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“Quiet, relaxing, friendly and comfortable- a very succesful holiday”

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Tavira Vacations Apartments
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Quiet, relaxing, friendly and comfortable- a very succesful holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

Tavira Vacations Apartments met the holiday needs of our family pretty much perfectly- we had a fantastic time. The complex is small and quiet but with a friendly atmosphere, very much engendered by the helpful, welcoming and very personable owners. Our apartment was spacious and clean with a large patio and our own barbeque. We didn't miss the lack of an oven. There was plenty wardrobe space and the beds were very comfortable. The swimming pool was clean and well-maintained in pleasant grounds. The kids were so happy with the pool that we barely visited the beach.
We didn't have a car so were glad that Tavira itself- a very pretty and unspoiled town- was within a 25 minute walk. Our 7 and 11 year-old girls managed it easily. There are plently of reasonably-priced restaurants serving local food in little side streets just the other side of the river. The beach on the "Isle of Tavira" was beautiful with plenty amenities/restaurants, It was a bit of a schlep for us involving a walk into town to pick up the river boat- a journey of about 45 mins if you get the timings right.
Again, without a car, buying provisions could have presented a problem. It was only a 10 -15 minute walk to the nearest supermarket, but such was the friendliness of the owners and guests we managed to get a few lifts for more bulky shops!
All in all, a relaxing, comfortable, happy fortnight- we are definitely thinking of a return trip.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2010

We stayed in apartment number two on the ground floor facing the pool and we really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is beautifully decorated and very spacious and the view and surroundings really give you a holiday feeling. A supermarket is located very near and it is also only about a ten minutes drive to the centre of Tavira (You do need a car though to get around).
Also the beach is not too far away, but it's also very relaxing to spend a day in and around the apartment and swimming pool. The owners can also give a lot of information about where to go and what to see and they are very helpful to make sure you enjoy your stay.
The location of the property was a little bit hard to find, but we think it was definitely worth the effort finding it!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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The Hague
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

I have been using Tripadvisor for so long and never wrote any review but this time, I really must recommend this fantastic place. The owners are very friendly and will do their best to satisfy the needs/expectations of their guests. We were there with our 17 months daughter and she had a blast, playing in the garden/swimming pool all day long... The apartment was also well equipped, with a high chair and a baby cot for her... There is absolutely no complaint to formulate here. This place is really worth going if you are looking for some quiet holiday, far from mass tourism...

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2010

We arrived really late and narinder greeted us - Both himself and andrea made us feel very welcame - there was even a bottle of wine and food to greet us. we have a young baby and they made sure that beth had everything she needed - high chair, travel cot, cutlery and there were lots of toys and games for her too etc.

The pool and grounds are really lovely, the apartments really spacious, clean and modern. Really quick and easy drive into town too

Its the perfect place to stay either just as a couple or family or you could get a group of friends to stay there too!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

Andrea and Narinder made us very welcome and the welcome pack provided was much appreeciated. The location is very quiet but the town is a short walk away. The apartments have a good sized pool and large grounds. There are a number of large sandy beaches a short car trip away. It was wonderful to be able to have a leisurely breakfast in the Sun on the teraace and also to be able to have evening drinks on the terrrace in the Sun. The bbq facilities are excellent and make a nice change from going to a restaurant to eat. Malcolm

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2010

I note the comments by a previous reviewer about their stay during the unrelenting rain and bad weather earlier this year. We too stayed for about a week during this period and had quite a different experience. The owners were falling over themselves to assist us notwithstanding the fact they were busy stopping the rising water flooding their basement (don't worry the rain was crazy this was not a typical occurence).
We arrived in the middle of the night and were welcomed in the warmest fashion and this hospitality did not falter once. They assited us with every aspect of our stay from where to eat, visit to the best location for medical attention when our child was ill.
Tavira is a lovely spot and was made all the more enjoyable by the wonderful hosts at this great spot. I will not hesitate to stay again (hopefully when the sun is shining!)

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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las vegas, nv, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

Our visit was during the horrible rains of the last few months, so the owners were dealing w/ pumping water off of their property and the overall bad weather. Nonetheless, it was the only hotel of our 3 week trip where we would not return. Prior to booking, I had inquired on laundry services available. Our stay here was mid-trip, and I planned our packing around being able to wash everything over our 3 night stay. They do have a washer, it's not free, and there is no dryer. The owners assured me even in the damp weather everything would dry. Glad I didn't take their advise, on the 3rd day even our underclothes were damp when I had to pack them up. The apt was not too clean, nor stocked too well. We rented one of their largest apts. because we wanted one with a tub for soaking. We never got water hot enough to soak. I know utilities are very expensive but the just-warm water and the radiators coming on for only a few hours at night were a drag, it was quite cold. It's a good 35 minute walk to downtown. We had some inquiries that required a phone call to local businesses, but since neither owner speaks Portugeuse, we knew they would not be able to assist us. The value was fantastic. I imagine the pool and BBQs are great in the summer. Onsite, safe parking is very convenient. Best part was the bed was really comfortable, and being the only guests onsight it was quiet and we slept very well.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tavira Vacations Apartments
Address: Sitio da Almiranta-Patarinho | CXP 1798-C, Tavira 8800-602, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Tavira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Patarinho offer 5 newly refurbished, spacious self-catering holiday apartments with air-conditioning, heating, well equipped kitchenettes, satellite TV/DVDs and private terraces. Amenities include wireless internet access, swimming pool (6X12m), toddler pool, barbecue area, private parking, enclosed grounds and a personalized service from the owners. Located in tranquil countryside 2 km from Tavira and 35 kilometers from Faro Airport. Golden beaches, renowned Golf Courses and Bird Watching sites are within 10 minutes drive. ... more   less 
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