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The Art of Joy

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Estrada da Foia | Apartado 97, Monchique 8550-909, Portugal
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When you arrive at the art of joy you feel at home like visiting friends. Spacious and comfortable room with heating. Every day an amazing view to wake up with and a lovely smile from our hosts. Elaborate breakfast. Wonderful and handy tips for excursions and hikes. We fell in love with this region, pure nature. No traffic noise or... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We are a young couple and were welcomed with open arms. We had some problems that needed sorting out and the hosts were extremely helpful. We were lucky to be able to take part in the weekly communal meal, which was a feast fit for kings! Although the hosts are Dutch, they are obviously fluent in several languages, which is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Originally we planned to stay three nights but extended our stay to one week as we felt like being home. Annelies and Eugene are lovely and do everything that each guest feels more than welcome. We enjoyed the positive atmosphere of that wonderful B&B with its beautiful view, the fantastic recommodations for hiking from Annelies and the cooking of Eugene.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Spent 4 nights at a Art of Joy where our hosts, a beautiful Dutch couple who run the place give all they have to their clients. Joyous, yet serene; Art of Joy is a great place to relax; take in the breathtaking views; go for long walks in a very friendly environment. Although we must have been the only ones... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I have been to The Art of Joy for nine times now. Its a magnificent place in the mountains, overviewing the coastline of the Portuguese Algarve.The owners Annelies and Eugene created this bed & breakfast into a paradise on earth. And its not only the view and natural surrounding that makes this place a paradise. Annelies and Eugene are very... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

At a very tranquil spot not far away from Monchique you will find this super & relaxing B & B. Paradise starts already when you drive up to their place and park at their spacious car park with amazing views. De scent of flowers, eucalypti and rosemary surrounds you when you walk roll down with you suitcase to your room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We got a cheap flight from Derry to Faro and booked 3 nights in the Art of Joy. The road up had loads of twists and turns and the higher you went up the nicer Portugal looked. When it was too hot on the coast, Monchique was just a pleasure. So quiet and relaxing. The pool the jacuzzi all open... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Six days in Paradise, that's what we experienced last week @ The Art of Joy ! What a beaufitful view (you can overlook the landscape all the way to 'the ocean'). In a one word: stunning! But the view is just one of the elements that make this place a paradise! The beaurtiful rooms and appartments have very comfortabele boxsprings... More 

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Falkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

With a nice dutch couple as hosts, and a view over most of Algarve nothing can go wrong. And it didn´t. Four nights at this beautiful place was - dispite of the not so nice weather - worth every cent. Hiking in the mountains in the mornings, followed by jacuzzi sessions in the afternoon made living very easy. A highly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

This is a nice place run by a Dutch couple who has been there for 3 years. The rooms are OK, but nothing special. The beds were very comfortable, but the ventilation in the bathroom and room in general was not so great. However, the jacuzzi which is set down from the house so that you can sit in it... More 

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