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Reviewed May 8, 2019

We returned to Vila Monte with some trepidation after our last visit but we needn’t have worried. From the time we arrived till we left we were very well looked after. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was very tasty and there were no problems providing a gluten free meal for my wife. Although the menu is no longer marked with gluten free options the waitress knew what was gluten free and where there was any doubt, immediately went and checked with the chef. The service in the restaurant was slick but at a pleasant relaxed pace. The breakfast was very generous with a separate gluten free section (even including a Gluten free Portuguese tart). We also appreciated that breakfast was available till 1100.

Our room was large and airy with all the amenities you would expect (although we weren’t sure about not having a door between the room and the bathroom!). We were close to the adult only pool which was pleasantly warm for swimming.

It wasn’t a problem for us but the hotel is quite spread out with quite a distance between our room and the restaurants. The gardens are, however, worth a wander with lots of colourful plants.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Room tip: We liked being near the adults only pool.
Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Connector818795, Guest Relations Manager at Vila Monte Farm House, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Dearest guest of Vila Monte,

A pleasure it was to receive you again for a second visit, that matched your expectations and provided you with a satisfactory experience. It goes without saying that it would be our honor to receive you once more in the future, for another Vila Monte experience matching your taste.

Wishing the best for you in the meantime,

Your Vila Monte Farm House

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Reviewed April 28, 2019

Amazing place to stay - beautiful gardens, enchanting atmosphere, incredible staff and iconic accommodation. The layout of the hotel is such that you never feel it is busy and you feel like you are in your own paradise experience. Caters brilliantly for children without become a "Kids Club" hotel and still maintaining an environment which can be enjoyed by adults, with or without family. Highly recommend Vila Monte Farm House.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Connector818795, Guest Relations Manager at Vila Monte Farm House, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

A genuine Thank You for sharing this with us and the wider audience. It is great to know that your experience as young family on our grounds was pleasant and positive and that it felt like a safe place for both you and the little ones. It is our exact aim to create a space that caters to the families we host in a way that feels natural and intuitive, rather than the rigid "kids club" hotel experience you very fittingly described. Our size as boutique hotel allows for familiarity and privacy at the same time, a balance that we wish to maintain very carefully.

Take the best of care - all of you - and be more than welcome to pay us another visit.

The best from us to you,

Your Vila Monte Farm House

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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

This was our second visit to Vila Monte & we returned because we knew it couldn’t be beaten when looking for the balance of family friendly and classy hotel!

It’s a very fine line, but Vila Monte dances it beautifully, not putting off couples or ‘overdoing’ the kids bit, it just gets it SO right.

Couples can chill by the no children pool, whereas family’s can enjoy the abundance of gardens and have a splash on the family pool.

Our room was stunning, and although the weather was mixed on our visit, it didn’t take away from our enjoyment as the hotel has lots of great breakout space!

Breakfast is incredible, and I can’t have enough praise for all the staff! Fussing over our little boy, taking him on a golf buggy ride and just all round making us feel welcome and we’ll looked after!

My husband is already asking when we can go back! If you are considering this hotel...just BOOK IT, you won’t regret it & you can thank me later!

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Connector818795, Guest Relations Manager at Vila Monte Farm House, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Dear Anna,

A sincere WOW and Thank You from our side. Thank you for carefully picked and positive words on our concept, gastronomy and grounds, describing the diversity of your stay with us in all its beautiful details. It is the greatest gift to know our aims at creating a place that the diversity of guests we receive feel welcome and comfortable in are successful. We love the many different types of travelers that enter our doors and we wish to keep this fine balance alive. To create a safe, relaxed and informal space for families seeking time in togetherness close to nature, as well as sustaining peace and quiet for those who simply want to unplug and retreat.

Thank you for the gift of your words, on behalf of the whole team behind the project of Vila Monte.

Take good care,

Your Vila Monte Farm House Team

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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

It is a very nice resort: rooms are large and very nicely decorated. Green is everywhere, and views on the hills till the sea. Large choice at breakfast. Two pools (one adults only), nice bar, hall and tennis court. Top quality staff. Fantastic sleeping! Maybe showers can be improved. Restaurant is not my first choice, but for sure is loved by many guests. Venue is perfect to visit the whole region by car.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Connector818795, Guest Relations Manager at Vila Monte Farm House, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Dearest friend of Vila Monte,

We are delighted to read your kind and positive review. Thanks so much for your words and for taking the time to share them. It was our biggest pleasure to host you - Please know that it would make us proud to receive you again in the future.

Best to you from us,

Your Vila Monte Farm House

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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Villa Monte is a small luxus paradise in a beautiful quiet garden setting. Our studio had a charming rustic design and good large bed. The staff was EXTREMELY professional and service-minded - VERY GOOD JOB DONE!

Date of stay: April 2019
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Connector818795, Guest Relations Manager at Vila Monte Farm House, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

A sincere Thank You for this precise and beautiful commentary. It is our biggest honor to receive it and a pleasure to know you had a positive experience with us. Please know you are always welcome to return for days of unplugging in our peaceful garden setting, escaping reality of everyday life for just a bit.

The best to you until then,

Your Vila Monte Farm House

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