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Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a great holiday. Rio arade house was the perfect environment for our chilled out holiday. We loved laying by the pool. One evening our taxi didn't arrive to take us out so John the owner drove us himself! Perfect hosts friendly and helpful at every turn. Couldn't fault anything

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Arade, General Manager at Rio Arade, responded to this review

What a pleasure to have you here girls. We was worry, you nearly melted by the pool!!! We hope to see you again sometime. All the best More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very very charming small guest house !! breakfasts in the garden with bougainvillea and a so nice swimming pool...music at the reception.The owner John is so friendly. I warmly recommend this "human size" place !!!!

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Arade, Front Office Manager at Rio Arade, responded to this review

Thank you for your preference. It was a pleasure to receive you. We hope you have enjoyed and that everything was to your satisfaction. We hope to see you again. Our best regards Arade River Team More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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229 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

It isn't easy to find this place since the location name is different from where it is located actually, but with GPS one can find the place. Then the main entrance door looks more like a Garage door than the entrance of a house. Once you step inside you are surrounded with calm and serenity. The room we were given... More 

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Arade, Gerente at Rio Arade, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for the review. Not exactly what we'd like to read, some situations we have to check for the better. It´s always important to take into account the opinion of our customers in order to improve. It was a pleasure to receive you. Ana More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Best place to stay and relax in the pool! Great location which was secluded and quiet. Breakfast was great and we could have it in the garden! The host was very friendly and helpful too. Overall, it was a great experience!

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Arade, Owner at Rio Arade, responded to this review

Thank you for your preference. It was a pleasure to receive you. We hope you have enjoyed and that everything was to your satisfaction. We hope to see you again. Our best regards Arade River Team More 

Ghent, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2016

++Nice hotel, a lot of charm. Very nice garden and terrace, nice swimming pool. Breakfast was very good, a lot of fruit and choices of bread. - Too hot in room without airconditioning and too noisy in front rooms.

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Arade, Owner at Rio Arade, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you. We hope to have you again. All the best. Regards John More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This small hotel/B&B is ideal for those that want a relaxing quiet break. John and Ana are friendly and make you feel very welcome. We enjoyed breakfast outside in the courtyard surrounded by lovely flowers.Plenty of cheese, breads, fruits, pastries and cereal to choose from. We had the use of a car which we were glad of but some days... More 

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Arade, Gerente at Rio Arade, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your words It was a pleasure to welcome you Ana More 

Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

If what you are looking for is an authentic house with the most beautiful patio, then this is your place. We were looking exactly for something like this and were very happy. it is a very small hotel, a few rooms, but well maintained. John, the owner takes care of every single detail. He recommended us a restaurant down the... More 

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Arade, Gerente at Rio Arade, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you. Thank you very much for your comments. We hope to have you again. All the best. Regards Ana/John More 

Aljezur, Portugal
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Room OK Big enough. Lots of rooms have terraces ours did not but good. Guess book early to get nice view or Terrance or pool access. Breakfast v good sitting in shade by pool fab Does have bus stop but wd recommend a car. Will visit again.

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Arade, Manager at Rio Arade, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you. Thank you very much for your comments. We hope to have you again. All the best. Regards Ana/John More 

Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This was our second time in Rio Arade and it was amazing again. It is located in a small village but very close to Ferragudo, Portimao and many nice beaches. It is easy to park just in front of the house and free of charge. Rio Arade is a typical Algarvian house with a beautiful garden to relax and drink... More 

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Arade, Owner at Rio Arade, responded to this review

Thank you Barbora Look forward to seeing you all soon. Ana/John More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

With one more day till we leave, this has been an enjoyable visit. Greeted by John, the proud owner, we were taken on a tour of his lovingly restored establishment. Our room had the luxury of a veranda just covered in flowers and two loungers for a personal spot to top up your tan or read in the cooler evening... More 

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Arade, Manager at Rio Arade, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you. Thank you very much for your comments. We hope to have you again. All the best. Regards Ana/John More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Arade Accommodation is an 18th-century Algarvian Manor House, lovingly restored and transformed into a charming guest house providing modern comforts and personal service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Arade

Address: Rua D. Joao II, 33 | Mexilhoeira da Carregacao, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-092, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagoa > Estombar
Price Range: £32 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Arade 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Ground floor onto the courtyard/patio.”
 of 5 bubbles kdb2210, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book early ask for Terrace or pool access from room”
 of 5 bubbles Mattiespeople, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“you need new pillows”
 of 5 bubbles N4295OMpaulw, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“rooms A or B overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles Jintz, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back face the lovely courtyard and are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Rosemary014, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
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