent location at the quieter end of Praia Da Rocha but still close enough to all the bars and restaurants and is right on the beach. Our room was very clean, the cleaner comes in every day. We had a room on the first floor towards the front of the hotel which had a fairly good side sea view. Although the balcony was not massive, it was adequate. As other people have mentioned, we had also asked for a high level floor (both through Thomas Cook and by e-mailing the hotel direct) and did not get it. When I asked at reception they also told me that the hotel was full and I have to say I don't think that it was. We decided to accept the room we had been given as although on the first floor it did have a nice view of the gardens and beach and was far enough away from the adjacent cafe bar. We did experience some noise from rooms above us, mainly early in the morning but this did not cause us too much of a problem. The breakfast is served until 10.30 and is plentiful, you can help yourself to as much as you want and we found there to be plenty of choice even if you got there quite late. The staff on the whole were helpful. The kitchen facilities were fairly limited although there was a kettle. This did not bother us as we had no intention of cooking anyway.

Praia Da Rocha itself is lovely, it was fairly busy considering we were there in May. The highest recommendation we can say is to eat at Titanic and Atlantis the staff are excellent and food out of this world! There are plenty of other nice ones too - didn't get a chance to sample them all in two weeks!

All in all we had a fantastic holiday, the weather was great and you didn't have to fight for a sunbed by the pool. I would definitely return to Praia Da Rocha and the Oriental.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Catwoman456
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MLeitao, Front Office Manager at Hotel Oriental, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Good afternoon,

Just a quick note to thank you for your comments. We work hard everyday to try to please all our guests.

Kind regards
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dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

when we arrived at oriental the room was on ground floor and was disapointing.but we were given a room that was much better with a great view.i tought it was a great hotel right on the beach staff were very friendly and helpful.except for one baldy guy with glasses behind the desk ..who had a bit of an attitude,but we soon forgot about him and had a great holiday.would return again.rob from dublin

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  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank dublinbubble
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MLeitao, Front Office Manager at Hotel Oriental, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Good afternoon,

Just a quick note to thank you for your comments. We work hard everyday to try to please all our guests.

Kind regards
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Additional Information about Hotel Oriental

Property: Hotel Oriental
Address: Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Praia da Rocha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Praia da Rocha
#4 Romantic Hotel in Praia da Rocha
Price range (per night): $121 - $519
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Oriental 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exotic and charming hotel located in the first line of Praia da Rocha beach, offering rooms with sea view and direct beach access. Nearby is a marina, restaurants, bar, shops and sightseeing interest places.. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Oriental Hotel Praia Da Rocha
Hotel Oriental Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve

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