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Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802 Portugal
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#3 of 20 hotels in Praia da Rocha
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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..
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Adults only
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Salon
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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PaulM47 wrote a review Jan 2023
Ringwood, United Kingdom168 contributions142 helpful votes
Received a good welcome on arrival and assistance with car parking. Room was of a good size with a beach and sea view, and a balcony, and was quiet at all times. All staff encountered were friendly, helpful and efficient. Breakfast was attractively displayed, good variety and well run, and the evening buffet looked very good. All in all a pleasant stay, and would definitely return
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DearMr. Paul, On behalf of the entire AP Oriental Hotel Team, thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon. No more and with our sincerest regards. Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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northern-lass wrote a review Jan 2023
Essex, United Kingdom347 contributions52 helpful votes
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We arrived just before NY eve for a short getaway in the sun . We had a private transfer from Faro airport which took about 50 mins . Check in was smooth and very helpful. We chose our breakfast and dinner slots whilst we had a glass of complimentary wine. Our room was very large with a nice terrace with a table and chairs . Even thought it is Dec / Jan this was still a nice spot for some warm winter sun. A lovely powerful shower with plenty of toiletries . Beds were twin , pushed together- but this was ok. Kettle and fridge provided and the shop opposite the hotel had a good choice of water , snacks and beer . Mealtimes were well organised with plenty to choose from . Possibly a little understaffed, but this could be due to the holiday season . NY gala dinner was wonderful, plenty of food and drink , although dessert served at 11.30PM was a little late . We didn’t venture in the pool , as it was freezing , but we did walk down to the beach every day and even had a paddle .
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mrs Gaynor, On behalf of the AP Oriental Team, thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback. These comments are extremely important for AP Oriental, and above all for its excellent team that is at the service of our customers daily, so that we can permanently satisfy and improve not only our product, but also the service we provide. Once again, we thank you for your preference and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the very near future. On my behalf, and on behalf of the AP Oriental Team, our warmest thanks and compliments, Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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jddea7 wrote a review Nov 2022
Scotland, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is lovely. The rooms and common areas are very clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly, dedicated in what they do and always willing to help. The food is varied and very good. At this hotel you will have an occasion to try the local dishes and delicious Portuguese products. The hotel is located at the sea and most of the rooms offer a stunning sea view. It is worth mentioning that at the hotel you can also find the oriental wellness offering spa treatments – a hidden gem where you can rejuvenate, relax or/and get rid of body aches and pains. Joanna – an amazing therapist offers a variety of treatments and makes sure they result in great effects! I really recommend this place. Thank you for our lovely holiday and helping me with my neck/shoulder muscle pain! D&D
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Nov 2022
Dear Customer, On behalf of the entire AP Oriental Hotel Team, thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon. No more and with our sincerest regards. Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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SRudders wrote a review Nov 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands287 contributions110 helpful votes
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Was a surprisingly above-expectations stay with very friendly and attentive staff (especially on the front desk) and a great price for the room that included breakfast and dinner and a bottle of wine - will definitely return - thanks for a great couple of days
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Nov 2022
Dear Mr. Rudders, On behalf of the entire AP Oriental Hotel Team, thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon. No more and with our sincerest regards. Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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Michael B wrote a review Nov 2022
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions4 helpful votes
Everything about this hotel, from the reception staff to the rooms, cleanliness and food was excellent. Great location on the beach and the ambience in the hotel is so relaxing. We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 9 Nov 2022
Dear Mr Michael, On behalf of the AP Oriental Team, thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback. These comments are extremely important for AP Oriental, and above all for its excellent team that is at the service of our customers daily, so that we can permanently satisfy and improve not only our product, but also the service we provide. Once again, we thank you for your preference and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the very near future. On my behalf, and on behalf of the AP Oriental Team, our warmest thanks and compliments, Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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Pauline L wrote a review Oct 2022
Lancaster, United Kingdom29 contributions57 helpful votes
