We stayed in Pedras Verdes in 2005, again in 2009 and are preparing our next visit in May as well as in summer 2010. No need to tell how excited we are about this place : the rooms, the surroundings, the owners, everything is just wonderful. Waking up in a room-with-a-view, stepping into a spacious rain shower, getting a delicious breakfast and all the information you wish at the same time, taking a plunge in the pool, dreaming away in the hammack or on top of the roof viewing the stars... and all of this in peaceful surroundings, it really feels like paradise. Beaches are near, the "voyage" in the ferry is an extra romantic asset, restaurants are excellent.
The pedras verdes (green pebbles) do indeed bring you to a small paradise in the middle of nowhere, although not far from whatever your needs be. Owners are lovable people, friendly, helpful (even so much as to go and send our 8 kg of books by parcel post from the local post office). We regret the published review describing them as unfriendly, which in our opinion and experience, is impossible.
Highly recommended if you do not seek busy centers full of tourists, but peace and quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 4 Km from Olhao and 20mn drive from either Faro or Tavira stands Pedras Verdes Guesthouse. The house is typical Algarvean architecture as its best, well proportioned and wholly sympathetic to the calm surroundings. The real "pieces de resistance", though are the bedrooms; so simple, but quite sensational. They are all the same size in proportions (all with air-conditioner, safe, TV, fridge and its own private bathroom), but each has an individual theme: Baroque, African, Asiatic, Zen, Arabic or blue "Tricia Guild style." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pedras Verdes Hotel