Its dated but the hotel itself was clean and the hotel staff fine. If that's as far as you go/get then maybe it's ok for a night. It is very remote and hard to find.
My main gripe is the with the restaurant. The food was mediocre, the head waiter completely overpowering and over friendly. I had a very bad stomach on arrival at home and had to seek doctors advice. I cannot be 100 % sure but think my problems originated here with inexperienced kitchen chefs.
This was hinted at when we complained to the hotel receptionist the next day because to top it all, things had been added to the food bill i.e extra wine and beer.
There is also a weird large pond in the grounds which on first appearance looks attractive, but it is teeming with large terrapins and absolutely stank.
This is the first negative report I have ever made, but having been so ill, I really thought it was important to highlight some issues.
We got the feeling that the receptionist knew there were issues and it was not the first time people had complained. I also put a review on Booking .com but they are not in chronological order, so is lost somewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the most beautiful natural scenery that the Algarve has to offer, Quinta dos Poetas brings together the best that can be expected of a rural Portuguese hotel: A warm and familiar environment, tranquillity, comfort, proximity to the beach and excellent gastronomy. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, large pool, beautiful gardens, jogging track, gymnasium, games room, free wi-fi, putting green and private parking. The rooms feature enhanced decorations have the most modern conditions of comfort: air conditioning, LCD TV, free wi-fi, telephone, minibar, safe, fully equipped bathroom, bathrobe and hairdryer. A few minutes by car or bicycle rented in the Hotel, you can explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the natural wonders of Portugal, known for its beautiful beaches and islands or the interior of the Algarve mountain range and their rural villages, a journey marked by the interaction between Nature, Heritage, Rural Life, Tradition, Innovation and Knowledge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quinta Dos Poetas Olhao