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Pool with Large Shallow Step for Toddlers
Pool with Large Shallow Step for Toddlers
Pool with Large Shallow Step for Toddlers
April View of Fenced House on the River
Fenced Infinity Splash Pool with Lockable Gates
Main Bedroom, Double Doors onto the Garden, Room for a Cot
Downstairs floor plan - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, wc, entrance hall
Silves
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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KeldaB
London
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful house in a fantastic location with everything you need.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Our recent stay at the River House in the Algarve was absolutely perfect. It was a beautiful house in a fantastic location. We have been telling all our friends about it and we look forward to returning again hopefully next year.

Cheryl was very helpful and prompt in her correspondance during the booking process and the lead up to our stay. Avril and the rest of the team out there looked after us so well and made sure that we had everything we needed. The warm welcome was very much appreciated and all the thoughtful little touches made a real difference (welcome pack, games, facilities etc).

We hired cars for our stay and this was ideal as it meant we were able to discover the areas attractions but also then escape to the calm of the location of the River House. The local town was close enough to pop to the shops for the basics which was great as well.

The house was kitted out amazingly and had everything you could need. Having internet there was an added bonus. It may sound silly but we all think the beds were the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in!

The pool, although not large, was perfect size and suited both adults and kids perfectly. A perfect place to sit and relax.

Can't recommend the house enough! It really was excellent.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, facilities, pool.
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Davelurki...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful stay at a very peaceful location but close enough to all activities to enjoy them.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We had a brilliant time and the house was everything we expected. From the generous welcome pack to the nice pool which all ages enjoyed, We would thoroughly recommend this property. I t made our first visit to Portugal very memorable.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The property was ideal for the whole family (12 people)
Liked least: Not enough storage in some bedrooms.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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sazz80
Tralee, Ireland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Child friendly luxury at reasonable prices in a peaceful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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We have just returned from a wonderful week at the river house. It is so difficult to find somewhere child friendly without compromising on luxury but this property really ticks all the boxes. It is in a really peaceful and beautiful location yet within half an hour drive of the airport, silves, albufeira, loule, praia de rocha etc. there are some lovely restaurants in the locality that offer great value and horse riding and quad biking is just over the road. the house itself has all the facilities you could possibly want and plenty to keep the kids entertained. the gated pool was a great source of peace of mind and the trampoline entertained our little one for hours. the two downstairs bedrooms are stunning and ideally suited for the adults if the kids are old enough to stay in the smaller rooms upstairs. The bathrooms are especially luxurious both upstairs and downstairs. The property really is stunning and i would imagine that a similar property on the coast if it were to exist would cost three times the amount and lack the serenity that this property has. I would highly recommend it.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Service
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anne l
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great quality and stylish accomodation in a peacefull setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

The river house provides eally good quality accomodation in a remote, peacefull setting. This house has plenty of space. The living room has high ceilings, 3 sets of sofas and airconditiong. All the bedrooms have been very tasetefully designed and the bathrooms are enormous. The Kitchen is very well equipped and a great space especially if you enjoy cooking. Everything has a very new, fresh, feel and has been thoughtfully put together to create a very comfortable,stylish, home from home environment.

We went with 2 boys, 6yrs and 9 yrs and prior to going were a little concerned that they would get bored but the owners have very thoughfully provided, table tennis table, trampoline & swings for younger children. Of course the splash pool despite being small was ideal as they just spent hours jumping in and out of the water. This is a safe location for children. Cheryl the owner was extremely helpful prior to going. The owners also went out of their way to return something to us that we had left behind at the property. You genuinely get the impression that they want all their visitors to have a nice time.

Hiring a car is essential and we used a local company who rented a car through Visa which was very effiecient as they brought the car to the airport for us so we avoided all the car hire queues. Luis --. The property is about 10 minutes away from the nearest little town with a small supermarket by British standards, so there is a limited selection of food items but there are plenty of bigger supermarkets in the Algarve.

We really enjoyed our 10 days at the River House and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Thank you for a lovely holiday.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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flemmingu...
Odense, Denmark
1 review
“Luxury in a beautiful, quiet and natural setting and with a lovely view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

We had a really wonderful holiday in the River House. The house was lovely and nothing was missing. We enjoyed the lovely surroundings of the house and bathed in the sun and pool, from where we could follow the fishermen on, and under, the bridge. The horses with riders crossing the river and the local goat shepherd, sometimes, walking close by the house with all of his goats, to get to the riverside for green grass and water. We enjoyed a few walks and cycling in the area and nature reserve. We gathered all our drinking water from Fonte Pequena (Little Spring) and enjoyed swimming in the cold water in Fonte Grande (Big Spring) both in Alte. We found a peaceful spot on the amazing beach not far from Praia da Rocha where we unfortunately only went once. Other interesting places we visited were beautiful Monchique and Silves.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
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NZSA
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Sun, tranquillity and great beds and a nicer home than home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011 for a stay in July 2010

The owner Cheryl was extremely helpful providing maps and details of local restaurants and activities before we left so we had no need to do any of our own research!. A car is a must and was cheap to hire at the airport. We easily found the River House and were pleased to say it is very clean, maintained to a high standard and attractively modernly decorated. It has a large kitchen and was superbly appointed for all our self catering needs. It really feels like a home away from home with fantastic pillows and beds. It is such a spacious, large property that the 4 adults could all find a shady spot in private for mid afternoon snoozes in peace when needed or enjoy the pool and villa together without being on top of each other. We enjoyed easy day trips to the beaches in the Algarve and Silves using the picnic items thoughtfully provided at the villa, whilst benefiting from the serenity, peacefulness and quiet of the rural mountain setting. We enjoyed the ability to be a group on our own and to go out and about when we wanted more entertainment. Now all relaxed and bronzed and we plan to come again!.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers
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