We have just left the Dom Jose after a five night stay. It was a very mixed experience with the pros outweighing the cons...just.
So the good.
It's a nice, modern clean hotel with a very nice reception area, restaurant and pool.
It was very good value in comparison to the hotels close by in Vilamoura.
Breakfast was good (except for the machine coffee).
It's a brilliant location on the beach, close to restaurants and bars.
Now the bad, but it's more just the quite ridiculous rather than bad.
The hotel has no iron or ironing board! This was difficult to fathom and even now when discussing it with people it's hard to comprehend as this is one of the most basic services every hotel has. You travel with bags that contain shirts in particular that can get very creased and need to be ironed.
I called reception to request an iron and was told they don't have any, which I was flabbergasted to hear. I actually went down to reception in case there was confusion with the language barrier. There wasn't and I was told by the staff member that he's not sure why there's no iron but it could be a safety issue, but I could get ironing done in a laundrette close by, however it would take 2 days! We were over for a wedding so luckily had friends staying close by who had an iron.
There was a €10 charge for WIFI for 24 hours. Free wifi should be standard in any hotel in the world, and it's a silly thing like this charge that could put people off staying somewhere and is surely not worth it commercially overall to the hotel who might lose customers as a result.
After our second day the air con stopped working. We weren't there much so didn't bother alerting the staff so we can't really complain about this but it was another issue that would affect my judgement of the hotel.
So, great location, modern and clean and good value with decent breakfast, but no iron in the hotel and a charge for WIFI. Overall OK but a few simple changes would make it a good hotel and somewhere I would recommend.
- 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
- Dom Jose Hotel
- Dom Jose Beach Hotel Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal