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Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2014

More than pleased with this hotel and will certainly recommend it. Although rooms a little small if staying 2 weeks due to not much storage, they were beautifully presented and very clean and modern. With lovely whiter than white sheets on the beds.
Air conditioning brilliant given how hot it was. Location fantastic, hotel across road from beach and beautiful walk down the sea front which we did walk into Vilourmora one day. Lots of good little shops and restaurants plentiful. Reception and waiter staff friendly enough. Not a lot of choice for half board but what they served up, we couldn't fault. We had a sea view room which we paid extra for but well worth it. so that's a must for what bit extra it cost.
Just some little niggles. If you are taking young kids. Not really any food served for them if they are fish finger and chicken nugget and chip kids. Beds at beach owned by hotel and cost 12 euros a day and that's with hotel discount. Pool small and very noisy as its in an enclosed wall. so we had to go to beach to get away from excited kids in pool. we had left ours at home for first time so didn't want to sit and listen to anyone else's all day. Not loads of british here, but that's how we liked it. The surrounding area is quite expensive and it would have cost no less that £100 a day for food and drinks if we had not chosen half board and that's no doubt. All in all for the six nights we stayed here, it was a brill holiday.

Room Tip: Stayed on first floor and sea view room. well worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DomJoseBeachHotel, Gerente at Dom Jose Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,
We thank you for your kind comments about Dom José Beach Hotel.
The opinion of our Guests it is very important for us, as we always try to improve the quality of our services and to provide to our visitors a pleasant stay.
We hope to welcome you again in Dom José Beach Hotel very soon.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

The best thing about this hotel is its location which is directly across from the beach. It is very clean and modern. The food is very good with very good value if dining in the hotel for dinner. Only two negatives: no fridge in room which would be very useful for keeping drinks cool and there is very limited entertainment at night. Overall, a very good experience staying here and the sea view room is fantastic.

Room Tip: sea view room
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DomJoseBeachHotel, Gerente at Dom Jose Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,
We thank you for your kind comments about Dom José Beach Hotel.
The opinion of our Guests it is very important for us, as we always try to improve the quality of our services and to provide to our visitors a pleasant stay.
We hope to welcome you again in Dom José Beach Hotel very soon.
Best regards,

The Management

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

beautiful location. lovely rooms.fantastic seaview. clean and modern throughout. should definitely be four star. just about perfect. would definitely return for another stay at this hotel. a seaview is a must. worth paying the extra for

  • Stayed: August 2014
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DomJoseBeachHotel, Gerente at Dom Jose Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,
We thank you for your kind comments about Dom José Beach Hotel.
The opinion of our Guests it is very important for us, as we always try to improve the quality of our services and to provide to our visitors a pleasant stay.
We hope to welcome you again in Dom José Beach Hotel very soon.
Best regards,

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Rooms:
The rooms are not very sound-proofed. You`ll wake up if someone walks in the hallway in the middle of the night. This was a problem.
Clean rooms, nice bathrooms with hairdryer.
Air conditioned.
Power regulated by inserted card right inside the room door. If you want a cooled down room after a long hot day at the beach, leave one card. The hotel does accept using air condition while staying at the beach.
Water temperature in the showers are not stable, so not safe for kids. Without touching the regulator it goes from boiling to ice cold and vice verca.

No refrigerator in the room. If you want cold sodas or beer, go to the local supermarket (supermercado, 10 minutes walking towards northwest) and buy a portable refrigarator box, fill it with ice and enjoy cold drinks at the beach and the room.

Tip: ASK FOR SEA VIEW UPGRADE.

Breakfast:
Breakfast consists of different bread and different cheese/salami/ham/Jam and some cereal.
It also has a two day cycle between sausage and bacon. The bacon is great, and the sausage does not look good, but tastes ok.
It`s always a line at the toaster, the hotel should upgrade this option with another toaster.
Juice does not taste good.

Tip: Squeese some ham and cheese between two loafes of bred, and put butter on the outside, before you send it through the toaster. If repeated 2-3 times you get that nice warm toast that all the beach bars serve.

Bar:
The bar is ok, but you`ll save 50% leaving the hotel for a drink or a beer.

