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We really enjoyed our stay and your welcome in your lovely house. We will return in the future , if we are in the area.
Patrick and Kristina

Patrick and Kristina <patglandore@hotmail,com>
Glandore, Cork Ireland - Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 17:09:24 (CST)
In short terms, you will just feel AT HOME staying at the Tavira Inn. And Sebastao has got the best plans for good and typical restaurants in the area. Much better than Lonely Planet or other unupdated guides! Don't wait for breakfast though and enjoy sleeping until midday ;-) Tavira is a lovely place, (relatively) quiet and close to the sea. You shouldn't miss it.
Marco <mbrienza@gmail.com>
Lausanne, VD Switzerlant - Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 13:00:38 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao

Just a quick note to say thanks for our stay last week. We had a lovely stay at your inn, which is lovely and in a great spot. Tavira is a beautiful town as well - perfect for relaxing!

Hopefully we'll see you again some time - we would both love to return.



Chris Lloyd <c.j.lloyd@talk21.com>
Warwickl, UK - Tuesday, October 02, 2007 at 02:40:33 (CDT)
We found Tavira Inn to be a completely restful, charming place to stay in. Many thanks for your terrific hospitality; a friendly atmosphere, comfortable room, great pool and an overall attention to detail made our week with you one to remember. we look forward to the next time
Hugh and Jennifer <lib_germ516@yahoo.de>
Canterbury, UK - Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 15:18:26 (CDT)
It’s taken me over a month to post this review and that is party because we had such an amazing time it’s been hard to find ways to put it into words.

So in short, if you are looking for a quiet, restful, relaxing break alone – or with a significant other – the Tavira Inn is the only place to go in the Algarve.

It is completely unpretentious and yet a lot of thought and creativity has gone into its decoration. Best of all it has the personal touches that leave most five star hotels for dead.

Sebastiao is the perfect host – 20 years experience managing hotels has meant he has a sixth sense of what his guests need and yet without any of the fussy pretension you would get in a five star hotel. Rather he is cordial, relaxed and plenty of fun!!

The pool is fantastic. Don’t be put off by the train going over head. It only goes past once every couple of hours and we kind of liked the combination of lying on your back in the swimming pool while the city briefly flies over head.

Niether should prospective guests be put off by paying by wire transfer. It is the most cost efficient way for the Tavira Inn and realitively hassel free to do yourself. Most importantly, it ensures that the Tavira Inn can remain the intimate, special place it is.

Also, remember to ask for things. Sebastiao has something like 20 years experience running exclusive hotels and is not adverse to taking requests from guests. i.e If you are a caffeine addict like me and need coffee first thing in the morning, just ask him for a kettle to put in your room (I did not think to do this until the day we left!)

It's a truly special place. We had the time of our lives – and will definitely be returning!

This TripAdvisor Member:
What did you like best about the accommodation? The fabulous pool (and Sebastiao)
What did you like least about the accommodation? leaving

Tripadvisor Member
Ireland - Monday, September 03, 2007 at 07:29:51 (CDT)
A really pleasant stay at a very individual hotel. If you like the normal, commercial type of hotel, with kids running around and a pool full of people, this is not the place for you. Quiet ( apart from the ocassional train, which actually adds to the whole experience ) and full of character, with a lovely little sea-water pool mostly to yourself. Very relaxing! Thank you Sebastian.
Rob Plested <rplested@stewardsschool.co.uk>
- Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 18:37:10 (CDT)
La Casa do Rio is a great place to stay. It´s a beautiful and artistic-designed place where to stop. I specially recommend it! Tavira is a fun place to visit as well. Good vibrations and great food.
Alejandro y Teresa <a1gutierrez@yahoo.com>
Madrid, M Spain/España - Monday, August 27, 2007 at 08:52:04 (CDT)
Hi Sebastião
Thanks for your hospitality; we enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning.

uk - Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 06:40:58 (CDT)
Another lovely few days at casa do rio. Tavira was packed with people but Sebastian's was a peaceful oasis. Highlight was the aquataxi out to the island - a bit expensive at €30 return but avoided the queues and crowds.
moira and clark brown <clark.b@virgin.net>
Glasgow, scotland - Friday, August 17, 2007 at 07:36:45 (CDT)
Dear Sebastiao,
we stayed for 4 nights in August 2007 in your beautiful guest house. We've enjoyed it very much and had a very
nice time in Tavira. Thank you very much for the nice time, Silke & Philipp

Silke & Philipp
Berlin, Germany - Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 12:21:49 (CDT)
We loved our stay at tavira inn, it was very relaxing, thank you Sebastiao. it was the perfect place for us to unwind after spending time in other parts of the algarve.
Gemma Greenhalgh <alco_head@hotmail.com>
brisbane, qld australia - Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 18:37:05 (CDT)
A quiet house, nice for calm vacations in Algarve, from there you can go to almost anywhere without a car!
Tavira: very nice village, with a wonderful "Rio Formosa". It is a must take a boat tour and watch mother nature live!

Jaquelina Ramalho <jramalho@ya.com>
Tomiño Vigo, Pontevedra España - Monday, August 06, 2007 at 05:56:38 (CDT)
I would just like to thank Sebastiao for a lovely stay at his accommodation in Tavira, he was very welcoming and made our stay enjoyable and relaxed. Tavira is an excellent little town, with perfect weather and for a small town has a lot of atmosphere, would definitely recommend.
Mark <corkygardiner2@hotmail.com>
Cardiff, - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 04:00:28 (CDT)
Very enjoyable stay, we particularly enjoyed the peaceful afternoons by the saltwater swimming pool.

Also, ask Sebastiao for recommendations on where to eat. The places we ate in as a result were perfect.

Glen & Jo <liburdg@yahoo.co.uk>
London, UK - Monday, July 16, 2007 at 07:27:48 (CDT)
Thank you Sabastio for a wonderful stay at the Tavira Inn, it was everything we had hoped it would be and will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.
We hope to return one day with some of them!
Kind regards
Lee and Julie

LEE EVANS <evans1969@hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 14:46:03 (CDT)
We loved Tavira Inn.
So well-maintained, peaceful, fantastic bed, fridge in room!, lovely salt-water pool, interesting art-work especially the 2 huge paper-maché pieces :0, short walk to town. Perfect.
And finally, Sebastiao with his wicked sense of humour, always there when you need him. Obrigada Sebastiao!

Jean & Tom
Glasgow, Scotland - Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 12:05:25 (CDT)
My husband and I stayed at the The Tavira Inn for 2 weeks in June 2007. The Inn is a great place to stay. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean. Its a real bonus having the saltwater pool when the weather is hot. The Inn is very close to Tavira centre (5 minutes walk) and has a very peaceful feel to it. Ideal for couples wanting to get away from it all. Tavria itself is a romantic, laid back town with lovely resteraunts and a fabulous beach. We'd highly recommend coming to Tavria and staying at the Tavira Inn. Thanks for taking such good care of us Sebastiao. Cat and Yan.
Cat Tardif <cat.tardif1@btinternet.com>
Brighton, East Sussex UK - Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 07:07:49 (CDT)
Hi, Sebastiao,

We're so sorry not to have said goodbye to you before leaving. We had a wonderful time in Casa do Rio and of course we will write a super review for trip adviser. As a matter of fact, it was the reviews on that website that decided us to visit your wonderful inn. Thank you for being so welcoming and also for all your expert advice on restaurants, etc. Our batteries have been truely recharged! Could you please say a special 'hello' to Jean Maria. He is an adoarble boy and you have to be so proud of him. He will be signing autographs in the the not so distant future and we will be saying...''we know that young man!'' Also, please remember us to Kat and Jean. Unfortunately we did not say our goodbyes to them....they are such a lovely couple and we had such fun with them! We wish you the best of luck with the rest of the season in Casa do Rio. We will be thinking of you often and remembering with absolute fondness our wonderful stay with you. We will definitely do it again.....next time I'll do my practice!

With love and best wishes,

Niamh and Sean

Niahm & Sean
UK - Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 11:11:41 (CDT)
What a wonderful find! Our stay in Tavira couldn't have been better, largely thanks to having a great host like Sebastiao, who made us feel completely at home in his beautiful and very original house. The pool and garden were a real treat at the end of a hard day sightseeing. Our room was tasteful and spacious and we slept so well on the comfortable latex mattress that it was hard to drag ourselves back to city life. Thank you Sebastiao, hope to see you again very soon! Amanda and Danilo
Amanda Brown <amandasunshine1@yahoo.com>
London, England - Tuesday, June 05, 2007 at 05:03:24 (CDT)
Tavira Inn is the place to stay for a relaxing break in a traditional unspoilt fishing town. A wonderful house full of character, Great host and excellent bar. Don't be put off by paying through Bank Transfer/ Western Union. It was easy to arrange the payment and Sebastiao will e mail you confirmation. Several cafe's to choose from for breakfast within 5 minutes walk. Recommend you try the "Beira Rio" Resturant on other side of river. Also the Tea Pot Cafe on Rua da Liberdade (Home made cakes!). Paul & Gill, May 2007
Paul & Gill
Wokingham, Berks England - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 15:03:44 (CDT)
cheguei; [i came]
gostei; [i liked ]
voltarei: [ i will return ]
[ que mais dirais ? ]

rhys <rhys1@gmail.com>
Durham / Perpignan, UK / France - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 10:14:31 (CDT)
We had a great time at your beautiful little place. Perfect weather and such a fantastic little town. Thanks for making our honeymoon so picture perfect. You were a great host!
Sarah Leigh and Anna Zylicz <sarahvleigh@gmail.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 05:33:25 (CDT)
This was our first stay at Tavira Inn and we loved it. The house is very centrally located and the rooms are invitingly neat. Tavira is a very nice place which has not been transformed by tourism. Higly recommended to everybody! Keep it up, Sebastiao!!
Tom & Anna
Vienna, Austria - Monday, April 23, 2007 at 02:03:32 (CDT)
This was our fifth year straight at the Tavira Inn. Our first time at Easter. Tavira is an enchanting place and the Casa Do Rio a beautiful house to take time off from daily routine. Don't hesitate, just go there.
Dirk Domen <dirk@duvalguillaume-antwerp.be>
Antwerp, Belgium - Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 10:56:21 (CDT)
The Tavira Inn is a lovely place to stay, very close to the centre of Tavira and with a lovely garden space for relaxing. It was my first time in Portugal and I would return to the Tavira Inn
Niamh Campbell <Niamh_Campbell@finance.gov.ie>
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, March 07, 2007 at 09:01:26 (CST)
What can one say about staying at the Tavira Inn? Ah yes, once you've stayed you will want to keep coming back to enjoy the delights of the Inn and its excellent host Sebastiao.

And what about Tavira itself? I'm reluctant to praise its many wonderful aspects as I want to keep it as it is....but then that would be very selfish....and its good to share! Can't wait to return to enjoy Tavira's people, river, sea, beach, food................

Mary Lawless
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, March 07, 2007 at 06:06:30 (CST)
- Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 19:17:43 (CST)
The Tavira Inn is a lovely little hotel and is full of character. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and decorated with lovely paintings. Sebastiao is also a wonderful host.
The town of Tavira is beautifully Portugese and relatively unspoilt. No Mcdonalds or Burger king - fantastic.

Howard Jones <howard.jones@dsl.pipex.com>
Cheshire, England - Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 13:20:13 (CST)
We stayed for four nights in July 2005 in your beautiful guest house. We've enjoyed it very much and had a very
nice time in Tavira. Thank you very much,
Paula and Andreas

Andreas Schreiner <ASchreiner@gmx.net>
Wiesbaden, Germany - Monday, November 13, 2006 at 12:03:20 (CST)
Loved Tavira town in the 'off season' - quiet and appealling town. The Inn was also a great place to stay with comfortable rooms. Didn't use the pool but a great bonus if the weather was hotter.

