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WHAT

 

Convento is a few light, white, airy bedrooms. 

A townhouse, a family home, a place to be yourself. 

 

Convento is a roof terrace to gaze over the sea and the white roofs of Olhão.

 

Two miradouros, a place to catch the soft sea breeze.

 

Convento is a hidden courtyard and a smiling fountain under the high southern sky. A pattern of hand made tiles in washed indigo, whitewashed bench, a place to read, and chat, and think.

 

Convento is our home, where you’re welcome to make yourself at home.

PRESS

2017 THE TIMES & SUNDAY TIMES

They centre on an open courtyard where pink bougainvillea blooms up three storeys to the blue skies above. Up the winding stone staircase is a rooftop pool and white sofas from where, across the flat roofs of the squat Moorish townhouses, you can watch the sun sink into the lagoon.

Mary Lussiana. 19 Aug 2017
 

2016 THE GUARDIAN

​The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

A leading (if reclusive) Portuguese architect and his family run Convento, a very sexy riad-style, nine-bedroom ex-convent house hidden in the medina of this charming, salty fishing town.

Kevin Gould. 18 Jun 2016

2015 JAMIE OLIVER MAGAZINE

Come Cook with us in Portugal!

Olhão is a hidden gem, so we’ve chosen it again for its amazing markets, undersea clam fields, its easy access to Faro International Airport, and, of course, its gorgeous, sensual boutique hotel.

Convento is exclusively ours for this weekend.

Jamie Magazine, 12 Jan 2015

2014 THE TELEGRAPH

The top 5 food and drink holidays in Portugal

Shellfish in the Ria Formosa

If you want to try your hand at digging for razor clams or finding cockles and mussels, try the warm waters of the Ria Formosa. Recently named one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal, the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is made up of lagoons, marshes, saltpans, islets and channels on the south coast...” 

Mary Lussiana, 23 Dez 2014

2014 THE GUARDIAN

 

Five little-known gems in Portugal

Ria Formosa, Algarve

Good for: unspoilt beaches and nature

Most people head west from Faro airport unaware of the peaceful, estuarine national park – a twitchers’ heaven – on its eastern fringes. The laidback fishing town of Olhão feels a world away from Algarve’s tourist droves; beyond it is the car-free sand island of Culatra.

Gaby Koppel. 10 May 2014

2014 THE GUARDIAN

 

Walking the Algarve: to Portugal’s land’s end

The Algarve Way has walked us through deliciously old places with their fine old ways. As the magnesium-fringed clouds glow on the horizon, the sea’s surface turns to burnished chain mail.

Kevin Gould. 11 May 2014

© 2017 by ​CONVENTO.