An intimate and well-maintained hotel in a quiet area of the beautiful Algarve, the Zodiaco is a popular choice for couples and families with small children. Located right next to the large tourist centre of Vilamoura, the Quarteira region is ideal for those that want easy access to activities and entertainment without staying right in the heart of the action.
Only a short stroll from the nearest beach, Forte Novo, this is an ideal spot for a relaxing break for those that just want to get away from it all and really unwind. The hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the main attractions of this region, including golf, water sports and walking trails. Your holiday can be as active or relaxing as you want it to be at this delightful and immaculate hotel.
The Algarve lies on the southern tip of Portugal, facing the Atlantic and enjoying a Mediterranean climate. The weather is good all year round, with the Algarve boating over 300 days of sunshine per year. The popular resort of Quarteira lies right next to the Algarve’s largest tourist resort, Vilamoura, where you will find a wealth of attractions, including excellent golf facilities. Quarteira town itself has a number of attractions and a little to the east you will find Fonte Santa, home to a natural spring considered by many to have healing properties.
The beach at Forte Novo is only 400 metres away so you can pay a visit to the gorgeous white, sandy beaches that have made the Algarve famous every day of your holiday. The hotel is within easy walking distance of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars while still managing to retain a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Faro airport is just a short drive to the east and the hotel is well connected by shuttle or taxi services. If you are renting a car for your Algarve holiday, the hotel is easy to find and the roads are well maintained and signposted.
Guests of the Zodiaco can enjoy full access to the swimming pool and tennis court so for those that like to keep active on holiday you will not be disappointed. There is also an attractive and welcoming onsite bar with large screen TV. Most major sporting events are shown here so you can follow your favourite teams throughout your Algarve break. For those with children, the hotel offers a kindergarten where the little ones will be taken care of and entertained by friendly and professional staff. The reception is open 24 hours and the pleasant staff are always available to assist you with any queries or requests you might have.
Rooms are available in double, twin or single and all come with private bathroom as well as air conditioning and heating so you can control the temperature at any time of the year. Rooms are fully equipped with satellite television and there is a telephone for those that need to check in with family back home, or simply want to let them know what a great time you are having in the Algarve.
Things to do nearby
In the hotel complex itself you can start your day with an invigorating dip in the swimming pool, or perhaps a game of tennis. The resort of Quarteira offers a wide range of attractions, including white, sandy beaches, boat trips, deep sea fishing and waterskiing. The adjacent resort of Vilamoura, only 3 kilometres away, is home to some of the finest golf courses in the Algarve as well as an abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants serving up delicious local and global cuisine.
For those that want to do a spot of shopping during their Algarve break, there are a number of attractive boutique and souvenir stores in Quarteira itself. A leisurely stroll through the town browsing the various items for sale is a very pleasant way to spend a morning or afternoon. For the kids, there are plenty of specialised activities in the area to keep them busy, from horse riding to banana boat rides. Speak to the staff at reception if you need assistance organising any activities.
What have previous guests said?
Past guests often comment on how pleasantly surprised they were by how quiet and peaceful their holiday has been. The hotel is set slightly back from the heart of the tourist centre so guests are close enough to take advantage of all the activities available when they want to but also have a quiet place to lay their heads at the end of the day. Guests can enjoy all the facilities of nearby Vilamoura whenever they want to but can leave the bustle behind when they need a little quiet time.
A common theme in the comments of previous guests is the cleanliness of the hotel and the helpfulness of its staff. After a recent stay at the Zodiaco, Maxine from Essex was impressed by how the “rooms were kept exceptionally clean” and “the staff were delightful”. For those looking for a relaxing break in the sun without the noise and crowds, this may just be the ideal spot for you.