Review: Europcar Castelo Branco
I’ve used the Europcar hire company 3 times now. The first two were a week apart in July and the last time was for 3 weeks in October while we searched for a car to buy.
The location of Europcar is OK if you are on foot but awkward if you are already in a vehicle (it is on a busy road but has no exclusive parking). We were in a large motorhome and needed a car to drive around, so it wasn’t the best spot to be.
Due to COVID we had to wait our turn outside but the office was open and airy and had a covered driveway you could wait in out of the blazing heat. Hiring a car from any company always takes ages because of the all the forms to fill in but it wasn’t too busy and once we had arranged everything it was pretty easy. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and although the prices were expensive they weren’t horrific and did include the extra waiver that they all seem to add on at a ridiculous cost. They didn’t require a pre-authorisation on my credit card or anything like that.
Taking the car back was also very straightforward although you do have to make sure you take it back at the right time to not incur an extra day’s charges. All in all it was an easy process and we did it three times so it couldn’t have been too bad!
Have you used Europcar in Castelo Branco? What was your experience? Please tell us in the comments below.