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Porto Dona Maria Resort
Ranked #8 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Luz
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent just what it says on the advert”
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2011

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

  • Stayed July 2011
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Lisboa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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7 Thank LPSCoelho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2009

Stunning views of the coastline and sea from this resort.

Basically the resort consists of townhouses overlooking the gorgeous pool/sea or low rise studios/appts overlooking the sea. We stayed in the sea view appt with spectacular views. There are lovely walks on the coastal path to Luz and Bergau. The resort itself is situated in a quiet area near Praia da Luz. It is quiet, there is no entertainment/restaurant/bar etc. However,both Luz, Lagos are not far away, though suggest that you will need a car. The appt itself was a 'rustic' design, it was roomy and was cleaned daily. Fresh bread delivered to the door daily.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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4 Thank New2Africa
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the hague, netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2008

We had a good appartment, somewhat dated furniture, but ok - 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms and terrace with view overlooking great pool and atlantic ocean. Location is perfect. Only problem is that some Portuguese families owe their own appartment and act as if they own the place. very noisy children screaming all day, having fun at the pool, which is normal. if it is a quiet hioliday you're after don't go there during school holidays. The cleanng of the flat took no more than 10 min every day. I made some complaints at the reception but I was told they could not do anything if I had complains abt. owners. Besides he confirmed that they are now going to start to build a massive hotel next to the pool area so the entire site will be turned into a building site for the following years- so don't go there as from 2009 for a few years.

  • Liked — lovely situated
  • Disliked — noisy anything broken or out of order is never fixed
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Porto Dona Maria Resort
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
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Ranked #8 of 18 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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