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“Wonderful mountain retreat”
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Vilafoia
Ranked #1 of 10 Monchique B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 February 2012

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.

Room Tip: All the rooms seem to be similar and have the same magnificent aspect.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Vila Foia it's a fantastic rural hotel.
Heated pool, beautiful view to all algarve since Foia mountain.
Very good breakfast (but light/diet)
The employees and the owner are friendly.
Only detected a problem.
We went on a Sunday and Monday was a holiday, when we were told that there would be cleaning the room for a holiday.
However, we found rooms to be prepared for new guests ... because not all clean?
It is a suggestion.
Everything else is 5 stars to relax.
Highly recommended (couples, romantic, relax, after a few days on beach...)

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

We stayed in the top floor studio 50 yards from main building, for 4 days. Very new and well presented with a balcony, fridge, small ceramic hob & comfortable bed .
In a wonderful spot in the hills and cork oak woodland just outside Monchique. Pretty Landscaped gardens and pools still in development.
Host, Lalia was very helpful with tips of interesting things to do and made us a delicious breakfast every morning.
A few teething problems with a new hotel; hot water unreliable, internet only just reached the studio and the very steep drive from main hotel to studio might be a problem.

Room Tip: Main hotel would avoid the steep drive
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vilafoia

Address: Corte Pereiro Apt 241, Monchique 8550-257, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Monchique
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Monchique
Price Range: £53 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vilafoia 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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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Vilafoia Monchique, Portugal - Algarve

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