Zenit Guest House

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Olhao with 6 restaurants and 3 outdoor pools

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Zenit Guest House

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Comfort Double Room, Terrace, Sea View
Basic Double Room, Balcony, Partial Sea View
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Overview of Zenit Guest House



Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
rua 31 de janeiro nr 23, Olhao, Algarve, 8700-521
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 6 restaurants and 6 beach bars
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach cabanas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bar/lounge
Feel at home
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Comfort Double Room, Terrace, Sea View

  • 26 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Design House, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Ensuite, Sea View

  • 80 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Basic Double Room, Balcony, Partial Sea View

  • 12 sq m
  • Partial sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Olhao Harbour - 4 min drive
  • Faro Marina - 10 min drive
  • Faro Island Beach - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Faro Station - 20 min drive
  • Tavira Station - 27 min drive
  • Loule Station - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Figo de Pita - Brunch & Bowls - 2 min walk
  • Restaurante O Bote - 3 min walk
  • O Horta - 3 min walk
  • Chá Chá Chá - 2 min walk
  • el Torito - 2 min walk

About this property

Zenit Guest House

A great choice for a stay in Olhao, Zenit Guest House features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15 per vehicle. Guests can grab a bite to eat at one of the 6 restaurants, then indulge in beachside massages or manicures and pedicures. Other highlights include 3 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge and free bike rentals.


Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation (global expert), Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global) and SGS (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11:30 AM until 1:00 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your passport after booking

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (1 total)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free covered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free off-site parking within 984 ft
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 6 restaurants
  • 6 beach bars
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1900
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Lockers available


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Sign language-capable staff
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Doorbell and phone notifications
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Tile flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Printer

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November to 31 March, EUR 1.00 per person, per night, up to 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April to 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 9 for adults and EUR 2 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per vehicle (one way)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 25 (subject to availability)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for EUR 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: EUR 5.00 per day
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 5 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation (global expert)
  • Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global)
  • SGS (third-party expert - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
Property registration number 32833/AL

Also known as

Zenit Guest House Olhao
Zenit Guest House Guesthouse
Zenit Guest House Guesthouse Olhao

Frequently asked questions

Does Zenit Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Zenit Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Zenit Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Zenit Guest House?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Zenit Guest House?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 total. There's a charge of EUR 5 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of EUR 5.00 per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Zenit Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Zenit Guest House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 15 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zenit Guest House?
You can check in from 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 25 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Zenit Guest House and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway hire. Enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or use the guest house's other amenities, which include 6 beach bars and private pools. Zenit Guest House also has beach cabanas and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Zenit Guest House?
Yes, there are 6 on-site restaurants.
Does Zenit Guest House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private pool and a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Zenit Guest House like?
Zenit Guest House is a short 2-minute walk from Ria Formosa Natural Park and 3 minutes' walk from Olhao Municipal Market.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic little place to stay, highly recommended
This property was absolutely lovely. We booked late on our night of arrival, past 11pm, and the owner, Gino, was waiting for us when we got there. Our room was cozy, and comfortable, but the star of the show were the three private balconies outside. Overlooking the sea, with a great view, glorious sunshine and comfortable sofas, it was the perfect way to end an evening, and start the day. Speaking of starting the day, Gino’s wife Rose provides a fresh breakfast in the morning you can take in the balconies, full of fresh fruit, yoghurt, breads, meats and cheeses, along with tea and coffee and the best orange juice you will have ever tried! All in all, it’s a fantastic place to stay, and brilliant value for money. I’d recommend it to anyone staying in the area, you won’t be disappointed!
Liam, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

A SCAM! Do not book this hotel/apartment. The pictures online ARE NOT what you will receive. They will deceive you and scam you. We were due to come for a birthday and I asked if they could add extras. They charged me €30 for a cake and balloons and a cheap bottle of kids fizz. It was horrendous. They booked our apartment to another guest and told us we would be in a different place. We paid not knowing what we would receive. We arrived at the accommodation and there aren’t even photos of the place we were given online because of how terrible it is. The wallpaper was ripping off the walls, the kitchen was dirty, it was freezing cold even with windows closed and heating on; the beds were uncomfortable, it was dark and dingy and next to a café full of drunk men starting fights. The locks were not secure, the area was extremely difficult to park and load/unload luggage. When we told them we were not happy and would like to leave they promised a full refund, I sent my details and no refund. Now they are refusing to refund me at all. I didn’t even stay one night because I left and found a much nicer accommodation in a better location for the same price. I would STAY FAR AWAY from this hotel. A scam and you will not be treated with the level of service you expect. Disgusting service and attitude. He kept telling us to just wait and it was our fault for purchasing an apartment built on top of water? False advertisement and you’ll end up with a case with trading standards.
Whitney, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Une semaine au paradis
Nous avons reçus un très bel accueil de Gino dès notre arrivée à l’aéroport où il est venue nous récupérer. Arrivé à la Guest House nous avons une le droit de la visite du site . Ce situant dans le centre historique de Olhao avec un charme et atmosphère chaleureuse. Équipement parfait, le logement était impeccable propre. Même des bons produits tel que Rituals pour la salle de bain. Chaque matin un petit déjeuné absolument royal nous était préparé à l’heure demandé la veille par Rosé qui est rayonnante et pleins de bienveillance. Un vue magnifique nous attendait sur les deux toits terrasses de la Guest House . Le première phrase de Gino en arrivant au logement avait été « bienvenue à la maison » et bien en plus de la qualité d’un hôtel, nous avons eu ce sentiment d’être chez un membre de la famille comme chez un tonton et une tata . Vraiment au top, on sait régalé.
Notre chambre
La vie du balcon de la chambre
Petit déjeuner préparé par Rose
Une partie de la vue sur la table du rooftop du haut
Romain, 6-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Teresa, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review