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Quinta do Paraiso
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Returned from a 10 night holiday with my girlfriend on 03/08/12.

On arrival, we checked in hassle-free at reception where we rented a fan (no air-con in our room) for 10 Euros for the duration of our stay. We were taken by the site minibus up to our room and shown to the door - helpful as weren't particularly near to reception.

The 'studio apartment' was clean and tidy on a arrival and was much bigger than expected. Fridge, hob, sink, small dining table and loads of plates/cutlery etc. I mentioned there was no air-con and as someone that hates a hot room on holiday, I can say that a fan was needed to keep the room cool at night, but it was more than sufficient. Cleaners came 5 times per week, left the room spotless and even id our washing up each day. I can't say if they were friendly as we didn't see them - they did a really good job though. Our room was a downhill walk to reception and the mini market which I guess could be an issue for some but it didn't bother us. I'd suggest you check where exactly your room is on the site if you aren't able to walk well and need easy access to reception / shop.

Our nearest pool was only yards away and was a good size, clean and had a kids pool by the side. Loads of sun loungers, parasols and shade. The pool bar was open between 1-5 and did very basic food, drink and ice creams - bit expensive for what you got but nothing that I wouldn't expect. By reception was another bigger pool area with another good sized couple of pools and a kids pool. Again clean, loads of loungers/parasols, not as much natural shade. The pool bar here was open all day and the staff put on activities for the kids at 3pm (water polo etc). This pool bar served a wider variety of food/drinks/cocktails, whilst the drinks were fine and a fairly standard price, the food wasn't great for the price and pretty basic. All pool bar staff were very friendly. We tended to get food and drink from the mini market and have lunch in our room. Mini market wasn't cheap but wasn't too bad, reasonable choice and friendly staff.

The location was good but a 15 minute walk into the centre of Carvoeiro - again not a problem for us but it might be for some. A free shuttle bus was available 3 times per day. We ate at the Italian restaurant on site once and although decent enough, we preferred the food in the centre of the town.

To sum up, positives include: Very clean, good pools, not too busy, activities if you have kids.
Negatives: A few stray cats (one walked into our room but not a problem generally), poor pool bar food, distance to the centre (only a negative if you don't like a stroll).

Very good overall and would have no problems returning or recommending to others.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank spellmania
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

An excellent place to stay with children.
Plenty of facilities for outdoor activities such as swimming, tennis, chess and drafts.
Set in well kept gardens, the Quinta is a short (15 minutes)walk from beaches,restaurants and shops in nearby Carvoeiro.
The Staff were all extremely helpful, courteous and attentive, from barstaff to waiters, "Animation kids' club " leaders, cleaning staff.
Our grand-daughter loved the morning sessions in "kids' club" and the evening entertainment. The swimming pools were well maintained and much enjoyed by all the family.

Room Tip: Our apartment was near the children's pool in a very quiet area on the edge of the Quinta. The equpment was limited , no kettle and no working television.We had no air conditioning but opening the windows was fine ! This was not a problem for us but may have been if we had stayed longer.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Rosina R
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

First of all the staff are the best. Very friendly and helpful and actually interact. The apartment we had was basic, dated but clean. However, we were on the outside edge of the complex and there is no tv (no problem to us but to some...) no kettle (annoying but there is a coffee percolator so we used that) and no phone which means no communication to reception which means a good 10-15 minute walk away if you wanted anything or had any problems that was alright going down the hill but not so much fun coming back. The shop on site is run by nice people and is clean but is too expensive and plays on the fact that they are the only shop around. The price of the drinks aound the pool area and in the restaurant are equally expensive when comparing to other resorts we go to in Portugal. Why a bottle of water 1.5 litre costs nearly 3 euros at the pool and over 3 euros 25 yards away in the restaurant is beyond me. And why so expensive anyway? We stayed on a half board basis which consisted of continental style breakfasts every morning and shall we say Eureopean food every night. There was not one single day where the food was geared up for the English market. Again not a huge problem but some people like their bacon and eggs. The swimming pools were great, 5 in total but beware the showers at the restaurant end of the pool. Yuk yuk yuk.. The actual town of Carvoeiro was nice but was a good 20 minute walk from the complex. To stay at this resort and complex you need to be aware of the walking and the hills but do you know what I would easily stay there again.

Room Tip: Pay to go better and nearer
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank nosspot
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Fantastic place to stay.
Ask which accomodation you will have when you book as this can vary between standard and superior and there is a big difference. It is definately worth upgrading to superior.
Also if you would like to stay at the quieter end, ask for the Jardim area which has a communal pool and a bar, it is about 10 minutes from the centre of Quinta (reception, bars, pool's, restaurants, small shop and kid's club). You may prefer to stay closer to all the facilities, Quinta is a lovely place to stay whatever your preference.
Language is not an issue as everyone on the Algarve speaks excellent English, in fact, they speak all the main languages.
All the locals are genuinely friendly and helpful.
The walk into town takes about 20 minutes. Taxi's are fairly cheap for the return journey, about 5 Euro's and easy to find (near the main square). It is not so easy to find a parking space in season, so this may be worth considering.
They are a wide variety of shops, many selling good quality merchandise. If you want more choice, there are shopping malls in Guia and Portimao.
The Intermarche in Carvoeiro is well stocked for grocery shopping.
There are a few water parks along the Algarve, all are a great fun. Zoomarine is a lovely
place to visit. There are great shows, a lovely pool, great water rides and you can book to swim with the Dolphins. There are lots of different boats trips to choose from that go from all the major marinas. Ria Formosa, close to Faro is another hidden gem which fantastic wildlife and amazing unspoilt beauty. The Monchique mountains are worth visiting too.
There is so much to do, whether you are young, more mature, a couple or a family.
The weather is more often than not very pleasant, you are very likely to be warmer and have less rain, than if you stay in the UK.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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19  Thank Denise7777
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Quinta do Paraiso resort. Wow... what a beautiful place, the complex is stunning with landscaped gardens and the apartments clean and well furnished.
We booked at the start of May on Ice Lolly and paid about 350 pounds for us both to stay in an apartment bed and breakfast. On arrival we were checked in simply and swifty and then were shown to our apartment, the complex is quite large so the guy took us in the shuttle bus.
Carvoeiro as a resort is amazing, the walk from the complex to the town square and beach is about a mile, the road turns to reveal a stunning view of the cliffs, the sea and Carvoeiro. The little town has a surprising amount going on, loads of decent restaurants, bars and little shops. Good restaurants are Jan's and O'Patio for top quality food.
Back to the Quinta do Paraiso, I'd like to add that the staff are lovely, the complex has a bar, the main man is Ricardo, he is a genuine, funny and charming bloke who makes a great cocktail. Other bonuses are the shuttle thar runs from the complex to the town if you dont fancy the walk, the many swimming pools and the great housekeeping team, they serviced our room every day mon-fri and left it spotless!
All in all a great holiday, great staff and a huge recommendation from me.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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15  Thank Rob C
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