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Calema Aparthotel
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Monte Gordo
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norwich, norfolk
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Reviewed 23 June 2004

We have just come back from Monte Gordo, having had a two week holiday staying at the Calema Aparthotel.
We were half board. The hotel was wonderful, very very clean, we had a fab room with a very large balcony. We were on the 4th floor at the very end.
The view wasnt fantastic, a very grubby building opposite.but we did over look the pool. which was lovely.
The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful.
The food was ok, hot and well presented. But what we were dissapointed with was the lack of choice.
Although 2 days before we left they had just introduced buffet self service style. We found that the food was not very hot, plus there were no vegs to have with the meat dishes.
Dont get me wrong, We really enjoyed our stay.
There was defiantly a lack of evening entertainment in the bars and hotels.
The show at the casino is well worth a visit.
The beaches were fab.
I would defiantly go back.


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Braunschweig, Germany
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Reviewed 23 May 2004

Me and my wife have just arrived back today from a great weeks holiday in Monte Gordo, We stayed at the Calema and found it to be a very good Hotel, The Hotel staff are extremely nice, polite and
helpfull, one day there was no water for a short period in the morning, but the whole district was cut
off, it wasn't the hotels fault and it was only for a short while.The rooms and sanitation are very clean
and the cleaning staff are very thorough. The locals who live across the road are also very nice.
We also loved Villa Real which is a short distance away from Monte Gordo and is practically the last town before the Spanish Border the Town has an interesting centre and the shops are nice.The beach in Monte Gordo and the surrounding areas are fantastic, and the ocean is really comfortable to swim in when the sun has been shining a few days.If you are British get down to Mr Bees and say hallo to John and Michelle really nice people and the grubs good. We are definitely going again. Thank you Calema, thank you John and Michelle,And a very big thanks to the Portugese people.

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Middlesbrough
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Reviewed 22 February 2004

I thought that it was an alright place. Me, my mam and my brother went there on holiday on 13 th May 2003 and it never rained once.It was some of the highest temperatures ive ever been in, it was in the mid 30's!!!!

Anyway, the hotel staff were brill and there was this man who posed in the mirror in his noce suede jacket and he caught me making fun of him.

The lounge was very well furnished and there was a host of measls and drinks never mind the ice cream in the fridge!!!

The internet never worked when i was there but there was a pool table and pacman machine. it was fun, it was.

the tourist guide only came to tell us when the bus was gonna pick us up and what trips were avaulable. There was onlyy our family who went there on that day but when we left there was a couple of celtic fans there because it was Porto v.s Celtic.

There were 2 pool, (indoor and outdoor) and 2 blocks. Block 2 was the best by far with posh lifts and marble floors, well, i stayed in Block 1.

Not much entertainment, teley, but mainly foreign, No sky TV so i couldnt watch the England match.

That was it really, all in all, a good hotel!!!!

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Reviewed 26 December 2003

I went to Calema in October 2nd 2003 with my family, there were 8 of us there!, im 16 and thought it was absoulutely stunning!! The staff are all really nice although there was not much entertainment at night but we were there when it was winter for them. I would definately go back!!!

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Reviewed 11 October 2003

The Calema was a very nice place to stay during our holiday. The only thing that let it down was the lack of night time entertainment, However we did gp in Sept/ Oct so it was towards the end of the summer season.

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Cambridge,England
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Reviewed 12 August 2003

I stayed at Calema with my parants in May last year. All of us thought that it was really nice place to stay. Our room was really clean and modern and very spacious, we had a nice balcony overlooking the pool.The pool area was quite small but nice as me and my Mum could go swimming with the whole pool to our selves! Next to the pool was a sunbathing area which again wasnt very busy and nice to relax. The Hotel is only a short walk away from the beach,shops etc. The things we didnt like were that the hotel faces out on what can only be described as shacks where very poor/homeless people live and they have dogs that run near you out on the street.These people used to stare at us a lot and i was scared they might rob us! Also there isnt that much to do except visit the beach during the day then restaurants at night, there arnt any clubs so not good for people wanting a lively holiday! Another thing we found is that staff in shops were very rude and half of the shops were shut when they were meant to be open! Apart from this it was a good relaxing holiday! Not very noisy at night only the odd bang of doors here and there from other rooms! Staff at hotel were very friendly and polite! If your after a nice relaxing holiday this is the place to go! PS Visit Mr Bs resturant for good english food and very friendly service! Stacx

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Additional Information about Calema Aparthotel

Address: Avenida da Catalunha, Monte Gordo 8900-400, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Monte Gordo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Monte Gordo
Price Range: £24 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Calema Aparthotel 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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