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“june holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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Dunas do Alvor Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada da Barca, Alvor, Portimao 8500-588, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #10 of 26 hotels in Alvor
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“june holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a 10 day holiday at the start of june as a family of 2adults 2 children. The apartments are basic but clean. What else would you expect for a 3 star? The location is spot on as mentioned in previous reviews. The pool is a big hit with our kids, and is clean and safe. We also spent most evenings dining in the centre of alvor then returned to have few drinks in the cactus 2 bar. We found alvor to be very inexpensive and even returned with euros, which is a first. However the downside of our holiday was the weather. It was mostly overcast. But nobody can control the weather and we just fell unlucky as the month before had been hot. All in all it was value for money. If I was to return though, it would be without kids as I feel it is more adult focused resort and not enough to keep kids occupied.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Just back from 2 great weeks here.
Spacious one bed apartment for 3 of us ( 2 adults and 15 year old daughter )
Was clean with plenty of storage space and beds were so comfy.
Ideally located for the beach and the centre of Alvor. No more than a 5 minute walk to both.
6th time in Alvor but first time at the Dunas and best location by far.
Large pool on site and we never had a problem getting a sunbed as it never seemed to get overly busy.
Couple of bars , a shop and a snack bar/restaurant on the site. We ate in a couple of nights and kitchen was more than adequate.
Cactus 2 bar is a must visit. Mark and Ali and their staff are so friendly and welcoming and it's such a nice relaxed atmosphere. Prices were cheapest around as well.
We enjoyed it so much we are going back next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week at beginning of May with my husband. I'd been with a friend years ago and had always wanted to return. We were worried being self-catering that we might spend a lot of euros eating and drinking out but we couldn't have been more wrong. We had a large clean spacious apartment which we couldn't fault. The bars on the complex were very cheap to eat and drink and were next to sunbeds by the beautiful pool area. We were paying €1 for a pint of beer and €1.50 for a delicious glass of crisp white wine. We ate out in the village each evening as the Dunas are only a ten minute stroll from a wonderful selection of restaurants. The weather in May was hot and we both agreed holiday was idyllic.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just back from staying at the Dunas apartments in Alvor, they are in a fantastic position for shops, restaurants and beach, the staff are very friendly and helpful, stayed here 23 years ago before we had the kids but Alvor hasn't changed much at all, we had a brilliant holiday, the kids cried on the last day because they did not want to leave, the apartment was very clean and well serviced, will be back again soon and Dunas apartments every time for us.

Room Tip: 239 is a nice large room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

fantastic apartments, spotlessly clean and very friendly staff, an ideal location only 5 minutes from the centre of alvor but noise not a problem. The cactus II bar which is on the complex is brilliant, staff are so brilliant and so friendly, Helen was wonderful, as were Tiargo, Jayne and lyne, and Mark the owner was totally mad but had a brilliant voice and provided live entertainment every night. I would recommend these apartments and we plan to return probably next year

Room Tip: we had room 141, huge with 2 balconies.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Location of the apartments was fantastic - 10min walk to the beach and same to centre of Alvor. Quiet - never had any problems with noise. We were put on the first floor with our one year old but the lift was always available so this wasn't a problem.
Pool - There were always plenty of sunbeds and shade around the pool infact new parasols were purchased and put in whilst we were there - just a note though if you want a comfy full length cushion for your bed you have to pay extra. Pool was always clean.

Rooms - We had a cot provided the mattress could have been cleaner for me but bedding was provided and changed when we needed it to be - bedding always clean and they changed if there were any spills. They changed towels when we required them. Only thing i would say was that the balcony could have done with being cleaned and mopped more. Kitchen was equipped with most items although there was no potato peeler or grater which we ended up buying. Beds were a little un-comfy and we had two single beds which we had to push together would have preferred a double bed. Took a fan with us but never needed it. You can get a fan from reception at no charge.

Reception - extremely friendly helpful & efficient - we had a leak with our kitchen sink but it was repaired the same evening

All in all we would definatly stay again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The apartment was excellent value for money. It was large and well decorated and immaculately clean

There were fresh flowers, wine and cakes for our arrival which was a lovely touch.

the apartment was located within easy walking distance to the beach and the bars and restaurants and there is a friendly bar with live music on the complex as well as a small shop which has everything you need grocery wise.

As we had a corner apartment there was a lovely terrace with sun-loungers on which was great.

Room Tip: room 106 was a corner room had nice garden view and own terrace with sun loungers
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Dunas Do Alvor Apartments Hotel
Dunas Do Alvor Apartments Hotel Alvor
Dunas Do Hotel Alvor
Dunas Alvor
Dunas Do Alvor
Address: Estrada da Barca, Alvor, Portimao 8500-588, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunas do Alvor Apartments 3*
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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