Great location but....
Reviewed 12 September, 2021
The hotel is excellently located just near to the beach. It is well priced and the rooms are a good size. However the interior of the rooms is quite tired, the television in the room is small by 2010 sizes and the breakfast is exceptionally limited. There is no fresh juice, no pastries and little in the way of hot food asides from scambled eggs and bacon. Simply adding a croissant option would have transformed the breakfast experience. The staff were pleasant and attentive. Parking is on road and free but can be difficult to find if checking in in the middle of the day
Reviewed 30 August, 2021
We have just returned home from a lovely week in The Luar Hotel The location and cleanliness were top class a special mention to the cleaning lady on level 5 fantastic friendly service The rooms very adequate in what we required the pool area absolutely fantastic breakfast basic staff not overly friendly in breakfast or bar at night but we still had a lovely time and will definitely return
Great choice for a budget getaway
Reviewed 12 June, 2021
I chose this hotel as a late substitute for a trip to Spain as Portugal was a Green country as rated by the UK. The less said about that the better 🤬
I think the reviews are fair. It is a good 3 star hotel. No thrills but the rooms are clean with good balconies. I had a side sea view room (they don't have full sea views rooms) on the third floor (317). This room has sun from early afternoon until the sun sets behind a very nice neighbouring apartment block (currently empty). This is what I asked for and was very happy with it. It had great views. I also think it is at the nicer end of Praia de Rocha where the better restaurants are.
The free WiFi worked in the room and by the pool. Better than expected. The pool area is great. Lots of space and always sun loungers available. The pool was a tad fresh but still way warmer than the sea! The beach couldn't be closer. Down some cliff steps just outside the hotel rear garden exit. Note, all the beaches are down steps so not the best resort if you have mobility issues.
I had no need to use reception as I had no problems at all throughout my stay. The cleaners cleaned my room daily changing the towels every other day and the bed linen every third day.
Breakfast was fine and is the same every day. Cereals, bread/toast/rolls, marmalade, jam, honey, ham, cheese, scrambled egg, streaky bacon (lightly cooked, not crispy), apples, oranges, orange squash (not juice), tea and coffee. I bought fresh figs from a fruit seller very close to the hotel and Greek yogurt from the Spar to jazz up my breakfast! Please, please, please provide orange juice and not squash next time!
Top Tip - go on a 12 cafe boat trip......simply stunning!! Also bring a travel kettle if you like tea/coffee in your room. I do and I did! You have a fridge in your room for milk, beer, wine, etc, which you can drink on your balcony but not by the pool (as you must purchase food and drink from the pool cafe/bar).
Warnings - the fridge hums a bit and the Aircon hums to so if you are a light sleeper be warned/ bring earplugs. The rooms at the front of the hotel with no seaview are also on a busiest room so you'll get a bit of noise from that too.
Overall I'd recommend this hotel for a budget break and I would use it again 🤩
Great to get away !
Reviewed 29 March, 2021
So Portugal was taken off the no go list. We booked straight away. Love Praia Do Rocha. This hotel seemed to fit the bill so booked it. We asked for a room that had been recommended by a traveler on Tripadvisor and when we got there, it was ready and waiting. Nice room if a little small but had a private balcony which was South facing so we got the sun from around 2 until it went down. The pool area was also good and we had no problem getting sunbeds although I'm not sure how full the hotel was. Breakfast was included but was fairly basic. There is also a bar serving food but we didn't try it as we have our favorite places to eat in resort. The location of this hotel is fantastic. Out the back door, turn left and your straight onto a small strip of restaurants and a couple of pubs, then further down is the main strip. All in all this place was great and would book again no problem.
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Reviewed 20 February, 2020
Stayed here twice now in October 2018 and 2019. It is what it says it is. Not a 5 star deluxe by any means but it is clean, quiet, relaxing and the staff are good. plus it is ideally located at the end of the strip close to several restaurants and ideal for strolling around Praia de Rocha. Could do with a little makeover as is getting a little old and is quite basic but it filled all our needs. Bruno deserves a mention as we find him to be quite precise with information and probably the most professional aspect of the Hotel.