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Monchique Resort & Spa

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Surrounded by nature and views of the Algarve coast, Monchique Resort & Spa is situated in the Serra de Monchique and features restaurants, 2 outdoor pools and a variety of Spa experiences. Access to the Alvor Beach is available via an exclusive shuttle service for a surcharge. The resort’s luxurious suites are elegant and beautifully appointed, offering a separate bedroom, large living room, two bathrooms and a balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture and some with stunning views over the mountains and coastline. Free of charge WiFi is available in all areas. Each of the restaurants offers a unique gastronomic experience. From award-winning fine dining through Neapolitan pizzeria and tapas style restaurant right to the themed international and national buffet. In addition, there is an on-site market with wines, food, pastry, snacks and souvenirs. The Mezzanine cocktail bar often has live entertainment and the bars serve a variety of drinks and light snacks.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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52Somewhat walkable
Grade: 52 out of 100
35Restaurantswithin 5 miles
17Attractionswithin 5 miles
64Room tips
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We really enjoyed our stay here. The food, service, large generous rooms, spa and position was stunning. We managed without a car for the week. We walked into Caldas most days, booked a tour and hired bikes. We were actually disappointed that the hotel didn’t provide a courtesy
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Hotel's Favourite
This is our 3rd year in a row at this hotel and it gets better each year. The team here listed to feedback and make the improvements necessary for an excellent stay, well done. Special mentions to the spa team who are true professionals and to the restaurant teams who always
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Response from MacdonaldMonchique, Guest Relations Manager at Monchique Resort & Spa
Responded 18 Aug 2018
Dear Petrus, We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your third visit to Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa. We thank you for your loyalty and hope to continue providing you and your family with many more memorable stays in the future. We very much appreciate our kind feedback about our staff and will be sure to share it with the rest of the team. We would like to thank you for this glowing review on TripAdvisor and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards
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We came to the Monchique Resort & Spa in June for a short five-day trip to Portugal. Firstly, the room was absolute beautiful. There were two bathrooms, tv and balcony facilities and a kitchenette. We booked at the last minute and so we were not expecting the room to be this
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Response from MonchiqueResortSpa, Guest Relations Manager at Monchique Resort & Spa
Responded 21 Nov 2018
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for this glowing review regarding your stay at Monchique Resort & Spa last June. We very much appreciate your comments about our friendly staff members, especially your special mention of Juan with whom we will be happy to share your kind feedback. We are delighted to know that you very much enjoyed our facilities and services provided and cannot wait to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards
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Firstly, the hotel itself is situated in a very peaceful location, we were greeted by very pleasant staff, who were always willing to assist through our stay. The spa is excellent. Unfortunately the food choice/variety was very limited of an evening... this was disappointing
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Response from MonchiqueResortSpa, Guest Relations Manager at Monchique Resort & Spa
Responded 8 Nov 2018
Dear Josh, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Monchique Resort & Spa. It is great to know that you had a good stay at our resort overall. We appreciate and have taken note of your comments and suggestions, they will surely assist to improve our services. Once again, we thank you for making time to post your opinion on TripAdvisor. Kind regards
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We had a great two week stay here in June. We loved the activities the hotel could arrange for you (additional charge). We would recommend the kayaking in the caves and also mountain biking. They were such great fun! The hotel is beautiful. The pools are beautiful and the food
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Response from MonchiqueResortSpa, Guest Relations Manager at Monchique Resort & Spa
Responded 23 Oct 2018
Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that at your overall experience at Monchique Resort & Spa was pleasant and enjoyable and that you very much enjoyed the surprise we prepared for your husband's birthday. We very much appreciate your comments about our friendly staff members, especially your special mention of Nazmul and João with whom we will be happy to share your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Monchique before long! Kind regards
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Not as far as I’m aware. Was there for 11 nights and didn’t see anyone smoke on their balcony
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There were two eating areas open when we visited at the end of April. To get to the twin of monchique you really need a car. However a taxi is cheap enough.
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Thank you for choosing Macdonald Monchique Resort & SPA for your holidays in the Algarve. In regards to your question, we do have a TV screen in the Lobby of the Mezzanine Bar located in the Block B, 8th floor where you can watch the Football Mach - Croatia vs England. We look forward to welcoming you at our resort!
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It’s up in the mountains so unless you have a hire car or use taxis you can’t really just walk anywhere & not near the beach. If you like more happening in the evenings maybe a hotel in a larger resort where if not much happening at the hotel you can go out to bars, restaurants etc
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"Book a suite. If you have children it maybe be worth booking a room near the children’s pool."
"Upgrade to the panoramic view suites"
"For a view, book a room facing towards the sea and above the 6th floor, which is, in fact, the ground floor on that side of the building."
"Panoramic suites are excellent, the balconies have no dividers between rooms as would spoil the view"
"Mountain and garden view fab"
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