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Bed and Breakfast

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Bed and Breakfast

Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:20 pm

hello
we would like to visit portugal for the first time and would be looking for B&B or a nice small local hotel rather than a holiday complex (hell on earth) some where near Albufeira or anywhere that would be accessable from an airport
has anybody any advice or contacts please

it would be for 4 people for about a week
thanks
pete

 

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Re: Bed and Breakfast

Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:40 pm

Hi Pete, we stayed at a place about 90mins drive west of Faro airport (about 8 miles from Lagos). "Casa Meranka" is a converted farmyard with the outbuildings converted for various types of accommodation.The village is called Figueira and it's very unspoilt. Drop Rev & Merryl a line at : rev.merryl @ sapo.pt . They're excellent hosts , and have lived in Portugal for about 20 yrs I think. Figueira is about 5 minutes drive from a supermarket , 20 minutes walk from a small coastal village called Salema which has restaurants, bars and a nice (uncrowded) beach. Casa Meranka is self-catering , but the bigger apartments have cooker and fridge.There is a bakery and bars/restaurants in the village. If you don't fancy driving everywhere , the bus to Lagos is frequent and reliable. If you wish to be "far from the madding crowd" , then Figueira could be for you. Trains run from Lagos and are far more comfortable than ours and you can get quite a nice view as you go along (they're also smoker-friendly!).

Have a great time , wherever you stay!
Cheers, Pete

 

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Re: Bed and Breakfast

Post Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:53 am

Hello
pete
thanks for that i have contacted them for more info
pete

 

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Re: Bed and Breakfast

Post Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:44 pm

No problem Pete. I have photos of Casa Meranka/Figueira/Salema if you're interested.

 

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Re: Bed and Breakfast

Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:42 pm

Hi

I do not know wether this will be of assistance but we stayed twice this winter in a lovely Portuguese guest house on the edge of Lagos called Casa Velha.
It was spotlessy clean, host very welcoming had lovely Pool and wonderful sea views. Walking distance to a beautiful sandy beach ie about 5 mins. Walking distance to shops and restaurants.

the Link is www.filipedesigner.com...tos_en.htm

Car Hire: Zitauto 00351 289 315 559 zitauto @ clix.pt

I have not done it myself...but if You are there for 2 weeks you could take a train or Bus to Seville in Spain. When we move out there this is one of the things high on our list. Husband has been to Seville and it is a beutiful city.
Also from LAgos are trains to Lisbon.

HAve a great hol

 

Carole
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Re: Bed and Breakfast

Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:13 am

thanks for the reply but i have my B&B but i will have the address of the place please for next time as i would like to get to know some of the local language
thanks
pete

 

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