Paul Noel
London, UK - Monday, October 16, 2006 at 09:07:09 (CDT)
really enjoyed our stay at the tavira inn. Tavira itself has great restaurants beautiful beach and is very good value for money.We will definitely be back.
patricia teehan <patriciateehan@hotmail,com>
kilkenny, ireland - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 17:57:29 (CDT)
Un pueblo precioso,desde muy cerca de la casa sale un barquito que por 1,3$ te yeva a la ilha de tavira, una playa impresionante con 2 chiringuitos y practicamente vacia. De las pocas que quedan en el litoral.La casa es preciosa y se esta muy tranquilo, hay un restaurante al otro lado del rio en el que se come muy bien y a muy bien precio!recomiendo la estancia en la casa do rio,la piscina esta un poco fria pero al tener tanta sal se flota más de lo normal,volveré
madrid, spain - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 08:23:11 (CDT)
Tavira is great location for a relaxing, beach holiday. Tavira Inn suited us perfectly. – a good place to stay. Sebastiao is a great host.
Seamus O'Riordan <oriosea@hotmail.com>
London, - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 03:26:21 (CDT)
Cher Sébastien. Merci pour ces merveilleuses vacances. Tout est très bien. L'ambiance est très bonne.
A bientot j'espère.

daniel DAUBRESSE <daniel.daubresse@free.fr>
HARDRICOURT, France - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 09:27:25 (CDT)
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay 20/21-8-06. An ideal place to book when going for cheaper mid-week flights, then going onto villa accom.
Excellent host,refreshing pool,convenient for Tavira( a lovely town). Good to have a fridge in the room.
Favourite restuarants, slightly out of town, Steak on a stone at Almagem and of course Capellos'.

john hamer <j.hamer@tiscali.co.uk>
bolton, lancashire england - Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 14:46:52 (CDT)
Hola Sebastiao!
Gracias por todo, pasamos unos dias geniales en la pequeña y encantadora Tavira inn, a la que pensamos volver el proximo verano para tomar algo en el más famoso bar de jazz de portugal y disfrutar de la tranquilidad y comodidad que ofrece. Es el sitio perfecto si lo que buscas es tranquilidad y estar a tu aire, con la ventaja de estar a 2 minutos del centro.
Saludos Sebastiao

Marta <menvar@yahoo.es>
Madrid, España - Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 13:02:05 (CDT)
We had a fantastic stay at The Tavira Inn - it was lovely and peaceful and we often had the pool to ourselves! The rooms are cool and quiet and it takes a few minutes to walk to town. We will definately be coming back one day.
Andy & Heledd
Bristol, - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 12:38:25 (CDT)
Posto bellissimo e particolare!
Sebastiao è simpaticissimo...si può raggiungere a piedi facilmente il centro di tavira e il traghetto che porta all'isola!
Consigliato!!! AAA+++

Simone <simone.remondini@alice.it>
Parma, Italy - Monday, August 28, 2006 at 17:07:07 (CDT)
Staying in the Tavira Inn was really like a home away from home. Sebastiao was a wonderful host and readily offered advice and information on anything and everything. We've seldom slept in a more comfortable bed and it was great to have such a spacious room and bathroom. The pool was a welcome extra at the end of a long hard day on the beach and the superb bar an additional pull in the evening - if you could get yourself back from those fabulous Tavira restaurants in time. Both Tavira town and Tavira Inn are completely delightful. We'd love to return.
Nicky and Martyn Harris <curlybj@lycos.co.uk>
England - Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 06:41:32 (CDT)
The Tavira Inn was our favorite place in Portugal. If you are only going to go to one place in Portugal this is it. The room was great, the pool was amazing and the jazz bar was so much fun. The owner Sebastio really put his heart and soul into the Inn and it shows. I would go back in a heart beat. I HIGHLY recommend the Tavira Inn.

- Tracey & Jamie (NYC, USA)

Tracey <tpastan@hotmail.com>
NYC, USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 18:18:01 (CDT)
Dear Sebastiao

Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful stay with you in Tavira.
Both Garreth and I came away very relaxed and feeling ready to tackle work
Your house is beautiful, very tranquil and offers a welcome respite from
impersonal hotels which offer no additional touches. We look forward to
coming back with some friends next year....

Thanks again & take care,

Anna & Garreth

Anna Garret
London, UK - Friday, August 11, 2006 at 18:57:22 (CDT)
Wonderful, great location, great bar and great pool. We will be back. Thanks again
Garreth Ball <gballe@hotmail.com>
London, - Tuesday, August 08, 2006 at 04:13:54 (CDT)
Outstanding place to stay. Sebastiao is a very friendly host. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. In fact, the Tavira Inn has everything you could want and the atmosphere of the place is far better than staying in a hotel. If you are looking to get away from the crazy crowds on the west Algarve, Tavira is the place to go.
Adam and Zara <ajmcnicol@hotmail.com>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 08:59:47 (CDT)
We had a lovely time in tavira. Beautiful town and magnificent beach on the island.Fantastic fish restaurants with reasonable prices. The inn was great, Sebastiao full of tips on restaurants and places to go. I hope Juan-Marie,8,remembers us when he is a world famous pianist so that we can brag about knowing him! Thank you to Sebastiao for getting an english speaking doctor when Geraldine was ill. We'll be back.
Geraldine and Ben.

Ben Dundon <ben.dundon@ntlworld.ie>
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 14:17:06 (CDT)
For the second time now we had a great stay in Casa do Rio in Tavira ! Sebastians home is a very special place to stay and to relax. Nice view on the Gilao river. Stunning terrace and swimming pool. It's only a few minutes walk from the boat to the nice sandy beaches on the island (Ilha de Tavira). And last but not least: evening ambiance guaranteed in town ! We look forward to come back...
marian and stef
brussels, belgium - Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 16:18:41 (CDT)

all up, tavira is a lovely place. we enjoyed it so much we ended up staying at sebby's inn a 3rd night!

i only hope that tavira doesn't become too commercialised and lose it's "quaint town" appeal. plus they need to ensure it still represents good value for money for tourists, which currently i think it does.

sebby, congrats on portugal beating england. i look foward to the next world cup. thanks for your hospitality. cheers!
Paul Chapman <>
perth, wa australia - Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 01:55:07 (CDT)
Our three days at Tavira Inn were fabulous. We loved the location, the room the pool, and Sebastiao, our host.
We can 't wait to get back!

Jim and Jean Silk
Woodbridge, CT USA - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 18:33:58 (CDT)
A very nice place to come back, very nice house well located at Tavira center. Confortable room and a great host.
William Barrera <wbt1966@yaho.com>
Madrid, Spain - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 03:22:25 (CDT)
This was our second time we stayed in Casa do Rio/Tavira Inn. We liked the place first time, and decided to go back this summer. Tavira Inn is such a lovely and peaceful place to stay, and a very easy access to Tavira center. Thank you again Sebastiao to make us welcome. Hope to come back one day!

Best regards,

Sirpa & Geoff

Sirpa & Geoff Hilton <svuorenmaa@hotmail.com>
Helsinki, Finland - Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 08:17:04 (CDT)
We had a great stay at the Tavira Inn. Sebastiao was the perfect host providing us with some great information about the local beaches and restaurants. If you have a chance head to the best place in town to eat just over the road, "Alchimia". Incredible food and service.
Nick <nickfell@yahoo.com>
London, - Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 08:31:25 (CDT)
we stayed @ Tavira Inn in August 2005 for 3 nights & had a good time in Tavira. The room was clean & spacious, the pool was nice for a dip after walking back from town(5-10 mins)& we would recommend it for a relaxing few days. The town itself was nice, we didn't see an 'English Restaurant' anywhere, which makes a nice a change. Our 6 year old daughter loved the beach & the boat ride to it.
All in all very nice & we will definately go back.

The Tillbrook Family <paul@tillbrook.net>
London, England - Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 03:44:56 (CDT)
We had a great week here. It was worth coming just to hear Joao-Maria play the piano!!
John & Phyl Harvey <john@jharvey.force9.co.uk>
Castleford, West Yorks UK - Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 16:20:09 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao,

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your Inn. Sorry for delay in adding to your guest book, but better late than never! I have no hesitation in recommending the Tavira Inn to anyone...its a gem....as is the host with the most, Sebastiao. Until the next time.

Mary Lawless
Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 09:54:46 (CDT)
We enjoyed our stay at the Tavira Inn a lot, we like to stay in places which have a special twist to it, and that is what it is. The flowers and the view over the river is great.
It is also very nice just to walk through the town Tavira and to meet up with the architecture and history of it.

Carin van de Weerd <Carin@gsus.nl>
Amsterdam, - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 02:51:38 (CDT)
we had a fabulous week in Tavira - The tavira inn is quiet and charming - but close to everything - no complaints and would definitely come back again...
gina & andy bulloch <ginabulloch@yahoo.co.uk>
glasgow, scotland - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 03:39:01 (CDT)
Just got back from a most relaxing week at the Tavira Inn. The first thing we have done is to check the flights to see when we can go back! The accommodation, the town and the beach were perfect. Sebastiao was very welcoming and friendly. Would recommend and will go back.
Devon, England - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 10:12:48 (CDT)
Para mi, el mejor hotel en todo el Algarve.
Sevilla, España - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:13:02 (CDT)
Tavira Inn, what a great place to stay! It is exactly as described on the website but even better in reality! Just to place to stay and enjoy staying in a real, unspoilt part of the Algarve. We are looking forward to returning again for another vist, thank you very much for all the helpful advice on the local restaurants too!
Rod and Sally Brummitt <rs@brummitt.fsnet.co.uk>
Bournemouth, England - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 08:23:25 (CDT)
The Tavira Inn is a great place to stay- lovely town, and relaxed environment...far better then all the package hotels. Highly recommended.
Stephanie Bogin <stephaniebogin@yahoo.com>
London, UK - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 11:42:32 (CDT)
We were in Tavira for the 3 day market in April which is a great time to visit. The town had a great atmosphere with music and a wide range of stalls with art, crafts, and lots of tempting food. Desserts and cakes are a real treat in Portugal generally but in Tavira was a particularly good in this regard. Look out for Dom Rodriges - you won't stop eating them.

Tavira is a good base to travel around the Eastern Algarve - Santa Luzia was a favourite.

Finally, Sebastiao is such welcoming host and do enjoy the bar; it is real treat. Enjoy!

Amanda Edwards
UK - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 04:07:12 (CDT)
Thanks for a lovely stay in Tavira. We enjoyed the view from your terrace and strolling around the unspoilt town. It was a geat way to chill out!
- Friday, April 21, 2006 at 02:36:18 (CDT)
bon lloc. Habitacions molt cuidades. Descanç perfecte. Tavira és una bonica ciutat. L'illa està molt be per a pasar un bon dia.
benja <benjadomenech@hotmail.com>
silla, - Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 13:42:03 (CDT)
Thanks for excelent hospitality.
I wondered if all the comments about the beds were exagerated. They weren´t. So confortable we didn´t want to leave !

Clive Porter
Avon, U.K. - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 07:39:35 (CDT)
What a fantastic, creative, fertile, imaginative and original place!
The very same things also go for the owner, Sebastiao.
Thanks for showing us what a restless energy and intimate creativity can achieve ! We will think about this place when back in Oslo, in the snow again!

Olav Dalseg <odalseg@online.no>
Oslo, Norway - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 07:35:44 (CDT)
It was our second stay at casa do rio and it was the same procedure as some years ago: we started our holidays here, then went to Lisbon and other parts of the algarve and were very glad to return to Tavira and the tavira inn: its very special atmosphere, the situation near the "rio", the pool and especially Sebastiao with his generous hospitality and his recommendations of restaurants and and and: we really felt being at home und sure we'll come back!
Sybille and Gangolf <sybillekreuzer@web.de>
Tuebingen, Germany - Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 08:18:13 (CDT)
Tavira Inn - a real gem of a bijoux hotel - a welcome antidote to the impersonal surroundings of other larger hotels. Sebastiao, rightly proud of the relaxing and comfortable haven he has lovingly created, assures you of a wam welcome and it's up to you how private or sociable you want to be. Tavira town itself is beautiful and unspoilt and, unlike other parts of the Algarve, is little changed since we last visited 10 years ago. Do as much or as little as you choose - Tavira Inn provides the perfect base from which to explore the area. We shall return ...!
Lesley & John Gooden <john.gooden@ntlworld.com>
Redhill, UK - Friday, April 14, 2006 at 05:12:46 (CDT)
- Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 07:39:56 (CDT)

For many year (since 1997, to be precise) we have been coming to Tavira now. And every time we stayed in the Tavira Inn, also known as Casa Do Rio.
We never regretted our decision for this house, this garden, this pool and (especially) this bar. And now there is new hope: maybe the Tavira Inn will soon have its
own pianist ...
See you next year.
Claudia and Reinhold, München, Germany

Reinhold Graf <reinhold.graf@kratzer-automation.com>
München, Germany - Friday, March 31, 2006 at 06:04:00 (CST)

Have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in the lovely town of Tavira, and the equally lovely Casa do Rio. Thank you Sebastiao for being such a welcoming host and sharing your home with us. I was sorry we couldn't stay longer than the 3 nights and hope to return in the near future. You are very lucky to live in such a lovely place and I wish you every success for the coming season. Adeus till the next time. Maria
maria murphy <maria.murphy@ngrid.ie>
Dublin, Ireland - Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 04:26:05 (CST)

We very much enjoyed our stay in February and your hospitality and hope to return when the weather is warmer and we can enjoy the pool and the bar. Thanks too restauarant suggestions and for your suggested route to Evora. The drive was spectacular. Have you now got the piano for your son?
Ruth & Dan
London & Geneva, - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 07:52:03 (CST)
Had a fantastic time. An ideal stop to break away from the day to day grind...
I look forward to coming back in the summer!

