Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from uk

Alcatraze not alcazar!

Posted Oct 11, 2015
Room was a broom cupboard on 8th floor staff would not change us. Old worn furniture and curtains circa 1980s! The spa looks beautiful in the photo and there is a reason for that! Guests have to pay 15 euros per per visit to use it plus 5 euros for a towel plus wear a rubber swimming cap!! The gym is pristine and empty like the spa, because on tip you have to pay 7.50 euros to use it!! Disgraceful! all hotels I have stayed in guests used the facilities as part of the stay. The outside pool nice but building work outside the area of the pool made it too noisy to relax. Was not told about this. The breakfast was ok some strange combination of English breakfast, eggs fried spam and sausages or burnt chorizo . I would not recommend this hotel it is situated next to a residential area of flats and old closed down hotel with smashed windows it is like a poor man's bebidorm!! Stay in Villimora much nicer place marina excellent.
4 out of 5
by Craig from Calgary

Decent Hotel!

Posted Nov 5, 2014 on Hotels
Good hotel. There is nothing extraordinary about it, but everything is good. Comfortable, clean and good location.
4 out of 5
by Cathal from Ireland

Hidden Gem

Posted Oct 13, 2014 on Hotels
Relaxing stay at the end of September. Great location, 5 minute walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. Wifi was better than your average hotel speed. Excellent facilities for just chilling out at the pool or bar. Would highly recommend. Also probably one of the best breakfast buffets i've ever come across, delicious!
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Gill & Dick from Hertfordshire, UK

Sheer relaxation

Posted Oct 14, 2012
Monte Gordo is perfect for those seeking a quiet relaxing holiday. The Alcazar is close to beach and town centre but no noise at night from bars or clubs. The hotel was full for the first weekend due to a national holiday. The staff were very friendly and efficient, the room comfortable and clean and the breakfasts excellent. A memorable week and we will be returning next year.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

Wonderful holiday!

Posted Oct 9, 2011
Really lovely people, and nice hotel. Very clean (just like the photos). Pool area lovely, with the additional great hammocks and swinging outdoor four-poster beds! Breakfast was decent (would have liked soya milk); beach is only 2 blocks away and very beautiful. Was blessed with great weather (28 degrees) in early October. Very safe as a solo female traveller. My only objection was the horrible musak which was playing 24/7 in the corridors and also in the pool area. However, when I registered my feelings about this, the manager offered to turn it off in the pool area (where I tended to hang out most of the day) for the duration of my stay! Blessed silence! Mainly frequented at this time of year by older travellers (over 50) from UK, Netherlands, Germany. Very friendly and low-key.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from ireland

not reccommended

Posted Jul 10, 2010 on Hotels
we checked into hotel, did not like two box rooms we were allocated, so we got a suite...disappointed not to be able to make even a cup of coffee in room, only bathroom two bedrooms, one small, the other nice and big with balcony...view off balcony was of construction of another hotel, noise of construction was annoying. no room service for food. Breakfast was included in stay, and was awful. Not one person upon check in or check out or service thru the week asked us how was our holiday, pool area was nice, but the whole expreince was like mars....no atphmosphere
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Staffordshire

"Would stay here again"

Posted Oct 20, 2008 on Hotels
We stayed here for two weeks at the begining of October, the hotel was quiet, only about a third full, the majority of guests were older people or golfers. The rooms were clean and serviced every day, clean towels were available every day if required and bed linen was changed every third day. Breakfast was a buffet service in the resturant, plenty of choice of bread, rolls, cereals, fresh fruit, continental cold meats and cheeses, hot dishes also available. We were on a B&B basis so did not use the resturant for evening meals. There was a good size swimming pool with a small paddling pool for youngsters, plenty of sun loungers aroung the pool and a small snack bar alongside the pool. There are tennis courts for the energetic, a large sandy fenced off play area for children with numerous climbing frames, swings etc. There is a games room with Pool table, table football and a selection of electronic games. The hotel is only a short walk from the enormous beach which stretches for miles and is quite close to the town centre where there are numerous snack bars and resturants. All in all a good clean quiet hotel in a quiet location, this of course could be quite different in the height of the season when schools are on holiday.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Sheffield

Great hotel

Posted Jul 10, 2008
We were a party of 5 couples and stayed for 14 nights and we were very pleased with this hotel. The pool and other public areas were very well maintained, the reception staff were extremely helpful, going out of their way to find things out for us. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis, and were more than satisfied with all the food choices, the only grumble was the tea - it was terrible! The bedrooms were a very good size and great air conditioning, we had a twin room, and it was a little short on drawer space, but some of our friend had double rooms, and these were much bigger and had more storage space. All in all, we enjoyed our stay here and would come again.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Derbyshire, England.

Will stay at this hotel again

Posted May 2, 2008
The hotel was excellent in every way. We had a room on the eighth floor on the corner, it had a massive (approx 30ft x 10ft) balcony with sun lounger and a table and chairs,one side facing the sea the other side facing the nature reserve and Villa Real de st Antonio. We stayed B&B. Breakfast was good with a wide choice of hot and cold buffet. We will certainly stay again. The room was clean and large enough.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Rochester, Kent

Excellent if there aren't footballers

Posted Feb 24, 2008
The hotel was excellent, but there were a group of footballers staying who were seven floors below and making a ton of racket at 2 in the morning. It was a beautiful room with a spectacular view of the ocean and surrounding Monte Gordo. Polite and helpful staff -- great food at the dinner and breakfast buffet. Entertainment at night was fun and the drink specials were amazing!... especially when the rest of the town was dead. Overall, it was a steal for the room, view, food, and staff!