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“Great Location, Great Hostess” 4 of 5 stars
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Salema M5 | Budens, Salema 8650 191, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Salema B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Livermore, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great Location, Great Hostess”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

We spent two great days during our recent trip to Portugal. After missed connections and lost baggage the Romantik Villa and Lisa were just what we needed to begin our vacation. The location is high above the village with a short but steep hike from town. We enjoyed being above the village with the sweeping views of the ocean so we didn't mind the 10 minute walk. Lisa is a wonderful hostess and made us feel comfortable from the beginning. She speaks many languages and it was fun to hear her switch back and forth between english and french during our breakfast on the patio. She gave us directions for a tour around the area that worked out splendidly. Salema is a small quiet village. I fully recommend the Romatik Villa for a stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Danville, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

The setting of Romantik Villa is just lovely. It is high on a hill overlooking Salema and the ocean. The gardens and pool are beautiful. We landed here needing some R & R and it was wonderful. Lisa is a fun, chatty hostess (English speaking from Brazil) with lots of excellent information about the area to share. Our suggestions to make the guest's stay here even more perfect would be to accept Paypal advance payment rather that expensive wire transfer of funds from the U.S., and to make coffee available early in the morning (ie. before the 9:00a.m. breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

My wife and I traveled to Portugal for our honeymoon, and found Romantik Villa because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor. The place lives up to everything and more. Lisa is wonderfully welcoming, gives you as much or as little information as you would like (I would recommend taking as much as you can, everything she recommended was great) and her villa is absolutely beautiful. From the well appointed rooms to gorgeous gardens and swimming pool, it was everything we were looking. Salema is a quiet beach town outside of the much more crowded Lagos, which is just 10-15 minutes away. Take Lisa's advice and drive to the cliffs and beach coves about 30 minutes away, some of the most beautiful landscape in the world. Aqua Na Boca, just off the main square and a 5 minute walk from the villa was one of the best restaurants we have even been to.
I highly recommend a trip to Southern Portugal and a few nights at Romantik Villa!

A few of my emails to Lisa were bounced back but I was able to contact her through the website http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/portugal/p1574.htm (and click contact owner) or try her email at romantikvilla@sapo.pt

Room Tip: Reserve the master suite! Well worth 20E extra!
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  • Stayed May 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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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We loved our off-season stay at the villa. The upstairs apartment is very well-decorated, and we looked out at the moon or sun shining on the ocean. Lisa steered us to spectacular (and empty) beaches and great restaurants. What a perfect and romantic alternative to the overcrowded areas of the Algarve!

  • Stayed February 2011, 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
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

As the name implies is a romantic place. The owners, Lisa and her husband Jost, welcome their guests warmly, making them feel at home for an unforgettable holiday!

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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
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berlin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

After 2006 and 2008 last month it was the third time my girlfriend and me stayed at Romantik Villa in Salema. Every of our holidays there was so terrific that we stayed for two or even for three weeks!
The rooms are very clean and friendly arranged. The breakfast is balanced and much better than the usual continental breakfast, especially the coffee. But one's for sure:
the most incredible attraction is the garden. The grass and all the trees are well trimmed. There are a lot of small places you can use to relax: under a palm tree in a hammock on the pool in an outdoor lounge surrounded by bonsai trees or on a sunbed at a gallery among olive and lemon trees with a view over the whole garden and above you can see the ocean - wonderful!
We can recommend the Romantik Villa now like years ago. The oweners Lisa and Jost are very communicative (Lisa is multi-lingual) and helpful too. If you have any question about restaurants in this location or something else concerning the Algarve don't hesitate to ask, they will give you good advices.
Finally it was again a fabulous holiday and I think it was not our last there...

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

I had read about this bed and breakfast in a guide book and it appeared to be ideal for our first two nights on the Algarve. However, the management was not up to what I encountered the rest of our stay in the Algarve. Breakfast was not until 9.30am, and not a minute before, and we could not have any coffee before then - when asked if there was any ice we were told that there was none in the house, and worst of all the front gate was locked going in and out as if we were in a fortress! Overall a very disappointing management and one I would not recommend.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Salema M5 | Budens, Salema 8650 191, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Salema
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Salema
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming and small, three room and one suite, bed and breakfast on a wonderful designed garden with large pool with view to the ocean, on one of the hills in Salema. A night view of a full moon from the terrace of the suite. ... more   less 
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Romantik Villa Salema, Portugal - Algarve

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