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Reviews of Casa Viana - Guesthouse

Largo Armação da Abóbora, n.º 5, 8800-591 Cabanas de Tavira, Portugal

#2 of 51 hotels in Cabanas de Tavira

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Review score

Based on 89 hotel reviews

9.2

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.6

  • Comfort

    8.5

  • Location

    9.7

  • Facilities

    8.5

  • Staff

    9.6

  • Value for money

    9

  • Free WiFi

    8

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  • Reviewed: 3 May 2018

    10
    Superb.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • First Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing - IT WAS PERFECT.

    Loved everything about Casa Viana and Cabanas. What a gorgeous spot and so relaxing. Libia and her Mum and all the staff so pleasant and helpful. Self service breakfast perfect. View from balcony lovely. House right next to ferry boats for the beach etc. Great Restaurants and Bars nearby. This is an ideal getaway place. Will definitely return.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    10
    The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. The room was spacious and clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room we had was very close to a street and we could hear the car go by. Also I would recommend that there be extension cords for booking up chargers and other appliances.

    It is conveniently located right across from the ferry dock. Also it has parking on site.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    10
    Our flight arrived late, and I had forgotten to tell them.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Our flight arrived late, and I had forgotten to tell them. They called me when I landed and still waited for me to arrive. Absolutely impeccable service! Definitely going back!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    9.6
    Lovely guesthouse in idyllic location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Unfortunately, the property isn't very close to public transport that we could tell, so we had to rely on booking a taxi in advance to go and see any of the surrounding areas (such as the city of Tavira), which wasn't very handy. The wifi throughout the property was also unreliable, dropping out at several points during the day, especially in our room versus the reception area and courtyard. Lastly - and this is a really minor point - the breakfast on the last 2 days of our stay was really disappointing. For the first days, there was a lot of variety in terms of cold meats, cheeses, breads and fruits, but for some reason, on our last couple of days, the selection was not as varied or tasty, leaving us a little more hungry! But on the whole, having access to the kitchen all day to make our own snacks was a great plus!

    The guesthouse was located right next to the boat port (the boats are very frequent, cheap and literally take just 2 mins between town and beach!!!) to get to the beach which was perfect! It was also located very close to numerous cafes and restaurants which was ideal for dinner in the evening. The property itself had really nice communal spaces, such as the kitchen which could be used by all guests until the evening each day. The guesthouse was very clean and comfortable with very friendly and helpful staff. Our room (on the ground floor) was quiet, spacious and so comfy! The breakfasts were delicious and varied (apart from the last 2 days!) and there is a wonderful sunny roof terrace open to all guests throughout the day. This place had fantastic value for money and we'd definitely come back if we're ever in the Algarve again!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    9.6
    Perfect stay, as always. Otherwise we wouldn't have been returning here time after time
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Personally, I wouldn't change a thing. We know the minor points in the mean time, since we've been coming here for 4 years now. I wouldn't stay here in summer time since the noise of the cars driving next to the house, the wallowing conversations of drunken tourists that pass during the night are in a way emphasized in between the houses. So I wouldn't take a room on the street side. On the other hand, if you're staying at the first level, it can get very hot in summer. All in all, a very nice place to stay at, with minor faults, exactly as at home. The difference being that at home, you adapt your yourself to them, whereas on holiday, one expects it to be perfect. But heck, at 60 Euro a night, who cares about some street noise?

    As for the people, I like their friendliness. As for the premises, I like the absolute cleanliness of the place As for the situation towards the beaches, it couldn't be better. You step out of the house, and you can take the boat shuttle to the beach. As for the breakfast, you have all you need. 60 Euro per night at this time of the year is a very good price/quality relation. On the other hand, 120 Euro in summer time is overpriced regarding the basic comfort.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 March 2017

    10
    Excellent place to stay they cannot do enough to make you feel welcome.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Cannot think of a single thing.

    Excellent location lovely view from the terrace. The staff are all lovely. Mamma made us our great breakfast every morning and made us a picnic to come home with, as we left early for the airport. Our room was very comfortable with everything that we needed could not fault it. Bars & Restaurants on the doorstep and very good. Would without doubt love to stay here again.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2016

    10
    Beautifu Casa Viana
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Sometimes wifi wasn't so good.

    Questhouse situated in very beatiful place next to ocean, it was small, private and clean. Hostess was lovely and friendly. Nearby questhose was several restaurants and bars. I advise this place to each who doesn't like big hotels and towns.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 October 2016

    9.6
    Casa Viana - A special place to relax.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Can improve shower. Couldn't leave window open at night because it is right on the street. Maybe a louvre shutter would work.

    Very good location. Close to restaurants and shops. Great breakfast. Lovely terrace. Very helpful owners.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2016

    10
    Excellent service, excellent staff well worth the money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Only one thing to mention as we arrived on an early flight and were at the property by 11.30am we could not check in until 14.00hrs. Not too much of a problem as we were able to sit at a nearby cafe and have lunch. We understand they have to clean and prepare for arriving guests, however if we could have just left our suitcases inside until we checked in would have been a plus. We did ask before our arrival date if we could have early check in and they did kindly reply that this could not be guaranteed which is totally fine, only if we could have been able to leave our suitcases inside as we had to keep them with us in the hot sunshine for 3 hours. We did ring the doorbell a few times but couldn't get any answer. This is not a major issue though at all.

    The staff were amazing and so very kind. They made us sandwiches on our departure as we would have missed breakfast. Also what an amazing gesture to have a free drink in the lounge upstairs at any time. Clean and tidy, great continental breakfast and extremely worth every penny spent. You can see why they have such high scores on the booking.com. A big thank you too all the staff at Casa Viana....we are extremely happy and we will definitely return for another stay.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2018

    10
    We loved it and would come again!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location with a lovely shared terrace. Very friendly family-run guesthouse.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2018

    9.2
    Coming back after couple of years, and Casa Viana is still a great place to stay!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast - would appreciate more choice for vegetarians and vegans.

