Reviews

The reviews on this website are messages that our guests wrote in the paper guestbook of Monte Rosa.

21 April 2022

Thank you for keeping this beautiful land so cared for. The colors, the scents, the flavors it has provided, has made our stay even richer and more memorable. From the trees, the houses to the beautiful birds. The playgrounds and climbing challenges for the kids have been most welcoming. I’m sure our stay here will live in our children’s memories (especially the pool!) for a very long time.

Warmly, Alia, Jahia, Jaya, Rawi & Neri

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18 April 2022

It was just the most magic and beautiful place we could have found! And the sounds of birds we will miss. Plus the flowers. Thank you Ingeborg, thank you Sandra.

Ingrid & Daniel

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6 March 2022

I totally enjoyed Monte Rosa. The friendliness of everyone, the nature, the good food, driving and electric mountain bike (very nice!), doing a hike on the coast-path between Luz and Burgau was even better! Thanks a lot to all of you!

Maitri

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26 February 2022

We had a wonderful and quiet time staying at your lovely little paradise. Thank you so much!

Claudia & family

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23 February 2022

Thank you so much for the lovely stay at your beautiful place. We had such a wonderful and relaxing time.

Daniel, Angela with love & Matti and Igor, the dog

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2 February 2022

Dear Sandra, thanks for the beautiful stay! Thank you for the nice place you build up. Take care, all the best.

Gosia & Johannes

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20 November 2021

Really nice and cozy apartment surrounded by a beautiful garden. Communication was easy, welcoming, and helpful. Would recommend staying there.

Leonie

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20 August 2021

When I close my eyes and think of Monte Rosa, I see butterflies, dancing in the garden and smiles all around. A little paradise on earth. Thanks for our lovely stay, we can’t wait to come back. Special thanks to Fabio & Maris and the whole MR-team.

Leonora & Hannes

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19 August 2021

What an amazing place to stay! It couldn’t be better for us, all our expectations have been fulfilled and beyond. we will keep very nice memories of our journey here, this will be useful to continue this trip in our minds for the rest of the year. We hope we will meet again. Take care of you guys. Merci beaucoup. All the best,

Alexandre

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19 August 2021

We had a wonderful stay at Monte Rosa. It is the perfect place to stay in Algarve with its convenient location close to everything but at the same time away from the crowd. Every member of the team was very welcoming, contributing to the great atmosphere you can feel at Monte Rosa. The room was clean and the kitchen is convenient with everything you need. Definitely recommend staying there!

Cedric

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19 August 2021

Dear Maris, Fabio, Theo, Samy natuurlijk en alle andere medewerkers van Monte Rosa. Thank you for a very nice and beautiful holiday. The diners were very tasteful (better than before, if I may say) Maris, you are a very good runner of everything. Till we meet again. With love,

Ronald & Marga Komen

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14 August 2021

Dear Maris and Fabio,  Thank you for this very nice holiday week in your lovely place. Each day began with the happy smile of Maris and your marvellous breakfast. You were always welcoming and helpful! Sadly we have to leave but we finished the holiday with your super BBQ! Big kisses,

Guillaume & Hélaise

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13 August 2021

Dear ones, Such a beautiful place, we enjoyed it so much. It was such a short stay but we tasted it and felt so good. We meet again and again in this paradise.

Antar Khirad, Meijke Jetten & Amber Aruna

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6 August 2021

The week went by too quickly. All three of us had an unforgettable time. We loved the view from the house, the breakfasts & dinners, the pool and the yoga, Mo the cat, and last but not least the kindness of the people here! Thank you very much.

Liesbeth, Nina & Dean

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29 July 2021

Dear Sandra, Maris, Samy and not to forget… Fabio & the rest. Wow, what a great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, garden, and homes. Very lovely, peaceful and so green. The breakfast and diners: a big treat. We hope to come back for new energy!

Kisses, Dennis & Mirjam

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16 July 2021

What a lovely place to stay. The food, the smiles of Maris, the room, the view… Magic!