alex reynolds <hotmaleal@hotmail.com>
porto, Portugal - Monday, March 06, 2006 at 07:20:56 (CST)
We loved our stay in Tavira, enhanced by the comfort of the accommodation at Tavira Inn. Sebastiao is an attentive but unobtrusive host whose kindness and thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
Steve & Jo Clarke <seclarke@blueyonder.co.uk>
Exeter, UK - Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 07:14:50 (CST)
It was a great pleasure to return to Sebastio's house. It remains a beautiful and very pleasant environment.
Vilvoorde, 24 February 2006

Annik Rosbach <annik.rosbach@eu.sony.com>
Vilvoorde, Belgium - Friday, February 24, 2006 at 07:23:50 (CST)
Tavira Inn was the most beautifull little place you could ever imagine! It´s a paradise hotel for real=) Really enjoyed it, it was cosy and not to close to the city but still close enough to walk where ever you want to.
Moa Malan <crystal_gizmo@hotmail.com>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 07:22:42 (CST)
Ah what can we say that others haven't. Sebastiao has created a microcosm of his own kind of art along with some wonderful art of others - we especially liked the two gigantic masks that grace the hallway and bar respectively. His daughter's paintings are a pleasure and while we didn't meet Jao Marie his young son, we felt honored to learn of his talent and future. Ilha Tavira was a pleasure even in winter. Tavira Inn was a pleasure for all seasons.
Larry Frisch <lfrisch@neoucom.edu>
Cleveland, OH USA - Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 16:46:53 (CST)
Fantastic place to stay and a great host!! Definitely worth the visit.
Brian Lemmens
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Monday, January 02, 2006 at 07:05:04 (CST)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your very hospitable home. It was just the break we needed and now all we want to do is come back. Thank you for your kindness and making us feel so at home.
Peter & Janet Redman <janetbailey102@hotmail.com>
Hooe, East Sussex England - Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at 12:02:42 (CST)
I stayed in this hotel in October 2005

Tavira Inn - a great spot to stop on a European holday to revive - fantastic host Sebastiao makes you feel welcome and gives you his personal recommendations etc.- great restaurants -short trip to Seville a good spot to relax and unwind to constrast with the other end of the Algarve and "busy hotels" - we have this one on our to "re-visit list" when in Europe. Flights from Faro to UK make it easily accessible.

A TripAdviser Member
Birbane, Australia - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 16:23:35 (CDT)
I stayed in this hotel in September 2005

We've been at Tavira Inn for the second time. It was the same boomerang effect as the last time (4 years ago): We started our trip at Tavira Inn and after a few days in other areas of the Algarve and the Alentejo we had to come back to this beautiful and calm place.
Lying at the pool, taking a boat trip to the beach, going out for dinner into the town and after that coming back to Tavira Inn having a drink at the Jazz bar under the pool, what do you need more?

A tripAdvisor Member
Bamberg, Germany - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 16:19:21 (CDT)
I stayed at this hotel in:
October, 2005.

If you like 'laid back', then look no further than Tavira and Sebastiao's amazing little Inn, anymore laid back and they would fall over. Sebastiao is the perfect host and goes out of his way to make your stay in Tavira a memorable one. The hotel is perfectly situated on the river bank, only a short walk from the town centre and its lovely mix of bars and restaraunts, the beach is a little further but well worth the walk. The guest rooms and the bar area are very comfortable and the individual decor in each reflects the artistic nature of the host.
If you want to see the real Algarve, turn right at Faro airport and head for Sebastiaos in Tavira.

TripAdviser Member
Hull, England - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 16:16:44 (CDT)
Tavira Inn is an urban contradiction - situated on a beautiful old tidal river where the occasional jet ski is ridden past - home to lunch at 2 or back to work at 5. The quiet street is shattered by the occasional sewing-machine motor bike with no exhaust. The railway lines hang on the bridge above to support the occasional train as it thunders by (not after dark). Then there is the red garage door to access the well stocked late night bar where the travel weary visitors share stories. And the salt-water pool, sun lounges and roof-tile lamp shades. Finally Sebastiao, his story is amazing and his passion for food, wine and music. The recommended restaurants are equal to the best anywhere in the world. This sleepy little town transforms into a holiday bonanza and yet at the Tavira Inn time stands still.

TripAdvisor Member
Adelaide, Australia - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 16:09:35 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao, thanks for another wonderful stay at your wonderful Inn. Our friends Adrian and Denise fell in love with the place so expect a return visit from them. Hope to see you soon.
Dave and Irene Miller

Dave Miller <millerd2@bp.com>
Hull, Yorkshire England - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 02:26:52 (CDT)
Hi there everybody. We came to the Tavira Inn for the second and surely not for the last time. There's not a lot to add to the comments of the other guests - it's like coming home. Sebastiao, thank you for the relaxing days and nights in Casa do Rio (and send us a copy of the first album of your son (Chick Corea the 2nd)).
Marion Dörfler & Matthias Seuling <m-doerfler§web.de>
Bamberg, Germany - Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 15:27:35 (CDT)
5th-9th October 2005 spent four lovely days 'chilling out' for my husband's birthday.Thank you for providing us with a very special place to call our own!Really good food at Alquinia too!
Elaine Salinger <salingers@ntl world.com>
Nottingham, England - Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 10:56:01 (CDT)
Hi Sabastiao

Thankyou. We had a wonderful time staying at Tavira Inn and would recommend
you to any of our friends.

We enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of your home and its wonderful art
work. I am sorry we didn't get to be entertained at the bar.

Our days were spent completely chilled out in that wonderful sleepy old 13th
century town of Tavira, on the beach or in any one of the many good
restaurants/cafes the town has. We are missing tea and pastries at Mira's
in the afternoon. The 5 minute stroll into the centre of the town along the
river was enjoyable.

We particularly enjoyed the restaurants Brisa do Rio (their fish was
wonderful), Patio and Aquasul.

Tavira Inn was just what we needed. Quite relaxed atmosphere where we could
come and go without fuss.

We'll be back

Charlie Cooper <cjs.cooper@btinternete.com>
London, England - Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 04:57:13 (CDT)
Stayed at Tavira Inn again this year. We keep saying we will try somewhere different but just end up going back. The relaxation and ambience is wonderful. Lovely comfy beds, spotlessly clean, friendly host .Sebastiao is like an old friend whom you just want to keep visiting. Far preferable to the formal stuffy atmosphere of a lot of high rise hotels. You are not going to hear someone in the room upstairs dragging furniture accross the floor at 6 o clock in the morning just calm and serenity. Now where shall we go next year?

Gill and Mick Lindop

Gill and Mike Lindop <gill.lindop@fm-online.co.uk>
Cheshire, England - Monday, October 10, 2005 at 14:51:31 (CDT)
We stayed at the Tavira Inn August 2005 for 2 weeks. We had a wonderful time and would recommend the Tavira Inn. It was a short walk to the centre of town as promised. Our room was comfortable and Sebastiao was a great host. He gave us lots of information about places to visit for day trips . We spent a couple of afternoons by the pool very quiet and relaxing. We also visited sebastiao's wonderful bar a few times. The Inn has a wonderful relaxing atmosphere and we would not hesitate to stay there again in the future. We had not been to Portugal before this visit but fell in love with Tavira. We made many friends during our stay and hope to return before the end of the year.

Thanks again Sebastiao

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, October 07, 2005 at 16:26:32 (CDT)
Wow! What a lovely place. Great town enhanced by the Casa do Rio..lovely room amazing bar and pool. We will be back!! Thanks Sebastiao
Mike Powell <mikcepowell@gmail.com>
Thurles, Ireland - Monday, October 03, 2005 at 03:07:07 (CDT)
Thank you Sebastiao for a wonderful week at the wonderful Tavira Inn. It was so relaxing and peaceful and your hospitality and advice were greatly appreciated. Tavira is a beautiful town and a good choice for our first visit to Portugal. We will be back!
Clare & Chris <claveling@gmail.com>
London, England - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 06:50:31 (CDT)
We had a fantastic week at the Tavira Inn. Sebastiao, thanks for all your help and advice. Tavira is a very beautiful town with a great beach, lovely restaurants and wonderful scenery.

Kate & Stuart

Kate Sinclair <kate.sinclair@kmc.co.uk>
London, UK - Monday, September 19, 2005 at 03:17:25 (CDT)
We enjoyed our 3 day stay in the relaxing Tavira Inn. The town is unspoilt and only 5 minutes away. Don't miss Sebastiao's Jazz bar.
And, Sebastiao, now you've got that nice Apple ibook, take a look at your web site and select some better colour combinations!!! ;-)

Brent & Sheila Dobson
Accrington, Lancs UK - Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 08:38:06 (CDT)
We had a wonderful holiday at Tavira(Inn). The city, Sebastiao and his beautiful hotel offered everything that we were looking for. We really felt at home. We hope to be coming back some day!

Stijn & Veerle

Thanks for your amazing hospitality

Stijn & Veerle <nuwanda_99@hotmail.com>
Brugge, - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 06:22:36 (CDT)
Hi Sebastio. We had a great time at your place this spring and really enjoyed your hospitality. Thanks for helping to make Tavira a fun place to visit. Your accomodations were excellent and it was clear that you've spent a great deal of time making it an enjoyable place to stay.
Michel and Sarah <michel@sparkworksmedia.com>
Seattle, WA United States - Friday, September 09, 2005 at 12:12:30 (CDT)
It's been three years since we've been coming to the Tavira Inn and we're planning on coming much more years hereafter. As the summer reaches the end all we have is a memory of that little village where time seems to stop for us. Visit the Tavira in and your biorhythm will thank you forever!
Dirk & Kim <dirk@duvalguillaume-antwerp.be>
Antwerp, Belgium - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 02:22:07 (CDT)
All I can say is that I wish I had stayed longer, it was wonderful, very peaceful and accomodating in a perfect setting. After a long day exploring I came back and had a very invigorating swim in the refreshing sea water pool. Sebastiao and son, Joao Maria are great hosts and made me feel very welcome. Thank you, can't wait to see you again.
Anna Pinheiro <onxanna@aol.com>
Wembley, England - Saturday, September 03, 2005 at 03:22:33 (CDT)
We had the most fantastic stay in the Tavira Inn. Sebastiao is very welcoming and made us feel very special. His home is charming and just invites you to relax. The town of Tavira is picturesque and unspoilt by tourism. If you are looking to participate in the Portugese way of life, it's definitely for you
melissa and steve <srmay007@aol.com>
st austell, cornwall - Friday, August 26, 2005 at 10:52:17 (CDT)

Tavira in a beautiful town, the best that we see in Portugal,because
is almost "old" and very particular, romantic...

Tavira Inn is very very nice, we stay in Picasso Room, with a photograph
of the artist...
The little swimming pool is so particular and we stay in relax for all
the day...

Thanks a lot for all...
We'll hope came back soon..

Elena - Claudio

italy, - Friday, August 26, 2005 at 07:57:38 (CDT)
Thanks again Sebastiao for your hospitality ! Since this is the second time i've stayed at Tavira Inn in a month I guess that's a pretty good indication that I love the place ! Again I would have to mention the wonderful pool which is a fantastic way to cool of on those hot Portugese afternoons . The beds are the other nice point ... very very comfortable ... it took a LOT of motivation to get me out of the bed in the mornings ...!! Despite all the rooms being taken this time , it still feels as though you have the guesthouse to yourself sometimes . When you do meet the other guests , around the pool or in the fantastic jazz bar , it's always interesting and fun . For the 2 weeks I was there I met guests from USA , Australia , Finland , Norway , UK , Northern Ireland etc ... Never a dull moment . I had a really wonderful stay again and look forward to the next time .
Sebastiao , I know that Joao Maria's football team is Benfica , but tell him I was in a restaurant in Lisbon and 4 players from Sporting Lisboa came in : Liedson , Polga , Deivid and Rogerio ( All Brazilians I think ) . I look forward to the next time we meet .

Steve ( Southend-on-Sea , England )

Steve <steverobin@blueyonder.co.uk>
Southend-on-sea, essex england - Monday, August 22, 2005 at 04:50:01 (CDT)
Wonderful spacious room but best of all Tavira has some of the best food we experienced in Portugal. A beautiful town.
Kathryn Junor <design@junor.biz>
Torquay, Vic Australia - Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 16:46:00 (CDT)
Just back from Portugal, having spent 3 days at the Tavira Inn. Tavira itself, is a lovely old town retaining much of its original character, accommodating tourists without becoming too commercialised. From the harbour on the river to the castle above the town, there's lots to see. There's also a wide choice of restaurants.
The Inn lived up to all our expectations: a wonderful host; quiet,secluded setting, yet within 3 minutes walk of the town centre; relaxing, seawater swimming pool,surrounded by plants, shrubs and trees,providing shade if needed; and an amazing late evening bar!

