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Keith & linda Jackson
We have stayed in this apartment twice with our family and will most certainly be going back soon. The booking was very easy with Garry, the owner, who was very approachable and answered all our silly questions from arranging airport transfers to making sure there was a hairdryer available. The keys were sent to our UK address in plenty of time, and Garry also emailed 'instructions' for everything in the apartment, very useful..remember to read these, especially the one about unlocking the door, There is a special way with the key! The apartment was very spacious and clean. We stayed with our blended family of 6 children and found space for everyone. The children particularly liked the pool table, variety of DVDs and medley of cards, board games and books, not that we spent much time inside, but great to fill odd moments while waiting for everyone to get ready. As adults and parents the apartment was exceptional. A real home from home. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils If we said 'I could do with a...' we found it in a cupboard.The dishwasher and washing machine came in very handy and the large fridge kept all the fruit, salad and veg ( bought fresh from a store 5 mins walk away) pop, beer and wine chilled to perfection.There was also ample bed linens and tea towels, just like mums house! The complex where the apartment is situated is fantastic. The swimming pool ( there is a nominal charge) is very clean and there are plenty of sun loungers, at siesta time we were sometimes the only ones using the pool, great for the kids.There is a bar/cafe close to the pool which does scrummy burgers and coffee, great for a midday snack, also ice cold beer and wine, perfect to get to know the locals. A 10 minute walk down the road opposite and you come into Monte Gordo itself. a very Portuguese seaside town. Lots of bars and restaurants, quaint streets and shops to explore and a large clean, sandy beach.If you are looking for lots of night clubs and loud music, you may be disappointed, there is a casino, and a couple of night clubs, but most bars seem to close by midnight, but this just makes the whole ambiance of the town very family friendly. We also found the cost of meals, drinks, ice creams etc quite a bit cheaper than the main Algarve. To sum up, we would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone who was looking for a temporary home in the sun, with all the comforts you would expect to find at your Mums house.
As a family of 6 with 4 children under 8 we had a brilliant stay in this apartment. It was spacious, spotlessly clean and really well equipped with everything you need and more! The pool area was perfectly laid out and suited all ages. It was also really clean and well kept. The pool bar/cafe was very reasonably priced and had a decent selection available. Location was really good a 15min walk (with a 4yr old) took us to the town where there are many many choices of places to eat and lots of shops and also to the very beautiful beach which again was very clean. A few minutes drive took you to villa real and to a lidl and a pingu doce supermarket, we did walk this as well. We hope this was the first of many visits! Really recommend staying here!
The apartment was clean, very comfortable, spacious and located very close to the pool and cafe in the apartment complex, and the cafe had free wifi which delighted my 2 sons! Garry who owns the apartment was really helpful and quick to answer any queries we had. I had been worried the apartment might get too hot because there was no air conditioning but I had nothing to worry about because the apartment stayed lovely and cool with the patio doors open which let in a breeze and the ceiling fans that we only used occasionally to cool a room if we had been out for a few hours. The apartment was only a 10 minute walk to the town of monte Gordo and the beautiful beach and there was a good choice of restaurants and cafes in the town. I would highly recommend this accommodation and we hope to return!
Just got back from staying in this apartment and all i can say is WOW,the photos don't even come close to showing just how big and roomy it is. The kichen has every thing you could think of needing and there is plenty of storage for clothes and is very clean. The area is nice and quiete and only a short walk in to town, There is a pool in the complex which is excellent. This was the first time i have booked a holiday this way and Gary the owner has made it so easy answering any of my questions really quickly. I would reccomend this apartment to anyone and i am hopefully booking in 2017 to go back. Thanks gary
A spacious, spotlessly clean apartment that has all the facilities that you would need. Lots of activities on your doorstep such as the pool and with a short walk their is the sandy beach. Taxis are well priced and bikes can be hired for 15 euros a week and the near by train station takes you to Tavira , Spain etc. and is very cheap. A good selection of places to eat in the town that would cater for all tastes. We have had two stays at this apartment and my boys are insisting that we go back again so that says how good it is .
