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Companhia das Culturas

Fazenda S. Bartolomeu / Rua do Monte Grande, Castro Marim, Algarve, Portugal


  • Rooms : 18.5
  • Service : 19.0
  • Public Spaces : 19.5

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From €95 (approx. $104)
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A few miles from the Spanish border, on Portugal’s southern coast, where the Atlantic edges ever closer to the Mediterranean, is the municipality of Castro Marim. It’s here that a writer/farmer and his wife have turned a working family farm (still growing olives, quince, oranges and figs) into Companhia das Culturas, a seven-room escape which is, in terms of scale, more bed and breakfast than hotel.

A charming homeyness pervades, with a design so subtle that it hardly feels designed at all. Pared-down spaces in whitewashed wood exude a certain rustic calm, and while you’ll find none of the extravagances of a luxury hotel, it’s hard to argue with the simple comforts of these thoughtful rooms (not to mention the pool).

The old olive mill is now something of a social nexus, a library lounge with an honor bar, and the breakfast is a particular treat, accompanied by fresh fruits and jams from the hotel’s organic farm. You’re not far from the town, or from the beach, more Mediterranean than Atlantic in aspect (read: not so cold), but en suite, without a television, life here is as quiet as you could possibly want it to be.

Please note: Companhia das Culturas requires a 2-night minimum stay.

How to get there:

Companhia das Culturas is located 50 km from the Faro International Airport, and just 300 meters from the Castro Marim train station. Please contact to arrange transfers or obtain more detailed directions.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Complimentary bottle of wine in room
  • 10% discount on one massage during stay
  • Complimentary welcome drink per guest and homemade appetizers
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  • Companhia das Culturas
  • Fazenda S. Bartolomeu / Rua do Monte Grande
  • Castro Marim, Algarve, Portugal

Hotel amenities and services

  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Turkish bath
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

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