Dave & Stella Greenwood <dgreenwood@onetel.com>
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom - Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 09:13:16 (CDT)
We have spent two fabulous weeks in Tavira staying at Casa Do Rio. Thank you to Sebastiao for contributing to our lovely holiday. The surrounding gardens and refreshing pool felt like our own private villa. The siting of the whale in the sea and the wildlife in Sebastiao's garden were an unexpected bonus! We will return.
Pauline and Stewart <macandpollie@aol.com>
Manchester, England - Saturday, August 06, 2005 at 10:37:27 (CDT)
Dear Sebastiao,
Thank you very much for the lovely time we had in Tavira-Inn. It is just a right place to be if you want to enjoy a nice and peaceful holiday in Tavira. We will be back!

Mrs. Sirpa Vuorenmaa-Hilton <svuorenmaa@hotmail.com>
Helsinki, Finland - Friday, August 05, 2005 at 06:00:07 (CDT)
We greatly enjoyed our week's stay at Tavira Inn this month. It is a very special place..small and friendly with all facilities and with real character in decoration. The garden and pool were perfect for us to relax in either in sun or shade.Our Thanks and Best Wishes to Sebastiao who is there when you need him but otherwise in the background...the perfect host.
Tony and Dorothy Mellors <tonymellors@ntlworld.com>
Derbyshire, England - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 11:10:56 (CDT)
Tavira Inn, or Casa do Rio if you wish, was an absolutly delightful place to stay. Thank you Sebastiao!
Tavira er en nydelig liten by på Algarve-kysten med utallige resturantmuligheter og en nydelig strand på verdens beste øy. Selve Tavira Inn er et utrolig avslappende sted rett ved elven (utafor byen men alikevel kun 3min å gå), med luksuriøse rom, egen pool, egen bar, og en pitoresk jerbanebru med et tog som en gang i timen minner deg om hvor stille det er der. Absolutt et sted å anbefale!
Keep up the good work!
I'll send my parents.. ;o)
Rebecca & Andreas

Andreas <andy_ivers@hotmail.com>
Norway - Monday, July 25, 2005 at 21:01:31 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao,
A big thank you from myself and Rosie for a fabulous week with you in Tavira. The most memorable parts of our stay with you were my morning and evening swims in your superb salt water pool..so much more refreshing than those heavily chlorinated holiday brochure affairs. It really is a little oasis that you have built. I also loved our balcony overlooking the river by the railway bridge which encouraged us to take a train from Tavira along the length of the Algarve to the wonderful town of Lagos. I believe that that Tavira is a very special place and I was extremely impressed with the way that much needed new development respects the historical fabric of the town. I'm glad that we found you and I consider Tavira to be the perfect base to discover the beautiful Algarve. Thanks for your generous hospitality and for making us feel so welcome especially in your jazz bar. Regards Robert and Rosie Poierce

ROBERT PIERCE <pdpc038@aol.com>
England - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 16:11:48 (CDT)
Just two overnight stays at either end of our touring holiday. We were well looked after, and much enjoyed the haven of the pool & garden. I can believe that Tavira is a touch of the Algarve as it used to be pre the sophistication.
brian & margaret durham <>
Stockport, England - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 06:14:23 (CDT)
I can not say enough on how pleased Lisa and I was with our stay in your beautiful world. The Tavira Inn is with out a doubt one of the most unique places we have ever stayed, especially the owner..HA HA! Thanks again for the hospitality with a smile.

Sicerely Aaron and Lisa Gomes
Wellington, Fl. USA

P.S. You can have the FIRE WATER!!

Aaron and Lisa Gomes <akgomes@aol.com>
Wellington, Fl USA - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 08:32:55 (CDT)
Dear Sebastiao
Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your home,the Tavira Inn,the rooms pool gardens are excellent.
Thankyou very much for your kind hospitality,we will certainly return.

Dennis& Janet Edwards <soscus@lineone.net>
Nantwich, Cheshire England - Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 16:03:02 (CDT)
We had a wonderful time in Tavira. Sebastiao was personable and helpful, the inn was lovely,and the town was the best of what the Algarve has to offer, as commercialism has not yet arrived in full force as it has in many other places.
Sue Bumagin and Paul Korn <>
Gloucester, MA USA - Monday, June 27, 2005 at 10:08:47 (CDT)
What a wonderful place ! Casa do Rio / Tavira Inn was the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful town of Tavira . The inn's owner Sebastiao is a great host , giving his guests plenty of space whilst being on hand if there were any questions or needs of advice . The saltwater pool was a wonderful way of cooling down in what can be very hot weather in eastern Algarve . What really impressed me was that this wasn't a hotel where you're waited on hand and foot ... This is a place where you're in a pleasant room , have the facilities of a nice pool , and are , importantly , left alone . Sebastiao's into his Jazz and opens a late night bar if guests are interested . The town is only about 5 minutes walk and has plenty of great bars and restaurants ( Try Patrick's Bar for a few beers chatting with locals and tourists .. very friendly . ) . it's a testament to Sebastiao that a lot of his guests come from USA , Canada , Australia etc... These guys can be hard to please .

Sebastiao , I enjoyed every minute of my stay at your house and I will be back !! Good luck .. Boa Sorte !

Say Hi to Joao Maria ... Nice kid .

Steve ( UK )

Steve Robinson <steverobin@blueyonder.co.uk>
Southend-on-Sea, Essex England - Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 13:25:20 (CDT)
Thank you for a lovely week spent at the Tavira Inn - your house has a 'touch of class' so different from the 'normal' accommodation we have come to accept. It's been a long time since I have had a holiday where I really did not want to go home. Thank you.
Margaret Greenshields <mgreenshields@hbsplc.co.uk>
Glasgow, Scotland - Monday, June 13, 2005 at 04:49:32 (CDT)
Great so see that Tavira Inn has not changed, Maestro Sebastiao is still the perfect host and the place nice and welcoming
Alessandro Scotti <zagara66@hotmail.com>
London, United Kingdom - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 06:05:31 (CDT)
My wife and I enjoyed several nights at Tavira Inn, as did my Uncle some weeks later. The Inn is a cosy place to stay, well located for local restaurants etc and Sebastiao is a polite and welcoming host (with excellent English language skills). About 30 mins by car from Faro airport, Tavira is a quiet and charming place to stay. Avoiding touristy hotels nearby (which we have also stayed in), the Inn is a home from home environment, without any pressure or reminders of work. If you try it - I am sure you will like it!
Adam Stoll
London, UK - Friday, June 03, 2005 at 04:44:33 (CDT)
We loved the Tavira Inn! The rooms were spacious, spotless and well decorated. We loved the pool and bar!
We would definitely come back and tell all our friends about the Tavira Inn.

Anna-Theresa and Jason <atlobos@hotmail.com>
Ottawa, Canada - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:56:19 (CDT)
Thank you for making us feel at home while
in Tavira. Even though our stay was too brief, Tavira was one of the
highlights of our trip. You live in a great spot! We especially enjoyed our
trip to the beach. It is a beautiful place to be. I'm sorry we missed seeing
your pool in action. Maybe next time we will see you during "the season". I
will recommend your hotel to Fodor's travel guide. Once again, thank you.
Have a great and prosperous summer.
Jody & John Horner

Judy & John Horner
- Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:48:56 (CDT)
We stayed 5 days at the TAVIRA INN in the first week of May 2005.It was a great base for exploring this quieter part of the Algarve in our hire car.Plenty to see, weather was great and Sebastian made us feel very welcome in his home.It was great to return to the Pool for a swim before going out to eat at the superb restaurant over the river in the evening.Thanks Sebastian for all the information you so kindly offered.
Bryan and Christine <bryanrice@chic2947.freeserve.co.uk>
ST. AUSTELL, CORNWALL UNITED KINGDOM - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 17:53:18 (CDT)
Dear Sebatiao,
A welcome break away from cooler England and a great change from conventional hotels. A good find that we hope to revisit. Thanks.

Paul Nash & Colin Rugless <pnash87678@aol.com>
East Dean, Sussex UK - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 03:39:39 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao..Thanks for a wonderful stay. Sue and I had a great time at your place. You should be real proud of your Inn, it's beautiful. We'll definately be back..Cheers..Sean

Sean Clarke <seanclarke@sympatico.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 12:15:28 (CDT)
My wife & I spent a few nights at Tavira Inn recently (April 2005) and were impressed with the quaint setting, which was clean and tidy. The short stroll along the River to nearby restaurants was most pleasant and Sebastiao is a cheerfull and friendly host. No hestitation in recommending a stay!
Clive Beesley <clive.beesley1@btinternet.com>
London, England - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 10:49:04 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao
Loved staying at Tavira Inn! What a beautiful house you have. And all the art work, so beautifu!

I am looking forward to coming back to stay at the Inn at summertime to enjoy more of the outdoor facilitites. Thanks for your suggestions for a nice fish restaurant...

Many best wishes
from the first Greek to have stayed at Tavira Inn


Evangelia Moutselou <Moutseloue@cardiff.ac.uk>
Thessaloniki, Greece - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 04:23:08 (CDT)
Sebastiao! Thank you for the stay in your eccentric Tavira Inn 3 days in march this year. Vila Nova de Cacela, the local restaurant and the best fresh oysters ever tasted is a must for all your next guests! For golfers Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria are top courses at the same location.
Best regards and see you in the lovely bar next time

Åmund Myklebost <aamu-myk@online.no>
Stavanger, Norway - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 03:24:22 (CDT)
I look forward to my next trip to Tavira and especially the Tavira Inn. Wonderful host, great location, beautiful accomodations.
Debra Boutilier <debra.boutilier@nscc.ca>
Dartmouth, NS Canada - Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 06:43:25 (CST)
We had a wonderful stay at your place and enjoyed Tavira very much. I hope we can return some day.
Once again, thanks for your hospitality.

R. Leys
UK - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 11:50:00 (CST)
We stayed at Tavira Inn for 5 nights while exploring Tavira, Algarve coast and Sevilla. Great place to stay, and with a kind host who looked well after us. Thank you!
Frode Midjo
Trondheim, Norway - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 00:10:21 (CST)
Spent 4 wonderfully relaxing days at the Tavira Inn. Loved the atmosphere and our wonderful balcony from which we enjoyed our late afternoon wine before heading out for the superb food in Tavira. Love the town and the accomodations. I would recommond your inn to anyone. Next time back I plan to be there when the bar is open. Thanks for providing a great Algarve experience.
Louise Connors <louise.connors@nscc.ca>
Dartmouth, NS Canada - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 09:18:58 (CST)
Artistic and charming place - we enjoyed staying here ! Next time in Tavira we´ll drop by !
Karen & Arne Laerdal
Stavanler, Norway - Friday, March 18, 2005 at 04:59:08 (CST)
Centraal gelegen (handig om van hieruit de Algarve te verkennen), mooie kamers, aardige & levendige eigenaar en een gezellige bar!
Colin & Kim <cashruf@lycos.nl>
Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands - Friday, March 11, 2005 at 04:03:14 (CST)
Dear Sebastiao,
Many thanks for the wonderful stay in September. We spent ten days at Tavira Inn and enjoyed it so much. We loved the comfortable room, the nice swimming pool area and your bar with great music. Thanks also for the nice boattrip to the beach together with you and your son. We hope to come back.
Best regards, Astri and Terje.

Astri Levin <astri.levin@dnbnor.no>
Oslo, Norway - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 09:05:42 (CST)
We had a great time here at Sebastian's. He is very proud of the place, an has reasons to be. It was intimate, stilish and simple in a very good way. Just outside of town, you can easily walk in to the sentre, and still you are in the quiet area for a good nights sleep. 5 girls together, we where busy laughing. I can really recommend Tavira Inn, and Tavira town is just beautiful, relaxed and cool! We met many interesting people there.

Ida Lokken <ischoyen@hotmail.com>
Norway - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 05:47:05 (CST)
Un lugar muy lindo y comodo, con bonitas habitaciones y un simpatico dueño.
Disfrutamos de una excelente estancia, aun que fuera en noviembre!

Walter Revello
Italia - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 13:57:27 (CST)
Hi Sebastian!

Thank you very much for having us this late a year. As you might have
understood we had a great time. I haven't laughed this much in two years I
Tavira is a wonderful place, and so was your house. Perfect, and very well
taken care of by you. The morning we left was a bit chaotic, and when we
couldn't find a pen, we where not able to write in your guest-book. However,
I will be more than happy to leave a review on your site.

