We were touring in the Algarve for a few days and picked this manor house as a base to explore the area - and it was ideal. From the street the place looked anonymous but behind the big wooden door was a different world, like going back in time to an earlier place, rustic themed,beamed ceilings, a great sense of Portugal. Behind the dining area is the courtyard with beautiful flowers and plants and outdoor stairs leading to some of the bedrooms.At one end was a large swimming pool and BBQ with table and chairs which could cater for 8 people and which we availed of. What was not mentioned in the description of the hotel was a separate wash room with 2 driers which was a boon to us travellers.Breakfast was excellent with a good variety of fruits and breads. The manager Carlos was so helpful in telling us about the area, where to go and great suggestions for dinners in the evening. Whilst there was TV in each room it never occurred to us to switch on as it seemed as if one was in another suspended place.There was a note that an Archduke stayed there, but this place is fit for Kings and for commoners like ourselves, pure heaven. This is more an experience than a place to stay and we will definitely be back for more
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rio Arade Manor House Portugal/Estombar, Algarve