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Hotel Atismar
Ranked #38 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
southern ireland
Level 5 Contributor
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“mid term break in hotel atismar quateria”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

stayed first week of april with my two sons. I chose this hotel for its amazing location to the beach, shops and restraunts. We were extremely unfortunate that the weather was completly terriable , cold windy and rainy. Not the place to be with two kids for a week apart from the beach Quarteria is too quiet for kids . Its perfect for a romantic quiet get away . If we had the weather on our side we d have loved it. Took a trip to zoomarina in Guia brilliant pricey though so pre buy ticket on line . Do rent a car at the airport as taxi s and public transport is too expensive . If you do decide to bus it buy the multi trip card as individual journeys are dear. They charge children same price as adults per journey . Do eat at Dallas and Bem bom there beside bus station on the main street. If you like fish the market is at the end of the promonadeeading towards vilmoura . Do visit Vilmoura its ten min walk past the fish market heading west. Enjoy your trip .


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Fort William, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

I must admit that I despair about some of the reviews
Hotel Atismar is a three star hotel, and you get what you pay for.
All inclusive drinks are available 11 hours a day, so there is no need to panic at 21:45. You just buy them before the bewitching hour. They don't mind if you have two or three drinks on the table.They serve beer wine and local spirits, so you're not going to get proprietary brands, and nor could they afford to. Tonic and Diet Coke are not included so you buy in supermarket and add to the neat drink yourself. Simples!!
We stayed on the 3rd floor in a corner room and you had a sea view from the balcony. The bedroom was basic and the en suite facilities reasonable, but clean.
There was a reasonable selection of food both a variety of hot and salads. Breakfast never reaches UK standards as bacon is streaky and sausages continental but with three meals a day and toasties available in the bar so you won't go hungry. The soup always seemed to be vegetable but tasty and hot, and the sweets edible. Entertainment sadly was only a television, but very good when Portugal were playing.
We found the staff excellent, both barmen very courteous and helpful, the catering staff kind and helpful and the manager and night porter both keen to help. If you are cheerful and friendly it rubs off on them.
A tip for travelling around the Algarve is to buy a weekly ticket at the nearby Bus Station giving unlimited travel.
A very good 3* hotel, but although we received 5* star service we didn't expect or get high quality
food and drink. The All Inclusive was excellent value, and we would return.

Room Tip: Corner and Rooms in higher floors have sea view
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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leigh on sea
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Just returned from great week at Atismar very good value for money very clean,maid service every day had sea views double room on 5th floor corners are best rooms and bacony.We were all inclusive food was great choice of fish and meat dishes every meal.Staff were friendly and efficient as soon as you were seated they were asking what drink would you like ,Suitable really for couples but all in all wonderful value.

Room Tip: corner rooms on higher floors for best views
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Just back from a five night stay at the Atismar which worked out at £20.40 per person per night. For this, we got somewhere to sleep, bathroom, and all food and drink. A brilliant deal.
We had a twin room on the second floor, so no great views, but it was clean and the bathroom was adequate, with a hot and powerful shower. The beds were very firm and tended to creak.

The food, for the money paid, was very good. Breakfast always included a couple of hot dishes, along with the usual cereals, ham, cheese, eggs and croissants. The bread and choices of rolls provided were very fresh and of good quality. Coffee was dreadful though.

Lunch and dinner included one fish and one meat dish together with a pasta option, which was usually a "leftovers" recipe, but all were edible, the fish being of better quality than the meat, although the roast chicken was delicious. Vegetable soup was an ever-present, and was good. Desserts were changed each day and were also good. The bar served toasties between meals if you missed out, and they were ok.

Those who moaned about the food in earlier reviews have clearly forgotten that you get what you pay for. This hotel serves up very good food on what must be a tight budget.

The all-inclusive drinks are ok, but were limited to half a dozen varieties of cheap local spirits, and wine, with pretty poor mixers from large bottles, invariably flat. Beer was good.

The hotel is situated in the second road back from the impressive beach, less than two minutes walk. The pool area is on the small side, and you have to be quick to beat the towel brigade who reserve loungers before breakfast. A lot of the area is in shade most of the day too.

Public areas are good with comfortable seating.