Anemieke & Marit from Amsterdam

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10 July 2021

I stayed with my daughter for only four days at Monte Rosa but it was a very good time. It is a well-equipped location with many thoughtful details. We had everything we needed and the host and the personnel is very kind and helpful. It is also a great place for kids as there is a pool with toys and lots of space to play with the other kids. Breakfast was tasty and you can book dinner on site as well if you like. Thank you for the nice stay!

Aleksandra

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5 July 2021

Fantastic place to stay with kids. The owners & staff are very friendly and helpful!

Fabio

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2 July 2021

A home away from home. we were super happy at monte rosa. we used the bbq sometimes and hung out by the (clean!) pool. They offer everything you need in refrigerators: water bottles, juices, or cold beer. The outdoor kitchen is nice for smaller meals and the beds were clean and comfy. Thank you & hopefully see you again sometimes

Mareike

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25 June 2021

We have loved this place!! It’s very beautiful, all in nature and lots of animals! We love animals so here I have been very happy. The food is really good and we are mega happy with our stay!! All the staff is very friendly and always helpful and nice; thank you!

Bea, Christina & Namiel

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23 June 2021

Lovely place if you are looking for nature. Star gazing is also possible and the sunsets were stunning!

Hasina

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14 May 2021

What beautiful and peaceful days I passed here in Monte Rosa. I just loved everything, the people, quiet location, the birds singing, the yoga classes, the massage, everything was just wonderful. Thank you all, thank you Sandra. 

Sandra

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2 January 2021

My stay at Monte Rosa was beautiful. The garden and the whole surrounding are amazing. It’s quiet and they serve a good breakfast, very friendly. I enjoyed it very much and I will definitely come back.

Annette

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8 October 2020

Monte Rosa is a pearl and a little oasis in the crackling dry hills of Western Algarve. The room is simple and the bed super comfy – a dreamy garden all around and a sparkling pool – it has been put together with much love and care and I was thrilled to be there. The staff are utterly wonderful, easy, kind, hospitable, and thoughtful – they made me feel so welcome.

Clair

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9 September 2020

Nice quiet place to spend a couple of days in order to discover the surroundings of Lagos. Great Breakfast.

Gerd

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30 August 2020

Monte Rosa is a really special and nice place; the pool and all the area are great, and everything is cared for but relaxed. Our room was delicious, all that we need in a well-designed and decorated interior, and the open kitchen was cozy and practical. The staff is really kind and we really hope to come back soon. THANKS and best regards.

Elena

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26 August 2020

The room was clean, cozy, and comfortable. Monte Rosa is a nice place a few minutes from Lagos. Jim is a great host, we took dinner and breakfast and we loved both. I recommend this place to every couple or family.

Vincent

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22 August 2020

Very nice and quiet place for a long staying.

Jerome

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10 August 2020

Being in nature and not so far from the beaches. Jim does his best to make our stay as comfortable as possible! Thank you!

Amale

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10 August 2020

A great place to unwind. Rooms are simple and clean with all the amenities you will want. Lovely pool area and great breakfasts. Jim the manager was super helpful. Will stay again when getting the chance.

Will

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17 March 2020

My heart is full of flowers, the different colors of green, the heartwarming people. It’s a special time with the ‘corona’ high now and it was the best place to stay at this special time. You all were super special and for sure I will come back. Take care and lots of love!

Eva Bade

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5 January 2020

Thank you Monte Rosa for welcoming us into your arms. This place and the people have found a special place in my heart. With the words “we’ll be back”, enough has been said. See you soon and thank you for all. Love,

Max

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5 January 2020

What a magical place this is. That also attracts wonderful beings. Totally felt at home here, what a beautiful stay! The garden is a dream, the food lovely and also the fireplace, nothing beats this really so… of course, we extended the stay! Thank you all for making this trip so memorable. Lots of love and all the best for 2020!

Blanca

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Lisbon, December 2019

Arianne, Thank you for your attention! We had an excellent holiday in your apartment! Hope to visit Lisbon again!

Kim Family

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Lisbon, November 2019

Great place in a great neighborhood. Arianne was really easy, fast, and pleasant to communicate with.

