Rocha Brava Village Resort

Built in traditional Portuguese style, this attractive resort with apartments and villas is located on top of a cliff close to the beautiful lighthouse of Alfanzina and enjoys panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean. The enchanting old fishing village of Carvoeiro is just 3 km away, fantastic beaches such as Praia do Carvoeiro, Praia Grande or Praia da Senhora da Rocha are within a short drive. The international airport of Faro is about 65 km away.Each of the units is equipped with a washing machine, ensuring a truly hassle-free stay. Some of the superior rooms not only boast sea views, but also include a dishwasher and microwave.The property offers a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and a free transport 3 times a day to the beach Carvoeiro.

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    Kids pool
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    Kids Entertainment
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    Gym
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    Air-con
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    Golf
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    Kids play area
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    Outdoor pool

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Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

Address: 8400-568, Urbanización Rocha Brava, Alfanzina, -, Carvoeiro, Portugal

Phone: +351282350370

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Nowhere near as good as last time.

Jun 2022 | lisa_sullywooley

Sheesh. I didn’t want to review, but I feel I have to. Last time our visit was just wonderful. This time the staff were still as attentive and helpful, the grounds were still as beautiful, the bar and restaurant still as delicious. But oh no, the apartment was just awful. The sofa we had to scrub on arrival as there was no way on earth I was letting anyone sit on it. It was dark, dingy and so so tired. If only the apartment could have been as wonderful as the staff who, when we had no hot water sent someone to fix in a jiffy. Housekeeping, again so lovely. Unfortunately less families around the pool more groups of screaming and laughing girls and loudly shouting boys in groups. I wasn’t aware we were at an 18-30 resort. But it felt like it on quite a few occasions. No longer a quiet and gentle week away. Unfortunately we won’t be returning any time soon. Such a damn shame.

Beautiful and relaxed resort with great ocean views

Jun 2022 | Esther A

Rocha Brava is a beautiful resort for people looking for a relaxed holiday in a green environment by the ocean. If you're looking for a quiet place, then the ocean view apartments (in the south west quadrant) or ocean view villa's (south east quadrant) are the best ones. Other apartments can be closer to roads or the main pool, and especially the latter gets quite busy. The grounds are well maintained with lots of mature trees and flowering plants. There are 4 pools, 2 of them heated and one covered. The main pool especially attracts families with children, so can be quite busy. The smaller pools are meant to provide more quiet alternatives (signs warning against diving, jumping, prohibiting inflatables) but unfortunately this was largely ignored. The resort attracts mostly travellers from the UK and Germany, as well as a few from the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries. Mostly families, many kids. The restaurant O Farol is nice, with good food, but overpriced. A more affordable and very nice option is Jardim do Farol left of the resort's entrance. Given the few dining options in the immediate vicinity, booking your table in advance (either at O Farol or elsewhere) is a must. The little supermarket on site was surprisingly well stocked and is sufficient for your basic self-catering needs. Not cheap, but still more affordable than the small Spar supermarket which is also nearby. I stayed in a one-bed ocean view apartment which had a beautiful location: nice and quiet, trees all around, and of course a great ocean view. The decor was very dated and in desperate need of an update. No fewer than 3 light fixtures were broken, and the dated (once a creamy white) sofa was just too filthy to sit on. Even though the cleaners probably did their best, at some point you just can't get things clean anymore and they need to be replaced. Having said that, the inside of the apartment was very complete, with a well equipped kitchen, and even a dishwasher and a laundry machine. Linnen was clean and of good quality, and the beds (short though they were) slept perfectly well. In terms of location, Rocha Brava is just a little too far removed from the village of Carvoeiro to go there on foot, unless you don't mind a 45 minutes walk (with some steep hills) in the heat. There is a free shuttle bus from the resort, which is nice, but it only runs 3 times a day so you need to adjust your visit to that schedule. The beach is within better walking distance (< 10 min.) and beautiful. Overall, I very much enjoyed my stay and may visit Rocha Brava again in the future.

Excellent

Jun 2022 | 182philg

Absolutely fabulous resort in a fabulous location. The accommodation is second to none. My wife and I are staying in an apartment which, when we first arrived, were amazed how lovely it is. It's extremely clean and beautifully furnished and well designed. TV's in both the living room and bedroom, with a good sized kitchen with all that you need. The beds are really comfortable and there's plenty of storage. There are 3 swimming pools (one indoors, which thankfully we've not needed to use). There's a small, cozy swimming pool right near our apartment but we like using the main larger pool when there's a bar which sells great food and drink. There's a well stocked supermarket in site which, to be honest, is quite good value. It's not Sainsbury's/Tesco's/Aldi prices but you wouldn't expect it to be. The staff there are extremely friendly and speak perfect English. There's also a really good coffee bar next to the supermarket which sells great tasting food and drink. The staff are really friendly and also speak perfect English. They also have entertainment on certain days who are also excellent. The reception has everything you expect along with a great choice of trips you can book. Very nice and friendly staff too who speak perfect English. There's also another restaurant on site of which we haven't tried but looks great. Rocha Brava is a quiet resort but near to it, there are another three restaurants. The main town of Carvoerio is a short bus or taxi ride away. The resort have a free bus 3 times a day. Carvoeiro is a much larger place of which we are going soon. Rocha Brava is a must place to go.

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