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Hotel Vila Valverde Hotel 4 star
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The boutique Vila Valverde embodies everything one would want from a stay in the southern Portuguese countryside. A beautiful converted house sitting on a slight hill in the middle of well-planted gardens in the small village of Luz close to Lagos. A lovely contemporary house with some of its original 'quinta' (or farmouse) features give it plenty of charm while providing all the comfort one would find at a more upscale establishment. The house doesn't have a 24-hour reception, meaning that guests are left to their own devices, giving them all the freedom and intimacy they desire. A stay here is ideal for couples and groups of friends looking for a bit of peace and quiet in a sophisticated atmosphere a short walk from the nearest beach.

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      Vila Valverde   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 4.5 /10

    Located in the tiny village of Luz, close to the beach of the same name (Praia do Luz), the hotel is about an hour away from Faro. Lagos, being the nearest town, is about four miles away - guests planning on doing some sightseeing would therefore need a car throughout their stay.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    With only 15 rooms, this house is a real little paradise set in the middle of nowhere and gives a completely different image of the Algarve than the mass tourism image many have been misled to believe. The rooms alls have beautiful views onto the wide open space around the house as well as similar amenities - they vary in size and in the quality of the linen in the five superior rooms.

    Although spacious and light, we found the décor in the rooms a little too fussy for our liking, with a medley of black, white and red. A more neutral look would have accentuated the focus on the incredible views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. However, the rooms are very comfortable and made us feel at home right away. Every room has either a balcony or terrace, with superior rooms having their own large private terrace and gorgeous smelling Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    Open in 2004 after a long and arduous renovation, the converted farmhouse sits at the top of a slight hill, a long winding drive leading lined by orange trees leading up to the house, gives the property a stately aspect, which definitely had the wow factor for us as we drove up to the angular main building.

    The gardens extend all around the house, giving the hotel a soothing and relaxing atmosphere away from the road and any other manmade structure. Sitting midway on the hillside is the small pool area - isolated and away from the main house, the two areas are separate. There is also a beautiful indoor pool on the bottom floor of the house for days when the weather doesn't allow for sunbathing, or for guests wanting to have a late-night swim and don't want to end up traipsing through the garden at all house of the night. In terms of other facilities, there is also a Jacuzzi, sauna, massages can be done in the rooms (with 24-hour notice) and wine tasting and/or private parties can be help down in the beautiful arched stone cellar.

    Inside the house past the reception desk, is a lofty open plan room encapsulating living room, lounge and dining room backed by one of the original farmhouse walls. The emphasis here is on woods, glass and local black stone. Although the architect has done an incredible job at renovating the house to make it into a contemporary living space, it retains character and charm. Adorned with warm coloured floorboards, white walls and colourful details in the décor - some guests might find the bright colours a little too fussy - the house has an overall pleasant ambience that feels more like being in a home than a hotel.

    The house, with its high ceilings and skylights, is set on several levels, with the rooms on the levels above that are accessible via a floating staircase. Guests should be aware that there is no 24-hour reception, but there is a contact number just in case - this actually gives more freedom to those at the house, who can make it their home for the duration of their stay.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    Breakfast is served as a buffet, and only local produce is used here, meaning that the same selection of food may not be available every day. The focus here is on a healthy breakfast, so you won't find hash browns and bacon, but the occasional egg. Guests are encouraged to eat outside in the surrounding local establishments at lunch and dinner, although something can be prearranged depending on the period and the number of guests it would be for. There is a special dining menu, but the choices are limited - although all excellent - and must be booked before midday on the same day as the chefs do not used frozen products.

    In the living area downstairs by the fireplace is a drinks cabinet to be used as an honesty bar - guests are usually quite good at writing down the number of drinks they have had. It also means, it is more convenient and, again, means more freedom to enjoy the evening and make the most of the house as home rather than as a hotel.

    As mentioned above, it is possible to arrange for wine tastings and private dinners in the lovely orginial stone arched cellar without enough prior notice.

    Beach

    The closest beach is about 10 minutes' walk away and is Praia do Luz. Small and surrounded by large mass towers, this might not be the best place to continue your break, so it is worth hiring a car to explore either inland or to find private coves along the coastline away from the mass construction.

    To know

    There is a private car park just outside the front of the hotel that is complimentary for guests. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the house.

    Although it is rare for the owners to turn away guests with children, the general rule tends to be no children under 10 years old.

    The house is closed to guests around mid-December until end of January.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath, wellness, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, water-polo, fitness, mountain bike

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The incredibly soothing atmosphere of the house.
    • The idyllic setting.
    • The home rather than hotel feeling.

    disadvantages

    • The taste for the décor is dubious and light not be everyone cup of tea.

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    • Overall Score nc/10
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