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“Excellent resort in a fab location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Monte Carvoeiro

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Monte Carvoeiro
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Carvoeiro
Cheshire
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7 reviews
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“Excellent resort in a fab location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stated at the Monte Carvoeiro resort for a week in July. We were delighted at how close to the centre of Carvoeiro it is. The Monte Carvoeiro resort itself had a wide choice of restaurants and bars, all of which are excellent. Carvoeiro is beautiful and very traditional.
Would definitely return. Very couple and family friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Santanyi, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Booked this resort on RCI Points. Our apartment was not one of the refurbished ones and it showed. Decor and fittings very dated. The terrace doors to both of our terraces rattled loudly in the wind. Whilst the aptmt was spacious for 2 of us, I think 4 people would have been squashed. Plenty of hanging space but the usual problem of too few hangers - we had 8 between us and we were there for 2 weeks. There were too many steps to get to the aptmnt - the first set had 20 steps up, a short walk then 3 steps down, another walk then 3 more steps down, another walk and 6 steps up !
Our apartment was not ready when we checked in at 4pm and had to wait another hour - so we discovered the Cocktail Garden. Really friendly guys in there and good service.
There were 7 restaurants on site, a pub and the cocktail bar. Not all the restaurants were open every night. We only tried the pizza/pasta bar (OK) and Fernandos which was overpriced - we were the only customers in and it felt like our every move was being scrutinised = uncomfortable.
The pool is small and had many broken sunbeds just left around = very frustrating EVERY TIME finding 2 together that were in working order. JUST GET RID OF THE BROKEN ONES !!!
The walk down to Carvoeiro town was pleasant and took about 10-15 mins. The walk back took a little longer !! Carvoeiro was bigger and better than we were expecting but overall we found the town expensive. The beach was lovely - sandy but limited facilities when we first arrived. The beach umbrellas did not appear until June 1st. We had hired a car from the airport and made full use of this travelling as far west as Sagres and east to Quarteira. Fabulous beaches can be found if you are prepared to climb down and look for them. The maps we had were rubbish.
There is no shop on site so everything has to be either carried up the hill or take the car to the supermarkets on the road to Lagoa.
Overall an OK resort but in a good location to travel the Algarve.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Lichfield, Staffs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

The Monte Carvoeiro resort is a perfect location for couples or families with a great combination of beaches, restaurants and bars right on the doorstep. The well appointed apartments - some recently refurbed and some traditional - have a small number of bars and restaurants close to hand - The Cocktail Garden has the friendliest staff and the best cocktails in town - and they are all worth a try. It is a 5 minute walk down the hill to the village centre and beach - and a steady 10 minute walk back up the hill with great views via the coast road. The coast line in the area is spectacular -Caneiros and Carvalho are great beaches - and Monte Carvoeiro is an ideal location from which to explore them.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

We had a one bed apartment which was very spacious with good cooking facilities, washing machine and fridge freezer. Ours hadn't been refurbished and we saw the one next door that had been and that was even nicer. The resort team are incredibly helpful people who made us feel very welcome and didn't try to sell us anything! We hired a car and toured around the fabulous beaches in the surrounding area. I would definitely return but Portugal is very expensive to eat out so would probably eat in more next time

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ireland, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Excellent holiday - fabulous accomodation - Fabulous rep - Katika - extremly helpful - on her recommendation we visited ZooMarine - best day of the holiday! Lots of walking but that suited us!!

Room Tip: Room 56 - above the pool - if you have children!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great, safe environment, would definately reccomned. Obviously slightly out of the centre of Carvoeiro, however not a million miles away. Apartments Clean and comfortable, reception staff friendly and helpful. Quite a hill to walk up though.

Room Tip: Apartments with a sea view cost more! <-- sorry all I could think of!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Brighton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

we stayed with our two children for a week in a two bedroom apartment. Our apartment was on two levels, and the upper level had a bedroom and large en-suite bathroom, with another double bedroom and shower room downstairs. There was also a large sofabed so it sleeps up to six. It had been recently refurbished, and had modern appliances and fittings throughout and aircon in all rooms. Large dining room area for six, plus another dining table for six on the terrace.

The resort itself is small but well established. There is a lovely central square with fountain, which has several good restaurants and bars where they also have live music in the summer. The only disappointment was the size of the pool, which is a simple rectangle plus a smaller baby pool above.

The resort is about ten minutes walk downhill to the town, which has a good (but crowded) beach and is an excellent place to eat or stroll in the evenings. The steep walk back up the hill is not suitable for the very young or old, but taxis are easily available if necessary. There is another smaller beach within walking distance, but this is down some very steep steps. Best to hire a car if you want to visit larger and less crowded beaches. For example, Formagusta beach is wide and sheltered, with two cafes, easy parking, and only 15mins drive away.

Room Tip: make sure you get one of the refurbished apartments
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Monte Carvoeiro

Property: Monte Carvoeiro
Address: Rua dos Pescadores 106, Carvoeiro 8400-512, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carvoeiro
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monte Carvoeiro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 137
Also Known As:
Monte Carvoeiro Hotel Carvoeiro
Monte Carvoeiro Portugal - Algarve

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