Vila Monte - Farm House
(Moncarapacho (The Algarve))
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Algarve´s best kept secret,Vila Monte - Farm House is located in the rural Algarve, ten minutes away from the beach and 35km from Spain. Surrounded by lush gardens, Vila Monte offers an exotic atmosphere inspired in the memories left centuries ago by the moors in the Algarve.
The rooms and suites are located in villas with different atmospheres. The charm of the Andalusian orange grove that protects the suites of the Orangerie, the peace of the Riad and its inner courtyard, the privacy of Villa Indigo, the exotic Kasbah wing. Experiencing Vila Monte is living the outdoors under the century old trees or on a terrace overlooking the sea.
Vila Monte’s restaurant, Orangerie, offers a cuisine based on Algarvian products, from honey produced on the Monchique hills to the fish brought from the market of Olha~o. We also use ingredients organically grown on the estate, namely citrus fruits, figs, almonds and fresh herbs.
Hidden in the Vila Monte garden, the Kasbah Spa invites guests to a pampering experience in an atmosphere of floral scents, exotic massages and relaxing treatments for mind and body. The spa offers a true cocoon for the senses, with several massage rooms, an arab bath and a hamman. The luring fragrance of mint tea will be a permanent companion in this haven of peace and tranquillity.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Outdoor Pool Free: Yes
- Treatment Rooms
- Jacuzzi Free: Yes
- Sauna Free: Yes
- Tennis Free: No
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: FARO
- Distance: 20 kilometres
- Name: FARO
- Distance: 20 kilometres
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Nearest Rail Name: Faro Distance: 20 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Faro Distance: 20 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 459 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Great relaxing hotel
Stay Date: 12/2016, Delphine7503 wrote this review.
Very friendly staff, very well decorated rooms and marvelous garden. Very good restaurant at reasonable prices, amazing breakfast (included). Missing: very good wifi connection and indoor swimming pool!
Very friendly staff, very well decorated rooms and marvelous garden. Very good restaurant at reasonable prices, amazing breakfast (included). Missing: very good wifi connection and indoor swimming pool! Collapse
Stay Date: 11/2016, a customer wrote this review.
A great "get away from it all" destination in the Eastern Algarve where you can do as little or as much as you like. We chose to do little other than sleep, read and eat. The hotel comprises a number of separate buildings rather than one large block… See more
A great "get away from it all" destination in the Eastern Algarve where you can do as little or as much as you like. We chose to do little other than sleep, read and eat. The hotel comprises a number of separate buildings rather than one large block set in wonderfully tended grounds which is a haven for wild life. What you see on the hotel's website is actually what you get. It definitely is not a "standard designed, could be anywhere in the world" entity. Don't be put off by concrete based beds... the matresses are comfy in the extreme. There are plenty of power points. Shutters rather than blinds ensure darkness for sleeping even at midday. Subtle lighting around the pathways at night is compensated for by torches in rooms to light the way between rooms and the restaurant. We did take a couple of independent trips to the nearby towns of Tavira and Olhao which the hotel facilitated... we did not hire a car. We also joined an organised visit with the hotel's head chef to Olhao market. This was a great opportunity to pick up cooking tips and learn about produce not usually available at home. Clearly food is very much down to personal taste (sorry about the pun and for stating the obvious!) but it is excellent. Breakfast is a sumptuous help yourself affair with eggs as poached or omlettes available to order. Great range of breads and juices and smoothies. Dinner was good. I would say simple but this seems unfair... we had a range of wonderful concoctions subtley flavoured with home-grown herbs. That said, the home made pizzas cooked in a wood oven were spectacular. The staff are extremely helpful yet unobtrusive. Nothing appears to be too much trouble for them and the range of languages spoken by key front of house staff was impressive to say the least. Overall a great week and given the standard of accommodation and victuals provided, very good value for money. Our private car transport between Faro airport and Vila Monte was 42 Euros and taxi fares to Olhao 30 Euros round trip and Tavira 48 Euros. We paid 25 Euros each for a 4 hour boat trip from Olhao around the Islands - the Ria Formosa. Collapse
THIS IS WHY YOU COME TO THE ALGARVE
Stay Date: 10/2016, kathy46818 wrote this review.
Booked this for three nights at the end of a 2 week self-driving tour of Portugal where we were on the go every minute (castles, Roman and iron age ruins, hiking, eating, eating, museums, walking tours, WOW! Arrived here expecting to tour the Algarve… See more
Booked this for three nights at the end of a 2 week self-driving tour of Portugal where we were on the go every minute (castles, Roman and iron age ruins, hiking, eating, eating, museums, walking tours, WOW! Arrived here expecting to tour the Algarve. Walked in the door of the main building, walked through the grounds to our Mediterranean room (small), and were lying in a comfy chaise on the lawn of the adult pool within a half-hour. Total quiet. No waiters. No talking adults. Just people sunning, sleeping, reading. Roused ourselves to dine in their fabulous restaurant - grilled fish and meat, pizzas, pasta, salads. The next day we forced ourselves to drive to Sagres and lagos, then fled back from the crowds and noise and business, to the haven of this place.. A perfect place to end our trip, or a perfect place to spend your entire Algarve vacation. You literally never have to leave. Wonderful breakfast in an open air restaurant. Gorgeous grounds. Free cookies all day and night. A small store selling salads, etc. Bring a books and you are home. Collapse
Stay Date: 09/2016, ElaineJF wrote this review.
It's a little on the late side to complete this review. We stayed here in September, 2016 in room 60. From the moment we stepped through the doors of the vila; we found ourselves a perfect; peaceful; stylish break. The staff are brilliant; so help… See more
It's a little on the late side to complete this review. We stayed here in September, 2016 in room 60. From the moment we stepped through the doors of the vila; we found ourselves a perfect; peaceful; stylish break. The staff are brilliant; so helpful; informative and interested in you as people. The food is excellent; we ate mainly in the Laranjal restaurant. Local cuisine; a more private and serene atmosphere than the A Terra. But both equally good and delicious. For anyone who loves gin; you are spoilt for choice; do try the saffron gin; with its twists of orange in it. If you want to do any trips there are plenty to choose from; even a private dining experience on a deserted beach... This is class and not for those who want the bright lights and loud music. Pure heaven and can't wait to return. Collapse
Charming and relaxing weekend!
Stay Date: 08/2016, Yekatya wrote this review.
Fantastic design; convenient and beautiful location; relaxing and quite ambiance; large territory and few rooms, meaning less people; open-air cinema is magnificent experience in the evening; seperate swimming/ lounge area for adults where kids are n… See more
Fantastic design; convenient and beautiful location; relaxing and quite ambiance; large territory and few rooms, meaning less people; open-air cinema is magnificent experience in the evening; seperate swimming/ lounge area for adults where kids are not allowed (we appreciated that considering that one was a child-free weekend trip for us); great food. Lots of suggestions what to do in the hotel and area: history, sports, design, winery, crafts, cycling, farmers markets, and many more. Collapse
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