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Presidente Apartamentos
Ranked #21 of 78 Hotels in Portimao
killarney co kerry
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We loved it and we'll definately be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Most of the reception staff were very helpful and friendly and the apartment was absolutely perfect. We'd a one bedroom and it was very spacious cleaned everyday with the towels changed if you wanted them every day. only downside is I'd requested a third floor or below as I don't use lifts and we were on the 5th floor and I'd requested a pool view and got a roadside apartment but it was fine. The location of the apartments is ideal as beach just across the road and praia de roche just a 10 minute walk Alvor is only a short taxi drive away. I found the location to be ideal as we could walk home at night and it was extremely safe. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance ranging in price but each one we tried was fine. Would recommend apartments

Room Tip: Try get a pool view or at least a side pool view even though the roadside isn't that noisy
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

we went over there in Decemebr 2008 for the new year.

It was a cheap and cheerful holiday.

Location was nice but because of the season it was very quiet.

apartment was clean but first night we had a problem with the toielt and it wasnt flsuhing and the plumber came and fixed it. the second night when were making our dinner in the kkitchen the taps stopped working so it made it very difficult to cook dinner so we went out for an indian rouhly 15 mins walk which was delicious.

The apartment has a mini supermarket where you could buy basic stuff and souvenirs, i managed to buy an unwanted chanel scarf for 5 euros!! what a bargain!!

The staff are lovely but at night time it apartment gets very lively with music being blasted and people getting drunk but we were doing this ourselves as we were getting in the party mood for he new year.

They have some great shops and a lovely beach only 5 mins walk from apartment. the beach has great lanscape and the aprtment complex has an outdoor pool.

The aprtment comes with a mini kitchen and a balcony facing the beach and the main road.

They have lovely bar and pubs only a ten mins drive from aprtment and its very livelyu and its gets packed out.

We went to the continente shopping centre where we did a fair bit of shopping and they had a small sale.

for nye we went to luis figos var in villamoura that part of algrave is beautiful as they have fancy yachts and loadsa bars and clubs you can go to.

luis figos bar is must visit as the place gets so lively and the owner of the plc is extremely friendly he came out to dance with us and we joined the dj at his booth selcting music for him to play. so it was beyonce all night!!!

extremely enjoyable.

airport is roughly 40 mins drive from airport.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rouffar
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

The Hotel Presidente at £100 ish per night for a 1 bed appartment and a 3 star rating from the travel company sounded like an August bargain. The room was very clean if basic but was perfectly adequate. The location next to a fantastic beach was also good and Praia da Rocha was a short pleasant walk away for food and bars. On the negative side, we had the back of the appart hotel where there is a link road to the next resort. The locals use this as some kind of race track and the noise all night long was horrendous. When asked to be moved we were told that because we had booked only a week before then we were last in the queue when it came to the good rooms and should have looked on the website before booking. Not great customer service. My advice is to only book if you are guaranteed an appartment at the front of the hotel.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Setubal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

I stayed one night with a group of seven, we used two apartaments, one with two rooms and another with one.Both are nice. This hotel stays between two beaches - "Praia da Rocha" and "Praia do Vau". Some of the rooms have sea view. That said, it has a very good location, about 5/10 minutes walk (but you have to use stairs, that it isn't a problem if you dont have any locomotion issues) from Vau beach. The rooms are alright, clean, and with enough space. The kitchen is good if you plan to do some meals by yourself.
The services varies a lot of the employee in question, from very good to so so.
No wifi available, only a computer with pre paid internet in the lobby .
Bring your on hygiene products, because they only give a small soup per person.
The pool is ok, and the breakfast is also ok, but a little bit more of variety wouldn't hurt ( very few fruits, and there were no toaster, or any other way to heat up yourbread). I guess that if you stay more days ( I only stayed one night), the breakfast will get very repetitive.
In sum, nice location, good option, but dont expect any luxury or a lot of extras. If you keep that in mind, you will have an excelent stay!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 Nun0m
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wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

We were 4 adults staying in a very spacious 2 bedroom apartment. The kitchen had all the utensils you could need including a butter dish! No oven but who wants to do proper cooking on holiday anyway. We were on floor 6 and had a balcony, huge terrace and fabulous view. The apartments don't have air conditioning and some evenings it did get quite warm.

