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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 center 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 amid 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 25 mi from Formosa Guest House.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Formosa Guest House has been welcoming guests since Apr 24, 2014

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Located in the top-rated area in Tavira, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

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Family Suite with River View and external private bathroom
  • 3 twin beds
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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About Formosa Guest House

Welcoming guests since Apr 24, 2014

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  • Is external bathroom a shared bathroom. Not sure what external means??

    Good afternoon, private bathroom outside, that means the bathroom is private but it is not inside the room however it is only for the guest of that room. The bathroom has everything inside, toilet and shower.

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    Answered on January 28, 2020
  • hi, does the property have a free parking? or is there a free parking nearby? if not, how much does the closest parking cost? thanks

    Good afternoon, there is a free park next to the bus station, which is about 5 minutes walk from Formosa. Best regards Paula

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Host Info

Company review score: 9.2 Based on 1,689 reviews from 1 property

1 managed property
7 years of experience

Company info

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 info

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

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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
  • Tavira Island
    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 Neighborhood
  • 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 transit
  • Train Tavira Train Station
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Faro Airport
    19 miles
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Amenities of Formosa Guest House Great facilities! Review score, 8.9
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking options available
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Formosa Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs 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 is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 9:00 AM.


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 elevator. Please note that breakfast is served in a café located at a short walk from the property.

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

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

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

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

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

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

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

License number: 11951/AL

FAQs about Formosa Guest House

  • Guests staying at Formosa Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at Formosa Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Single

  • The prices at Formosa Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Formosa Guest House is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Formosa Guest House (subject to availability):

    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking

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

    • Beach

  • Formosa Guest House is 150 feet from the center of Tavira.