Our Guest Comments

Wonderful hotel – We have stayed here previously and, once again, we’re not disappointed. The rooms are a good size with a small kitchen area and dining table. Our balcony overlooked the pool and surrounding countryside. The pool is a good size for swimming. The breakfast are freshly prepared and delicious. Tiago made us feel exceptionally welcome and went out of his way to help. All the staff were very friendly.

TripAdvisor ReviewSeptember 2023

Family delight – Thanks you so much for our incredible stay. It was lovely and we really enjoyed the breakfast, pool and tennis! We couldn’t be more grateful!

The Harris family, Pip, Richard, Christine, Liv & Charlotte - Melbourne, AustraliaJuly 2023

Being the first  guests when Mel opened the hotel in 2009 it’s great to be here again 14 years later! The hotel has become a wonderful hideaway and we enjoyed our stay very much!! The team is absolutely lovely and amazing and the service is excellent. Feels like home… Promise that we will return earlier than in another 14 years. Thank you and all the best. See you soon!

Claudia and MarkApril 2023

A privilege – What a privilege to discover your corner of paradise! Magnificent landscape that inspires rest and admiration. Thank you for your welcome.

Bruno, Virginia, Victoire, Eugene and Oscar - FranceJuly 2023

Sweet return – 25 years ago we came on honeymoon. Today we return with our girls. Well done, it is superb.

The Leo family from Berlin, GermanyJuly 2023

Lovely oasis – A beautiful, relaxing hotel with wondreful staff and accommodation. A lovely oasis after a long walk.

Maure, Maeve and Maria - Irish walkersJune 2023

All perfect – Very friendly, welcoming staff. Very well cared for accommodation and beautiful grounds. Some lovely antique pieces. Lots of beauty in the surroundings. All sorts of knick-knacks provided for our enjoyment – tennis, table tennis, croquet, gum boots, bicycle. We were grateful to have our washing done. There is an honesty bar with an incredibly large selection of drinks and some snacks. I will definitely recommend that you are not in a hurry to leave because the breakfast is spectacular!

Renee, Stella, Fabian and Carol from ZimbabweJune 2023

Special memories – Thank you Casa Fajara for these special days. We will miss Carrapateira very much

Renata, Manel and TomasJune 2023

Beautiful setting. We loved it.

The Green family - Vancouver, CanadaJune 2023

What a wonderful place – Really enjoyed our stay with your great people, plus great food! Hope to see you again in the future! Loved walking in the hills.

Ed & Ann May 2023

Great food – Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful place. Great food and service.

Stephanie & Bob, Somerset, UKMay 2023

Wonderful location. Beautiful property and grounds. Lovely staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our four-night stay.

Bren & John, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK May 2023

We would recommend – Excellent hotel, staff extremely friendly, lovely breakfast, beautiful pool and gardens. Excellent location. Would definitely stay here and recommend. Thank you for an amazing experience.

Celina & Les, York, UKMay 2023

Thank you so much. Lovely stay and what a beautiful setting!

The Armstrongs, UKMay 2023

Biking group – We are a group of 6 biking north to south from Lisbon. We stayed the night on day 4 of our journey. We were treated very well by both the staff and the weather. What a wonderful place to be! Breakfast was amazing and we are well fed for the next day of our journey. Take a moment on the balcony to appreciate the history here. We are one of many to enjoy this, what a blessing this place is.

Cathy and Kaitlyn, Washington DC, USAApril, 2023

Beautiful place! Thank you

Dan and Nicole Neal, Florida, USA May 2023
Beautiful hotel in a stunning location, beaches, walking, biking and chilling A beautiful hotel with large bedrooms with incredible views. The walks from the hotel are brilliant and lead to Portugal’s incredible beaches where the beach bars serve fresh fish every day. Breakfast and dinner were lovely, and even got an afternoon reading my book next to the outdoor pool enjoying the spring sunshine. Staff are great and nothing is too much trouble. It’s a great spot to spend with family and friends as some can surf, some can bike, walk, play tennis or do nothing! A true gem in  a stunning location.
Holnut, Cirencester, United Kingdom - TripAdvisor ReviewMarch 2023
Peaceful haven in a beautiful location We thoroughly enjoyed our stay of 4 nights in this beautiful house which is full of character and colour. The location is peaceful, just on the edge of Carrapateira, and there are plenty of walking options nearby, both rural and coastal. The whole area is very unspoilt and quiet (we were there in March which is not the main season). The hotel has lots of great assets including a swimming pool, sauna, table tennis, tennis court, a lovely garden and lots of outside seating. Inside there is masses of space to relax with comfy sofas and even a wood burning stove for the cooler months. It’s just a great place to relax completely. The breakfasts were generous, varied and delicious – lots of fresh fruit, cheese, ham, croissants etc, etc plus superb home-squeezed orange juice. Our hosts were the icing on the cake – so warm and friendly and chatty. We send a very special thanks to Thiago who supplied us with endless information on the local area and also for our onward trip to Lisbon. I wish I was back there right now.
John C, Bridport, United Kingdom - TripAdvisor ReviewMarch 2023

Well this truly is a delightful oasis on the Algarve. What wonderful hospitality and kindness. It really is so tranquil and calm and a perfect end to our walking holiday. We would love to return one day.

