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Review of Quinta da Cardeira

THE APARTMENT IS THIRD FROM LEFT ON THE GROUND FLOOR
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18 reviews
THE APARTMENT IS THIRD FROM LEFT ON THE GROUND FLOOR
OUR LARGE TERRACE
THE POOL AREA AT NIGHT
THE APARTMENT ENTRANCE
THE LIVING AREA
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/LIVING AREA
1 DOUBLE BEDROOM WHICH ALSO OPENS ONTO THE TERRACE
BATHROOM
ANOTHER OF THE MANY BEACHES
THE TOWN
ANOTHER OF THE MANY BEACHES
THE BEAUTIFUL MARINA
MEIA PRAIA
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not Quite as Expected”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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As others have said this is a large, airy apartment that is let down by its lack of basic amenities. We are an older couple who like to shop in the local market for sea food and meat and lovely fresh vegetables then cook at our leisure in the evenings. Unfortunately the kitchen lacks the ability to cook in as there are no oven baking trays, no wooden spoons for stirring pans on the hob, no scissors, no bread knife. no tray with which to transport food and plates etc. to the patio for al fresco eating. We were supplied with ONE tea towel and no hand towel which meant I needed to rinse out the tea towel frequently. For the bathroom we were supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel each ( no bidet towel) which had to last for the full ten days we were there, likewise the bed linen was not changed. The shower curtain was stained with mildew so not very pleasant, there are no waste bins in the bedroom or bathroom. The only wall mirror in the apartment is in the bathroom but that has lost much of its silvering so difficult to put makeup on, also the light above this mirror has no bulb.There was no dressing table in the bedroom, and just one bedside light and one chair. In the living room the advertised TV is tiny and had just four Portugese stations so nothing to watch at all, and apart from the couch and four dining room chairs there is nowhere else to sit and unfortunately the couch is very hard! No coffee table so drinks had to go on the floor, there are no rugs anywhere in the apartment and the floor was very cold in April but when we plugged in the electric heater it blew all the fuses. The patio doors in the living room do not lock and lastly there are no loungers around the pool area for sunbathing.

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Liked best: The proximity to Lagos.
Liked least: Lack of basic amenities in apartment
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
11 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I had emailed you for some feedback already but heard nothing.

Firstly, I am sorry that the holiday wasn't what you expected and that the apartment didn't live up to your expectations. We do pride ourselves on the fact that this is the first bad review which we have had in 6 years and we do work hard to ensure that anyone who goes there has a pleasant, comfortably stay. With regards to the cleaning and maintenance issues, we do have new arrangements in place so I will resolve these issues with them immediately. I have been assured that the patio doors do lock. Had you contacted me on your stay, these issues would have been dealt with straight away. However, thank you for bringing these matters to my attention.

I must point out that the property is a 1 bedroom apartment. The apartment has a 2 seater sofa and 2 chairs and 1 x coffee table on the terrace, a 2 berth sofa bed and a table and 4 chairs in the living area, plus a chair in the bedroom. This amounts to 11 places to sit in a1 bedroom apartment and is usually sufficient for 2 people.

You are correct in that there is a mirror in the bathroom, there is also a full length mirror in the bedroom. 2 large mirrors are usually sufficient in a 1 bedroom apartment.

With regards to a dressing table. Unfortunately, as we have full length wardrobes, 2 x bedside tables and patio doors which lead out to a large terrace, there is nowhere for a dressing table to go. However, should, we choose to change the layout of the room, we will consider this.

I would like to end by saying that we have families of 4 who visit us year after year who tell us the the apartment is more than adequate to suit their requirements. It is unfortunate in life that you cannot always please everyone.

Please enjoy your future holidays, I am sorry that you were disappointed but thank you for your time.
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: location
Liked least: to short holiday
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Oct 2013
Hi edyta thank you for taking the time to post a review. It was a pleasure to deal with you and hope to hear from you again in the future. Kind regards Emma
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Barrowford
Reviewed 11 October 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The sunny terrace
Travelling group: Friends
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tricia
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“Very Relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed 20 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

This was our first time at Lagos, and loved it especially the beautiful Meia Praia beach.

Great location, just behind the habour and the town, Quinta da Cardeira couldn't have been nicer. A ground floor apartment which is spacious, clean, with a large swimming pool just outside the terrace which was quiet this time of year and suited us.
We will probably be back and will reccommend this apartment to friend and family

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Liked best: Privacy
Liked least: Travel from Airport almost 2 hours
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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West Midlands
Reviewed 28 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Sep 2012
We are glad that you experienced an enjoyable holiday. Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is very much appreciated.

Kind regards

Emma
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: spacious inside and out
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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