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“More like a B&B than Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pension A Mare Bed & Breakfast

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Praia de Salema, Salema 8650-194, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Salema B&B and Inns
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Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“More like a B&B than Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Located in the quiet villiage of Salema but short drives to Lagos (beautiful/colorful ocean cliffs & rock formations) and other places of interest; stayed 3 nights in Apt B with a nice 1 bedroom (comfortable double bed), kitchenette, livingroom & patio; bring your own food, kitchen & bath supplies; please note - lots of steps; owner resides in England but was visiting for the holidays & was very friendly & helpful; we really enjoyed the ocean views.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Campbell River, B.C.
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was a great place to stay. It is about 2 blocks from the beach. Very quiet and has free parking. Our room was simple but we had a large patio where we spent most of our time and did not really need the room.
The breakfast was very good.

Room Tip: Room # 1, it was very nice to sit under the grape arbour.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed her at the end of our cycle trip of 7 days. Clean and comfortable rooms, lovely views from the breakfast room, and breakfast was lovely. Our host was very helpful in organising the taxi to Lagos the next day for our group, however it would seem that when we arrived at about 2 pm, we were earlier than expected. There was a mobile phone to use and a contact number, which we used, the host did not seem very happy to have her lunch interrupted and did not make us feel very welcome initially,.( this was the only negative point)- otherwise all good and we would return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We visited Salema last year several times to go to the beach and saw A Mare then and made a quick note. SO this year we stayed for 5 nights in Apartment A, which was great. We had the best view in Salema and breakfast every day looking over the beach was just lovely. Bettina who runs the apartments & b&b was so helpful and friendly.In Salema its self there is probably restaurants and 2 or bars which was plenty to choose from. We will definatley be returning for another stay at A Mare.

Room Tip: Make sure you have a room with a view.
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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey, California
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a very pleasant relaxing stay at the A Mare, and Bettina, the owner, was familiar and very helpful. We stayed in apartment B, which appears to not have the view that apartment A does, not as expansive, but it was more private, and it had a clothes line on the little patio for clothes and towels. The room does not have air conditioning, as stated, but it was windy the whole time, so even though it was warm, a breeze kept the room pleasant. The apartment had a kitchen with all the necessary utensils and condiments to cook a small meal, and it was great to eat our breakfast on the patio overlooking the ocean. As the apartment was not available for our whole stay, Bettina kindly moved us to a smaller room with a small patio for the last night, though we had not booked a room with a patio. The room had air conditioning, which without cross ventilation was pleasant. We had a chance to experience the breakfast, which is not included with the apartments. It was a very good breakfast, plenty to eat, and Bettina fixed us fresh squeezed orange juice, which was a real treat!

Room Tip: If you want a surrounding view, and fix your own breakfast, choose Apt. A, but Apt. B offers a littl...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gibraltar
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105 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Second time we've stayed here......if you're looking for a simple b&b which is clean, very well looked after and good value.....look no further. Rooms a light,cool and clean and breakfast is lovely. Bettina who runs the place is friendly and very helpful. You're 2 minutes away from the beach with nice views of the beach and salema itself.

Perfect........thanks bettina.....we'll be back!

Room Tip: We've stayed in rooms 4 and 2.....both a lovely
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vicksburg, MS
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

A Mare is a great place to relax. Salema is a sleepy fishing village and this Pension is great.I highly recommend it!!! Rooms were clean, views were great and Bettina was a wealth od help and information.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Pension A Mare Bed & Breakfast

Address: Praia de Salema, Salema 8650-194, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Salema
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Salema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly B&B style guest house just 100 meters from a beautiful sandy beach. Free Wi-fi. Traditional fishing village with lots of local restaurants serving the catch of the day, 2 bars (no discos). ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Pension a Mare Bed And Breakfast
Pension a Mare Hotel Salema
Pension A Mare Bed & Breakfast Salema, Portugal - Algarve

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