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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.
Fantastic view and location Inexperience staff, old looking sheets and towels, food at the restaurante well bellow expectations
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.
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
Breakfeast was very good. It takes a long trip to see the attractions nearby, due to the secondary routes to be slow.
Beautiful setting on the River, good for walking and water sports. Breakfast very good. Restaurant food only fair.
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.
The house, the landlady and the helper, the surroundings
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.
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.
Lovely setting. Very clean and spacious room. Directions to the hotel need updating to make finding the hotel easier.
Definitely the place to be if you want to explore the mid-section of the Douro River. A very spacious place, a huge bathroom, very quiet, perfect if you are looking for a resting place Just forget about the breakfast. Choices are close to nil, and their quality is 0. No regional products, no proper scrambled eggs, no proper juices, I even got rotten (although fresh) grapes. Skip the breakfast at this hotel and get a proper breakfast at a nearby restaurant called The Gentleman
the place is quiet and peacefull
it was short no restaurant on both evenings - kitchen said to be out of commission. Food was being served in dining room but only to Portuguese National jet-ski contestants, we were informed this food was brought in from another restaurant.
Kind hotel stsff, clean, value for money No
The Douro Riverside with the Bars Cool swimmingpool
Good location for Douro valley The town itself is pretty unattractive with very little in the way of bars and restaurants so not suitable for long stays at this hotel. The main disappointment was that there was not outside eating facilities as advertised - were told that this is only used for special occasions. The weather was glorious so it was annoying to have to eat inside. Also, the swimming pool is next to a road - screened by hedges but still noisy.
Nice personal, clean, value for money No
The friendship of the owners. We feel like to be in family. It was nice not to need watch TV or internet.
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
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.!!
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.
The Antiques, the Art, splendid views and the welcoming hospitality