Forte De Sao Joao Da Barra

Cabanas, Portugal


The Essentials

  • pool, beachside, parking lot, free wifi, massage
  • Hotel Type: Small, Country house, Family, Nature
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 10
  • Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00 o'clock | Check-out: 10:00 - 12:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Fabulous hotel grounds with historic atmosphere and splendid sea views

Good to know

  • Free parking is available on the premises.
  • No drinks or dinner are offered at the hotel, but you can find a selection of restaurants after a short walk into the village.
The former fortress offers pure relaxation - watching the stars at night in a deck chair and looking out to sea in the morning at breakfast? It is even more beautiful on the hotel's own boat, which transports guests free of charge to the nearest peninsula.
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    peaceful location
      Hotel with views of
      • river
      • sea
      • nature
      • courtyard
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      historic district
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      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.


      wireless LAN
      • free of charge
      • WLAN in rooms
      • WLAN in lobby
      air conditioning
        non-smoking building
        • entire hotel incl. lobby
        • parking spaces, Free of charge
          garden/outside area
            tanning bed
                  roof terrace
                  • breakfast served on the roof terrace
                  • sunbeds
                  • sea views
                  • river views
                  • nature views
                  airport shuttle
                  • For a fee
                  shuttle to tourist attractions
                  • for a fee
                  • For a fee
                  table tennis
                    outdoor pool
                    • open year-round
                    water sports
                    • diving
                    • snorkeling
                    • windsurfing
                    • fishing
                    • canoeing
                      Massage services
                        wellbeing massage

                          Frequently asked questions

                          Yes, the hotel provides free parking facilities for its guests: Parking space

                          There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

                          The following pools are available onsite: outdoor pool

                          The hotel has 10 rooms in total.

                          Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00 o'clock | Check-out: 10:00 - 12:00 o'clock

                          Yes, breakfast is offered: breakfast buffet

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