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Tivoli Marina Hotel

3 of 10 hotels in Portimao

4 out of 5 from 7 reviews
4 stars
Marina de Portimao, 8500 Praia Da Rocha, Portugal

7 Reviews

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Gillian Healy
Wonderful stay at Tivoli Marina, Portimao
4 years 2 months ago
We had such an enjoyable holiday at the Tivoli Marina in Portimao (4th time here in 2 years!) Staff so friendly and helpful. The rooms are airy and bright and ours overlooked the marina. Great food and ambience in the dining room which overlooks the beautiful village of Ferragudo - well worth a visit. The hotel is just a stone's throw from the beach so we could pop back for anything we needed. Portimao is a 15 minute walk away or go by bus which runs regularly. There is a very interesting museum here which only costs 3 euro to enter. The Aqua Shopping Centre in Portimao with its high class shops and good priced restaurants and cafes is not to be missed. All in all a great stay. Highly recommended.
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Sue
8 years 11 months ago
This hotel is now the Tivoli Marina Portimao but is still as wonderful as described in other reports. This is seriously grown up accommodation. The rooms are more apartments than hotel rooms with cooking facilities and fridge, plenty of storage space for two of us. Excellent shower/bath with clean fluffy white towels every day when the room was cleaned. All rooms had balcony or sun terrace and individually controllable air conditioning. We stayed bed and breakfast. No queues for food/tables as breakfast was served till 11.00 am in the restaurant and outdoor verandah beside/overlooking the estuary and marina. The food was good with excellent choice all the time. Plenty of waiters/waitresses simply quietly going about their work. Only a couple of children when we were there, its not really the place for children, no water slides, excitement etc just adults of all ages sitting around the pool, where there are plenty of sun loungers, reading books etc between going for a sedate swim then returning to lie in the sun on very nice towels provided by the hotel. The Tivoli is on the Marina half way between Portimao and Praia de Rocha with very regular bus service to both. There is an excellent restaurant at the Tivoli itself (the Pearl Restaurant) but there are several restaurants just a short walk away a couple of which are exceptionally good - if you want to go further or have more choice in an evening either of the above towns are very accessible to cater for all tastes. We hired a car for a few days and this is located quite centrally in the Algarve, ideal for touring. If you want constant entertainment/games etc it will not be for you but this was a really wonderful holiday, very relaxing and excellent accommodation. We loved it and can't wait to return
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Travel operator: Thompson

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Menzies
11 years 4 months ago
As previous reports state, this hotel is in a lovely location. We liked our room, which had comfortable twin beds, a lovely bathroom, and a small kitchen area, which we did not expect, but it was nice to have free use of the fridge, which doubled as a mini-bar, and a kettle was provided along with tea and coffee. There was a TV, air conditioning, and good lighting. Use of the safe was free - most unusual!- and reception happily lent me an adaptor when mine failed. Best of all was the view. Our terrace looked onto the marina and that was priceless! All the outside areas were beautifully kept with attractive planting and covered walkways.

Housekeeping was excellent, sheets and towels changed daily. Pool towels were provided without a deposit, which was a nice touch! All staff were pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed all the meals which were well-cooked using top quality produce. We would have liked dishes to be better labelled as they just had 'fish' or 'grilled meat' and we like to know exactly what we're eating, but staff were always at hand to give information.

What this hotel lacks is a bar area. There really wasn't anywhere to spend time after dinner, and it really was too cold in the evenings to wander far. We also found that walls were thin and we could hear conversations and TV quite clearly, but these are minir points. On the whole we really enjoyed our stay and would be happy to go back.
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Miss Curran
13 years 2 months ago
Lovely hotel in a beautiful location. It is situated at the far end of Praia de Rocha in front of an old fortress with the marina right outside your window!

Access to Rocha itself is up a few flights of stairs. 97 steps in total, which take less than a couple of minutes to climb although they may be a bit much for people with walking difficulties, but once you reach the top you are on the main strip with lots of shops, bars and restaurants.

Apartments were spacious and kept spotlessly clean. Air conditioning was a bonus as it was so hot there! Food at breakfast time was great, but can't comment on the restaurant at other mealtimes as we didn't eat there at those times during our stay. We did, however, eat at the "Dockside" restaurant which is in the hotel complex. Went there as it had been recommended, it was ok but nothing special.

Hotel staff were helpful, but the reception ran out of cash for travellers cheques a couple of times during the week which was a wee bit inconvenient, but they could be cashed easily in Rocha itself.

There was no entertainment provided in the hotel itself which left some of the older travellers disappointed, but the hotel complex had a handful of bars with discos, karaoke, live music etc, but they were really expensive so we preferred to go into town at night. Mini bar was very tempting, but as with all hotels it was overpriced. If you do go here there is a great wee shop at the foot of the fortress steps, next to the beach where you can stock up on reasonably priced refreshments!

Pool was great. Not deep enough for diving and once out of the shallow end it never got any deeper than my shoulders which I thought was great for kids as it is harder for them to go out of depth. Plus the pool heats up quicker in the morning when it is not so deep! A small paddling area for children is provided, along with plenty of sun loungers and parasols.

My partner and I had a fabulous time here. Our favourite times were spent sitting on our terrace at night, sipping some ice cold superbock whilst watching all the fishing boats sail by off for a nights work.
Highly recommended.
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Elaine Graham
13 years 3 months ago
We visit this hotel at least twice a year if only for the location it is fantastic. The marina outside your window you just sit there and dream of going on all the boats.

The breakfast is very good loads of choice, we had a few evening meals there and they were good.

The staff are very attentive and friendly.

The restaurants along the front and great. The dockside (upstairs) the Italian all fine food.

We hired a car and ventured further a field. Great base for touring or a totally chilling out.

Going back again in 3 weeks...can't wait
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Sean Whetstone
13 years 11 months ago
Marina De Portimao has recently been re-named Tivoli Arade hotel. The rooms are large and very clean with air conditioning & sat TV including CNN, BBC World, EuroSport and Sky News. The hotel is spread across a large area around the whole marina but the hotel provide a golf buggy service to transport guests from the far away rooms (which we were in) to the breakfast room, reception or shop complex.

If you have children with pushchairs or a wheel chair I suggest asking for rooms on the ground floor as there are no lifts to the 1st floor (Hotel is only two stories high). It was a bit of a pain carry the pushchair up and down the steps all the time but didn
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John McLachlan
13 years 11 months ago
The hotel was very good, brand new, perfectly located and, unlike other reviews, it actually has 1 lift and lights on the 1st floor terraces

The hotel fits perfectly in the environment and the natural scenarios, which are absolutely gorgeous

We had a great relaxing time
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