Just returned from this hotel, took a 5 night B&B break, requested a high floor with sea view which is what we were given- room was nice and clean, only small niggle would be the size, not too much room to move about and glad there were only two of us.
brakfast was ample for our needs, but why there was not a full selection each day I am not too sure, bacon was only on 2 out of our 5 day stay, and one day no fried egg only scrambled, also on the day there was bacon, beans were missing, just seemed like a cost cut somewhere and unnecessary.
I really could not complain as it only cost us £163.00GBP for our 5 night stay for two including our room, so really goodvalue via lowcost beds, and package booked with Lowcost Holidays + transfers
Good 50% discount at the bar Happy Hour, (8 till 9pm)but be aware, watch the queue near the 9 o'clock finish time as they dont seem to serve in an orderly fashion and you can miss out rather easily, even though you have stood for 10 minutes, also happy hour is conveniently on during dinner times and soft drinks are not included in the offer,suited us as were only B&B.
The Hotel is really a nice place to stay, check in/out was easy, we did not use the pool but would think that it could be difficult to get a sunbed in the summer season as it isn't too big an area, nor too big a pool.
Aircon in all rooms but we never needed to use it at all.
prices in Quateira varied, we found a nice little bar on the main street just down from the bus station-wine and a beer for 2 euro 20 cts, in the hotel 5.50 euros, I had a super bock stout which was really nice, and a change from the lager.
As we were just off season, not everywhere was open as yet, but we did manage to eat out every night and food found to be of a good standard.
Oh, also during our stay there were a number of Portugese Pensioners, who I am led to believe were subsidised by the government for their stay, whilst most were fairly pleasant, one of them had the audacity to pull up an older english guest for filling 2 cups of tea as it was holding him up, he failed to notice that the portugese lady behind him also had 2 cups to fill, only glad he didnt pull me for it !!
I would return, but only for a short break and not as a main holiday destination.
Take a walk into Villamoua Harbour, nice for a day out, we also took a bus into Old Albufiera,If you keep on the bus to the Terminus then it is a bit of a walk down to the square,the streets will only take cars and not buses, I would recomment the 3.25 Euro taxi fare(fixed cost) there and back as you could end up walking further than necessary if you dont know the way down, and it is uphill on the way back, so reasonable if there are 4 people sharing.
Bus fare for 2 was 16.40 Euro return, so about 4 euro e/w p/p.
I heard you can buy a 5 day ticket for travel, so may be woth looking into if you intend to get about by bus and not taxi all the time.
All in all, would recommend this hotel if staying in Quateira, but can only speak for B&B as we did not eat lunch or dinner here which we could have done for a discounted price of 13 euro p/p but it was a buffet so did not bother.
I have been several times now to the Algarve and really have never been disappointed yet !!
we also booked a return airport taxi transfer via yellowfish, they were very efficient all round, it was about a 20-25 minute journey from the airport if you miss rush hour traffic.
OverallI found local people to be friendly and helpful most of the time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dom Jose Beach Hotel in Quarteira/Vilamoura totally renewed is one of the most well located in the Algarve, with beachfront location and an absolutely beautiful view over the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport and 5 minutes from Vilamoura. In front of the Hotel, a long promenade invites you to a healthy walk and sightseeing and access to the famous Vilamoura Marina. Enjoy the good local restaurants with typical food of the region. The Hotel offers 154 modern rooms, all with elegant design, colours and modern furniture combined with oak wood flooring, are also equipped with air conditioning, TV LCD, wireless internet, direct dial telephone, safety box and private bathroom with amenities and hairdryer. Guests staying at the Dom Jose Beach Hotel can enjoy the following facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Meeting Rooms, Gym, Wireless in public areas, a panoramic Minigolf (with 9 holes) available on the 4th floor, outside swimming pool with wooden deck and Hotel Beach Area with beds and shades (extra, only in high season). Only a few minutes away from the Hotel, there are different sports and recreational facilities: championship golf courses within the areas of Vilamoura (3 km), Quinta do Lago (6 km), Vale do Lobo (6 km) and Vila Sol (2 km), Vilamoura's Casino (2 km), Tennis Courts, Fishing, Rental of Boats and Sightseeing Cruises, Diving School, Horse Riding, Marina, Surfing and Wind Surf. Dom Jose Beach Hotel offers quality and variety of services. Enjoy the hospitality and location of a completely renewed Hotel. Discover the Algarve! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dom Jose Quarteira
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- Dom Jose Beach Hotel Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal