Ratings based on 112 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Remote and over-priced

Posted Sep 10, 2016
Very remote location which the hotel maximises on by charging twice as much for food and drink than places in the town. Luckily a taxi into town was quite cheap. There are boats from the hotel to two different beaches; the larger boat goes to the private, over-priced beach whilst the smaller one goes to a larger beach with more facilities. Definitely worth going earlier to guarantee a place in the smaller boat. The room was OK in general but completely ruined by the plastic bedsheets which made the nights very uncomfortable! Also the shower drain was blocked. There weren't enough staff on reception and they seemed quite lazy and unattentive. The outside pool and spa were the best features of the hotel. The hot items at breakfast were almost cold most days, although the pastries and Prosecco were enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful hotel, stunning gardens, lovely pool.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Definitely return, highly recomnended Beautiful buildings gardens pool and excellent service.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from East Anglia

Comfortable, quiet hotel

Posted Oct 28, 2015
Pros: The hotel's design, location, quality of service and comfort of room.
Cons: The evening buffet dinner - the range of starters was excellent but we felt the choice of main course was a little disappointing.
Location: Rural location. There are many restaurants and a large shopping centre in nearby (3km) Tavira. Enjoy the sun & beaches if that's your thing!
We really enjoyed our stay. Service in the restaurant was excellent with a wide choice of food at the buffet breakfast, although fried eggs & pancakes are freshly cooked by the staff. Our (river view) room was fine with access to a small patio with a table/chairs. Beware the mosquitoes though if you are susceptible to bites and, as is often the case in Europe, our room did not have a double bed (twin beds). The bathroom was very clean and everything worked fine as did the air conditioning unit. We had a small issue with the TV which was fixed right away. The bottled water in the fridge is also chargeable. All the staff were friendly & helpful and the 24/7 reception was appreciated in our case as we arrived after midnight. It's about 3 km to Tavira so you need comfortable footwear, a car, a taxi or the hotel shuttle (which doesn't run on Mon & Tues or in the evenings) to get into town for the restaurants and a large shopping centre. The N125 is close as well for travel around the Algarve (the A22 is a toll road and very quiet!). Beware the extra costs when picking up the hire car as well especially if you choose to reduce the insurance excess.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Derby

Good,quiet hotel for relaxing break

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Pros: Unusual origins but clean modern amenities . The pleasant staff.
Cons: Better lighting in the rooms so that we could do painting and reading
Location: Opportunity to study the estuarine birds walks along beaches and salt flats. Boat trips from Tavira. train journey to Faro .
Welcoming and helpful staff and rooms maintained to a high standard. Room overlooking the river and Island accesses send by the hotel boat. Very interesting small museum of the tuna fishing base which used to be here including photos of the landing and processing. Lovely Pool and terrace with bar and snack food. Limited evening entertainment, but that suited us as we liked to read and relax when not touring the area. A few kms from the quaint town of Tavira with its castle.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hotel ok , but Expedia failed to Ok

Posted Oct 10, 2015
Pros: Disappointed having been charged for a river room, yes , you got a glipmse when it was high tide but other than that don't bother,!! Foliage far to g
Cons: More curtesy buses,especially later.!! 5/30 is far too early to go into town to eat!!
Location: Nice location,curtesy buses should be more frequent. If youve booked B and B ,you should have the choice of being able to go out!!! Expensive!!!!!!
Expedia failed to tell us how far away the hotel was from the town ,it cost us over 2 weeks £100 pounds in taxi fares!!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good access to beach from hotel by ferry.

Posted Oct 4, 2015
Pros: Quiet atmosphere.
A bit far from Tavira centre but free bus service provided.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Lovely, comfortable hotel

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Pros: The entire hotel experience was really positive.
Cons: The food offered in the evening buffet was a little bland for my husbands taste.
Location: The ferries to the two beaches were regular and the beaches were beautiful with good facilities.
A great hotel with good access to indoor and outdoor pools as well as the beach. Plenty of sunbeds and a good sized pool. Clean and comfortable rooms.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from East Midlands

Nice Traditional Hotel

Posted Sep 23, 2015
Pros: Traditional Style with a good pool area
Cons: Only problem was the mosquitos when sitting on veranda outside room.
Location: Remote location so car is necessary. Lovely town of Tavira with lots of bars and restaurants. Very pretty by the river.
Pleasant Stay. Friendly staff, good food, comfortable room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Evesham

Nice quiet hotel, good facilities.

Posted Sep 19, 2015
Pros: Good room, good food and good entertainment.
Cons: As above boat to beach inclusive and some sort of shuttle bus or boat into Tavira.
Location: Tavira is a beautiful well looked after old town with lots to see and nice bars and restaurants to visit.
Room spacious and very clean. Breakfast very good and dinner was well cooked and presented. Pool area clean and very spacious with lots of sun beds. Bit far out of Tavira so long walk or in our case take the car each time. Boats to beach good but feel they should be included in price of room. Would be good to have shuittle bus to town.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Cons: door locks
Charming and different place to stay. Lovely town of Tavira.