We have just spent three weeks at the AP Oriental Hotel. As we left, my husband asked if three weeks had been the right choice. 'No’, I replied. ‘We should have stayed for longer!’ The Oriental is a wonderful hotel. It has all of the comforts of a very decent four star hotel with the added advantage of authentic and beautiful furnishings in all of the public areas. The view of the beach at Praia da Rocha is fabulous. The restaurant terrace and the pool areas in this adults only space, are quiet, calm and utterly relaxing. The rooms are spacious and spotless, with the added advantage of a powerful shower and a bed that is very comfortable. The food is absolutely delicious. Breakfast provides a casual start to the day with fizz for those who wish to indulge and pleasant background music provided by a very capable pianist. Dinner consists of an extensive international buffet with distinctly different options each night. Fish and meat dishes are cooked to perfection and there are ample options for vegetarian and vegan travellers. High quality ingredients, creative cooking, beautiful presentation and the reasonable price of drinks makes for an outstanding dining experience. The hotel serves an international community and the easy and relaxed mixing of cultures and languages is a wonderful and enriching experience. Everything I have written could be said of many top end hotels. So what makes this hotel different? The AP Oriental Hotel has an atmosphere quite unlike many vacation destinations. This environment is created by the amazing staff who conduct themselves in a manner that is highly commendable. ALL staff are keen to help, friendly and cheerful. There are no exceptions! They work together make your stay memorable. Special mentions must go to the staff who we met every day of our holiday. I hope that this poem provides a small token of our thanks to you all! Rute gave us a great start to our day, Always working hard Helpful in every way Music at breakfast was sublime Our pianist perfected every line Thank you for performing with such grace You brought great joy into the place Marcela’s enthusiasm made everybody smile Sadly, she hasn’t been home for a quite a while Bruno lived in Preston He’s watchful and he’s keen Any place would be really glad To have him on their team Yvonne so pretty and bright Also served at dinner every night She’s off to Brazil at the end so the year To see her family who she holds so dear. Nelson has such fabulous style And delivers service with a wonderful smile We think he has an admirable goal As he looks towards a management role Every evening Claudia worked hard Treating us all with the highest regard Moving from the kitchen to work at the bar You really are an absolute star. Joao serves our wine with such class Always asks ‘a bottle of a glass?’ And Ivan can make a excellent drink Caipirinha is the best one we think! Carlos has a distinguished air As tales of politics he does share We think he needs to help the UK Perhaps he could send our troubles away? Sylvino manages his staff with such skill And great confidence he does instil The restaurant thrives in his capable hands As love and respect he does command The kitchen team though hidden from view Really did know what to do They made us novel and delicious food And created dishes for every mood Thank you for being such a great team Your efforts were simply supreme! Let us not forget the rest of the team Who worked so hard behind the scenes Our room was cleaned to perfection every day By wonderful Stella in her own special way The staff at Reception were always polite Working hard through day and night So goodbye Oriental It’s been a dream to be here We’re already looking forward To returning next year
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 25 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs. Pauline, On behalf of the AP Oriental Team, thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback. These comments are extremely important for AP Oriental, and above all for its excellent team that is at the service of our customers daily, so that we can permanently satisfy and improve not only our product, but also the service we provide. Once again, we thank you for your preference and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the very near future. On my behalf, and on behalf of the AP Oriental Team, our warmest thanks and compliments, Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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Kath H wrote a review Oct 2022
ieldsheff14 contributions9 helpful votes
Stunning hotel, with very friendly staff, very clean, excellent food, the room was quite large with plenty of wardrobe space and a safe. The decor in the hotel was stunning, so relaxing, a very comfortable hotel. Definitely a hotel to return to. Unfortunately we had to return home early due to a family emergency and the staff on reception couldn't have been more helpful to us, thank you to them.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 25 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs Kathleen, On behalf of the entire AP Oriental Hotel Team, thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon. No more and with our sincerest regards. Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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harvey s wrote a review Oct 2022
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel 🏨 and the food were excellent and the staff were helpful in every way,I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants peace and quiet.the beach was to die for, we walked for 2 hours every morning, what more could you ask for you can't fault it.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Oct 2022
Dear Mr. Harvey, On behalf of the entire AP Oriental Hotel Team, thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon. No more and with our sincerest regards. Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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Julia wrote a review Oct 2022
16 contributions17 helpful votes
