We were looking for a tranquil and relaxing environment and this is exactly what we found, both in terms of the hotel setting and the manner of its friendly and attentive staff. Walking to the pool, listening to birdsong was a wonderful start to the day, as was the excellent breakfast. We were particularly impressed by the way the staff seemed genuinely concerned that we enjoy our stay and wanted to know that everything was as it should be.We loved the spacious accommodation (which was much larger than expected) and the view from our balcony was just what we had hoped for. We made regular use of the levada walk running through the hotel grounds, as well as the very handily located local bus service and hotel courtesy bus. The very personal farewell we received was the perfect end to a lovely week.