We booked this break last Easter with Travel republic as a package, flight and accommodation.
The flight was with Ryan air, 3 months before we were due to go Ryan air decided to cancel all flights to Faro from Glasgow until April. So we contacted Travel republic who basically shrugged their shoulders and said it was not their problem as they view the flight and hotel as separate purchases, even though they were booked together. At our own extra cost we got flights with easy jet (over £100 more).
The Atismar is a 3* hotel and in my view operates at the top end of this, the rooms were very basic, but clean (CRT Tv, bathroom door didn't shut properly, the locks on the doors were of the loud closing variety) . All the rooms had a balcony.
The food was good and although not much choice, I never struggled to get a good meal.
The bar was fine, beer good and very good included spirits, downside it shut at 10 (upside of this is that you try other places)
Staff were helpful and sorted out bookings for us.
Weather wasn't the best, but it was January
Had a very good jeep safari with Extremo, that the hotel booked for us.
Travel republic also messed up the transfers and we were woken up at 5am on the day we were leaving as the transfer was there, told our hotel reception that we weren't being picked up until 3.30pm and they sorted it ( transfer company was very good, no waiting when we arrived, and also picked up on time (once sorted))
On the whole Quarteria was not really for me, maybe in the summer.
The hotel was good value for money (don't expect 5*)
The staff were very good
Food really good, choice limited (it's a small hotel)
Bar good again good staff.
Hotel location is one block off the sea front 2 mins if that, no busy roads to cross, believe some of the higher rooms got a seaview, the seafront has a good promenade with a variety of bars, cafe's and restaurants, and shops.
Beach was clean and plenty of facilities
1/2 hour walk to Vila Mora which is a posh marina, with posh restaurants and shops, plus sea fishing and sea tours.
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- Also Known As:
- Atismar Hotel Quarteira
- Hotel Atismar Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal