The best hotels in



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Vila Nova de Cacela


This family owned and family run hideaway retreat embraces you with a warm welcome from the moment you set foot on the grounds. This boutique hotel is located in the Eastern Algarve of south Portugal, with a wide view of the sea and only 2 km from the best beaches in the world. Where the temperature is warm throughout the year, and silence and comfort, charm and friendship, flavours and stars, will make you feel the true soul of the Algarve.


Noah Surf House

in Santa Cruz


And now for something different! This Travel Gem is alled Noah Surf House and the atmosphere relaxed and carefree. The hotel runs activities, such as their own surf school, right there on the beach of Santa Cruz. 


Noah Surf House lives in total respect and consonance nature and it was born and raised with its eyes towards the sea. It is a surf house consisting of eight rooms and thirteen bungalows. The rooms and bungalows are decorated in an original way, providing guests a very comfortable and welcoming stay.


Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Being at Bela Vista is being surrounded by beauty. When basking on the recliners around the very fine pool, or lounging on the beach, this is the perfect place to while the hours away. The soft murmur of the waves in the background lulls you to sleep until you notice that it's time for a cocktail at the bar at sundown or to enjoy a romantic dinner on the huge terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 


Sobreiras Country Hotel 



Sobreiras Alentejo Country Hotel offers a unique experience of tranquility and leisure with nature all around you and combining a simple and elegant design inspired by the Alentejo landscape.

Just an hour away from Lisbon here you can enjoy the countryside with all the potential of being close to the Alentejo coast. At Sobreiras Country Hotel you will find the charm and beauty of a traditional Alentejo village, with all the comfort and features you need to enjoy a perfect stay with family or friends.


Areias do Seixo Hotel

Santa Cruz

The Areias do Seixo hotel shows what can be done when everything has been thoughtfully and painstakingly designed to equal so much more than a simple sum of their parts. They have managed to create something for everyone. The villas for complete privacy, the rooms for lovers of playful design and comfort and the shelter for guests who are looking to get away from it all. 

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Oásis Azul

Moncarapacho - Eastern Algarve

The privilege of having a platform like The Travel Gem is that we get to share some of our personal favourites. This authentic quinta in the Portugese countryside is exactly one of these finds.


Arriving in the middle of nature at Oásis Azul in the eastern Algarve, you almost cannot believe that you are still so close to the beach and the lovely restaurants in the villages of Fuseta, Olhão and Tavira. We found ourselves completely surrounded by nature, perched on top of a hill and overlooking a beautiful valley, this is truly a hidden gem.


Casas Da Ria

Fuseta, Algarve

This is a classic Travel Gem personal find. Lucky enough to be for a night on one of the houseboats of Casas da Ria, we have seen the stars from the comfort of our comfortable bed on this luxury boat! 




Herdade da Matinha Country House & Restaurant

For a real getaway where you don't need anything but the love and attention of the attentive staff and the amazing local food from their restaurant


Vilalara Thalassa Resort The Travel Gem.

Vilalara Thalassa Resort


Perched right on the cliffs of the beautiful Algarve coastliner with a private beach to boot. The swimmingpool is amazing and we do recommend ordering a bottle of wine from the bar, the selection is excellent


Vila Monte Farm House


If you're thinking of a classic farm house then this is the perfect one: timeless simplicity, a local and genuine atmosphere combined with a boho-chic spirit. This is a reinterpretation of the Algarve lifestyle, with the perfect integration of its emblematic elements.

Vila Monte Farm House, where the rooms gave place to a collection of original suites, with their own personality. What assemble all these spaces is the authenticity, the simplicity of the Algarve architecture with its strong Arabic inspiration. 


Palmeira Guesthouse

Luz de Tavira - Algarve

Palmeira Guesthouse in Luz de Tavira is a unique holiday accommodation with pool, located right in the middle of an orange orchard. Close to the Atlantic coast with beautiful beaches, the lovely town of Tavira, Unesco protected nature reserve Ria Formosa and many islands to visit during your stay at this Travel Gem.

Palmeira Guesthouse is run by the charming couple Jurgen and Carolien and they call it their quirky little getaway with a big connection to nature, fruits, chickens, etc. We would like to add that it is a tranquil accommodation, tucked right in between hundreds of orange trees!


Salvaterra Country House and Spa

Ribatejo Region

The country house is a hidden gem just half an hour drive away from the capital. This Country House is for peaceful guests and is absolutely perfect for escaping the pace of everyday life. A theme of understated comfort and sophistication runs through all the spacious suites, where a soft and neutral colour palette makes the most of the naturally available light.

ADC Boutique Hotel Evora on the Travel G

ADC Boutique Hotel


Right within the old city walls of the city of Évora, this is your perfect getaway for a city trip to this beautiful town in the Alentejo province of Portugal


Quinta da Vida

Sitio do Pereiro - Algarve

This beautifully renovated quinta is located in what used to be an old farm which housed the local olive press. Now converted to 5 holiday apartments and perfectly situated in the eastern Algarve in the south of Portugal. Mayke and Gust run this Quinta together with their young son Bob and it is a true pleasure to be surrounded by nature whilst still being close to all the beautiful beaches of the Algarve.


Boutique Hotel Quinta da Comporta


For years we have been dreaming of visiting Comporta and finally we have found the travel gem matching our expectations. In this boutique hotel they believe that life takes its time and that time is a luxury. Immeasurable, invisible and the host of life, time is what life's journey is really made of. At Quinta da Comporta, art blends with nature in a heartfelt homage to the heritage and traditions that makes Comporta such a special place.