In this article, I will talk about the Agrohotel Monte Oliva near the Spanish-Portuguese border. On the second day of the route, we decided to take a break from the road and drove from Seville to the border with Portugal. About 20 km from the border, in the countryside, this hotel was located.

Hotel Monte Oliva is a pleasant country hotel surrounded by an olive garden, with cozy rooms and a jacuzzi on site. The exact location of the hotel can be seen on the map:

I don’t write how to get by public transport, as the hotel is definitely for road travelers only. Read about car rental here , about Portuguese roads here .

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Parking for cars. The rest of the tourists pulled themselves into the evening.
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It looks like a house as our recreation center, inside – much more comfortable.

Check-in and a room

We arrived in the afternoon, about an hour at 3. The hotel was quiet and empty, there was nobody, neither tourists nor hosts. A little annoying, but what to do, they began to call the owners.

After the call, the hostess arrived 10 minutes later (apparently, they live in a neighboring city). She showed us everything kindly, told us, and advised me to go to Tavira for dinner, because there are no restaurants or shops nearby.

I show the photo of the number:

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Comfortable bed
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Olive sprig
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Small TV (as I know, I didn’t watch it)


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A large comfortable bathroom, but for some reason the cabinet is in the bathroom.
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There is a hairdryer and cosmetics
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Again a sprig of olive
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Large comfortable shower, hot water in the evening (basked after a jacuzzi)


See also “Districts and hotels of Lisbon: where to stay for a tourist”


Convenience and food

And here is the hotel territory:

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You can use the jacuzzi for free, in the late afternoon, however, there are many who wish. After sunset, it gets cool (were at the end of September)
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Full relax

The rooms have Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Since the hotel is a family business, breakfast is tasty and homely, the hosts themselves cover it. It’s not difficult to eat too much: pastries, cheeses, sausages, granola, yoghurts, freshly squeezed orange juice (juice tastes better than in Portugal, there is nowhere else in Europe!), Fruits, including local mangoes.

Modest photo on the phone

As I said, there is no restaurant in the hotel, in the evening you need to go out for dinner. About a kilometer from the hotel there is some local bar, but I don’t know whether they are fed something, and the people appeared there already by 9 pm (or by 8: do not forget about the time difference with Spain: -1 hour )

Tavira is a town about 5 km away, I initially thought it was some kind of provincial town, but it turned out to be a resort town not far from the ocean.

Cozy streets

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Many tourists and cafes

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Central square of the city
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Of course the monument
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Restaurants in the center

River embankment

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And again, the cafes
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Beautiful colors

And even a big grocery store

You can have dinner for 35-40 euros for two.

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Cataplana – a visiting card of Portuguese cuisine (35 euros, enough for two).
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See also “TOP 30 Lisbon Attractions”


Price & Booking

In September 2018, we paid 70 euros per night with breakfast. You can pay by card. Booked through booking, here is the link .

If you haven’t yet booked a hotel on your own, I recommend my article   “5 reliable reservation systems”  with booking instructions.

In general, I want to sincerely recommend this hotel – for one night, or for a few – it does not matter! Nice, clean, relax hotel where you can relax, at least on the way to Lisbon!


Read also “Palace Hotel do Bussaco 5 *: palace-hotel in Portugal. My review and photo”


I wish you a great holiday and 10-point hotels!

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