We chose Vila Foia because it is located near the village of Monchique which is a good location for walking in the surrounding mountains. The Vila was easily found with good online directions and was well sign posted. Vila Foia was opened in 2010 and consists of six en-suite bedrooms, all with south-facing, glass-fronted balconies. These give stunning views over the wooded slopes for some 20 km down to the Algarve coast.
The stay includes beautifully presented, delicious breakfasts with a range of cereals, bread, fruit, cold meats and cheese as well as the option of a cooked meal. Although no evening meals are provided there is nearby a local restaurant, O Luar da Foia, which provides excellent local cuisine. Beware the size of the generous portions, we found that one main course was more than adequate for us both.
Our stay was much enhanced by the friendly service from all of the staff but especially from Laila who did so much to make our visit really enjoyable and memorable. She was a fount of local knowledge which she freely shared with us for example in advising on local walks, fauna and flora, festivals or where to buy a good bottle of port or olive oil. We loved it so much we plan to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The non smoking guesthouse ViLAFOIA is situated 500 m above sea level in the Monchique mountains, surrounded by cork trees and offers lots of comfort with 6 double rooms, 1 suite, 2 family rooms and 2 selfcatering studios. ViLAFOIA is built with organic and sustainable materials. The building and the salt walter pool have solar heating.From every room you can enjoy a fantastic view to the atlantic ocean. Faro Airport is 60 min. Drive away. The center of Monchique is 3 km away and the next restaurant only 1,2 km. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vilafoia Monchique, Portugal - Algarve