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The hospitable, yet not overbearing, attention from the Quinta's family-run owners was much appreciated. The atmosphere was elegant and sophisticated, but at the same time a relaxed and laid back approach was recognized and welcomed. The proximity to local towns afforded day trip excursions, and the remoteness of the Quinta allowed for much needed seclusion and quiet down time. While enjoying down time, the Quinta offered a wide array of activities on site to accommodate any age level and wine connoisseur. Not enough can be said of the personable and knowledgeable owners, however. Note: The owner’s farm dog was equally a treat, having left our own family pet at home. No issues.
Everything was great - hospitality of the owners, room, landscape, food, wine
Outstanding property in idyllic location (albeit up a bit of a hair-raising track). The views are fantastic as is the high standard of the design and elegance of this house, it's as good as shown in the publicity pictures if not better. Carlos is a great host, always friendly and offers excellent advice on where to visit and eat. Thoroughly enjoyable visit. My only criticism, and this is probably down to the English reserve, is that the dining area consists of one long table (with fantastic views I should add) and the seating is always arranged so that you are ontop of the other guests - fine if you know them or speak their language but not so good if you want a relaxing or romantic meal.
The views and the rooms, also food was fairly good The approach to the hotel was dangerous you had to travel along a dirt track only just wide enough for the clio I was driving and often it was very steep with shear drop on one side. Would be dangerous to attempt in the dark and hotelier said that we should have booked for dinner 24 hours before which we were not aware and were not going to attempt to leave and return in the dark,
For any one who enjoys Port, as a working Quinta it provides a fabulous insight into the production of Port wine. The place is very well appointed with stunning views and the owners are extremely helpful and friendly The access road is VERY dangerous as it winds its way up the mountain. It is narrow and with lethal drops of many 100's of feet just inches from the vehicle. Very un-nerving for any one with vertigo or who is not 100% sure of their driving abilities
The view and the location are spectacular. We liked the beautifully designed (modern) rooms and furniture and the fact that we could take long walks in the vineyards surrounding the Quinta. The dogs were barking right beneath our window in the middle of the night and something must be wrong with the pipings: whenever somebody was taking a shower it was so noisy it could have been in our room. And: dinner isn't actually worth the money (30 Euros p.p.).
Excellent stay! Fantastic views over the Douro valley, great home made food, wine and porto from own production.
Amazing views. Very welcoming hosts. Lovely home cooked food and great wine. Pool is a little small.
Much more than an over-night stay. Wonderful location and river views. The owner is so helpful and proud to share his home. We are looking forward to a return trip.
The place is new and clean, smells good. The owners Carlos and Madalena are very special people of the kind you dont see very often. I wish I had more time to stay there at least one more day. Not really, but the road after you leave the highway could be better.
Cheap and fairly cheerful. The room had a fridge and a balcony. The pet chihuahua was very friendly. Parking was very easy. They are just up the road from the municipal pool, which was a pleasant and cheap way to cool off. No lift/elevator, so you might have to drag luggage up two flights. The bedding was somewhat sub-par (lumpy pillows, rough sheets). The hotel doesn't have a pool! It is just down the road, and is a public pool...
The owners are lovely. Limited English is spoken here and throughout the town but this just adds to the authenticity of the experience. Great little place!
Very large and clean rooms, very nice restaurant and staff. Great food.
Excellent dinner, quiet, large room which was very comfortable, and hardly anyone around. I woke up a 7 am to go for a walk, but couldn't leave until the receptionist arrived at eight.
the pool and the village I hated the fact that they permit the entrance of guests at the hotel for using the pool. The people were so noisy and dind't know how to behave in a smal and quite hotel. And after complaint to the staff they didnt do anything, just justify the fact as not regular, but it happened in the 2 day i stayed there. They shouldn't permit that, we are paying to be in a quite hotel, just relaxing, and not being always annoyed with rude children. They shoul at least offered a discount for this trouble.
