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“Oasis from the heat” 5 of 5 stars
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Tavira House
47 - 51 Dr. Rua Miguel Bombarda, Tavira 8800-419, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #10 of 24 Tavira B&B and Inns
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BC, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Oasis from the heat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. A welcome cocktail upon your arrival, a beautiful and clean room (Buganvilia) with air conditioning (a must in August). There is a great rooftop terrace which we would have used more often if we weren't enjoying air conditioning in our room. They have a really nice breakfast with fresh juices and offer towels and umbrellas if you are heading to the beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MartinNieri, Owner at Tavira House, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your review, we're really pleased that you had a lovely stay at Tavira House (and that you enjoyed the full benefit of the aircon!).
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We decided to book Tavira House and in particular the Fucsia Room (fell in love with that bathtub). The only problem was that we didn't have enough time to enjoy the room and house. Staff were amazing with us and I would and will recommend to my friends who want to visit Tavira! Keep up with the good work!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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MartinNieri, Owner at Tavira House, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review Tavira House. We are all very pleased that you had a great time - and especially loved the roll-top! We hope to see you and your friends in Tavira again at some point in the future.
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Oslo
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great hotel but I would not call it a luxury hotel. It´s far from being a five star hotel.

Pros:
- Great location
- Clean
- Large room
- Air condition that really worked well.
- Large safe
- Really good breakfast

Cons:
- No private balcony/terrace as described in hotel/room description.
- Narrow, steep stairs to the room and in the hotel entrance.
- Difficult to find the hotel if you're traveling by car, no signs.
- Bad cloth storage.

Room Tip: The "Geranium" has not a private balcony/terrace as described in the hotel description...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MartinNieri, Owner at Tavira House, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Tavira House. We try to be as honest as possible and provide our guests with as good a stay for the money as they can get anywhere else and we will certainly be taking on board your comments so as to improve our descriptions and service moving forward.
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Oslo
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Really good service, loved the breakfast and the terrace, good location.

Cons

- Not disabled friendly (a lot of stairs)
- Low ceilings in the room (had many bumps on the head)
- Difficult to find the hotel
- No wifii in the room
- One of the staff could not talk english, one of them did not know anything about the area (restaurants, tourist attraction)
- Some of the staff looked at us and spoke Portuguese and laughed, we did not understand what they said and that made e negative atmosphere. They maybe did not laugh at us but it felt like it sometimes.
- When we came to the hotel the staff did not help us with the luggage.
- The pool is really really small and not clean
- On the website it says that you have a private terrace if you pay extra, that is not true at all.

Pros

- Really good service
- Wine tasting in the hotell A+++ :D
- Good restaurant recommendations but they should know more
- I loved the breakfast, staff asked how we wanted the eggs cooked, it does give them a big plus from me.
- They also made freshly squeezed juice there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Hate to niggle over such a beautiful property but we stayed in Geranium at the top of the property (most expensive) and feel that considering the price and quality of the house we should make a few adverse comments.
There is access to the roof terrace from the room and we appreciated that but it is just one small corner of the main area and not what one might expect when reading 'its own private roof terrace seating area'.
One major problem is the mezzanine style double bedroom, which is just a platform accessed only by 'mind your head' stairs which houses simply a bed. The left hand side of the bed is situated under the lower eaves and left me with a feeling that I had to walk around permanently bent over to avoid banging my head....as was also the case with the under stairs cupboard space (hit my head several times). It really is a correct description and we certainly felt a room of this standard and price should have proper clothes storage and not just a rail with 3 or 4 hangers at right angles to the door and just melamine shelving under the lowest section. The room needs wardrobe and drawers and a redesigned sleeping area. Overall one might say that interior design comes before comfort.
The bed was not 'serviced' by staff on a daily basis (who could blame them) nor were toiletries replaced when empty. A hairdryer was available only on request. No cover was provided for the duvet. So not 5 star!

Cannot fault the staff or the breakfasts and we thoroughly enjoyed the informative wine tasting.

Maybe if we stayed in another room our comments would be totally different.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bremen, Bremen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I just want to write this..The other day I was invited for Breakfast at Tavira House..
Well I have been around the world and have experienced many other Hotels..
But this one ,The Staff And the Lay out of the Buffer was nr 1..
And not too mention the wonderful Fruit Muslim Salad it was out of this world..
Well Done Boys ..
In the Tavira House..
Jose Carvalho
Torsten Carvalho

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yeovil
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We have just had a wonderful 8 night break at Tavira house. Every review on here is spot on, I can't add to it except to say thank you so much to Fred, serge and the girls for looking after us so well. It was lovely to meet the owner (we chatted a few times but we never introduced ourselves !)
My morning tea was greatly appreciated and serges wine tasting was a revelation - who knew Portugal produced such great wines! Tavira is a beautiful town and Tavira house is the perfect place to stay :)
Dave and karen x

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 47 - 51 Dr. Rua Miguel Bombarda, Tavira 8800-419, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Tavira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tavira House is a lovingly restored, 160 year old, boutique town house hotel. Situated in the heart of the Eastern Algarve’s most picturesque town, Tavira, this charming and unique bed and breakfast brings together a traditional Moorish flavour with a contemporary interior design.The house features 9 individually styled bedrooms, a ballroom lounge, dining room, residents bar, plunge pool and roof garden, all reflecting the hotel’s sophisticated chic design. ... more   less 
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