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Very pleasent stay, room very clean and very confortable: A really good breakfast full of everything ( impossible to stay on a diet) . Excellent views. All the staff very nice. I will come back for sure. Actually i liked everything the only thing missing on a 4 star hotel is a restaurant.
Within easy walking distance of town centre. Good breakfast. The hotel has been substantially altered internally in last year, not always by way of improvement, eg baths sacrificed for showers, refitted drawers would not open.
The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. The restaurant is nice and sunny. I thought the recent refurbishment was very nice in the rooms. However, I thought the corridors were too dark, especially for a hotel near the beach. I think there needs to be more staff so that the service in the hotel can run more smoothly.
The Staff was kind, the Hotel provides an excelent breakfast and the location is great! The road in front of the Hotel is a bit busy, but out of summer it's ok.
Excellent hotel with a brilliant swimming pool after walking on the Camino Nothing
Atmospeher Internet in room
This is a nice modern hotel to stay for a few days, visiting the surroundings. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel staff was really nice and very helpful. The hotel, apart form the breakfast does not serve any more meals. If you want to have dinner or lunch you'll have to go to a nearby restaurant that belongs to the same owner, but we do not recommend it at all. Well, is quite a shock coming from the clean cool contemporary approach of the hotel to one of the best portuguese/spanish and traditional kitsch examples. Absolutely vulgar.
Excellent rooms, service and breakfast. Valenca and Cerveira surounds were also very recomendable. Nothing at all.
Comfort and warmth
Very clean, the breakfast was excellent, a lovely pool, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
pool area very limited availability of drinks at the pool bar with the argument that the hotel is not placing more orders since they want to end with the stock - this indicates poor customer service and poor good management practices
The location is great, very close to the medieval city of Valença and the crossborder with Spain. The infra-structure is modern and the surroundings very calm. I've ordered a double room, but what I got was a twin. In this way, I recommed to specify your preference in the observations box while you are booking the room. The breakfast is in general terms good, however the breakfast room is very small for the size and capacity of the Hotel. One time I had to wait for other guests to finish their meal. The waiters are very competent, but due to the "confusion" their working in, they are always running, what makes you feel uncomfortable. However, if you go on a regular weekend (I've stayed on a 3 day-weekend, with Monday being a holiday), it must be more calm.
Hotel corridors were covered in works of art. The room had a balcony and a good poolside view. The breakfast was included. The best value European hotel that I have stayed in. Apart from breakfast the food available was poor but there is a cafe and a good restaurant nearby.
surroundings helpful staff nice breakfast
This is a superb hotel in terms of comfort and enjoyment, this was my second stay there so you can see I really enjoy it ! The restaurant is an excellent venue with superb food and helpful staff. I recommend this hotel its a gem.
A modern hotel only a short riverside walk from the town centre. While reasonably comfortable it is absolutely soulless. It's total lack of charm.
Brand new hotel, really nice staff, excelent design and architecture, the best location in town right by the river and 2mn walk from the old centre...Excelent value for the money they charge. The acoustics of the room could be improved, some noise from the corridors and other rooms... could have a pool...but since you have the river just in front...take a dive!
This was a lovely modern, designer hotel, situated a few minutes walk from the town centre. We were treated with great courtesy by the reception staff, who were very helpful. Beautiful rooms: very comfortable. The hotel had a rather subdued sign outside and we walked past a couple of times before realising it was our hotel.
Very good landscape. Very beatiful location. Very nice pool. Excellent place to rest.
Beautiful building and location with large, comfortable room. View is fantastic. Not within walking distance of much, but easy drive to some charming, touristy beach towns.
Wonderful landscapes, nice instalations and very courteous staff. No internet wireless available in the hotel main areas.
beautifull convent vieuw from garden towards river swimming pool also one for kids - free tennis court
Quiet, magnificient view to the valley, hospitality of the staff, it's a very romantic place.
The location and the facilities (in the main building) are quite good. The building is very nice. Some aspects were not up to par, for a four star hotel. There was a persistent sewage smell in the bathroom. The room heating was not available, although the wheather was already chilly, especially in the morning. The sofas in the room had the cloth worn, and the wadding was visible. One of the carpets in the room was rather dirty.
The very special sorroundings,and the fantasticview from our room overlooking the river . The food,especially the starters were not matching the overall good impression.It was very hard to find the right entrance to the castle from the map we printed out from your site.
panoramic view, nice room with balcony, kindness of personel, quietness, dinner and breakfast music in dining room: only 3 perpetuating numbers
Everything is excelent
Excellent location both for relaxing and shopping. No parking area reserved for hotel guests.
The Pousada is much nicer than we were led to expect by other reports. The views, from the rooms and the restaurant, are spectacular. Appreciated the freshly-squeezed orange juice and the big selection of breads and rolls at breakfast. It has no lift.
