Looking along bridge, tourists walk along bridge in Tavira, Portugal

Tavira, a small town in the eastern Algarve, straddles the Gilão River and is the perfect place in which to take your time and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. It’s also a great place to stay in the Algarve if you want to be away from the built-up tourist hotspots, which is why I wanted to help you find the best places to stay in Tavira.

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time there over the years and love wandering through the old town, which is full of attractive old buildings and squares, and hanging out by the river. You can find some good quality souvenirs, homeware, crafts and gifts in Tavira and there are plenty of great restaurants. To get to a beach, you’ll need to drive or take a ferry to one of the islands.

Related: Read this article about 9 Things to do in Tavira to make sure you get the best out of your visit.

In this accommodation guide I’d like to tell you about the best hotels in Tavira, as well as other Tavira accommodation options.

As well as Tavira hotels, I give you recommendations for guesthouses, apartments and accommodation just a few miles away from the town.

Best hotels in Tavira

Wherever possible, I choose accommodations that follow sustainable practices, as indicated by the number of leaves (3 is the top score). No leaf simply means that I can’t verify their current efforts regarding sustainable travel but I love the property.

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The gorgeous Pousada is set around a 16th century colonnaded courtyard and all of the rooms overlook the courtyard or the hotel’s pool garden. Some rooms come with a balcony and there’s free parking available. Check out these lovely photos and current prices.

Reclining stone statue in 16th. Century colonnaded courtyard at Pousada Convento, Tavira
16th. Century colonnaded courtyard at Pousada Convento, Tavira

The modern rooms of this 4-star hotel feature a private balcony with either panoramic city or mountain views. As well as both indoor and outdoor pools, you can drink cocktails on the terrace or enjoy a meal in the international restaurant. Take advantage of the special half-board offer. Check here for details.

Bedroom with picture at AP Maria Nova, Tavira
Bedroom at AP Maria Nova Lounge, Tavira

This 2-star hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a roof terrace and each room comes with a city view. There’s a certain quirkiness throughout with brightly painted chairs and colourful eye-catching fabrics. Staff are also very helpful. Choose your room.

Boutique hotels in Tavira

Set in an ancient square, this boutique hotel offers a small selection of lovely rooms and suites, some with either a garden or pool view. The hotel is decorated with works by national and international artists. There’s a private patio and a saltwater pool for relaxing. Take a look at the photos and reviews.

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Stay in a beautifully renovated old boys’ school house. It’s a lovingly refurbished building and you can choose from a range of suites and rooms to suit all tastes. You can even choose a suite with your own private pool! Check availability and room options.

Guesthouses In Tavira

This charming guesthouse offers beautifully decorated rooms, some with access to a lovely patio/garden with a well. Some studios and suites have independent entrances. A cozy and tranquil place to spend your time in Tavira. Check availability.

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A lovingly renovated townhouse in the centre of Tavira with a wonderful rooftop terrace. All rooms come with a private bathroom and the staff are friendly and helpful. Check out the photos of the roof terrace.

Tavira Terrace

Tavira Terrace offers bright family rooms and a sun terrace. A lovely outdoor swimming pool and garden gives you the chance to relax after a day of exploring. Some rooms come with a sea view. Choose the room for you.

Pool, plants and chairs at Vila Tavira Terrace
Pool at Vila Tavira Terrace

Tavira apartments

This charismatic farm offers rooms and apartments of varying sizes in a charming garden setting within walking distance of the main sights. All apartments come with kitchenettes and a balcony with picturesque views of Tavira’s surrounding landscape. Choose a room or apartment.

Apartamentos do Rio

You an stay in a bright and spacious apartment with a lovely river view in this well positioned accommodation. The kitchen has all that you require and the apartment has a very homely feel about it. Book the apartment with the river view.

Casa EVA Amêndoa

A beautifully decorated and stylish one bedroom apartment with a well equipped kitchen and modern bathroom. There’s a little balcony overlooking the town and lots of stores and restaurants close by. The host is very friendly and helpful. See availability.

Pools in front of Summer Style villa, Tavira
Summer Style villa, Tavira

Summer Style

If you need something bigger than an apartment, on the outskirts of Tavira you’ll find this modern and elegant villa. Sleeping up to 10 people you can enjoy a private swimming pool plus a Jacuzzi. The open-plan ground floor is light and breezy and it’s a 20 minute walk into Tavira. Book your stay.

Accommodation outside Tavira

Views all round at The Best Seat In The House, Tavira
The Best Seat In The House, Tavira

Best Seat in the House

A stunning apartment that sleeps 4 people with views of The Atlantic Ocean and Monte Rei Golf course. You get floor-to-ceiling glass windows, lovely artwork, contemporary furnishings and a sleek kitchen. The resort also boasts a spa, a cinema, restaurants and a huge swimming pool. Find a date for you.

Green Sustainability leaf for hotels
Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

For a relaxing vacation try this Algarvian eco-house with freshwater pools, therapeutic gardens and serene bedrooms. The furniture and decoration have been thoughtfully restored and you can choose between two swimming pools, a sauna and yoga to de-stress a little. Just 4.5 km from Tavira. Check out the rooms.

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Less than 10 minutes away is Quinta Dos Perfumes. This country house is set in enormous grounds and rooms come with a terrace. Studios have a well-equipped kitchen, a seating area and private bathroom. Choose your room.

The Double Delight

This comfortable accommodation consists of two separate apartments on either side of a small but charming pool. It’s a great place for two couples, affording privacy but with the opportunity to spend time together. Travel time to Tavira is about 10 minutes by car. See photos.

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Just 5 minutes drive from Tavira is this 150-year old converted guest house with an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. There’s a wide selection of rooms to choose from all with a private patio. Of course, there’s free private parking on site. Check prices.

Swimming pool and trees at Fazendinha, Tavira
Swimming pool at Fazendinha, Tavira

Not found what you’re looking for? Search Booking.com for alternatives.

Related: If you’re exploring the Algarve check out my articles: Best Things To Do In The Algarve and The Best Guide To Where To Stay In The Algarve.


  1. Astounded at how many places to stay you found, Julie. I was searching for friends coming in June and didn’t have many choices but they had particular requirements. We managed.

    1. Author

      There are some lovely places around and a few more on the market recently.

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