Richard, Cambridge, UKMarch 2023

Best accommodation– We are on a 10-day tour and this has been by far the best accommodation. We are coming back. Thanks to everyone for the great service, especially Tiago.

Anlie & RosolMarch 2023

Exceptional – We had a great visit to Casa Fajara, beautiful location, quiet, friendly staff and good breakfast.

Kristine, Norway - Booking.com ReviewSeptember 2022

Set to return! Wonderful stay, thank you for everything. We will be back!


Stevie & James - UK - Casa Fajara‘s Visitors’ BookSeptember, 2022

Great Stay – Breakfast was really good , fruit meats cheeses were great, lovely room with great views, lovely staff, nice size pool great looking building and atmosphere

Marotta, Uk - Booking.com ReviewSeptember 2022

Excellent! – Great room, food, service, atmosphere. Very friendly, thanks we had a lovely stay, loved the atmosphere, the food and warm welcome.

Ann & Richard - Wallingford, UK - Casa Fajara‘s Visitors’ BookJuly 2022

We loved everything about it! – Thank you for a beautiful stay in this lovely hotel. We loved everything about it, from the beautiful rooms to the warm welcome and super friendly staff, the breakfast, the pool, the peace and quiet,t he cows on the hill and the surroundings. Everything was perfect. We wish you every success.

Bella & family from the UK and Australia - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewersJuly 2022

Perfect break – Wonderful place to stay. Amazing staff. Thank you all so much!

Linda, Andy, Ben & Pauline from London, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewerJuly 2022

Perfect accommodation in a movie setting – The environment is amazing – All taken care of, in the middle of nature and perfect tranquillity. The room we stayed in had excellent privacy with a private bathroom and a fridge to keep your stuff. There was a lovely private terrace. Very friendly staff and breakfast very good. You can enjoy it while taking in views of the mountains and pool. We loved it!

Silvia - Booking.com ReviewerJune 2022

We love this place! – It might just be the best place we’ve ever stayed in! So beautiful, everything we wished and hoped for. Casa Fajara is such a wonderful place. Not to forget – the best breakfast ever!


Liam & Family from Sweden - Casa Fajara Visitors’ BookJune 2022

Great time – Thank you for your hospitality, we have had a great time!


Guests from from the Netherlands - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewJune 2022

Lara is excellent host – We would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Fajara. Very good food, wonderful location, Lara is an excellent hostess, comfortable rooms. Thank you.

Roger & Dianne from Tewkesbury, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors BookMay 2022

Excellent and friendly – We have enjoyed all aspects of this lovely hotel. The service has been excellent and very friendly. The room is comfortable. The facilities are all we could hope for and the food has been very good. Thank you for a lovely stay.

J & P from Bridge of Weir, Scotland - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewerMay 2022

Beautiful landscape – We enjoyed the beaches and the beautiful landscape, plus very friendly staff at Casa Fajara

Gaby & Stefan – Coburg, Germany - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewerMay 2022

Thank you for a beautiful stay in the lovely hotel – We loved everything about it, from the beautiful rooms to the warm welcome and super friendly staff. The breakfast, the pool, the peace and quiet, the cows on the hill and the surrounds. Everything was perfect.
PS: Thank you for the departure breakfast – so kind of you!!

Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewerSummer 2022

Natural beauty abounds – Beautiful place would love to visit again! Friendly staff, good food, Thank you!


Paul & Solange from Jersey - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book Review May 2022

Beautiful hotel – Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful hotel.

Jaine & Allen from Markworth, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewMay 2022

Birthday celebration –  Thank you so much for the beautiful stay; we had a blast. It was Thomas’s 30th birthday, thank you for helping me set up a nice surprise with a birthday cake! What a wonderful way to start such a day in the sun in this beautiful place.

Carmen & Thomas from Utrecht, Netherlands - Casa Fajara Visitors BookMay 2022

Floral glory – This has been the 6th time I have stayed at this paradise place and I will always come back to admire the roses.

Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewerSummer 2022

Lovely stay – Such welcoming staff, wonderful breakfast and beautiful scenery. This place was a great spot to stay in on our walking holiday, walking the Rota Vincente. They accommodated to our every need. I would definitely recommend this place to friends or to the reader.

Thomas F - Tripadvisor ReviewerMay 2022

A very beautiful place! – Thanks for all the nice food and your friendly kindness. We stayed for 5 days for the second time (the first time was in 2018). We had a lovely stay!

Guests from Stuttgart, Germany - Casa Fajara Visitors’ BookMay 2022

Location, location, location! – A wonderful stay in a fantastic location.

Alison from Cullercoats, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book Review May 2022

Just marvellous – Dear Lara (Casa Fajara manager) and the whole team, thank you for this wonderful experience. You were marvellous.

Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book May 2022

Praise indeed! – Dear Lara (Casa Fajara manager), this was the best accommodation ever! Thank you for everything. The service was more than perfect.

Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book Review May 2022

Walking holiday choice – Very pleased to have opted for 5 nights here after our 4 days of walking. Thank you!


James & Victoria from London, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book Review April 2022

Hospitality praised – Many thanks for great hospitality, food and place!

Susanne & Michael from Germany - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewApril 2022

An excellent hotel in every way – Casa Fajara is in a fabulous location. Very quiet indeed, lovely views, very comfortable, ultra friendly and helpful staff, lovely walking superb beaches, great surfing, beautiful swimming pool, sauna and tennis court as well as a huge yoga room. In short, an excellent place to stay and relax.

Willnev - TripAdvisor ReviewerNovember 2021

Exceptional – Had a sauna, pretty swimming pool. Great breakfast with fresh orange juice.

Booking.com ReviewerNovember 2021

A wonderful, friendly, homely stay in a beautiful location away from the crowds – Casa Fajara is a wonderful haven of peace and tranquillity off the beaten track in the Western Algarve. We had a dreamy time, weather was not perfect but good enough and due to the disaster that is Covid, we had the place and pool to ourselves!
Special thanks to Nilsa and Thiago for looking after us so well, including providing the most amazing breakfasts. And to the ever friendly Lara who was forgiven for misplacing our booking – having inadvertently pushed it back to 2022! Thankfully the hotel was devoid of guests when we arrived, so finding a room was not an issue! Don’t expect 5-star boutique hotel perfection but do expect but do expect a genuinely wonderful home-from -ome and staff willing to please. This hotel operates on mutual trust and respect – and is all the better for that

Andrew - Tripadvisor ReviewJuly 2021

We Will Be Back – We have had an amazing time. 17 people just enjoyed themselves. We will be back!!

Aragon One - Group booking of guests from all over the worldMarch 2020

So Welcoming – We arrived at Casa Fajara tired and dusty after a five-hour walk and found a beautiful oasis. The staff were cheerful and welcoming, the garden full of flowers and our room was large and comfortable with a lovely view of the pool. They even provided fresh herbs for the bath to ease our aching limb. In March the evenings were cool but underfloor heating and log burning stoves kept the hotel cosy. I can’t wait for a return visit.

Gillian - Reviewer on TripAdvisor March 2020

Truly Unique – If I tell you this is the third time we’ve visited Casa Fajara within 12 months that should be enough to make you understand how special this place is. It’s truly unique and basks in a secluded wonderland of natural beauty. All you can hear is birdsong, plus the garden and grounds are lovely. Glorious roses. If you want to escape and recharge amid magnificent scenery in an atmospheric B&B with chic, rustic rooms please don’t hesitate. Book it!

Martin - Derby, UKMarch 2020

Great Walking – Perfect stay thank you. Great walking. We will be back.

Michael & Philippe from Leicestershire, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ BookMarch 2022

Beautiful, Friendly Hotel. Cosy and welcoming. We had a lovely stay.

Gillian and Andrew Taylor - Manchester, EnglandMarch 2020

Superb – Superb place in the middle of nature, at the same time close to the beach and a small village. Not too touristic, so not overcrowded. Great place for families with a lot of facilities for kids

Vddries - Booking.com ReviewSeptember 2022

Highly Recommended – A beautiful place and a very relaxing stay. Lovely room, excellent facilities, and very helpful staff. We were there in February when it was out of season, so some things weren’t operating, but I’m sure that later in the year it would be fabulous. 

Sue - UK, Reviewer on Booking.comFebruary 2020

Fantastic stay – Many thanks for looking after us so well. So peaceful here, excellent food (thanks for the vegetarian options!) and great walking. We hope to return.”