Pequeno almoço, instalações, simpatia, isolamento acústico Parque de estacionamento pequeno e algo longe do hotel, mas também condicionado pela localização do hotel numa parte antiga da vila.
clean rooms, very good breakfast, parking quite far away from the hotel
very good location, excellent breakfast
staff friendly and helpful. free internet and parking. breakfast was brilliant with lots of choice. swimming pool great and excellent beach for children only 3mins walk. supermarket next door. rooms cleaned everyday. nothing bad to say, everything was amazing and such good value for money.
Lovely hotel in centre of Vila Praia de Ancora. Good staff, very comfortable room and huge choise of breakfast. all spotlessly clean
First of all - the little town is so nice and with only few people, when out of season. The rooms, staff, pool area is really nice. Good breakfast (more like brunch). Nice with the balcony - it makes the room bigger. Just one insignificant thing... the breakfast did not have fresh fruit
The breakfast was excellent. The fact that the beds were separated...
Very small room the place were we take a bath with aromoterapia is for a chil not a adult person
it has a nice location a little bit noisy, bedframe was old and made a lot of noise
A quite pleasant hotel with a good position The early morning calls from the cockrels
Ease of access and open spaces of the golf course The 300 yard walk to the restaurant (golf club house) can get a bit cold and wet! The hotel must have the biggest rusty door in the world - maybe something went wrong with the stainless steel effect.
quite local just out of ponte lima excellent restaurant and service noisy of cars outside front of hotel on cobbled road if you have a front room
Facilities are good The hotel is stark and lacks charactor.
Quiet and relaxing atmosphere
Good hotel for resting. Nothing relevant to point out. The only thing I believe that needs improving is the breakfast. It's not bad, but it could be better.
nice situation and surrounding, modern architecture air condition was not working at our arrival (27 °C in the room), fixed 36 hours later
Probably the best value for money I had during b15 years of business travel
Good location for further trips and perfect place for relaxing weekend
The recovery of this ancient convent is very beautiful, and the rooms facing the river are incerdible.
Beautiful renovation maintaining original characteristics, modernizing the architecture. Staff very helpful and willing. Great restaurant.
We needed a place to stay
The staff did try to help. The hotel is supposed to be a thermal spa, but there has not been a thermal spa at the site since 2005. I think information about this should be included. We would not have traveled to Moncao if we had know this.
The surrounding area its really pretty and nice. Calm place near the river and an ancient fort.
It's a quite place to stay with a beautiful view to the river. A good place to rest.
Friendly, helpful staff. Quiet within easy walking distance of the town. Good food in the restaurant. The scrambled eggs
The staff is very nice! It's also a very peacefull place to stay!
THe town was very interesting, other than that the hotel was not too impressive
I like very much the hotel and the villages arround
The location and the facilities. The Spa is interesting. Short of staff. The restaurant only works by reservation and this was not informed to us. A group arrived and the restaurant was not avialableto the other guest as they not use table more than once.
It was interesting and quite spectacular. It was packed with antiques which, although interesting, gave the house a damp and musty smell. It was also quite dark. They do not accept cards so we had to go to a cash dispenser.
Warm hosts, beautiful rural setting outside small town, personal attention and opportunity to get to know hosts.
Historical experience and good service
The overall atmosphere of the place and kindness of the staff The bet was definitely too small and uncomfortable. The breakfast was ok but would need more variety (fruit, croissants, etc.)
A stunning place to stay for anyone wanting to avoid the archetypal European hotel offer. A great experience all round In truth Ponte de Barca has relatively little to commend it compared with Ponte de Lima but the Casa Nobre do Correio-Mor makes up for it
Fantastic hotel, excellent for a calm and romantic weekend, the staff is very friendly, the surroundings and the building itself are just marvellous.
Amazing hotel! Everything was decorated to the smallest detail possible. This is an old farm house (luxrious one) renovated - so they have original items everywhere. Very romantic place. Make sure you get the downstairs appartment (next to the pool) - and especially the left appartment which have a double bed. The hotel is hard to find - even with gps. Take a map with you in advance with specific driving instructions. The staff do not speak english at all and you are required to check in before 10 in the night. Do not take the room with the attic (the 2 floor room). It has no proper ventilation and it is very small and has no air. Take only the two room appartment!
The rooms are great. There is plenty of space and the pool is good too. Although the manager is very friendly she only spoke Portugese. The accomodation can be a bit tough to find.
Staff very good, rooms of very good standard, fabulous views and amazing scenery, breakfast good, swimming pool in garden, peaceful and quiet location. Would like to go again and also to have stayed longer. None
A classic Portuguese quinta (farmhouse) with a superb countryside location adjacent to a picturesque golfcourse.
Beautiful old house and grounds, lovely pool. Very good breakfast served to us. Very hard to find the hotel, no obvious signage from main road. There did not seem to be anyone else around and we felt a little uneasy.