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Reviews of Hotel Roca Mar 4 stars

Caminho Cais Da Oliveira, 9125-028 Caniço, Portugal

#28 of 62 hotels in Caniço

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Review score

Based on 79 hotel reviews

8.2

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.1

  • Comfort

    7.9

  • Location

    9.2

  • Facilities

    7.7

  • Staff

    8.3

  • Value for money

    7.9

  • Free WiFi

    7.7

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  • Reviewed: 10 May 2018

    9.2
    Love it!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The property has really good location that means from the airport is just 10 min drive and that is €20. The facilities were excellents, the view is fantastic, the staff amazing. I am planning to go back again in two years time because I went myself but in two years I hope that I will have someone with me 😉; I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to go spend somedays in Funchal Madeira. Don’t forget “ALL INCLUSIVE” breakfast is buffet which give you a choice to those who may be familiar with the food of the abroad country.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2018

    10
    The amazing view from our room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Some ants in the room

    The amazing view from our room. The small private areas around the property were one could be alone and enjoy the ocean. The area which had all you needed in grocery shops, restaurants, bus to funchal, and pick up points for excursions

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2017

    9.6
    Excellent hotel in a quiet area
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Double beds are actually two single beds pushed together. WiFi only in or near public areas.

    The view over the sea was brilliant. Sunbeds are laid out over many small terraces down to the sea which is unusual. Being able to use the facilities of the two neighbouring hotels was great. All staff very friendly and helpful. Many nice, small restaurants nearby. Scuba diving centre in the hotel grounds.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2017

    8.3
    Overall a good experience :)
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 8 nights

    There is a charge to use the safe in the room :( Poor bathroom supplies :( No dressing gown/slippers :(

    Breakfast provided an excellent choice

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2017

    7.9
    holiday in Rocamar
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights

    For older people there are a lot of stairs to take to go to the pools or rooms (depending where you are situated)

    - The great location direct to the see - Perfect and compleet lunchbuffet - Nice rooms with compleet small kitchen

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2016

    5.4
    There was a great seaview and great to have breakfast on the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Felt closed in because of the restraint balcony. Messy access to the outdoors facilities, had to walk much around to find and also to find the swimming pool next door.

    There was a great seaview and great to have breakfast on the terrasse when the weather was for it. Very nice location for the Hamilton restaurant

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2016

    7.1
    It's good value for money if you just need a place to stay without any special needs.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 10 nights

    Hairdryer - it looks and sounds like a vacuum cleaner, so if you need any special care about your hairs - you better take everything you need with you. Breakfast - there will be no (or almost no) difference in a menu during all time you spend there. If you a vegetarian your typical breakfast is a sandwich with cheese + some fruits. If you don't eat meat - the same. There will be no fish or any seafood. Once fruit salad was sour. But bananas, melons and watermelons are just perfect! The sound isolation is poor, because it's quite old building, so expect to hear all trolleys from the corridor, hairdryer-vacuum cleaner of your neighbor and so on.

    I liked a view, it's just incredible to see an ocean right from your balcony! There was an air conditioning system in our room, so even if it's hot outside, it's quite comfortable inside. There is a bus stop in like 5 minutes of walking, so you can go to Funchal and back anytime you want, if you don't want to book a shuttle bus provided from the hotel. The area nearby is quite.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2018

    9.2
    Enjoyable
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Noise from building going on around.

    So close to the sea. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 December 2017

    8.8
    To recommend
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Land View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Many steps

    Beautiful views, Nice room, a lot of facilities out and indoor swimming pools, restaurant, bar with happy hour service, terrasses

    Stayed in December 2017

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2016

    10
    To my surprise, main language in the hotel was German, not...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    To my surprise, main language in the hotel was German, not Portuguese. All signs and tourist information were published in German. Tv channels were dubbed in German. Staff however, were friendly and fluent in many languages.

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    10
    Very helpful and friendly staff throughout.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very helpful and friendly staff throughout. English speakers as a norm. Food excellent with great choice of facilities in the Roca Mar and its two adjacent sister hotels - all available to Roca Mar guests. Location is very good, with alternative eateries within comfortable walking distance - all good quality. Excellent public transort and Hotel Courtesy Bus service. Parking good for those in need of it.

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2015

    7.9
    The place of hotel is just great!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    - Very expensive menu in restaurant - and you will not get the as tasty dish as it costs. It's not comfortable to get to the town by shuttle. - Very old furniture and absolutely terrible mattresses and pillows. The pillow is like full of sand instead of feathers. Our necks were in pain every morning ( Also we reserved the room with one bed and got the room with 2 beds. Of course it's not the end of the world but you know it's hard to feel absolutely happy when your husband sleeps on another bed in you anniversary. - No Wi-Fi in room - Late check in Anyway that was just a few disadvantages which could not spoil the stay at such a wonderful place as Canico.

    The place of hotel is just great! If you would like to swim - no problem, very comfortable steps right in ocean. Good meals for breakfast Nice diving spot Beautiful ocean view Friendly staff - helped with all problems. Almost :)

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2015

    9.2
    sea view++
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    free wifi works only in the lobby. it should work in the rooms. a bit noisy, soundproofing should be improved. air conditionning works only when the room card is in its device

    sea view++ wide room with a small kitchen and a real fridge singer several evening a week in the sea view restaurant. hot break fast change every day Free car park free access to the indoor swiming pool and fitness center, and car park of the royal orchid hotel, and cais de Oliveira (same group). + out door swiming pool with ocean water. plenty of sunbed on the blue terrasse, and direct access to the ocean by stair and scale. close to Funchal by the highway

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2015

    7.9
    with the special offer that we got (50% discount) when we...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the fridge in the room was working, but the mini bar was empty. The staff was not the most friendly.

    with the special offer that we got (50% discount) when we booked Roca Mar, the price quality ratio was excellent. Otherwise there are better options at Canico.

  • Reviewed: 1 July 2015

    7.1
    The terrace where o.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hotel is large and crowded and if you don't not like people running to the beds alongside the pool to put towels for their whole family, do not go there. The dinner and drink prices are far too high. If you go out a few miles to the west, food and drinks are much better, cheaper and with a cosy atmosphere

    The terrace where o.a. breakfast is served has a terrific view over the Atlantic

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2015

    10
    Everything was great, but some details:
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    -

    Everything was great, but some details: - very-very clean and quite room - it is not a right place for young party-faces, but the best place when you would like to have a calm holiday with island-tour or diving - Bed was very comfortable - good location - 15 minutes from Funchal by car (but you can use the Hotel's shuttle or public transport - stop near to hotel) - it is a hotel, not apartman, but there was a small kitchen in the room with full equipment (fridge, dishes, cooker, cutlery - all were new) and the small Spar is just close to the hotel (but the bar/restaurant in hotel recommended, because the kitchen is so delicious) - the view from the hotel just amazing! - there is no wifi in the room (which is great:), but in the bar/restaurant it is free

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2015

    7.9
    The cliffs and the sound of the sea!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Our hotel room could use a refreshing refurbishment in color, new lampshades , reading lights over the bed and a kettle in the room had been delightful ! Little water pressure in the shower!

    The cliffs and the sound of the sea! The balcony for breakfast and so on! Lucky with the room , quietly !

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2015

    7.5
    Coastal views
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bit far out of town

    Coastal views

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    8.3
    Really helpful staff, great balcony, nice and peaceful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Single beds

    Really helpful staff, great balcony, nice and peaceful

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2015

    9.6
    Beatiful view restaurants
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Beatiful view restaurants

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2015

    9.6
    Friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    I had asked for gluten free but this was not really understood

    Friendly staff

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