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Monte Santo Resort

Rua Joao Paulo II, Carvoeiro 8400-556 Portugal
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#2 of 19 hotels in Carvoeiro
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Monte Santo Resort in Carvoeiro, offers a range of modern and luxurious Suites, apartments and townhouses. Just 45 minutes from Faro airport, Monte Santo is situated on the hilltops over Carvoeiro, a historic fishing town.Whether you are looking for a relaxing Algarve holiday, a fun-filled family holiday, or a spa or golf weekend, Monte Santo will cater to your every need with 5 star luxury.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Family rooms
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Stephen W wrote a review 23 Oct
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We stayed here for two nights In September in a two bedroom townhouse. The accommodation was lovely. It had everything we need. A lovely open plan kitchen and lounge on the ground floor with doors out onto the terrace and the shared pool with the other houses in our section. Upstairs was 2 bedrooms and lovely bathrooms. The reason for 4 stars was all the hotel grounds needed a bit of maintenance ie painting the walls, pulling weeds out of paving and walkways and the grass looked like it hadn't been cut for weeks. For a five star property I would expect this all to be regular maintained and well looked after. One other thing was there was not a pool bar operating when we visited. This is not ideal when you had to walk through the restraunt to get a drink with wet clothes. Also we could not get pool towels until 11am which is very odd as people normally go to the pool straight from breakfast about 9-10am. All in all we enjoyed our stay but feel it could be so much better with little improvements.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Debbie H wrote a review Sep 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited on 19th August for a much needed family break. We booked a 2 bedroom villa via booking.com. We have visited before but sadly this resort has been badly neglected over the last few years. When you arrive they insist on payment before you have seen your accomodation. Now I know why. The villa was nicely furnished but had lots of maintenance issues and wasnt very clean.Doors on cuboards wouldnt shut. We had dirty glasses and crockery and basics like skirting boards hadnt been cleaned. Lots of woodwork is damaged. The outside table was dirty. Its been neglected sadly I can only attach 10 photos. See below. The staff are disinterested in complaints and some were.quite rude. We were told that they were only cleaning rooms every 3 days due to covid but once I had sent photos of some of the problems they suddenly came every day. They are very short staffed. It took me complaining to booking.com and day 5 of my Holiday before I spoke to the Manager who was quite condescending. She could do with reading 5 star service by Michael Heppell. We had no wifi for 5 days. On holiday with teenagers this was almost the end of the world. They offered to move us on day 5 of a 7 day holiday which was just to late. They did thankfully fix the wifi again on day 5. Sadly I discovered if u book with booking.com and pay the resort you get caught between the two and both pass the buck.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
LMlisbon wrote a review Sep 2021
Oeiras, Portugal3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at 'Monte Santo resort for a week in a,luxury townhouse with 2 rooms. It was lovely and very confortable. Exactly like the photos on the site. Huge and lovely living room, dinning room, kitchen , 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Lovely outdoors place for meals and a good private pool, apart from 7 pools in the property. Parking space at the doorstep is a plus. Beautifully decorated and kitchen fully equiped. I enjoyed the open spaces outside the house, especially during the Covid. Just a minor fault. The wifi was almost non working, whick in today's world and in a 5 stars resort, should not happen. Having said that, I will return nevertheless.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
PlanetEarthGradually wrote a review Aug 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed as a family of four for a week in August; the second part of a 15 day trip to the Algarve during the pandemic. We had been to the Monte Santo before, some 6 years previous - not much has changed in that timeframe and there are some patches of improvement needed throughout the resort, it must be said. However, our Townhouse (5 mins walk from the main hotel and pool area) was well equipped and extremely comfortable and clean. Great beds, excellent air-con, quiet, good regular housekeeping…very little to complain about! The small shared pool in the gardens was fantastic and we had it virtually to ourselves most days. The main pool is large and we had no problems getting sunbeds with some shade when we went. There’s a bit of TLC needed in the grounds around the pool, but again nothing that should create moans and groans. An ongoing 15 month global pandemic meant that we were just happy for hotels like this to still be in existence, so a degree of empathy and patience is sensible for the finer points. Food in the restaurant (we only had lunches there) was good and the service levels absolutely fine. Pleasant and friendly staff in both the restaurant and the small bar area. Prices are reasonable in my opinion and not OTT. I personally really like all of the staff, who are professional and friendly as a team. All in all, we had a great second week here. It’s a quiet hotel just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Carveiro out of the back gate. Don’t visit the Monte Santo expecting lots of in-house entertainment or hectic fun. It’s a place to chill out and have a great base for your holiday. We will be back again in the future I’m sure.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Restaurants to visit locally: Boneca Bar, Donna Maria, Mar d’Fora, The Square by Raquel Marques....
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Saleem J wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
This is not a 5 star hotel. The rooms are outdated, but roomy. The service is horrible… where should we start?! We walk in and we were not greeted, they refused to greet us until we showed them our negative covid tests. 😳. They treated like trash on the street. The restaurant…. dirty tables, our server spilled our sparkling wine, because she did not know how to pour sparkling wine, and never came back to clean up the spill. We asked another server for more napkins and she stared at us for about 15 seconds, so we repeated our request, and she ran away. I wish I could make this up. Our main server explained that she did not know English. “5 stars hotel” The food was meh. Nothing to call home about. Room service does not exist. They never picked up the phone. We counted, it rang 8 times, before we gave up. I called the front desk, they told me to call room service, I told them that “they are not answering”. “They are very busy right now” I had to walk down to get what we needed. NOT A SOUL IN THE RESTAURANT. We called the front desk, a second time, to call the room service for ice and wine bucket, we got a bag of ice.. 🙄 I asked about the wine bucket… “we don’t give wine buckets to rooms. 🤣. This resort is good at being bad. We are fair people, but I cannot in good conscious let you, the reader of this review, book this resort, without the hearing the truth about our experience. Looking at the reviews on Expedia and trip Advisor, I just do not understand why others are rating this hotel so high. It mystifies us!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
US$93 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monte Santo Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Monte Santo Resort?
Nearby attractions include Cocktail Garden (1.2 km), The Jailhouse Carvoeiro (1.2 km), and Manoel's Jazz Club (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monte Santo Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Monte Santo Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Monte Santo Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Monte Santo Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monte Santo Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fábrica Velha, Pashmina, and Vila Nova Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monte Santo Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Monte Santo Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Monte Santo Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Monte Santo Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Monte Santo Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Monte Santo Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.