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“Overall a very enjoyable stay.”
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Casa Maria Alporchinos
Casa Maria Garden
Casa Maria Lounge
Casa Maria Lounge
Casa Maria Garden
Casa Maria Garden
Casa Maria BBQ
Casa Maria Garden
Casa Maria Twin Room
Casa Maria Twin Room
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Porches, Faro District, Algarve

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mrsrooste...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Overall a very enjoyable stay.”
Reviewed 4 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Casa Maria is a lovely ground floor apartment situated within reasonable walking distance to local bars, supermarket and beach. On arrival it was fairly easy to locate and collect the keys at Quinta das Figueirinhas, although finding the property was a little more troublesome as we were only directed and not taken, luckily we found somebody who was able to point us in the right direction. The bedrooms and living areas were tidy and clean with plenty of storage, although on closer inspection some of the appliances (fridge and cooker) could have had a more thorough going over. Initially there were three adults in the apartment myself, husband and 18-year-old son, for the last few days we were joined by friends who were to use the sofa bed, we then realised that it was not actually big enough for 2 adults and would suit children better. There could have been more outside furniture at the apartment as 1 of the 2 sun loungers was broken as well as more beds at the well looked after pool area which was just around the corner (I’m aware that this is not the owner’s responsibility) All in all it was a pleasant stay, but would recommend a stay for a maximum of 4 adults or a family with small children. The contact with the owner Kieran was also very good. Thank you and I hope to be able to book again in the future.

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Liked best: Location and quietness.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
Hi Barbara, thank you very much for your kind review. Sorry about the sun lounger been broken, I was not aware of this. I will ask my house keeper to check this.
All the residents have requested more sun loungers at the pool, hopefully this will be done soon.
The sofa bed is comfy for kids I agree.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you will be back again soon. Kieran
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turner35
Somerset
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“What a lucky find”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The booking service was simple and communication from the owner excellent prior to our arrival and during our stay. We were thrilled when we arrived as our expectations were low due to the low price that we paid. The apartment was spacious and clean and the garden was lovely. The pool was great and so were the few people that we met there. Walking to the supermarket, beach and restaurants was not a problem, however, may be a struggle for some when the temperature rises to 40 degrees. The local people were friendly and helpful and it was good to have the reception for booking trips. We used the free bus shuttle for a boat trip which was amazing, as it was a small boat which was able to enter the caves which the larger ones could not access. We caught buses outside of the supermarket to explore surrounding towns and cities, which offered an array of old and new Portugal and there were so many more recommended but we just ran out of time. There are beautiful beaches that were not overcrowded this time of year. The whole resort was clean and very peaceful and relaxing - so much to see and do, we could not fit it all in to a week so we are planning to return and will definitely try to stay in this apartment again.

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Liked best: The peacefulness of the property and the area.
Liked least: Nothing to complain about.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
12 Jul 2016
Karen, thank you very much for your great review. I am delighted that you all had a great time. Book early for next year or come back in the autumn. K
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200Jennif...
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great location , peaceful and secluded, not overrun,bliss”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

What a great apt in a fab quiet location, good size very spacious , well equipped , no need for anything
The pool was great ,sometimes you would be the only ones there at times , not overrun with holiday makers, which was just perfect for us
10 min walk to beach
Great to sit out at night on patio having a few glasses of wine while chilling out

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Liked best: Corner lplot of property kept it nice and cool
Liked least: There was no swingball set as advertised and could not get DVD player to work, but they didn't bother us
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Sep 2015
Glad you enjoyed it and yes there is something very special about sitting in the garden with a glass or two of wine. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Robin K
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“tremendous value - great holiday”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Casa Maria was perfect for us - a couple and two young teenage children. It's a very pleasant ground floor apartment with garden and barbecue in a peaceful holiday complex with a beautiful pool a minute's walk away. The wonderful Senhora de la Rocha beach is a ten minute walk down the hill. We went into the nearby town - Armacao da Pera - to go to the fish market for the barbecue, and it was good to visit, but I'm glad we were staying where we were, which was much more peaceful and beautiful than tourist land. There's a very good Indian restaurant and a very good Italian about five minutes' walk from Casa Maria, and a supermarket at the same distance. The restaurant attached to Lord's Bar near the beach is great. Eat the clams. Cheaper stuff in town, which is a half hour walk or short cab ride away. The area is full of lovely cliff walks, lots of boat trips on offer, and I don't know how many water parks. We arranged at reception (where you pick up the casa maria key) to go to the nearest, called Aqualand. Great fun. Casa Maria was a wonderful base, and Kieran was really easy and pleasant to deal with. Casa Maria was reassuring cheap at the price. Not everyone in the world is trying to squeeze money out of us. This is one message from my holiday. Another is that Portuguese people seem really very lovely.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jul 2015
Dear R
Thank you so much for your review which I was delighted to read. I am happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Maria and I hope you will return again.
You discovered many of the true delights of this special area which is a gourmet for foodies of all kinds.
Kieran - Casa Maria
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Simon W
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Quiet, relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Easy and efficient booking process and helpful owner. Equally helpful local agent - sorted out small water issue quickly. Very comfortable and enjoyable family holiday, good value for money paid.

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Liked best: Basics like water and Beer in the fridge on arrival
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Jul 2015
Really glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Maria and hopefully you will come back again soon. Thank you.
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Chrissie...
Level 3 Contributor
1 review
“A lovely apartment in a great location!”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

the apartment surpassed our expectations, well equipped, spotlessly clean in a quiet location. Convieniently located for the beach and local bars. Loved the patio on the roof,perfect for early morning yoga!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jul 2015
Thank you for your very kind review and I am very happy that everything was to your liking. I hope you will be back again sometime. Kieran
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jul 2015
Glad you enjoyed staying at Casa Maria and I hope you can return again soon. Kieran
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