Much better facilities than the 3-star rating indicates (Lounge, TV room, large bar area, games/reading room). Slightly run-down, but very comfortable. Room size excellent, good sea view, good standard of cleanliness. Very good breakfasts (and buffet dinner at E20 per head per night - but we only ate-in once). Bar prices high except during happy hour - but a pleasant walk into town to the numerous cafes. 45 min drive from Faro airport. Car parking fine. Good base for cycling (hire shop over the road) and walking in the Guadiana Valley. Would recommend having a car - local bus and train services fairly infrequent. Staff very obliging. Pool was too cold to use (March) but sea was ok for a quick dip. Guests mainly Dutch and UK pensioners, but some younger people. Interesting birds in the gardens - hoopoes, redstarts etc. Monte Gordo itself is a newish development - not terribly enthralling. VR de Santo Antonio is within walking distance, and has more traditional Portuguese architecture (rebuilt in the 18th century after being flattened by a Tsunami) and shops. Castro Marim worth a visit, and a ferry ride across the estuary to Ayamonte in Spain worth doing (E2.30 each way)
Very enjoyable stay !
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- Hotel Vasco Da Gama
- Vasco Da Gama Monte Gordo
- Vasco Da Gama Hotel Monte Gordo, Portugal - Algarve