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Located in Tavira historic center, next to the Roman Bridge, Formosa Guest House offers bright private rooms. It has free WiFi access in the most central square of Tavira.

Each room combines modern and antique furniture, and some rooms offer balconies overlooking the Gilão River. Some rooms have a private bathroom inside the room and others have a private bathroom outside the room and even have rooms with a shared bathroom. The rooms are cleaned daily.

There are two fully equipped kitchens per floor for guests to use, and Formosa's central location puts guests next to restaurants, cafés and bars. Breakfast service is available and served at a nearby café.

Tavira Castle walls are a 3-minute walk from the guest house and offers beautiful views over the city. Inside the walls, guests can gaze at the delicate garden.

Tavira Gran Plaza shopping centre is within 15 minutes’ walking, while the ferry to Tavira Island is a 5-minute drive from the Formosa Guest House. Explore the natural surroundings and find Pego do Inferno waterfall, set amidst a luxurious vegetation.

Tavira Bus Station is 3 minutes’ walking from Formosa Guest House, and the Train Station is less than 10 minutes’ walking. Faro International Airport is 24.9 miles from Formosa Guest House.

This is our guests' favourite part of Tavira, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Formosa Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 24 Apr 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Tavira, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8

Breakfast info

Continental


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  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Praia dos Tesos

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Terra Estreita Beach

    Terra Estreita Beach

    9.0 Superb beach
    1.8 miles from property
  • Praia da Ilha de Tavira

    9.0 Superb beach
    1.9 miles from property

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Host Information

Company review score: 9.2Based on 1,684 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Hi, my name is Paula. I’m a science teacher. I am renting out one room in a beautiful and quiet house in the center of Tavira with a beautiful view of the river and the city. Please feel free to contact me, I am happy to answer any questions you may

Property information

Formosa is a quiet house in the center of Tavira with a beautiful view of the river and the city

Languages spoken

English,Spanish,Portuguese
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Roman Bridge of Tavira
    0.1 miles
  • Church of Saint Mary of the Castle
    0.2 miles
  • Castle of Tavira
    0.2 miles
  • Tavira Gran Plaza Shopping Centre
    0.8 miles
  • Terra Estreita Beach
    2 miles
  • Tavira Island Surf Spot
    2 miles
  • Barril Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Benamor Golf Course
    2.9 miles
  • Island of Tavira
    3.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Veneza
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Tavira Romana
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Balsa Lusitânia
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Cabanas Beach
    3.3 miles
  • Cacela Velha Beach
    6.2 miles
  • Monte Rei Golf Course
    8 miles
  • Alagoa Beach
    8.9 miles
  • Cabeço Beach
    10.4 miles
  • Monte Gordo Beach
    11.6 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Gilão
    0 miles
  • River Séqua
    0 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Praia dos Tesos
    1.3 miles
  • Terra Estreita Beach
    1.8 miles
  • Praia da Ilha de Tavira
    1.9 miles
  • Cabanas Beach
    1.9 miles
  • Barril Beach
    2.3 miles
Public transport
  • Train Tavira Train Station
    0.5 miles
Closest airports
  • Faro Airport
    19 miles
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Facilities of Formosa Guest House
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Beach
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transport
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Wellness facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
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House rules Formosa Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

16:00 - 19:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
€ 10 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
€ 15 per child, per night
4 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 15 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 25 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Formosa Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 09:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that this guest house is located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a building with no lift. Please note that breakfast is served in a café located at a short walk from the property.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Formosa Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

License number: 11951/AL

FAQs about Formosa Guest House

  • The prices at Formosa Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Formosa Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Single
    • Suite

  • Formosa Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Beach

  • Guests staying at Formosa Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Check-in at Formosa Guest House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Formosa Guest House is 50 yards from the centre of Tavira.