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The Essentials

  • pool, free wifi, Beachside
  • Hotel Type: Small, Country house, Family, Nature, Historic
  • 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, Italian, Portuguese


  • Fabulous hotel grounds with historic atmosphere and splendid sea views


wireless LAN
wireless LAN in lobby
wireless LAN in rooms
24 hour internet access
air conditioning
some rooms
free parking spaces
breakfast served on terrace, sunbeds, deckchairs, sunshades, sea views, nature views
garden / outside area
sunbathing area, sunbeds, deckchairs, sunshades
opening times vary
airport shuttle
tour and excursion bookings


Sitio da Fortaleza CP 450-S
8800 - 595 Cabanas
Faro, Portugal
hotel at height as beach
near the beach 0,2 m
sandy beach
fine sand
beach use free of charge
beach bar
train station
1 km (Conceição de Tavira)
40 km (Faro)
public transport stop
nearest city
8 km (Tavira)
nightlife district
boat dock
1 km (1)
golf course
2 km (Quinta da Ria - Monte Rei - Benamor)
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.

Frequently asked questions

The following parking options are available: free parking space

There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

The following pools are available onsite: outdoor pool

The hotel is located directly on the beach.

The hotel has 10 rooms in total.

Check-in: 14:00 - 20:00 o'clock | Check-out: 08:00 - 12:00 o'clock

Yes, breakfast is offered: breakfast on the terrace

The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example: child care

The airport Faro is 40 km away.

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