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Breakfast on the terrace
The best table in Carvoeiro
Terrace
Twin Room
Walkway to the village
Kitchen
Entrance to resort
Fireside
Boardwalk Along the cliffs at Carvoeiro
Tennis courts
Sunset on the terrace!!
Kitchen
Walkway to apartment
Dining area
Double bedroom
Boat trips to caves
Relaxing time
Sittingroom
Hallway
Our Pool
Cocktail time on the terrace
Village square and beach
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Carvoeiro, Faro District, Algarve

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Michael M
1 review
“Excellent Apartment”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a great week at Monte Dourado. The apartment is fantastic with great access to the main Pool. would love to go back. well recommended

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Noel O
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“The best apartment in Portugal or Spain that we've stayed in!”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We've rented apartments in Lagos, Albufeira, Mallorca and Ibiza over the past number of years and the quality of this apartment surpassed them all. We wouldn't call it a holiday apartment, we'd call it a holiday home with the emphasis on "home"! You can see that the owner has looked after this very well and has put a lot of careful thought into the decoration and furnishings. This is a spacious 2 bedroom apartment with a large ensuite, a fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful view of the sea from the balcony.
The apartment complex has 2 tennis courts and 5 swimming pools with kiddies pools also. The largest of the pools is just outside your front door. My daughters (aged 6 and 8) loved the pool, but also liked the idea of trying out some of the other pools too.
This apartment complex is set on a hill, so this might not suit people with mobility problems, but everyone else should jump at the chance of booking this beautiful holiday home.
Carvoeiro, itself, is a really nice family friendly town with a beautiful square beside a beautiful beach. A bouncy castle is set up at 8pm every evening in the summer on the beach which allows you to have a quiet drink while watching the kids wearing themselves on the bouncy castle.
We will go back to Carvoeiro again and, hopefully, this apartment will be available when we do.

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Liked best: The high standard of the apartment.
Liked least: The hill, but it does mean that you get a great view from your apartment balcony.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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AnnaandMa...
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent apartment with a view in lovely location”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a lovely 10 days in Dolores apartment which was perfect for our family (four of us, our boys are aged 7 and 16). The view from the patio of the apartment was exactly as I had hoped, and we didn't tire of looking out to the sea and cove below. Our weather was mixed but this did not hinder our holiday (April can be changeable, and we had a couple of wet days, a thunder storm but then plenty of dry sunny hot weather too).
The apartment is very near to the pool on the site that is heated so we made good use of that.
The best things about staying here were
1. the view
2. the daily maid service keeping everything clean during your stay,
3. easy access to the pool,
4.plenty of room (I wondered if it was going to be a bit small, but it really wasn't, the rooms are all large and the two bathrooms were great, kitchen well stocked),
5. towels and swimming towels provided
6. a steep but short walk down to Carvoeiro where there are lots and lots of options to eat and drink out, lovely service from the staff in all of the restaurants and bars.
7. The beach / cove is lovely and we walked along the coast where there are some stunning views.
8. We didn't need to hire a car, it was nice to stay around Carvoeiro but we did venture out on the bus to other places on some of the days. The bus services are not all that frequent or cheap but were okay and once or twice we took a taxi to get out and about.
9. Our boys were both delighted to find Sky Sports 1 amongst the television channels!
10. The Monte Dourado reception staff were helpful and helped to arrange our transfers for us. We made use of the tennis court.

The only thing that was slightly annoying was that although there was wifi in the apartment, it 'dropped out' a lot meaning that you had to keep logging back in, but this was a minor niggle.

Previous reviews have mentioned the fact that the walk up from the town is very steep - it is true but necessary in order to get that wonderful view!

Would fully recommend this place, we had a great time.

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Liked best: Lovely place
Liked least: wifi problem a minor irritation
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Smartforc...
County Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed April 4, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Highly recommend this little gem. Perfect sea views of Carvoeiro. lovely hand painted pictures on the walls and tasteful furniture. Comfy beds and a short stroll down the hill to eat/drink.We could have had better weather but that was out of dolores control. She was very helpful to us with advise etc.My love affair with carvoeiro continues.If you are thinking of booking you wont be disappointed.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Bingley, West Yorkshire
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10 reviews
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“Amazing apartment, amazing location”
Reviewed September 27, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Have just returned from 10 fantastic days in Carvoeiro and had to write a review as we had such a great time. We travelled with our 1 year old and Dolores organised a travel cot and highchair to be in the apartment for us for when we arrived. The apartment was clean, extremely homely and the view was just fabulous. Having breakfast and lunch out there every day was lovely. It's ideally located right by one of the biggest pools on the complex which was very handy too.

The town was a mere 5 minute potter down the hill (it is a steep hill but it didn't bother us even with the pushchair) and there are some fantastic places to eat. Our favourites were Onze and El Barco. We didn't have a bad meal at any of the places we ate and there is so much choice you won't struggle to find somewhere that suits your needs. Our son is dairy and soya intolerant and the restaurants were all very accommodating in making sure no dairy was used in the cooking of his food.

We will definite back and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Jacqui M
Newry, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“lovely family apartments”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The apartments are great - very clean, great view and each apartment block has it's own pool. The pools are not very large but great for relaxing by. The staff were excellent and the apartments are very convenient to the center of Carvoireo. The only problem was the steep hill. This would cause problems for anyone with walking difficulties. However it is only a minor problem when you consider all the advantages of these apartments. We only stayed one night as we were moving on further down the coast but we would love to go back and spend more time there.

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Liked best: the pool outside the apartment door
Liked least: the hill and lack of sunbeds by the pool
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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GTT5
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Vacation”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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What a beautiful apartment which really is a home from home with magnificent views and facilities. All staff and services were excellent and very helpful. Carvoeiro really is a hidden gem and we will definitely be back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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