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Convenient to the area for exploring
Our room had a big balcony with a nice view. The room and bathroom were clean. The breakfast was good. Some of the staff were a bit grumpy though not unfriendly. The coffee at the breakfast buffet was horrible. The room was a bit run down, and two lights (out of four) did not work.
the view of silves from our window was outstanding. breakfast in the morning was one of the best we had on the trip. staff was polite but not particularly friendly
Exploring the Local Town of Silves and easy access to the coast
The location (in Silves) was excellent for getting about the Algarve, and the hotel itself was very pleasant and well kept. Lovely decor, and good sized room with a balcony overlooking the town. The buffet breakfast every day had a good range of food (including fresh fruit salad, sorry Morag!), and the large circular swimming pool was great for cooling off! Our room was described as a double but should have been labelled as twin. There were 2 single beds pushed together, and made up as 2 singles aswell!. Also, the location of the hotel on the site is wrong, it's actually in Silves, just over the main bridge from the town. We spent 2 hours driving around in the dark trying to find it, so I hope this prevents someone else experiencing that!
The staff are all very welcoming............
Hotel position, staff, room. Evening meal was the worse we have ever had in Portugal. Metal chairs scraping on floor in breakfast room starting 6:45 am. The buffet breakfast was poor, no toast, cooked food, eggs. The fruit was tinned and the juice was a concentrate.
Situation very good, views lovely Staff OK but not over attentive. Lacking atmosphere as almost empty. Some things about the rooms were tired to say the least.
the view the breakfast has been the same for four years! There is no fresh fruit, and only processed cheese and cold meats. Also, the evening meals could be more interesting.
The location is very peaceful and beautiful. We had a wonderful stay - it was only one night and we wished we could have stayed longer.
The ;friendliness of the people who own the hotel was wonderful. They were most helpful in guiding us to the beach, Informing us of a most wonderful restaurant and answering questions. Our room was very attractive and comfortable and we especially enjoyed the large shower.
Far the cities, calm surroundings, clean and well designed rooms, helpful and friendly staff, excellent breakfast. Soft bed, creaking roof during all nights, quads passing close to building.
Very friendly and helpful owners. Nice and quiet rural place, close to the most beautiful Algarve beaches. Good breakfast, possibility to use the kitchen and barbecue. Lots of midges/mosquitos in the evening and sometimes a very rotten smell for a few hours, depending on the wind direction (presumably from the river). Weak A/C forcing to leave doors open overnight and let mosquitos in.
Being steel the bedroom doors are very noisy when people come and go late at night early in the morning.
Silence and peace
Being able to relax by the pool, then have a BBQ was great. When we were there it was full of families, so if you're after peace and quiet, this might not be for you.
The family atmosphere and the possibility to use the kitcen: like at home! The owners are very kind and the surrounding very beautyful: a good way to see pourtoguese nature.
nice location in the countryside, nice place, nice rooms, nice staff
This was a very nice, very quiet, very relaxing hotel in a good location to explore the Algarve. The owners are very nice accommodating people and I would recommend this hotel to anyone (with a car) who is looking for an exceptional hotel for a relaxing few days. Great pool as well!
The pool was very nice, particularly good for kids because of the baby pool and the beach entry feature. They had activities supplied for kids at the pool which was nice for my young son. The rooms were clean and modern, although the layout of our room wasn't the best. They cleaned the room daily. The minimarket provided some basic foods which helped us avoid having to go far away for food. Relatively close to city centre of Ferragudo. Some nice views to the river. We didn't use the skyline bar, but it appeared to be a nice feature. The restaurant food wasn't very good, it was acceptable, but I wouldn't recommend it. Decent access to Portimao and other locations, but you definitely need a car. Very nice resort - not excellent.
The hotel was clean and the rooms were well maintained . the pool area was safe for children . The pool area could be improved by regular maintenance and the additional bedding was not comfortable . the quality of food was poor , we booked for 2 adults and 2 children but the room was too small for 4 and we incurred an additional charge for our second child .
Modern, spacious apartment, good sized pool area with nice facilities. Service at the poolsise snack bar was a bit slow
Very family orientated but quiet, exactly what we were looking for, very comfortable & modern facilities in a lovely location - we will return No toddler play area and the snack bar service can be very slow
Hotel apartment was of excellent standard, clean, regularly serviced and very comfortable. Pool area divided into three sections - one suitable for younger children and two others for adults and older children. Not all the facilities where open, for example coffee bar at the reception did not open (even though we visted at a peak holiday period). Mini market available on site however not adequately stocked. Entertainment only two nights per week.
The pools were lovely, the apartments spacious and clean and it was a lovely quiet location Lack of a choice of places to eat in the evening, no room service. View from the apartment
We were put in a north facing apartment so never got any sun on the balcony. This was despite there being a low occupancy when we visited in April
Everything was of an excellent standard. A great place for families.
The Monte Santo resort had only been open for one week prior to our visit so was still experiencing "start up" issues. However, this in no way spoilt our enjoyment of the holiday. Staff were very accommodating and informative. Service under the circumstances was excellent.
Service and comfort. Good breakfast. Location too far from the beach. Rental car required.
Dining in the resort was excellent. The indoor and outdoor pools were also very enjoyable. Nothing
Wonderful resort, very luxurious.
new and beautifully appointed Heating hard to understand . It would have been nice if there had been some tea/coffee sachets available and some detergent for the dishwasher
the view to ocean and the wonderful room nothing, all o.k.
The quietness We are sure it will be nice but it was so deserted it was like being on a desert island.
The resort itself was lovely. The apartments and poolside were well kept and beautiful. Our fridge, iron and central control system did not work
I loved the quality and design/layout of the apartment and resort itself and could easily have moved in and stayed there!!! The staff were delightful too. I would have liked more equipment in the gym - a cross trainer, would be good.
It was such a nice place
The relaxed environment, cleanliness and excellent breakfast. Wonderful hotelier and staff. The limited street parking.
the kindness and attention was second to none. we were directed as to where to eat, (2 fantastic restaurants within walking distance) we got advice on where to go during our stay. we felt very welcomed and at home there. we will return for longer the next time. our thanks to John, Carlos and the staff. I was not happy parking on the street, but the car was fine.
A house full of character. Beautiful gardens & pool. A very friendly atmosphere was created by the proprietor. He was very obliging also.
The traditional style and approach of the accommodation and its relaxing location. It was also very convenient for motorway and access to Western Algarve
The hotel was very welcoming and the location is conveniently central. The facilities are very good. Breakfast was excellent, and the honesty bar system a very nice touch, making it a very relaxing place to stay. There could be a little more attention to detail with the cleaning in some areas of the hotel.
Rio Arade offered us the perfect relaxing get away, peaceful and comfortable with that special touch of personal service while still being near enough to restaurants and other facilities when required. Just what we wanted. No
I felt at home. Personal is very hospitable and helpful and hotel is comfortable Car is needed to visit beaches
John and Carlos were very welcoming and could not do enough for us and they recommended good quality restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for that personal touch within a relaxing atmosphere.
Relaxed friendly atmosphere. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Courtyard garden and pool delightful. John and Carlos always willing to help and advise. Occasional traffic noise might be a problem if in a room fronting the village street.