It's 1.50am and the square outside is full of Portuguese teenagers playing football, shouting and yelling. I'm as easy-going as you like normally but enough already! Go to bed!! I just had to go out to my balcony to ask them to be quiet. The hotel is nice, basic but clean and comfortable. It's just the location at night-time - the square seems to be a hub for noisy kids. Be nice if the reception staff could ask them to quieten down but hey-ho....
8 Days of relaxation!
buntybutleron 17/07/2017 13:10
We usually prefer higher end Hotels but our stay at the Casablanca Inn in Monte Gordo has made us re-think this as for a cheap get a way this hotel was perfect! It is in a square facing a short stroll down the road to the beautiful sandy beach. The hotel itself is in traditional Portuguese stile and the rooms although a little dated are spotlessly clean.Just 2 floors high this small hotel does have a lift. The staff are excellent they are extremely helpful and welcoming,especially the Maids The pool is small but is kept very clean along with the surrounding sun loungers and the 1st floor patio area by staff. Breakfast is buffet style with plenty of choice .they offer a small menu for snacks to purchase up to 3pm. Evening meal choices (which we did not have) are more limited. We had several cocktails during happy hour in the bar area and the Bartenders are very knowledgeable. We booked an early trip to Seville and the Hotel provided us with a packed lunch. In the local area there are lots of bars and restaurants with plenty of variety.This is a Portuguese sea side resort so the shops reflect this. You can easily travel along the coast by bus to other towns and villages for a reasonable price. We would definitely stay here again for a relaxing break!
A Week in Monte Gordo
GeminiHolmeson 01/07/2017 21:16
Basic, good value hotel which could do with a bit of TLC. Our room was a good size but, although there was a small balcony, we couldn't sit out because of the positioning of the AC unit as it was very hot and noisy!! Bathroom could have done with a decent loo seat instead of the cheap plastic one; also a hook on the back of the door would have been helpful as would some more shelves/storage. Breakfasts were basic but adequate - however, the jugs of juice and water should have been in ice and the bread/cakes etc were not covered up so quickly became hard/dry. The cats and dog belonging to the hotel were generally not a nuisance but the cats were allowed to sit on the sofas in the lounge area, leaving hairs etc behind [not nice]. We booked a trip on the River Guadiana with one of the Receptionists but the bus didn't turn up so after half an hour of standing in the sun we went over to the actual tour company who said that the trip had not been booked and as we were coming home the following day and there wasn't another available trip before then we had to have our money back. Apparently, this has happened before so if you want to book a trip I suggest you do it directly with the tour company. I will say though that all the staff at the Casablanca were really lovely and helpful.
514gregorywon 24/06/2017 17:21
Good overall experience location and hotel not noisy nice restaurant But not many Bar's prices reasonable for food and drink town clean pavements can be uneven if you have high heels or disabled no nightclubs etc but street entertainment most days
J0hn0llieon 03/06/2017 10:01
I have been to this hotel a number of times it is always welcoming with nothing to much trouble, it's clean the rooms are a good size with balconies. The swimming pool is adequate. I am disabled which the hotel really goes the extra mile to help. the position of the hotel means it's easy to the beach and the town. My wife and stay bed and breakfast as we like to try different restaurants but the hotel offers their restaurant meals at a reduced rate which can be bought as required at a reduced rate. As the whole area is flat it's ideal. The beach has board walks for wheel chair use and the beach is stunning with life guards and attendants who have special equipment to take the really infirm into the sea then bring them out to their wheel chair or sun bed.