We stayed self catering but did sample the snack menu which was basic and reasonable. The bar drinks are quite pricy but I can recommend the sangria it was very good.

The pool are was clean with plenty of sunloungers. Reception were very helpful and there is a pc with internet in the foyer.

We did have a problem where our toilet wouldn't flush. I called reception and someone came to sort it out within 5 minutes, after they had gone a cleaner came to clean where the person had been working. Towels and bedding were changed every other day.
Couldn't fault the service at all.

There is a little supermarket outside which has everything at a reasonable price. There are other supermarkets in Praia da Rocha but they are not that much cheaper.

Praia du Vau beach is about 5 min walk and there are no steps just a ramp to get on to it. Its a lovely beach and there are a few little bars and restaurants which are very reasonable. 1euro for a large beer and meals for 4 euros.

Praia da Rocha is about a 10-15 min walk to the centre and there are lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Titanic restaurant is lovely, there are also lots of places that do 3 courses for 7euros if you don't want to spend too much money.

Praia da Rocha beach is stunning, we walked through the town to the marina and back along the beach on a few occassions. Down by the marina there are lots of sports activities and there are paths all along the beach. It is flat to get on the beach down by the marina but further up all the entrances have steps.

We visited the new shopping centre just outside Portimao and it was fab. 3 floors, the top floor is food outlets and the other two have lots of shops. It was 5 euros in a taxi.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and I would definately stay here again.

We had a taxi from Faro airport as the resort is about an hour away and I've heard that shuttle transfers can take 2-3 hours. Our taxi transfer cost 140 euros for both journeys.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sunlover062
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

Just came back yesterday and honestly could not fault our stay.
The local beach is lovely, small, interesting and three minutes walk away. There is a wee kiosk on beach for hiring loungers and buying ice-creams and coffees. If you want pedaloes ( The ones with slides are great) a bigger beach is ten minutes walk away.
We had two teenagers and a noisy nine year old boy with us. The hotel staff were exceptionally friendly and made us feel very welcome. Despite the amount of sand we trailed in from the beach, the apartment was always beautifully clean when we got back in the afternoon.
The rooms are pretty with balcony looking over pool and sea .( perfect for signalling the kids in for breakfast!)
The equipment in the kitchen is basic but perfectly adequate.
There is no nightlife to disturb your sleep (we slept with balcony doors open every night) and it is a ten minute stroll to the main street with restaurants bars pubs.
All in all a great place for a noisy family to chill out and relax.
Would definately go back......

Room Tip: we had room 506 good views over pool and to see out door.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank aislastaniforth
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

After reading the reviews on here (and elsewhere) this seemed like a good bet - and we didn't have any major complaints but the hotel is basic and has a dated feel throughout. I was surprised to learn the apartments were built as recently as 1992 to be honest - some of the decor looks older than that! Kitchenette consists of a hob, toaster and microwave - kettle is a metal teapot type which you have to boil on the hot plate. So OK for breakfast, making sandwiches etc but you're a bit restricted if planning to cook dinner in there (which we weren't).

The lounge is nice and spacious but the TV was an old portable which was seemingly on its last legs.This was a little annoying as although we hadn't planned to spend hours in front of the box, the apartments were advertised as having satellite TV.

The balcony was fine - ours was on the road side ( a tad noisy!) but you could get a view of the sea from one side. As a couple, we were expecting a double bed but were given two singles pushed together - we were told this was the same for all one bedroom apartments.

Rooms were kept spotlessly clean, and you could get clean towels every day if you so wished. If anything the cleaners were a little too keen though, turning up just after 10 some mornings! Although there are a lot of apartments to get through so you can understand why.

Staff (apart from the guy who checked us in who seemed a little grumpy) were friendly, helpful and polite.

Some of the negative points I've raised might seem a little picky - this is 3* after all so it is not realistic to expect the ultimate in luxury but I just thought it was worth pointing out that certain things might leave you feeling a little underwhelmed. I don't know if there is better value to be had elsewhere or not as it was our first stay in Portimao. The location is absolutely spot on though - 5 mins from the beach and within walking distance of the nightlife whilst being far enough away from the noise.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view!
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HoiPolloi_11
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Property: Presidente Apartamentos
Address: Estrada Do Vau | Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Portimao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Presidente Apartamentos 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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