Pedras da Rainha3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed in Pedras da Rainha and really enjoyed our time there. The accommodation is divided into small blocks, and is generously furnished and fitted out with all requirements necessary for a pleasant vacation.The grounds are beautifully manicured and are an array of colour with Bougainville , geraniums and many other very colourful flowers. There is a lovely pool and sunbathing area that never gets uncomfortably crowded. Also there is a nice restaurant and convenience store on the grounds. The Pedras is nicely situated in the lovely village of Cabanas , which has many great restaurants and bars. The beach is assesslble by boat, and is one of the best beaches in the whole of Portugal.
I stayed for 5 days in late April at a favourable price, only booking the day before arrival. The studio was curiously arranged with 3 single beds (only 2 pillows!) along walls and no comfortable seating. There were 2 dining chairs and 2 on the spacious patio along with a small table both inside and out. The kitchenette featured a combi oven/grill/microwave, toaster, kettle and a 4 ring halogen hob. Unfortunately, this left a very small working area next to the cooker - around 30 cm x 45 cm. The electric kettle proved to be dangerous, with steam being ejected around the on/off switch on the handle when boiling! I scolded my hand when I picked it up when boiling but mercifully didn't drop the device. The bathroom wasn't entirely clean on arrival but it took minimal effort to remedy that - surprising as the rest of the apartment was spotless so I'd be prepared to accept that as an oversight or off-day. The TV was a tiny CRT model and the satallite receiver had a wide range of German and Austrian channels with a more limited selection in English, French and other European languages - mostly news channels with the rather odd exception of the god channel! The studio wasn't at all attractive but was certainly adequate as somewhere to sleep. WiFi was only available in close proximity to the bar or reception but at least was fast and reliable when I used it. The restaurant was closed when I was there. The on site supermarket has a good range of products at reasonable prices, including good fresh bread. It's significantly cheaper than the nearby Spar supermarket (e.g. can of standard pepsi was 54 cents rather than 67). I didn't use the pool but it seemed clean and was a decent size. All staff were friendly and helpful. The bar was reasonable with coffee at 1.15, Maciera brandy 3.75, various other spirits at 4.50 and some moderately over-priced snacks. The location is good, with decent parking availability near the accommodation units. The sea front with its restaurants, bars and shops is a 5 minute walk away. Residents are given an ID card entitling the use of the boat to the nearby island for its beach as well as free use of the train from near its sister property, Pedras del Rei (a few kilometers to the West) to Barril beach. Guests can also use the pool at that other property. It's generally very peaceful in the majority of the resort away from the main road. Overall the property does have much to commend it if on a budget but there are more attractive options nearby.
We spent a week here at the beginning of April, so it was relatively quiet. The holiday complex seemed well maintained. There is a supermarket on the site (not open at the time), and one close by. It is about a 5 minute walk to the promenade. Staff were friendly and helpful on the whole. If you don't have transport, there is a bus service from the hotel to Tavira, and the rail station about 800m away, We used both, and they are low cost, particularly the rail fare, less than 15 euros return to Faro. The apartment we had was on the first floor, up very steep steps, with no handrail, so not recommended for those with mobility problems. Cooking facilities were at best adequate, 2 old fashioned hobs, a microwave but no oven. The TV was out of the arc, with just BBC and Sky world news in English, so nothing worth watching. No WiFi in the apartment, you had to go to reception. Having said all that, we had a very pleasant break, it was good value despite the shortcomings mentioned. This was our first trip to Portugal, and for those on a budget, worthy of consideration.
This was my 3rd visit to Pedras da Rainha in the last 3 years. We got villa 26A for the 2nd year running and the place needs some refurbishment. The outdoor area is great and the kids loved it. They were replanting and improving the garden area. Opposite there were works going on that were a little noisy. I know they have works to do but could be postponed during the Easter break. TV was 99% German and could not retune to British channels. Wifi is available only to the select few. Enquired on getting a router but was dismissed rather rudely. In today's age of technology it would be advisable to have routers for ALL the properties and not limit it to who arrives first. The place is generally peaceful and relaxing (until the Spanish arrive!). I will be venturing elsewhere for next years Portugal visit.
This is one of the most peaceful place i have visited in the world. 5 min walk to an amazing beach, family friendly and quiet. We have visited 3 times over last couple of years and have recommended to friends/family who have all been and had similar peaceful experiences. Definitely return again and again and again
We stayed in Pedras this winter - loved the house (2 bedrooms, housenr. 73 I think). But, the restaurant wasn't serving any good food, the bar was not very nice. Friendly staff. We did not manage to rent bikes to enjoy the Ecovia because the bikerental was closed too.
we decided to stay over for xmas eve, we had a studio apartment which was clean and adequate for our needs. There is the usual oven/microwave fridge ironing board (no iron) large bathroom tv with various channels and extra blankets if required.
Stayed in bungalow apartment lovely view of gardens nice and quiet very rustic and true Portugal the village of cabanas with its free boat to beach was fabulous. Very quant and very Portuguese feel to restaurants and Tavira city wonderful if you like slow pace with traditional Portuguese feel this is for you and the beaches are superb
Our one bedroomed apartment seemed very traditional and quite dated. However it was clean and comfortable. We had a ground floor apartment a stones throw away from the pool with a nice patio to sit out on. Pool very nice and grounds kept well. Two supermarkets near by and just a five minute walk to the water front with all the cafes restaurants and bars. The hotel had a little train that takes you free of charge to where the boat goes over to the lovely beach. The boat is also free to hotel residents. Cabanas is a lovely town with some excellent restaurants. Our particular favourite was the Jolly Sailor don't be put off by the name. It's situated in the hotel just over the road from Pedras da Rainha. However all the restaurants we visited were great.
Was a bit skeptical about going to these apartments after reading some of the reviews but we honestly had a great time. My husband and I booked a studio and were very pleasantly surprised we had a very comfortable double bed. The studios are cleaned every day except Sunday by the lovely cleaners, towels were changed every few days and the bedding was also changed. We had room 67 which was very closed to the bottom of the complex and therefore only a five minute walk at the most to the small village of Cabanas. We didn't get the sun on our terrace in the afternoon but because it was so hot during the day this was a welcome relief. Pool was very clean and we only ate in the restaurant during lunch time which was great. All in all we had a great holiday and would definitely go back and stay in these apartments.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Conceicao e Cabanas de Tavira within a short walk of Cabanas Beach, Pedras da Rainha is within a mile (2 km) of Benamor Golf. This 3-star resort welcomes guests with 140 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a free children's club. On the boardwalk, it's also near Roman Bridge and Tavira Castle.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with English breakfast, available for a fee.
The 140 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Limited housekeeping is available.
At Pedras da Rainha, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 50 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly resort include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a free kid's club.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 237 reviews