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Rio Arade Manor House
Ranked #1 of 3 Estombar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The best of the Algarve!”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

My son and I have returned from a four night stay at Rio Arade and highly recommend it.If you want to discover the true heart of Portugal and enjoy local recommendations for restaurants and tourist attractions this is the place for you.In a central location not far from Faro just off the N125 it makes day trips to beaches or the hill country feasible. The house itself is tastefully decorated throughout with a stunning patio and private pool area .The rooms are very spacious and spotlessly clean, some with balconies from which to enjoy a rooftop view.Breakfasts are delicious and there is also self service bar available.Our outstanding memory however will be the kindness and hospitality of owner John and manager Carlos who were always on hand to assist with any queries we had.It made our stay so pleasurable we hope to return some day soon again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Spent 4 nights at Rio Arade on a short break to the Algarve. The room was lovely, spacious and clean with a large balcony to enjoy the morning sun. Breakfast was very tasty with a generous selection of fresh food. John and Carlos are very helpful, with loads of advice on places to see and things to do, especially with choosing some terrific restaurants nearby. A great base from which to travel around the Algarve, though a car is necessary. Looking forward to staying at Rio Arade on our next trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

John and Carlos were wonderful hosts who went out of their way to help us in whatever way they could.
The room was clean and spacious and the shower was amazing with lots of pressure and hot water.
Although buses are close by, would recommend a car to explore the area.
The only disturbance was the crowing rooster and barking dogs in neighbouring yards (no need for a morning alarm!) but even that added to the charm of the place.
Wifi reception was slow and sporadic. Could use new and more pillows.
All in all, I would recommend the Rio Arade. Its simple old world charm were a nice break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Susan F
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Arade, Owner at Rio Arade Manor House, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Thank you for your comment on pillows. This is a good idea and we have implemented your suggestion.
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Sagres, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2012

On a recent tour around the algarve we booked one night at the Rio Arade and were very pleased we did!. The house is beautiful with lots of original features. Our room was spacious and very comfortable and the helpful staff made us very welcome. Breakfast was very good, with lots of fresh fruit and frest orange juice. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank christine s
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Clifden, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We are have just returned from over a week's holiday in the Rio Arade and found it the perfect place in every way. We had a very spacious and comfortable room and bathroom, lovely breakfasts to start the day with and we were in an ideal base for all the amenities of the area. John was such a help with things to do and see and places to eat both locally and further afield as was Carlos. The courtyard garden is a delight and we so enjoyed sitting in the sun reading our books etc. The area has loads to offer with wonderful beaches, walks and lots more. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 5Daisy
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Rio Arade is the favourite address for our trips in the Algarve.
A respectfully restored traditional manor house, situated in the unspoiled village of
Mexilhoeira de Carregacao.
Only a few minutes to the fabulous Beach of Ferragudo and close to the lively Town Portimao,
it is the most central location to explore the whole of the Algarve easily.
John is the perfect host and is happy to help you organizing your trips.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank vjtrickydicky
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Nerja - Costa del Sol
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2012

This is our third happy visit to Rio Arade Manor house.
Always there is something special for us here.
This time, in December we shared our stay with no less than the Archduke and Archduchess of Austria who were on a quiet private visit to Portugal .
Just like the Archduke and his lovely wife we were, as always treated royally by the Rio Arade helpful staff.

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Abe-one
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Additional Information about Rio Arade Manor House

Property: Rio Arade Manor House
Address: Rua Dom Joao II 33 | Mexilhoeira da Carregação, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-092, Portugal (Formerly Rio Arade)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagoa > Estombar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Estombar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Arade Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rio Arade is a charming 18th century Manor house situated in a typical sleepy Algarve village. Close to Portimão and just a ten/fifteen minute drive to many beautiful beaches. There are nine air-conditioned bedrooms in total, each having its own en-suite bathroom and refrigerator. There are several relaxing areas throughout the property and around the pool area are many nooks and crannies where you can easily find a place for a quiet snooze! There is also a barbecue area with plenty of seating for al fresco dining. Rio Arade is a short drive from various beaches and five minute walk to the River Arade. There are ten excellent golf courses all within a short drive. Also in the village is a small childrens’ playground and Slide and Splash water park is just ten minutes away. ... more   less 
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