Dunas Douradas Beach Club
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Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Dunas Douradas Beach Club Sitio do Garrao, Vale do Garrao, Loule 8135-170 Portugal
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4.5
#1 of 4 hotels in Vale do Garrao
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Dunas Douradas Beach Club Sitio do Garrao, Vale do Garrao, Loule 8135-170 Portugal
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Grade: 42 out of 100
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Faro Airport
Portimão Airport
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within 0.75 miles
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Longmur wrote a review Oct 2022
Paisley, United Kingdom
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 3 nights for a family wedding in the most perfect weather conditions. Site is incredible and placed next to the most wonderful beach with special beach bars within easy walking distance. The surroundings were beautiful and the quietness of the area, which is privately secure, was only broken by the sound of Atlantic waves hitting the golden sands. I am sure it may be noisier in peak season but was so relaxing. The apartment we were in was stunning and so clean with the most modern touches …. simply Smegtastic. We were bowled over by the apartment and then found a stairway up to a rooftop terrace that was fully fitted out with kitchen, BBQ, lots of garden furniture and an electric sun shade with the most stunning views over the ocean. Faultless and hoping this is not my last visit.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, General Manager at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 12 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time you took to write this review. We are extremely pleased that you were truly happy with your recent experience and that your stay fulfilled all your expectations. So great to know that you really enjoyed our luxurious apartments and our amazing location. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and we look forward to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards,
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pcfialho wrote a review Jan 2021
Lisbon, Portugal
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was looking at the Travel Award results and saw Dunas Douradas was considered the World's Best Golf & Villa Resort, so I booked to stay for four nights in early December, a 3 bedroom ground floor apartment with jacuzzi.

Despite the cold, I did enjoy my stay: the jacuzzi was perfect, we could take long walks to the nearby beaches, and enjoy the indoor pool in total privacy (just our family). The apartments are quite impressive and the terraces are huge.

They had a mini market with fresh bred and croissants that was very handy. A larger supermarket was walking distance to the resort.

A very good experience, so much so I booked again for September 2021.

My only complaint - duly noted at the time - was that all our bathing suits were damaged in the indoor pool (colors faded as I had never seen), but they took care of the issue promptly.

This resort offers a level of privacy and proximity to the beach that is simply perfect, specially during a pandemic.

Service, cleaning and Wifi were top notch. We also tried the Restaurant Saudade, and enjoyed the food and service.

