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“Peaceful Oasis”
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Eco Algarve
Ranked #7 of 27 Faro B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We spent 11 nights at the eco hostel and had one of our most peaceful and relaxing holidays ever. Stu, Owl and Petra are lovely warm hosts! Stu and Owl have built a tranquil, attractive green oasis a million miles away from most modern, soulless hotels. Particularly enjoyed watching a film swinging from a hammock in the Theatre of Dreams. Great value and we hope to come back soon xxx

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David Z
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Lovely place, just basic, back to your roots, yourself and nature, with great people, nice talks, a family feeling...just the real deal. Thank you guys! I had a nice time, good chats and a new start of living again! Thanks you owl, stuart and petra. I hope to see you soon again! XXX

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Hilde J
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Perfectly located for exploring Southern Portugal.
Stu and Owl's ingenuity, practical skills and artistic creativity have made the Eco Hostel a very special place to stay.
Saturday night with a home made pizza cooked in Stu's outside wood burning oven followed by relaxing in a hammock watching a film in the Theatre Of Dreams was a sheer delight.
The Eco sustainability has been well researched and thoughtfully constructed.
Comfortable, clean and tidy, there was always enough solar heated hot water for a refreshing shower.
We had a great time and enjoyed the happy atmosphere.
We have already recommended it to our family and friends.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank malcolmhall123
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I am interested in permaculture and chose this hostel for the recommendations. It has so much to offer for those keen to see how change is possible, for those who dream but want to see how changes in lifestyle can make a difference. The wonderful hosts were a fount of knowledge, hope and a can-do attitude. Stuart and Owl were subtle and aware in their attentiveness, doing what was appropriate and always suggesting new and fun things to do. They were very kind to me, a rather older visitor on my own and went out of their way to ensure I had a wonderful break. This is a well thought out use of land, an interesting collection of places to stay and a well resourced holiday base.Anyone wanting a rest in the sun with some green ideas thrown in surrounded by southern Algarve beauty could do no better than come here for a break

Room Tip: Talk to Stu and Owl about the best rooms to stay depending on the time of year. They advised me agai...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank DeniseArnold
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I've spent a wonderful stay with my girlfriend at the eco hostel where Owl and Stu welcomed us. It's a bit secluded but not too far from Faro, so it's really easy to come there by car from the airport. We slept in the cosy Owl house where we enjoyed intimacy and traditional equipment.
The hostel is a great place to stay where you'll find everything you need to feel at home and at the same time in an exotic haven far from the overbuilt Algarve coast. Owl and Stu are unique hosts and gave us all we needed to enjoy our holiday near Faro. If you're vegetarian, it's also a great place to eat since you won't find a lot of vegie food in Algarve. All in all, we'll never forget our stay and know exactly where we'll come for our next trip in southern Portugal.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We were two guys who traveled from the lousy Norwegian summer to the beauty of a Portuguese one. We came upon Quinta Stu really by accident but we loved our stay there. Owl and Stu are beautiful, funny, helpful people, and they did everything to ensure that our stay was excellent.
They offer great vegetarian meals that Stu prepares himself, and that are enjoyed around a great long dinner table by all the guests. It's a social, high-quality, environmentally conscious eco resort, and I highly recommend it.
It's secluded though, and a bit in the middle of nowhere, so you'll be best of with a car or a scooter but as with the rest of your potential problems at quinta Stu, it either seems less important, or Owl and Stu will help you figure it out. We loved it, met great people and would love to go back.

Hugz n kizzez
Joaquin and Carlos

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Joakim K
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

When my best friend and I booked tickets to the Algarve I admittedly felt nervous about what I might encounter. I had heard stories about over populated resorts, bangers and mash and pints, not that there is anything wrong with any of these things, I love sausages as much as the next person, but I wanted more from my holiday. I wanted peace and beauty. I wanted the sound of a language I didn't know the details of and I wanted to experience something different. I found it.
Quinta Stuart was an incredible experience from start to finish. The wonderful guest houses, the price of the rooms, the delicious breakfast; fresh coffee and watermelon, the openness and friendship of the wonderful hosts Owl and Stuart.
It's a great base, a great place to retreat from the world with valuable ethics and morals behind it and it's a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Rebecca T
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Additional Information about Eco Algarve

Address: Sta Barbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Faro
Price Range: $15 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are closed whilst re-sturcture is underway, and look forward to welcoming you in the summer of 2018. Thank you for your understanding. ... more   less 
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Eco Algarve Faro, Portugal

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