Quinta do Caracol

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Rates from   90.00 EUR

Quinta do Caracol is a rather charming, 17th century house encompassed within a typically pretty Portuguese garden (palm trees, round swimming pool that started off life as a water tank, bird house, cobbled patio etc). It was restored some 20 years ago and as visitors stayed here increased demand fed by word of mouth led to the transformation of the old agricultural houses into lodgings.

The owner, João Viegas, has effortlessly managed to achieve this without losing any homogeneity or sense of style. Decoration inside is simple and uncluttered, yet shows a fine attention to detail, such as the painted ribbon over the double bedroom. The apartments are also separated from each other either by patios, flowered terraces or stairs thus imparting a secluded feel.

A further advantage of Quinta do Caracol is that it is located close to the centre of Tavira - itself one of the most attractive and unspoilt towns in the Algarve (Thankfully the wilder excesses of uncontrolled construction have not reached here). It is also only 3 km from the sea.

Casual Great for families Romantic Surrounded by nature


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Rates from   90.00 EUR
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+351 214 647 430 or +44 203 286 46 43

Transport / Distances

City Centre: 1,5 km
Shops: 500 m
Airport: 39 km
Train Station: 500 m


Ein Paradies in der Vorstadt
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Date of stay 03/07/2020
Mein Algarve-Aufenthalt endete in der Quinta do Caracol, die man zunächst kaum findet, weil sie in einem der eher häßlich verbauten Ränder von Tavira inmitten von Mehrfamilienhäusern liegt. Sobald man aber durch die pittoreske Einfahrtstor fährt, kommt am regelrecht auf eine Insel der portugiesischen Vergangenheit. Eine wirkliche Quinta, bei der mit viel Geschmack den Gästen eine angenehmer Aufenthalt bereitet wird. Auch das Frühstück kann sich sehen lassen. Das zum Schwimmbad umfunktionierte alte Wasserreservoir sieht auf den ersten Blick etwas klein aus zum Schwimmen; ist man aber erst mal im Wasser, sehen die Dimensionen schon wieder ganz anders = größer aus. Insgesamt das beste Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis aller drei Hotels/Quintas, die ich in den 14 Tagen meines Aufenthalts besuchte - abgesehen davon, dass man zu Fuß in die bezaubernde Stadt Tavira mit ihren Sehenswürdigkeiten (Kirchen und Paläste, und nicht zu versäumen die Camera Obscura im alten Wasserturm) und Restaurants (insb. 'A ver Tavira' sehr zu empfehlen) gehen kann.
Charming Hotel
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Date of stay 04/08/2019
Charming hotel, everything that I was expecting me and my family. Close to the town and all amenities (free parking for your car). Breakfast excellent.
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Date of stay 08/07/2018
We stayed at the Quinta for 3 days with our children and it was lovely. The garden is very beautiful and well-maintained, an oasis. Breakfast was excellent, the kids loved the pool. Thank you.
Just lovely
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Date of stay 28/06/2018
What a wonderful little place. Very quirky and pretty. Wish we had more time to make use of the room and gardens. Such a lovely setting. Better than any large soulless hotel. Thank you. Hopefully we can come back one day.
Einfach toll
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Date of stay 29/03/2016
Wunderschöne Anlage, nette Zimmer, toller Garten, üppiges Frühstück. Eine kleine Oase.
Relaxing spot with good location
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Date of stay 03/02/2022
The quinta is a very relaxing spot regarding the close neighborhood. Moment you enter the gate you are in total relaxing vibe. The staff was amazing and explained everything including the way to go to everywhere in old town Tavira. The entire spot is very relaxing and well designed. The room is designed well with lots of amenities and very clean. The shower is quite small and could be much bigger on a account of the adjacent bidet which for my opinion is just taking the space without real usage. The breakfast was OK may be quite clumsy due to the Covid regulation. Overwhole we liked the spot very much.

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