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“Fell in love with this secret spot in Tavira”
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Herdade da Corte
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Tavira
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“Fell in love with this secret spot in Tavira”
Reviewed 16 July 2011

From the moment we arrived at Herdade da Corte, a serene happiness came over me and I left all my worries back in London.
After a surprisingly twisty turny road we arrived at what felt like a secret hideaway up in the hills in this pretty part of Portugal.
The location is great, the pool is beautiful and was glistening in the 6pm (still scorching) sun.
The room was like a little country bedroom, Portuguese style, nicely done, not luxury but thats not what I was looking for or had paid for, it was just perfect.
Later we had the opportunity to meet one of the owners, the friendly,Adriana, who made us feel like we were so welcome in her amazing home.

There is the main building, which has the restaurant and a great chilling are with sofas etc overlooking a wonderful vista and then in the separate building (just next to it) are the rooms.
I think there was another building down the hill, that also had rooms but we didn't have a chance to check that out.
There was only one other couple when we arrived, people going to the same wedding we were going to, which was great.
Gradually, more arrived but even with the 5 or so rooms filled, it felt utterly peaceful and of of there are enough sun loungers to go round! One of my bugbears..

Breakfast is fine, one morning we had boiled eggs and the others there were freshly made scrambled eggs, toast, juice, coffee, cereals to help yourself too.

They have the most gorgeous dog, the biggest great Dane I've ever seen, called Bond, such a friendly giant!
Don't be put off if you don't like dogs though, he is kept well away from the guests, we only discovered him when we were asking some details on a map, which of course Adriana helped us with.

Honestly, its a great spot with 3 different beaches in the area and the lovely old town of Tavira too, which is charming, with a few tavernas etc and lovely for an evening stroll.

Also try Mesa Do Cume, a wonderful restaurant, probably half an hour drive in the hills on the other side of Tavira, it has breath-taking views all the way up and the food is stunning but be careful in the dark!

All in all, I cannot wait to stay at Herdade da Corte again, its bliss.
Thank you to Adriana and her husband for making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

All the positive reviews given here are absolutely correct. We had a blast and would go back any time. Adriana's hospitality and attentiveness were outstanding. If one is looking for a quiet vacation, this is the place to go.
The town Tavira is about 15 kilometers away and it is good to rent a car if one is planning on taking some day trips. But if you simply want to relax, you will love Herdade da Corte and its beautiful surroundings.
It was simply FANTASTIC!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

Lovely wild setting . Only the sound of the birds when you float in the blue pool. Charming hosts. Lovely views. Dinner moderately good. Breakfast with fresh fruit eggs and delicious orange juice . Will return and recommend. Timeless and peaceful

  • Stayed June 2011
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

What an absolutely delightful, delightful, place. And ADRIANA - what can I say. She is such a warm, lovely, special person. This is a place that is hidden away from the world. Calm, serene, cut away - where the only noise to intrude are the chirping of birds. Rustic but very comfortable. Clean lovely rooms - where you walk out straight onto the pool. Not a lot of rooms - so a sense that this is your own private villa with your own private space. Breakfast is lovely - both hot and cold offerings - including delicious homemade jams. Everyone aims to please. We had an early morning departure - and so needed to miss breakfast... but Oh-No... Adriana was not having any of that. Before we retired for the night - we had a Thermos of hot coffee and croissants to take back to the room so that we had something to eat before we left. That example sums up this place. It is a true gem. If we ever went back to the Algarve - this is the place we would go back to!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

This is the most wonderful hidden villa. We were greeted by Adriana the manager of the hotel when we arrived and the hospitality she and the staff at the hotel showed throughout the week made this the most relaxing holiday. The breakfast was amazing with a good mix of hot and cold food which changed everyday. The facilities were excellent (pool, sun loungers, comfy chairs on the veranda overlooking the orange groves) and provided the ideal setting to get away from city life. Definitely somewhere I'd go again!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

We were looking for a hotel for a one night stay in the Algarve. Luckily we came across the Herdade da Corte, and what a treat it is.
Situated 8 kms from Tavira, it is in a quiet valley and seems miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve.
We arrived to a warm welcome from Adriana and were quickly shown to our room. Situated in what appears to be a converted farm building, it was well furnished and decorated. The only downside - the bed was a bit too firm for my old bones!
Dinner, an optional extra, was tasty and well presented. And not too expensive.
Breakfast the next morning was delicious with cereals, hot and cold food, tea, coffee and orange juice from their own oranges.
Definitely a place to recommend and return to

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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lille
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

We really loved our stay in Herdade da corte. The room was lovely close to the nice swimming pool overlooking the olive trees around.This Argentinian family really made us feel at home and shared all the most important tips with us...where to eat, what to do etc.. We met some lovely people also staying there. Seriously recommend this place if yuo're finding some serenity.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Herdade da Corte
Address: Sitio da Corte | Santa Catarina Da Fonte Do Bispo, Tavira 8800-166, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tavira
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tavira
#7 Luxury Hotel in Tavira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Herdade da Corte 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
escription: ENHerdade da Corte – Country housewelcome home from home...Towards the south to the warmth of another Algarve, the Herdade da Corte is a Rural Tourist accommodation created from a commitment of the past, the present and the well being.Located preferentially for those who like to be near the sea but comfortably away from the traditionally touristic Algarve, the Herdade da Corte offers ideal conditions, being the perfect base to begin exploring the contrasts of the Algarve. Because you’ve left the city behind, and the ocean waits patiently in the distance, the 7 double bedrooms and 5 junior suites have a simple, pleasant and rustic decoration. Divided in 2 country houses, separated by a 600m trail of nature and silence, you can chose between, tranquillity, relax and contemplation at Monte Beleza, and making new friends at the swimming pool, tennis court, terrace, honesty bar and tapas, wine & Jazz lounge of Monte Lavrador. All this in a 120ha of space and nature, where de common spaces merges with the countryside in a real delight to your senses,In a perfect scenery between the mountain ranges and the sea, the Algarve sun, the tranquillity of the Algarve Barrocal, in a space just for you, with no timetables, with no stress!Let yourself be carried away... ... more   less 
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