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Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I went for the weekend to this resort for a wedding. We had a 2 bed apartment for 440 euro for 2 night which was great value considering the size of it. The beach and restaurant area is quite big and well kept. There is a restaurant on the beach a short walk from the hotel called maria's which does a great burger. The wedding was brilliant with the drinks reception taking place on the roof with great views and the dinner in the restaurant. Overall recomend this place for all travellers.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Booked our first trip here via some personal recommendations and great trip advisor ratings and we are so pleased! I had to write this and we are only a few days in - we are staying here a few more days. Beautiful facilities, friendly staff, great amenities. First class, and we rented a garden 2br that out 3 year old loves!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Stayed in a 2 bed apartment in Dunas with a beach view - we were looking for a relaxing 6 days with lots of R&R. This place ticks the boxes. Very quiet right on the beach and has a fantastic pool and other amenities.

Staff are very friendly as you would expect in the Algarve. The beach club is very luxurious and everything looks new. Access to the beach in private with Maria restaurant in situ, which is excellent.

Also very close to all the good restaurants.

We dont have kids but would recommend it to couple who do as there is everything for them.

All in all 5 star recommendation for a 5 star resort.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

My wife and I and our 3 children (12years, 10 years and 4 months) stayed for a week at the end of August. We stayed in a ground floor 3 bed apartment on the front. I am very choosy but even I couldn't find fault with the apartment. It was very spacious and finished to an extremely high standard including all bosch electricals in the kitchen and a bosch washer and dryer in a cupboard in the house bathroom. There were 2 sony flatscreens with the largest selection of stations I have ever had in holiday accomodation including about 40 uk stations, all BBC, ITVs, all sky sports channels etc.

Each room had seperate excellent aircon. The beds were firm but we didnt have any issues with plastic sheets which other people appear to have complained about. There were en suite bathrooms to the 2 larger bedrooms. All bedroooms had fantastic showers. The apartment was cleaned top to bottom every day even the gas barbecue when we had used it. House and beach towels are provided in the apartment. We were also provided with a travel cot with clean sheets and even litttle towels for our daughter. The patio was very large with a fantastic hot tub which our older children used every day. It was also cleaned daily. There was also 4 loungers and a large outside dining table and a coffee table with 4 more comfy chairs. The lounge has pato doors which slide fully open as does the kitchen and 2 of the bedrooms, they even had seperate fitted fly screens you could close when the doors were open.

There are 3 outdoor pools (one for toddlers) and an indoor pool which was fantastic for our baby. The pools arent huge but are very clean kept the kids happy.There was no problem getting a place by the pool and most afternoons we spent on our own patio. There was a very good gym with plenty of modern equipment which was permanently staffed. We didnt use the kids club but our son did go to a football class twice which he really enjoyed. There are 2 small goals on the grass in the front were we played football and there were plenty of impromptu games amongst the kids staying at the beach club.The grounds were lovely and very well tended and very secure with high walls and security guards.

We had lunch and dinner a couple of times in the restaurant which was nice and as good as and the same price as anywhere else we ate. There was a good singer/guitarist one night. Val de lobo is 15 mis walk to the right (althought to us the restaurants in the Praca felt like Centre Parcs) and there are 4/5 restaurants within 10/15 mins walk to the left of the hotel down the beach which were much better and also Marias on the beach right in front of the hotel which was good too. We had a car and drive to Apolinia in Almancil (which is a better than average Waitrose). The Beach Club also has a small shop open 8-6 which has fresh bread, cheeses, meats, drinks, cereal, frozen foods, fruit etc so probably enough for breakfast and/or lunch and the prices were roughly the same as the supermarket.

Price was it was comparable to similar accomodation but I don't believe the competition offer the same standards.Overall it was an extremley relaxing break which we couldn't fault and perfect for us with a young baby. If you want total relaxation with great weather and extermely high spec accomodation and service then this is the place.

Room Tip: ground floors have hot tubs and more space for younger kids but all accomodation finished to the sam...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We first went to Dunas Douradas BC in 2009 and we've returned every year since. The first time we went we had a small baby and it is a great location for weary parents of very small children.
There is usually a bunch of parents all minding small babies either in the indoor or the toddler pool. All the pools are superb.
The accomodation itself is beautifully executed and has been maintained in excellent conditon over the years. Any problems, like a faulty lightbulb, gets a very prompt response.
We have 4 kids so finding a 3 bedroom appartment is actually hard to come by in the marketplace and even though we love DDBC we have investigated alternatives and haven't found a better alternative.
Not that this is a problem because we have had 4 memorable holidays here with great memories.

There is sky TV with the Irish channels and this believe it or not has given me many a wonderful relaxing afternoon sitting in the heat watching GAA on the TV!
The health club is good. And we got smimming lessons for the kids which were great and really stood to them.
Connection from Faro airport is straightforward and we've a direct flight there from our local airport.

Can't reccommend it more.

Room Tip: If you have small kids get an appratment on the ground floor with no steps
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Lots of ants in our room but very nice hotel, lots of facilities and having (still here) a very nice time. Pools are very big and clean and the restaurant inside the hotel is very nice and no more expensive than other restaurants in Almancil and Vale do Lobo.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Booked dunas doradas on the strength of excellent reviews , and haven't been disappointed , stayed 2011 at Sheraton pine cliffs which doesn't come close to standards here , similar price ,food at club house excellent , staff service excellent accommodation 5stars . Free wi fi through out complex , excellent location over looking a lovely sandy quietish beach you can go down at 10am and have your pick of sun beds , excellent beach restaurant Maria's , 10 min walk on beach either way to more beach restaurants, this resort is the real deal and not expensive considering fabulous family holiday we had , can't wait to go back next year

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Sitio do Garrao, Almancil 902-8135, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Almancil
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Almancil
#3 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
#4 Romantic Hotel in Almancil
Price Range: $179 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dunas Douradas Beach Club 5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully located on the Golden Algarve Coastline between the luxurious resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, Dunas Douradas enjoys an enviable position in every sense. Imagine the smell of the ocean and the sound of the waves breaking on the shoreline as you wake from a relaxing sleep. Dunas Douradas Beach Club offers 132 quality apartments and 8 villas situated in a prestigious beach front location within Algarve's Golden Triangle. ... more   less 
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