Vila Monte Farm House

Sitio dos Caliços, Moncarapacho, Algarve, Portugal

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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost province, is a destination seemingly ready-made for tourism. It’s covered with sandy beaches and sunshine, and just as places like New Zealand get comic mileage out of their ratios of sheep per capita, the Algarve seemingly has at least one hole of golf for every native family. Of course there are plenty of beach resorts, golf clubs, big hotels — and then there are escapes like the small-but-mighty Vila Monte.

Being located inland has its benefits, it turns out. For one thing, you’re more in touch with the quaint hilltop village character that drove the region’s popularity in the first place; for another, shouldering through crowds at the beach is far less restful than the immersive farm-chic ambience Monte has in store. Sprawling and nourishing in equal measure, this attractive little boutique takes full advantage of the fertile Algarve soil: central to the experience are the stately gardens, laced with walking paths and full to bursting with vivid color. A full complement of well-groomed cypresses, that badge of manorial honor, frame one’s view in every direction. It’s a rare pleasure to tour the plots of herbs and produce en route to a satisfying meal in which they play a starring role.

Speaking of which, À Terra restaurant is nearly worth the trip in itself. It’s an all-day fornaria, and its Josper grill and time-honored wood oven are far from ornamental; don’t miss out on xarém at its most authentic, a savory cornmeal porridge of sorts recalling centuries of Moorish rule. In fact, why not go the full Monte and tag along with the chef to the market on Saturdays — no better way to acquaint yourself with the area’s culinary bounty, especially the seafood. Fishermen around here are local legends for very good reason.

And nothing better to return to than a private room in a separate building. Accommodations thus manage complete privacy and an airy, elegant layout by the same token, many with furnished balconies to enjoy the garden’s morning glory. It all feels vaguely Greek thanks to the abundant plaster and white-and-blue palette, though tastefully applied accents help to liven things up: an accordion reading lamp here, wicker chairs there, rounded edges and archways to soften the affect. There’s free wi-fi and a flatscreen in every room, not to worry, but perhaps it’s better to stay on-theme via nature’s pastimes — reception will gladly arrange a beach picnic, golf lessons, horseback riding, or an oyster tasting.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 53 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 50 EUR per child ages 3 - 12. Extra beds have a supplement of 90 EUR per adult age 13 and above. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Classic Double/Twin Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Double/Twin Room

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed
    • 280 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite Double/Twin

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Family Suite, Terrace

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
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    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
  • Suite Superior Double/Twin

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
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    Views: garden.

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    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 50 EUR per child ages 3 - 12. Extra beds have a supplement of 90 EUR per adult age 13 and above. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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