Maggie & Ian - Casa Fajara Visitors’ BookMarch 2022

Perfect ending – What a wonderful place to end our walking holiday. Everything was perfect – the welcome, the rooms, the food and the idyllic surroundings. Thank you to everyone who made this possible

Dee & John from Southampton, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewerMarch 2022

Shame to go home!  – It has been fantastic having the whole place to ourselves. What a location and so comfortable. Lovely pool and tennis court and we were well looked after. The seafood at O Sitio do Rio (restaurant in Carrapateira) was superb. Shame to go home.

Phil & Angela from Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewerMarch 2022

Cupid’s struck! – We have fallen in love with this place. Casa Fajara is idyllic. The warmth of the welcome and the friendliness of everyone is superb. Food fantastic. Our room was lovely and so tranquil. We could watch an eagle from our balcony – a short-toed eagle. Thank you so much.

Ian & Cheryl from Hereford, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors Book ReviewerMarch 2022

So peaceful! – Thank you so much it is so beautifully decorated, peaceful, and friendly. We have had great fun (trying) to play tennis and stroking the cat

The Barr-Baerselman family from Winchester, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ BookFebruary 2022

Amazing views! – Thank you. We have had a wonderful stay. The hotel and views are amazing.

Angela & Jeff from Dublin, Ireland - Casa Fajara Visitors’ BookJuly 2022

Beaches Nearby – Delightful location and well placed for the Atlantic coast beaches and walking trails. Lovely public areas and bedroom, superb food and incredibly helpful and friendly staff, not least securing a dentist appointment when I broke a tooth.

Brian H - UKMarch 2020

Everything Was Perfect!!! Had a great time. Thank you and see you soon.

Aleksandra S - February 2020

Wonderful! We enjoyed everything and will be back. Thank you.

Pete and Chris - Cheshire, EnglandFebruary 2020

So enjoyable – Lovely hotel and lovely staff. We really enjoyed our time here!”

McCracken from UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ Book ReviewApril 2022

Food is the highlight  – Casa Fajara is the best hotel we stayed in during our hotel-to-hotel walking holiday in the Algarve. The surroundings and the hotel itself are beautiful. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The highlight of this hotel must be the top class food – it is a pity we had to eat dinner in other local restaurants for two nights as the restaurant was closed. Overall I would seek out Casa Fajara again.”

Ula & Nisholan from London, UK - Casa Fajara Visitors’ BookMay 2022

Wonderful staff – What an absolutely fabulous place. Gorgeous scenery and wonderful staff. Would love to return when its warm enough to use the pool.

Wood & Weaver from UK - Casa Fajara Vistors’BookApril 2022

Kids Loved It – A magnificent spot in one of our favourite places. Best breakfast in any hotel we’ve been to! Kids loved it. Thank you.

Lewis family - Kew Gardens, LondonAugust 2019

Wonderful Attention To Detail. Great arrangements for our late arrival. Thank you.

Ceri - Bristol UKAugust 2019

Keep Coming Back! My fifth stay here at Casa Fajara and it gets better every time! Thank you all.

Tim - Wandsworth, LondonAugust 2019

Beautiful Setting – We loved our stay here and wish we were staying longer. Great staff and beautiful setting. Ideal for surfing and countryside walks. Gorgeous seafood. We hope to return soon!

Nyunt family - Manchester, EnglandJuly 2019

Wonderful Host. Attentive staff, in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed our stay here so much and will be recommending to everyone!! Thank you for a lovely time.

Susan and Dave Tripp - CanadaJune 2019

The Most Beautiful Place In Portugal.

Angela - Berlin, GermanyAugust 2019

So Peaceful – What a lovely week we have had here. So peaceful, accompanied by the sound of cow bells and the sea. Fantastic breakfast and attention to detail in the rooms and hotel. Staff so friendly and helpful.

The O’Brien family - EnglandJuly 2019

Friendly Staff – Definitely the nicest place we have stayed in Portugal! Quiet, relaxed with very friendly staff.

Jess Tasmania, Australia

Sad To Leave – Loved the style and decor. Perfect setting. Sad to leave. Thank you.

Paul and Barry - Maine, USAJune 2019

Fabulous Stay – beautiful setting and facilities. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Staff lovely and helpful. Dinner and breakfast. Highly recommended.

Johnny & Grace - IrelandJune 2019

Beautiful – Bellissima struttura, elegante, tranquilla, moderna ma tradizionale. Campo da tennis, piscina ottima, sala per yoga. Nelle vicinanze spiagge bellissime e ottimi ristorantini.

Translation: Beautiful structure, elegant, quiet, modern but traditional. Tennis court, great pool, yoga room. Nearby beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants.