The best and the worst bits of staying here were the staff. The waitresses in the restaurant were great, always friendly and cheerful, but the barman and the shaven headed man at reception were the most unpleasant miseries I have met in the hotel trade. A disgrace.

The hotel was filling up throughout the time we were there, and the number of binge drinkers grew proportionally. There was quite a lot of noise some nights up until five a.m. I don't think it would be a very appealing venue in high season.

Overall, amazing value, but please remember what you paid, and do not expect miracles.

Room Tip: High floor facing sea is best.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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KENT
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Arrived at 10am ish. Our room wasnt ready til 1.30pm. We had to put our suitcases in the cupboard by desk. The Hotel Is situated a few mins from the beach. Rooms are fine, spacious. Lifts work ok. There are 11 floors. A small lobby to sit down with only music on tv.. A small pool with a small collection of sunbeds so not everyone gets one.

The breakfast is rolls,cereals,crossants, toast that took ages to do on the toaster. Scrambled egg, fatty bacon, francfurters, tomatoes & greasy mushrooms. We was all inclusive. Lunch had 2 choices of main -. Fish or meat... Not very filling. Dinner was much the same... Best to eat out at all the restaurants on the strip. Very cheap.

Drinks - You had to pay extra if you wanted diet coke. The cola & lemonade were flat. Came out of a smart price bottle.. The wine was bearable. Beer ok. Cheap vodka etc... Have to pay extra for jd & alot of the spirits & certain cocktails. So we found a great pub called Bar Dontanians a few roads down walking left out of the hotel it is down a side road. Pool table, darts & grt company. Football screens & tv on. Books to read & very cheap drinks.

You are a 20 - 30 min walk from Vilamoura. We walked it a few times there n back. Lots going on in the marina.Restaurants etc. You can get the bus to Albuferia, vilamoura, faro just over on otherside of road. Buses quite frequent. If you walk the left of the Quarteria beach you will come to a nature reserve lagoon. Quite nice to look at.

I love Portugal. Quarteria is a lovely place, a grt beach. I wouldnt stay at this hotel again but i would visit staying at a different hotel & next time being room only.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bradford
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed for a week at this hotel. we hadn't paid much for bed and breakfast so didn't really expect too much. Breakfast was fine-decent choice of hot or cold food. The room was a good size and very clean. A notice said that towels would be changed three times in a week but we found that they were changed nearly every day. We had read past comments about miserable and unhelpful staff but if you smile at them and say hello they responded. I don't go on holiday to make friends with the bar staff!!
The resort was very quiet in April but a 20 minute stroll to Vilamora took us to a much buiser resort. The beach was beautiful and had many cafes on the front.
Would we go back??? Perhaps not to Quarteira but definitely to Vilamora

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed here in April for 5 nights. hotel is in a great location with lovely sea view balcony. the rooms are spacious with big bathrooms and clean. the beds are not very comfortable and the pillows are the worst i have ever slept on. there are no other facilities in the room apart front toiletries and towels. i suggest you bring your own hairdrier and travel kettle. the staff in the hotel are not overly friendly and based on all previous reviews we didn't have great expectations therefore we were not disappointed. the lifts work perfectly. the pool area is great and the pool is very cold. there is a bar with limited choice of drinks. breakfast was included for us and we had ham and cheese sandwiches and sonera hot food every morning. the coffee is disgusting but you can always just have oj. what we did was get American coffee from the coffee dispenser and add milk from the cereal station. We cannot comment on lunch and dinner as we did not eat in hotel. we suggest that you either eat out or buy food in a supermarket and eat in your room. we hired a car and that made it very easy to get around for us. The beach is 2 min walk from the hotel. there are nite many places to eat or drink around the hotel. we suggest that you drive to vilamoura tourist resort for food and night life. it is about 10min drive away. There is good wifi access in the lobby. the hotel is generally clean and pleasant. it is located no more than 40min drive from the airport. i would definitely suggest that you hire a car to get around Portugal for any purpose as everything g is within driving distance. there is a great shopping centre called algarve shopping about 40min drive weather from hotel in direction of Lisbo. this shopping centre has good shops like zara and mango with better prices than Ireland. i would definitely stay in this hotel or area again and i would recommend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Hotel Atismar
Address: Hotel Atis Avenida Doutor Francisco Sa Carneiro, Quarteira 8125-146, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #38 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Atismar 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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