- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a great stay at the Crowne Plaza; it was in a good location near the Marina but also near some local restaurants and just a short walk to Quarteira. The rooms were lovely, although we could have done with another chair on the balcony, larger bath towels and a mirror in the bedroom. The breakfast buffet was fantastic! Well stocked constantly by the busy staff, loads of space to sit both inside and out, cava served everyday and freshly cooked hot food, including omelettes, crispy bacon, poached and fried eggs, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, sausages and pancakes. The selection of breads and sweet things was also very varied with croissants, several types of bread and rolls including gluten free, pastries, cakes, brioche, jams, syrups, spreads and fruit and yoghurt. Cereals, nuts, seeds, granola, muesli, teas, coffees and juices completed the offerings. The pool was chilly, it was November, but we braved it on the warm days of which we had 7 out of 9. Plenty of comfortable sun beds and towels provided at reception. The beach was just through a gate from the hotel although we didn’t venture into the sea! There was some development taking place on the promenade but his did not spoil our holiday.