Upon entering, I have a flashback and I think for a moment that I am entering a riad in Marrakech… not surprising because the Moorish influences are omnipresent in my favourite Olhão! Tucked away in one of the narrow streets filled with white cubist houses you will find this beautiful Hideaway. The big surprise awaits upstairs: the roof terrace… an inviting small swimming pool, a lovely lounge terrace and the most spectacular view over the roofs of Olhão and the sea!
In earlier times it was also a shelter, but for the women who worked in the fish canning factories and lived here together… the 9 rooms still bear the names of a number of former residents. Central is the beautiful patio where the bright pink bougainvillea is an enviable eye-catcher. Spread over 2 floors are the various rooms and suites – all super comfortable and pleasant. The atmosphere is serene and white predominates. Travel light is the motto because the stairs to the top are narrow and there is only a small elevator for some small carry on suitcases. The big surprise awaits upstairs: the roof terrace… an inviting small swimming pool, a lovely lounge terrace and the most spectacular view over the roofs of Olhão and the sea! There are also two more rooms situated here. Downstairs in the beautiful and spacious shared living/kitchen you will be spoiled in the morning with an extensive breakfast and the sweetest owner Antje takes all the time to help her guests and to share her personal tips. What a great Hideaway this is… I’m a fan!
Olhao, Algarve, Portugal