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Dunas Douradas Beach Club

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Sitio do Garrao, Vale do Garrao, Loule 902-8135 Portugal See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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cazza p
London, United Kingdom
15975
Reviewed 25 Oct 2018via mobile
Just had excellent few days at Dunas in Townhouse with kids. Restaurant is excellent great staff and excellent food. Breakfast lunch and dinner all great quality ingredients and very flavoury Villas a bit dated and mattresses not greatest quality for this standard of accommodation but superb outdoor space and good number of bathrooms and excellent TV and WiFi service. Location next to fantastic beach and good pools all make this great place for family holiday. Just warning some staff real jobsworth One pool attendants quite rude obviously knows regulars but unfriendly with newcomers doesn’t police indoor pool non- swimmers with arm bands unaccompanied alongside 10 year jumping in with massive inflatables nearly drowned a child and front of house and receptionists need training in customer service but generally excellent especially Saudade restaurant a massive bonus for this place compared to Martinhal which still hasn’t one decent restaurant
1 Thank cazza p
Response from Silvia B, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 27 Oct 2018
Dear Guest, We appreciate your time in sharing your experience with us, thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the staff member attitude from the pool area, and please be assured that we will investigate this matter in order to avoid this kind of situations in the future. Nevertheless, we are pleased to know that you spent an excellent stay with us and very proud to read your comments about our Restaurant. We hope to be welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards,
ITRAVEL4ALIVING
UK
2230
Reviewed 19 Oct 2018
First trip in nearly 3 years and probably the 15th trip since we first came here 10 years ago. Having had break from Portugal, I’d forgotten just how good the beach club is. The apartments are still in immaculate condition. The staff are always friendly. Some have been here since our first trip. I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some fantastic resorts around the world, and nothing beats Dunas.
Thank ITRAVEL4ALIVING
Response from Silvia B, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 24 Oct 2018
Dear Guest, We are really grateful for your wonderful comments about your stay with us. Our main goal is to make sure that our guests leave with fond memories and a comment like yours is very rewarding and inspires us to constantly strive for excellence. We hope to have the honour of welcoming you back, before long. Kind Regards,
Gerry C
Dublin, Ireland
14467
Reviewed 29 Sep 2018
This is a beautifully decorated bar restaurant. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table on the timber deck. The service was friendly and efficient. The prawns with pineapple for starters was rather tasteless as the quality of the prawns was the poor frozen quality whilst the scallops were much better. The fish for main course was excellent.
An annoying feature was that every time some one walk on the deck our table and chairs vibrated to a point that it was uncomfortable. our visit was on a warm balmy Monday night in September but save for two other tables, the restaurant was empty and there tells the tale as we were unable to get a table in Maria's that night which is 50 meters further into the cul de sac.
Regrettably, the food and the ambience needs a shake up as it is a wonderful location.
Thank Gerry C
Response from Silvia B, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 11 Oct 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at our Restaurant with us. You may always share your comment about your experience about our Restaurant in our Saudade Restaurante & Bar TripAdvisor page. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed our new decoration and the service provided by our team. It is with regret that we learnt that the prawns did not met your expectations, however we will take this opportunity to investigate this matter as our food is always fresh and we never serve frozen food. Nevertheless, we are very pleased that all other dishes met your expectations and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Kind Regards
mihaelap0p
Brussels, Belgium
22
Reviewed 16 Sep 2018
Third trip to Portugal the first one in Algarve. Big and beautiful apartment, very nice terrace with Jacuzzi and a partial view to the sea. We were at the very end of the large property, far from the reception desk, restaurant and pools, not so easy to go back and forth. The kitchen was ok, missing some basic things, the Deli shop market next to the reception desk is very expensive and the choice is extremely poor. Finding a real supermarket at several km from the hotel is a must, as well as a rented car. Praia do Garrao, the beach next to the hotel is a natural beach, we appreciated the sunsets on the almost empty beach, barefoot in the sand, however the beach in itself is not impressive. We really liked the terrace, we were explained that because we had a sunshade above the outside table, we cannot benefit from an umbrella for the Jacuzzi. Therefore we used the Jacuzzi only at some moments of the day. Nice holidays, the infrastructure is impressive, the property is big (maybe too big) and tastefully arranged, very well maintained, clean, however a little bit too expensive from our experience and staff’s attitude in general is very cold. Rent a car is you want to take profit of the apartment for cooking or visit the region.
