We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Splendid!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cas al Cubo

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Tavira
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Cas al Cubo
Sitio da Torre | Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Tavira 8800-167, Portugal   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 24 Tavira B&B and Inns
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I would like to entirely echo the comments of the last reviewer. This really is of 5-star quality in every respect. Me and my partner have traveled widely and this is one of our most treasured vacation experiences, and we consider this a lucky find which we fully intent to go back to. The previous reviewer also mentioned boutique quality b+b and we had mentioned our feelings about this over breakfast with the owners Nicole and Kathleen during our visit.

We stayed from 11th -18th August 2012. The accomodation is absolutely first rate, a newly built architect-designed cool modern minimalist style in a rural location between Faro and Tavira, a perfect distance from the road and set well within its own spacious surrondings which gives a great feeling of open space, with expansive views all around. We stayed in Olivera room which had its own very large terrace, which was ideal for times when we wanted a little bit of privacy. Most of the other 4 rooms I also believe had balconies. The pool area was large and spacious with many different types of plants and trees around. The pool was a very good size and it was always difficult to leave for a days sight-seeing, especially after the really wonderful breakfasts, consisting of a selection of cold meat, cheese, fruit, bread, smoked salmon,eggs cooked any which way you liked, jams and a different home-cooked 'treat' each day ( for example french-toast, lemon tart, cheesecake...) which we had outside on a large table and enjoyed meeting and chatting with the other guests. Nicole and Kathleen were so friendly and really great hosts and we really enjoyed it when they chatted with us and joined us at the end of breakfast. One night we had a 3-course meal with the other guests which was very good value and delicious.

Nicole and Kathleen really did everything to make our stay special, providing always good advice on great beaches, restaurants and places to visit, including finding all the BBC channels for the Olympics! They clearly love what they do and this added to our enjoyment! It was a very stress-free holiday for us with everything taken care of.

Cas al Cubo is well located for some easy trips to visit local attractions, wonderful beaches around Tavira, The old Town of Faro, Castle Marim, Milreu and the local nature reserve Rio Formosa ( we even saw a chameleon there!) to name a few. It is also a very easy and short drive from Faro airport.

I never normally get round to writing reviews I am somewhat ashamed to say! but for Cas al Cubo I am very happy to have made the effort!


  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

29 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I stayed at Cas al Cubo exactly one year ago and it took months for Trip Advisor to get them on the site, so that I could write a review.

The hospitality of the owners Kathleen and Nicole was fantastic - nothing was too much trouble. The guest house is now only about 18 months old and I stayed in the Azure room, which like all the others was of five-star standard with pristine ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV and private balcony (including large parasol and hammock for sleeping under the stars if desired!).

Breakfast was a leisurely feast and when my friends came to pick me up (we had originally booked the nearest villa, but there were not enough rooms to accommodate everyone) they were amazed by the quality and style of the whole house. Kathleen was so helpful to us all with her knowledge of the area and even booked a table for us at a very popular restaurant with a long waiting list - as she knew the patron.

Even though it is a guest house you could also order evening meals if you required. The pool and seating area outside was lovely and still being developed in terms of trees and foliage and I imagine that it will be equally in keeping with the excellent standard of the rest of the establishment by now.

You need to hire transport as the area is away from the main conurbation (although the little village of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo is a 15 minute walk away). That said it is well placed with a car for Tavira and the beaches and a day's drive out to the Cape.

This place is a gem and has the feel of a boutique B&B.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Cas al Cubo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cas al Cubo

Address: Sitio da Torre | Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Tavira 8800-167, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Tavira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our B&B is very comfortable has 5 fully equipped double rooms with en-suites bathrooms with shower or bath. All rooms are air-conditioned and have underfloor heating, a television set and network- and iPod connections. There is a free of charge WiFi zone and for those travelling without a laptop a PC with Internet connection is available in the lounge. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cas al Cubo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Cas al Cubo to your Saves list