Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from London
A fantastic Portuguese gem of a hotelPosted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: Very welcoming. Stylish boutique hotel yet family friendly. Great shower. Wifi everywhere.
Cons: The coffee at breakfast. A kettle in the room would be nice.
Location: Amazing beach short walk away. Go to Tavira and take a boat ride. Watch dolphins if you can!
Off the typical tourist radar, this hotel, close to the Spanish border, is a great place to stay. Very comfortable, the staff are very warm and friendly and do their best to make you feel at home. The four of us (two adults and 7 and 4 year olds) stayed in a sea view family suite with the 7 year old on a sofa double bed and the 4 year old in a (big) cot! Everyone slept well, and had enough space to move around with the sofa bed always open. At breakfast, the whole family loved the freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruits and home baked bread. The coffee not so much. Top tip: better stick with the nespresso machine in the room but remember to pick up some capsules from a nearby supermarket (5 mins drive). Nice swimming pool with bar area for lunch. Top tip: go for the pizza. Mmmm yummy. All in all highly recommended.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Lovely hotel in a quiet residential areaPosted Aug 4, 2014
Pros: Clean, friendly staff, nice resturant.
Cons: Perhaps a few more kitchen things - a kettle and chopping board would be useful but not a necessity.
Location: Fairly quiet area, 5 minute walk to the beach with 2 nice restaurants overlooking the beach. Not a great selection of food for non-fish eaters though.
Lovely stay in a Garden View Suite, clean rooms, daily maid service, complimentary rosemary water and biscuits every day. Very basic kitchen - appears that many people do not actually do "self-catering" however we managed just fine making light summer meals. Closest supermarket is a 6 euro-ish cab away but the hotel will organise a taxi for you. The hotel restaurant is very nice with a proper pizza oven, fresh pizzas made to order are delicious. Overall a lovely break.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Lovely hotelPosted Jun 2, 2014
Much nicer than it looks on the website, this is a little gem. Beautiful hotel, amazing staff, gorgeous room and public areas, and a 10 minute stroll to the private beach. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and plan on returning with my family.
by Mrs T from Surrey
The library experiencePosted Sep 22, 2013
Pros: The facilities in the rooms
Cons: I fell by the pool as there is a slight step from the main pathway to the right, which is unmarked and not clearly visible to the naked eye.
Location: An information booklet in the room would be helpful, offering options, costs of taxi's (approx) to resorts, local bus timetable....
Whether our arrival was close to the season ending, for us it unfortunately did not have an atmosphere at night, unless you walked the dark walk at the back of the hotel, to the restaurants near the beach, we used our i torch to light the way...only to find the restaurants really quiet with no music to listen to or bars where you could sit and people watch....we did go to local towns but again, it all came to an end by 11pm. Breakfast was a little poor in my opinion, the daily presentation of scrambled eggs were usually cold as well as the bacon and beans. The staff were friendly and accommodating, providing information etc. It's a shame the pool bar does not allow for drinks by the pool..quiet and lovely setting but just not for us?
for Everyoneby juan from sevilla
Incredibile location next to the beachPosted Aug 12, 2013
Location: Next to beatiful towns and beaches
It was an incredible hotel, very peaceful, no one and anything disturbs you in this beatiful place. The swimingpool is very nice with a wonderful bar.
for Familiesby shaneb from East Yorkshire
Fantastic hotels!!Posted Aug 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
I have to say this was one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff were absolutely second to none! nothing was too much trouble for them. Great touches like sweets for the kids and fruit in the room, the free wi-fi, and the fantastic bean bags by the pool. We were there is peak season and not once could we not get sat by the pool....which is great considering there was only 20 or so loungers and bean bags. The hotel had a real personal feel, the manager came round to talk to the guests and make sure everything was to your liking, and the staff seemed to speak every language! One girl spoke 8 languages fluently!! Overall I cannot recommend this hotel higher. We stayed in the garden view suite, 2 adults and 2 kids....the view was lovely (although I would suggest 1st floor and not ground due to the trees below, might be a little shaded!) Not that it bothered me as we were on the first floor and the view was a treat! The room was very well equipped too. The kitchenette had everything from cork screw to napkins! Will definately go back. The beach was a 7 minute walk, and a couple of nice restaraunts within walking distance although the deck bar at the hotel was great too! We had a car so travelled around and saw the local area.....20 minutes and you are at the ferry across to Spain for ice creams too!
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Posted Apr 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Familiesby Maciek from London, UK
A Comfortable and Enjoyable Stay!Posted Jul 16, 2012
Pros: The Suite was bigger than expected.
Cons: Can't fault this hotel.
Location: Peaceful, long sandy beaches, good for families and couples. An area where mainly the Portuguese go for the beach and restaurants.
Double bedroom plus a lounge and a kitchen, large balcony. Well designed. The staff were very helpful (Reception, Cleaners and the Waiters). Large and tasty breakfast buffet selection (both hot and cold). Only a 5 minute walk to the beach. You can use a swimming (infinity) pool very close to the beach in addition to the one by the hotel. A couple of nice restaurants very close by overlooking the beach at reasonable prices (extensive fish selection). Very good for families and couples. It is a quiet and peaceful area, so would recommend you hire a car to see more of the area. 3 minute drive to a supermarket, 20 minute drive to Tavira or to Spain. Plenty of parking available. The wifi internet is only 1.50 Euros per day in the reception / breakfast area.
by Annie from UK
Very quiet location, lovely hotelPosted Apr 9, 2012
Pros: lovely suite, quiet, great breakfasts, very friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: location - too isolated, difficult to get anywhere unless you had a car. Buses good, service limited - takes time due to connections, run till 7.30pm
Location: near the sea, lovely views, but very isolated. No one seems to live there, holiday villas and appartments? Probably buzzing in summer. You need a car.
A lovely hotel, which requires you to have a car, as it is in the middle of nowhere. Bus links are there, but hotel staff dont seem to know about them really. Very quiet. A lovely beach five mins walk from hotel, a couple of restaurants, one really good, if quite expensive. Nothing else opens until June so not a spring or autumn break location. Great little towns nearby, such as Olhao, Tavira ( quite a drive away) and you can get a bus to Villa Real then a ferry across to Spain, where the shoe shopping is good. If a kind Dutch couple hadnt taken pity on us, we would have been stuck in the hotel for a week not knowing how to get anywhere (internet was not working and hotel did not privide information about surrounding area and what it was possible to do.) or with anything to do during a week when it poured with rain and/or was cloudy and rainy! Lovely suites well appointed, comfortable, spotlessly clean, and well serviced. Very pleasant hotel staff, lovely breakfasts, nice pool.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
JUST ONE NIGHTPosted Mar 3, 2011 on Hotels.com
We were pleasantly surprised to discover we had reserved a fully equipped "suite" and commented to each other it would be ideal for a few days golfing as it was virtually "self catering". The nearby restaurant recommended to us by your front desk staff was extremely good value. I have already given your name to a friend who is planning a visit next month.