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Cabanas Park Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

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Our appartment was clean and had everything that was advertized. Breakfast is simple but good (bacon and coffee could be better). We had dinner only once and that was OK, but not great. the pool is nice and clean, with lots of chairs. You can walk to the small jetty where the boats leave for the beach. Directly across the street there starts a little trail for hiking that takes you to the salinas between Tavira and Cabanas. You can rent bicycles, kayaks etc. All in all, it was good value for money, We really enjoyed the sunny terrace for breakfast in October....

Return visit no4 to Cabanas park, room207 2nd floor river side. arrived before 4pm check in, reception held luggage while we wandered down to village 10 mins walk for supplies and refreshments. Actually allocated same room as previous visit so quite happy.,spacious balcony was ideal for afternoon Sun and bird watching on saltpans, herons, cranes and flamingos. Plenty of utensils, microwave and 2 ring hob.manageable, odd one plug for kettle or toaster rhs of hob, so lead would stretch over rings in use. Used one on floor for toaster.everthing was spotless on arrival.reception helpful sorting out wifi. Have to log in to use every time. No problems had very relaxing week. Not hotels fault but we did find constant barking of dogs especially at night (why are there always barking dogs in portugal) also had a cockerel for good measure, used air com to drown out noise. Beds very hard as most have mentioned. Might be quieter poolside.made some interesting walks to tavira and Santa Luzia. Train for longer journeys station 30mins.,local bus to Tavira.worth a visit.think we now have thoroughly explored this area, but still found it refreshingly unspoilt and people so lovely and friendly. Did get few mosquito bites maybe time of year or river. Highlight was on last day fly past of flamingos my favourite birds, same thing happened in Olhao in April. Wonderful sight.

Our second visit to this hotel - we went in July 2016 and then just last week (October 2017) and we are so glad we went back! The location is stunning on the edge of the nature reserve and about 5 minutes walk from the pretty resort of Cabanas where there are amazing restaurants. The beach which is about a 10 minute walk & short boat ride across the estuary is fabulous - miles & miles of golden sand. The rooms in the hotel are relatively basic but still have everything you need and are spotlessly clean and there is maid service almost everyday. You can be self-catering, B&B or half-board - all the food is freshly cooked/prepared with a fantastic choice and delicious. The staff are really friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them. The pool is gorgeous and there are always plenty of sun loungers and parasols for shade available. There’s a small gym next to the pool and in high season there is a beauty therapist available - last year I had a full body massage and it was incredible! There’s also a small kids club in high season and some play equipment (including a bouncy castle) and 2 large lawns with smal football nets on one and a volley ball net on the other. The resort is quiet, peaceful, away from any noise or crowds. I would absolutely recommend Cabanas Park, we loved it both times & I would definitely go back!!

Excellent apart hotel situated in Eastern Algarve near a fishing village of Cabanas Nr Tavira Friendly staff good food and many facilities to suit most people This is one of many repeat visits and every visit has been as good as the first. Months of July Aug can be very busy and very hot too and not uncommon to having to queue up outside many restaurants dotted around

We visited Tavira some years ago, initially attracted after a 1/2 day trip from further west on the Algarve coast. The attraction to return to this hotel is its lack of formality - no rules about long trousers for dinner etc.- and its activity programme. The building has 3 floors [including ground] plus a basement car park - to keep cars out of the hot sun. It also has ample car parking at the front of the building and near the restaurant. There are 3 x lifts situated at intervals along the full length of the ground floor, so there is easy access to all floors for those with a mobility issues or families with pushchairs. The building is secure with access to the main building and the pool and gardens with your room key card or through main Reception. All rooms have at least one balcony but mostly have two [some have 3], 1x leading out from the bedroom, 1x from the lounge. Odd numbered rooms face the estuary. Most of these rooms have great views of the estuary and are great for bird watching. The river is tidal and the changes to the water levels are fascinating - usually mudflats in the mornings [watching the clam diggers about their work] to flooded river banks by lunchtime. Also you can watch the water birds swooping down over the river. Look out for herons and scores of flamingos. Room furnishings are a little tired and dated, but the rooms were clean and fresh. [I heard the hotel has plans to refurbish soon so it may be off limits for some of 2018]. All rooms have at least 1x twin/double bedroom, a bathroom and a living/dining/kitchen, with 2 x extra beds in the sofa. We found the beds overly firm and the pillows lumpy, but that could be our preference.The kitchen is well equipped with crockery and utensils - kettle, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, 2 x ring hob and full sized fridge. There are also plenty of cups, bowls, plates, knives, forks, pans etc . All this is provided whether you are full or half board or B&B and self catering. The Restaurant is neat, with additional tables outside overlooking the estuary, the hotel gardens and the pool. The food is good and set out buffet style for breakfasts and evening meals. There is always a good selection and choice. Evening meals: soup and/or salads; main course meat and/or fish with various vegetables, pasta and potatoes, and a good choice of sweet options including fruit and pastries. Breakfasts: Pastries and breads; sliced meats and cheeses; jams, honey and chocolate/nut spread; yogurts; cereals; teas coffees and various juices. All residents can eat in the restaurant, for lunch or dinner, on whatever board. Eg. An evening meal costs around E14 per head for the 3 course buffet, half price for children. Bikes can be hired from the hotel at reasonable rates, [road and mountain] around E5 per day. The hotel also offers FREE activities, which are escorted by an instructor [Rustam] eg. sea kayaking, biking, sightseeing trips and guided walks around the area. Trips that involve transport may incur a small cost to cover fuel. There is a good swimming pool area [shaped like a foot print] the pool is the sole and the Jacuzzi and children's shallow play pools look like the toes. Beach towels can be hired from the hotel for a non refundable payment of E7.50 per week. If you forget them [or anything else for that matter] try the Chinese shop in Cabanas, we bought towels there for only E8.50ea. The beach is a short walk and boat ride away from the hotel, The hotel provides a boat to get you there at no extra cost - just show the ticket provided by the hotel. Boats run on demand, except for during lunch time. Stay as long as you wish. The beach is well worth a visit, not just to sit on. As it is a sand bank island, the active visitor can enjoy walking its full length. Well worth the effort - about 10km Room Tip: Odd numbered rooms face the estuary - great for views over the salt flats, the sunsets and bird watching.

