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3.0 of 5 Spa   |   Alto de Baixo, Monchique 8550-012, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Monchique
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surrounded in a beautiful area in Portugal full of mountains, this place is the perfect get away. Lovely garden filled with flowers and orange and lemon trees, with a pool just big enough with beautiful view and a jaccuzi. We had the room in the back of the garden, which was very spacious (the bathroom as well!), clean and beautifully... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little find in the mountains just outside Monchique. Theo and his wife manuella were wonderful hosts. The breakfast whilst simple was more than adequate with a large variety of fruit, granola, ham cheese, eggs, croissant, fresh baguettes and home made jam. (Try the pumpkin jam. It is yummy). Our room was large and wry clean with... More 

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18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a place like no other. If you want excellent food (and you can get Theo to cook) you should ask. If you don't want anything but just lying around and not being bothered by anyone or anything, this is it. If you want the possibility to have good insightful conversations without judgement or questioning, this is also the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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31 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in September. The place is a hidden gem tucked away from hustle and bustle of coastal towns. Beautiful grounds, breakfast is to die for and Manu and Theo are very hospitable and proud owners of this peaceful place. They gave us recommendations to the beaches, restaurants and things to enjoy in this lovely area. If... More 

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20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We enjoyed our recent three night stay very much. But we were somewhat surprised that other reviewers did not remark on the relatively long distance that the hotel is from Monchique (about 15 min drive), and the restuarants. During our stay, there was a distinct odour which we thought was related to manure spreading nearby. The beds are foam and... More 

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SpadAlma, Owner at Spa d'Alma, responded to this review

We give our guests a list with quality restaurants, so that they have a good experience. There is a restaurant at a 5 minute drive but we would not send you there, the food is average and the service minimum. The beds are also to my taste a bit soft but 95% of guests love the beds. The manour is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Casa Spa d'Alma . It is a wonderfully relaxed place to stay, and an ideal base if you like walks in the mountains. Theo and Manuela are perfect hosts - couldn't be more friendly and helpful. They give you the run of their garden (which includes lemon trees), as well as the (small) pool and... More 

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed with Theo and Manu over the New Year break and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Both host and hostess did all they could to make us comfortable and relaxed. Their conversation was delightful and wide ranging and they seemed to have the knack of "disappearing" to leave you space but being there when a little company; help; or... More 

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SpadAlma, Owner at Spa d'Alma, responded to this review

Dear friends, thank you for the wonderful review, we are honored. Funny what you say about the disappearing, we know stories about B&B owners that smother their guests with an overdose of attention. We like you to feel at home without any obligation. Looking forward to welcome you both again, Abraço Theo & Manu More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Spent the night at Spa d'Alma the end of December with my fiance', Karen. A bit out of town, but easy drive on good road, and well worth it. Friendly hosts, lovely grounds, large room with nice bathroom (and heated towel rack). Hot tub under the stars was a refreshing / relaxing way to end the evening. Excellent, filling breakfast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Manuela and Teo are the perfect hosts. They cook like chefs (both of them) and have great conversations that go much beyond the 'customer b and b' politeness. Having a glass of vino verde in the jacuzzi, after a swim in the swimming pol surrounded by flowers and fruit trees is... Fantastic ! (especially at sunset) The rooms are large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

A little gem in the middle of the lush mountains and forests of Monchique, Spa d'Alma is run by a delightful Dutch-Portuguese couple, Theo and Manuela. The rooms are spacious, very clean and have exquisite views of the garden and the mountains. The breakfasts are delicious and plentiful. Both Theo and Manuela are creative goumet cooks, cooking up scrumptious lunches... More 

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SpadAlma, Owner at Spa d'Alma, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review and we are happy that you enjoyed the realSoul of Spa d'Alma because your are right it is not a normal (water) Spa but a place to rejuvenate and recharge your energy on a deep level. Hope to welcome you both again. More 

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Address: Alto de Baixo, Monchique 8550-012, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Monchique
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Spa d'Alma 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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