D - Italy, Reviewer on Booking.comAugust 2019

Feels Homely – Da tranquilidade e da sensação de nos sentirmos em casa.

Translation: The tranquillity and the feeling of feeling at home.

Mariana - Portugal, Reviewer on Booking.comAugust 2019

Beautiful Area – A beautiful place that feels and looks like a haven, very nice staff, and friendly owner.
great and quiet location. we were after a long walk and this is the best place to crash
wonderful and beautiful area to experience and explore

Atcha B - Germany, Reviewer on TripadvisorJune 2019

A Wonderful Experience – We stayed at Casa Fajara for four nights while walking part of the Rota Vicentina. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast selection was second to none. We had dinner one evening which was delicious and excellent value for money. Overall, a great hotel experience in a wonderful location close to the beautiful beaches this area has to offer.

Fiona M - UK, Reviewer on TripadvisorMarch 2019

Soothed To Sleep – Excellent location, clean facility with lots of local detail, great staff, and breakfast. Beds could be a little softer but after hiking the area and trying the local wine, sleeping was not a problem.

Mark M - Reviewer on TripadvisorFebruary 2019

Escape The Madness – What a find. I almost don’t want to tell anyone about it. This is the sort of place the rich and famous would love to escape to but it’s affordable for all. It has just 12 bedrooms, all unique and different with a rustic charm. Large lounge, lovely dining area, pool, yoga room, massage rooms, tennis court, games, table tennis and more. But it’s the ravishing location that truly provides the X-factor. I can’t describe how peaceful it is. It’s like escaping to the Garden of Eden.  Love it.

Ramsfan33 - UK, Reviewer on Tripadvisor January 2019

Genuine Warmth – Magnificent as always. Our little piece of paradise to escape the madness of UK life. Wonderful hotel in a glorious location. A place filled with genuine warmth in an extraordinarily beautiful setting.

Jill, Martin and Matt - Staffordshire, UKJanuary 2019

First Class – We have had the most wonderful relaxing stay. The hospitality and quality at the accommodation has been first class. Thank you so much.

Kim and John - Bedfordshire, UKFebruary 2019

Beautiful hotel surrounded by great walks in rural countryside, yet only a short walk from the village  and beach. Great hospitality, lovely rooms and amazing weather. Thank you!

Sheila and David - Kent, UKFebruary 2019

***** 5 Star Hotel!  I love the rustic look and the feeling of the rooms and the pool is also very refreshing after a hot day in Carrapateira.

Oscar - age 92019

We’ll Be Back – It was a pleasure. Thank you. See you again.

Hendrik and Debbie - Hannover, GermanyAugust 2019

Heaven – The best hotel we’ve ever stayed in with InnTravel (after 6 trips). Fantastic location, so peaceful and tranquil. We have had dinner here for three nights. Absolutely amazing. Delicious and wonderful food. A little piece of heaven.

Pauline and Kevin - Cumbria, UKSeptember 2019

Nice Staff – Thank you very much Lara for your hospitality. We had lovely days with all of you. The dinners were absolutely delicious. Nice and helpful staff.

Hochsteller - GermanySeptember 2019

What A  Nice Place. We regret not staying longer. We enjoyed the dinners.

Barbel and Hartmut - GermanySeptember 2019

Tranquillity – Lo cierto q todo, el personal, el desayuno estupendo, y la habitación. Es un sitio donde se respira tranquilidad y es precioso.

Translation: The truth is that everything, the staff, the great breakfast, and the room. It is a place where you can breathe tranquillity and it is beautiful.

Estafania - Spain, Reviewer on Booking.comSeptember 2019

Lovely Stay – Wonderful food and friendly staff. Peaceful location with beautiful views!

Jane and Jemon - Nottingham, UKSeptember 2019

Beautiful Surroundings – I had a great time in the charming Casa Fajara and enjoyed very much a beautiful surrounding. Cannot wait to come back again. Many thanks

Aleksandra – Warsaw, PolandMarch 2018

Wonderful – What a wonderful place! Thank you

Sue & Roger - Hereford, UKMarch 2018

Picturesque Location – The staff provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Delicious food and picturesque location. Thank you

Nick & Olwen – Chelmsford, UKMarch 2018

Home Comforts – After 3 days we felt as comfortable here as in our own home – Many thanks for spoiling us

Jeanette - Bristol, UKMarch 2018

Delicious Meals – Magnificent setting and charming hotel with such warm hospitality. Thank you for a wonderful stay and such delicious meals!

Valda & Percy – Toronto, CanadaMarch 2018

Charming Hotel – we enjoyed very much.

Sabine and Frank – BerlinMarch 2018