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Villa Kaya Kwanga!
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The pool and the front of the villa (the plot of land to the left is our plot) Lounge - downstairs - with veranda doors onto the terrace - perfect for reading in late afternoon
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Villa Kaya Kwanga!
The pool and the front of the villa (the plot of land to the left is our plot)
Lounge - downstairs - with veranda doors onto the terrace - perfect for reading in late afternoon
Upstairs terrace - great views and not surrounded by houses
Upstairs Bar - with sliding doors onto the terrace
Burgandy Bedroom - with En-Suite bathroom
Beautiful view from downstairs Drinks Deck (plot behind is ours) -so very private
Dining Room - with sliding doors onto the downstairs drinks deck
Butterfly Bedroom
Purple Bedroom
Pool and front of villa
Chill Out Zone in our plot next door to the Villa - great for sundowners (the villa is to the left)
Fully equipped kitchen - everything you will need here
Fully Equipped Kitchen - the other side of the kitchen
View from the study upstairs which has a sofa bed and adjoins the Upstairs bedroom - stunning views
Upstairs Study with Sofa Bed and printer and desk and books (adjoins the main bedroom upstairs)
Front of the villa
Luxury Upstairs En-Suite Bedroom (with study adjoining).  Sliding doors open to the upstairs terrace
View from Drinks Deck (Downstairs)
The Chill Out Zone in the Olive Grove
View from the Chill Out Zone in our next door plot
View from the Downstairs Drinks Deck
Pool Area
The Villa at night.  There are lights on all the paths and by the pool - very pretty at night
Our plot next door to the Villa
The path to the Chill Out zone in our plot next door
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Paderne, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Macmommyb...
Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just so relaxing and a beautiful place. Perfect base to explore the real Algarve”
Reviewed May 22, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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Kaya Kwanga is in the most beautiful setting - stunning views and wonderful birdsong are my strongest memories. The Villa is very spacious, with plenty of room for the 9 people it is advertised as capacity. You definitely need a car (although we did walk into the local village one day for a lovely lunch and bottle of Rose!) - and take care on the narrow lanes to access it, but it is very much worth it when you get there. We loved the balconies / decking on all sides which meant you could catch the sun while reading a book at any time of day. The grounds, and pool area are beautiful and especially the small retreat built in the meadow beside the house. Perfect for our early morning Yoga. The house is the perfect mix of shady/cool rooms of authentic Portugal on the ground floor, with a modern open sunny aspect first floor. Everything you could want is provided - and the very helpful Amanda, our contact there, made sure we had whatever we needed. Would recommend exploring the neighbouring villages in the hills - Alte in particular was worth a visit - and also the smaller villages on the coast. We weren't keen on Alubfeira - but loved Alvor and some of the other smaller places, where the restaurants served beautiful fish dishes along with stunning sea views. If you are looking for relaxation, space, nature and all mod cons to go with it - then this is the place for you. It is refreshingly different to the plain, modern, run of the mill villas you often get these days - more authentic, a taste of the real Portugal and all the better for it.

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Management Response
May 23, 2017
Hi. Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Kaya Kwanga. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Appreciate the time you took to write your review. Stephanie
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Nida D
Vilnius, Lithuania
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic place for relax in the superb location! Absolutely the best in Algarve”
Reviewed July 30, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We arrived to Paderne, to Kaya Kwanga from Lisbon and were overwhelmed immediately with the peacefulness and quietness of this fantastic place! The vila is absolutely fabulous, it is very tastefully decorated, and amazingly spacious for few couples traveling together. We were met upon arrival by the lady who showed us around and granted the keys. What very much surprised us that we had perfect internet connection as well as cable TV with hundreds of channels in the middle of nowhere!!
The rooms were very clean, they all have separate AC, thus the sleep is perfect. The beds and WCs and showers are indeed perfect and very tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need for your delicious meals (we even found a stick blender for our fish soup!). There are several BBQ sets outside and the whole property is designed so that people can spend time not distracting each other.
The cherry on the cake was a swimming pool. Very clean, pleasantly refreshing, equipped with plastic chairs and set of plastic dishes to use at the pool.
All property around the house is amazing - with old almond and olive trees, blooming bushes and flowers. My husband and I enjoyed jogging every morning around the tiny villages with stunning views.
If you are looking for a relaxing stay in a very comfortable environment, this is the place to choose. Very highly recommended, indeed. We are looking forward to return here next year, and we are planing to stay much longer!

