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Companhia das Culturas
jgaio
2 reviews
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“Best place in the world!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

The staff is amazingly nice and helpful, the breakfast has a lot of variety (everithing is so yumiiii) , the location is perfect, very clean, very calm! You MUST go there!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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companhiadasculturas, Manager at Companhia das Culturas, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

I've already stayed in three different rooms at Companhia das Culturas, and enjoyed all the different experiences. Do some homework before going there, and then profit their knowledge about the place to profit for some surprising and unexpected vacations! You will be always willing to come back again. Don't expect for bourgeois luxury, only for knowledge about the cultural environment, intelligence in using the natural resources and a special good taste made with little material things. It is a personalized place. Expect diversity and be receptive about the environment, since there is white sand beaches very near, but also mountains with small lakes and beautiful villages to visit around. The visit serves to enlarge your knowledge of culture: from tasting local food, to visiting natural resources such as the saltworks, from walks in search of natural herbs to good conversations about the geographic and historical resources of such a rich environment. There is even a small but very good library. The guest's company is usually surprising too. The name "Companhia das culturas" suits well the place.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

wonderful setting, embedded on the landscape, unique combination of traditional architecture with modern design, personal signature of the hostess in every single detail (delicious breakfast), very quiet and peaceful, yet close to the beach, a priviledged way to experience a microcosm of southern Europe -- unforgettable days

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

This was a great find. We held our wedding reception here for 40 of our friends. This hotel has only 7 rooms and is situated on a renovated olive farm. The rooms are all very individual some with mezanine floors and designer bathrooms. The place is very rustic with white washed walls and sunshades. There is also a swimming pool surrounded by a grassy verge. Englentina is the owner and she serves breakfast every morning with fresh mountain bread local cheeses and sausage and fruit from the farm, she also sells some of her preserves from her farm produce. This hotel is for the organic connoiseur. If you like quiet with the birds to keep you company this is the place. The views from the back are stunning and you can see Spain and the bridge that crosses the Guadiana from Portugal to Spain. You will need a car as the place is a bit out the way but near enough to the beautiful local beaches at Monte Gordo, Pria Verde and Manta Rota, all these places also have good restaurants. I recommend this bed and breakfast as a good base to explore the area.
To see photos use this link www.companhiadasculturas.com

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Companhia das Culturas
Address: Rua Jacinto Celorico Palma, Sao Bartolomeu, Castro Marim 8950-270, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Castro Marim > Sao Bartolomeu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Sao Bartolomeu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Companhia das Culturas is a Sustainable and Organic Agriturism/: 40 hectares of stone pines, cork oaks and carob trees, apricots and figs, olive oil and a vegetable garden, in the southeastern corner of the Algarve, on the neighborhood of Castro Marim Nature Reserve, 1,5km far from Praia Verde beach, 4km from the Historical village of Castro Marim and 6 km far to the Nature Reserve of Ria Formosa. The ecosystem, maintained by the small size vegetable gardens and the dry orchard agriculture, is manifested daily in the meals that we serve with products that come exclusively from the farm and our neighborhoods. With neither television nor background music, but equipped with Wi-Fi, Companhia das Culturas provides relaxing stays and nature walks. The saltwater swimming pool is open all year round, the Hamam with the essential oils from the Sierra -Gum Rockrose, lavander or marcela (gender achyrocline), offers different kinds of massages, and the Cork Box offers Yoga ,Tai-chi and Qi-Gong. ... more   less 
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