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Vilacampina Guesthouse
Sitio da Campina | CP 991C, Luz de Tavira, Tavira 8800-107, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #4 of 24 Tavira B&B and Inns
UK
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91 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We really wanted to keep this a secret – a top secret! It is amazingly fabulous, the most gorgeous breakfasts and the staff were probably the friendliest we have found. We had an older (84 yrs) relative with us and they were so kind, so thoughtful – what a wonderful place – just a shame they don’t do dinner and then you would never have to leave!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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London
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

The villa is stunning, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. It feels like a family villa and the lounge area and pool are great places to relax in. The staff are very helpful and knowledgable about the local area. We were there with a small child and she really enjoyed the grounds, and we felt completely relaxed letting her run around in the gardens. The breakfast was outstanding, plentiful and with a fantastic array of foods to choose from. Luz de Tavira is a lovely sleepy town near to amazing beaches which are excellent for families.

I think it's relevant for people travelling with small children to know the following:
1) there are no bath, only showers.
2) no kitchen on site so you can't have dinner on site except for some quiche/salad
3) It is expensive and they also charge for baby cots at 15Euro per night which is rather
steep considering the price of the hotel itself- (they very kindly did not charge us for this in the end).
4) they have a very narrow period of breakfast from 9-10.30 which is quite late if your baby wakes early. There is no fridge for guests to use so we had to keep her milk overnight in an ice bucket. However, we'd have liked to have some yoghurts/snacks for her accessible during the day as well.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms are best for families as they have their own terraces.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I can't recommend Vilacampina highly enough. If you are thinking of staying there - DO! Staff cannot do enough to perfect your visit to the eastern Algarve, the house is beautiful (we especially enjoyed the pool), and the area is full of picturesque beaches and unspoilt by tourist overdevelopment. My only concern is how quickly I can get back!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I cannot fault Vilacampina. The friendly owner Sophia and staff especially Margarita, go out of their way to help you have a most wonderfully relaxing holiday. They are extremely informative and make sure you know the best places to eat, beaches to visit etc.
The whole place is immaculate and cleanliness is spot on. The most amazing part of our stay was the breakfast. We dined like Kings and were treated to an array of homemade cakes every morning. I am missing the Portuguese custards tarts.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We loved it here! We stayed for two nights in their suite and couldn't fault a thing. We had a beautifully designed & equipped room with lots of windows and two balconies - great views across the countryside, a lovely bathroom (shower only), outstanding breakfast and wonderful pool. It's in a isolated place, really peaceful, yet easy to get a cab to nearby restaurants. All the staff were really helpful and attentive. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We stayed here for two nights while exploring the Algave and all I can say is this place is amazing. Hotel is impeccable and the staff truly amazing, a testament to Portuguese hospitality.
Breakfast is second to none (that is if you don't want a fry up - but let's face it you won't) fantastic selection of meats, cheeses etc.
Rooms are finished to a very high standard, communal areas has a real homely feel to it and as for the pool area, after a hard days sight seeing heading back to the pool is all you need to unwind.
Believe these guys have had some bad reviews for the place being too quite and out of the way - I think the reviewers missed the point...

Room Tip: Get a room at the front of teh hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Quiet, siren, tastefully decorated, and fantastic breakfast....we adored this place!! We wanted to stay!!! Beach and good food are close. Reasonably priced golf courses are a short drive away.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sitio da Campina | CP 991C, Luz de Tavira, Tavira 8800-107, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Tavira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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