The Essentials

  • pool, Beachside, parking lot
  • Hotel Type: Small, Country house, Family, Nature
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 10
  • Check-in: 14:00 - 20:00 o'clock | Check-out: 08:00 - 12:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese


  • Fabulous hotel grounds with historic atmosphere and splendid sea views


wireless LAN
WLAN in lobby
Free of charge
WLAN in lobby
Free of charge
24 hour internet access
air conditioning
some rooms
non-smoking building
entire hotel incl. lobby
parking spaces
breakfast served on terrace, sunbeds, deckchairs, sunshades, sea views, nature views
garden / outside area
sunbathing area, sunbeds, deckchairs, sunshades
tanning bed
opening times vary
airport shuttle
tour and excursion bookings


Sítio Da Fortaleza
8800-595 Cabanas
Faro, Portugal
License number: 1272/RNET
hotel at height as beach
near the beach 0,2 m
sandy beach
fine sand
beach bar
beach use
train station
1 km (Conceição de Tavira)
40 km (Faro)
public transport stop
1 km
nearest city
8 km (Tavira)
nightlife district
8 km (Tavira)
boat dock
0,5 km (Cabanas)
0,5 km (Cabanas)
outdoor pool
(Forte de São João da Barra)
golf course
2 km (Quinta da Ria - Monte Rei - Benamor)
historic district
8 km (Tavira)
0,5 km (Ilha de Cabanas)
0,5 km (Cabanas)

Hotel description

To find a historic hotel like the Forte de São João Da Barra in the Algarve region you either need to search for a long time or just get very lucky. Housed in an old fortress built in the 17th century to protect the harbor of Tavira, this historic guest house in Portugal is an unforgettable experience.
Forte de São João da Barra
Fantastically renovated and painted in the traditional snow white, the former governor’s mansion in the star shaped fortress with its romantic chapel forms the centerpiece of the Forte de São João da Barra. Here, you can find a lounge, the breakfast room and a few of the guestrooms. The owners live on the upper floor. Other rooms of the bed & breakfast hotel in the Algarve are found in the former gunpowder store, in the old stables or in the soldier’s quarters. The terrace with the view over the fortress walls is absolutely fabulous. You can lie back here and watch the tide come and go, count the stars or watch the romantic sunset.
The Rooms
The ten rooms of the historic hotel in the Algarve fit right into the atmosphere of the Forte de São João da Barra with their natural materials such as wood and stone. The ambience is bright, sleek and exquisite. Every room offers a fantastic bathroom with attractive stone floors, some of which are heated with solar energy.
In the corner, a small pool with a sun deck awaits you. If you’re looking to explore the area, the friendly hosts of the family hotel in Portugal borrow out bicycles.

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