The luxurious Melia Dunas faces the ocean, and has a boulevard brimming with places to eat and drink.
This resort leads down to the white sands of Algodoeiro Beach. It’s huge - in fact, it'll take around 15 minutes to walk from one side to the other - and is surrounded by tropical gardens. Santa Maria is just a few minutes' drive away, too.
Interior designers here are going for something completely contemporary, so expect rooms and public spaces dressed in neutral, earthy tones, and accessorised by plants and wall art.
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- 20kg luggage allowance on Thomson Airways
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1 visit to each à la carte restaurant included per week. Select local alcoholic and soft drinks. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools
The Melia Dunas offers up a pair of pools, one of which is exclusive to those staying in the adults-only The Level rooms.
Atlantis buffet restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Gelatto's ice-cream stand*
Gelatto's has a range of Italian favourites.
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Adult's Area Premium Double Room with Pool View and Balcony or Terrace
Premium Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
These spacious, premium double rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that bit of fresh air. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning and a TV included. These double rooms come with an extra bed that's suitable for a child.
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We stayed for a week in July, first of all can I say we upgraded to be Level guests before we came and I am so glad we did. The level reception and bar area and the Level pool and all the staff there were exceptional. We were unfortunate that we did get an upset tummy and we are still no back to normal after two weeks back home. The Saheel for breakfast was lovely, we were very underwhelmed with the Rancho 33 euros for a T bone steak and 32 euros for a porterhouse steak and we didn't even look at the prices for the wine. The Saheel for us was a disappointment we were in and out of there in double quick time. As for the other two restaurants we were able to use, (and I might add we think this is where we got the upset stomachs from) food from the kitchen was tepid to say the least and the only hot food we had was from two cooking stations and I might add the pasta and Chinese dishes were delicious. The management of the three Melia hotels seriously need to up their game in this respect. We did venture into Santa Maria during our stay but once again we did feel intimidated and couldn't wait to get back to the hotel. In closure I would just like to say that all the staff work their tails off and are so friendly , it is just a shame that the Melia didn't live up to out expectations.More
Antonio at the rancho restaurant was very friendly and helped me feel as though I was at home, he provided great service,he was very sociable and made me and my family fell welcome at the resort The food was great and the restaurant was very clean, great atmosphere will revisit in the future! More
Returned visit but not impressed with the changes and no communication
We came back as a couple, less than a year after visiting with all the children. On arrival we were turned away from the main restaurant and explained the resort had split into 2. Thomson didn't feel the need to tell us this so we had no idea. We were not impressed with the buffet on night one for the Melia guests, so much so we had nothing to eat. However, it did get better but my concern was that we'd booked for next year with kids already. We have tried to change our booking to the Sol Dunas now we know about the changes and Thomson have been utterly useless and unhelpful. I've had to pay £300 to amend my booking to the Sol which is the better area for families in my opinion and I'm not happy. It didn't ruin our week at Melia but the changes should have certainly been communicated to us as we booked before any changes were made. We were made to feel like the poor relations even though we'd paid a lot more to come back than our visit last year. We had to move rooms as the Velvet bar kept us awake at 2am, which isn't positioned in best area where all the residents are trying to sleep! The hotel were helpful in changing rooms and as usual the staff were really friendly and helpful. Can't fault them. I'm just hoping and praying nothing else changes for next August when we go back with all the kids to the Sol Dunas else I will be really upset. In my opinion, they are better off making the Melia area Adults Only and keeping Sol for families...More
Very good service from Antonio in the restaurant ! Certainly diserves a promotion ! Had a good time there and the food was also very good. Greetings from iggy, nynke, pavell, jonas, matthias, crissi, jean-claude, oswald, jean pierre, jonas van landschoot en arne de smetMore
Very clean & great atmosphere!
We stayed here a few weeks ago and found the hotel to be very clean and tidy! Rooms were great it was huge! Food was nice a lot of variations and two other restaurants you can book into, a grill and Indian, also very good. We booked to go on some tours with the locals all very professional and chatty! Went into the main town Santa Maria a few times great beaches ! Locals bring in their daily catches to the pier so watch out if you don't like the smell but very interesting to see! They can be slightly pushy in getting you to buy stuff but we didn't mind it too much. Overall staff very friendly a lot of different entertainments happening each night, food good and very clean would recommend weather was great too with a breeze ! More
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