Perfect destination for our long weekend break.pleasantly quiet and very relaxing in rural environment. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. The decor throughout is tasteful and good quality. Lots of varied areas for relaxation & drinks with interesting grounds- ponds with fish and frogs and nicely planted gardens. Buffet Breakfast was very good and dinner in the restaurant very pleasing. Excellent quality for the money. Would go back again and again.
Traveller from South Yorks UK
Situated in Carvoeiro, this spa hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Marinha Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Praia da Senhora da Rocha …More
Mixed feelings With Monte Santo Aldeamento. Friendly staff however I booked a relaxation massage at 4pm. I was asked to be 5 minutes earlier at the reception to be picked up. I waited for 25 minutes the misuse who busy with another client. I got fed up and left without it. Cleaniness could be improved in indoor pool and gym changing rooms. We were in a town house which required mantience work, tlc and more cleaning. But hey, the cleaners were doing their best with lots of houses and flats to clean.
I have not tried the restaurant.
The swimming bar is very basic.
The resort is located near Carvoeiro beach however a car is needed or relay on taxis. The resort offers a not frecuent shuttle van which needs to booked in advance.
Signposting on the road to find the resort was non existant...hard to find after an Easyjet flight arriving 23hs.
This luxury resort is situated near the beach.More
Stayed for 1 week mid September 2014- ages 66, 35, 33 and 1 year old. Firstly the apartments- huge! You can tell they are built to be residential originally as they are really spacious with a fully equiped kitchen, utility room, living area and 3 bedrooms. Great pool area with baby pool and full size pool. Plenty of sun beds, never a problem getting one. However no bar, restaurant on site so you have to bring your own down from the room if you want drinks. Assume this is due to it being in a residential area. Spotless clean, really modern, aircon not the greatest but we didn't complain as it wasn't really needed whilst we were there. Towels/ sheets changed once a week and apartment cleaned.
Location- 15 minute walk into town- brings you out right on Main Street where shops, bars and restaurants are. Not a flat walk however and so if you're not great on the mobility front, best get a taxi (<€5). We always walked into town and got cab back. In a residential area so no shops etc around the complex. Nearest shop 10 minute walk. Restaurant next door to the shop which is definatly worth a visit.
Overall I'd definatly stay again but you need to be willing to walk or drive / taxi into town.
Traveller from m
Situated near the beach, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carvoeiro Beach, Algar Seco Rocks, and Paraiso Beach. Vale …More
My husband and I stayed in the block Narciso B 24; the apartment was definitely superior it was everything we could have asked for. It was well maintained and excellent value for money, the reception staff were amazing and always very helpful. The service we received was fantastic and contributed to a wonderful holiday. Will definitely visit again and stay at Monte Dourado.The apartment was very modern and tastefully designed and decorated.
Traveller from UK
Located in the heart of Carvoeiro, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Carvoeiro Beach, Algar Seco Rocks, and …More
Had a lovely stay sat the Pestana Palm Gardens. A range of different sized properties set in stunning gardens. Beautifully maintained pool area. Great restaurant & fantastic , friendly & helpful staff across the board!!! 20 minute walk into town - steep hill on the way back. We stayed in a very well equipped studio - exceptional maid service. Tiny but functional bathroom. Would suggest a bell at pool bar if left un-manned & shame there isn't a shop on site but other than that perfect & so peaceful! Would highly recommend for couples & families & very much hope to return!!
Traveller from crewe , cheshire
Situated in Carvoeiro, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vale Covo Beach, Vale de Milho Golf, and Algar Seco Rocks …More
At the head of a long verdant valley the popular, pretty little resort of Carvoeiro opens onto a small golden cove. Steep cliffs dotted with traditional houses rise to either side while the surrounding area has been heavily developed with low-rise apartments. Fishing boats ferry holidaymakers to less busy picture-perfect coves at Benagil, Carvalho and Marinha. Adjacent, the curious eroded rock formations of Algar Seco are worth exploring.