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Reviewed 9 January 2015

My husband and I stayed at Baia Sonambula for the last week of December. We had visited Tofo many years ago, were keen to return and were delighted when we found Baia Sonambula. The guest house is so lovely. We stayed in one of the sea view bungalows and were delighted with the way in which it was furnished and decorated, very local, but also very chic! Towels and linen were crisp and fresh and new beach towels and sun umbrellas were there for our use everyday, together with a lovely cool outdoor shower to refresh us when we came off the beach.
Steffi and Gian were wonderful hosts and so intersting to talk to. I was especially impressed with their caring, and almost paternal attitude, towards their staff and the local community. They are a young couple who have made their mark on the area.
The gardens at the guest house are so beautiful. They provide a cool green haven with bursts of brilliantly coloured flowers peeking through.
Our breakfast in the morning was a very leisurely affair with lovely homemade juices, preserves and breads. We lunched at bars along the beach and in the evening walked the few minutes into Tofo where there were enough places to try a different menu every night. We had thought that we would take a boat out for some snorkelling, maybe take a bus and go further afield, or maybe a horse ride - but no - we just enjoyed the sun and the sea, took long walks along the beach, ate wonderful food, drank far too much wine and slept late!
Steffi and Gian you provided us with the perfect setting for a very relaxing Christmas. It was a pleasure to meet you and we will do our very utmost to get back to Baia Sonambula in the not to distant future. We wish you all the very best for 2015 and would highly recommend your lovely guest house as the best place to stay in Tofo.
Sorrel and David

Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SteffiB87, Manager at Baia Sonambula Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2015

Dear Sorrel and David,
thank you very much for your this fantastic review. It's defenetely a good way to start our 2015. We were all very happy to hear that you loved Tofo and that you had a relaxing Christmas. Every day we try to do our best in order to provide our clients with the most relaxed, friendly and peaceful enviroment in which to spend their holiday time. Knowing we achieved all of this makes us really happy.
We wish you all the best for a great 2015 to you and David. Thanks again for choosing Baia for you Christmas holiday.
Gian, Steffi and the Team

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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Baia Sonambula was the last destination of our honeymoon of 4 weeks and it was our absolute favourite place. Just everything about this place is amazing, where to start? The pick up from the airport was arranged and before driving straight to the Guest House the driver gave us a short tour through town to point out places to eat and so on. Once we were at the Guest house we were greeted by the super friendly and down-to-earth staff. We stayed in the Sea View Bungalow for a week. The view from the place is breathtaking and the beach a few meters away. You can see the humpback whales jumping in the sea while enjoying a nice breakfast. The design of the place is awesome too: great gardens and very nice interior design (rusty but classy!). We got a discount at Peri-peri divers as we stayed at this Guest House too, a nice bonus! Would recommend anyone to go here, truly paradise!

Date of stay: October 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SteffiB87, Manager at Baia Sonambula Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2015

Thank you Joyce, for the taking the time to review our property. We are very proud you chose us for your final week of your honeymoon. And we are very happy to know you loved your week here with us. I showed your review to Joao (our driver) and he was very happy to hear you appreciated his little Tofo detour! I also spent a few words with our gardener, thanking him for the great work is doing in the garden where so many plants are blooming right know!!!
Thank you very much for appreciating our work and again for taking a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
I wish you a happy 2015
Gian, Steffi and the Team

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Reviewed 3 January 2015

We had a superb stay here the first week of November! We traveled with another couple and we each had the Guesthouses 2&3; it was magical - from the hammocks, to the oil burner for mosquitos, in room safe, homemade coconut oil and the wonderful bottle for our honeymooning friends. Breakfast was delicious, and Gianni mentioned he was going to add american-style pancakes to the homemade repertoire including splendid, homemade jams.
We communicated with Stefi, via internet, and she was always prompt and helpful in answering my questions. Gianni was our go-to-guy when he was found on property, and we had a great time learning about his plans for development including another guesthouse, future food ideas and he seemed to constantly be wanting to improve his place. We were also impressed with the staff and how they would smile and we very efficient in their tasks. The night guard also eased our minds, although there was probably no need, but that extra sense of security was nice. Joao picked us up from the airport and, when our luggage didn't arrive, he took it upon himself to speak with the airlines, called them repeatedly, and picked it up the following day.

I cannot recommend this place more. We all, four adults from 28-32, had a SUPERB time and agreed we wished we had more time at Baia Sonambula.

Grazie mile for the attention to detail, striving to provide a unique yet homey place to stay, that still felt extravagent.

Room tip: We stayed in Guesthouses 2 & 3, which has a shared walkway but completely separate balconies and lockable doors. It was perfect for two couples traveling together, but would easily work for one honeymooning couple and maybe even a small family, able to share a King bed.
Date of stay: November 2014
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Baia Sonambula is absolutely a perfect spot to relax. The sea view rooms are beautiful with great outdoor seating. The beds are good, the bed linnen clean and fresh, the breakfast is yummy with lots of fresh fruit and homemade yogurt and marmelades. You can take tea and coffee for free and in the afternoon there is usually cake and juice. The people of Baia Sonambula really know how to pamper their guests and make them feel welcome!

Room tip: This place only has 5 rooms. I had room 3, one of their 3 seaview rooms. Seaview room 2 is similar. These two are both great! Seaview room 1 is higher up and maybe a bit less private.
Date of stay: December 2014
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

My wife and I spent four nights at Baia Sonambula and it is without question one of our favorite places we've ever stayed. Gian and Steffi's attention to detail make the property a very special place. The landscaping is breathtaking. You can check the surf out front from your deck. Enjoy delicious breakfast with locally made jams, yogurt, peanut butter, and magnificent Portuguese toast and eggs. No security concerns. You are a quick 5 minute walk to all of Tofo's small restaurants and markets. If you can get a room at Baia Sonambula, book it and enjoy.

Date of stay: August 2014
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