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“Lovely hotel with beautiful view, & 'interesting' cocktail” 4 of 5 stars
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Mareta Beach Boutique Bed & Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praca da Republica | Mareta, Sagres 8650-356, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Sagres
Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely hotel with beautiful view, & 'interesting' cocktail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed in the hotel in end of February. As soon as we got there , we upgrated for one of the top floor room with seeview, it was just so beautiful.The room nicely decorated, LOVED the big wardrobe! For breakfast we had plenty of choice, all pastries and fruits were fresh. The staff was lovely and helpful,the cleaners were spot on, they even folded our clothes.
The only negative thing i would mention that sometime you could smell a little bit of sewage in the bathroom coming from the drains.

I orderd a cocktail in the bar downstarirs, called Mareta I think, well cost me over 5 euros for 4 squeezed lemon with a small shot of votka. It tasted so terrible, like drinking pure lemon juice but the barman was convienced that was the way to make that cocktail.We still laugh about the face I pulled when I tried. I would love to know, how you meant to make it?

Shame the jacuzzi didnt work.

Room Tip: take the 210! all day sunshine!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Found this hotel to a good deal and centrally located. We stayed 1 night a couple of days before Christmas (Dec 2012 - rate 35 euro) and nearly had the place to ourselves. It is a hotel and not a traditional B&B, in case you are looking for the latter. The hotel has modern decor and the breakfast was excellent. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We walked to the hotel from Salema and the hotel was easily located, approximately 5 hrs walking depending on whether you stop for lunch. Highly recommended.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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SagresHolidays, Gerente geral at Mareta Beach Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for your comment.
We are very grateful to know you had enjoyed your stay with us.
Looking forward to see you soon.
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Dublin, Ireland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you're going to stay here, make sure you get a room with a sea-view! We did and it was perfect; the room, the view; the entire 3-day stay! We are definitley coming back to this hotel.

The rooms are simply but tastefully furnished - all white, blue and turquoise creating a perfect frame that is the window. The staff in the bar/cafe and restaraunt were friendly and helpful and extending our stay by one night every morning was no problem. The food, coffees, snacks, cocktails, and service were all first class.

There's plenty to see and do in the area. But I'd recommend starting your day by walking the very short walk to beach behind the hotel and soaking in the sea and then lying out on the gorgeous sandy beach and drying in the sun (and wind sometimes :) Other lovely restaraunts in the town of Sagres are worth exploring. And if you have a car, go to the 'end-of-the-world' for teh views and sunsets.

Room Tip: Request a sea-view!
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SagresHolidays, Gerente geral at Mareta Beach Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for your comment.
We are very pleased you had an unforgetable time with us!!!
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Benalmádena, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My wife and I went to mareta beach for three nights just before Christmas for a time of R&R. The GPS was on the blink so we went past the hotel as we searched. We needed to check the town out anyway. We eventually found it and checked in with no problem. The modern decor is clean, well done and functional. There is no elevator/lift, we carried our small bags up one flight of stairs. No problem for us but for some that would be an issue. Our room was good sized with a very nice bathroom and a massive balcony overlooking the gardens and sea.

The jacuzzi, which featured heavily in the advertisements and our choice of this hotel was not in service during our stay. That was a disappointment. This was low season and for part of the time we were the only guests in the hotel. Perhaps running the hot tub in the winter for only one couple is cost prohibitive. We had considered a room at a Spa Hotel for more than three times the price. We went to see the hotel and were told that their pool and spa were also closed. Glad we chose Mareta Beach!

The breakfast was very nice. Fresh breads, rolls, croissants, pastries, and fruit combined with cold cuts, cereals, yogurt, juice and coffee was very satisfactory. I enjoy my eggs and bacon for breakfast but when you are paying 40 euros per night for two people for a nice room with a sea view balcony that includes breakfast and wifi in your room, you really oughtn't complain.

My only other negative comment is that the light switch was on the hinge side of the door outside the bathroom.

Overall we were extremely pleased and will probably return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are bright, comfortable and modern. Wifi had a habit of dropping from time to time but computer with internet was provided in the lounge. Breakfast was self service from a small buffet and was reasonably good. A storage room is provided for bicycles and surf boards which was very convenient. The location was perfect - a stones throw from the beach, cafes and shops. Very nice staff - very nice Hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your comment.
Your experience is very important to us! We are so pleased to know you had a good time here!
We also will consider all your notes to make a future visit even better!
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Located a short walk from the beach this hotel was the best experience of my Portugal trip in mid-november.
The price was more than fair and the standard of the rooms was high. Modern, clean and well-lit. In combination to this, the location was fantastic. The hotel is just a few hundred meters from the very southwest tip of the European mainland (which ends into a dramatic cliff), and this is a very nice plus in terms of location. It's just a few steps away from a nice beach. And there is a bar close by with good atmosphere and plenty of choice.
The welcome was very friendly as well. The breakfast is average, but feeds you well.
I totally recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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Looking forward to see you soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

An extremely well run B&B . Clean , comfortable and fantastically located . Affordable and close to several beaches. Lots of great local eateries in the vicinity. Sagres is a great place to chill and there are plenty of things to do and see.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your comment.
We are very pleased to know you had a good holidays with us.
Thank you for recommending us to your friends!!!
Looking forward to see you soon.
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Address: Praca da Republica | Mareta, Sagres 8650-356, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Sagres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Sagres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mareta Beach Boutique Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Occupying an outstanding location in the center of Sagres, Mareta Beach has panoramic views over the beautiful coastline and sea. This brand new hotel is just 200 meters from the beach, close to all shops, restaurants and bars. We have an Italian-style coffee shop, Caffè Espresso, open from 8h00 to 22h00, where you can enjoy your favorite coffee or tea, milkshakes, smoothies pastries, paninis, sandwiches and homemade cakes. ... more   less 
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