Casa Vale del Rei

Set on top a quiet hill above the village of Cabanas de Tavira, one of the well-known parishes pertaining to the picturesque Tavira, a peaceful, unspoilt jewel of the Algarve region, the Casa Vale del Rei is truly a place to remember.

Surrounded by orange groves and delicate flowers, Casa Vale del Rei is an old rural farmhouse that was restored to be used as a guesthouse in a way it did not ruin the architectural traits of the region.

Inside you can find 7 air-conditioned and properly heated bedrooms nicely decorated to make every guest feel like they are home. The colours are soft and vivacious and the overall look and feel is very pleasant. The rooms feature en-suite bathroom and shower, hair dryer, terrace, and the Wi-Fi is available everywhere around the Casa Vale del Rei and already included in the price. Two of the rooms have a third bed, in case it is needed.

The outdoor area is definitely the one to explore and breathe in the lovely atmosphere, where you can actually relax and take it easy. At Casa Vale del Rei, meals are not available, except for the outstanding breakfast served in the terrace—if the weather allows it. There is plenty to choose from, cereals, eggs, toast, homemade jams, freshly made orange juice, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit.

The Casa Vale del Rei is run by a lovely British couple, Geraldine and Robin, who are endlessly helpful and welcoming. Feel free to ask them for restaurant and activity suggestions, as they will certainly know what to appoint. The Cabanas de Tavira beach is near and easily reachable and you can also venture off to Tavira city centre or its surrounding beaches.

Also, if you are a golf lover, there are a few places you should definitely try, mainly because they are very close to the Casa Vale del Rei. Benamor Golf Club, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Quinta do Vale and Castro Marim are easily reached by car. During winter, ask about these at Casa Vale del Rei and they will certainly help you lower the fees and give you accurate directions.

The swimming pool is another favourite for guests who come across with this piece of heaven, although there are also many activities you can book and engage on outside the Casa Vale del Rei, such as kite surfing, horse riding for children and adults, canoeing, cycling, and others.

Also, ask the owners if they can arrange a little trip down to the Zoo Marine, Slide & Splash and the Aqua Show, particularly if you have children with you—they are known for providing guests with faster tickets at no extra charge and without having to stay in queues. Take not that this can only be possible if you own or rented a car.

Prices at Casa Vale del Rei range between € 80 and € 130 per double room and per night, and include breakfast.

Casa Vale del Rei
Rua do Vale do Caranguejo
8800-053 Tavira
Tel: +351 281 323 099
London office: +44(0)208 366 6664