Sergey

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Lisbon, November 2019

Dear Arianne, thanks to you to lend us your house. We had a great time in Lisbon! We are very grateful for this experience. Thanks!

Pepe, Maider, Kike & Pablo

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Lisbon, October 2019

Dear Arianne, Thanks for a lovely first stay in Lisbon! This is a gorgeous apartment!

Jake, Sarah & Izzie

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Lisbon, October 2019

Dear Arianne, Thanks a lot for a lovely stay in your apartment. We enjoyed it very much! The neighborhood was also great for walking around, enjoying the atmosphere, and having good food! Fritz liked the big bed very much.

Martina, Tobi & Fritz

Lisbon, October 2019

Arianne’s place is big, comfortable, and beautiful in a quiet area in Lisbon, good also for families with kids, the communication with Arianne was perfect and she was flexible with checking in. I would love to stay there again. Your recommendations for the pizza place were so good!

Reut

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3 October 2019

Thank you for 13 days, really lovely, enjoyed days at the cozy house nr 5!

Beate (Hamburg)

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Lisbon, September 2019

Lovely place! Great to walk to lots of nice places & things to see. Beautiful apartment and lovely host! Thank you!

Janice

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Lisbon, September 2019

Sparkling clean, very spacious apartment/room at an amazing location… way quieter than Bairro Alto, yet minutes walk from that neighbourhood. Walking distance to Time Out market, multiple other restaurants, cafes, bakeries, the river, etc. Really great location! Arianne was a great host, punctual, very responsive, and accommodating. I enjoyed meeting her and staying in her lovely home. I am sure you will too.

Katerina

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Lisbon, September 2019

Arianne is a great hostess and very hospitable. She has a very nice apartment located in a quiet area, but close to Barrio Alto, with everything you need to rest from a long day of strolling around the beautiful city of Lisbon. Definitely a city trip we will remember!

Jill

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13 August 2019

Lovely place, amazing staff – I want to live here.

Zoé, Sam, Alex & Brooke

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Lisbon, August 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Arianne’s beautiful apartment in Estrela. You can see the assembly from the living room window and it is a good distance away from the center of Lisbon for some quietness. The beds were so comfortable and it is easy to fall in love with the decorative ceilings. The apartment is very close to Time Out Market and cafés. This is the best place I’ve stayed in Lisbon this far and it is super good quality for the price.

Megan

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Lisbon, August 2019

Thank you very much for the pleasant stay. We had a really good time here.

Aileen, Anni & Charu

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Lisbon, August 2019

Arianne, Thank you so much for your apartment. We loved the comfy stylish flat. Perfect location for all destinations in Lisbon. We are sad it was a short trip but we will be back.

Elisa, Stephane & Oliver

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Lisbon, August 2019

Thank you Arianne. Your apartment has been wonderful to stay in and you have been so warm and welcoming. I will defiantly come back to stay at yours again. Lots of Love,

Megan

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Lisbon, August 2019

Dear Arianne, This is our first trip to Portugal and we chose it well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flat. Lisbon is a lovely city and the people are very welcoming. It was amazing!

The Books Family

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Lisbon, July 2019

Dear Arianne, we had an amazing time in Lisboa. It was our first time here and we found out that it is a beautiful city. We loved staying here in your flat. Thank you for hosting us, we had a really good time. Love and best wishes

Maite, Juliana, Maria & Jose

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27 July 2019

Thank you so much for a lovely stay in this special place. The food was yummy! Thank you. I loved the homegrown tomatoes and strawberries. Such a great space for yoga too. Namaste,

Jo, Nick, Flo, Violet & Clennie Studett-Kenedy Ashurst

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Lisbon, June 2019

We found all things, like Arianne‘s description. If you search for a wonderful place to start your Lisboa Adventure, here it is. With Buslines 706 and 727 in front of the house, it’s easy to start. Tram 28 starts a few minutes away. It was our first visit to Lisboa, but we‘ll come back.

