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“Dona Maria” 4 of 5 stars
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Porto Dona Maria Resort
3.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Sitio Dos Montinhos Da Luz | Praia Da Luz, Luz 8601-926, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #8 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Luz
Le Pecq
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Dona Maria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We spent two weeks in Luz last September at Dona Maria resort and golf.
We reserved a quiet apartment for two people. We had a beautiful one with nice sea view. Charming and well equipped. Swimming pool is large and clean but transats must be changed.
A nice place for holidays but rental car is recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Porta Dona Maria resort is situated on some cliffs outside Luz. Stunning views over the Atlantic. We stayed i apartement 203, the best located apartements are on the 200 'level'. Big, cosy apartement with all you need, though a bit dated. Few sunbeds along the pool, also a bit dated. Very nice pool by the way. Quiet atmosphere, relaxing. You need a car. I think we will be back sometime.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

The resort itself is lovely. We stayed in APT 203 which is owned by DRWProperties. Dealing with the owner David was very straight forward and his description of the sea views and accomodation was spot on. You do need a car tho as it is built on a hill over looking the Atlantic. Mid September weather was also lovely 28 to 30 degrees. The appartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms a large lounge with patio doors on to the veranda. There is also a well equiped kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine. The pool area has a small bar and is perched over looking the sea. It is a walk to the glourious sandy beaches and if you drive up the west coast the surfing beaches are spectacular. A very quiet and relaxing holiday - thank you

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011 via mobile

The place has a breathtaking view over the sea. Ap. are modern. Service: could be better but who cares?

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lisboa
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

The resort is located on a cliff with stunning views over the sea. It has 1 (or 2 floor) houses organized in rows, depending on the room you are placed on you may have different views: direct sea view only (the 100s rooms), sea & swimming pool (all other rooms).
The place is very quiet, the pool is huge and rooms are big and spacious. It is a good place for families with kids but also for a quiet and relaxing holiday. If you are into nightlife or shopping you must have a car to go to Praia da Luz or Lagos.
On the downside the furniture and room equipments could use more maintenance. The cleaning service is clearly under-staffed and is getting worse from year to year, I am a regular customer since 2004 and the service is no way near the service I had in the first years.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

I was looking for a relaxing stay in a perfect spot. In fact, the seaview is amazing, if you are lucky to rent the best apartments! But, and this is a big but, the noise and service ruins everything. Daily cleaning is most of the times pathetic and neighbors don't respect other people's tranquility. Cars, especially at night are particularly annoying. Won't recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

If decide to stay their stay far a way from apt 114. And make sure you have a car as it situated very far you will spend 45 minutes to get to the first bus stop. The staff is really ignorant very bad attitude. The bed rooms are very old the chair really in very bad conditions the dishwasher was`t working no kettle no iron their was a safe deposit. box broken to, is the worst place ever we stayed.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sitio Dos Montinhos Da Luz | Praia Da Luz, Luz 8601-926, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Luz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Luz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Porto Dona Maria Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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