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Marble Hall
Santa Barbara de Nexe
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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CJHole
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Spectacular elevated location providing stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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We have stayed in numerous villas in The Algarve but El Dourado stands out amongst the rest....private gated 500m + drive to an elevated but level plot providing a magnificent back drop over counrtryside towards the Atlantic in the distance. Very peaceful (neighbours well apart) and as we were 7 in total (including 4 teens/early 20's) we felt relaxed and comfortable in our surroundings. Villa is very well maintained and equipped, great (gas) BBQ and super pool (heating available but didn't need it), plenty of loungers and with a plot of about 2 acres plenty of room to manouevre ! Super local Italian restaurant (excellent value and real quality) about 1 mile away in village and local mini supermarket/fuel station also. About 20 minute drive to Vilamoura/VDL/QDL. House managers just down the road if you need them (very helpful when I needed to pay a motorway toll !). Villa and area information excellent in advance and plenty of recommendations/tips on where to eat/visit in the house - great all round holiday experience

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Liked best: location
Liked least: 20 minute drive to beach/sea
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“First Class Holiday Home from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 for a stay in April 2011
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We have stayed at El Dourado several times with both family and friends and we have never been disappointed with the quality of accommodation and fittings in the villa. It's truly First Class. The views are panoramic. The gardens are large and very well maintained and the pool is delightful and close to a well-equipped barbeque and outside dining area.
The house has 4 beautiful bedrooms each with its own huge en-suite bathroom, we particularly liked that each bedroom was spaced in a way that meant that every room was afforded its own 'privacy', which we felt was really important when holidaying with several couples and children.
The owners have truly left no stone unturned in an effort to provide quality of service at their villa.
The village is quite near and has had some lovely restaurants including a lovely Portuguese one which you'll find yourself returning to again and again as it's so friendly and relaxing. The standard of restaurants locally is superb and many are world-class.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this superb villa and would add that if you're after top class holiday accommodation then you should book this villa.

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Liked best: Quality of fitments
Traveling group: Friends
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Janice C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wonderful Hhliday in a luxurious villa in an enchanting setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 for a stay in August 2011
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We have stayed at El Dourado 4 times in 8 years with both family & friends. It is located in a wonderful setting & the views and tranquility draw us back each time. The quality of the accommodation is excellent and there is space for everyone if you fancy a quiet moment alone. 4 en suite bedrooms enables privacy in a party of 8.
The gardens & pool are well kept and are a pleasure to be in either looking towards the sea or looking at the stars at night whilst barbequeing.
The village is about 20 minutes walk away and both the local store & new supermarket stock everything you would need . There are restaurants in the village, 2 of which are excellent, a Portuguese & an Italian. You need a car if you wish to get to the beach or visit other areas.

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Liked best: The tranquil setting and luxurious villa.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sandez
County Kildare, Ireland
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“A lovely villa in a beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

We have stayed here every year from 2008, twice one year! We love it. There are four huge bedrooms all with huge ensuite facilites. We took my son and his wife and my step-daughter and her husband the first year and were amazed when the following year they asked if they could come with us again. This is how it continued every year with my 2 children and my husband's 2 taking it in turns . It was a great get-together as they live in different countries. Even if we had a problem with the villa it was solved within 24 hours. One year the TV broke down and there was a replacement within 2 hours! It is peaceful, quiet and not over-looked with far beautiful far reaching views. Even with 8 people in the villa it doesn't feel crowded as it is so large.

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Liked best: The privacy, views and the space
Liked least: When we had to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Andy H
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Villa with Every Facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

This was our 5th stay at Villa El Dourado and we plan to return again and again, as this villa has everything we could possibly need for a comfortable, enjoyable holiday.

We have been visiting the Algarve for over 20 years during which time we have stayed in many impressive villas in the area, but nothing had quite fulfilled our expectations until we discovered Villa El Dourado.

We find the villa and gardens quiet and peaceful and our holidays are always totally undisturbed, yet only 5 minutes away are the shops in Santa Barbara which provide us with all we require during our stay.

The journey from the airport is very straightforward and within 20 minutes we can be at the villa starting to unwind.

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Liked best: Seclusion and privacy
Liked least: Nothing springs to mind
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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