Reinhard

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Lisbon, May 2019

A very nice apartment that is clean and comfortable and in a good location. Arianne is very helpful and accommodating! We had a great time in your city and were glad to have a comfortable and clean space to come back to.

Cirian

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Lisbon, May 2019

Arianne was an incredible hostess. I loved the house, everything we could expect for two people. Comfortable lounge and the bed are more than better. I am sure that we will return to the house that I liked so much!!

Andrea

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18 December 2018

Monte Rosa feels like ‘coming home. Thank you Marieke, Vale, and Melis for the familiar way of being together. I enjoyed the place, the village, the kind and nice people of the community… It’s a way of living that touched my heart. Monte Rosa may be proud of you!! Thank you so much and see you again! With love,

Thecla

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4 September 2018

Dear Sandra, Theo, and Marieke. We enjoyed your beautiful Monte Rosa. We had a very peaceful and inspiring time here. Thank you so much! Very best wishes,

Chi, Frank, Ader & Sophia

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28 September 2018

We had a very pleasant stay! It’s such a cozy and silent place and all of you are so friendly and warm. Breakfast was a perfect start to the day! We enjoyed the dinner with all of you. Thanks for everything and we are sure that we will come back next year! With love,

Beate & Petra

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15 August 2018

Dear Monte Rosa Team, thank you for a great holiday, we loved the house, the BBQ, and the friendly faces, and we will definitely recommend you to everyone!

Niki, Tijn & Lisa

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25 July 2018

A very good guesthouse, very lovely and sweet. A beautiful region. We took the time to explore the Algarve. Bonjour de France.

Famille Perolett

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6 June 2018

Lovely, chill vibe here at the Monte Rosa. Warmhearted guests and volunteers. Lots of privacy. Thank you Sandra and Theo for your vision!

Laurel & Howard

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21 June 2018

Thanks for the amazing time I had! I found exactly what I was looking for: a quiet, peaceful place in nature with lovely people.

Stephanie

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9 May 2018

Thank’s to every one of the Monte Rosa team (including Boris and Floris and the chickens). I have had a wonderful time here with you in Sandra’s paradise! Good luck with everything and hope we’ll meet again.

Simone de Koning

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Lisbon, September 2017

Dear Arianne, thank you very much for your kind hospitality. I found your apartment very convenient. I was visiting ISEG Business School for a conference and I believe that among all 150 participants I stayed the closest to the venue. I am only sorry that I could not stay longer. To other guests, I recommend visiting also places outside of Lisbon, such as the palace and gardens of Queluz, Cabo da Roca – a cape that forms the westernmost continental Europe, and Cascais and Estoril. Farewell and goodbye.

Jan

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7 May 2017

From a Soulcollage retreat of 5 faces of the Wild Woman, this has been exactly the right place at the right time! I have felt like part of a loving and slightly dysfunctional family from the start. My group of Soulcollage is now a tribe I will keep with me forever! Fiona, Gerry, Jacqueline, and the gentle soft Sandra; love you all.

Pennsylvania, USA

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Lisbon, April 2017

It has been a pleasure to stay at your apartment and enjoy our first visit to Portugal. Thank you for your hospitality and for helping us with any inquiries and information about which places to visit.

Alicia

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26 April 2017

I love this place. So peaceful. So many little corners to relax in. I love the hummocks in the trees and the Round House for singing. Eating outdoors is a real treat and the food is delicious. I would love to come back again.

Margret

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26 April 2017

Thank you for such a relaxing and wonderful experience at Monte Rosa. It’s magical here, I will miss the gorgeous nature and waking up to the sound of birds. I will return! Oh! One more thing: Thank you to all of the staff who took such good care of everyone. I’m extremely grateful…

Ellie, Utrecht

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Lisbon, April 2017

Arianne, thank you so much for the last-minute stay! Such a luxury – the bath! Wonderful! Will come back.

Lisa

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26 April 2017

Again, a wonderful week of singing, food, fun and harmony. Thank you Sandra, Sandra, Chico, and Fiona SO MUCH! I shall be back again.

Teresa