Bela Vista Hotel and Spa

Ornate, historic and sumptuous, the Bela Vista Hotel and Spa is the Algarve’s most refined boutique bolthole, enthroned on the beach at Praia da Rocha.

Bela Vista is an elegant hotel and spa housed in a stunning building dating back to 1918, with century-old elements that evoke a classic charm. It stands right above the sands of Praia da Rocha, in the Algarve’s Portimao neighbourhood, boasting direct beach access as well as a glorious outdoor pool, L’Occitane Spa and characterful interiors that reflect its hundred-year heritage.

About Bela Vista Hotel and Spa

Entering the Bela Vista Hotel and Spa is like stepping into a bygone era, where stained glass windows, azulejo tiles, intricate wood carvings and even a romantic turret recall a Portugal of yesteryear. These original features certainly bestow a sense of old-world luxury, while modern additions invite guests to surrender to the serenity expected of any discerning 21st century traveller, particularly in the L’Occitane Spa. Here, you can choose from a wide range of therapies and treatments inspired by nature, go for a dip in the plunge pool or take time out in the sauna and steam room too. On top of this, Bela Vista is home to a tranquil outdoor pool framed by palm trees that also looks out to the Atlantic Ocean, while the beach is then right on your doorstep for those who prefer to frolic on the all-natural sand. Completing this lavish picture is a Michelin-star restaurant, where chef João Oliveira and his team whip up exquisite delicacies that will impress just as much as the coastal vistas – it’s no coincidence that the hotel’s name actually translates as, ‘Beautiful View’.
Services and Facilities

  • Direct beach access
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace
  • Gardens
  • Spa with plunge pool, sauna and hammam
  • Laundry service
  • Gym
  • Wifi


  • Vista Restaurant

  • The hotel’s signature restaurant is a culinary haven headed up by Michelin-star chef, João Oliveira
  • Savour taste bud-tingling dishes drawing on Portuguese produce, best experienced with the tasting menu
  • Breakfast and lunch is also a delightful affair, with views across the cliffs of Praia da Rocha

  • About Bela Vista Hotel and Spa

    Room Types

    Bela Vista’s mix of rooms and suites are individually styled, with a whimsical palette of candy stripes in mint, pale blue and yellow, as well as intricate azulejo tiles in certain abodes. The guestrooms with ocean views are divine; it’s worth upgrading to a room with a balcony so you can contemplate the serene scene outside while in the comfort of your sumptuous boudoir.


  • King, double or twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower and/or bathtub
  • Bathrobe
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Balcony (certain room categories only)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • L’Occitane toiletries
  • iPhone dock (on request)
  • Living room (certain room categories only)
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