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Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802 Portugal
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#1 of 20 hotels in Praia da Rocha
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Beach boutique Hotel Member of Relais & Châteaux SPA by Loccitane VISTA Restaurante - 1 Michelin Star
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
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Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Couples massage
Facial treatments
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Full body massage
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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24-hour front desk
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Private beach
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Lou P wrote a review 2 Jan
Grimaud, France78 contributions71 helpful votes
We spent a very pleasant moment in Bela Vista, particularly in the Junior Suite. We much appreciated the breakfast which was generous with perfect service. All the staff was very welcoming and very nice, which was really appreciated.  My favorite moment was the Spa with Ophelia, who was very very kind, professional and very careful about my well being. We will come back for sure. 
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Lou P, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your wonderful review regarding your recent stay at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA – Relais & Châteaux! Our Team is very happy to read that you fully enjoyed your experience with us and that we were able to make you feel at home! Your kind moments were shared within our Team. We look forward to welcome you in the near future! Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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PKyi wrote a review Nov 2022
Wellington, Canada86 contributions76 helpful votes
Praia da Rocha is a strip next to the beach, lined with shops, restaurants, and hotels, so it is not so secluded. But the Bela Vista Hotel and Spa stands out on this strip because it offers a degree of exclusivity and seclusion amidst this area. The property is stunning, especially the main building lounge, bistro and the restaurant area. We had a room in the main building, which was nice and quaint and had old world charm, but because of that, the room was rather small by modern standards. The service was excellent, and their breakfast, included with the room rate, was outstanding, There is a Michelin star restaurant in the dining room, but we did not eat there because it was extremely overpriced. The pool area was nice and it overlooked the beach, but the pool was not heated. All in all, a unique luxury experience in Portimao, and it met or exceeded most of our expectations.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 1 Dec 2022
Dear phyo k, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your recent experience at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux! It is with great pleasure that we read that you enjoyed our luxurious oasis in Praia da Rocha. We appreciate as well your kind comments regarding our services and our beautiful property. We hope to have the opportunity to meet and exceed your expectations once again, during a future visit. Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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Shaun M wrote a review Nov 2022
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Pics make it look like it’s secluded and quiet. It’s in the middle of party area. Roads to it are now all pedestrian so it’s a nightmare to get to. Street is full of hundreds of people drinking and becoming aggravated that you are trying to drive on the “road”. Check in was very slow. Manager showed us to our room. The air conditioning didn’t work and room was 95 degrees. We asked for a different room and said we would be happy to wait for a room to be available. They said no rooms available. There were at least 3 rooms next to us empty and being cleaned. They did call a repair company and eventually fixed the ac. But was not a nice experience and not 5 star. Management was rude and of no use.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t go
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Responded 11 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Before all I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review on your stay at the Bela Vista Hotel & Spa – Relais & Châteaux. We truly regret you didn´t have the best time with us. Being one of the most iconic places in the Algarve due its location by the sea, Praia da Rocha experiences a lot of demand and visitors during summer, as any other location in world that is without doubt a summer destination. For that reason, it is expected to find more people on the streets in all locations of the Algarve, than in any other time of the year. As to what concerns the issue with the air conditioning unfortunately, we experience unexpected troubles with the main machine that affected all the property, but that were promptly solved on the same day. Due to the fact that the hotel was fully booked for that night we did not have an option to offer you another room (the rooms that you mention in your review were being prepared for the remaining arrivals of the day). As for the way our management treated your remarks, we would like to assure that is not part of our standards, and they were taken into consideration. With my best regards,
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Linda wrote a review Oct 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel was the highlight of our trip as planned by Goncalo Oliveira (goncalo.oliveira@portugaltrails.com) booked us here and to our pleasure our stay was a delight. The staff was professional, the room was great, the restaurant was spectacular and the spa was DEVINE!! Thank you Goncalo- you did a great job!! We will be back! PS if you are traveling to Portugal- I highly recommend letting Goncalo plan your trip. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Oct 2022
Dear louchsaunders, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your comment regarding your experience at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux! We are most glad to read that you fully enjoyed your stay, from our Team members service, to our beautiful rooms and our amazing restaurant! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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E2870FIclaudiom wrote a review Sep 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions10 helpful votes
We had great expectations about our stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa and they were entirely fulfilled. We had a great room, at a wonderful resort, with plenty of kind and helpful people in every corner, We received great advice on day trips to nearby villages. We spend jobful time at the Vista Restaurant, the Bistro, the pool bar and L'Occitaine spa. The concierge team made arrangements for us to go on a boat trip that made up for a lifetime memory. If anything goes against it, it is how big Portimão is. I think it lacks the tiny village attractiveness of nearby places that we visited. But Bela Vista makes Portimão a destination all by itself. We hope time and distance will allow us to come back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Sep 2022
Dear E2870Flclaudiom, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your wonderful feedback regarding your stay at our Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux! It is an honor to read your kind words. It is a delight to know that you fully and truly enjoyed our beautiful property and that you left Bela Vista with amazing memories of your stay. It will be our pleasure to welcome you at Bela Vista in the near future. Our Team remains at your disposal. Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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Shay_Jan wrote a review Sep 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel330 contributions121 helpful votes
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I told the woman in the front desk that gave us the welcome drink that I came to the area because of this hotel and it exceeded my expectations. I saw below the great reviews of this hotel and its staff and they deserves it. I have nothing to add. All is great. Recommended for all even families with small kids.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms looks good in the main building / Palace.
