This seems like a great idea, a picture-postcard village in the Algarve countryside, rejuvenated as a quirky hotel with individual small houses instead of hotel rooms. Possibly we were unlucky with the house we were allocated but after two nights I was longing to leave. In late February the village was a building site with heavy demolition work going on all day and a lot of dust and noise as a result. We soon both developed coughs. All surfaces inside the house were dusty from nearby construction, and it also smelled of stale cigarette smoke, although supposedly nonsmoking. Our house had one small window high up and one at street level so you had to keep
it shuttered for privacy. As a result the interior was always dark, and dank too as it was built into a sloping site with the lower rear room underground. The houses have no outdoor area but there’s a nice seating area at reception which we used. At least our house was warm and the shower worked well but others in our party complained of no heating and poor water pressure in their houses. There is a fully equipped kitchen, including a fancy Nespresso coffee machine, but there is no shop onsite or nearby so if you are walking or cycling without a car (like many guests off season) you can’t use the kitchen. They don’t even provide basic tea/coffee/milk in the houses, you have to walk to the bar if you want a hot drink and don’t have your own provisions. Fortunately breakfasts and the onsite restaurant were outstandingly good and I have done a separate 5 star review for the food. Possibly this place is much better in high season when the builders have left and the dark interiors provide respite from the summer heat, but I can only review based on our experience, which was very disappointing.