Having just returned from 11 nights at the Oriental, I wanted to just say what a wonderful holiday we had. As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we were welcomed by wonderful staff on reception. We were offered a glass of wine each while we checked in. We were shown to our room, which exceeded expectations. It was spacious, well equipped, the balcony was bigger than we have usually had elsewhere, there were two sun loungers and a table and chairs on it. The view was amazing, we were facing the beach and sea. Wonderful! I did wonder if the hotel would be noisy because of the ‘atrium’, but absolutely not, once we were in our room we never heard a thing. We were half board, and enjoyed the meals very much. As a vegetarian, there was plenty for me to choose from. At breakfast, a pianist played every morning, and it was lovely as it was very subtle, and not too loud. Three mornings, the waiting staff gave out flowers which were lovely!! Great touch!! At dinner, there was a singer, here again, not overpowering, just lovely to listen to. Housekeeping were super our room was cleaned every day. We did have 2 minor issues with the room which were dealt with in minutes, excellent service. Reception gave us some great tips for days out, as a result of which, we caught the train to Lagos and had a lovely day there. The fare was €8.40 for two of us return, so a cheap day out!! We did chose to walk to the railway station which was probably about two miles away. Lagos is definitely worth visiting. If you want to get taxis or buses anywhere, reception will definitely provide information. Pool towels are provided on arrival and can be changed at any time. There were plenty of sunbeds available all day every day, but there again we are at the end of the season, having said that the hotel was full, but it never felt it! I have no criticisms, one minor observation, the gym was small and had just cardio, no hand weights, so my gym kit never got used! We have come home feeling rested and happy that we had such a lovely time. We would return again at the beginning or end of the season as we like quiet places. A big thankyou to the Management and staff!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs. Julia Walters, On behalf of the AP Oriental Team, thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback. These comments are extremely important for AP Oriental, and above all for its excellent team that is at the service of our customers daily, so that we can permanently satisfy and improve not only our product, but also the service we provide. Once again, we thank you for your preference and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the very near future. On my behalf, and on behalf of the AP Oriental Team, our warmest thanks and compliments, Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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TannedBodies wrote a review Oct 2022
Hampshire UK9 contributions34 helpful votes
Wow what a gem we've found! This is our 7th time to the Algarve and this is the best hotel experience we've had. This hotel has everything you need being right on the beach. We have a beautiful side marina facing room with stunning views. The town is close by full of bars restaurants and usual tourist type shops if needed. We were lucky enough to arrive early and our room was ready within an hour. The clean stylish rooms have everything you need; plenty of wardrobe space,hairdryer, double-sided mirror so welcomed for the ladies! All personal condiments supplied including tissues. Powerful walk In shower and adequate quiet air conditioning. We feel so relaxed.... The food is very good except the fried eggs at breakfast are not cooked to order so end up hard under the hot plate.The drinks are reasonably priced . Yes the hotel has more senior guests and that being adult only it is very quiet..... Stunningly beautiful decor of a moorish design this hotel will not disappoint. Ignore the bad reviews we are here now and cannot fault anything. Oh and as for people complaining about the coffee we don't get it....there are three coffee machines with a very wide selection to accommodate every taste.Chilled Asti Spumante finishes our breakfast each morning on the terrace with amazing sea views. The staff are unintrusive but always there if you need them. We will definitely be returning to this little gem! Well done AP Oriental 9/10 from us our only complaint is the small pool positioned right in front of the dining area with such large grounds xx
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, On behalf of the AP Oriental Team, thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback. These comments are extremely important for AP Oriental, and above all for its excellent team that is at the service of our customers daily, so that we can permanently satisfy and improve not only our product, but also the service we provide. Once again, we thank you for your preference and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the very near future. On my behalf, and on behalf of the AP Oriental Team, our warmest thanks and compliments, Ricardo Santos Hotel Manager
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US$84 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oriental hotel praia da rocha
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Oriental
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictPortimaoPraia da Rocha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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AP ORIENTAL BEACH HOTEL - UPDATED 2023 Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about AP Oriental Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rocha Surf Shop (0.06 km), Praia Da Rocha (0.4 km), and Fortaleza de Santa Catarina (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelateria Sorbetto, W- Wine,food&friends, and Kame Sushi Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does AP Oriental Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, AP Oriental Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is AP Oriental Beach Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Praia da Rocha.
Are any cleaning services offered at AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to AP Oriental Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castelo de Alvor (5.5 km).
Does AP Oriental Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.