Hope to be back soon,

Ida & the girls

Ida Blokker <blokken@online.no>
Norway - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 17:10:18 (CST)
Hi Sebastiao, Just to say Thanks for your warm welcome to your home and to Tavira. We enjoyed both very much especially the view of your enchanted jungle garden from our balcony and also we enjoyed the bar with your excellent choice of laid back music. Take care and will see again.
Pat and Ray

Dover, - Monday, November 01, 2004 at 13:51:29 (CST)
Dear Sebastiao
Just to tell you that we really enjoyed our three weeks with you and appreciated your unstinting efforts to make us comfortable. Felt as if we were leaving an old friend when we left.
All the best from Mavis and Stan

Mavis & Stan Turner <mavisstan@yahoo.com>
London, England - Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 06:17:56 (CDT)
Hi Sebastio!
Thank you for your hospitality last week. We enjoyed our stay in Tavira, with its fantastic beach and excellent restaurants. We also discovered pastelarias for the first time - a very pleasant experience! As yesterday was one of those rare rainy days on the Algarve, we were pleased you were able to let us keep our room until we left for the airport.
Best Regards
Julian & Josette

Julian & Josette Lord <jandjlord@ntlworld.com>
Colchester, England - Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 06:14:30 (CDT)
Great rooms, gracious host, fun bar, relaxing pool, funky town - an incomparable value! We loved our time with Sebastião
Jen and Joe
Elmira, NY - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 19:37:03 (CDT)

Dear Sebastiao,
I expect your booking year is now coming to a close.
I said I would send you a review that also included Tavira.
Sorry for the delay.
Please find it attached .
When we look back on our holiday which included a week in Spain - your
place stands out as something special.
It was very relaxing.
Look forward to seeing you again.

Brian and Susan Woodyatt (16th -23rd September 2004)
(See attached file: Tavira.doc)

Really enjoyed our time in Tavira. The town is very pleasant with the focus on the river that runs through it Also churches and a ruined castle with gardens to visit. The restaurants are excellent and very reasonably priced.
On the Ilha you have a choice of a surfing beach with excellent sands or a quiet side with a lovely beach where you can watch the boats go up and down and little crabs in the shallows – bliss.
Then it is back to the Casa Rio. An excellent base. Loved the pool. Had a really lovely room . And of course the legendry bar. Met some very nice people there. What more can you want having eaten in a good restaurant than to have a beer with good company listening to jazz.
Thank you again Sebastiao. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

Brian and Suasan Woodyatt <Brian.wooyatt@itenetplc.com>
England - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 08:59:15 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao,
how are you?
We are very cold and damp over here.
We have already booked flights for next year, we are bringing 2 friends. Is it possible to book 2 rooms from the 28th September 2005 for 7 nights departing 5th October?
What is your rate for next year.

Regards Dave
-----Original Message-----
From: sebastiao bastos [mailto:book@tavira-inn.com]
Sent: 07 October 2004 02:24
To: Miller, Dave
Subject: Fw: guestbook

Dave Miller <millerd2@bp.com>
Hull, East Yorkshire England - Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 09:42:30 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao,

Keep thinking about our last week in Tavira in July , I was tempted to go back in August as well it was so enjoyable and of course the highlight was your bringing us to that lovely Fish restaurant at Cacelha.
Every day last week I thought of your place, definitely the nicest and warmest place we've stayed in Tavira.
Looking forward to our next trip.

Niamh & Frank <lovetts@utvinternet.com>
- Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 06:27:35 (CDT)
Hello Sebastiao,
We are home again! We arrived last night after a long day of traveling.
This is just a brief note to thank you for the wonderful time we had in Tavira. The only unfortunate thing is that we did not spend more time there. When we come to Portugal again, we will be certain to have more time to visit all of the wonderful sites we missed. Best wishes, and muito obrigado.

Craig and Nancy Miller

Craig Miller
NY, US - Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 06:21:54 (CDT)
What a great find! Tavira appears untouched by mass tourism. Sebastio, you're an excellent & informative host.The Picasso room was comfortable & tastefully decorated & the location was most convenient allowing us to stroll in & out of Tavira easily. We particularly enjoyed our nightcaps in the bar!
Martin & Monica <wilkinsm@btinternet.com>
London, England - Monday, October 11, 2004 at 06:47:01 (CDT)
What a wonderful place to stay! the relaxed atmosphere in and around Tavira was fully complimented by your superb Inn, the hospitality was second to none.
Irene sends thanks for making her birthday one to remember.
We will be back.
All the best
Dave and Irene

Dave and Irene Miller <millerd2@bp.com>
Hull, East Yorkshire England - Monday, October 11, 2004 at 05:41:01 (CDT)
Hello Sebastiao,
Thank you so much for such a gorgeous holiday. We loved your house - the relaxed, calm ambience and the good company. We have lovely memories of the pool and the palm trees - and that unforgettable night at the best fish retaurant ever!

We'd love to come back.

Tess and Ian Macpherson <tess.macpherson@btinternet.com>
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England - Thursday, October 07, 2004 at 12:03:51 (CDT)
Hi Sebastiao
Ken says thanks for the picture. He hasn't told me all the tales about his holiday but I know that I haven't seen him so happy after returning from a break for a long while. He loved his time with you and say how wonderful everything was.

Miki Strange
England - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 07:33:54 (CDT)
Thanks Sebastiao, loved everything about your Inn and Tavira, both unique and interesting and we couldn't have asked for a more attentive host. Sorry we couldn't take up your offer of the boat ride. Wish we had booked more than 3 nights, but we won't make the same mistake next time.
Barbara & John McNally <barbara.mcnally@bankofengland.co.uk>
Woodford Green, Essex UK - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 06:09:16 (CDT)
Thank you for a friendly introduction to Algarve for me and my daughter !
We are happy about our choice of surroundings : we like your house, the garden and Tavira town.
Thank you again and good luck !

Alfhild Berger <alfhild@online.no>
Oslo, Noruega - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 07:50:54 (CDT)
Thank you Sebastian for a wonderful holiday in your home.
We enjoyed our visit to your favourite fish restaurant and the laid back quiet atmosphere in Tavira. Long may it stay like that.
Hope to visit you again sooner than later.
All the very best for the future !

Ken + Mary Brown
Coventry, England - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 13:06:50 (CDT)
Get here! Gentle, eccentric and laid back hospitality...the house matches the personality of the host. We had a wondeful time...the bar, the pool and the music -our most enjoyable stay in Portugal. Thanks Sebastiao, we will be back!
Cindy Davies <cindy.davies@thomson.com>
london, England - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 18:55:30 (CDT)

Dear Sebastiao,
We had a lovely time at your casa.
We were very fortunate to have a room ! .
Really liked the house and Tavira. I had hoped to say goodbye in the
morning but we had to go fairly early for Spain.
Yes I want to write something in your guest book. It was a great pleasure
to meet you Sebastiao and a pleasure to stay at your home. Hope to visit you again in the not so distant future.

Brian and Suasan Woodyatt <Brian.wooyatt@itenetplc.com>
England - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 13:22:04 (CDT)
After spending time at your oasis we feel by far more relaxed. The rooms are charming and the jazz bar is exactly the right place to spend some time after exploring the region.
We wish you all the best !

Evelyne + Pascal
Basel, Switzerland - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 06:01:58 (CDT)
We enjoyed our stay in Tavira and the Tavira Inn very much.
Sebastiao's little hotel is a peaceful place and he provided us with helpful tips (especially eating-out-tips).
We have traveled to most parts of Portugal and have only
seen one town we liked more than Tavira.
All the best to you, Sebastiao!
Susanne and Frank from Germany

Susanne Schläfer <f.schlaefer@t.online.de>
Ruesselsheim, Germany - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 13:58:20 (CDT)
Cada dia que pasa ... estoy más agusto !
Lia & Angel
Madrid, España - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 09:37:20 (CDT)
Many mahalos ( thanks ) for the wonderful place to stay. The rooms are nice and the jazz bar is one of the best we´ve ever been too. I will never forget the late night boat ride. It is definetly one of my European highlights. Take care.
Mark & Meg <->
Aloha, Maui Hawaii - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 09:30:34 (CDT)
Another wonderfully relaxing stay at Tavira inn. Our third time now and we never tire of returning. Always meeting interesting people and chilling out. Already looking forward to our next trip . Mick and Gill Lindop Cheshire
GILL AND MICK LINDOP <gill.lindop@fm-online.co.uk>
CHESHIRE, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 22:27:46 (CDT)
Had a wonderful break here, very handy location for the town. Very nice to relax and do your own thing. Many thanks are due to the great host.
Jeffery & Christine Legg
Kettering, UK - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 11:48:16 (CDT)
I would simply like to thank you for your hospitality. Tavira Inn is
perfect for people who like holidays off the beaten track. It is a fantastic
place to enjoy the lush garden, the awesome swimming pool, the jazz club.
I will recommend it to all my friends and colleagues.

Annik Rosbach <Annik.Rosbach@eu.sony.com>
Brussels, Belgique - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 06:37:43 (CDT)
Tavira Inn : Un petit oasis de paix dans un quartier en retrait du centre du très agréable village de Tavira (15 minutes de marche). Une chambre confortable, équipée d'un frigo, d'une salle de bain privée, d'un balcon et d'un accès à la piscine (d'eau de mer !), le jardin luxuriant, permettent de profiter paresseusement de son séjour. Très bonne fenestration insonorisée (nettement supérieure aux standards canadiens) faisant oublier le train qui passe sur le magnifique pont ferroviaire surplombant le Gilao... (relâche pendant la nuit, rassurez-vous) La vue sur le bras de mer à partir de la chambre, du balcon et de la terrasse de la piscine contribue à donner une impression de vivre au rythme du temps qui se la coule douce...
En conclusion, Sebastiao vous réserve un accueil personnalisé, sympatique et discret qui vous assurera un excellent et reposant séjour dans ce coin d'Algarve au visage encore humain ! Obrigadinhos Sebastiao ! Até à proxima !

France Létourneau et Nicolas Tardi <hypocrite@hypocrite.qc.ca>
Montréal, QC Canada - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 11:56:27 (CDT)
Yo solamente comentare que mi alegria ha sido conocer un nuevo Pais,un nuevo rio y un nuevo amigo.
bilbo, bizkaia euskadi - Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 11:15:01 (CDT)
Han sido tres noches con sus tres días maravillosos, conocer de una "tacada" Tavira, Casa do Río y a Sebastiao. ?Qué más se puede pedir?, es muy recomendable para mantener una buena salud y un espiritu envidiable. VOLVEREMOS.
Oliva, Marilen, Txori y Pedro <jfmorales@ono.com>
Algeciras, Cádiz Espana - Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 11:08:54 (CDT)
Lovely Inn, funky bar... far better than any other places during our stay in Algarve! Thank you very much for your beer too! &hibar;¬¨­Åé°·±d.(I promised I will put some chinese here...)
Brenda Lee
- Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 03:53:03 (CDT)
Very nice inn in a beautiful city.
Albergo veramente bello, accogliente, in una cittadina deliziosa.

Alessia Baldini <alebaldini81@yahoo.it>
Milan, ITALY - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 17:18:09 (CDT)
Sebas cómo estás!! Ha sido un placer conocerte.Seguro que me volverás a ver porque me he sentido muy agusto. Ahora mismo estoy en el trabajo y me pongo a pensar en la luz de Tavira, en la playa, en el hotel, en la piscina, en la cara de Joan maría.... y me me apetece marcharme de esta ciudad en la que parece que no existe el verano. Me he enamorado de Tavira por muchas razones y os prometo que una de ellas ha sido conoceros. Espero que Joan Maria me eche de menos, la próxima vez seré yo quien le quite el bañador. Un besito para ambos.
Lía y Angel <lia_beltran@yahoo.es>
Oviedo, España - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 13:32:43 (CDT)
andi gremm <andi.gremm@freenet.de>
munich, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 08:33:02 (CDT)
Tavira Inn is perfect for people who like holidays off the beaten track. A fantastic place to chill, enjoy the lush garden, the awesome swimming pool and Sebastiao's hospitality!
Gregor Kreuzhuber <gregor.kreuzhuber@cec.eu.int>
Brussels, Belgium - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 05:30:52 (CDT)
I had a lovely time staying in your hotel and will probably be back some day sooner or later.
Han Holthuizen
Holland - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 11:21:08 (CDT)
Staying at Casa do Rio this Summer completely lived up to memories of 3 years ago. Can't recommend it enough to anyone wanting a relaxing and welcoming stay in a unique guest house. Thanks Sebastiao for your hospitality. I shall be back! Eleanor x
Eleanor Goldwin <eleanorgoldwin@hotmail.com>
London, England - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 08:38:26 (CDT)
Our third visit to the Tavira Inn and the best yet - the room fridges are a welcome addition. In the town we had good meals at the Belmar (portuguese food and prices) and the Aqua Sul (international food and prices). Hope to be back next year. Thanks Sebastian
clark and moira
balfron, scotland - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 07:11:12 (CDT)
We had a memorable last two days of our Algarve honeymoon at the Tavira Inn. It was only about 50 celcius in July at 18:30, thank goodness for the refreshing pool and setting at the Inn. Perfect for relaxing. Sebastiao is a very gracious host. We checked in, relaxed for an hour and then got a private ride on his boat to the beautiful beaches on the isle. What a memory. Thank you Sebastiao! I feel lucky the Pony Express delivered the Euros in time. Best wishes to you and your family always. Jim V
Jim Vatcher <j2vatch@yahoo.com>
Los Angeles, CA U.S.A - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 14:32:30 (CDT)
Great time in Tavira.Lovely place to stay and very relaxing especially by the pool.Thanks to Sebastiao for being a good host both during the day and at night behind the bar!
susan edie <susan.edie@tesco.net>
st andrews, scotland - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 09:29:52 (CDT)
The Tavira Inn was a hidden treasure and became our favorite of places we stayed in Portugal! Sebastiao was an extremely hospitable host an provided lively conversation to all the guests at night. The bar is a fantastic place to relax and have a few drinks with the other guests. We would stay there again and recommend it to anyone traveling to Portugal.
Jennifer Isabelle <jisabelle223@yahoo.com>
Boston, MA USA - Monday, July 26, 2004 at 16:01:21 (CDT)
We had a wonderful few days in Tavira, and the room was comfortable, clean and cosy. I also enjoyed the funky bar, listening to cool music and tasting good wines. Thanks for that!!!
Silvia Schikhof <s.schikhof@dgw.minvenw.nl>
amsterdam, Netherlands - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 07:13:18 (CDT)
Dear Sebastiao,

