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“Almost in heaven!” 5 of 5 stars
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Winniehill Bed & Breakfast
155-Z Alcaria Cova | Estoi, Faro, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 21 Faro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ile-de-France, France
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“Almost in heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just away from the busy coast, in quiet back country hills! With stunning views over the beautiful coastline! Just perfect to explore each different direction of Algarve!
Fiona & Robin are just great hosts were you feel at home from the very first minute! Lovely Rupert & Winnie are stealing the show daily!
Breakfast is breath taking!!!!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just spent a wonderful weekend here away from the "real world," and it was absolutely fabulous; just what I needed. Fiona and Robin are the friendliest of hosts, and so are their adorable puppies! I felt right at home and was able to spend my days relaxing and enjoying the pool and gorgeous scenery. Fiona's cooking is top notch, and so are their recommendations for places to eat and things to see in the area. I hope I make it back to Portugal someday...if I do, I will certainly stay at Winniehill.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Winniehill, beautiful villa and pool and accommodation.
Perfect location for exploring Eastern Algarve and amazing views towards Faro. Fiona and Robin were perfect hosts making us feel at home, especially having the dogs around. Enjoyed Sunday night 's chicken at the village restaurant with them. Fiona's breakfasts were amazing and the best muffins ever.
If you want to get to know the Algarve then you must stay here, lots of information and guide books to read.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Thank you Fiona and Robin for making our first visit to Portugal so god that we will be back! Winnie Hill is a delightful B&B and our guestroom was very comfortable. Fiona's breakfast were delicious with fruit, home-baked goods and an entree served each morning. One needs a car to find the B&B but that is told to you by the hosts. Have a good year Fiona and Robin and we will be thinking of you once our B&B season starts up in the springtime.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Once again we found this gem using Alistair Sawday. It is close to Faro - about 25 mins by car and has commanding views over the coast and hills nearby. The place is a delight, with 3 rooms and an excellent pool. We stayed in two, the rear with roof terrace and the ground floor fronting the pool and both were superb. The breakfasts are exquisite and different each day, prepared by Fiona and served by Robin, with Abigail the spaniel, Rupert the Lab and sometimes even Winnie, the cat in tow. The evening meals are excellent and when served outside with fellow travellers add to the indulgence. Nothing is too much trouble for the hosts who enjoy your company, but withdraw discretely to allow appropriate privacy. Excellent centre for accessing small rural retreats, villages and resorts. The pool room offers free coffee and tea facilities as well as an honesty bar with a newly installed Nespresso machine. We will return!

Room Tip: all three rooms are excellent. The more roomy downstairs front facing room has a bathroom accessed b...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Spent 3 nights here with the in-laws and girlfriend in mid-September
The b & b is so remote, really, really recommend you hire a car for your stay here. It's around 15-20 minutes from the airport.
We arrived a little early but straight away Fiona and Robin were very welcoming. There knowledge of the surrounding area is second to none and they pretty much planned our 3 days with different places to visit. We spent 1 afternoon around the pool in the 3 days, which is beautiful. They have a well stocked honesty bar. They provide towels for the luxurious sunbeds they have. You can also take the towels with you when discovering the lovely area.
They advised on restaurants in the evening to go to, beaches to go to in the day.
We had the top bedroom and the views were superb, you can see right out to see. At night there isn't a sound. So peaceful.
The whole set up of the b & b is fantastic and as a team Fiona and Robin work it ever so well.
Breakfast is phenomenal, so so much food. Fiona bakes here own breads, muffins, prepares fresh yogurt with different fruit in it, fresh orange juice along with some form of egg.
When arriving back from our evening meal you find the candles are lit around the pool which is lovely so sit in whilst enjoying a port and playing different board games that they have.
I don't really want to tell my friends about Winniehill as i want it to be our secret. We will 100% be returning next year.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Exceptional Property....Lovely bright airy rooms,beautiful poolside area and gardens.
Exceptional Hosts........Robin is a wealth of local knowledge,best restaurants,best beaches and places of interest.A really nice couple who have the balance between hosts and guests just right.
EXCEPTIONAL FOOD....Fiona produced the best breakfast spread we have ever had in a B@B or Five Star Hotel for that matter!A different egg dish each morning,homemade jams and pancakes,figs from the garden,freshly baked muffins to die for..the list goes on and on.We had dinner on two evenings and both meals were superb!
We have visited B@Bs all over Europe...U.K/France/Italy/Spain/Germany and I can honestly say that Winniehill is up there with the best!Cant recommend highly enough!

Room Tip: Upstairs double room overlooking the pool with great views over the surrounding countryside with the...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 155-Z Alcaria Cova | Estoi, Faro, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Faro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winniehill ia a beautiful renovated farmhouse with a stunning panoramic view of the sea with private pool in a charming rural setting in the Eastern Algarve. For total relaxation Winniehill is the perfect place to unwind. And only a 15/20 mins drive from Faro airport. It lies half way between the pretty town of Estoi with its restored palace and the quaint market town of Moncarapacho.Winniehill offers 3 double bedrooms with private bathrooms We are not really suitable for very small children , the pool area has many steps . ... more   less 
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