"Great apartments.. just make sure you have a map!"
Difficult to find... no road names or signs didn't help. However, after a call to the apartments, the manager came out in his car to find us! Pleasantly surprised by how big the apartment was. Included a utility room with a washing machine and 2nd toilet. Plenty of built in storage in bedrooms. Bathroom had two showers! Towels changed twice a week..but […] these are only small so you will need to bring beach towels. Kitchen very spacious and had dishwasher and microwave but no kettle.. Pool was a nice size and plenty of sun loungers available. Located in a quiet area, amongst some lovely villas, about half an hour walk to the village.. would be longer on the way back as is uphill! Carvoiero is a lovely place for families and has the best beaches around in our opinion.Plenty of restaurants to choose from and pretty reasonable prices. We hired a car at Faro which was useful... but be careful as we were given a car full of petrol and told to return it empty .. we were charged 85 euros for petrol to refill it. We were in the Algarve for 9 days and still only used 3/4 of a tank of fuel and yet had to pay the fuel charge.. rip off! We went with two children (8 and 9) and they loved Slide and Splash water park and Zoo marine. I enjoyed the Fiesta Sand Sculptures - amazing. Would happily return again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
No existen indicaciones, estuvimos casi una hora dando vueltas, pero llamamos y nos vinieron a buscar amablemente. Para ir al pueblo es necesario coche. El apartamento era para 8, y era bastante grande, todo nuevo y limpio. Era bastante grande. Nos falto el tostador y a la mañana siguiente a primera hora nos daban uno. Repetiria sin dudarlo. Es todo […] tal y como aparece en las fotografias Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
08/20/14 Bev B Coventry, United Kingdom
This place was such a find. Spacious air-conditioned apartment, beautifully fitted out, spotlessly clean. It was fitted out better than home. Two bedrooms, one with double bed, one with two singles. Plenty of storage space. Kitchen has full-size fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher. Main bathroom has bath with shower, hand basin, toilet, bidet and a wet-room style shower also. And there's a separate room with toilet, hand basin and washing machine. Beds were firm but very comfy (and I speak as someone with back problems). Balcony with lovely views and very quiet. We had more clean towels forced upon us than we could use. Bed linen changed and apartment cleaned each week. The pool area was safe and clean. There was a small swimming pool which was chilly on first toe-dip but was lovely when you were in. There was also a tiny, shallow pool for toddlers. We always managed to find sunbeds and a sunshade. Overlooking the pool area was reception with free Wi-Fi for desperate teenagers. Reception also had beautifully clean toilets and shower. One day we went to the beach in town. We managed to hire sunbeds and sunshade for the day. Food and drink could be bought nearby. The sea was icy so didn't venture further than ankles. Town was about a 20 minute walk. If you couldn't make it that far, there were two good places to eat on the way. The nearest was Palmeira, a chicken restaurant, which was a life-saver for us when we arrived late at night (about 10 minute walk). There's a well-stocked mini-market next door. A little further on, there's Martin's Kulinarium, run by a delightful German family, where the food is really good and not over-expensive. In town, there's a range of restaurants - but you must try a "stone steak". You are given a blindingly hot slate and a lump of steak and some sauces. You drop a dollop of sauce on your hot-plate and fry a chunk of steak. Very novel. Altogether, a very good holiday. The manager, Basillo, was so friendly and went out of his way to help. Very highly recommended.
"Quinta is amazing!"
08/11/14 Kelly W Leeds, United Kingdom
Quinta Polaris was more than we could have ever imagined. Absolutely amazing service from incredibly generous and kind management! The hotel was set in a quiet area, perfect location to sit back and relax. The town centre (and the beach) are a good 20-25 minute walk, quite hilly but a good way of burning off the extra ice cream or 2,3,4,5...! Would definitely return and would love to see Basil (the manager) again! 5***********
Theses apartments are very modern all appliances dishwasher,w/machine etc air conditioning shutters on windows,mugs for a proper cup of tea, plenty of towels. They are very quiet yet only a 15-20 min walk to town. We are a family of 5 and got sunbeds every day once we were out by 11am the weekends seemed to be busier and that was peak season. We got a transfer from the airport from yellowfish transfer which were excellent - the address on google maps is wrong and from reading reviews seems to confuse a lot of people - we were dropped to the wrong location but with the help of our driver and the manager of Quinta Polaris who drove down to direct us to the apartments - maybe get the correct GPS details if driving we would never of found it. The manager is very kind he dropped my husband to the Intermarche supermarket and collected him. Overall a very enjoyable holiday.
08/05/14 Ashwin12871 Leicester, United Kingdom
Really friendly place. The apartment was modern, clean and felt like home. All the modern appliances you need, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine etc. Brasilio, the manager, was a real help when we had an emergency. Thank you Brasilio. Highly recommended these apartments. The beach is a nice little cove about 15 mins walk.
