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The staff were competent, helpful and welcoming. Breakfast was good. I think that the hotel has had a major upgrade recently. Everything was clean and it worked! Quite an easy walk from the hotel into town.
Comfortable hotel, excellent breakfast, recommended
A very nice and charming hotel with all nowadays facilities located in a beautiful rural environment. The renovation of the old quinta is an example how modern technology and the beauty of a traditional Portuguese house can be combined. The room and the balcony give a relaxed feeling. The dishes in the restaurant combine the traditional Portuguese dishes with modern taste. The personnel is very friendly.
Courteous staff, well designed room, well serviced Breakfast spread quite good but hot food option limited
hot water turned down between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Hotel room was very good value for money. Dinner in the restaurant wasn't of the same standard unfortunately.
service and the room The indoor pool wasn't finished
The hotel is very new, very clean and the rooms are comfortable and well designed. i would stay again. No.
our stay was a comfortable one. The breakfast was limited and the bacon and egg was always cold. If you came down for breakfast after 8.00am it is not guranteed that you will get bacon and eggs. Often this is requested but slow to arrive. Communication was also a barrier as most of the kitchen staff did not speak English and the guest had great difficulties expressing their neds.
Great hotel, new and clean, decent breakfast, free wi-fi, about 10km from the Europarque.
Nice room and bathroom - Helpful staff - Exelent restaurant - NO
Friendliness of staff and cleanliness of room.
Excellent rooms and very friendly staff. I travel a lot and this is probably the best hotel in Europe that I have stayed in.
Very nice food in the Grill restaurant, Grill chef speak perfect English.
IT is a nice hotel with good rooms and kind staff
Parking is for free. Old fashion hotel.Lights at the room are sensibly poor, but.... tropical climate, not to say Sahara climate is for sure in the room, no way to cool down.
food was good car park too small
The location at an ancient Port wine harbor and the view of the Douro from the front rooms are excellent. Direct access to the water, with mooring fingers, is great for people who like kayaking or other water sports. A nice walk in the mountains, some seven kilometers away (and six kilometers long), departing from Vila de Muros, lets you visit a nice roman bridge over the Bestança river and enjoy great views.
This hotel is in a beautiful setting, right on the wateredge of the river Douro. Stunning views from the decking and balconies However, like others mention in reviews - the food was poor and unfortunately for us the breakfast was not outstanding as previously mentioned in reviews. Apart from the outstanding views the hotel was generally underwhelming.
Beautiful setting on the River, good for walking and water sports. Breakfast very good. Restaurant food only fair.
Beautifully located in a stunning location right on the river, the hotel is modern and stylish. The view from the bedroom down the river was stunning. All the staff seemed to speak English. The pool was well equipped with modern chairs and sun loungers alongside the river with waterside bar. On a warm night dinner was served at tables beside the river, although the food didn't quite live up to the location. Breakfast was served in the large, elegant and modern restaurant and was an excellent continental breakfast with a large choice. A lovely hotel in a super location which we would consider staying at again for more than one night to enable us to take a boat trip from the hotel jetty and catch a train into Porto from the local station
Fantastic view and location Inexperience staff, old looking sheets and towels, food at the restaurante well bellow expectations
Breakfeast was very good. It takes a long trip to see the attractions nearby, due to the secondary routes to be slow.
The location. Water was brown, probably due rusty pipework.
Exceptional value for money. Breakfast, internet and nice room for under 40 euro. Excellent, helpful staff.
They seem to take care about the security, there where cameras on many places in the hotel. The reception where very small and they didn´t have staff working/watching the reception all the time. They could have had some more information about the city and maps for the area.
A calma no Hotel. A facilidade em estacionar. O conforto do Quarto.
I liked the choice and quality of the breakfast. The staff were friendly, helpful and approachable. I also liked the location as it was near to shops.
We can hear what the people on next room said.
staff were very friendly,helpful.breakfast was basic,but a good selection.the bed was a bit small but ensuite was ideal. same thing for breakfast eg scramble eggs mushrooms and frankfruters
Liked the staff, the food and location nothing
Price only No mini bar very limited services. No room service no menu only "set menu 1 choice dinner" available from 7pm to 10pm. No bar, you can buy drinks from the lobby; no snacks or any options to get food near buy on the weekend.
We found everything about this hotel wonderful, from the beautifully restored installations to the outstanding food and the friendly staff that really makes guests feel welcome. Excellent value for money and highly recommended.
Friendly personel, nice rooms, good food (menu of the day for 15€ =good and more than you can eat) and amazingly great choice of portuguese wine and Porto. Oudoor swimming pool is nice and refreshing (not cold). The hotel is difficult to find (even with GPS) but it is worth the efford. Free WiFi works OK. As frequent traveler, I think that this is the first time I have nothing to criticize about a hotel.
Our stay in the hotel was wonderful .....lovely room .... fabulous breakfast buffet ..... gorgeous relaxing pool. We will return for a longer stay.
It is one of the best places we've ever stayed! Very calm and beautiful location, reaxing atmosphere, very friendly owner of the hotel. Everything is clean & tidy, the rooms are very cosy and designed with a very good taste. The breakfast is outstanding. This is a place to come back again!
Fantastic hotel, beautiful place, wonderful staff and owner, the best place we have ever visited. We would definately visit here again.
The house, the landlady and the helper, the surroundings
Lovely setting. Very clean and spacious room. Directions to the hotel need updating to make finding the hotel easier.
The people running the guesthouse are very kind, accomodating. Nothing was too much for them. We felt as though we were visitors in their home and were made to feel very comfortable. The apartment we stayed in by far exceeded our expectations as its very modernly decorated and clean, and the views absolutely spectacular. Breakfast was included and was lovely as well, the pool was very clean and had wonderful views. Perfect for a few days retreat to just relax and unwind. There are beautiful places to take walks, not far from a beautiful hike up the mountain to a huge waterfall. There was a festival going on all day every day across the river. This has nothing to do with the hotel at all but I must say we were a bit annoyed that the music was played from 9am to 12 midnight and the fireworks on our last night must have lasted for 45 minutes. These started going off at 1100pm and we had to be up at 500am to drive to the airport! Apparently this festival starts in June and finishes in August! The hotel itself is kind of remote. About 5kms from a town call Cinfaes which was an alright size. This is a great spot if you are looking to relax, not if you are looking for a exciting place to go with lots of things to do.
Q: What did you like during your stay? A: Not very much! 1. The room was very sparsely furnished and the bed made a loud creak everytime we moved! 2. There is a real problem with the drains. They stink! 3.The food served at lunch & dinner was very disappointing. "Quantity, not Quality" seems to be the motto here. Having had a very poor and badly served lunch comprising lukewarm soup, soggy fried fish with par-bolied rice (no vegetables or salad to be seen) we were reluctant to try the dinner but in the rather charmless village of São Vicente, there is very little alternative for dining out - other than cafés & Pizzerias - so we reluctantly stayed for an evening meal. It was worse than lunch (altho the waiter was more sympathetic than his lunchtime colleague) & mostly inedible & was sent back.
Very nice people, very comfortable room, nice and quiet, beautiful building, Spa features in real thermal facilities. Huge breakfast in bedroom for a very reasonable fee. Excellent value for money ratio The room was quite cold, was adjusted in reception, when asked it was tuned to a nice temperature. The construction works on a independent building in the estate gave not such a nice surroundings to the hotel.
Quiet place, clean hotel, for the service very good value, friendly personal
Location, the surprising way in which the house was build, nice cooking, delicious breakfast with homemade cakes. Very nice landlady, makes you feel at home in an instant. Maybe a bit hard to locate. Ask for directions and a simple map at tourist I in Cinfaes
The friendship of the owners. We feel like to be in family. It was nice not to need watch TV or internet.
The Antiques, the Art, splendid views and the welcoming hospitality
Absolutely amazing place!!! Beautiful house, great landscape, interesting possiblities for hiking. The owner is an artist, and everything in the house is creative - from paintings and ceramics to breakfasts!!! The owner also spent a lot of time discussing with us about life, art, litterature, everything, it was a great opportunity to know better people from Portugal.
Excellent Staff, Food, Log Fire, We struggled to find the hotel and the owners drove for 20 minutes to the village where we were to guide us to the hotel. Location is brilliant although very remote. Can't think of any.!!
clean and simple, good price and good service. Heating was not strong enough - room was cold.
Very friendly staff. They were very flexible to our needs, even changed their breakfast schedule in our benefit to earlier hours. The room was very nice and cozy.
Very central The fact that the restaurant was not open on our first night (a Monday) and that they did not take credit cards! Luckily we had cash!
Quality very high vs price. Free wi-fi internet. Stuff very friendly speaking perfect english. smell in the room was not very nice.