We had a wonderful two week holiday staying in this apartment in Monte Gordo. The location is really great. We have stayed in various places in the Algarve but we really liked the fact that this apartment is an attractive, level walk to the beach and town and is very near Monte Gordo train station for those coming without a car. It was also nice to be in a development where people actually live rather than just a holiday complex as there was a mix of Portuguese residents and holiday makers from various countries. The apartment is very spacious, clean and tidy. The lounge has enough room for a snooker table (which the kids loved) in addition to a large dining table and sofas. Monte Gordo is a great place for cyclists and runners as it has many on and off road cycle paths and is very flat. We rented bikes for a couple of days and had a great time exploring the pine forest and Vila Real (Bikes were 3 euros a day in June and 5 Euros a day in July). We also tried different stretches of the beach and loved the areas with sand dunes. The sea was much warmer than in western Algarve and really lovely for swimming. The complex has a large enclosed swimming pool which looked inviting but the sea always wins for us so we didn't try it. We tried some of the restaurants in town and really liked O Jaime which has lovely dishes, particularly from the Prato do dia. I would certainly rent this apartment again if returning to the area. It is a great size for a family and a great base for an active holiday although I'm sure it's fine for relaxing too!
Myself and three other athletes used the apartment in April 2016. It was perfect for our needs. Excellent cooking and washing facilities, comfortable couches to relax on and a pool table to get rid of the hours of boredom on a training camp. The apartment really comes into its own in terms of location. We could easily walk to a low cost supermarket (Pingo Doce), a wooded forest trail, a gym, the beach and many cafes and restaurants. I would highly recommend this apartment and intend to return to it next year. Peter Francis (Ireland).
Have now stayed in this apartment on 3 occasions and on each have not been disappointed. Looking forward to more visits in the coming years. The apartment is well very furnished and always clean tidy upon our arrival and nothing is to much trouble for Garry the owner.
Very spacious high standard accommodation only a short walk from the town and beach. We have taken our family here 2 years in a row and have always been very happy with the apartment. The facilities in the apartment are first class we found it had everything we needed for our two week stay. It is clean and well maintained, much larger than apartments we have stayed in closer to the beach. The bedrooms are cool and airy and the two bathrooms certainly help when you have a family. Would highly recommend the hire of bikes from Tur Fortes although it is only a ten minute walk to town and beach, Bikes were great for shopping. The pool on site is the cleanest and best we have ever used, well worth the cost. There are ample restaurants in the town, all really good value and family friendly. Also Frango Hot takeaway chicken fantastic value. Monte Gordo beach is clean well maintained. We felt very safe on the beautiful sand and swimming in the sea. The town comes to life in the evening with markets and craft stalls to spend those spare Euros won in the Casino!
This is the second time I have stayed at this apartment and can honestly say this will not be my last! The apartment is very large and has plenty of room for all ages comfortably. The property and surrounding areas are very clean. The owner was very helpful and i would recommend this to anyone! The shops, beach, restaurants and bars are around 5-10mins walk away and there is everything there you would possibly want from a holiday in the sun! Had some really lovely meals and arranged some excursions from one of the local shops. 10 out of 10!!
The apartment is very large and spacious - there were six adults in our party and plenty of room for us all. The property was spotless as was the surrounding area. Garry, the owner was very helpful and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend this appartment to anyone - if returning to the area, I would love to stay here again. The shops, beach, restaurants and bars are around 5-10mins walk away and there is everything there you would possibly want in such a gorgeous small town for a lovely and relaxed break. Ideal location for families.
after a short flight to Seville Spain, our preferred flight destination, and a pleasant drive to the apartments in monte gordo Portugal. we, the four of us, were very pleased with the accommodation a well equipped kitchen big enough for us all to eat in, a comfortable large lounge with TV DVD player and even a pool/snooker table. there are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms so no waiting. Only a short walk to the beach and facilities, restaurants casino etc. We would highly recommend the apartment and will definitely be going again, soon.
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