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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Silves, Faro District, Algarve

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firefox18...
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“unique hideaway.”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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If you want to experience real Portugal this wonderful Casa is the place for you.It's situated in a tiny cobbled street in the centre of town,two minutes from the cathedral.There are loads of local restaurants,bars ect within walking distance.Marion the owner is a lovely lady who has put a lot of thought into the decor of this great Casa,it's extremely clean and comfortable there is everything you would need.Not only that she leaves you a great food parcel on your arrival,milk,bread,eggs,fruit&wine ect,it's a real home from home.

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Liked best: very clean and comfortable,lovely cotton sheets
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Todmorden
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Still looking for something negative to say...”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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...just returned from our third visit and still unable to fault this home from home. Had 2 weeks during the Medieval Festival which we highly recommend. This property is wonderfully located so you can dip in and out of being a "tourist" whilst spending the rest of your holiday well and truly amongst the Portuguese. Marion (the owner) couldn't be more thoughtful and is just across the street, should you need anything she hasn't already thought of! Driving is a doddle around The Algarve and there's dozens of fabulous beaches within a 20 mile radius - give it a go - you won't be disappointed.

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SC_derbys...
Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delightful, comfortable and compact.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We loved this little haven, perfect in every way. Stylish and well equipped with everything you need. We hope to return again before long.

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RayYasmin...
London, United Kingdom
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“To summarise, perfect, just perfect.”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Casa Mel, in the historic and beautiful town of Silves, was our home for a week. The cottage is better in real life than the photographs can show. It is clean, comfortable and secure. The location is ideal and uniquly situated in a narrow cobbled street in the very heart of this lovely small town. It is quiet, yet only minutes from the castle, cathedral, restaurants and free parking. It would be easy to live here and perfect for a break from the rat race. Our host, Marion, lives close by and is charming, approachable, helpful and knowledgeable. To summarise, perfect, just perfect.

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Liked best: The cottage and location.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Todmorden
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57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A gorgeous little house just perfect for two”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014
5
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We stayed at this little gem last summer and returned for a week in Easter. We weren't disappointed - everything was just as wonderful as last time. This house is a great retreat and perfect if you are looking to see Portugal away from the razzmatazz of a holiday resort. A car is a good idea and there's plenty of space to park in the square, just 20 paces away from the house. The roads are quiet and well signposted - even I drove this year! The house is extremely well equipped and the owner lives directly across the street and is only too happy to help make your stay perfect (she's a really lovely lady). With so many beaches and places to visit, Silves is the ideal base. Silves is also easy on your purse strings as there's only one price and that's "local" price NOT tourist prices. Casa Mel is the perfect home from home - can't wait until August when we return for 2 weeks

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