This is a great resort. Very clean, comfortable and with a pools of various sizes throughout. It’s a 5/10 minute walk down into Carvoeiro. The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed with some lovely paintings and ornaments that make it feel homely: the one thing missing is A/C, most of the year this wouldn’t be an issue but the first few days we were there it was stiflingly hot at night, and although fans are provided it doesn’t quite do the trick. I don’t think this would be an issue outside of July, August but Portugal have just had a heatwave. We’re very happy with Carvoeiro and Monte Dourado and will be coming back.
The apartment was very comfortable and catered for all our needs. it was situated in an ideal location,close to all the bars restaurants and the beach.
The pool area and gardens were lovely and very well maintained.
The staff at reception were very helpful.
Will definitely go back ,especially mid week in June for the black and white night.
This cosy apartment has an excellent view and all the necessities one could wish for. The contact with the owner and reception desk was very service minded and friendly. The apartment is very spacious and the online photos make it look smaller than it really is.
There were a couple of remarks I do like to share;
*the walls and flooring of the apartment are very thin. We could hear the above neighbors walk, sneeze and pee and laugh. If you try to get some sleep this tends to be very annoying.
* the welcoming code we got, to get the key from the keybox after reception hours was incorrect. We tried contacting the owner but no response. Luckily the security guard at the apartment was able to help us, but after a long day of traveling with small kids,you just want things to go smoothly. Not a big deal though.
* the apartment cleanliness was enough but felt a bit dirty here and there. The smell when we arrived was very stale, the deck had loads of bird poop on it and the indoor carpets where full of dust. The sheets, towels and bathroom and kitchen where clean. So sufficient but could be better.
We had great weather in may and the town is lovely. The walk up hill with 2 small kids is not to bad.
This property is in the well-cared-for Monte Dourado development right in downtown Carvoeiro. The unit is a main floor villa with two good-sized bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and two more-than-adequate bathrooms. The front porch looks south and west over the Atlantic and the Carvoeiro waterfront -- thus, even in January, the late morning and afternoon sun was intense, and welcome. The villa is at the top of the cliff in Carvoeiro, and so walking into town meant a steep decline and then walking home, a strenuous and/or healthy workout uphill. Because it was cool in the evenings and mornings, we ended up using the fireplace to take the chill off in the main rooms. The rent included week-day housekeeping which was greatly appreciated. Many of the neighbours were on site for months at a time, not just a few weeks as we were. We would highly recommend this property.
So nice to find that when you arrive, the condo is exactly as advertised and what you anticipated. Perfect location, fantastic view of the village and the sea and all the comforts of home. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and easy access to the pool and a myriad of local restaurants.
Thanks Delores ... wouldn't hesitate to return.