We were happy to chill out and relax, Sophia did try very hard to make our stay enjoyable and many thanks to her. All the staff were very nice we were the only guests staying on the first night and the restaurant was not open, the nearest restaurant open was 27 k. Sophia managed to put together a dinner. The isolation of the hotel was quite a shock to us. Also the Douro boat trip was only on Saturdays from Casas DO Coro.
Great hotel to see the surrounding wine area. Calm and relaxed atmosphere, great pool area in summertime, excellent food, warm service.
The peace and quiet, the very firendly staff and the beaty surrounding all the Hotel. A must see! The wireless if free but is not very quick or steady. Cell phone network is not abundant. Its not a negative point but if you have to be reachable via phone or net, connection is very limited.
Incridible place, very very cozy hotel, suberb decoration and confort, magnific place and village! the restaurant very close to a 2 or 3 stars michelin, personal perfect, really one of the best places we stay. Nothing, all is perfect and the owners very charming with us, congratulations!
An absolutely fabulous setting in vineyards overlooking the duoro. Modern and very well appointed hotel with super friendly, efficient and helpful staff. Great infinity pool again with those great views. Informative wine tasting as part of the experience and very good fixed-menu dining. Only a small point but furniture in guest lounge and dining room not as tasteful as the rest of the hotel.
All in all a very pleasant experience. Superb ambiance and kitchen and friendly staff. Really nobad points related to the stay. In the quinta shop, do Pego should consider the prices for their products. For instance 20 euro for a lbv (compared to Fonseca 2003 13 euro) is a bit difficult to justify.
The personal touch! Filippe (and Karsten!) goes out of his way to make your stay a memorable experience.
Location - overlooking the Douro river. It's quiet and gorgeous. Hotel staff are young, helpful and attentive. They sell their own Porto wine. Beatuiful swimming pool. It's a good place to get disconnected.
The location is awesome! The road that lead up to the hotel was very narrow and the turns were very tight. They need to update directions to make it easier to find.
Maria, Arturi and Paolo were super friendly and accomodating. The food and wine were delicious. Good value for money. Beautiful setting amongst the vineyards with pool and view of the Douro River. Arturi picked me up and delivered me to the train station. Nice place to meet international travelers. Family style dining. Can visit port vineyards in the area. Having to leave.
The hospitality of the family who run the Casa was wonderful. The food, both at breakfast and at the evening meal was superb. The building has been renovated but still retains a genuine antique feel to it. The rooms were lovely,very clean with en-suite facilities. The location may not suit everybody as the house is situated in a mountain top village and is in a fairly remote area of the Douro. You really need a car to access it and if you are not a confident driver, the road up the mountain can seem quite hairy. That said, you will have to go a long way to match the overall experience of a few days here, especially if you are a Port wine lover !!
The family atmosphere and the warm welcome from all the staff. The best place We've stayed in Portugal so far.
extremely friendly staff, showing great hospitality and very nicely decorated rooms
the family was very welcoming because of the language problem we did not understand that we could also eat in the evening
This is one of the finest places we have ever stayed in. The hospitality was amazing. The family owners could not have been more friendly, helpful or obliging. Beautiful food and wine added to our enjoyment of a fantastic stay in stunning surroundings.
incredible hospitality. port on the house, long extensive dinner (and cheap), tasty luxurious breakfast
The family that runs Casa Cimeira couldn't have been any nicer and accommodating. They were one of the reasons our trip to the Douro region was so enjoyable. It felt more like staying with family then staying at a hotel.
Fantastic experience in The Douro wine region. Will always remember the never ending supply of freshly baked cakes for breakfast. Also, really enjoyed sampling the owner's own Port and wine!
Fantastic!!! The views are to die for, the place is unique and utterly delightful and the warmth of the welcome we received from the wonderful Maria and family was quite out of this world. Not to be missed. Leaving
good welcoming of owners. needs better sign posting from main road. good breakfast great for nature
Lovely place to stay. Really nice rooms and surroundings. Owner's are really nice, friendly and they take good care of you while staying. They also speak nice understantable english.