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Falkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 4 December 2010

With a nice dutch couple as hosts, and a view over most of Algarve nothing can go wrong. And it didn´t. Four nights at this beautiful place was - dispite of the not so nice weather - worth every cent. Hiking in the mountains in the mornings, followed by jacuzzi sessions in the afternoon made living very easy. A highly...

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3Thank Gustavsson
Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2010

This is a nice place run by a Dutch couple who has been there for 3 years. The rooms are OK, but nothing special. The beds were very comfortable, but the ventilation in the bathroom and room in general was not so great. However, the jacuzzi which is set down from the house so that you can sit in it...

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2012LB
Reviewed 26 July 2009

We were amazed by the views entering their gate. Annelies and Eugene gave us a warm welcome and we directly felt at home with them. They certainly know the Art of Joy. They have golden tips and many descriptions on what to see and what to do. It is worthwhile going on a quided hiking tour with Annelies who tells...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2009

My husband and I visited Casa Rosa Branca for a Spring break where we could be assured of good weather to do some walking in the mountains and around the coast. The house is situated in a fabulous position high on the southern slopes of Foia above the small unspoiled town of Monchique. The rooms are quite modern in style,...

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3Thank Sheila L
London
Reviewed 19 February 2009

Casa Rosa Branca is beautifully situated, with an amazing view from the Monchique mountains out to the south coast. There is a lovely garden and swimming pool, and the overall ambience of the place is very relaxing and tranquil. The hosts are friendly and helpful, with really good suggestions about local walks, restaurants and things to do, but are also...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 12 November 2008

We fully enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa Branca. Beautiful and tranquil place. Our hosts Eugene and Annelies were very hospitable and give many tips about what to see and what to do. We could even book guided walks. We were amazed by the differences and authenticity of landscapes, the green and open subtropical forests. We really could relax and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We invite you to find tranquility in our Bed and Breakfast and Wellness `The Art of Joy' and to relax and enjoy the spacious sun area, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. You will be amazed by the breathtaking views over the valley and the ocean. Our spacious garden and lawn of 2, 5 acres allows you to load up your batteries on various terraces and quiet spots in our natural surroundings. The water from the tap, in the pool and Jacuzzi is pure and filtered mineral water from our own well. We are an Eco lodge and provide you with water and electricity in an ecological way. The Art of Joy means the Art of Enjoying life at a beautiful spot. Our Casa is located in a protected nature park in southern Portugal and a good starting point for fun and adventurous excursions. Within half an hour you drive to the South Coast with impressive rock formations, or to the very quiet beaches and rugged cliffs of the West Coast. A visit to picturesque villages like close by Monchique, the spa village of Caldas de Monchique and Silves are well worth a visit. We provide wonderful walks through the adjacent National Park of the Serra de Monchique and her surroundings. Children are welcome from 14 years and older to ensure the ambience of tranquility and peace. We offer you a variety of service options 1. Comfortable spacious accommodation for 55 to 75 euro per night enjoying ocean view with top quality box spring mattresses: two double rooms and two apartments. All accommodation is decorated in warm tones, have fridges and provide coffee- and teafacilities and have access to Wi-Fi. There is free use of the Jacuzzi with breathtaking views. To make it comfortable for you in winter we provide ecological central heating in the entire B & B and wood burning stoves in the apartments for a romantic stay. You can stay here for a sabbatical or a (writers) retreat with special rates. 2. Hikes/walks: There are many beautiful routes in and around The Art of Joy. You can: Explore the scenery on your own with our route descriptions, download our Art of Joy GPS hiking trails or you can participate in organized hiking excursions in the natural world around The Art of Joy. 3. Breath meditation on request, Individual Coaching and Counselling: Coaching while walking, Massage, Coaching by Palm- and Tarot reading. ... more   less 

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Address: Caminho da Foia | Apartado 97, Monchique 8550-423, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Monchique
Price Range: RM307 - RM354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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