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“Quiet hideaway in centre of the old town”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Silves, Faro District, Algarve

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Robin S
UK
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3 reviews
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“Quiet hideaway in centre of the old town”
Reviewed 12 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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A really well prepared and well appointed cottage in a superb location close to the historic centre of Silves. The cottage lies on the road leading to the ancient cathedral and imposing castle. The owners live close to the cottage and were very welcoming and friendly. There was even a comprehensive pack of groceries to make us feel at home. Although the cottage is central there are no problems with parking or with noise. Luckily the cathedral bells are silenced overnight so a good night's sleep is assured.
Although the kitchen is fully equipped there is no need to eat in every night because there are several restaurants and cafes nearby and some have good live music on certain nights. We also found that Silves is a good base for further exploration. There are some wonderful clifftop walks along the stunning coastline only 20 minutes away by car, some good hiking trails inland and Faro is not far away. The proprietor at the nearby Cafe da Se (Mike) has a wealth of local knowledge and was a good source of ideas for trips.
All in all this cottage ticks all the boxes.

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Liked best: Central location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kassel, Germany
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Ole H
Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Liked best: kein Autoverkehr in der Strasse
Liked least: kein W-Lan im Haus selbst
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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