The only thing I found to be worth improving is the booking system of Dunas Douradas site, nothing more!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent DDBC experience with Trip Advisor community. The comfort and satisfaction of our guests are our top priorities and such a feedback encourages us to do more and better. Thank you for emphasizing our superb location just a short walk away from the Beach. We look forward to the distinct pleasure of welcoming you back at the resort in September. Kind Regards,
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Gary😎 wrote a review Jun 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived for 3 weeks on May 22nd and got caught in the Amber country debacle AND WE STAYED‼️…….
The requirement to take COVID 19 tests was totally stress free as there is a Synlab clinic situated onsite (where the old Deli was located) which we took advantage of and received the results within 12 hours.
The reception staff as always were sincere and welcoming and printed out all our necessary travel documentation which eased any worries that we may have had regarding our journey home.
We are members of the DDBC having stayed on several occasions and once again we were provided us with a memorable vacation.
The Saudade restaurant has upped it’s game in particular the wide ranging plentiful take-away menu.
It will be a pleasure to return in once again in September.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 19 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comments with TripAdvisor community. We are extremely pleased to know that we met your expectations during your stay and even with the sadly situation of Portugal being in the amber list, you have decided to stay with us. Thank you for being a wonderful ambassador for our Resort and sharing such wonderful words about our staff. Our main goal is to provide to our guests a memorable stay, and reading that you had one, makes us very proud. We are looking forward to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in September. Kind regards,
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Snowflake_Fairy wrote a review Apr 2023
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We normally stay at Quinta do Lago but this time decided to try Dunas Douradas for a change. We stayed in D33 ground floor apartment with hot tub and partial sea view. The apartment was well equipped, very clean and quiet - just as we like it. It was a short walk to the beach and to the pool. All the staff around the resort was super helpful and friendly. We didn’t have a chance to eat in the restaurant but ordered in couple of times and the food was good. Also Maria’s is very conveniently located just outside the beach club. I would recommend hiring a car if you stay in this resort particularly if you want to explore the local area or do shopping. However, if you eat on site or in the nearby beach restaurants and are happy just staying out then the car is not necessary. We absolutely loved Dunas Douradas and and can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, General Manager at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 5 Apr 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Dunas Douradas Beach Club. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our resort and its surrounds and thank you for your comments about our amazing team. We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back to DDBC very soon. Kind regards
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DandMLagoa34 wrote a review Apr 2020
Staines, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are frequent visitors to the Beach Club and were due to check in a week ago but our flight was cancelled and the Algarve is closed. The club is closed to visitors and most of the staff are staying home. We sincerely hope that our favourite resort will be back to normal soon. If so we'll be on the first available flight. Best wishes to all friends who always make our stay relaxing and memorable. It can't be easy for any of them but hang on it won't be for ever. For those that want to sample the club try off peak - September and October are delightful and Christmas and New Year well worth a visit. You wont be disappointed
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 21 Sept 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words in such difficult times. We truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you in a near future. Stay safe. Kind Regards,
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FootyFan wrote a review May 2024
Surrey, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have been coming here for years now and gets better every time. It has a special place in me and my family’s heart. The pool is very good and the services available at this hotel is fantastic. The reception are fabulous and help you to settle in and make the goodbyes of this resort a little bit less worse. The rooms are clean and function well. They also have a very good design. I recommend getting a room with a jacuzzi and a room that is fairly central if you have kids. The restaurant is very good and very nice to go to for drinks, a pool side milkshake or an evening meal. The staff from the lifeguards to the bartender to the cleaners they are all exceptional and I want them to be thanked for their efforts. I recommend visiting Maria’s Restaurant which is on the beach directly opposite the hotel and accessible via a gate which is opened by your room key. The whole hotel is enclosed and patrolled by security 24/7 there are also many great things for kids to do such as play on the grass, swim or play many different sports on the grass. There is a shop which sells fresh goods and many different drinks and food. If you don’t want to go to the restaurant each room has a functional kitchen which comes with a BBQ outside. I love this resort and I am definitely coming back soon!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Visit Maria’s and try the Saudade restaurant which is next to the pool!
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Owner at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your time you took to write this review. We are glad to hear that you stay fulfilled all your expectations, and that you found our staff friendly and helpful. On behalf of the resort team, we should also like to thank you for your kind words, every member of the staff is trying to create a personal experience for our guests. It is certainly wonderful to hear that at our Resort location, facilities and our friendly staff have met your expectations. Once again, thank you indeed for your positive observation and we sincerely look forward to your return visit in the near future. Kind Regards
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Rossi B wrote a review Oct 2020
Newtownards, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I arrived here for our wedding in September. From the day we arrived to the day we left as a married couple all the staff we encountered were absolutely amazing. A few special mentions for Claudia, Detmar, Paulo, Joana and Augusto who made everything that little bit more special. The day was well orchestrated and everything was perfect for us.

