Ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Manchester, UK

Character-ful boutique hotel. A calm oasis.

Posted Oct 12, 2014
Pros: The peace and quiet, the pool, spa, proximity to the beach, L'Occitane toiletries in your room, free Wifi. A plug socket near the mirror, result!
Cons: The smell. A brighter lamp or overhead light would be useful, as the lamps are too dim. In room and coffee making facilities would be nice.
Location: Lots of bars, both on main street and on beach boardwalk. Fab mini supermarket opposite the front gate for soft drinks and snacks, wines and spirits.
Small hotel with a two tier separate extension taking it up to around 30 rooms. Plus points, gorgeous building, lovely staff, nice pool with plenty of sun beds and plenty of shade when needed. Great breakfast and attentive pool bar staff. L'Occitance spa gorgeous and tranquil. Right adjacent to the beach and close to bars and restaurants. Downside: so very many steps to get down to the beach or marina. The hotel and the resort are perched on the cliffs so if you are not good with steps you will struggle to make the most of the gorgeous beach and great beach bars. Also, each morning there was a smell something like drains, and it permeated everywhere, the corridors, the room, the patio and also the ladies locker room of the spa. We asked about it and was told that it was due to low tide. Not sure we were convinced by this response, and it didn't linger all day, but it was most noticeable in the mornings. The resort is literally outside the hotel gates. There is one main street that goes the length of the resort and out the main gate to the left is all the Irish and sports bars and restaurants. Out the right of the gate the street leads to the marina and more restaurants. Good simple food could be had down beach boardwalk bars at lunchtimes and in the evenings. None of the town restaurants were particularly brilliant. Seems like Alvor is the place to eat. We didn't eat in the hotel apart from breakfast but it would probably have been lovely based on breakfast.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Stevefrom Texas


Posted Oct 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Nice hotel with comfortable rooms.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Dianafrom NYC

Beautiful hotel, but mediocre service

Posted Sep 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel buildings, pool area and restaurant were in impeccable condition and we were very pleased with the grounds overall. The service, however, was subpar. We waited 30 minutes to check in upon arrival, and had issues with the service in the restaurant as well.
5 out of 5
by A + Cfrom Lexington, KY USA

Bela Vista Resort in Praia da Rocha

Posted Jun 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
We are an adult married couple who stayed in the Bela Vista Resort at Praia da Rocha, south of Portimao in the Algarve of Portugal, during June 3 - 6, 2014. The Bela Vista Resort is an R & C property and is superbly maintained. We strongly suggest requesting a room in the older part of the hotel for the quaintness and charm. We occupied a Superior Double Room in the 100 series (second floor) with partial sea view. The room was spacious, beautifully decorated with azulejos tile panels, and was comfortable. We enjoyed morning breakfasts (included with the room rate) on the portico of the Vista Restaurant overlooking the Praia da Rocha beach. We spent our afternoons lounging by the lovely pool that is on the Resort property. We had dinner for one night in the Vista Restaurant, one of the finest in the Algarve. The service provided by the hotel staff was of the highest quality. We would not hesitate to return to the Bela Vista on our next trip to Praia da Rocha.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

An oasis in the middle of a tourist town.

Posted May 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
Deserves its 5* rating in every aspect. A truly relaxing beachfront hotel.
5 out of 5
by Sansyfrom Haywards Heath

Descent to Beach a "breeze"

Posted May 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
Friendly, efficient & helpful staff. Slightly more choice at breakfast would be appreciated. Plenty of nearby restaurants & bars. As senior citizens, we found the descent to the beach a "breeze" the return ascent a long breathless "slog", lost count of the number of steps! However, a lovely choice of Hotel.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent hotel and service

Posted May 19, 2014
Great location, quiet and removed from the relative loudness of the rest of Praia da Rocha. Staff were superb - and the breakfast could keep you going until dinner. Pool was an oasis - and the rooms, while a little cramped, were fresh, clean and comfortable. If you do stay - best restaurants with a view nearby are Restaurant F, and Dockside. The rest of the town is mostly British and Irish bars. If you want a bit more tranquility, take a 10 euro cab to Alvor - pretty little fishing village full of restaurants.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by portimaofrom portimao


Posted Apr 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very good hotel and remarkable good breakfast served in a lovely terrace. Workers at hotel very friendly . The hotel location is nice thinking about the views but not so good talking about the surrounding what is at the moment very old fashion looking.
5 out of 5
by M. S.from USA

Amazing Hotel

Posted Sep 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
My stay at Bela Vista was like paradise. The hotel is calming and serene. The location is great for getting home after going to the bars which are just outside of the hotel.
3 out of 5
by marcofrom Moerdijk

Ligging tussen strand en drukke boulevard

Posted Sep 23, 2013
Pros: het strand, de zon en grote kamer
Cons: De hotelleiding naar andere 5 sterren hotels sturen om te leren hoe het ook kan.
Hotel is prachtig ingericht, heeft een hele goede keuken maar slecht opgeleid personeel. Personeel kan moeilijk omgaan met de vele regels die een beperking aan gast vrijheid zijn, zoals minimaal 24 uur van te voren verplicht reserveren van diner voor hotelgasten. Na 18h00 is keuken van terras gesloten, elke consumptie moet apart worden afgetekend ipv de gasten van 35 kamers te kennen en dagelijks een ondertekening te vragen.