Just returned from spending a week here with my sister.It was perfect for what we wanted, lots of interesting walks, fresh air, great fish and some gorgeous wine.A special mention to the staff on reception here, they are the friendliest most helpful staff we have ever come across in any hotel in Portugal,I was at this hotel many years ago with my partner and i don`t think its had much upgrading since then, which is a shame because it is in a beautiful setting. Love that you get a free boat across the river to the beach, which is amazing! It is a nice quiet pleasant walk into village for restaurants,and bars which takes about 10 minutes.Try some restaurants up the back streets as they tend to cook the best fish and is much cheaper than on the front.Some nice jazz musicians along the street some evenings.We found this part of the Algarve very friendly and laid back, more suitable to families or couples or if your a more mature person.Some fantastic walks from here along the various bike trails, which sometimes lead into wetlands and salt flats as well as through orange groves.We found it such a lovely interesting walk into Tavira Town too. Great clean pools and very friendly restaurant staff, but choices were a bit sparse so we only ate here the once.

Not a 4 star as advertised as apartment not very comfortable. Luckily we booked half board as kitchen not great - 2 rings and microwave. Asked for a teapot but couldn't give me one! Only one comfy chair. Situated about a 15 minute walk to nearest supermarket. Not all bad though. Food in restaurant was very good, not a lot of choice but everything we had was excellent. Good pool and plenty of sunbeds. Used the buses to visit Tavira which is lovely - go on the river ferry to the beach only 2 euros there and back. Train station about a 35 minute walk from hotel. Visited Faro and Villa Real de San Ontonio which is on the border with Spain. Ferries every half hour to Spain only takes 10 minutes. All in all a lovely part of the Algarve.

The hotel is nice small hotel fairly close to the beach (reached by boat-nice idea), the reception is small but has great friendly staff. The restaurant does a daily buffet which was good value for money, the pool area is well laid out with plenty of sunbeds. Our room,127, was ground floor opposite the restaurant and over the entrance to the underground car park, this meant that in the morning you would have numerous delivery vehicles with their refrigerator units running outside your room, then at breakfast and dinner times the extractor fan in the restaurant would wind itself up. The room itself was well sized, the bedroom was a good size with a very big ( HARD) bed, the living room was well sized with a partial kitchen, both rooms had access to the balcony, but, the bathroom....the bath had black mould around the edge next to the walls, this had been covered with white sealant but was still apparent, the shower curtain had black mould on it, the recessed ledge between the bath and sink was the worse with thick black mould (this is only visible if you see it from the bath), the bath plug doesn't have a chain so you have to try to get fingernails, or a knife , under it to empty the bath.

Arrived Monday, not sure when we will be home thanks to monarch, but not too worried at the moment. Completely chilled out, this is our first visit to portugal, travira and we love it. Hotel is so peaceful located overlooking estuary, all you can hear is the birds. The staff are friendly, the food perfect, not a lot of choice but ample and so fresh. Within easy reach of loverly walks, fishing boats and local tavernas which are so reasonable. Other shops include boutiques, bargain clothes and a Spar Shop for anything you may have forgotten or need. There are three pools including kiddies and a bouncy castle which our granddaughter had sole use of placed on the grassland a few metres from poolside. Bycycles available for the more atheletic and the hotel provide free passage via boat to the beach. They also include free, air con which we have used even though it's October. Temperature yesterday was high twenties at least. All in all a place to visit again if you enjoy restful, relaxing holidays.

Great location very peaceful .Rooms a good size clean and well equip.Nice sized swimming pool with plenty sunbeds.God quality food from restaurant with very friendly staff.A great place to stay for a quit relaxing holiday.

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

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