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Cottage Florestal
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23 reviews
Cottage Florestal
Open plan ground floor
Open plan lounge area
Solar wall and private parking area
Private Patio area
View from upstairs bedroom
Open plan dining area
Open plan lounge area
View to upstairs bedroom
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Cottage Florestal
Mezzanine bedroom
Mezzanine bedroom
King size bed 150x200cm
Private Patio area
Open plan ground floor
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

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SVarty
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed 8 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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I booked a few days at the cottage as a surprise for my partner's birthday, and we had a fantastic time. Karen went above and beyond what we expected and was also really lovely to talk to. We felt like she really cared that we were comfortable and happy staying at the cottage. We had a great time walking with Frank the dog too! The cottage itself has everything you could need. It is in a ideal location, right next to some lovely woodland and only a few minutes walk from the village. Te village is a really interesting place full of art, free thinkers and happy dogs! We loved it and I really hope we can return for another visit soon.

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Liked best: The location and the host.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
28 Jan 2016
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us and had a fantastic holiday in this part of the Algarve. Thank you for taking the time to do a review of our Cottage and we look forward to seeing you again one day. Best Wishes.
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Bibibenji
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful house in a super location!”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We really enjoyed our stay at Cottage Florestal. It was our first visit to The Algarve. What a great place,with a good mix of beaches.
The house was well equipped with everything you need. If you are looking for some peace and quiet this is the place to be, the only thing you hear are the owls at night.
Karen and John were very friendly and Frank the dog too!

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Management Response
12 Oct 2015
Thank you for taking the time to do a review of the Cottage. We are very happy that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed your stay here with us. You are a great family and you will always be welcomed back. Best Wishes to you all.
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RuiSMMoni...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent stay, brilliant hosts”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

We had a lovely welcome from Karen and John, both were really helpful and supportive. They even brought items such as bread, wine, milk and more which was really useful. They recommended some lovely restaurants, all that were good value for money. We had no problems with the house and it was lovely and private. Thank you so much to both of you, and Frank of course! We would definitely recommend this place, it is really good value for money and you will not be disappointed.

Rui and Rajni

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Liked best: Property itself and the hosts
Liked least: Creeky stairs, access to property (unpaved road)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
We very much appreciate you taking your time to do a review of the Cottage. It always makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here on holiday and it was our pleasure to meet you both. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Many Thanks.
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AzeitaoFa...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely place, lovely hosts!”
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The house is on a super site with good quality facilities (e.g. Wireless internet). It was spotlessly clean & Karen & John were only too pleased to ensure that we had a happy stay - they even collected oranges from their orchard and left them on our doorstep for us!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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AnnCL
Horton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 11 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Cottage Florestal is the most perfect get away from it all set at the beginning of the forest. Karen and John are wonderful hosts and made us feel so very welcome. The cottage has everything you could ever need including beach towels and a beach bag! There are several beaches about 15 minutes away and it is a lovely drive down through the village (which is very traditional) and through rural countryside. There are several restaurants in the village our favourite being Taberna D'Maria which we visited several times during our week. Incredibly friendly staff and great food in a wonderful atmosphere especially on music nights! Each dish is individually cooked and well worth the wait. We can't wait to return to the cottage it really is unique.

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Savannah...
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing romatic getaway”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

What an amazing place to stay! From the start Karen and John were very welcoming and made our vacation perfect. The cottage is well suited for a couple or even four people as they have a pull out sofa. The open plan makes the inside feel cool during the day with the help of fans and the outside patio is a great place to sun yourself, take a nap, or have breakfast. The village is the best Portuguese experience with local places to eat and live music over the weekends. We spent many enjoyable evenings at Taverna Maria and Caramba eating and drinking wine and trying the local "moonshine". You need a car to really take advantage of the location, but this was nice as it got us off the beaten track and out of the normal bustle of the tourism locations. We were able to explore many beaches that are about 20-30 minutes away - and Karen and John supply you with everything you need for a day at the beach - parasols, beach bag, beach games, and a windbreaker and even towels. Callum and I actually got engaged on our visit!!!! and Karen and John made it even better by putting champagne in our fridge for when we returned and joined us for celebrations. Not only are they great hosts but they are great company on a night out - we went out at 8 and returned at 2 in the morning, without even realising the time had passed! We now consider Karen and John as good friends. The cottage is the perfect base for exploring the hinterland of the Algarve as well and I would recommend going to Monichique and Aljezure and Silves - all accessible by car and then you can return to your home away from home and have a bbq or a relaxing evening in the village. This holiday was definitely one of our favourites and I know that Callum and I will be back....perhaps for our honeymoon!

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Liked best: Location and people!
Liked least: Nothing - absolutely fabulous!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Gavin C
Cospicua (Bormla), Malta
2 reviews
“An amazing cottage in a stunning location”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We spent a week at Florestal and were blown away by the cottage and its location. The surroundings are stunning, tranquil and idyllic, surrounded by forest with amazing views over the forest and as far as the sea on a clear day. The cottage makes for an ideal base to visit the South and West coasts by car (we visited around 10 beaches in the week we stayed) and is only a short walk from the village. The village has a traditional feel with some great bars, restaurants and live music, food is great, as well as the atmosphere, we’d happily eat there every night. The cottage itself was perfect, light and spacious, loved the open plan design with double doors opening out into a private garden, which was great for sitting in the sun & having BBQs; and its fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. On top of that, Karen and John are great hosts and made us feel very welcome. We can’t wait to go back.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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