Casa das Oliveiras | Bed & Breakfast in Algarve | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Casa das Oliveiras - Bed & Breakfast in Algarve

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Montes da Vala, 8300-044 Silves, Algarve
Southern Portugal, Portugal

Bill & Isa Reed

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+351 282 342115(landline)

Fuss-free, relaxing B&B close to quiet beaches, coastal walks and cycling. There’s a pool and garden to enjoy; come and go as you please

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Off the beaten track, surrounded by fruit and olive trees, is this good old-fashioned B&B. It's a very friendly, very relaxing place to stay, and an affordable place from which to explore this pretty part of Portugal. You have quiet beaches 15 minutes away, and walking and cycling along the coast (and in the hills around Monchique). And Silves, with castle and cathedral, has a great choice of restaurants. Well-travelled Bill and Isa met in Angola and are charming hosts; Bill is a mine of information on local places of interest. Their modern home is spotless and traditionally furnished without fuss or frills, while spacious, comfortable bedrooms – wooden furniture, tiled floors, colourful rugs – open to the garden or the lovely big pool; one gets its own terrace. Guests come and go as they please: there are shady spots around the grounds and, for chillier days, a wood-burning stove in the sitting room. There's also a kitchen corner so you can rustle up a simple meal: excellent for families. The main road is in sight but all you hear is the rustling of the trees. Great for exploring, and brilliant value.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Bill & Isa Reed:

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Bill & Isa Reed:

  • Silves, the old Moorish capital, is a short drive away, or arrive by boat up the river. Climb up cobbled lanes to the imposing castle and cathedral, immerse yourself in the local produce market and enjoy numerous cultural activities all year round.
  • We think our nearest coastline is the best in the Algarve. Walk along the clifftops and enjoy the spectacular scenery – or just lounge on the sandy beaches below. Take a boat trip to view the whole panorama from the sea, and visit a cave or two as well.
  • Dine very well and very reasonably in local eateries: spicy chicken piri-piri, Portuguese tapas, our local speciality the "cataplana"; eat to live music on the castle steps or in a lovely country restaurant, which serves its own delicious house wines…
  • Cultural activities abound all year round … excellent orchestras, jazz and classical, dance, art, festivals of every description, fado. Something for everyone, and we can tell you where to go. And we haven't mentioned the vineyards yet …
  • Much of the Algarve is best experienced out of season, when it's greener and cooler: wild flowers in spring, a beautiful golf course on our doorstep, lots to interest birdwatchers (even at our house), and great walking and cycling all over the Algarve.
  • Everything is just a day trip away. Head west to the wildness of the Atlantic coast with its surfing; go north into the Monchique hills for forests, walks, views and a spa; and to the east, discover Loulé's excellent market, Tavira and the Spanish border.
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Guest feedback
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"Just as the Sawday review says. Very clean,very welcoming hosts with suggestions of beaches to visit,restaurants to try and a very handy homemade map to find the local roads. Situated in the countryside ,Silves a 10 minute drive. Local small beaches 15 minutes drive in quiet back roads. A wonderful relaxing break in real Portugal . We will be returning! Thank you Bill and Isa for making us so welcome. "

Caroline - York , United Kingdom

junio 2017
"Bill and Isa were friendly, attentive and helpful hosts. Their casa was an oasis of calm in a location that was still busy at the end of September. The room was spacious, very clean and tastefully decorated. The other guests were polite and respectful of the property. This was a great place to unwind at a very reasonable price. We'll be back and we will let friends know about La Casa das Oliveiras too. "

Nick - Horley, United Kingdom

septiembre 2016
"Wow. Lovely place - perfectly located for Silves/Lagoa/Feragudo/Portimao etc. It seems everywhere is just 20 mins away. Our hosts were an interesting, warm intelligent couple who freely gave great advice about restaurants, beaches etc. The rooms are spotless, the pool is idyllic. Shhh keep this place secret, it's great."
julio 2014
"A truly wonderful find. It was a perfect choice for a relaxing week away with our one year old son. Bill and Isa are wonderful hosts, giving you as much help and information as you need. A cot and highchair were provided and our son was made to feel just as welcome as we were. I would highly recommend staying here for a quiet break away from it all."
octubre 2010
"My mother and I had a lovely time at Casa das Oliveiras. It's serene, picturesque and relaxing, all you could want from a special place to stay"
agosto 2010

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  • 2 Doubles
  • , 3 Twins
Precio:(i) 35 a70 por noche

Singles €25-€55. Extra bed/sofabed available €12-€20 per person per night.

Información de las reservas:

Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season.


Restaurants 4-6km.




Montes da Vala, 8300-044 Silves, Algarve

B&B 2 Double rooms
Precio: (i) 35 a 70 por noche
B&B 3 Twin rooms
Precio: (i) 50 a 70 por noche

Bill & Isa Reed

Visit website

+351 282 342115(landline)