What a lovely holiday! Tavira was beautiful as was your home. Thank you for making us so welcome and especially for our last night drinks. You're a fantastic host and your bar's the best in Tavira! : )

Lots of love and best wishes,

Aron and Carol

Aron James <james.aron@mtvne.com>
London, UK - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 08:50:15 (CDT)
We had a lovely three days at the Tavira Inn. Location is great, just a short walk from the centre and Tavira is definitely the most appealing town in the Algarve. Just sorry we could not make more of the bar and the jazz each evening.

jon furmston <jonandfinn@btconnect.com>
Horsham, England - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 14:21:23 (CDT)
What a very interesting place this is but what is more interesting is the owner. we are having a great time what a host. we will call again if we can. xxxx um beijo
Michelle Gear <michelle@sabah.co.uk>
Manchester, UK - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 15:33:39 (CDT)
We started our Algarve holiday at Tavira Inn and had a wonderful 3 days at this serene, one-of-a-kind place. I knew little about the Algarve before our trip & picked Tavira by chance and am so glad...it was the most atmospheric of the places we stayed and so refreshingly unspoiled by megadevelopment. Sebastiao's great inn delivers on its promise of intimate yet sophisticated 'vibe' and the terrace pool and guests-only bar were special places to be away from it all. Thanks Sebastiao for a great time. Lisa & Peter (New York City)
Lisa Kaufman & Peter Deri <lkaufman3@nyc.rr.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 17:45:32 (CDT)
No se puede encontrar sitio mejor!
No puedo dejar de recomendar Casa do Rio, no solo por lo encantador del lugar, lo bien puesto que está y el encanto de su piscina salada, sino sobre todo por su dueño, Sebastiao, que es sin duda el alma del pequeño hotel de Tavira. No puedo más que agradecer su magnífica hospitalidad, su enorme simpatía y su estupendo repertorio de jazz.

Miguel Garcia Tormo
Barcelona, Espanha - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 05:42:50 (CDT)
Thank you Sebastiao we really enjoyed our time with you. The week just seemed to pass too quickly, and I wish I could have spent more time relaxing by the pool in the mini oasis which you have created. We loved the creative and artistic ambiance of the place and would deffinately recommend a stay at Tavira Inn.
Debbie Budden <dbudden@onetel.net.uk>
Sussex, UK - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 15:31:38 (CDT)
Excellent and beautiful place to relax, particularly by the pool set within a lovely garden.
mark purcell <mark.purcell@dnv.com>
london, uk - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 05:43:49 (CDT)
We have had a wonderful two weeks here.
Tavira is a charming town with lots of character and
wonderful restaurants. Everyone we have met has been very friendly and helpful. We stayed at the Tavira Inn and we had good time in this very homely place. We shall miss it - especially the frogs - and we hope to return soon.

Graham Spavins <grspavins@zoom.co.uk>
UK - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 07:44:43 (CDT)
Wow! what a fantastic 5 days we had. How lucky to have found Tavira and even luckier to stay with Sebastiao at the Tavira Inn. A great place to chill out, relax and experience wonderful Sebastiao and the Portugese hospitality. We thought Tavira wwas beautiful - the real stuff still, lets hope it stays that way. The resturants and bars were all fab and the beaches on the island ideal. We really want to come back again and would definatly be hoping Sebastiao would have a room free. Ten out of Ten. Obrigado from all of us. xxxx
Rachel, Jon, Dean & Haley <rachenightingale@aol.com>
Bristol, UK - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 11:35:39 (CDT)
June 12, 2004
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Tavira Inn. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Sebastiao was a wonderful host and made us feel welcome in his home. Our room was comfortable and the saltwater pool was very refreshing. We hope to return someday and stay more than three days.

Michelle Armson <Michellearmson@aol.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 09:34:13 (CDT)
Staying in Tavira with Sabastiao is like visiting a long lost friend. The house, pool and the company could not be any more pleasant. We enjoyed the bar and the great jazz collection. I highly recommend this as a stop in the Algarve.
Susann Larson <slarson@clarionhotelfw.com>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 10:35:45 (CDT)
The stay at the Casa do Rio (aka Tavira Inn) was delightful. Again. If you are a fan of peace and quiet,this is the place to be. Escape the daily routine and experience life at a different pace in Tavira, a little diamond in the rough in the Algarve. Portugal. "I can't help falling in love with you."

Kim & Dirk

Dirk Domen <kim.van.steen@pandora.be>
Antwerpen, Belgium - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 15:25:38 (CDT)
Sebastiao was a graceful and delightful host, and we had a wonderful time. We look forward to a return visit to Tavira and Tavira Inn.
Thomas Bleha
Arlington, VA USA - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 10:55:01 (CDT)
Sebastiao, loved staying at your place very much. Lovely rooms and beautiful surroundings - especially round the pool. Bar always handy for a little late night action! You can count on us returning very soon. Thanks for everything.
Adam & Maggie <adam@hartdyke.com>
London, United Kingdom - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 12:11:18 (CDT)
A thousand thanks Sebastio for making our stay in Tavira a most enjoyable one ,you are a great host and a great guide for excellent local restuarants etc----Tavira is well worth a visit-a lovely city enhanced by friendly helpful locals and great interaction in the Tavira Inn with the other guests at night--see you soon Seb--Tina & Martin
Martin & Tina <mmullins5@hotmail.com>
Naas, Ireland - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 15:45:27 (CDT)
we have enjoyed ourselves a great deal at the tavira inn and loved the kindness and helpfullness of sebastiaous he is a great host and a pleasure to have met him we hope to be back soon.regards colin and andrea gee 30th april 2004
colin gee <foxdellsªonetel.com>
charlestown, england - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 06:34:51 (CDT)

The Tavira Inn is special. It is run by a special person - Sebastaio - who makes you feel very welcome from the instant you arrive, and whos passion for his oasis of tranquility shines through. It is in a special place - Tavira - a superb base for a weekend's exploration around 'authentic' Algarve. My recommendation would be to catch Tavira while it still oozes with charm and character. Don't bother looking for expensive hotels - they wouldn't come anywhere near the quality of stay that you will receive at Sebastaio's Tavira Inn!
Neil Watson <neil.watson1@ntlworld.com>
London, UK - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 03:34:09 (CDT)

Tavira and the Casa do Rio/Tavira Inn are the perfect double act. Each complements each other offering as they do a delightful, interesting town alongside smart, comfortable accomodation. Indeed we so enjoyed our stay in both that we can't wait to hurry back.
David & Julia Hobbs
London, England - Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at 07:31:31 (CDT)

Many thanks for our recent stay Sebastiao,you have achieved the perfect combination, your warm & friendly personality coupled with the delightful 'House by the River'.
Ian & Cathie Wallace <ianqts@aol.com>
Edwinstowe, Notts England - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 03:34:19 (CDT)

Another enjoyable visit to Tavira, our most favourite place in the Algarve, this time enhanced by staying in your unusual and delightful Inn and, of course your excellent company. Thank you and hope to see on our next visit.

Nell & Derek.
Derek & Nell Warmington <derek.warmington@virgin.net>
Southampton, Hants UK - Friday, March 26, 2004 at 14:43:56 (CST)

Ronald Allard <Ronall@mts.net>
Winnipeg, Man Canada - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 07:26:27 (CST)

Thank you again Sebastiao for the beautiful time at your place. I had lost your address and was glad I could get you by simply typing Tavira Inn on the internet. I immediately got your website and was able to book with you on short notice. Val and I had a great time, not only at your place, but at the shops and restaurants, the port at Tavira, and the neighbouring ports, etc. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. See you next time.

john rees <john@jsrees.freeserve.co.uk>
Bristol, UK - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 13:21:12 (CST)

Thanks for a great stay - Sebastiao and his Tavira Inn gave us an ideal combination of efficient/business-like management and a warm, personal welcome that made us want to return next time we visit the Algarve.


Yvonne Hartgers <depret@planet.nl>
Leiden, Z-H Holland - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 06:41:54 (CST)

This is a wonderful place to stay, we liked the decoration very much. The place has a nice warm atmosphere.Sebastiao: keep it up!We will come back! And a happy new year for you. Yvonne and Tom.

Alison Gear <alison.gear@ntlworld.com>
York, England - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11:35:26 (CST)

Why did we ever leave? Our stay was very comfortable and it was great coming back to the bar in the evenings and meeting different people to chat to. We have been to Tavira many times before as we love it's 'faded spendour' and the fantastic beach. We have not stayed in such a comfortable and friendly accommodation there before.

Susan & David Town <david@town2002.fsworld.co.uk>
Macclesfield, England - Thursday, November 06, 2003 at 07:14:06 (CST)

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the Algarve staying at Tavira Inn. Tavira is a small, typical Portugese town set on both sides of the river. Take a quiet stroll through the town, see the sights and soak up the atmosphere. Tavira Inn is run by the extovert Sebastiao who will recommend which local restaurant to visit for your evening meal (the fish is especially good). Afterwards enjoy a drink, a chat and listen to Sebastiao,s wonderful jazz collection in his bar with his other guests from countries such as Australia, America, Germany, Norway and Gibraltar

Pauline McKiernan <sec@argyllshiregathering.fsnet.co.uk>
Oban, Argyll Scotland - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 16:38:55 (CST)

A lovely relaxed week in Tavira - just what we needed. The Tavira Inn and it's welcoming, helpful host added to the enjoyment. We loved the bar and met friendly, interesting people. Highly recommended. Thank you Sebastian - CD of Scottish jazz will be sent soon. Pauline and Allan

Holger und Brigitte Stubbe <HoStub@t-online.de>
Ammersbek, HH Deutschland - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:10:57 (CST)

Wir waren bereits einige Male an der wunderschönen Algarve (Moncapacho) und haben dabei das liebliche Tavira kennengelernt. Diesmal war unser Reiseziel Tavira selbst und wir hatten dabei das Glück, Sebastiauo, seine netten Gäste und sein interessantes Tavira Inn auszuwählen.Tavira war für uns auch dfeshalb die richtige Wahl, weil gleich neben diesem schönen Ort der sehenswerte, kleine Hafen Santa Luzia mit dem frischesten und besten Fischangebot der Algarve liegt. Einige nette Abende haben wir dann bei Capello verbracht und die leckersten Fischgerichte genossen, die sich ein Gourmet wünschen kann. Der Abend wurde dann abgeschlossen in der Bar von Sebastiauo bei einem Glas Wein oder einem Brandy zusammen mit netten Gästen aus England, Schweden oder Norwegen. Sebastiauo, vielen Dank für Deine Gastfreundschaft und die netten Tage in Tavira, in Tavira Inn. Wir kommen gerne wieder und bitten Dich alle zu grüßen, die uns noch kennen.

Sandra Tennyson <TENTEN@TISCALI.CO.UK>
ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:08:07 (CST)


Don Tanswell <dont@chiswickw4.demon.co.uk>
london, - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 04:00:24 (CDT)

Great stay with seb and his lovely son but only two nights unfortunately - what a chilled out guy pitty we didnt get to use the bar / next time .Tavira and 4 aquas we loved so much a real gem of an unspoilt algarve town with great food / great value and the traditional warm welcome 2004 here we come / cant wait to go for a quick winter weekendtoo thanks Don

Grant Tuner <gctbonesetter@hotmail.com>
Gibraltar, UK - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 06:08:11 (CDT)

Dear Sebastiao, many thanks for our second stay with you. Sorry I didnt get much time to chat with you. I am back in Gibraltar and having to go to work today. My brother and friend are on their way to Lisbon now. No doubt I will see you again as I have my mother and father coming to visit next year. Thanks again Sebastiao, Take care, Kind regards Grant.

