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“Rural haven, but close to stunning beach!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Vicentina
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Caixa Postal 885 L | Monte Novo, Odeceixe 8670-312, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Odeceixe B&B and Inns
Banchory, Scotland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Rural haven, but close to stunning beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We've just returned from 5 nights in this delightful property. We were self catering and found the facilities excellent, even washing up liquid, salt, sugar, oil and vinegar were provided. The pool was lovely with plenty of sun loungers and the adjacent pond replete with lilies, fountains and tiny frogs was an added bonus. There was a lovely terrace on which to eat, table tennis and washing line at the back of the apartment, and bikes to borrow. There was a lovely well equipped communal lounge, which we didn't use as our own lounge/dining kitchen was extremely comfortable.

The staff were delightful and very helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. Imagine starting your day with a jug full of freshly squeezed orange juice!

The beach at nearby Odeceixe is absolutely stunning, completely unspoilt with plenty of shade from the cliffs and superb surfing. Definitely a place to which to return!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Faro, Portugal
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I spent a few days in the Costa Vicentina and decided to try this kind of getaway. And it turned out to be even better than the website showed.
The suite was wonderful. The adobe walls preserved our privacy and of the other guests. We heard ABSOLUTELY nothing coming from other rooms or from the outside.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, always trying to make us feel at home. The atmosphere was of complete oblivion regarding the "outside world". We had gone there to rest and rest was what we did... :)
There were bikes available (free of charge) and we took the opportunity to explore the surroudings. The coastline is breath-taking...
They don't serve meals, which was a shame, but that "forced" us to get to know the neighbouring towns.
Breakfast was good (great variety of bread and cold cuts and fruit). Just found it a pity that regional produce didn't stand out. Also a shame - they didn't have eggs, even though it was publicised on the website. And we are crazy about eggs.
The resort has a number of cats and dogs but they never intrude or annoy you. And I didn't see poo anywhere!
The pool had a very acceptable size for a resort like that. It was next to the natural lake, which gave it an extra spark.
All in all, we found it amazing and, if are able to, we will definitely go back!

Room Tip: The corner suite (nr. 3) was excellent - only one neighbour and facing the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Our family of 4 spent 10 delightful days at Casa Vicentina. When our time was up, we wished we could have stayed longer--who'd have thought that doing very little would be so satisfying! It normally takes me a week to "detox" from work, but at Casa Vicentina it took just 24 hours. The location on the Alentejo coast, a world a way from the overbuilt Algarve, is wild and rugged, situated in a beautiful natural park. Although it isn't much advertised, there is a 13th century castle of historical significance in nearby Aljezur, and the town of Odeceixe is charming. My husband surfed the amazing sand beaches on the Costa Vicentina, while the children and I (aged 3 and 6) enjoyed the beautiful fresh pool, complete with frogs and lilypads in the pond surrounding it, the swingset, and the countryside setting. Highly recommended for those looking for a family holiday that is for the whole family, not just for the children!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sintra, Portugal
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150 reviews 150 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Went there last weekend and enjoyed a lot!
Place is managed by a couple and we loved it!
Rooms are very well decorated and clean, the gardens are beautiful and its just 5 minutes away from the beach!

It is a very quiet place for people who like to stay away from the crowds and from the noise.
The breakfast is very nice, served nearby the pool.

Recommend eating in Restaurant Chaparro (Odeceixe), typical food and cheap.
They accept pets in some rooms

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vila Franca Xira - Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

Great place to relax from the hustle of the city and a friendly service and optimal environment with nature

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alentejo
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2008

The rooms are nice, but the smell from the bathroom is very bad. They have pipes problems. The pool (biologic) is dirty and the dogs poo all over the place.
The staff is not very friendly.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The smel
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Casa Vicentina

Address: Caixa Postal 885 L | Monte Novo, Odeceixe 8670-312, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Odeceixe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Odeceixe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Vicentina 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Casa Vicentina - Turismo Rural oferece 12 confortaveis Suites com cores alegres e terraco com vista para a piscina/jardim/relvado. Dispoe de 6 Suites Junior (2pax), 2 Suites T1 com kitchenette (2 pax) e 4 Suites T1 com kitchenette & Mezzanine (3/4pax). Todas as suites possuem, casa-de-banho privativa com produtos de higiene, aquecimento central, TV de ecra plano e Internet Wifi gratuita. Para promover o convivio e momentos de lazer, a Casa Vicentina oferece ainda uma sala de estar com TV, DVD'S, Jogos e livros, um parque infantil, um servico de cafetaria/bar (bebidas e snacks) com esplanada ao ar livre, sala de pequenos-almocos e piscina outdoor. ... more   less 
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