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Karma Surf Retreat

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Caminho Uruguai, Malveira da Serra 2750, Portugal
Karma Surf Retreat
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually don't have anything negative to say about my stay at the karma surf retreat except I wish it was longer. The whole team went over and above what I expected, providing travel arrangements and arranging activities according to when you want them and there was no pressure to do everything. Jessi is pretty much on hand 24 hours... More 

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Jens K, Owner at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! So next time just book two weeks and even get an extra discount! ;-) We were happy to be your host. A big hug from Jessi, too! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Well, do I need to say more than I just came home from my third stay in this magical place.. Each time, I feel reborn, both mentally and physically. Lovely people, a relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and such a beautiful spot on earth.

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Jens K, Owner at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We feel very honored to be able to host your vacation for the third time! That alone is great praise. You were with us since the beginning - you have a special place in our heart. Thank you for your trust and looking forward to seeing you again! :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Staying with Karma Surf Retreat was magical. You would feel love & care from first till last moment of your stay. Plus the guys & girls running the retreat, Jens, Timo, Aline and Jessica were very interesting people and probably attract like-minded visitors so the group I stayed with was a real treat, engaging & fun. I have done yoga... More 

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks a lot for sharing these warm words with us! :-) As well we are happy, that you already come back the second time and this time get to know our second location, the Algarve villa, located in south of Portugal in the south-west Algarve. Enjoy your stay - you will not be disappointed! Best wishes, Jens More 

Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The week at the Yoga & Surf Retreat was definitely the highlight of my year 2014. Everything about the accommodation was just excellent and the nature breath-taking. I can recommend a stay truly to everyone who wants to relax and feel a little closer to heaven:-)

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Vera, thank you very much for sharing your nice thoughts! :-) We feel very pleased and looking forward to seeing you back again! All the best, Jens More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We spent a wonderful week at the Algarve Karma Surf Retreat in July 2014. Jamie, Sabine and family were truly the perfect hosts. Traveling with our two year old boy, we had been looking for a long time to try and find a yoga retreat that would welcome children. Even better, it also included surfing! My husand and I were... More 

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review! We are pleased that you fully enjoyed your stay at Algarve Villa, situated south of Portugal in the south-west Algarve and will forward your nice words to the Algarve team respectively. . Its true that for most people a rental car is a good alternative to none. Sometimes another... More 

herzeliya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have been in Karma with our 3 kids 7 13 & 15 all including parents had a smile for the whole duration of our stay Timo Jens and team are great House ambiance & food are Outstanding Highly recommended add to that great waves, nice wind( at season ) beautiful sceenaries Lisbon and sintra not far away – Well... More 

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Wal and Yoram, thank you very much for your nice evaluation. Thinking back of the relaxed atmosphere also brings a smile to our faces.We are happy, that you and your family enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all back here soon! All the best, Jens More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ( 2 adults and 2 kids aged 8 and 10) stayed at the Karma Surf Retreat for a week and had a great holiday. Jessica and Leonor were very welcoming and helpful throughout the week. The breakfasts were super and healthy with freshly squeezed orange juice and a different smoothie each day. The packed lunches which were included Monday... More 

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your good review and having taken the time and effort to share it with everyone. We will of course forward all praise to our teammates adressed. As for your accommodation, we have to apologize, that it did not match up to your expectations. After the owner of the cottage refused our initiatives and pledges to refurbish and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We (2 adults, 1 kid) stayed for a second time at Karma Surf Retreat and we truly enjoyed it! Love the house and the garden with the spectacular view over the Cascais area and beaches, a nice personal & warm welcome and nice concept of combining Yoga & Surf. Great fresh breakfast, friendly staff and very well located between nice... More 

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

You are welcome and thanks a lot for your review! We appreciate that you truly enjoyed your stay. As to our presence, as I already have commented prior to this, running a business like this, unfortunately it simply is not possible to always be physically present. We truly feel honoured that it would have been in your favour and surely... More 

Edingen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Recommended by friends who had been there last year ( in main house)we (family with 3 kids) went for one week surf&yoga. The booking, arrival & welcoming were very nice including a wonderful bbq. Jessie&Leonor , inhouse-staff, were great and helpful with any demand we had. The view from the domain is spectucalar, overseeing Cascais & Guincho area. As a... More 

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review with the public. Thanks to your feedback and since the owner of the house turned down our initiatives to refurbish and upgrade this accomodation (in order to meet our high qualtity standards), as a result, this accommodation will not be available anymore from 2015 on. So thank you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The beautiful villa, the healthy and delicious breakfast (scrammbled eggs, salmon but also yoghurt fresh fruits and nuts), the relaxing yoga with the right stretches on the right time, the funny and disciplined surf lessons (and teachers), the surprising and delicious lunch (couscous salad, quiche, amazing fish BBQ), the warm pool, the unbelievable nice and helpfull staff (thnx to sabine,... More 

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Jens K, Inhaber at Karma Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Suzanna, thank you very much indeed for your nice review about the Karma Surf Retreat Algarve. We (and the whole Algarve-Team) is happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and took time to share these nice lines with everyone still hesitating to book and looking for advise. Hope to see you back here soon! Best wishes, Jens (in... More 

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