Kevin & Margaret mc manus <mcmags@hotmail.com>
Lichfield, England - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 14:56:47 (CDT)

We had two exalent nights at the Tavira inn , and what you see on the webb site is what you get.We reccommend to anyone. Mc & Mags

Mel Swann <ergogirl03@hotmail.com>
London, UK - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 07:01:16 (CDT)

We had a great stay - really enjoyed ourselves! The best thing was far and away the brilliant restuarant tips. That fish restaurant was amazing! Many thanks.

GILL AND MICK LINDOP <gill.lindop@fm-online.co.uk>
crewe, cheshire england - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 05:17:42 (CDT)

Had another fantastic holiday at Tavira inn. Comfortable spotlessly clean room and well needed relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly helpful host. Can't wait for next year. Gill and Mick Lindop Crewe Cheshire.

Mary and Dave Simmonds <marysimmonds@ntlworld.com>
Cardiff, Wales, UK - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 13:40:09 (CDT)

Thanks for the warm welcome at the Tavira Inn Sebastian! We enjoyed our stay immensely and thought Tavira itself was a gem of a place - we do hope the Portugese keep it that way. The Tavira Inn is so stylish and we love the way you've succeeded in combining the traditional and the contemporary - the sun umbrellas in the Jazz Bar particularly! The only think on my wish list would be a kettle and a coolbox in the bedroom. Many thanks - we enjoyed your company and that of your other lovely guests.

GILL AND MICK LINDOP <gill.lindop@fm-online.co.uk>
crewe, cheshire england - Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 13:36:31 (CDT)

Another great holiday at Tavira Inn. What a joy to have complete relaxation without noise pollution. We could completely unwind. Can't wait for my next holiday. Comfortable and spotlessly clean. Gill ann Mick Lindop Crewe Cheshire

Luke Stalley <luke.stalley@hyder-con.co.uk>
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 03:54:54 (CDT)

Excellent host, very welcoming and hospitable. Good location 5 minutes walk to centre. Tavira is a historic, pretty fishing town benefiting from tourism but relatively unaffected by the overdevelopment so prevalent elsewhere on the Algarve.

Amanda Key <amanda-key@supanet.com>
Norwich, UK - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 12:50:34 (CDT)

We loved staying at Casa del Rio in Tavira, Sebestio was a great host and we enjoyed swimming in the seawater pool . The Funky Jazz Bar was also cool and we met some fine, intersting people there and had lively conversations. Tavira itself has fine character and we enjoyed leisurely days wandering in and out and discovering places to eat and drink. We especially enjoyed the walk up to the old castle ruins and churches and the views of the town from above. The short boat trip to the isla was also an enjoyable experience. Our only complaint was that the sea was too cold

Chris & Camie
London, UK - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 08:24:38 (CDT)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tavira Inn. It provided a restful, quiet place to relax. We enjoyed the ability to walk into the town and how close it was to restaurants and shops. Tavira Inn is very well run with a helpful and welcoming host.

Georgina <georginaprat@icab.es>
Barcelona, Sapin - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 04:56:35 (CDT)

La semana que pasamos en Casa Do Rio fue INCREÍBLE. La casa es preciosa, las instalaciones son muy acogedoras y el trato es inmejorable gracias a que Sebastiao con su simpatía y cordialidad hace que te sientas como en casa. Es un lugar totalmente recomendable para perderte, relajarte y disfrutar.

Omar and Jill Rehman <omar_rehman@hotmail.com>
London, UK - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 10:38:26 (CDT)

We really enjoyed our stay at the Tavira inn. Sebastiao was a wonderful host which made us enjoy our stay even more. I definitely recommend a stay here.

Lars Johansson
Sollentuna, Sweden - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 11:49:51 (CDT)

Hej alla svenska venner, her ska ni fa ett jettetips om boende vid Algarvekusten. Vid den lilla staden Tavira ligger ett fantastiskt liten plats att tillbringa nagra dagar, eller en vecka, som min fru och jag gjorde i sept.-03 Tavira Inn , som ags av Sabastian, en fantastisk manniska . Res hit och trivs!

Allyson Bliss <allyson_bliss@yahoo.com>
New York, NY USA - Friday, September 05, 2003 at 14:01:24 (CDT)

My only complaint about my stay at the Tavira Inn is that it was too short! This place is a real treasure and I would come back in a heartbeat. Sebastião has created a place that captures the spirit of the Algarve and his own unique sensibilities - he has succeeded beautifully. I hope to return soon. Thank you, Sebastião!

Jason Stinson and Shawna Hedlund <hedl0060@umn.edu>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Thursday, September 04, 2003 at 05:22:54 (CDT)

Visually stunning oasis where we felt warmly welcomed. We plan to send all of our friends here. We truly relaxed, maybe for the first time in months. What a fun, "eclectic" experience. Thank you for the boat ride, the beach, the sunset and the beer, Sebastian.

Bard & Karin <bard.mahle@frewave.cc>
BERGEN, NORWAY - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 11:01:22 (CDT)

Dear Sebastiao:) Thank you for a wonderfull stay this August !! You have indeed made a very charming and special place in Tavira, and combined with your hospitality you made our 5 days stay in Tavira unforgettable. We hope to come back one day hopefulle with a bunch of friends!You made Bard's birthday a night to remember;-) Best regards Bard & Karin

Gonzalo Ros <gonros@balzain.com>
Malaga, España - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 13:17:22 (CDT)

Hemos estado poco tiempo (1 dia), pero lo suficiente como para haberlo disfrutado e irnos con las ganas de volver muy pronto con algún día más. El sitio es fantastico y muy personal, es la casa de Sebastiao, por cierto un tipo entrañable y muy conversador, tiene dialogo para cualquier cosa, y ademas interesante. La musica le apasiona y muestra de ello, es la magnifica coleccion de jazz que tiene en su chiringuito lleno de sombrillas, donde se te pasara el tiempo tomandote unas copitas y disfrutando de la musica y la conversación con Sebastiao. Las habitaciones, geniales, de 5*, todo perfecto. La piscina de "agua salgada" todo un placer y el relajarte en una de sus tumbonas tomando el sol y viendo pasar el tren por encima de uno, es algo inolvidable. Volveremos pronto.

Shaunna & Dan Smith <shaunna.smith@labatt.com>
Calgary, Ab Canada - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 18:47:28 (CDT)

Thank you for helping make our trip to Portugal a memorable one. Our stay at the Tavira Inn was truely the highlight of our trip! Great atmosphere & great people, what more could you ask for?!!!

Inma <inmaculadahm@yahoo.com>
Barcelona, España - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 14:26:39 (CDT)

Estuvimos 1 semana con Sebastiaö en su preciosa casa, para mí lo mejor es el jardín con la piscina de agua salada, bañarte por la noche viendo un precioso cielo de estrellas, con una cervecita... La casa, preciosa, hay que verla para entender el encanto que tiene, las fotos de la web no le hacen justicia. Otra de las mejores cosas es el propio Sebastiaö, GENIAL¡¡¡ Me parece el sitio perfecto para gente joven, abierta y a la que le guste divertirse y conocer todo tipo de gente y de sensaciones, para unos nuevas y para otros quizá no tan nuevas...Eso no importa, allí es imponsible que no te sientas cómodo. No sé qué pensarán otros, yo desde luego volveré. Inma.

Ian & Marion Boulton
Ramsgate, England - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 11:15:35 (CDT)

We stayed at the Tavira Inn for five nights in July of this year. The hotel was everything the website had led us to expect, and more. The only comment we would make is that Sebastiao is not really as old as he looks in the website photo! The hotel is a short walk to Tavira, its many excellent restaurants, and the ferry to the wonderful beach. Look out for the Sunshine Bar on the beach...they play the greatest music, including daily doses of Madredeus, a superb Portuguese group. We will definitely return to Tavira, and when we do there is nowhere else we would consider staying than chez Sebastiao.

Inma y Angel <inmaculadahm@yahoo.com. angel_vinnuela@hotmail.com>
Barcelona y Madrid, España - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 06:48:12 (CDT)

La "Casa del rio", es uno de esos lugares "especiales" con los que te encuentras de vez en cuando. Sebastian, muy muy divertido y con algunas "sorpresas" para los que se atrevan y sepan apreciarlas...

Joanna Struthers <Joannastruthers@aol.com>
Brighton, UK - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 11:48:57 (CDT)

The Tavira Inn is an ideal place to stay in Tavira. I was so so pleased that I 'went for it' after finding Sebastiao's website. The rooms are gorgeous: cool, airy and spacious and the pool is a godsend.The jazz bar is full of fun and character and Sebastiao is the perfect host. Thank you so much for really making our holiday special-we'll be back!

Bologna, ITA ITALY - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 11:18:21 (CDT)

Live here my holidays was so special .... I feal at my home! Sebastian is so funny and very familiar person !!! Beautiful room, nice swimming pool and you can listen a very kind and special music in the inside bar ! I'll come back very soon! Ciao Sebastian

Fania Catani <faniac@virgilio.it>
Bologna, IT ITALY - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 10:41:53 (CDT)

Tavira, 18 August 2003 Ed eccomi qui a scrivere quattro righe su questo splendido posto. Tavira e' veramente magica e mi ha regalato dei bellissimi momenti di relax con la sua splendida spiaggia nell'isola di Tavira ed il suo splendido mare! Tavira Inn e' un bellissimo posto dove passare una vacanza in un ambiente familiare e divertente con il grande Sebastian! Enjoy the time to everybody that will come in this beutiful place! Kisses Fania.

Eric and Debi Emans <lovethosecandles@yahoo.com>
Port Orchard, WA USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 22:32:54 (CDT)

Thank you for a wonderful place, we had a terrific time. We loved the character of room, the Inn, and the owner! We are looking forward to visiting again soon.

catherine leen <catherine.m.leen@may.ie>
Dublin, - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 15:17:42 (CDT)

Dear Sebastiao, just a quick note to say thank you so much for a fantastic time. Your inn is truly unique, private, and funky. The rooms are gorgeously furnished and the bathroom great, the pool is fabulous and overall the place could not be more relaxing nor its host more welcoming. I warned you I was a critic, so I ahve jsut three small comments to make: it would be good if you advertised that children are not allowed and that rooms have air conditioning. A fridge would be fantastic, as though the bar is great, opening times are limited and it is hard to keep water cool. Til next time, molto obrigada,

Ursula & Gavan
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 02:37:04 (CDT)

We really enjoyed our stay in Tavira Inn, Sebastiao is a great host/barman, looking forward to a return visit in the future.

Belinda Glaister <belindaglaister@hotmail.com>
London, UK - Monday, July 28, 2003 at 03:18:20 (CDT)

We enjoyed our stay at the Tavira Inn very much! Thank you.

The Orton Family <ortonwickert@blueyonder.co.uk>
Bristol, UK - Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 15:45:15 (CDT)

Sebastiao's lively web site gives you a very good picture of this friendly and comfortable place to stay. We particularly enjoyed cooling off in the pool after a day out. In the evenings we strolled down to the picturesque town and had an excellent meal in one of the many restaurants. Then we would go back to Sebastiao's 'Jazz Bar' to complete the evening with some good conversation with the other guests and our friendly host. We shall return!

Gill Gray <gg.gillgray@virgin.net>
London, England - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 11:34:50 (CDT)

The Tavira Inn is a peaceful, friendly and and relaxed place to stay..somewhere very individual, stylish and unique. I will certainly recommend the Tavira Inn to friends with confidence.

Maeve <maeveh@hotmail.com>
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, July 07, 2003 at 12:52:47 (CDT)

Thank you so much Sebastiao for a wonderful holiday, even if I was sick for a lot of it! The Tavira Inn is a wonderful place to stay and Sebastiao's hospitality and kindness second to none. I cannot recommend the place enough and cannot wait to return!

Mike <micilin@hotmail.com>
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, July 07, 2003 at 07:09:01 (CDT)

Sebastiao's place is the business. I heartily recommend it to anyone thinking of checking out Tavira. Thanks Sebastiao!

Jim Whittle <jjimm@hotmail.com>
Dublin, Ireland - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 09:28:33 (CDT)

Hi Sebastiao, Just a note to say again how much we enjoyed our stay. You have created a really unique and charming place, and we will happily recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the Algarve. Tavira is a nice and sleepy town, with a few tourists like us, but not the hordes you find elsewhere, and it's nowhere near as tacky as the resort towns. You're a great host, too, and made our time there very special. We enjoyed visiting your house, and Maeve particularly appreciates the care you showed her when she was ill. Thanks again, and we hope to come back sometime in the next few years. Jim Whittle P.S. The one suggestion I have for the place is maybe a vending machine selling coffee and/or water.

Tony Ormond <tony.ormond@sjpp.co.uk>
Birmingham, England - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 04:31:37 (CDT)

This is a great place to stay. Very relaxing and easy to walk into Tavira, the unspoilt town. Easy access to Quinta da Ria golf course, which is why I came to this part of Algarve for a few days. Would have no hesitation to go back to a place that feels home from home. A great pool and bar, and no problem with the trains, in fact they are a novelty.

