We got a late deal for the Dunas and the whole time we were there I had to remember how little we had actually paid! But I just felt it could do,so much better! The location as has previously put put on here, is brilliant! Literally 5 minutes from one of the best beaches I 've ever been to and 5 minutes from the fabulous old town of Alvor with it's many bars and eateries etc. But I must admit that I found the "hotel" tired, dated basic and one of the noisiest places I've ever stayed! The rooms are spacious but I would not like to be more than two in there! Although the sofa apparently goes into another bed, it would be a pain and there was barely enough hot water for two showers so definitely not four! The fittings are cheap and plasticky and the most rediculous thing of all, the microwave kettle and toaster, all,have to be juggled around the one and only plug on the kitchen work top! Weeded up with the kettle on the floor but obviously you couldn't do that if you had children in the room! Rediculous! Thin little towels and I asked forma towel change on the third day and it was done but I asked again later in the week and was told only one change allowed! Thomson rules! So I asked if I could pay for clean towels! The receptionist was going to look into it......
We were on the roadside which apparently is quieter! Really? The road sweeper and leaf blower come through before 8 every morning and Thursdays and Sundays, a coach arrives to pick up formthe airport at 6am and is outside running for about 20 minutes! It is also over a bar which seems to be solely for very loud Portuguese men!
The Dunas could do so much better! Then maybe instead of running at what looked like 30% occupancy, it would be full! Also charging for using the Internet? Even b& b's have wifi now! Don't pay to use their computer! Goes to Marco's and have a lovely glass of his smooth red wine or a vino verde and wifi included.
I wouldn't rush back to the Dunas. Look around on Tripadvisor first!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dunas Do Alvor Apartments Hotel Alvor
- Dunas Do Hotel Alvor
- Dunas Alvor