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Will you provisionally hold a cottage for me whilst I arrange flights?
  • Yes, we gladly provisionally hold cottages.  We provisionally hold cottages for 24 hours, and should we get a firm booking request for your provisionally held dates, we give you first refusal.
How do I pay for my cottage?
  • By bank transfer into a UK bank account from anywhere in the world.
  • For guests wishing to pay in Euro into a Euro bank account from anywhere in the world.
  • By PayPal - additional 5% transaction charge.
  • Deposit = 30% of the full price. This is non-refundable
  • Our bank details are provided at the time of booking confirmation.
  • The balance is payable six weeks prior to arrival along with the Returnable Damages Deposit.
  • No cheque payments are accepted.
Will I need to hire a car?
  • We thoroughly recommend that you hire a car and we can provide you with competitive rates from a local car hire company. We have been dealing with them since 2002, and have an excellent working relationship with them.
How far is Loulé town from Quintassential?
  • The Quintassential is located 2.0 kms north of Loulé town.
How far is Faro International Airport from Quintassential?
  • The airport is a 20 minute drive from the Quintassential, approximately 17 kilometres.
How far are the beaches from Quintassential?
  • Faro, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura beaches are all a 15 minute drive away.
Any additional information about The Quintassential?
  • The Quintassential accommodations have the requited AL Alojamento Local License as required by Portuguese Rental Law.
What about local Restaurants?
  • There are plenty of good restaurants in Loulé and the surrounding villages.
  • A comprehensive list of local restaurants is available in the cottages.
Are there supermarkets in Loulé?
  • There are six very good supermarkets in Loulé.
  • A generous welcome hamper will be awaiting your arrival in your cottage for guests staying 7 nights or more to help you get started, that includes; bread, butter, cheese, milk, bottled water, fruit juice, tea, coffee, sugar, rose wine, red wine, biscuits and crisps.
Where can I find the Banks?
  • Loulé town has many banks open Monday to Friday where you can cash travellers cheques or withdraw money at the ATM cash machines (multibancos) that accepts credit cards and enable you to draw cash directly on your bank account.
What is the currency used in Portugal?
  • The Euro
Is there a Post Office close by?
  • Loulé has three post offices, open Monday to Saturday.
What if I have a medical problem?
  • A very good Health Centre/Emergency Centre is less than 2 kilometres away from the Quintassential.
  • There is also a private hospital in Loulé centre.
  • There are numerous dentists in Loulé.
  • There are four chemist shops in Loulé.
  • Travel/Medical Insurance is recommended.
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Contact Us

Apartado 1161, 
8101-904 Loule, Algarve

Telephone : 00 351 289 463867
Email : info@quintassential.com