Sevilla, España - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 11:19:26 (CDT)

No puedo dejar de poner unas letras al volver de casa se Sebastiäo. Una vez más, vuelvo con las pilas puestas y un poco con el aire de paraiso que allí se respira todavía en el ánimo. Pero sobre todo, vuelvo con ganas de volver.

malachy and noreen <radio@sedona.net>
sedona, az usa - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 22:33:13 (CDT)

Sebastiano; Thanks for an enjoyable visit at your Tavira Inn. You are a great host.Tavira is a great city yet to be discovered. Lets hope it remains that way when we return next year.

deborah stainforth
Walsall, england - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 03:07:10 (CDT)

Unique accomodation with a unique host in a lovely unspoilt by progress part of Portugal. When on holday the test of a good venue and accomodation is whether you would return to them - and our answer is yes to both.

Neville Millen
Australia - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 05:30:11 (CDT)

Dear Sebastiao, We have just arrived back in Australia and have now written an entry in your guest book about your wonderful place. We also had a wonderful time in Lisbon. It reminded us of San Francisco in the USA with the trams and the views to the Tejo River. We also enjoyed Cascais and Sintra very much. Obidos town was a fantastic site but not a real living town like Tavira. You can read Neville's travel stories which includes Tavira ( story number 5) on ( Copy and past to your browser ) http://www.bootsnall.com/travelogues/neville/5.shtml. Read the other stories as well .You can refer people to it if you wish. I will send the seeds in a few weeks time and thanks again for being a genuine and relaxed host. Best wishes Neville and Rhondda Millen

Neville & Rhondda Millen <sociom@deakin.edu.au>
Torquay, VIC Australia - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 21:28:53 (CDT)

Tavira Inn is a rare gem of a place for travellers located in a very special authentic town in the Algarve. Sebastiao shares his home with you and that is the critical difference and explains the special care and attention to every detail; decore, salt water pool,bar with umbrellas and for us Aussies- a developing eucalypt forest and the smell of gum leaves to remind us of home.A very special place to come back to when we can and to also recommend enthusiatically to other travellers.

Daphne & Michael Pearson <dash13@earthlink.net>
Anna Maria, FL USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 07:02:28 (CDT)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Seb's Tavira Inn from 23 May until 28 of May 2003! Our accomodation was superb and the entire Inn is absolutely wonderful. Seb has done an outstanding job with the furnishings, decorating and maintaining this marvelous Inn, not to mention the planning and construction of the Pool & Bar! His style and atomsphere is fun, interesting and friendly, and with quite humorous character. You will feel it everywhere.We were quite happy that we chose the town of Tavira for our first visit to the Algarve. With the new magnificent roadway A-2 we were able to visit the southern coast in it's entirety without spending much time on the driving. It took us just over an hour to make it to the very Southwestern point of Sagres. Tavira was a perfect town for us as it offered everything, but most importantly still had it's charm and was not over-commercialized. We found fantastic seafood restaurants, a wonderful market, beautiful walks around the castle and it's many churches, very friendly people and a nice beach!We miss it already! Thanks, Sebastiao!

Alessandro Scotti <zagara66@hotmail.com>
London, England - Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 08:02:00 (CDT)

If you looking for the colours and spices of portugal the tavira-inn is the plays for you, nicely designed and decorated offers just what you need, the big extra is the great host "Sebastiao" and his son "Joao Maria "

Sonia Federico
New Zealand - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 08:07:53 (CDT)

I am pleased to be writing to say I had a wonderful stay in Tavira. My boyfriend and I were on a pretty hectic travel timetable and a few days in Tavira was the perfect place to relax & recharge the batteries. Tavira has a wonderful pace of life, a great beach, excellent food and hot hot weather. Our stay was made better by the Tavira Inn where the hosts are fun and relaxed and you can't bet the swimming pool. Definately go to Tavira and stay at the Tavira Inn!

Hannah Cork <hannah@effectivebusiness.com>
Oxford, UK - Friday, June 13, 2003 at 04:20:42 (CDT)

The town of Tavira is an absolute gem! Authentic little restaurants, delicious fresh fish, beautiful architecture, journeys to the gorgeous beach on a lovely little boat, and of course the Tavira Inn! Such a great place to stay - relaxed, friendly and informal, unique atmosphere and decoration, lovely pool and funky jazz bar in the evenings.I would recommend it to anyone! Explore inland through the beautiful orange groves on a moped - excellent fun! We loved Tavira and the Tavira Inn and are hoping to come back. Thankyou!

Marilyn & Henning <marilyn@louden1.fsnet.co.uk >
Nottingham, England - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 10:25:27 (CDT)

Just got back from a week's stay with Sebastiao - a mine of information on where to go and what to see in the Algarve. Loved Tavira - a real town, but just something built for tourists. The Isla beaches are superbly kept and managed, too. Well worth a visit for those who prefer the less commercial Algave resorts. We'll certainly be back!

Sevilla, España - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 04:09:11 (CDT)

Acabo de volver de Tavira y, por supuesto, he pasado estos días en Tavira Inn. No es la primera vez que me quedo en este hotel (solo cinco habitaciones y, "lo siento", no se puede ir con niños) ni la primera vez que escribo aquí, pero son siempre unos días tan genilaes que me gusta contarlo.Tavira inn como siempre, un remanso de paz por el día, con la piscina (de agua salada) y el sol, sin ruido ninguno. Y por la noche, el bar del hotel, justo debajo de la piscina, copas y charla con todos los clientes y Sebastiäo (el dueño, un hombre genial). Otro mundo, una gozada para relajarte y pasar unos días de paz y tranquilidad. Tavira también como siempre, pequeña y llena de callejuelas para dar paseos y ver la ciudad, con turismo pero sin agobios, la playa y el barco también con un poquito de gente pero en su justa medida. Sin dudarlo, para pasar unos día de tranquilidad este es el sitio.

Olga <mozzabeet2@ntlworld.com>
- Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 14:35:52 (CDT)

Hi Sebastiao,Thanks for the warm welcome and all your helpful suggestions.Tavira is an interesting place and easy to get around. We particularly enjoyed the wildlife! - Your frogs!

Michelle <michelle@massagebymichelle.net>
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 16:33:03 (CDT)

A beautiful home full of energy, personal charm, music, and art. A relaxing place you could retire from beautiful Travia. It really is a wonderful place to stay in Travia and Sebastioni, the owner, is an even better treat. A truely FANTASTIC place.

Fidel <fcardete@yahoo.com>
Sevilla, España - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 12:26:53 (CDT)

Me da rabia contar los dos días tan maravillosos que he pasado en Tavira Inn (si ahora todo el mundo descubre este hotel tan genial, no habrá forma de volver a encontrar una habitación libre), pero bueno, no quiero pecar de egoista.Hacía tiempo que no me encontraba tan relajado en ningún sitio. Después de trabajar a un ritmo enloquecedor (como todo el mundo), la piscina (DE AGUA SALADA, NO OS LA PERDAIS)de Tavira Inn me devolvió al buen rollo de cuando uno lleva 15 días de vacaciones.Cinco habitaciones nada más, clientela especial, relajo por el día y un bar con todo el punto por la noche. Y a medio minuto del pueblo para ir a comer o a darte un paseo.Ya os digo, me da coraje hablar bien por lo de que todo el mundo quiera ir, pero han sido unos días tan estupendos que no quiero dejar de darle las gracias a Sebastiao (el dueño, un tipo genial).Muy, pero que my recomendado por mi parte.

Christina and Andrew
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 15:15:14 (CDT)

We had a wonderful stay at the Tavira Inn! We really appreciate how quaint and how CLEAN everything was; the rooms were lovely and we loved sitting on the balcony looking over the river. Tavira was our favorite town in Portugal. We stayed the last three nights at a 5 star resort in Albufeira and longed to be back in Tavira. The Tavira Inn is a perfect choice for a romantic vacation without the kids! Thanks for opening the bar for us and we really enjoyed meeting you, Sebastio! Your inn and the whole town of Tavira provided a wonderful honeymoon for us!

Staile & Collin
N.Y., USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 09:36:03 (CDT)

Thank you for our stay. Tavira & Casa do Rio was the best surprise of our trip so far !

Phil + Ali + John + Helen
London, England - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 09:32:06 (CDT)

Unusual Bar - Unusual Barman !Many thanks & best of luck.

Brian & Nora Parker <brian@parkr62.fsnet.co.uk>
Manchester, England - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 11:10:21 (CDT)

What an absolute delight it was to stay in your wonderful home, it was a pleasure to spend time in Tavira what a beautiful Town! and the sourounding area really does have everything you need for a perfect holiday.Sebastiao you are a great host and we really appreciated the time you spent with us. Your bar is very special and the ambience is just right, (you are an outdoor lighting master)If anyone reading this is having any doubts about the house or town our advice is quite simply STOP NOW AND BOOK IT

Suchi Mukherjee <smukherj@lehman.com>
London, England - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 08:40:33 (CDT)

Sandeep and i are glad to have discovered this Casa. This is a very well set out house, but what´s more is that you, Sebastião, have infused it with life ! Back in London, and we will have many stories to tell. Suchi

Lockwood & Ingrid Barr <lockwood@nextra.at>
Vienna, Austria - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 15:38:08 (CDT)

We are still trying to adjust to "real life" after our delightful stay in Tavira. What made the stay so enjoyable was, of course, our 7 days in your lovely Inn. Both Ingrid and I found the town, the immediate surroundings, and the countryside of the Algarve enchanting. The restaurants were especially good - thanks for your recommendations Sebastiao! And, also thanks for sending us to places far and near for day trips both intriguing and fascinating. And getting to Saville was a bonus! We highly recommend Tavira Inn to all!

Henk en Dini Venhuis <henk.venhuis@planet.nl>
Groningen, Nederland - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 06:49:34 (CDT)

"Tavira Inn and the man" Just like the title of a book: "The inn and Sebastiao". A BESTSELLER !!We enjoyed our stay april 4th - april 8th.Dini en Henk Venhuis.

Clark and Moira
England - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 13:14:57 (CDT)

Hi Sebastianlovely to see you again and thanks for your kindness and hospitalityBest Wishes, Clark and Moira

Chris & Rita Azevedo <mail@azevedo.com>
Vancover, Canada - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 15:12:10 (CST)

Hello Maestro Sebastião, Rita & I still have very fond memories of our trip to Spain and Portugal (May-June, 2000), and we especially enjoyed our stay at your fine Tavira Inn. We only wished we could have stayed longer, but we were on a road trip. We live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Tavira, Portugal, is a long ways away. There's a whole world we would still like to see, but if we ever have the pleasure to travel to Portugal again, we would not hesitate to find our way to the Tavira Inn. I see you've changed the name from "Casa Do Rio" to "Tavira Inn". I've added a link on our Spain/Portugal (Tavira) webpage to http://www.tavira-inn.com (see http://www.azevedo.ca/20000521/tavira.htm) It was very nice (and a surprise) to hear from you. Respect,Chris & Rita Azevedo

Norman & Patricia Pollard <nppantique@pollard2.fsnet.co.uk>
Ipswich, UK - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 11:35:35 (CST)

Hi Sebastiao, Thanks for a great weeks holiday. Anyone who likes your website (which is what attracted me) can rest assured they will not be disappointed. Tavira is a gem of Portugal - not too developed, with a great beach, even in March if the weather is good! Great food at sensible prices and a wonderfully happy and obliging host. We will meet again!

Judith and David Horsfield <judith.horsfield@lineone.net>
Holmfirth, England - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 04:24:20 (CST)

What an unusual and tasteful hotel. We had a marvellous time and look forward to returning soon. The restaurant recommendations from Sebastio were invaluable. Tavira is so unspoilt with a charm all of its own. After years of visiting the Western Algarve we wish we had discovered Tavira sooner. Sebastio's suggestion to visit Seville was also inspired. He is a talking guidebook!!

Claudia & Reinhold <reinhold.graf@kratzer-automation.com>
- Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 06:35:26 (CST)

Der letzte Winter in München war lang und kalt. Daher warteten wir mit großer Spannung auf den März, denn seit Anfang dieses Monats ist das Tavira Inn wieder geöffnet. Und so waren wir im Jahr 2003 die ersten Besucher in der neuen Saison. Sebastião freute sich, nach der Winterpause endlich wieder einmal etwas organisieren zu müssen, und seine Nebentätigkeit als Barkeeper und Gastgeber machte ihm sichtlich Spaß. Und so konnten wir wieder einmal (wir waren bisher schon achtmal bei Sebastião zu Gast) ein paar schöne Tage im Tavira Inn genießen. Auch das Wetter zeigte sich von seiner besten Seite, und so war der lange Winter zuhause schnell vergessen. Und auch für die Zukunft gilt: Seja qual for o destino no Algarve, a nossa rota passa por aqui.Claudia und Reinhold, München, DE.

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