During our 3 week trip though Portugal Allons-y was by far the best place we stayed in, surpassing even 4 star hotels in accommodation, service and food and I can to highly recommend it to everyone visiting Loulé.
We found this place by a simple twist of fate and were privileged to be the very first guests of this charming couple, who visibly do not only rent out rooms but have taken the idea of hospitality to heart and are going the extra mile for their guests in making sure everything is perfect.
When you enter this little treasure right in the heart of Loulé, you will be first greeted by the nice fresh scents of the Algarve region and then by Margarida the owner who will serve you some typical fig and almond sweets and show you around, this lovely renovated, clean guest house, that lets you feel the historic charm of the Algarve with a lot of Art Nouveau interior design mixed with some modern touches and a stunning terrace.
Margarida and Joao gave us not only warm welcome but answered all of our questions and were giving a lot of helpful tips about restaurants and sites to visit in Loulé in a friendly and professional way - we felt right at home and like royalty at the same time - especially during breakfast time on the sunny rooftop enjoying not only the great fresh food sitting amongst palm trees but also the view of Loulé.
What for me sets this “pousada” (guest house) apart from other places we have been to, is that the owners are not only local experts but also modern world citizens and like to travel themselves - so communication in English was no problem at all, and fresh healthy food was the standard not the exception - my husband will testify that as a vegetarian I was suffering food-wise at most of the places we stayed in - also if you eat vegan, avoid gluten etc. you will certainly not be met by weird looks. At most places I also start redecorating in my head, here my mind was fully at ease.
All in all - if you are looking for a great and peaceful stay, You are at the right place at Allons-y! Big big thanks! You have turned our stay a very pleasant memory, keep going like this!