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Responded 15 Sep 2022
Dear Shay_Jan, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your amazing feedback regarding your recent stay at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux! It makes us extremely happy to read that we were able to exceed your expectations and that you fully enjoyed our property ad your experience with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming to Bela Vista again in the future! Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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AC C wrote a review Sep 2022
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Great time at the Bela Vista! The staff was phenomenal, extremely friendly and welcoming. The views are amazing and food is very tasty. Highly recommend. We came here for our honeymoon and they made our holiday that much more enjoyable.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Sep 2022
Dear 624acc, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your amazing feedback regarding your recent stay at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux! It makes us very happy to red that we were able to offer you a phenomenal experience while celebrating such a special occasion in your life. Bela Vista is proud to be part of your beautiful memories. We thank you as well for your kind words regarding our team members and, of course, our delicious food! We hope to have the pleasure of welcome you back to our, and now yours as well, beach house again soon! Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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JVenter85 wrote a review Aug 2022
Cork, Ireland45 contributions9 helpful votes
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We had a lovely stay here for about 5 days. Staff we amazing and the building is beautiful inside and out. There is no private beach or beach service by the hotel, but access to the public beach is easy enough. We spent most of the time at the hotel's pool which is a great place to be! Rooms are relatively small, but this is an historic building and there is only so much an architect can do with the avaible space. Still, the space is well though out and comfortable. This is not the hotel's fault, but it is worth mentioning, the Sunday night that we arrived was very noisy with the nightclub (Katadral) that is located right next to the hotel, it went on until 5am the Monday morning. The rest of the week was nice and quiet. If you are planning on going over a weekend perhaps check if there are any events / parties on at the nightclub. If you are looking for a luxurious stay in Portimao we would recommend it. The town gets very busy and it was always nice coming back to the calmness of the hotel after being out and about.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid weekends when the nightclub next door is open until the morning ours.
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Responded 6 Aug 2022
Dear JVenter85, Thank you very much for your 5-star feedback regarding your recent stay at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux. We appreciate your kind comments our Property. Indeed, our Palace has more than 100 years of history and we do our very best to work with and keep the original architecture of the building. We truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming to our, and now yours as well, beach house in the near future! Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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robertbarandes wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York11 contributions6 helpful votes
The balance of the reviews reflect the physical plant that has passers by taking pictures of the resort. My attention is on the staff led by Joao Vilela, the front office manager. Unfailingly friendly, well trained and supportive, they make the stay memorable. We had a small medical issue, and Ines, with her big smile and wide knowledge, made it no issue at all. The hotel has all of the elements you would expect of a hotel of this stature - if they didn't stop feeding me breakfast, I would still be sitting on the deck enjoying the view, food and care. The hotel is special because of its people.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor of building to the right of the hotel from the front seem to be best -...
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Responded 4 Aug 2022
Dear robertbaraandes, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind feedback regarding your recent stay at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux! We thank you as well for your amazing review and kind comments regarding our property and our Team. Indeed, we are very proud to work together in order to make our guests feel at home. It makes us beyond proud to read that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience. Your kind words will be shared with our Team. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back at Bela Vista in the future! Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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Patrick K wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York14 contributions20 helpful votes
Unquestionably a 5-Star Hotel. One of the best we have every visited. The property is very private and secure (gated). While it is located slightly back from the beach, there was no obstruction of view or access between the hotel and beach. Bonus for us that everyone spoke perfect English. We were greeted very warmly with champagne, a private VIP check-in in the lounge area, and a tour of the property. The property has three buildings. The main building, called "The Palace", is a very large castle-like building built in the early 1900s as a home. Most of the tile work, fireplaces and wood are the original material/construction. We stayed in a second building called "The House" which was more recently constructed. When booking in this building you should be very direct about ensuring you will have a unobstructed ocean views because its not perfectly clear online. This was easy to do via phone call. Off the 15-30 rooms on 2 floors, only ~10 have the perfect views (with private balcony) and having this room definitely made the stay that much more special. All facilities and rooms were extremely clean, well decorated and spacious. The pool area is wonderful. It is surrounded by the beach in the background and palm trees all around the perimeter. The chair-to-guest ratio must be great because we never had to fight for chairs at any time of the day. There is a bar conveniently located adjacent to the pool that made fantastic (but expectedly somewhat expensive) drinks. The included breakfast was provided on the front porch with great beach views. There was combo hot/cold menu that included high end charcuterie, smoked salmon, real honeycomb, eggs prepared in a variety of ways, baked goods and fresh juices rotated daily. The onsite Michelin star restaurant is unbelievably good. Check the Vista restaurant reviews.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 Aug 2022
Dear 161patrickk, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your incredible review regarding your recent stay at Bela Vista Hotel & SPA – Relais & Châteaux! Indeed, our Team works together with a lot of love to make our guests feel at Home and to provide them with memorable experiences at Bela Vista. We are very proud and happy to read that we were able to achieve this goal with you. It also makes us extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your beautiful room and the services we have available in the property. We combine the history of the Hotel with the comfort of modern infrastructures, prepared for you have a relaxing stay. We appreciate your comments regarding our breakfast! We are most pleased to serve our guests fresh and local ingredients that are the many stars of the fresh courses we offer every day. We believe that our VISTA Restaurant, with only 7 tables, does not only serve dinner, it serves an experience. Thank you for your feedback regarding yours! Your incredibly kind comments will be shared with our Team. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you to our, and now yours as well, beach house in the future. Our Team is forever at your disposal to welcome you home. Best Regards, Gonçalo Narciso General Manager
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US$281 - US$563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictPortimaoPraia da Rocha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Escape One Algarve (0.4 km), Praia Da Rocha (0.05 km), and The Manhattan Cafe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Super Juice, Gelateria Sorbetto, and Squash Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Bela Vista Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Bela Vista Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bela Vista Hotel & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Praia da Rocha.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, and Portuguese.