We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“great holiday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Amarela

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Albufeira
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Casa Amarela
Save
You added Casa Amarela to your Saves list
Albufeira, Portugal   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 24 Albufeira B&B and Inns
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

We enjoyed a great 9 days at Casa Amarella, the perfect place to chill out and relax. There was no pressure to undress and is an ideal place for beginners. We had no need to hire a car as Stuart picked us up from the airport and taxied us to the town when required. Stuart & jane were fantastic hosts, Stuart keeps the gardens and pool area iimmaculate. Janes cooking was excellent we had several evening meals (3 courses plus wine/beer) very reasonably priced. Also we went out with them both to a Karioki evening and Janes voice is fantastic. The accomodation was very comfortable and clean, we stayed in the annex which suited us perfectly. We can highly recommend a holdiay at Casa Amerella sited in a very quiet area but only 5-10 minutes away from the town of Albufeira if you want the night life, shops and beach.

Room Tip: we slept in the anex not to big but has own en suite
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    34
    5
    0
    1
    0
See reviews for
Families
0
35
4
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Leyland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

What can we say that hasn't already been said....Clean....the company is fantastic [except for Janes singing when she's had the odd vino] but have to say the best naturist place we've ever stayed in...Jane and Stewart just can't do enough for you.....definitely a place to put on our ''We will be going back list''.....words just can't describe the place.......

Room Tip: Go for it........
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

My wife and I have just returned from a naturist bed and breakfast holiday in the Algarve and whilst I realize that naturism is not everybodys ‘cup of tea’ I felt compelled to recommend the place we stayed at to anyone looking for this type of holiday.
We stayed at Casa Amarella, a beautiful villa in the countryside on the outskirts of
Albufeira and no more than ten minutes drive from the town centre.
The villa , which sleeps up to eight guests has very well kept gardens with a swimming pool, sauna and a very nice hot tub with adjacent bar area. A very picturesque setting with its palm trees and flowering shrubs and wonderful to lounge around in during the day or during those warm sultry evenings that we have just experienced.
The accommodation is very clean and homely and the proprietors, Stewart and Jane
work very hard to make you feel at home.You have the run of the villa and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them in making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Jane cooks evening meals for those who want them on most nights and they also organize evenings out from time to time. Stewart also offers an airport pick up and drop off service if required.
All in all a geat holiday at a decent price. We were very impressed and look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Just spent 9 days at Casa Amerela ,a beautiful guest house just 5 mins drive from the old town of Albufeira. The owners, Jane and Stewart were so welcoming and such fantastic hosts, we felt we had known them for years. The Villa, gardens, swimming pool, sauna and hot tub are all immaculately kept. Jane provides a lovely hearty breakfast every morning and will cook an evening meal 4 or 5 times a week if required. We ate in several nights and the food was fantastic as was the atmosphere, a real "dinner party" feel. The tranquil setting of the Villa amidst the beautiful Portuguese countryside feels like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of Albufeira but is in actual fact only 5 mins by car! Alternatively you could borrow mountain bikes from the owners as we did and arrive there in 20 mins!.
Can,t wait to go back and be pampered again!!
Good luck Jane and Stewart, you really do deserve to make a fantastic success o this business.
Phil & Lynda. xx

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We have just returned from a week here at Casa Amarela our first time and as soon as we returned home we booked flights to return here again in August, that shows you just how much we enjoyed it, we have never returned to a place straight away before in all the years we have been travelling.

Casa Amarela is bed & breakfast accommodation set in a large Villa just outside the centre of Albufeira, This property caters for the naturist traveller and clothes are most definitely optional anytime and anyplace in the property, no protocol exists regarding clothing, its upto you....

