We spent 4 days in Cavallo Preto Apartments and we thought they were fantastic. Given the shabbiness of other buildings in Quarteira, these are a world apart – smart, clean, modern, spacious, very well equipped. We couldn’t fault the flat we stayed in, even the sofa bed was very comfortable. The flats are located right on the edge of Quarteira in a very quiet part of the town, however still only a 5 minute walk to a very well stocked supermarket and the Forto Nove beach – you can see the flats from the beach so it’s not far at all and a really chilled walk (maybe a bit scary at night even though it is all lit up). There is no reception as you would be used to however the agents you deal with via booking.com are extremely accommodating and helpful – they meet you at the apartments at an allocated time to ‘check-you-in’ and are on call if you need anything. The only issue we had was the electronic gate stopped working and we had to climb the fence to gain access/exit which was a bit inconvenient (and not fixed by the time we left). A previous reviewer has mentioned dogs barking and this is absolutely the case but you do kind of get used to it. TV channels (in our flat anyway) were limited so bring iPads/DVDs if you can, especially in the low-season. The hi-fi that was available did fill the air though which we did appreciate. Flats face either east or west so you are guaranteed sun on the balcony at least at one point of the day. If you arrive in Quarteira by bus, the main bus stop is about a ten minute walk away and even with suitcases, totally do-able. We would absolutely stay at these flats again and wouldn’t dream of spending less and getting much much less in terms of style and cleanliness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1 And 2 bedroom self catering apartments located close to the beach at Forte Novo, Quarteira. Ideally situated between the resort areas of Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cavalo Preto Beach Resort Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal