Convento is more than a small boutique hotel. It is indeed, a concept: nine light, white, airy bedrooms, a townhouse, a family home, a place to be yourself. And a lot, a lot more. Enjoy the roof terrace and gaze over the sea and the white roofs of Olhão. And the plunge pool too – perfect to refresh on hot summer days.
There are also two miradouros - the ideal place to catch the soft sea breeze, a hidden courtyard and a smiling fountain under the high southern sky. Rest on a whitewashed bench while you appreciate a pattern of hand-made tiles in washed indigo. Pick a good book and choose your favourite spot to read, chat, and think.
Convento is a home, where you’re welcome to make yourself at home. The rooms are located around a central patio on the ground and first floors or on the roof terrace of an old restored building with a traditional winding staircase.
Each of them has a double bed (160x200cm) or two twin beds (on request), a seating area, a private bathroom with shower, and is equipped with a silent ceiling fan (except the terrace rooms) and floor heating. There are no TV's or mp3 docking stations, but there is Wi-Fi.
Take a walk around the charming fishing town of Olhão, visit the beautiful Rio Formosa National park and take a dip in its pristine sweet waters or simply enjoy the soothing peace and tranquility you can feel here. Undoubtedly a great choice if you visit the Eastern part of Algarve.
Everything perfect! A really secret place! Charming people, who lead this accommodation and take care of you from the first moment! Great buildingl with a lot heart in details!
Mini break stay
Date of stay 22/05/2022
Loved our stay here. Charming town and the hotel was better than we hoped for. Calm relaxed vibe, very helpful and friendly hosts and staff.
Stayed in the room at the top.. lovely and light.
Enjoyed our breakfasts at the refectory table with other guests, easy way to share tips on what to do and where to enjoy.. and take time to enjoy the breakfast feast of fresh fruits, hams, cheese, omelette.. it’s all on offer!
by Peter Sandri
Date of stay 18/04/2022
Das Convento in Olhão ist wirklich traumhaft schön! Man fühlt sich wie in einem Märchen aus Tausend und einer Nacht. Das ganze Haus wurde sorgfältig und mit sehr viel Sachverstand umgebaut und zeigt die Handschrift eines seriösen Architekten und Designers. Zudem sind die Gastgeber äusserst zuvorkommend und helfen wo sie können. Das Frühstück ist sehr reichhaltig und jeden Tag abwechslungsreich gestaltet. Wir waren eine ganze Woche im Convento und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Eigentlich sollte es ein Geheimtipp bleiben, darum werden wir es nur unseren besten Freunden weiter empfehlen. Aber besuchen dürfen es natürlich alle und auch wir kommen sich wieder!
Date of stay 05/08/2021
A estadia no convento foi maravilhosa!
Desde o edificio ser absolutamente fantástico, uma pessoa sente-se em casa desde o momento que entra neste espaço fantástico.
Tudo é excelente, o gosto dos detalhes, a simpatia e simplicidade dos donos e pessoal do hotel, o pequeno almoço sempre diferente, delicioso e com produtos locais. Recomendo a 100%.
Schönste Unterkunft in Olhao
Date of stay 10/10/2019
Der Aufenthalt im Convento war sehr schön. Das Haus ist stilvoll eingerichtet. Die Zimmer, auch die Gemeinschaftsräume und das kleine Schwimmbecken sind sehr sauber.
Die Aussicht von der Dachterrasse über den Hafen und die Stadt ist spektakulär. Die Lage der Unterkunft könnte nicht besser sein. Alles ist zu Fuss erreichbar, der Markt, die Anlagestelle der Fähren, die Restaurants und die Uferpromenade.
Ganz in der Nähe kann auch das Auto kostenlos parkiert werden.
Vally macht ein wunderbares Frühstück und ist sehr um das Wohl der Gäste besorgt.
Date of stay 01/09/2019
Convento is a Diamond behind unspectacular Walls. The breakfast is excellent, the rooftop a place to calm down and feel peaceful. The Family of convento did their best to give us days of Joy and pure Energy.
