Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Avenida Tomás Cabreira, 8500-820 Portimão, Faro, Portugal
+351 282 460 280


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Overall guest ratings

9.0/10 Excellent
Based on 240 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 8.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3

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  • Professional service
  • Nice building
  • Great view


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    Hotel Bela Vista situated on the beach of Praia da Rocha was built in the 19th Century as a stately home. It has direct access to the sandy beach and is 800 metres from the new Marina of Portimao and within easy reach of many tourist attractions. Surrounded by the active life of Praia da Rocha it is an oasis of calm encircled by its own gardens. Totally in keeping with the glamour of the turn of the century the hotel maintains much of its original decor. In some rooms and common areas there are 17th and 18th century tiles and ceilings of precious Brazilian wood worked and painted by Pereira Cao. The tiles within the hotel tell the history of the golden age of the Portuguese Discoveries. There are quotations from "Os Lusiadas" (an epic work of the great Portuguese poet Luis Vaz de Camoes) and of the Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Built as the private residence of a wealthy family Magalhaes Barros it was later leased to a cousin Henrique Bivar de Vasconcelos who transformed it into an hotel in the 1930s at a time when the first tourists discovered the Algarve arriving at Praia da Rocha by boat. Hotel Bela Vista has 14 bedrooms and 2 suites. They all have an en suite bathroom television telephone radio and mini-bar.

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    • Parking
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Fitness center
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Car rental
    • Concierge service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Casino
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Private beach
    • Storage available
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    9.0 Excellent
    Based on 240 reviews
    • 9.4 "Wonderful beach."
    • 8.7 "Amenities are good."
    • 8.5 "Food is delicious."
    • 8.4 "Generally very clean."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
    • 6.5 "Location is acceptable."
    • 6.3 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.4 "Average value."
    • 4.2 "Not very comfortable."
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    Overall Rating

    9.0 Excellent
    Based on 230 reviews
    • 9.2 "Wonderful beach."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
      9.0 "90% thought the service was very professional."
    • 8.4 "Amenities are good."
      8.7 "87% thought the building was wonderful."
      10.0 "100% thought the architecture was beautiful."
    • 7.1 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.5 "Location is acceptable."
    • 5.6 "Rooms are ok."
      5.6 "Beds were acceptable for 56%."
    • 5.3 "Average value."
    • 3.8 "Not very comfortable."
      2.5 "75% thought it was too noisy."
      4.7 "53% said rooms were small."
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    Overall Rating

    9.2 Excellent
    Based on 9 reviews
    • 8.7 "Great service."
    • 8.6 "Food is delicious."
    • 6.5 "Location is acceptable."
    Hotel type
    Luxury Hotel
    Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Good to know
    "Professional service"
    "Nice building"
    "Great view"
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