Stayed here on holiday as a family of 4 ona b and b basis, 2 kids of 6 and 7. We got a ground floor suite, which was huge, clean and saved waiting for lifts to the higher floors from breakfast. although ground floor they were still the fisrt floor looking out onto the road, which was quietish in the night. The a/c was a bit noisy but the rooms were cool enough to leave it off when we were there.
The staff were helpful and friendly, and gave us an additional childs bed when asked within 2 minutes when we arrived late at night. The breakfast is a buffet in the basement floor and can get busy, but the waiting staff were very efficient at keeping the tables clean. The food was fresh and plentifull, with continental and some fried eggs, beans and sausages. Top tip is to get a table outside on the patio, bit quieter and cooler. The pools were quiet as the beaches are so superb, with plenty of loungers available at any time, although some had seen better days. I loved the way you could not leave a towel on to reserve the loungers, any offending towels left over lunch for example were cleared away, it got top marks for this.
Slightly annoying that you had to pay 8 or 9 euros for the week for a key for the safe in the room.
All the reception staff werer helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The entertainment staff were excellent, freindly and spoke many languages, they ran games by the pool and games room which were all done very well, my son loved playing a couple of them each day.
the entertainment in the night varies, but is well run and really suitable for the younger kids, we went a few times and enjoyed it. The parrot show is worth a look for the tricks.
We didn't go in the inside pool or gym.
The prices in the bar are competitive, much cheaper than a hotel or a coffee shop over here.
In Monte Gordo there is plenty of choice of restaurants and you can get a touristic menu for about 10 Euros; soup, manin course, sweet, coffee and a beer or wine. We liked Ed and Willems and El Sol. The beach is beautiful with lots of space in between the rent a sub bed concession areas to put your own towels and umbrella.
The sea is warmish once you get used to it, with a gentle shelving sandy beach, it did get some waves but they were great fun to jump into for the kids. Ice creams and snacks are available in the many cafes on the beach for reasonable prices, cheaper than the UK mostly.
We took a taxi from Faro to the hotel which took about about 35 mins.
The river Ferry across to spain is worth doing, cheaper than a bus over here, the spanish village is very pretty, and has a free zoo in a park across the tributary to the right of the ferry, with tigers, lions, monkeys, bears, zebras, the kids loved it.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Yellow Monte Gordo Beach
- Yellow Praia Monte Gordo Portugal - Algarve