Cold and impersonal welcome and contact at the reception desk. We didn’t try the restaurant, however we were not impress with the pools, the inside pool wasn’t worthy of a 5 stars hotel. Not only the system of having towels against a card was weird, but the guy who was in charge with the towels was unpleasant and several times was absent. Not sure about the service of cleaning. We had free toiletries only twice during our 10-days stay, however the cleaning lady threw away twice our little soap. Several times she put the already cleaned dishes in the dishing machine (?) and once she forgot to take out the garbage. Some “changed” towels reappeared only two days before our check out. Upon our arrival, one plug was sticking out from the wall, we had a real invasion of ants, and the ironing board was broken. It’s true that once we called the reception desk the problems were solved very quickly. However the day before the check out the ants were back…
1 Thank mihaelap0p
Response from Silvia B, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 17 Sep 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations, mainly regarding staff service and swimming pool, as we always strive to provide to our guests the best service. We have taken your comments on board and will endeavour to improve upon this, we greatly appreciate your feedback. Nevertheless, we were pleased to know that you enjoyed our spacious and comfortable apartments and hope to be welcoming you back in the near future for a greater experience. Kind Regards,
tamgo
Worcester
5864
Reviewed 07 Sep 2018
We loved this resort and fully intend to return another time. The location is excellent, just a 20min taxi ride from the airport, within easy reach of the amazing golf courses and right next to the sandy beach and beach restaurant/ bar. It is also possible to walk along the beach to many restaurants (turn left along the boardwalk for 5 mins or turn right about 10 mins) but taxis are also plentiful if you prefer the less sandy option. The restaurant on site is also great!
We had a one bedroom apartment with partial sea view. It had a lovely balcony with table, chairs, 2 full sun beds and a bbq (we stayed in one evening and cooked steak from a local supermarket - lovely). It had two bathrooms - one each which is a luxury I could get used to! - all you need in the kitchen and with full maid service very day , something you don’t always get with an apartment. My only criticism would be quite old furnishings in the living room, perhaps ready for an upgrade.
We were there just as the school holidays were coming to an end so the pool area was quiet and sun beds plentiful, towels supplied.
I can’t wait to visit again , hopefully to try a larger apartment with a roof terrace
Thank tamgo
Response from Silvia B, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 13 Sep 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your review with TripAdvisor community. We are very glad that you enjoyed our spacious and comfortable apartments as well as the privileged position in the Algarve's golden triangle, right on the beach front overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it allows us to improve our services, and we are very thankful for your. We are honoured that you have been our guests, and we are looking forward to have another chance to welcome you, in the near future. Kind Regards,
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Description
Beautifully located on the Golden Algarve Coastline between the luxurious resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, Dunas Douradas enjoys an enviable position in every sense. Imagine the smell of the More ocean and the sound of the waves breaking on the shoreline as you wake from a relaxing sleep. Dunas Douradas Beach Club offers 132 quality apartments and 8 villas situated in a prestigious beach front location within Algarve's Golden Triangle. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
140
Price range
US$176 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Dunas Douradas Beach Club Hotel Almancil
Location
Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Loule > Almancil > Vale do Garrao
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
140
Price range
US$176 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Dunas Douradas Beach Club Hotel Almancil
Location
Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Loule > Almancil > Vale do Garrao
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BLR3
8 September 2017|
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Response from Sarah A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the apartments having pools but if you stay in a villa you can certainly use the facilities of the beach club.
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RibenaD
16 July 2017|
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Response from 929philj | Reviewed this property |
Our taxi cost €35 from the airport but it may vary depending on time etc. I am sure Dunas would arrange for you if asked. I do not know what they would charge
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RibenaD
16 July 2017|
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Response from gotravelleruk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I couldn't have got back to you earlier, as I was working, the beach club is extremely flexible with their kids club, really sorry but they only take kids from 3 to 9, so your younger daughter misses out, However the... More
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"Each area of the club has a different name. Aim for Lagoa, Dunas or Praia to be close to the facilities and..."
ITRAVEL4ALIVING
19 Oct 2018
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"As near the front ie beach as possible"
GuyP950
02 Sep 2018
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"Choose a spacious room, checking it is close to the clubhouse and exit."
gotravelleruk
23 Jul 2018
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"first floor room with hot tub or pool"
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18 Jan 2018
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