    Great location, clean, comfortable rooms and nice staff.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2018

    10
    Wow
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing it's a gem

    Kitchen open for tea and breakfast lovely

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2017

    9.2
    Beautiful, friendly B&B in an ideal location
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We were ground floor next to the street so it could be a little noisy

    Very friendly owners and staff, perfect location for shops and the beach

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2017

    8.8
    Excellent location, very close to ferry (for beach) and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Excellent location, very close to ferry (for beach) and shops/restaurants.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2017

    10
    Little gem in Cabanas
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely owners who have pride in there business. This is our 3rd visit.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2017

    9.2
    Nice place directly at the seafront
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    No eggs for breakfast

    The bathroom has a window, very friendly staff

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2017

    10
    Can recommend to everybody!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Ground Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Everything in this hotel was excellent; cleaniliness, location, spacious room, staff, very good breakfast.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 April 2017

    10
    Superb location, cleanliness of rooms and friendly helpful...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Ground Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Superb location, cleanliness of rooms and friendly helpful staff.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2017

    9.2
    Charming place, familiar in the center of Cabanas.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Only one key for two guests!

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2016

    10
    Fabulous location, friendly atmosphere
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Location, staff, cleanliness

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2016

    10
    We had a wonderful stay will be back again
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • First Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We had a great trip just great

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2016

    9.2
    Good assortment for breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Good assortment for breakfast

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2016

    8.8
    I'd come back!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Ground Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No swimming pool

    Very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Really clean.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2016

    10
    Could not rate this highly enough! Brilliant.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing!!

    Great location. Lovely owners and staff

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2016

    10
    Extremely enjoyable stay with everything you need on the door step.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Ground Floor - Double Room
    • Stayed 10 nights

    Excellent location, very helpful and friendly staff. Very clean and tidy.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2016

    8.3
    Nice place to stay ,close to the sea
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • First Floor - Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast, very basic

    Free wi fi, big bathroom and staff

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2016

    10
    Great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location. Good restaurants. Boat to take you to the small islands with fantastic beaches. Spotless accommodation, very friendly, good continental breakfast. Would recommend to friends. Good parking. Excellent value for what we paid.

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2016

    10
    Fantastic welcome, lovely staff , cleanliness outstanding...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast was lovely but would have enjoyed a boiled egg Extra pillows would have been nice

    Fantastic welcome, lovely staff , cleanliness outstanding and briliant location. Recomend it to anyone

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2015

    10
    Big,spotlessly clean room with plenty storage.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    pillows a bit on the lumpy side but everything else deserves 10/10

    Big,spotlessly clean room with plenty storage.Huge shared terrace where you could have breakfast if you wished and fabulous views to the river,island and sea beyond.Very pleasant owner and her daughter.Delicious,buffet breakfast.Quiet at night although right in the small town of Cabanas.

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2015

    10
    Excellent location friendly staff wi fi,
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    No pillows just cushions Would have been more comfortable with pillows

    Excellent location friendly staff wi fi, lovely comfortable room, access to wonderful patio area with excellent views

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2015

    9.6
    Warmly welcomed by owner and offered a free coffee on...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Tricky getting in and out of small car park. A bit expensive but the views are stunning and that's what we paid for.

    Warmly welcomed by owner and offered a free coffee on arrival, nice breakfast, comfortable and clean room, central location and with fabulous views. Water taxi to the beach right outside the door.

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2015

    7.9
    Cass viana was immediately across from the water taxi to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The bed was hard, the pillows lumpy and the wifi only worked in the breakfast room open from 8:30-10:30

    Cass viana was immediately across from the water taxi to cabanas de Tavira beach

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2015

    9.6
    The decent size bedroom room had plenty of wardrobe space...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bed was a little hard for my liking and the pillows very small and lumpy.

    The decent size bedroom room had plenty of wardrobe space and the bathroom was spacious. Easy access to the beach, cafes, restaurants, shops and other nearby towns.

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2016

    9.6
    Comfortable bed,great breakfast choice,and the nicest staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Comfortable bed,great breakfast choice,and the nicest staff.

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2016

    8.8
    nice place in the center, very nice breakfast, excellent...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    bad soundproofing - window faces road.

    nice place in the center, very nice breakfast, excellent fish restaurant in five minutes.

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2016

    9.2
    Excellent breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Excellent breakfast. Very nice owner and staff.

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2016

    8.8
    very friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    very friendly staff. lovely simple breakfast .clean rooms.

  • Reviewed: 14 March 2016

    7.5
    the breakfast and the owner's and the location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the smell in the room, it was constant, from the drains I think. Smelt like sewage.

    the breakfast and the owner's and the location

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2015

    9.6
    Great Location and lovely self contained rooms which were...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great Location and lovely self contained rooms which were kept spotlessly clean.

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2015

    10
    Extremely clean, helpful, friendly, great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Extremely clean, helpful, friendly, great location

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    10
    very central location and excellent staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    very central location and excellent staff.A very pleasant experience

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2015

    7.5
    The view from the top balcony was lovely.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The view from the top balcony was lovely.

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2015

    10
    Everything
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Everything

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2015

    9.2
    Area, excellent places to eat at reasonable prices.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing really.

    Area, excellent places to eat at reasonable prices. Beautiful beach nearby.

  • Reviewed: 6 May 2015

    10
    Breakfast was Lovely.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast was Lovely.

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2015

    9.6
    Great location, comfortable room, staff very friendly and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location, comfortable room, staff very friendly and helpful, we will return.

  • Reviewed: 12 April 2015

    9.2
    All of it
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    All of it

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