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Jupiter Marina Hotel - Couples & SPA
4 out of 5
Estrada da Rocha 2, Portimao, Faro
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0.62 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (192 reviews)

"Superb staff. Stylish and comfortable hotel. Stunning roof top bar. Only small point: you advertise bathrooms but they are shower rooms"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Jupiter Marina Hotel - Couples & SPA
Agua Hotels Alvor Jardim
4 out of 5
Rua do Rossio de São Pedro, Alvor, Portimao, Faro
The price is $44 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
3.15 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (39 reviews)

"Great Hotel & staff. Will return!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Agua Hotels Alvor Jardim
Hotel Algarve Casino
5 out of 5
Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Faro
The price is $74 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
1.33 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (698 reviews)

"The room we booked was sea side with a balcony, with beautiful views of the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Hotel Algarve Casino
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Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
Estrada do Alvor, Galo Loiro, Portimao
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2.6 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (91 reviews)
Sufficient for overnight stay

"Comfortable hotel that’s actually an all inclusive resort. We only stayed for one night during a short trip to Faro from Lisbon to Seville, but found the hotel to have everything we needed. The room was clean, although the beds were a bit hard and uncomfortable. Wifi worked well and room was equipped ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
Studio 17 Atlantichotels
3 out of 5
Urbanizacao Alto do Quintao, Rua João Simões Tavares - Lote 17, Portimao
The price is $29 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
0.73 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (181 reviews)

"Oustanding location, walking distance to a large supermarket and local gym. Excellent value for 1 bedroom units having all amenities necessary for a comfortable stay. Great kitchen and balcony with very helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Studio 17 Atlantichotels
Interpass Solvau Apartaments
4 out of 5
Rua Almada Negreiros, lote 18, Encosta do Vau, Portimao
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1.64 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Very nice hotel with 5 minutes walk to the beach.

"We had a very pleasant stay at the hotel. The hotel staff (cleaning, reception and restaurant) were all very nice and helpful. At the hotel there were 4 young people from Top Clubs entertaining during the day at the swimming pool with "aqua gym" and playing ball with the kids and in the evening there ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2017

Interpass Solvau Apartaments
Prainha Clube
4 out of 5
Praia dos Três Irmãos, Portimao
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2.44 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (42 reviews)

"Staff were amazing. Wayfinding around the resort was a touch confusing and the beach access a challenge but minor compared to the overall experience which was great"…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019

Prainha Clube
Jardim do Vau
4 out of 5
Praia do Vau, Portimao
The price is $49 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
1.78 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (69 reviews)

"Good location next to the beach and restaurants. Property well maintained, good staff and excellent facilities including library, gym, shop, swimming pool, restaurant. Rooms cleaned to a high standard every day. Staff helpful and friendly. I cannot fault it."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Jardim do Vau
Hotel Da Rocha
4 out of 5
Ave Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao
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1.29 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (583 reviews)

"Hotel is gorgeous, staff are very nice and gave us a great welcome. Location is perfect and not far from the mall. Limited activities around due to Covid-19 but overall had a good time. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Hotel Da Rocha
Jupiter Algarve Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Faro
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The price is $67 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
1.29 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (515 reviews)

"The staff is friendly and anticipates your needs; the bar serves well executes classic drinks; snacks/bar food are good enough. There is hand sanitizer everywhere and they make people use it; cleanliness is outstanding! The pool is heated. The spa's water circuit is NOT to be missed."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Jupiter Algarve Hotel
Algarve Race Resort Apartments
4 out of 5
Sitio Do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao, Faro
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The price is $63 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
8.8 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
Great hotel.

"Amazing hotel, very beautiful. We stayed at the apartment block not the hotel. The apartments feel very secluded from hotel, in my opinion i feel like they have invested more time into the hotel than the apartments. The apartment would benefited from its own reception, this would save time walking ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Algarve Race Resort Apartments
Algarve Race Resort Hotel
5 out of 5
Sitio Do Escampadinho,Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao, Faro
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The price is $97 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
8.81 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (44 reviews)

"Staff were really friendly and helpful we had a late check in and they were most helpful with providing us with a meal and taking our luggage up to our room. It helped us to relax after a long day, excellent."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Algarve Race Resort Hotel
Hotel Mirachoro Sol
2 out of 5
Urbanizacao do Fojo, Lote 35-36, Apt. 733, Portimao, Algarve
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0.73 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (374 reviews)

"Location not great - in the middle of a residential area. Very little nearby eg shops or restaurants. Not much atmosphere in hotel. Good bus service to beach every day"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Hotel Mirachoro Sol
Vitor's Plaza
4 out of 5
Av. Henrry Cotton, 4 Estradas de Alvor, Apartado 82 - Praia da Rocha, Portimao
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1.87 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (182 reviews)
Cold shower and other minor unpleasant things

"We had issues with hot water in shower which was limited time. After few minutes it got cold. We had to wait a long tim for the hot water to come back again. They send a plumber but didn't resolve the problem. On our last day they offered us to change the apartment. There was no bathtub unfortunately. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Vitor's Plaza
Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux
5 out of 5
Avenida Tomás Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao
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1.3 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (101 reviews)
Great hotel

