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Hotel Zodiaco
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fonte Santa, Estrada Nacional 527 - Fonte Nova, Quarteira 8125-248, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Quarteira
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

As a last minute holiday I got an absolute bargain - less than £15 per night for bed and breakfast and I stayed for a week. At this price it is excellent value for money if you are are after a no frills break. The room was large with two single beds and a large bathroom. Although the bathroom was a little tired in decor, I have to say that it was all absolutely spotlessly clean with the cleaners coming in every day. The breakfast was basic continental but ok - and for the price of the room I don't think you can complain. Free wifi was a good bonus and the connection was good throughout the week. The electronic blinds were excellent - 100% blackout which meant I slept really well every night.
The hotel is located about 10 mins walk away from the beach which is lined with cafes and snackbars though a lot of them were closed as it is out of season. The supermarket is about 5-10 mins walk away and provides excellent value for money and a really big choice. There are good fresh meat, cheese and bakery counters.
My only gripe about the hotel was that the website did not say that the restaurant is closed until March. Given that I only saw one or two other guests over the week I can understand that it wouldn't be economical but they should have stated this on the website. As a lone female traveller I didn't want to have to walk into the town centre on my own in the dark so ended up eating early in the afternoon so I didn't need to go out again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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blackpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Just what you look for in a three star hotel ,really helpfull staff ,very clean well serviced rooms,quiet but that was a bonus because i went to relax.breakfast basic but good.The only complaint but its probably just me beds could be more comfortable a foam mattress topper is all it needs.look forward to a return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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boston
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38 hotel reviews
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked here on our golf trip so we just wanted a base, nothing fancy. However, the Zodiaco exceeded all our expectations in every way. The hotel was easy to find (large sign on hotel lit up at night). Leo the manager welcomed us and was very helpful throughout. The rooms are simple and clean. The windows have electric shutters which means you can block out all the light at night and sleep well. The breakfast is simple too. Bread cheese ham cereals etc, but that's all we wanted and the room rate was only €18.50 a night so what more could you ask for!
There is also free wifi throughout which is a big plus ( although you do have to keep signing in). But it is genuinely free.
Will definitely go back. Thank you Leo and all the staff.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was our second stay at Zodiaco, this time out of season. Again we found the hotel clean and the rooms comfortable. The breakfast is more than sufficient and all in all very good value. As we found the last time, the staff are great and go out of their way to be helpful. Everything is within walking distance from the beach to lots of eating places. One of our favourites is called Sandomania, which we went to most mornings. We can't recommend this enough for a really good value place to stay although in some ways we would like to keep it our secret!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed a week in June and could not find fault with anything. The breakfast was very basic but ok, we only had one evening meal thought it was value. Room very good and staff very helpful.There are plenty of good restaurants within 10 minutes walk. .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed 4 nights. What great value. The breakfast was very good. The Hotel is very clean and the staff friendly. Did not eat at the Hotel other than breakfast so can not comment. Room basic but clean. Will definitely be going back next year and will take my teenagers with me. Beach nearby great, quite a walk to bars and restaurants but we don't mind that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We only wanted somewhere to lay our heads at night, but the hotel exceeded our expectations. We stayed 14 nights. The breakfast offered was quite basic, but there was a cafe menu from which you could order from at any time. The evening meal was always Soup of a very good quality, a selection of salads, two main courses or you could have both if you wished, and a choice of deserts. If the set menu did not appeal, there was a Book Menu with a wider choice and these were cooked to order. The meal and Bar prices were comparable to those available down town. The waiters were always pleasant, friendly and helpful, and made our stay very pleasant. The linen and towels are changed everyday, and the cleaners very pleasant. A taxi driver informed us that Quartiera was the resort of choice for the Portugese in the Algarve, and the Restaurants along the beach prominade reflected this

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fonte Santa, Estrada Nacional 527 - Fonte Nova, Quarteira 8125-248, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Quarteira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Zodiaco 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Zodiaco Hotel Quarteira
Hotel Zodiaco Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

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