Casa Rosada

Algarve
Bed & Breakfast


Rupert rustles up geranium-infused panna cotta and olive-oil cake that taste like sunshine; bedrooms are light, breezy and utterly elegant

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Staying here is like staying with friends… who just happen to run one of Europe’s most exquisite B&Bs. This traditional mansion, flecked with dazzling modernity, sitting beneath the walls of a 13th-century fort, is a place to feel stylishly at home. Andrew used to be picture editor for Marie-Claire, hence the chandelier that drips glass grapes above bohemian armchairs, or the hall table seemingly plucked from a Restoration play. Meanwhile, in a bucolic kitchen, Rupert rustles up geranium-infused panna cotta and olive-oil cake that taste like sunshine on the tongue, and are best enjoyed in the fabulous garden amid the luxuriant fronds and honeysuckle archways. The upstairs bedrooms are sea-light and breezy, one boasting a four-poster tapering to bud-like points, the other spreading around a pampering bed, whose elegant bedspread slips silkily over warm limbs. The cool downstairs double is served by its own outside entrance and all have warmly tiled bathrooms with thoughtful glass trolleys for busy wash bags. Throw open shutters and let in sun and birdsong, idle chatter and the clatter of lunchtime dominoes.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner, 3courses, €35. Wine €8-€25. Restaurants 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
3 Doubles
From €100

Reviews

The old saying - never go back to spoil a memory - is comprehensively kicked into touch on a return visit to Casa Rosada. What's not to like about hosts with an attention to detail in making their guests visits truely memorable, superb breakfasts & fabulous evening meals ? Congratulations Andrew & Rupert !

David

Our introduction to Portugal couldn't have been better. Arriving early on the morning of the last day of the annual Medieval Festival we were met by Andrew and Rupert at the door of their beautiful home. Casa Rosada is an elegant, beautifully furnished property with a lovely garden of secluded places to sit nestled at the foot of an ancient fort. A fantastic place to enjoy the deliciously exotic breakfasts. Andrew and Rupert are perfect hosts with great recommendations for places to visit and made us feel very welcome. We hope to return to sample Rupert's renowned cuisine.

Lisa, Taunton

Casa Rosada is 100% deserving of its inclusion in Alistair Sawdays 'Special Places to Stay". It really is "special" with spacious elegant bedrooms that are spotlessly clean. Every comfort is provided for and the fine bed linen and luxurious towels will be much appreciated by discerning guests. Andrew and Rupert make every effort to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The breakfasts are delightful, especially when taken outside in the sheltered courtyard. Fine linen napkins and table coverings add to ambiance while enjoying fresh juice from the garden oranges, home made yoghurt and jams.

Victor

Casa Rosada is 100% deserving of its inclusion in Alastair Sawdays 'Special Places to Stay'. It really is "special" with spacious elegant bedrooms that are spotlessly clean. Every comfort is provided for and the fine bed linen and luxurious towels will be much appreciated by discerning guests. Andrew and Rupert make every effort to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The breakfasts are delightful, especially when taken outside in the sheltered courtyard. Fine linen napkins and table coverings add to the ambiance while enjoying fresh juice from the garden oranges, homemade yogurt and jams.

Victor

So fabulous is this place I went twice last year. The welcoming charm of hosts, Rupert & Andrew, the comfort and unique style of each of the beautifully appointed rooms and the peaceful haven of a garden so caringly tended by Andrew just draw you back. I can't think of anywhere as relaxing and chilled as Casa Rosada. And a bonus — Rupert, arguably the best cook in the region, serves luscious breakfast in the sun-kissed garden surrounded by sweet scented lavender and oleander. Dinner on request served in garden by glow of candlelight - you can't wish for a better treat. Can't wait to return!!!

Mo

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Andrew Roberts

  • Alojamento Local Registration number: 11682/AL.
  • Every year at the end of August Castro Marim hosts a 5 day medieval festival.Dias Medievais is a celebration of our medieval past, with music, food, street performance,markets and fireworks.Watch the opening procession from the balcony at Casa Rosada.
  • Situated in a nature reserve - great for walking and bird watching.For the foodies this is also the location for the production of artisan Flor de Sal.
  • Situated between the coast and the hills - ideal for exploring the beautiful countryside or the spectacular beaches. The scenic drive along the Guadiana river is a must.
  • On the border with Spain so Andalucia is on your doorstep as well as the east Algarve. Its even possible to do a day trip to Seville
  • Great restaurants both locally and in the historic town of Tavira a short drive away -everything from traditional to fine dining. And we are very handy for tapas in Spain! Best of both worlds