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“amazing hotel for a romantic, peacfull getaway”
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Montinho de Ouro
Ranked #32 of 138 Specialty Lodging in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Myself and my partner stayed here for a week in September 2012. This was the most amazing holiday we have BOTH ever had. The hotel was fantastic; the staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we wanted and more. The rooms were decorated beautifully and kept very clean. The breakfast was well presented and we had a lovely choice of fresh bread, meat, ham and a mix of all other stuff. We are 100% returning to stay here next year and would recommend this place for anyone wanting a romantic, peaceful get away.
I would recommend hiring a car for your whole stay. We both enjoy walking and are able to walk long distances BUT it was a good 45mins from Lagos or pra da luz. We only had a car for 3 days out of 7 and both wished we’d had it for longer so we could have seen more of the area and returned to the hotel as soon as we wanted.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed in August 2012, me, my wife and young daughter and we enjoyed this immaculate hotel in a great location for Praia da Luz and Lagos, although a car is a must. The pool and grounds are very good and ideal to cool off in after a day at the beach.

All of the rooms are studio apartments with a view of the pool area or gardens and countryside and ours was cleaned daily with beds made and towels and sheets changed regularly,fresh towels available each day if required. There is a safe available in the room and although this is an additional charge it is nominal.

We found the staff to be friendly and very helpful morning, noon and night. Our booking included breakfast and this was continental style at times to suit late rising holiday makers with fresh breads, meats, cheeses and portuguese fair, the croissants in particular are noteworthy.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank skell10
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed my wife and I at MdO in August 2012 for nearly 2 weeks and this is a great place to relax 5 minutes by car from Praia da Luz and 8 to Lagos ( you need a car !!) Studio was clean and convenient only would say that beds are not that comfy for the hotel standards which is a shame.

Staff is very pleasant and helpful and the facilities are great with a pool and sun loungers all around. Finally the gardens/ green areas in MdO are impressive and this really makes the place very charming.
All in all a great place for couples or families and for those who like milder climates in the summer. Average of 28 degrees every day , very sunny but water was only 19..

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank BESTOFBERKS
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed in Montinho de Ouro for 1 week in October 2011. We liked the quit location with the well kept garden and the swimming pool was very relaxing, with enough beds available. Our apartment on the first floor was very clean and spacious enough for us (2 persons) and the balcony had a nice view at the swimming pool. We didn't have breakfast or diner in the restaurant so I can't tell anything about the quality! There are so much nice (family)restaurants in the small villages nearby at the coast that we almost spend every night there for dinner. The staff is professional, but not very warm or approachable. We are travelers who like to stay on ourself, but if your not, maybe this is not the right place! We had a very pleasant stay and we will probably come back sometimes!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed at Montinho de Ouro from Aug 3rd to Aug 5th. The hotel is located in a quite area close to Lagos. The grounds are well kept and it has a small but nice pool. We stayed in an apartment which is simple but clean and very functional. The big disappointment for us was the dinner at the restaurant located on the property. We arrived at 8PM and asked if the restaurant is still open. We were told it is but they only have pork available for dinner, which was OK with us. The four of us - 2 adults and 2 children ages 4 and 8 - set at the table and were served a small appetizer plate with some olives and carrots. We had a bottle of water and 2 beers for drinks. Then the main dish arrived consisting of two plates each with 5 small pieces of pork and baked potatoes. The portions were very small so we each had 1-2 bites of pork and a few potatoes shared between us. The meal was well prepared, just lacking in quantity. The surprize came when the bill arrived: 65 Euros for the smallest plate of pork and potatoes & 2 beers! We really felt ripped off but too embarrased to complain about it. The guy serving the meal (who is also the cook) seemed really nice, but the value for money is really unacceptable... We learned a lesson and we will avoid eating again at the hotel restaurant, and in the future we will ask for the price upfront.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Mon-A-888
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The place by itself is beautifull. At the check in me and my girlfriend were delighted with the pool and the night lights, plus all the silence and peace.

On other hand, the staff was a disappointment, all really rude, and made us feel we were bothering them, whenever we needed something. The lady who checked us in(we did check in really late), looked bored, and not welcoming at all. During the next day, either during breakfast, or a quick lunch we did at their bar, we felt like they were doing us a favour to serve us. The cleaning ladies argued with us because the rose petals they use to decorate the room got wet and stained the blanket(as it was our fault!), we felt really uncomfortable with the cleaning ladie coming at the pool area wondering what would have happened during the night with the blanket in her hands.

At the bar, we were charged 6€ for 15 minutes of snooker, when the price per hour is 6€.

As the title says, the place is beautifull, but i wish they could get a staff who actually enjoy working there, and dealing with people. Portugal is worldly known because of its people hospitality, but i don't think the people at Montinho de ouro are a good example.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Vinnyalkmim
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

I must confess that we come here regularly ,about 3 or 4 times a year. It is relaxing, pleasant little Hotel set in beautifull gardens complete with exotic fruit trees. The whole place is always immaculately looked after from the well cleaned rooms to the swimming pool. The couple who run it could not be more obliging and nothing is too much trouble for them. I usually have a self catering appt but many go for the B&B option.It also is tremendous value for money and I can certainly say that We enjoy our breaks here more than far more expensive Hotels. We have just had an overnight stay in Cornwall which probably cost me what it costs for a week in this place.The hotel is set away from Luz and a car is really vital. A five minute drive will give you access to some wonderful beaches as well as Lagos with its numerous restaurants. This part of the Algarve still is pretty wonderful particularly for couples and younger children.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank plunt
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Address: Sitio dos Montinhos da Luz | Montinho de Ouro 2203-B, Lagos 8600, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 138 Specialty Lodging in Lagos
Price Range: $47 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Montinho de Ouro 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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