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Casa Rosada - Bed & Breakfast in Algarve

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Rua Dr. Silvestre Falcao 6, 8, 10, 8950-128 Castro Marim, Algarve
Southern Portugal, Portugal

Andrew Roberts Visit website
+351 281 544215 (landline)

Rupert rustles up geranium-infused panna cotta and olive-oil cake that taste like sunshine; bedrooms are light, breezy and utterly elegant

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Staying here is like staying with friends... who just happen to run one of Europe's most exquisite B&Bs. This traditional mansion, flecked with dazzling modernity, sitting beneath the walls of a 13th-century fort, is a place to feel stylishly at home. Andrew used to be picture editor for Marie-Claire, hence the chandelier that drips glass grapes above bohemian armchairs, or the hall table seemingly plucked from a Restoration play. Meanwhile, in a bucolic kitchen, Rupert rustles up geranium-infused panna cotta and olive-oil cake that taste like sunshine on the tongue, and are best enjoyed in the fabulous garden amid the luxuriant fronds and honeysuckle archways. The upstairs bedrooms are sea-light and breezy, one boasting a four-poster tapering to bud-like points, the other spreading around a pampering bed, whose elegant bedspread slips silkily over warm limbs. The cool downstairs double is served by its own outside entrance and all have warmly tiled bathrooms with thoughtful glass trolleys for busy wash bags. Throw open shutters and let in sun and birdsong, idle chatter and the clatter of lunchtime dominoes.


Features
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Andrew Roberts:

Local points of interest from
Andrew Roberts:

  • Every year at the end of August Castro Marim hosts a 4 day medieval festival.Dias Medievais is a celebration of our medieval past, with music, food, street performance,markets and fireworks.Watch the opening procession from the balcony at Casa Rosada.
  • Situated in a nature reserve - great for walking and bird watching.
  • Situated between the coast and the hills - ideal for exploring the beautiful countryside or the spectacular beaches.
  • On the border with Spain so Andalucia is on your doorstep as well as the east Algarve.
  • Ask about our Cookery Workshops.
  • Great restaurants both locally and in the historic town of Tavira a short drive away -everything from traditional to fine dining.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Casa Rosada is 100% deserving of its inclusion in Alastair Sawdays 'Special Places to Stay'. It really is "special" with spacious elegant bedrooms that are spotlessly clean. Every comfort is provided for and the fine bed linen and luxurious towels will be much appreciated by discerning guests. Andrew and Rupert make every effort to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The breakfasts are delightful, especially when taken outside in the sheltered courtyard. Fine linen napkins and table coverings add to the ambiance while enjoying fresh juice from the garden oranges, homemade yogurt and jams."
May 2015
"Casa Rosada is 100% deserving of its inclusion in Alistair Sawdays 'Special Places to Stay". It really is "special" with spacious elegant bedrooms that are spotlessly clean. Every comfort is provided for and the fine bed linen and luxurious towels will be much appreciated by discerning guests. Andrew and Rupert make every effort to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The breakfasts are delightful, especially when taken outside in the sheltered courtyard. Fine linen napkins and table coverings add to ambiance while enjoying fresh juice from the garden oranges, home made yoghurt and jams."
May 2015
"So fabulous is this place I went twice last year. The welcoming charm of hosts, Rupert & Andrew, the comfort and unique style of each of the beautifully appointed rooms and the peaceful haven of a garden so caringly tended by Andrew just draw you back. I can't think of anywhere as relaxing and chilled as Casa Rosada. And a bonus — Rupert, arguably the best cook in the region, serves luscious breakfast in the sun-kissed garden surrounded by sweet scented lavender and oleander. Dinner on request served in garden by glow of candlelight - you can't wish for a better treat. Can't wait to return!!!"
October 2014
"The old saying - never go back to spoil a memory - is comprehensively kicked into touch on a return visit to Casa Rosada. What's not to like about hosts with an attention to detail in making their guests visits truely memorable, superb breakfasts & fabulous evening meals ? Congratulations Andrew & Rupert ! "
November 2012
"We have just spent a week with Andrew and Rupert and like all the other visitors We loved our stay with them. We did not hire a car and so relied on trains and taxis. They were so helpful and gave us so much information especially re restaurants that we would never have found without their knowledge of the area. We did of course sample Rupert's superb cooking and also had a meal with our hosts which was great fun. Their attention to detail when it came to service was faultless. Breakfasts in their absolutely gorgeous garden was such a treat for us as we have no garden in London. Thank you both for a lovely week."
March 2012
"Just returned (sadly) from our second visit to Casa Rosada having taken some friends with us to experience the faultless warm hospitality, tremendous food and delightful house - not to be missed! Always so much more to do that will be remembered for next time. Thanks so much Andrew and Rupert."
March 2012
"Our third visit, unfortunately for only one evening, but at least we were to sample dinner (always a real highlight here). We can't imagine why anyone would want to stay elsewhere when visiting this part of the world."
October 2011
"With spacious rooms and bathrooms that are spotlessly clean, Casa Rosada nestles at the foot of the medieval castle of Castro Marim. Andrew and Rupert are charming hosts and bring to life the past history of the house and of the village itself. The garden is a delight of hidden quiet corners shaded by palm and citrus trees. We enjoyed exploring both sides of the border and nearby Algarve beaches. It was a thoroughly enjoyable stay."
August 2010
"We had the perfect stay at the Casa Rosada and I would highly recommend it to anybody wanting a relaxing break with great food, an idyllic setting and excellent service. Andrew and Rupert are great hosts and helped us with so many things such as booking taxis, lending us books and maps and recommending restaurants (believe what they say because they know good food!). We stayed in room 3 (downstairs) which was ideal for us; it was clean, cool and tastefully decorated, plus the private bathroom is lovely and spacious with a luxurious power shower. The breakfast was quite simply a highlight of every day, it was delicious! Sitting in the beautiful garden in the morning sunshine, eating fresh fruit, yoghurt and home made cakes and marmalades ensured that every day got off to the perfect start. We had one evening meal at Casa Rosada which matched the standards of breakfast and is extremely good value for money. Overall, I couldn't possibly fault Casa Rosada and would like to thank Andrew and Rupert for being such lovely hosts. I definitely hope to return."
August 2010

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 3 Doubles
Price:(i) 95 to130 per night

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.

Meals:(i)

Dinner, 3 courses, €30. Wine €8-€25. Restaurants 4km.

Closed:

Rarely.

Address:

Rua Dr. Silvestre Falcao 6, 8, 10, 8950-128 Castro Marim, Algarve


Accommodation:(i)
B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 95 to 130 per night
Andrew Roberts Visit website
+351 281 544215 (landline)