The service is provided by Jane & Stewart two ex pats from England with a long experience of hospitality, having both ran hotels, bars and clubs back in England. They know exactly when to give you attention and when to leave you alone, they will give you as much or as little as you want.
Casa Amarela can has 4 rooms for hire, 3 in the main house and one in an annex at the pool side, we stayed in this annex, the room is very small, with an en suite bathroom, literally big enough for the well sized bed in it, but you definitely do not come here to spend time in your bedroom, its sufficient for sleep and that I guarantee is all you will need it for, the small bathroom is off the bedroom with no door separating the bedroom from it, the shower was excellent nothing fancy but the most efficient shower i have come across in many years, instant hot water and massively powerful. The other rooms in the house are larger and more like a standard size bedroom but do not have en suite, though they all have private bathrooms dotted around the property.
Breakfast is provided as part of your deal, and was very pleasant..fresh fruit, toast, croissants, cereal, freshly squeezed orange juice (they have orange and lemons growing in the garden) and eggs of your choice. Served from 0830- 0930 each morning, sometimes a little early for us and we chose to miss breakfast on one occasion to have a "lie in" this was not a problem as there are a 1001 places to get a cheap breakfast 5 minutes away in the old town. Though I am sure if I combined a bit of sweet talk and arm twisting Jane and Stewart would have provided breakfast a little later should I have asked. That's how they are nothing is too much trouble. Jane even went to the trouble of arranging a homemade birthday cake for my wife’s birthday, she loved it.

Jane also provides evening meals for guests should they required them for a very reasonable fee of 18 Euro for 3 courses and all your drinks all night, a great deal and makes a change from restaurants in town every night, their company is excellent, and it is good to finish the evening with glasses of port in the hot tub!

The facilities here especially for naturists are excellent, good size pool, which also has some depth to it, a sauna and the hot tub along with a massive sun bathing area provides you with all the things you need for a relaxing day in the sun, or night when it comes to the sauna and hot tub. There is a guest kitchen at the pool side that has everything again you could require to make yourselves snacks and even meals should you wish to, there is a large fridge which you get allocated a shelf to store your goods, there is also a "trust" bar help yourselves to drinks and chalk it up on the board, settle up when you leave...

The location of Casa Amarela is idyllic - you feel like you are a million miles away from anything in the middle of the country side, but you are literally 5 minutes drive from the town of Albufeira and 5 minutes the other direction to the large shopping complex which includes a massive hypermarket and all the fast food you must avoid!..A car is very useful if you do want to get around at all as it may be a 5 minute drive but it would be an hours walk..Stewart will provide you with a lift to places locally for example down into old town for a very reasonable 5 euros (a taxi return is between 5:50 and 7:20 depending where you get it from.

All in all this was a fabulous holiday, our first dedicated naturist holiday and it couldn't have been any better..if you are thinking of trying a naturist break then this is fully recommended as i guarantee you wont be put at ease any more than you could be here...

Thanks Stew, Jane and see you again in August.

Room Tip: if you want ensuite go for the annex
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
gibraltar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Have been there 2009,2010 and have booked for this year,and hopefully again later in the year. we have enjoyed our stays there so much that we keep returning and dont look at any other destinations.This is due to the fact that Stewart and Jane are most welcoming hosts and you feel as if you have known them all your life.The rooms are fine and very clean.The garden and pool is paradise,in fact the location of casa amarela is superb so close to all ameneties and yet so secluded gives you the impression you are miles from nowhere.If you like socialising you will always meet someone to have a chat or a drink there (like me) if you want to read peacefully well its also perfect for that.All in all Stewart and Jane can not do enough for their guests,and casa amarela would be my first recommendation to anyone seeking a naturist holiday holiday.I hope Stewart and Jane can continue to build up their buisness and wish them luck and prosperity for the future

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sligo, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

The only fault I can find with my short break at Casa Amarela is that it wasn't long enough - a fault that I intend to remedy as soon as possible!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Casa Amarela? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa Amarela

Address: Albufeira, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Albufeira
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Casa Amarela Hotel Albufeira
Casa Amarela Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Casa Amarela, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.