It was very easy to book this apartment and the property manager Helio was very willing to answer any questions and quick to respond to queries. We booked a taxi transfer through him which was successful. Quarteria is not far from Faro and our journey took about 30 minutes. Andre was at the apartment when we arrived and showed us round answering any questions we had.
It is a lovely apartment, clean, new, spacious and well equipped. The pool was well used by us as we had our eight year old granddaughter with us but it was definitely on the chilly side as it is in the shade for a good part of the day!
The location is good and would suit many but it was further from the beach than we thought. The location that the 'map' shows is not correct and it is further out. One of our little group has mobility problems so we struggled a bit to get up the road after an evening in town! For most people though this would not be a problem.
A good thing was that there was a bus stop right outside that will take you to Vilamoura or Faro. The bus service is reliable but not especially frequent, so a timetable is required. The 'information' service along the front is helpful but it would be most helpful to have the bus timetables and information in the apartment!
The promenade is lovely to walk along....it is completely flat and accessible which suited us.
I would say Quarteria is less sophisticated than Vilamoura. A lot of local people choose to take their holidays there so the atmosphere is more laid back which we liked! There is a bigger selection of restaurants though in Vilamoura. However, if you can get the bus times right, as we did, you could have a few lovely meals in Vilamoura and still get back easily to the apartment in Quarteria.
This apartment is located in a modernt block near the Hotel Zodiaco and only a few minutes away from the beach and the main promenade. The apartment was clean, bright and well furnished. There are two bedrooms sleeping four people and two bathrooms along with a modern fitted kitchen (including fridge/freezer, hob, oven and washing machine). It has a balcony that wraps around two sides giving sea views in one direction and overlooking a pool that is part of the development on the other. The location was quiet and peaceful yet only a short stroll from restaurants, shops and the beach. Although we didn't need it, there is basement parking available. There is access to a shared pool but this is unheated. Probably not a problem in mid-July but a bit on the chilly side during our stay. For those staying during the hottest months there are two air conditioning units in the apartment. One of the main bus collection points for the AquaPark is directly across the road. Vilamoura is a pleasant forty five minute stroll away along the promenade.
Helio replied to a number of our queries before our trip and Andre greeted us on arrival and departing. Both were courteous and helpful. They organised airport transfers for us in each direction.
All in all, I would recommend the apartment for those seeking a good quality, clean place to holiday in Quarteira. We would definitely stay again.