"Excellent stay. Beautiful hotel, lovely views."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux
Clube Praia do Vau 17 by Atlantichotels
3 out of 5
Rua João Pinto Delgado, Edificio Clube Praia Vau 17, Portimao
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1.62 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"Ficamos muito bem instalados! Apartamento espaçoso, muito bem equipado! O Algarve é de facto excepcional!!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Clube Praia do Vau 17 by Atlantichotels
Apartamentos Clube Vilarosa
3 out of 5
Beco dos Mosaicos Romanos Lote 1, Praia da Rocha Algarve, Portimao
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The price is $37 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
0.92 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (207 reviews)

"Nice, quiet area. Friendly staff. Free baggage storage after check out whilst waiting for airport transfer."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Apartamentos Clube Vilarosa
Apartamentos Santa Teresinha
3 out of 5
Sitio dos Pedregais, Montes de Alvor, Portimao
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The price is $49 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
2.86 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (25 reviews)

"Arrived late. Keys were left for us no questions asked. Excellent customer service. Overall property very clean. Staff very friendly. Recommend and will return again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Apartamentos Santa Teresinha
Apartamentos Turisticos Jardins Da Rocha
3 out of 5
Edificio Jardins da Rocha, Avenida V3, Portimao
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The price is $39 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
1.35 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (153 reviews)

"The apartments were clean, location was great, pool area was well maintained. The staff were exceptionally helpful. Definitely will use again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

Apartamentos Turisticos Jardins Da Rocha
Pestana Alvor South Beach
4 out of 5
Praia do Alvor, Portimao
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3.05 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (59 reviews)
Lovely hotel by the beach

"Lovely hotel with the back gate leading onto the beach. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.Very nice pool area with a few different sunbed options and seating area. I felt the bed was too firm but my wife was fine with it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Pestana Alvor South Beach
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Visiting Portimao

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Portimao, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its golf courses, casinos, and spas. Around the area, top sights include Rocha Beach, Meia Praia Beach, and Zoomarine.

  • There are 324 hotels and other accommodations in Portimao
  • The closest major airport is in Portimao (PRM), 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), 32.2 mi (51.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Portimao

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Rocha Beach, Praia dos Três Castelos, and Vau Beach. Top activities include exploring the waterfront and golfing, while Portimao Harbor, Portimao Marina, and Golf Alamos are favorite sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Jesuit College Church and Portimao Municipal Stadium.

In Portimao, there are 324 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

Top places to visit around the area include Meia Praia Beach, located 7 mi (11.2 km) from the heart of the city, and Zoomarine, which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

Getting Around Portimao

With so many ways to get around, seeing all of Portimao is a breeze. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Portimao Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local marina.

Dressing for Portimao

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 67°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 47°F
  • From April to June, the average is 82°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 85°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 77°F as the daytime average and 49°F as the nighttime average
  • Portimao gets about 0.98 inches of rain per year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 83°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 48°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Portimao?
Hotel Algarve Casino is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a marina and a full-service spa. It is located a short 5-minute walk from Rocha Beach. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Bela Vista Hotel & SPA - Relais & Châteaux and Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Portimao, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Portimao.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Portimao?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Portimao, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Portimao?
Based on reviews, Hotel Made Inn is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers in search of a less expensive place to stay and offers free WiFi. Other options to stay on the cheap include Hotel Apartamento Mirachoro II and Vista Marina.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Portimao City Centre?
You’ll find 19 lodging options in this neighborhood to choose from for your visit. Based on Expedia customer reviews, NDS Prestige Guesthouse and Suites - Urban Chic Concept is the highest ranked property in Portimao City Centre. This 4-star guesthouse offers free WiFi and concierge services. Other favorite options in the area include Globo Hotel and Santa Isabel.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Portimao?
Tivoli Marina Portimao is a top 4-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Jupiter Algarve Hotel and Penina Hotel & Golf Resort. Attractions in the area like Zoomarine and Slide and Splash Water Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Portimao?
Jupiter Algarve Hotel is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a poolside bar. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is Turim Estrela do Vau Hotel.
What's the best all-inclusive hotel in Portimao?
Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf Hotel is a 4-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, and a favorite with Expedia travelers. Other good choices for your vacation include Yellow Alvor Garden and Club Amarilis.
What is the favorite LGBTQ-friendly place to stay in Portimao?
Mirachoro III is a top 3-star LGBTQ-friendly aparthotel that features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchenettes.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Portimao?
Apartamentos Santa Teresinha is a top aparthotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a poolside bar for its human guests. Rocha Tower by Beach Rentals is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Rocha Beach?
Adjacent to Rocha Beach, Hotel Da Rocha is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Other good options close by include Hotel Algarve Casino and Jupiter Algarve Hotel.
What are some accommodations with pools in Portimao?
Hotel Algarve Casino is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and 3 restaurants. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Jupiter Algarve Hotel and Penina Hotel & Golf Resort.

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