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Sitio do Garrao, Vale do Garrao, Loule 902-8135 Portugal
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in Vale do Garrao
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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Baggage storage
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
339Reviews28Q+A75Room tips
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Cameron Davies wrote a review Jul 2021
Brentwood, United Kingdom273 contributions91 helpful votes
We visited Dunas Douradas for only a week (we wish it had been longer!), having been coming on and off for the past 11 years. It has been a fantastic stay once again, both in terms of service and accommodation, especially considering the hindrances caused by COVID-19. There are so many things that this resort does well time and time again, but still a few very small issues which could be improved upon. Pros of the resort 1. Clubhouse Services - the pool is a very pleasant, relaxing and well-service location. There are 3 large outdoor pools, and even when the resort is at full capacity (which it was during our stay), it still feels like a quiet and spacious area. The staff here are equally attentive and polite, whether it’s putting up an umbrella or delivering lunch to your sunbed. It really feels like paradise and is very enjoyable. In addition, the facilities have recently been refurbished, to include a brand new mini market, selling all the essentials you’d need (food, fresh bread, etc.), restaurant, bar, gym, spa, and indoor pool. It looks very pleasing and is a very nice service to have when staying in an apartment. 2. Restaurant / Takeaway - the restaurant << Saudade >> has been changing over the past few years, and although before it had been a fairly average restaurant, we have had some fantastic dinners and breakfasts - the fried breakfast and spaghetti bolognese was particularly tasty, and the pricing is very reasonable. Again the staff are attentive, upbeat, and efficient. It is also a varied and large menu so you can dine and get a takeaway without having the same dish every time. 3. COVID-19 response - I have stayed at a couple of hotels and resorts over the past year and a half, but it’s safe to say no other resort comes close in the response to COVID-19, not just in respect to cleanliness and mitigation (although this was impeccable - the apartments were cleaned thoroughly every day and masks etc. were strictly needed throughout), but also with regard to testing. Testing especially when travelling from the UK is extremely complicated at current, and changes every day. However, the beach club did not see this as a problem, and made it so easy and helpful to book and have a test within the resort. Simply, we told them where we were going, they told us what test we needed, and then called us up the day before with a time. You turn up to reception and take a test there. It’s quick and simple, and we really appreciated that stressful factor being removed from our holiday. 4. Upkeep - every time I review this resort I say it, but for as many times as you’d like to hear the maintenance and care for the facilities and the grounds of the hotel is exceptional - from the watering of the grass and plants to the cleanliness of the apartment and facilities, it’s really hard to tell that the resort has been around for almost 15 years, because it looks like new! One Pro and Con I have sometimes spoken about the apartments in the resort looking ‘dated.’ I will agree today with my previous statement that the design and interior of the apartments still is not the most modern or the most swanky for a 5-star hotel in the area, however, it is nice to see the resort is making an effort to refurbish some of the apartments. It is however a very small issue, because I appreciate that it is mostly at the discretion of the apartment owners to change the design rather than the hotel’s, and if you get in contact with the resort before hand they are always more than happy to accommodate you in a recently-refurbished apartment, which has a much more modern interior for 2021. That said, we were really pleased with our apartment this year - although it still had the same design in the bathroom and kitchen etc. as before, the facilities remain fully functional and luxurious to use. In addition, we were very pleased that we had a sea view despite booking a ‘garden’ apartment. There is still access to a roof terrace, two very comfortable bedrooms, a very nice shower and a comfortable seating area with a smart TV. It had everything we needed and was spotless throughout our entire stay. I feel it is worth flagging that a lot of the photos DDBC advertises do not quite do the apartments/villas justice - they are much more luxurious, spacious and modern than they look on TripAdvisor and indeed their website. Cons - there are very few and they are nit-picky things which are just worth noting in case they make more of a difference to other visitors! 1. Cleaning service - although I have gone on about the thorough cleaning service, there isn’t a fixed cleaning schedule, and sometimes there is only one cleaner going round the rooms - as a result sometimes we have to wait a while outside having returned from the beach etc. but as I said it’s not a big deal and we were very easy with this. 2. Location of apartment - there’s nothing that can be done about this but having been in a closer apartment before, sometimes we felt it was a bit of an inconvenience being a bit further away from the clubhouse and having to walk for over 5 minutes to get there. This wasn’t so much a problem if we walked there and came back 5 hours later, but when we forgot something then it became a bit of a pain. There really isn’t much else we felt was a problem - having been coming to this resort for a very long time now and having visited a lot of other high-ranking hotels and resorts in the area we can firmly say that this one is our favourite and is a truly hidden gem - the location being near the sea, the food, the service, everything is there and we couldn’t be more grateful to call it home for the very short 1 week we had it for. Apart from the slightly dated interiors I would be happy to call this resort more or less perfect! Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable after a very stressful pandemic.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Request apartments with refurbished interiors or better locations
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Response from Silvia Biscaia, Diretor-Geral at Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Responded 30 Jul 2021
Dear Guest, We are very thankful for your words and that you took the time to share your feedback with us. We are really grateful for your wonderful comments that we will share with our team. The comfort and satisfaction of our guests are our top priorities and such a feedback encourages us to do more and better. We do pride ourselves on our genuine hospitality and service and it is great to read that our team made such a positive impression on your stay. We thank you for recognising our efforts. Thank you for being a wonderful ambassador for our Resort and we very much look forward to welcome you back sometime soon. Kind Regards,
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pcfialho wrote a review Jan 2021
Lisbon, Portugal935 contributions164 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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
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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 Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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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Stephan wrote a review Nov 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Sleep Quality
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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Rossi B wrote a review Oct 2020
Newtownards, United Kingdom18 contributions19 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
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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US$172 - US$583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictLouleAlmancilVale do Garrao
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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 (0.7 km), ParTee Mini Golf (1.0 km), and Aderita Artistic Space (0.7 km).
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, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
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 U&Co., Xenia, and Izzy's Beach Restaurant.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dunas Douradas Beach Club offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dunas Douradas Beach Club located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km 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 (11.2 km), Muralhas de Faro (11.5 km), and Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu (14.7 km).