My husband and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary/honeymoon we never had. The hotel was well maintaned and clean and had a peaceful atmosphere. As the hotel is German owned it's main guests are, of course, German. In fact we only heard one group of English holiday makers and that was on the last day. This wasn't a problem for us as all of the staff plus a large number of the guests spoke excellent English. Everyone was very friendly, staff and guests alike. Be prepared to say hello or good morning a lot as walk from your room to the main building!
The food was exceptional we were spoiled for choice, with a lot of it being cooked front of house. We went full board which included local wine and beer both of which were pleasant. The service in the restaurant was speedy and efficient. Everything looked spotlessly clean.
There are loads of activities should you want to do them most of which are free, such as yoga, fitness classes, sports. Some you needed to pay for like art and mountain biking. We went on a bike ride with a guide and I would highly recommend it, he took us on a very interesting tour of the countryside, the salt lakes and the the nearest town by the sea where we stopped for a coffee. Our guide was able to tell our group about local points of interest, plants and fruits in both German and English! It was a lovely way to see Portugal.
I have rated the location slightly lower only because it isn't within walking distance of the town. The hotel arranged a taxi for us on the day that we wanted to go into Tavira and it drops you in the centre of town next to the taxi rank.
The beach is small and secluded with sunbeds, umbrellas and a beach hut for drinks etc.
Our room was on the small side but perfectly adequate for our needs.
The evening entertainment was all in German so we didn't stay in the bar to watch it. The TV in the room only had 2 English channels MTV and BBC News 24 which we found was all we needed as we don't go on holiday to sit watching telly!
All in all we were very happy with our choice and would definitely recommend it to anyone.
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