Date of stay 03/09/2019
Exceptional place to stay with attentive and thoughtful hosts who made sure everything worked perfectly. It was quiet and relaxing in the middle on an interesting town. We received excellent recommendations for food and entertainment. All transports services we arranged through the hotel were on time and cost effective. The place itself is beautiful with relaxing little nooks. Genuinely lovely with lots of character, the building is delightfully designed, we felt at home.
Date of stay 25/08/2019
Convento was a magic moment in our trip in Algarve. Every thing was perfect from the beautiful room and terrassa to the delicious homemade breakfust. Our hosts and the staff were very nice. Evry thing is made to feel good.
The design and decoration is of very good taste.
Strongly recommanded !
The Cream of the Crop
Date of stay 04/08/2019
Convento is a sublime place to stay and relax.
Breakfast is healthy and excellent.
Rooms are enchanting.
The rooftop + view + pool makes you wonder: “Do we have to go to the beach?”
Last but not least, hospitality and kindness by the Staff and the lovely Antje and Guillaume.
Date of stay 17/04/2018
Beautiful hotel. We particularly enjoyed the delicious homemade breakfasts and peaceful roof terrace.
There were some disturbances from building works outside our ground floor room but apart from that it was a lovely stay.
Date of stay 09/08/2017
It was fairly difficult to locate ... due to a 3-day music festival on Olhao's harbor front and main thoroughfare, it was necessary that we parked our auto 3-4 blocks away from the hotel ... a bit of an inconvenience, but manageable ... we were met by the owner, Phillipe, and given a tour of the facilities ... charming and wonderful man ... rooms are neat and comfortable ... open windows for ventilation with an overhead fan ... very comfortable with breeze, even in August ... however, the amplified music emanating from the festival less than a block from the hotel, lasted until 1:30am ... thankfully, there was enough activity for us during the three days spent in the Algarve that sleeping was not a problem ... the breakfast each day was marvelous and conversation with the other guest was always worthwhile ... especially enjoyed the sunset from the rooftop lounge ... fantastic place!
Charming and relaxing
Date of stay 01/08/2017
We stayed for three nights with our grown- up sons. Warm welcome, beautiful harmonious building, tranquility, large rooms, great breakfast and easy and generous help yourself facilities and very personal spirit.
Enjoyed the authentic unspoiled atmosphere in Olhao.
Persönlich und idyllisch
Date of stay 18/07/2017
Diese Unterkunft ist ein wirklicher "Secret-Place".
Wir fühlten uns bereits ab der abgeschlossenen Buchung sehr willkommen. Vor Antritt unseres Aufenthalts kontaktierten uns die Gastgeber und versuchten den Aufenthalt unseren persönlichen Wünschen anzupassen.
Die Unterkunft sowie die Betreuung sind schwer zu beschreiben. Mein Rat: Selbst erleben und in vollen Zügen genießen. Wir tauchten Dank der herzlichen Gastgeber in eine idyllische Behausung ein, in welcher wir uns sehr wohlfühlten.
- Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Date of stay 18/06/2017
Amazing place, amazing, people and amazing breakfast !!
Just one point : it's so hot in the bedroom in the groundfloor
Date of stay 28/06/2017
'for people who find luxury in the simple things'... is what they say on the website and I couldn't agree more.
I just kept finding new places to sit and read and feel like I was in paradise. Everything from the contrasting crystal chandeliers to the fresh fruit at breakfast and homemade tea and cake available all day was perfect. Luis really has an attention to detail.
Will definitely be back!
Date of stay 06/04/2017
I have stayed at many luxurious hotels all over the world but this B&B beats them all!
Muy tranquilo y elegante
by Ignacio Bilbao
Date of stay 08/05/2015
Un aútentico descubrimiento en todos los sentidos.
Date of stay 15/07/2022
The place is fantastic, very beautiful and calm, very well decorated, clean, all the staff is very nice and friendly and support us in everything we asked.
The only recommendation that I have are regarding the fact that the room was very hot and doesn't have air conditionate, who made the nights very tuff.
Besides this I would recommend it.