This is our second stay at Dunas self catering appartments in Alvor. We also stayed at the Dunas several years ago with our Children. Both have been good experiences. This time, we came in January 2013 for a 1 week bargain break with 'on-the beach' website, for a very good price. Alvor is as we remember it, a smaller, low key resort, but now with the addition of an amazing board-walk that takes you for over one mile through the sand dunes along Alvor's pituresque estuary and out to the sea. The Dunas itself is loctated on the eastern edge of the town, but that makes it an easy five minute walk to town, or just five minutes in the other direction to the middle of a massive sandy beach, so a convienient location with a good chance to park in the Dunas's own car park or in the nearby streets. Coments elsewhere here about dogs barking in Alvor are true, but it seems to be a couple of local residents who have noisy dogs, and that would affect many light sleepers in Alvor, it is not therefore only a problem for the Dunas but I guess, most other hotels and appartments nearby on the east edge of the town. The dog noise is intermittent, and is I suspect common to many towns on the continent. The Dunas appartments are a little dated and faded, however they are freshly painted and imaculately clean, and very spacious indeed, with a big sitting/dining room, a separate bedroom and a remarkably big bathroom, again all very clean. There's lots of hot water, (each appartment has its own hot water tank) and the kitchen is basic, and the hob slow, but it's very adequately equipped to make your own meals. (Kettle,Toaster,Fridge-Freezer,Microwave etc) (there are also plenty of places to eat within a few hunderd metres if you dont want to cook) The staff on the desk at the Dunas are friendly and we found them excelent. Most helpful, they all spoke very good English, and were polite even when we stupidly locked our key inside the appartment. (note - do not leave the room key in the inside lock!) and they quickly got a local tradesman on call-out to help us get back in to our room. As it was January we did not use the pool or tennis, but they all seemed to be available, and the pool and associated grass areas are very large, and has plenty of space for loungers when the weather is warm. From our perspective the Dunas was, and remains, excelent basic value, a most practical location, spacious, clean and friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dunas Do Alvor is a large, modern and stylish complex is located close to Alvors sandy beach and the resort centre. The spacious sun terraces that surround the pool have bars, shops and restaurants, making this an ideal choice for families and couples seeking a relaxing holiday. LOCATION-400m from Alvor beach; 300m to Alvor village; 50m to nearest supermarket; 3km to Alto golf course. FACILITIES-Free-form swimming pool and sun terrace; independently-owned shops, bars and restaurants. Holiday Highlights are free kids, subject to availability. ACTIVITIES-Tennis court. ROOMS-1 bedroom apartments (2-4 persons) have a separate twin bedroom, living area with telephone, TV, kitchenette with fridge, full bathroom and a balcony or terrace. Some apartments have a microwave oven (subject to availability). Prices are based on 4 adults sharing on Self Catering. CHILDREN-Splash pool; cots free. Child prices: age limit 16. Option Offers:- Great group deals available, pre-bookable flowers available - £33 and pre-bookable champagne available - £30. Please note: this property is located on a busy side road. ... more less
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- Dunas Do Alvor Apartments Hotel Alvor
- Dunas Do Hotel Alvor
- Dunas Alvor