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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Food & Drink
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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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2 Bedroom Suite with Balcony or Terrace
These modern 2-bedroom suites offer plenty of space and natural light. They come with a balcony or a terrace for that added outdoor space. And they have a twin and a double bedroom. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning included. Image shown is the planned appearance.
Adult's Area Premium Double Room with Pool View and Balcony or Terrace
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We arrived late Sunday night and check in was easy, everyone very helpful and the bell boy took us straight to our room on the cart. The hotel split wasn't confusing at all, it was explained to us at check in what we could use and what we couldn't, The Melia side is closer to the beach but I got the feeling the Sol side was more family centred. The hotel is beautiful and very clean! We had room 345 which is on the boulevard, central for almost everything on the Melia side, the rooms are spacious and very modern, I've seen a few reviews complaining about the amount of plug sockets but we didn't have this issue. There is a hairdryer but no iron. The Pools are big and lovely, the pool bars are also good Josais at the Brava pool bar was lovely and never failed to put a smile on our faces! We spent most of our time at the pool behind reception, the bar staff were really lovely! We ate at all of the four restaurants available to Melia guests: Atlantis - Buffet restaurant was good, it had a little variety of food inside then outside had a show cooking section and a Wok section. Always something to eat! Aqua - Mediterranean restaurant was by far our favourite for Breakfast and Lunch! Omelettes are brilliant and the pizza/pasta and chicken all amazing for lunch! The burgers on the snack menus were unbelievably good! Jamier and Ridson were our favourite staff members and made our meal times easier and trouble free, they really are a credit! Rancho - Grill restaurant was out favourite for evening meal and the choice was good, I would recommend the Corn flake chicken and trio of burgers! You can book the restaurants as many times as you like, you're not limited to certain visits during your stay! Antonio and Lizender at Rancho were always very helpful and couldn't do enough for us! Sahel - Indian restaurant was okay. We didn't enjoy it as much as the others but that's probably just our taste! Over all, we were sceptical about coming after reading some reviews and we have genuinely had the most amazing 10 nights, we would definitely recommend to everyone! Just a few tips - * Bring lots of suncream! I usually wear 6/10 and needed 30! The sun is hot! * Also lots of mosquito spray, they're around a lot at night but didn't bother us with spray * Try and bring small Euros as not many people has change due to it not being their currency * Go and see the island, it's beautiful * Don't listen to all reviews, go and make your own opinion! We did and I'm so glad we did! More
Fabulous 1st visit to Cape Verde
The staff at this hotel are so friendly and accommodating. Service in the Atlantis restaurant was occasionally slow but on the whole was very good. Sun beds were always available both by the pool and at the beach. I especially loved Yoga on the beach. We only watched one show by the animation team - The Lion King was great. Our room was amazing with huge bed and lounge. My only criticism would be to put the fridge in the lounge area instead of the bedroom as it can be a hit noisy at night. Water was not restocked in the fridge every day. We had a fantastic time here. More
This was our first holiday in a while, we wanted sunbeds, a pool and relaxation. It was perfect. excellent service and surroundings. The bars and restaurants were amply stocked with abundant food and drink. The staff were attentive and efficient and we found it very clean. The only down side was the mosquitoes. Be sure to take adequate protection and high factor sunscreen for those who easily burn. The sun is very strong. Young ill have a fabulous time. EnjoyMore
Still great value for money, However to get the benefit of all of the the hotel amenities since it has split I would recommend upgrading to the Level, the service you receive is excellent and this also includes getting branded spirits in all of the bars which is a bonus. We had an issue with the air conditioning in our room which was not repaired and we never had the slippers or robes which should be in all Level rooms (which considering it was 27 degrees in there due to no air con wasn't really an issue 😄) These are minor details that did not ruin our stay and would not deter us from returning, the weather was fantastic, perfect holiday location for year round sunshine. We travelled with family this time after recommending the hotel to them following our previous stay with friends, which is always a worry when you have recommended something, we shouldn't have worried though as they loved it too and would also return.......don't be put off by all the bad reviews on here some people clearly only look for the negatives.More
Sarah W, 186278
First impressions, looked very nice hotel, spacious room ,very comfortable bed, plenty of storage, main buffet restaurant Atlantis was swarming with flies, only one type of juice at breakfast which was orange. ridiculous for a 5 star hotel, cocktails were very poor, if you want brand alcohol drinks you have to pay extra, you have to pay extra for R&Js champagne bar, extra for macchiato coffee bar. extra for ice cream parlour, and 15 /30 Euros for mini bar, when I booked our holiday on line there was no mention of any of that, when you book an all inclusive 5 star holiday, that's what you should get ALL INCLUSIVE, first choice 5 star hotels are very overrated , will not be returning, pool area clean and plenty sun loungers, food in Ala Carte restaurants very poor.More
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