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“Beautiful setting”
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Romantik Villa
Ranked #3 of 4 Salema B&B and Inns
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed on recommendation by Rick Steves - it was a lovely villa, just a 5-10 minute walk down to the beach and center of Salema. Breakfast is very modest - some cereal and toast. Lisa is a very interesting woman - she is very direct and honest (reminded us of fellow New Yorkers!) - at times we didn't feel comfortable as she is very strict (upon arrival there are lots of instructions - dont put your bag here, dont lose the keys, dont break the screen door, she even tried telling us how to pronounce our last name). Upon getting to know her better over breakfast however, we really grew to like her and appreciate her. It was great really talking to a local and hearing her perspective about the country, politics, etc. We would recommend this place for that reason - it was educational - just follow her rules or you might get in trouble!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Århus
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed at Villa Romantic for four days in May and had a fantastic stay there. The four room villa has a wonderful japanish garden with several places to sit and enjoy the garden or even the ocean in the distance.
The room was ok with freedge and basic equipment to make a cold meal or caffee. The bathroom was spacious and had both shower and bath. I would't call the glimt of the ocean from our  terrasse seawiev. 
The breakfast is with cafe, bread and muslii. All guests eat together at 9:00 - not before not after. Lisa, the hostess, is making an event out of presenting the guests to each other. We enjoyed this arrangement a lot.
But first of all we enjoyed Lisas guidance of the area. We discovered many beaches and places that we never would have found without her.
But Lisa is also a bit of a business woman. We payed 80€  which is a bit expensive for the area out of season. And I would not expect to pay 10€ extra to have a room cleaning or 5€ extra for clean towels (but acctualy we had new towls ome day for free:-) ). I would also expect shampoo in the bathroom.
But the house provided wifi even when it was not stated on the website.
All in all we will highly recommend the place.
Mona and Troels

  • Stayed May 2012
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Abbotsford
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We spent three days at this lovely B + B. The highlight was relaxing at the very attractive pool, overlooking the ocean, and surrounded by a well-groomed garden area. Lots of peace and quiet for relaxing. Somewhat difficult to find upon arrival.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Based on Rick Steves' recommendation, my wife and I went to Romantik Villa. We weren't disappointed. The hostess is extraordinarily warm and outgoing. She made us feel welcome and plied us with great recommendations of places to visit and the best local restaurants. I haven't felt more relaxed in ages than while sitting poolside in the late afternoon. The rooms are very nice, as is breakfast. And the grounds have been designed and landscaped beautifully. Lots of great flowers. I highly recommend this B&B!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Spent 3 days in early May at Romantik Villa. Lovely, lively hostess who had great ideas for daytrips with maps and directions. Amazing villa, beautiful scented gardens with view of ocean, fresh breeze and clean swimming pool. Apartment spacious, tastefully decorated. Quiet days in a part of the Algarve far away from other loud touristy areas.

Room Tip: We loved the spacious apartment with an oceanview.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kansas
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

My husband and I spent three nights at Romantik Villa. We had originally reserved a room, but the apartment was available when we arrived, so when Lisa offered to let us stay there, we gladly accepted. The apartment was so cozy and had all of the modern conveniences of a home. It was spotlesslessly clean and maintained. The bed linens were even ironed! Lisa was very helpful with restaurant tips and sight seeing suggestions. She went above and beyond what we had expected to make this a perfect home away from home while in the Algarve.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Livermore, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2011

We spent two great days during our recent trip to Portugal. After missed connections and lost baggage the Romantik Villa and Lisa were just what we needed to begin our vacation. The location is high above the village with a short but steep hike from town. We enjoyed being above the village with the sweeping views of the ocean so we didn't mind the 10 minute walk. Lisa is a wonderful hostess and made us feel comfortable from the beginning. She speaks many languages and it was fun to hear her switch back and forth between english and french during our breakfast on the patio. She gave us directions for a tour around the area that worked out splendidly. Salema is a small quiet village. I fully recommend the Romatik Villa for a stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Romantik Villa
Address: Salema M5 | Lote M5. Beach Villas, Salema 8650-191, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Salema
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Salema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming and small, three room and one suite, bed and breakfast on a wonderful designed garden with large pool with view to the ocean, on one of the hills in Salema. A night view of a full moon from the terrace of the suite. ... more   less 
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