Praia da Rocha is one of the best places in Portugal to spend a beach vacation. As a result, it has a long list of hotels. Not all of them are the same, though. The best ones have balconies with views of the beach, infinity pools, and gardens with Bali beds on top. In the guest book of one, you can even find the names of presidents and kings.
This post will discuss the nice hotels in Praia da Rocha. Along with Albufeira, Portimao is among the most visited places in the Algarve. However, Praia da Rocha, in Portimao, is undoubtedly the best beach in Portugal.
When people look for a hotel in Portimao, many go straight to playa da Rocha. The editors of tualgarve.com have made a ranking, or to be more precise, a comparison of the best hotels in Playa da Rocha, Portimao, to make this task easier for our readers.
Pestana Gramacho Residences
These small studios, apartments, and hotel rooms are next to the 8th fairway of the Pestana Gramacho golf course, full of olive and almond trees and waves of greenery. The nights here are very quiet. The breakfast buffet room and bar are a pleasant 15-minute walk away so they won’t keep you up at night. You can drive to the main drag of Praia da Rocha in 20 minutes if you want a livelier night.
Jupiter Algarve Hotel
It only takes a few steps from the Jupiter Algarve Hotel to the beach. Book a room with a sea view to look out over the sands, the color of baked goods, from your balcony. This hotel’s main attraction is its outdoor pool, where you can enjoy any of the neon-colored cocktails from the bar. There is a buffet restaurant in the hotel, but there are also a lot of other places to eat nearby.
Bela Vista Hotel and Spa
In the guest book of this 19th-century hotel, you can find the names of prime ministers, counts, and kings. It’s easy to see why since the building is on a small cliff at the rim of Praia da Rocha and has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. The inside is just as photo-worthy as the outside, with chandeliers, hand-painted tiles, sculptures, statement textiles, and ceramics.
Oriental Beach is right next to the sandy beach. One of the best places to see the beach and sea is from the hotel’s garden. There are daybeds, loungers, four-poster beds on the freshly cut grass, and a pool. The hotel’s design matches its title, with lanterns, futon chairs, and woven rugs. In the atrium, a water feature reminds you of Zen.
Jupiter Marina Hotel
This adults-only hotel is in a renovated factory that used to be can of sardines. It looks over the Arade River and is a 20-minute walk from the beach at Praia da Rocha. The best water views are from the rooms’ balconies facing the river and from the rooftop pool, which has Bali beds around it. Try the restaurant for sure. As a nod to the hotel’s history, it serves a lot of seafood. Don’t miss the cataplana, a stew created with shrimp and monkfish.
Villa Mariazinha Charming Hotel
This restored manor house hotel has only 10 rooms and is a quick walk from the beach. All of them have a color scheme that looks like a jewelry box. Think platinum and gold headboards, pillows, and upholstery. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but for an extra fee, you can get a Portuguese-style breakfast of cold meats, fruits, juice, and pastries like pastel de nata.
At One2Seven, you can choose to stay in an apartment that you cook for yourself or a hotel room with room service. They are white as a swan, but cushions, throws, and canvases add tiny bits of green or beige. No matter your choice, you’ll have access to an infinity pool with loungers and a rooftop bar with a view of the river. It is in the confusing streets of Ferragudo, on the other side of the Arade River from Praia da Rocha.
Studio 17 AtlanticHotels
This simple group of apartments is located on the western edge of Portimao, known for its lace shops and a church from the 15th century. Each apartment has a small kitchenette where you can make breakfast and other simple meals. In the apartment building lobby, there are vending machines where you can get things like water, coffee, and snacks. There is also a pool on-site, but you can start driving to Praia da Rocha in 10 minutes to swim in the Atlantic.
Hotel da Rocha
Each of the Hotel da Rocha’s suite-style rooms has a balcony. Some glance over Praia da Rocha, only a few meters away, while others see the Serra de Monchique. There is a pool at the hotel and a restaurant with breakfast and lunch buffets. If you’d rather order off a menu, there are restaurants all around the hotel. You can get tapas, Chinese, or Italian food, to name a few.