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Liked best: The design, the quietness of the place, supplied with all you need items for self catering, the wi-fi, the pool...
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2016
Nida, thank you for taking the time to write this very detailed review about Villa Kaya Kwanga. I really appreciate your kind words and am really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Kaya Kwanga: Thank you. Stephanie
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Cristina...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed July 6, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The villa and grounds are amazing, definitely off the "beaten track " will need transport,
We did not hire a car but wished we had , the agent was very helpful and gave good advise on where to shop.

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Liked best: peace and quiet
Liked least: no local shops within walking distance
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2016
Thanks Aimee for the review. Hope to welcome you back again!
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stanleysm...
Bangor, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“weather in the algarve was not great in March but the villa was first class”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

a group of three of us had a very pleasant 10 day stay stay in Kaya Kwanga in mid March. The Algarve weather was not great for our visit but the villa itself was first class. It is in a beautiful secluded location just outside the village and was very clean and tidy and has everything needed for a holiday location. That included a gorgeous pool and a nice relaxing terrace.It is quiet and secluded and most things you need can be found in the very friendly shops in the local village of Paderne. But it is also within a 15 minute drive of the large Algarve Shopping Centre at Ghia and the whole Albufeira coastal area with its many delightful bays and eating places. Also relatively close to a range of golf courses.

With its swimming pool and generally relaxed atmosphere It would seem to be an ideal spot for families who like a degree of privacy while still being in striking distance of all the attractions of the Algarve coast

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Liked best: The nice quiet atmosphere
Liked least: nothing really
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 12, 2016
Thanks for your kind words. Very much appreciated!
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Liz T
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“An idyllic base for a fabulous holiday in the Algarve”
Reviewed March 15, 2016 for a stay in September 2014

We spent several enjoyable holidays at Kaya Kwanga with friends and thoroughly enjoyed each stay. It is beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious with fantastic views over the lovely garden and heated pool to the hills beyond. We particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at the villa. During the day we explored the many little towns and villages and lunched in restaurants overlooking scenic bays and coves in the Algarve, then returned to the villa to chill in the pool before enjoying a barbecue on the balcony in the evening. As dusk fell, the stars appeared and twinkled overhead-heavenly! Our daughter, husband and two children also stayed in Kaya Kwanga on our recommendation and found it an ideal venue for the children who not only enjoyed the heated pool but also their many visits to the various children's activities within easy reach. They particularly enjoyed the Dolphin Show, Slide and Splash and Aqualand.
We have many happy memories of our stays in Kaya Kwanga and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a perfect base for a perfect holiday. We will definitely return.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 31, 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review - much appreciated!
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Celestino...
Maputo, Mozambique
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“The greatest pleasure between two worlds and Kaya Kwanga in the middle”
Reviewed February 28, 2016 for a stay in July 2015

A totally relaxing and stunning venue with all one needs, from sparkling warm pool to a fully equipped kitchen and air conditioned rooms. I will surely use this place again. Only 10 minutes from the action in Albufeira with its lovely beaches

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Liked best: The pool and the tranquility
Liked least: the stay was to short
Traveling group: Friends
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Norma B
Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
“Thoroughly enjoyed our stays and will return.”
Reviewed February 25, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

We have stayed in Kaya Kwanga twice, with adult friends, 2 the first time and 4 the second. The layout of the house enabled privacy as well as conviviality. The location is peaceful and relaxing with extensive views. Quite often we were reluctant to leave and spent days around the pool. Although not in the main tourist area it is within easy reach of the main resorts and a good base for exploring the whole Algarve. Local shops and restaurants at Paderne are handy and could have provided all we needed. Even the shopping centre at Guia is relatively close for serious shopping. We thoroughly enjoyed our stays and will return.

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Liked best: The location - peace and tranquility.
Liked least: No complaints.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 26, 2016
Thank you Norma for your kind words. Such a nice review! Stephanie
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