"PopTap does Portugal "
07/11/14 Katrina H Strabane, United Kingdom
We where in the country taking part in the Dance World Cup representing Northern Ireland,On arrival we were greated by the manager Basil we would have been lost without him, he provided taxi rides to the supermarket on several occasions and a wealth of information and friendly advice, we stayed 8 days & we would love to have stayed longer because we were made to feel so welcome. The apartments are full of all mod con dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, full cooker, washing machine, iron & ironing board, very spacious apartments with good size bedrooms, we stayed in a 3 bed apartment which had 1 en-suite bathroom & another large family bathroom. It's about a 10/15 min walk into the town but I'd advise getting a taxi back as there's a very steep hill, taxi cost €5. Lots of restaurants & bars in town with a beautiful cave beach. I would definitely return to these apartments.
07/10/14 Judehhh Sheffield, United Kingdom
Cannot fault these apartments in the slightest.. There was so much space, plenty of kitchen facilities and extremely clean. The hotel manager Bazilio is probably the nicest person we have all met, gave us a lift on the first morning to get a full 10 days shop (intermarche). He also provided lifts to beaches that were a bit farther to walk that Carvoeiro town beach. The walk to the main town is only about 10-15 minutes walk there, but longer on the way back due to the hills. The local beaches were amazing, a lot to chose from in means of activities - jet skiing, kayaking boat trips to the caves, the restaurants were amazing. Recommended ones to visit- paradise (an Indian restaurant) and the tapas bar found in the main square, and Primaveria found at the top of the hill from town. We spent a few days by the pool of the apartments, the pool was big enough for everyone. Enough sun loungers for a few apartments to have through the day. We also hired bikes for a couple of days which allowed us to visit other places by the coast - exhausting but worth it! We also went kayaking from ferragudo, which was a 3 hour trip along the caves which also included snorkelling, we managed to see a lot of fishes On the last day before leaving we visited slide and splash, which was a fantastic day. We were told slide and splash is better than aqualand which is also nearby. So make sure you go to the right one. It was such a relaxing holiday, even though we didn't have a car we were able to do so many things, with a little help from Bazilio! He definitely made the stay, such a nice man!
06/25/14 Liz S Crail, United Kingdom
We had a superb holiday at the Quinta. Our original apartment we booked was cancelled and this was given as an option to what was a four star apartment. Why the Quinta has only three stars I do not know. Lovely accomodation, fully fitted kitchen and spotlessly clean. We had only one occasion to speak to the Manager when we had a problem trying to book our return shuttle. He was brilliant did the call for us and gave his phone number for any problems - The driver was lost at 4am for our pick up and we can't thank him enough for what must have been a very annoying dawn phone call. (THANK YOU!) I would definitely recommend a stay at the Quinta and will be back! (Liz Sutherland - Crail).
06/15/14 Susan J Sheerness, United Kingdom
Returned from the Quinta Polaris on the 13th of June. As all other reviewers have commented you cannot fault these apartments, very clean, roomy with all mod cons. I was surprised the supermarket was a little further away than expected and if you require heavy items such as 5 litre water bottles I would recommend buying these in the evenings on any trips down into Carvoeiro and returning by taxi for 5 Euros to the apartments after a nice meal or a cold drink in the many bars and restaurant's to suit all tastes. A lovely quite clean pool area which was hosed down each morning. We found the manager helpful but not intrusive. Towels changed three times on our 10 day stay and sheets once. Would have preferred a safe in the room for passports, money and paperwork, we locked the spare bedroom door and kept everything in there for safety. I do think a car is advisable particularly if you have any mobility problems. All in all a very enjoyable relaxing holiday.
06/12/14 suell919 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
The apartment is faultless very spacious with all cons you could need. The pool area is quiet with more than enough sun loungers The complex is in a quiet area that is very pretty with views of private villas in their grounds and is quite peaceful. There is a small supermarket within a safe walk of about 800 metres, the walk is slightly up and down, the supermarket is limited. Next to the supermarket is a restaurant called Palmerias its handy and average. The walk into town as stated is about 1.5 km but is well lit and you can walk back very safely after an evening in town. There is one steep hill at the beginning of the walk the rest is just undulating. There is a restaurant not far away on Rua dos moinhos called Martins Kulinarium, the food is excellent and we ate there twice. It is extremely good quality and very cheap, If you like peaceful holidays within peaceful surroundings in good quality accommodation then Quinta polaris is for you.
"What superb value for money!"
05/30/14 steve b Cardiff, United Kingdom
We have stayed in many self-catering apartments but I think this was the best. Tons of space for the two of us - I estimated about 80 sq.m. I got the impression that the 28 apartments were all the same format, entering into an open plan lounge/diner/kitchen with 2x double bedrooms there off, bathroom, washing machine room, cleaning equipment room, & balcony. The Manager said the complex was built about 7 years ago but you could have fooled me - there was no sign of wear & tear plus when opening some of chest of drawers you could smell the wood, as if they had just been installed. F& Fittings were to a high standard throughout. Lovely quiet location, with very pleasant 15-20 minute walk to/from town restaurants/beach past some lovely villas along quiet lanes.
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