The property and amenities are well maintained and of a high standard. Their restaurant Saudade is very pleasant and the food is top quality. It is also far better than local restaurants close by! There is a massive beach that is accessible from the resort. In the accommodation you will find everything that you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Some apartments have jacuzzis and all have barbecues on the patio. We will definitely return to the stunning Dunas Douradas!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback about your wedding with us. We are extremely pleased that you were truly happy with all the services provided during your most special day. The comfort and satisfaction of our guests are our top priorities and such a feedback encourages us to do more and better. On behalf of DDBC we wish you all the best and a very happy future, and hope to welcome you back in a near future. Kind Regards,
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babaies0109 wrote a review Aug 2022
Camberley, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I complete forgot to leave review from our last visit, it was so lovely we are returning again next month. The apartments are lovely, spacious and well maintained with lots of outside entertaining areas. Pools well kept and never over crowded. All the staff are very helpful. Perfect location for stepping out to beach with private access. Within distance of lots of great restaurants. The on site restaurant Saudade was also good and provided room service too. We found that a car wasn't necessary as Uber's were plentiful. One small thing we found the onsite supermarket expensive and a bit limited but great for fresh bread and cakes, there is a larger supermarket a short drive away.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Silvia Silva, General Manager at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 1 Sept 2022
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your magnificent review. Is much appreciated for all the team. We hope to welcome you back next month and provide you another fantastic holiday. Best regards from all the team
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Garp12 wrote a review Oct 2020
Korbeek-Dijle, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely fantastic resort. The quality and comfort levels of the condominiums is amongst the best I have ever seen.
The staff were all very friendly, the facilities top notch and the food in the restaurant was very good at reasonable prices.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is feedback such as yours that inspires us to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave with fond memories. We hope to have the honour of welcoming you back, before long. Kind Regards
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Stephan wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one week at this resort and absolutely loved it. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! The apartment we had (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom) was extremly big, well equipped and comfortable!

We felt completely safe and secure as all COVID precausions were there but didn't negatively impact our stay. The beach is just lovely and is a few minutes walk away.

We will definitely come back once the whole COVID-drama is over as we would still like to experience the resort to the fullest without any restrictions :)
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comments with TripAdvisor community. We are very pleased that during your recent week’s holiday at DDBC we have truly exceeded your expectations in terms of facilities and through our Team. We feel very proud to hear that all measures that we take to make sure our guests are safe in these COVID times, did not impact negatively your stay. This comment was very important to us, as all our efforts are to make sure our guests are safe but also leave with fond memories. Thank you so much you have really made our day. Great to know that you liked it so much that you will be visiting us again, we really look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards,
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Millie W asked a question Sept 2023
Borough of Brentwood, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Do you have a gym class timetable?
Answer from Silvia B
6 contributions
Hello, At the moment we have pilates on tuesdays and thrusdays at 9am. If you have any inquiries, please don’t hesitate in contact us.
Answer from Sergio F
Faro, Portugal44 contributions4 helpful votes
Dear Victoria Thank you for your inquire. All bookings at Dunas Douradas Beach Club must go through the Resort reservations team. Direct bookings directly with owners are not permitted. Best regards
Answer from Sergio F
Faro, Portugal44 contributions4 helpful votes
Dear Joanna The Beach Club is within walking distance to the (original) Dunas Douradas. Depending on where at Dunas Douradas you booked it can be from 1 to 5min walking.
Louburkeen asked a question May 2021
Dublin, Ireland86 contributions32 helpful votes
Hello are pool towels provided or should we bring our own? Thanks
Answer from Silvia B
6 contributions
Dear Guest, Thank you for your message. We are pleased to inform that we provide the beach towels. Kind Regards,
FootyFan wrote a tip May 2024
Surrey, United Kingdom90 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit Maria’s and try the Saudade restaurant which is next to the pool!"
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SheilaWestYorkshire wrote a tip May 2023
Dewsbury, United Kingdom174 contributions115 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the Uber app if you don’t have a car with you."
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Negar S wrote a tip Jul 2022
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A little isolated so a car made it much easier."
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Cameron Davies wrote a tip Jul 2021
Brentwood, United Kingdom426 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request apartments with refurbished interiors or better locations"
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suelawrence53 wrote a tip Sept 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The resort is built in such a way that there isn't a bad apartment/villa."
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PRICE RANGE
£312 - £606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictLouleAlmancilVale do Garrao
NUMBER OF ROOMS
140
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Which popular attractions are close to Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Nearby attractions include Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Well Vale Do Lobo, Xenia, and Sandbanks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Dunas Douradas Beach Club have airport transportation?
Yes, Dunas Douradas Beach Club offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dunas Douradas Beach Club located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Vale do Garrao.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Dunas Douradas Beach Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town Faro (7.1 miles), Muralhas de Faro (7.0 miles), and Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu (9.1 miles).
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