Reviews

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

2 January 2021

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

Annette

8 October 2020

Monte Rosa is a pearl and a little oasis in the crackling dry hills of Western Argarve. The room are simple and the bed super comfy – a dreamy garden all around and 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

9 September 2020

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

Gerd

30 August 2020

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

Elena

26 August 2020

The room was clean, cozy and confortable. 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 for every couple or family.

Vincent

22 August 2020

Very nice and quite place for a long staying

Jerome

10 August 2020

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

Amale

10 August 2020

A great place to unwind. Rooms 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 get the chance.

Will

17 March 2020

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

Eva Bade

5 January 2020

Thank you Monte Rosa for welcoming us intoyour 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

5 January 2020

What a magical place this is. That also attracts wonderful beings. Totaly felt at home here, what a beautiful stay! The garden is a dream, the food lovely and also the fire place, nothing beats this realy 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

Lisbon,  December 2019

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

Kim Family

Lisbon,  November 2019

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

Sergey

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 and Pablo

Lisbon,  October 2019

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

Jake, Sarah and Izzie

Lisbon,  October 2019

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

Martina, Tobi and Fritz

Lisbon,  October 2019

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

Reut

3 October 2019

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

Beate (Hamburg)

Lisbon, September 2019

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

Janice

Lisbon, September 2019

Sparkling clean, very spacious apartment/room at an amazing location… way quieter than Bairro Alto, yet minutes walk from that neighborhood. 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

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

13 August 2019

Lovely place, amazing staff – I want to live here

Zoé, Sam, Alex and Brooke

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 centre 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

Lisbon, August 2019

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

Aileen, Anni and Charu

Lisbon, August 2019

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

Elisa, Stephane and Oliver

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

Lisbon, August 2019

Dear Arianne, This is our first trip to Portugal and we chose 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

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 your hosting us, we had a really good time. Love and best wishes

Maite, Juliana, Maria and Jose

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 your hosting us, we had a really good time. Love and best wishes

Maite, Juliana, Maria and Jose

27  July 2019

Thank you so much for a lovely stay in this special place. The food was yummy! Thankyou. I loved the home grown tomatos and strawberries. Such a great space for yoga too.

Namaste, Jo, Nick, Flo, Violet and Clennie Studett-Kenedy Ashurst, The New Forest UK

June, 2019

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

Reinhard

May, 2019

A very nice apartment which 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 + clean space to come back to. 

Cirian

May, 2019

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

Andrea

18 december 2018

Monte Rosa feels like ‘coming home’.
Thank you Marieke, Vale and Melis for the familiair 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

4 september 2018

Dear Sandra, Theo and Marieke,

We enyoyed your beautiful Monte Rosa!
We had a very peaceful and inspiring time here.

Thank you so much!

Very best wishes, Chi, Frank, Ader & Sophia

28 september 2018

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

With Love, Beate & Petra

15 augustus 2018

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

Groetjes van Niki, Tijn & Lisa!

25 juli 2018

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

With love, Famille Perolett

6 juni 2018

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

Laureland Howard, Bellingham WA, USA

21 juni 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, Switzerland

9 mei 2018

Thank’s to everyone 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

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 to visit also places out of Lisbon, such as palace and gardens of Queluz, Cabo da Roca – a cape which forms the western most continental Europe, and Cascais and Estoril. Farewell and goodbye.

Jan

7 mei 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 fal like part of a loving and slightly dys-functional 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.

Thank you all so much; Pennsylvania, USA

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 helping us with any inquiry and information about which places to visit.

Thank you very much Arianne

Alicia

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

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…en echt dankbaar. Hartelijk dank voor alles. Jullie zijn fantastisch.

Ellie, Utrecht

April 2017

Arianne,

Thank you so much for the last minute stay! Such a luxury – the bath! Wonderful! Will come back.

Lisa

26 april 2017

Again, a wonderful week of singing, food, fun an harmony. Thank you Sandra, Sandra, Chico and Fiona SO MUCH!

I shall be back again.

Teresa XXX