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“A delightful little house in beautiful countryside”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Querenca, Loule, Faro District, Algarve

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brookbrid...
Leicester, UK
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“A delightful little house in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed June 17, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Villa Romao is a lovely restored farmhouse in the hills north of Loule. Quiet location well away from the busy coast but within a short drive of three good local restaurants and the shops of the town. The owners are so friendly, helpful and generous, they have thought of everything to make a stay comfortable, the house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly require. It was a delight to sit in the shade of the ancient carob tree in the heat of the day before a dip in the well maintained pool. Our two week stay was not long enough, we fell in love with Villa Romao and look forward to a future stay. Thank you Maria Elena, Mariela and Dorinda.

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NSMandMH
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect Rustic Tranquility”
Reviewed September 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a two weeks vacation in the Algarve, staying at the villa Quinta Romao.
Our arrangements to meet the two sister owners of the property, to be shown the property and be given the keys, could not have been better. They lead us to the villa and then gave us a comprehensive induction to all of the very many features of the villa available to us during our stay. the place was presented to us in an immaculate condition.
The features and facilities at the villa are all at least as good as described on the web sites.
The sisters visited to service the pool and tend to the gardens. They paid great attention to detail, in order to maintain perfection.
The property is on a quite country road with almost NO passing vehicles.
The property is peaceful.
Upon our departure, the two sisters were there to see us off and to prepare the villa for their next customers.
Our deposit money has been duly repaid, all exactly per the original agreement.

So, this villa is exactly as advertised, if not actually BETTER than advertised.

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Quinta Romao.

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Johanne M
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“Would recommend”
Reviewed September 4, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We stayed in villa Romao in mid August and have to say we have no complaints. The Villa itself is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need for your stay. We loved the pool which was very well maintained and had loads of pool inflatables to keep the kids content for hours. The grounds of the Villa are filled with a huge variety of trees and the views are beautiful. Incredibly quiet at night and we felt 100% safe from day one.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and you will need to meet Mariella at the airport to get directions to the villa as it is off the beaten track.
Would definitely recommend!

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Liked best: Pool and views
Traveling group: Young Children
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Bill P
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“A diamond in the hills”
Reviewed October 11, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just returned home after enjoying the best holiday ever. From the moment we stepped off the plane and where met by Mariela we received an exceptional welcome and were provided with a wonderful service. When you read the reviews of the villa you know your going somewhere special but it's not until you arrive that you realise just how special this villa and surroundings are. All the reviews are exactly right with Mariela,Elena and family providing you with a wonderful holiday and you will not want to leave. This Quinta is a diamond in the hills and cannot fail to give you a fantastic time. We have already booked for May 2016.
Many thanks Mariela and Elena we will see you soon.

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Liked best: The tranquillity
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

To do this place justice would take too many words. We arrived with 2 kids and were met at Faro airport and escorted to the villa via useful landmarks. Mariela and Helena were kind, courteous and very helpful in settling us in, providing a welcome pack that was much better than the usual with enough food and drinks to last us the day without needing to shop straight away. It was the friendliest and most professional welcome I've had on any holiday.
The villa itself is a little more remote than expected but this added to its charm and to the peacefulness. It's also much bigger inside than it looks, with high ceilings so that even the rooms that aren't air conditioned stay cool, even in peak season (air con is in both bedrooms and kitchen). I would challenge anyone to visit this villa and find that they needed something that wasn't provided - the only single item that could be improved is the availability of UK TV channels if the kids want time out of the sun but there's a DVD player for that purpose. The pool is a great size and well maintained by Helena who made a couple of visits to keep it clean and there are plenty of tables, barbecues, seating and loungers.
Local Loule has a great local market if you like fish and the prices are rock bottom (3 whole sea bass for the equivalent of £6 - fab on the BBQ!) The local Continente is also there for a big shop and I believe it has an Aldi also. There are also restaurants nearer by offering local cuisine - the Monte de Eire, recommended by Mariela, offers some very nice dishes.
There are loads of beaches within relatively easy driving distance (Portugal being a very easy place to drive anyway) so take your pick. We ended up traveling further West to Alvor where there are stronger winds to keep the heat off (and some nice fish restaraunts that we've visited before).
Just writing this is making me miss the place all over again...my whole family loved it and would love to return sometime.

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Liked best: The homeliness
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2015
Hello Kynan,
Many thanks for your review! We are very happy with your comments!! your satisfaction with the villa and our guest service is our satisfaction and the reason of our villa existence. We will continue to improve more and more. We really hope to see you again in the Algarve in the near future. All the best for you and your familly. Thanks again! QR Villa
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Sophie D
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A haven of peace and beauty plus everything you need for a wonderful holida.”
Reviewed July 24, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a truly wonderful stay in this lovely villa. Mariela and her sister Maria could not have been more welcoming - meeting us in loule to show us the way and leaving us an incredible basket of goodies on arrival and a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge. The house is really spacious and equipped with absolutely everything we could wish for - every time we thought of something we needed from an ice bucket to after-bite or a plaster it was there to be found. The garden is gorgeous with various different places to sit at different times of the day and the pool is just stunning - you really feel in the middle of nowhere looking out over the beautiful country side ( the house is in the middle of a national park).We had a great meal just outside querenca which is a short 15 minute drive away and Loule was a great place to shop with the fabulous indoor market. Obviously you would need a car here but for us it was the perfect base to discover the delights of the Algarve and we definitely hope to return to this peaceful haven. Thank you Mariela and Maria for looking after us so well!
(For future guests - the Internet works best outside by the pool).

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Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: The quiet location
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2015
Many thanks to all our dear guests for your kind reviews.
It is a pleasure for us to provide you excellent holiday accommodation in the Algarve & unique customer service in our villa.
With all kind Regards,
Villa Romao
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