Location:
Quarteira is a nice quiet low budget place that offers no glam, but you feel safe and satisfied if you`re in portugal for a vacation, not a party - see and be seen - journey.
Take a taxi to vilamoura for party and glam (5 euro) or a taxi to Faro for history, shopping and nice restaurants. (30 euro)

Beach: Nice beach, don`t bother spend 12 euros for a parasol and two beds. Take a taxi to a big shopping centre named apollonia, buy beach towels, parasol, bathingmatresses and beach chairs and you`ll have everything you need for a nice time in the beach right beside the hotel beach.

Security:
Hotel security is good. CCTV covers entrypoints and the reception is always manned by an employee.

Maid/cleaning:
Very nice cleaning staff. The always says good morning, they show discretion to privacy and the room is always spot free clean. Tip them, and you will make life a little better for a hard worker.

Employees/staff:
The staff in the reception is nice and helpful. Helena, a woman at the desk, should treat younger female guests with more kindness, but all in all we did not let this issue bother us.

Other:
The Hotel sell internet service for 10 euros a day. Ask to get this service included when upgrading to a sea view room.

Ask for Mammamia pizzeria, about 5 minutes from the hotel.
They are well known for their perfectly engineered thin crust pepperoni pizza. Make sure they will make it thin crusted and with extra pepperoni.

Room Tip: Sea view, but make sure you`ll get one of the rooms in 5, 6 or the top floor. The noise from the boa...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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DomJoseBeachHotel, Gerente at Dom Jose Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,
We thank you for your comments about the Hotel and we regret that your stay has not been totally satisfactory.
The satisfaction of our Guests it is very important for us and to know your opinion helps us to ensure the improvement of the quality of our services.
We have had a problem with water regulator that has already been solved and the cold/hot water is now stable.
Regarding the internet there must be lack of comunication because we had free internet access for all guests (24 Hour).
We took note of all your comments and we will do our best to correct all the mentioned points.
We hope to receive you again in Dom José Beach Hotel in a very near future.
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

DJ was the third hotel we stayed at while visiting Portugal. It has decent amenities and our room had a great view. This hotel is right in the middle of all of the exciting shops and restaurants on the boardwalk. I would recommend staying here, but I do have a few tips for you.

There is a private pool, but it is small and there are not many chairs. You also can't book the chairs, but people will put out their towel and hog the chair all day. Be weary of this. Bring your own towels! If you don't you will have to buy elsewhere as the hotel does not provide this service. Do not buy the towels on the boardwalk, but rather walk along the main street and find a cheap vendor as they sell the same towels for less than half price outside of the busier areas. The beach access is nice as well. If you are staying for awhile, consider buying an umbrella or bringing your own. Otherwise, you will have to rent their permanent umbrellas for 12 euro if you stay at the hotel. The reclining chairs come with a nice mat that is comfortable to relax on all day.

Food nearby at restaurants is great as well. Restaurants stay open way past midnight and people do not start their meal until almost 10pm. Expect dinner to last 2-3+ hours without a rush.

Room Tip: definitely pay a little more to have a sea view
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DomJoseBeachHotel, Gerente at Dom Jose Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,
We thank you for your kind comments about Dom José Beach Hotel.
The opinion of our Guests it is very important for us, as we always try to improve the quality of our services and to provide to our visitors a pleasant stay.
We hope to welcome you again in Dom José Beach Hotel very soon.
Best regards,

The Management

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

A very modern hotel located, good rooms, staff very attentive. On top of beach and local facilities. Would recommend if planning a trip to this area of Portugal. Hotel is very clean and also near vilamora for a more lively night out.

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DomJoseBeachHotel, Gerente at Dom Jose Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Sir/Madam,

We thank you for your kind comments about Dom José Beach Hotel.
The opinion of our Guests it is very important for us, as we always try to improve the quality of our services and to provide to our visitors a pleasant stay.
We hope to welcome you again in Dom José Beach Hotel very soon.

Best regards,

The Management

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Address: Avenida Infante de Sagres 143, Quarteira 8125-157, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Quarteira
#8 Family Hotel in Quarteira
#9 Romantic Hotel in Quarteira
Price Range: £26 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dom Jose Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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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