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Mar A Vista, Portimao

Edificio Mar A Vista Rotunda Do Vau PORTIMAO Portimao 8500-820 - Map
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Mar A Vista Overview

The Mar á Vista Apartments is a tourist complex located a mere 500 metres from Praia do Vau e Praia da Rocha, one of the Algarve's most sought-after beaches. The hotel’s prime location makes it the ideal destination for a relaxing getaway. Guestrooms are comfortable and come equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a hotel of its class. The Mar á Vista Apartments are ideal for families and couples wanting a beach holiday in the sun.

Mar A Vista Overview

The Mar á Vista Apartments is a tourist complex located a mere 500 metres from Praia do Vau e Praia da Rocha, one of the Algarve's most sought-after beaches. The hotel’s prime location makes it the ideal destination for a relaxing getaway. Guestrooms are comfortable and come equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a hotel of its class. The Mar á Vista Apartments are ideal for families and couples wanting a beach holiday in the sun.

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Family friendly

100%

Quiet

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Great service


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bar/lounge
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Check-in time starts 4:00 PM
  • Check-out by noon
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden
  • Golf course on site
  • Internet access - wireless
  • On-site car rental
  • Pets accepted
  • Photocopy machines
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub only
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Cooking facilities
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Dishwasher
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Phone
  • Pool view
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite television service
  • Sea view
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Stovetop
  • Television

Customer Reviews

8/10 Great Based on 21 Customer Reviews

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10/10 Amazing

23 July 2014

very happy

very clean. friendly helpful staff at all times... good bar food.

The best thing about my stay was...

great space in appartment.. very clean, not noisy at night
8/10 Great

03 September 2013

Better than expected

This is not five star accommodation. However it was better than I expected. Staff where great, the apartment was clean and comfortable. Convenient location for the beach. My family really enjoyed staying here. Other reviews are what I based this booking on and they seemed quite accurate. I have already recommended this area to friends.

The best thing about my stay was...

The air con!
10/10 Amazing

21 July 2009

review

excellent, good location, just up from praia de rocha, rooms air conditioned & en suite. nice pool. best accomodation of that type i've been in

10/10 Amazing

12 August 2007

Great Accommodation at Mar A Vista

We've just returned from our two weeks in Portugal and had a wonderful holiday. This was greatly aided by the superb accommodation at Mar A Vista. Our party consisted of 2 adults & 3 children aging from 8 - 3 yrs. We booked this 10 months in advance as we liked the idea of a two bedroom apartment. We had read the reviews, but until you see it for yourself you cannot appreciate just how spacious they are. Two large double bedrooms, each with a bath/shower room on the upper floor. Downstairs is a large lounge/dining room, cloakroom and kitchen with full size appliances, including a dishwasher (no washing machine). All furniture etc was in very good condition. The boys enjoyed visiting the pool late afternoon after returning from the beach. The immediately surrounding area is quiet. We had a hire car so chose to drive to Praia Da Rocha, rather than walk to the local beach (10 mins away). Having said this you could walk to Praia Da Rocha. Access isn't especially easy with a wheelchair or pushchair, but we managed it. There is a local shop, but we used the bigger shops which are a 10 min walk away, we found Lidl a godsend! We would return and recommend.

10/10 Amazing

21 April 2007

Excellent holiday

Stayed here in July 06 my husband and four teenagers. We had an absolutely fantastic holiday. We were very pleasantly surprised with the size of the accommodaton and found the dishwasher a great bonus. The weather was very hot. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and polite. The apartment was cleaned daily although this was sometimes not done until later in the day which made it a bit awkward for getting ready to go out at night. The area was quiet but if you wanted to go to the busy part of praia da rocha it was within easy walking distance. The steps to the beach were steep and would be a problem to anyone with a disability or with small children using a pushchair. In conclusion the people were extremely friendly and don't forget to call at Cactos Bar nearby for a very friendly welcome. I would definitely return here.

10/10 Amazing

07 March 2007

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

Excellent accomadation, very spacious and clean, good facilities, location excellent would certainly go back to this accomadation. We visited The Algarve in February/March 2007 with our Daughter Son In Law and Grandchildren and was very pleased with our choice of accommodation.

10/10 Amazing

20 December 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

Very spacious room (apartment) with kitchen, new furniture,... and very cheap outside the season.

8/10 Great

16 September 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

The Mar A Vista Aparthotel is excellent value for money.&nbsp;&nbsp;The apartment we had was two double bedrooms over two floors, big kitchen, lounge and two balconys over looking the swimming pool.<br />It was a 10/15 minute walk to the nearest beach and 20/25 minute walk to the centre where the majority of restaurants are.&nbsp;&nbsp;Praia da Roche is very nice and has had alot of money spent on doing the front and the beach area.

10/10 Amazing

25 August 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

We are a family of myself, my wife and 3 kids ages 5, 12 and 15.<br /><br />An excellent 3 star hotel - rooms and pools much better than expected. We had a T2 apartment - 2 rooms upstairs each with ensuite and kithen and living room downstairs with large hallway.&nbsp;&nbsp;All rooms large and well above average sizes for any hotel or apartment I've stayed in.<br /><br />Value for money snack bar/ retaurant on site - excellent food with plenty of choice.<br /><br />Great beaches 10 minutes walk.&nbsp;&nbsp;Too far from Portimao to walk to the town but easy walking distance to outskirts of Praia da Rocha for restaurants/bars and shopping. Also recommend beach at Praia do Vau which can be walked to (20 mins) or we used to take hire car - less than 5 minutes.<br /><br />Thankfully hotel is used by families, mainly UK and Portuguese and not party goers (ie groups of young males/females) who thankfully seem to stay "on the strip" - best avoided for most families.<br /><br />Would definitely return to this hotel.

8/10 Great

23 August 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

Just got back from the MAR A VISTA 21/08/06 .The hotel is very clean,with modern rooms. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with 3 toilets ,2 showers and a bath,more than adequate for our needs.The staff there are very helpful.Depending on what you require from a holiday this area caters for most with discos and bars on the strip or quieter drinking in Prai Da Vou .10 to 15 min walks take you to most of these.Beaches are very well maintained with plenty of access steps along the coast.

4/10 Average

20 August 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

Accomadation was very clean and spacious. Pool and surround were basic, photo was some what mis-leading. Cafe/Bar staff were friendly but too little of them at busy times-menu was fine for lunch. Walk to beach was okay and beach was excellent.<br />Room cleaning was minimal.<br />Sky TV went down on fourth night and wasn't repaired for 8 days which was disappointing, particularly as staff didn't seemed&nbsp;&nbsp;bothered.

8/10 Great

18 August 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

We have just returned from the Mar a Vista. The apartments are situated in a quieter area of Praia da Rocha, but is within walking distance of the Restaurants and bars of the resort.<br />The apartments are very clean and spacious with very modern kitchens. We were located on the 6th floor so we had exellent views of the sea and surrounding countryside. The airconditioning was very welocoming throughout the apartment it made sleeping easier.<br />The staff were very helpful, the only dislike was the bedlinen and towels only got changed once in 10 days. And thats because I requested some replacements.<br />We will return again next year for few days as a stopover.

8/10 Great

19 July 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

We booked an apartment for two people away from the crowds of the Algarve. The apartment was huge, big enough for at least four people. The pool was fantastic, and the beach is only a five minute walk away. The main area of Praia de Rocha is only a short walk away as well. be aware that the pool area can get quite crowded, it attracts mostly families with young children and they are predominantly English. None of this put us off tho and we had a great time.

10/10 Amazing

05 January 2006

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

Fantastic, thats the only way I can describe Mar y Vista, I stayed there from 26th Dec 2005 until 2nd Jan 2006 and was most impressed, on arrival the reception staff were most helpful and informative about the complex and area, when we entered our one bedroom apartment my wife checked everything to ensure it was clean and she was more than happy with the whole place, it was spotless and with the maid service six days a week changing towels and sheets it was fantastic value for money,there is air conditioning and heating in the lounge and bedroom,plenty of on street parking outside, and&nbsp;&nbsp;it is easy to get to all areas around such as Portimao and Pria de Rocha but there are several very pretty bays within walking distance and at this time of the year were deserted, there is a small supermarket by the apartments selling anything you may need, and theres many very reasonably priced bars and restaurants around. I took a long time looking for what I considered to be the right place to stay wondering if it was a good as it read but I can assure you this place really is !! We will definately return again and I would confirm my review as I started, Fantastic...

8/10 Great

05 December 2005

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

The Mar a Vista complex is in a good location between Portimao town centre and the centre of Praia da Rocha itself and is easily found if using a hire car. It was about a 15 minute walk to Praia da Rocha where the majority of restaurants and bars are located, down a gently sloping hill which would not be of any great difficulty to anyone. The nearest beach is at the bottom of the hill and is well worth a visit - well sheltered and sandy, it is reached by going down steep steps, so people with mobility problems might have difficulty here. Access to the main Praia da Rocha beach (at the far end by the old fort/marina) or the beach at nearby Alvor might be easier for those of restricted mobility or if you have a baby buggy or something similar to carry. There is a promenade from the bottom of the hill along the clifftop to Praia da Rocha and it is recommended for the scenery as well as the fact that it keeps you away from the traffic going along the dual carriageway. I ate in several of the restaurants along the main street (Avenida Tomás Cabreira) and didn't have a bad meal anywhere. Most do deals of the day which were great value at about €5 for 3 courses. Be adventurous and eat some of the local delicacies - the sardines in Portimao are said to be the best in Portugal. If you don't like fish, all other tastes are catered for.<br />The apartments themselves were very well appointed. The main room was huge with a dining area, satellite tv and air conditioning and the bedroom was also very big, if functional in its layout. The kitchen was well equipped with microwave,toaster, dishwasher and large fridge. My only minor gripe was the lack of a kettle. The bathroom, like the rest of the apartment, was spotless and maid service was 6 days a week. Outside the balcony was the length of the two rooms, easily enough space for a few people to sit in the afternoon sun and ovelooked the swimming pools at the back. There seemed to be plenty of sunbeds available and plenty of space on the grass to spread out around the pool. Overall, I couldn't fault the accommodation and would recommend it to anyone.

8/10 Great

15 October 2005

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

The two bedded apt were very spacious and clean loads of space for a family of six. Staff very friendly and helpful. well worth a visit. Pool area very safe for kids. Will be back again very soon.

10/10 Amazing

27 August 2005

Summer Hoilday at MAR A VISTA

On arrival we were impressed by quality, cleanliness and standard of accomodation. <br />Two level accomodation gave plenty of space and privacy for our family. Two ensuite bedrooms - incorporating bath and two showers certainly made life bearable with our three teenage girls!!.<br />Kitchen layout of home standard apart from shortage of equipment - but adequate for summer holiday type cooking. <br />We had three balconies - ideal for the Algarve sun. <br />Pool facilities very good - no problems with availability of beds. The adjacent learner pool for toddlers and games room for teenagers makes for a family atmosphere in the gardens. <br />The general mix of visitors - including plenty of Portugese, gave the accommodation a family tone. However if you want bars , shops and nightlife it's only a short walk into town. <br />The location of Mar a Vista is ideal. Although we had a car we did the short walk of approx 10mins to quieter end of Praia da Rocha beach and 15 mins to bars and restaurants several times during the holiday. Small shop nearby handy for milk, bread and other immediate needs.<br />Didn't feel like&nbsp;&nbsp;the usual minimalist holiday accomodation - more like timeshare standard. Sort of place you might be interested in buying - if you had the cash!<br />Will definitely come back!

10/10 Amazing

26 August 2005

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

We were a little apprehensive initially regarding the accommodation only being rated as 3 star.<br />The accommodation is extremely easy to find being on the main road directly from Faro airport.<br />On our late arrival we found the reception staff to be very helpful and curtious. This theme continued through-out our stay.<br />The accommodation was a great surprise, on the ground floor was spacious kitchen that was well equiped, including a cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher. All appliances were to a good standard.<br />There was a large living room that included an an eating area which led to a balcony overlooking the pool and sea views.<br />Upstaires there were two large bedrooms with ample wardrobe facilities one of which had a balcony.<br />The living accommodation, pool and grounds were very clean and well maintained. All rooms have air conditioning.<br />Through-out our stay the noise levels were kept to a minimum mainly due to the location of the Mar A Vista, although it only being a short walk to amenities and approx 10 mins walk to Praia da Rocha. <br />Excellent value for money.

10/10 Amazing

14 August 2005

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

Excellent accomodation. 2 large en-suite&nbsp;&nbsp;bedrooms upstairs and large living room, kitchen and toilet. Spotlessly clean and very spacious. Remote controlled air conditioning.<br />Friendly, helpful staff, in fact felt like the bar manager became a personal friend to us and our children.<br />Spacious pool area with plenty of available sun beds and area for children to play football.<br />Reasonably priced restaurant/bar open all day.<br />We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this accomodation to anyone.

10/10 Amazing

10 July 2005

Review of 'MAR A VISTA'

We booked at the Mar a Vista last minute and at a very good rate, so we were not expecting top class accommodation.&nbsp;&nbsp;What a pleasant surprise!&nbsp;&nbsp;We had booked a one bedroomed apartment, we were allocated a two bedroomed apartment that we could not fault.&nbsp;&nbsp;On the first floor it had an emaculate kitchen, downstairs WC, and a large living area with cable TV and telephone.&nbsp;&nbsp;Upstairs were two large en suite bedrooms.&nbsp;&nbsp;The hotel itself was very clean, maid service 5 times a week, all the staff in reception and bar area were english speaking and very helpful.&nbsp;&nbsp;I would recommend this hotel to anyone with children as it is not directly on the main resort, but is within walking distance (the best of both worlds - a short walk to the activities without all the noise of the lager louts).&nbsp;&nbsp;Marvellous holiday, marvellous Mar a Vista.

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