Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a reservation?

You can check availability and book directly online using the availability calendar. Alternatively, if you have any pre-booking questions, you can contact us directly using our contact form.

Do you give discounts for longer stays?

Yes, we give one night free for every stay of 7 nights or more, when booked through this site

What days do we have to arrive on?

We are flexible about arrival and departure dates, you can arrive and leave whenever you want.  Check-in is at 2.00 pm and checkout is at 11.00 a.m

Are any rooms suitable for three people?

Yes, most bedrooms can take an extra bed.

Are children welcome at Duas Quintas?

Children are very welcome and this is a paradise for families to explore and play in together. Parental supervision is of course expected at all times.

Is Duas Quintas a suitable destination for golfers?

There are over 30 separate golf courses on the Algarve and many within a  15 minute drive.Contact us directly for more information.

Where is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport is Faro airport, approximately 45 mins drive. We will send you directions when you book.

Are there restaurants nearby?

Our local restaurant,  just 2 kilometers and a lovely walk away, provides excellent traditional food and friendly service. In Silves, there are enough excellent restaurants to go to a different one every night of the week and still not have covered them all! Try something new – wild boar, roast suckling pig or octopus salad.

I am a vegetarian. Will you be able to cater for my needs at breakfast? Yes, this is not a problem as we have a variety of foods for guests at breakfast time. However, it would be helpful if you could let us know in advance. In that way we can better cater for you.

I am on a special diet. Will you  arrange a breakfast for me.

Yes, but please let us know before you arrive, what his needs are.

We are only coming to the Algarve for a few days and do not want to hire a car? Can we stay at Duas Quintas and not hire a car?

Yes, no problem.  You can arrange a táxi or a shuttle from the airport. Public transport is complicated but possible, depending on your flight times.Contact us for details of car free days out. Also see our blog post 6 Things to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a car for your Algarve holiday.

Should I hire a car?

In order to avail of all the facilities this part of Portugal has to offer, we strongly recommend that you hire a car. Most of the major car hire companies have a pick-up facility at Faro airport.  Also see our blog post 6 Things to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a car for your Algarve holiday.

If we wanted to leave the car behind some evenings, are there taxis available locally?

Yes, there is a taxi rank in Silves and we can ring for a taxi for you. The local taxi drivers know Duas Quintas and our guests have found them very helpful. The fare is €8.50 – €10.00 per journey (up to four people)

Is there parking at Duas Quintas?

Yes, we have lots of parking space.

Do you have facilities for disabled people?

Please check with us.  We would suit some people with limited mobility but not wheelchair users.  

What type of breakfast do you serve?

At Duas Quintas we believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Where possible we use local fresh produce. Start your meal with a choice of cereals, yogurt or fresh fruit. Every day, Mary prepares a simple but different cooked dish. Complete your meal with fresh bread, homemade preserves, local cheeses and homemade scones or cake. Fresh orange juice from our own trees is available most of the year.

Do you provide towels?

Yes, we provide towels for use in the guest bedrooms but guests need to bring their own pool and beach towels. If you forget, just ask us.

Is there a bar-b-que?

Yes. A barbecue area, close to the pool, allows you to cook your own lunch or evening meal. We provide all the equipment, will order your meat or fish and even do the washing up!

Are there beaches near Duas Quintas?

20 minutes drive away is some of the best beaches on the Algarve. To name just a few – Marinha, Caneiros and Benagil are small bays with spectacular rock formations, Armacaõ de Pera and Gal­é have long, sandy, open beaches. There are excellent cliff walks and opportunities for dolphin watching, scuba diving and boat trips.

What activities for children are nearby?

There are two large water parks nearby, Slide and Splash and Aqualand.. Adults and children both also enjoy the ocean theme park at Zoomarine, only 15 minutes drive away.

What is the weather like on the algarve?

With over 3,000 hours of sun a year, the Algarve is famous for its mild climate making it an ideal holiday destination all year round. December to February are the wettest months but the rain tends to fall all in one go rather than a constant drizzle! Even in Winter there is an average of 6 hours of sunshine a day and 12 hours in June, July and August.

What is the best time of the year to visit the Algarve?

It really depends on what you are looking for! Late June, July and August are the hottest months, great for the beach and pool but often too hot if you want to do a lot of walking or cycling. The spring is a glorious time to see the Algarve. There is a wealth of wild flowers and still plenty of sunshine. Winter is, of course, colder and wetter but it make a great contrast to weather in the U.K. and Ireland. On most winter days we take our lunch outside but the evenings and early mornings are cold.  

I usually travel with my pet. Can I take him to Duas Quintas?

We are sorry but we do not have facilities for pets at Duas Quintas. We have a dog of our own, called Sasha.

Do you mind if we telephone you to discuss our accommodation needs?

We love to hear from our guests and it is often a good way to make sure that we understand all your needs.