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Santa Catarina Algarve, Portimao

3 stars
Avenida Tomas CabreiraPraia da Rocha, Portimao8500-802Portugal
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Good3.9 / 5
Room needs to be redecorated
Great location
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Santa Catarina Algarve, Portimao

from $28
  • Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Family Room
  • Single Room
  • Double or Twin Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 69 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Recent reviews

Good 3.9 /5 from 67 reviews

Santa Catarina Algarve, Portimao
Excellent4.0 / 5
great stay for best value
Arrived for 2 days .graet location..close to the praia da rocha .very nice beach and local restaraunts. The hotel staff was very nice. The room was very clean and the breakfast was fantastic. Great value for the money
2 night romance trip
Santa Catarina Algarve, Portimao
Excellent4.0 / 5
Central location within walking distance of most interesting sites.
1 night romance trip
Santa Catarina Algarve, Portimao
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Excellent trip to Algarve thanks to Santa Catarina
I highly recommend Santa Catarina! 1. Free breakfast, and good variety! 2. Amazing views. I'm a budget traveler so normally the view is not important to me. I stayed 1 night in a city view room and switched the next day to an ocean view room and it was well worth the small upcharge. The decks are bigger, the rooms are bigger, the bathrooms and showers are bigger, and the view is one of a kind. Spring for the extra few euros and get an ocean view room! 3. Location! Right across from the beach and only steps from the main street with bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants, pizzerias, ice cream, & entertainment. All open even in March with no crowds! 4. Free wifi in the living room. It doesn't reach the rooms usually, but I got wifi on my deck. The showers were great with excellent water pressure. The tv didn't have many channels but did have English channels with movies. There are connections for wired internet access for computers in the rooms and in the living room and there is a computer in the living room you can pay to use. The staff is really helpful and greeted us every time they saw us and spoke excellent English. There is always someone at the front desk. I can't praise them enough! 5. Very clean and comfortable. I had an excellent stay and attribute a lot of that to the great hotel!
3 night romance trip
Santa Catarina Algarve, Portimao
Excellent4.0 / 5
Great Service in the perfect location
After a less than acceptable experience in Albuferia, arriving in Portamao and being greeted by the professional courteous staff at the Santa Catarina was the perfect way to get my vacation back on track. The hotel is in a great location for the beach, eating and nightlife. I am not a fan of rooms on the first floor, but our first floor room was bright, had a balcony, and was quiet at night. the bathroom is luxurious, but the shower had amazing pressure and was ideal for getting the beach sand off of you. Our small balcony afforded us an ocean view, which was perfect for a glass of wine in the evening. The parking lot, if you have a rental car, is tight and there are not always available spots, but no worries there is street parking in the neighborhood and a municipal lot four blocks away. I must close by once again stating that the staff here is so accommodating and sincere. I'd book again...
Other trip
Santa Catarina Algarve, Portimao
Excellent4.0 / 5
Fantastic Value Hotel
We had a lovely time in the area of Praia Rocha. The hotel was very good and at the price, exceedingly good especially since it also included breakfast. The evening meal on offer was fine but not special, but we did have it each day at 11 euros... appetizers, soup, main (small buffet choice) and dessert (small choice). Serving started at 7 p.m. which was a little later than we normally eat. The location is excellent, just at the end of the shopping road but easily accessible to the beach. TV in our room gave us endless world news but nothing else in english. Housekeeping was daily. Shower had constant hot water. We had no kettle or hospitality tray in our room but reception kindly gave us a pot of hot water each day, with cups and saucers. We had a front room, 3 floors up (with lift). It had a small balcony with a table and one chair! but overlooked the sea. There was a second bedroom with ours with a put-you-up bed and a sofa. We didn't ask for it or use it. The walks along the beach and up on the 'cliff' are really lovely, it is a beautiful area. The weather in early-mid October was brilliant, 30 degrees and sunny every day. Supermarket prices in Algarve were high, glad we took coffee etc with us. Meals out ranged from 8-25 euros per main dish but wine etc was cheaper than UK. I highly recommend this hotel if costs need to be kept down.
4 night romance trip

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