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10 rooms from £152 per night

“A magnificent 17th century fort, turned eco guesthouse, overlooking Ilha de Cabanas. Rooms are simple and chic, with high vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, carved wood beds and crisp linens. Gardens and terraces perched on the ancient walls overlook the bay of Cadiz. An unforgettable stay.”

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“A magnificent 17th century fort, turned eco guesthouse, overlooking Ilha de Cabanas. Rooms are simple and chic, with high vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, carved wood beds and crisp linens. Gardens and terraces perched on the ancient walls overlook the bay of Cadiz. An unforgettable stay.”

Facilities

  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Views
  • Airport transfer
  • Extra charge
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Bicycle hire
  • No pets
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Suites
  • Child friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast only

Activities

  • Hotel boats for hire
  • The hotel's boat is for hire and can be used to explore the incredible Ria Formosa Nature Reserve
  • Cycling
  • Rent a bike and head off to explore the coast, or the ancient and picturesque town of Tavira
  • Great walks
  • You are spoilt for choise here- pick between the gardens, the beach, the nature reserve and the town!
  • Birdwatching
  • Thanks to the nature reserve behind the fort, this area teams with birdlife
  • Watersports
  • The beach offers everything from canoeing to kite-surfing

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Algarve travel guide

"Set within a Napoleonic fort just a few metres from the sea, this beautiful 10-room hotel is a haven of calm and good taste."

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

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10 rooms from £152 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Eco break
  • Restored in as eco-friendly a fashion as possible, using natural building materials, solar panels and fans instead of AC
  • Back to Nature
  • An escape back to nature- sandwiched between olives groves, the Ria Formosa nature park and the bay of Cadiz
Activities
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • The hotel's boat is for hire and can be used to explore the incredible Ria Formosa Nature Reserve
  • Birdwatching
  • Thanks to the nature reserve behind the fort, this area teams with birdlife
  • Cycling
  • Rent a bike and head off to explore the coast, or the ancient and picturesque town of Tavira
  • Great walks
  • You are spoilt for choise here- pick between the gardens, the beach, the nature reserve and the town!
  • Watersports
  • The beach offers everything from canoeing to kite-surfing
Other highlights
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Eco
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Outstanding location
  • Romantic
  • Landmark
  • B+B
  • Seaviews
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast only
  • Historic
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing
  • Child friendly
  • Antiques

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