my two young children, husband tobe and myself stayed at casa de horta in march for 10 nights. we booked direct with company and got good last minute discounts and free transfers from airport. they accomodated our children with cots, highchairs, microwave etc. everything we asks for was no trouble. the place lived up to its glossy pics on the website. all the staff were excellent. the accomadation was clean, large and well maintained inside and out.
it was great to be able to pick fresh oranges and lemons each morning with the children and make our own juice and smoothies.
the area was charming, true portugal... no posh hotels or bright lights, but lovely walks and fantastic views. nearest beaches were between 15- 30 mins walk, local shops and resturants were lovely. we didn't get a car in the end, we either walked or got taxi, this was fine for us as we love walking however if you dont like walking then i would recommend a car.
overall we had a perfect holiday and we will be returning in sept 2008.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa da Horta, literally ‘Orchard House’, is an 150 year old farmhouse thoughtfully converted to provide a picturesque cluster of charming apartments set amongst the tranquility of fragrant orange groves in Vale Carro, close to the fishing village of Olhos de Água, the golf course of Sheraton Hotel, Açoteias and the magnificent Falesia beach. 14 well-equipped cottage apartments, all similar in character but each unique in size and layout. Comfortable, clean and homely with a personal touch. (T1 or T2)Each unit has: 1 or 2 Bedroom(s) with double or twin comfortable beds and storage space with wardrobe. Lounge/Dining area (with comfortable double) Equipped kitchen with cooking facilities: fridge-freezer, crockery, utensils, electric kettle, toaster, etc. Bathroom with Shower and/or Bath Air-conditioning/heating, Satellite TV, Telephone. Safety features include fire extinguishers, fire blankets and smoke detectors. Outside - patio furnished with tables and chairs in wood and marble for outdoor dining.Access to communal facilities including Swimming pools, 3 BBQ and Pic nic areas, Gardens, Snooker/Pool table, Parking, etc. Prices include: Regular cleaning service. All household towels and linens. All utilities (gas, water, electricity). Air-conditioning and heating. Satellite TV with local and international channels. Safe. Cots and Highchairs for infants. Optional Extras: On request we are happy to arrange Welcome Packs, Airport Transfers, Internet Access, External Telephone Service. We can also help with Car Rental, Excursions, Golf, Local Information, Dinner Reservations, etc. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Da Horta Olhos De Agua, Portugal - Albufeira