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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.
Kind hotel stsff, clean, value for money No
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 Douro Riverside with the Bars Cool swimmingpool
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.
the place is quiet and peacefull
Nice personal, clean, value for money No
Room balcony with a wonderful river view. Hotel staff is kind and helpful. Spa & sauna were clean. It was difficult to find the hotel because all sign on road show only words "Hotel". We didn't know if these signs meant this hotel or not until arrival. We booked a table for dinner when we checked in however it didn't make.
The luxe facilities and view is amazing over the douro. True design and spa hotel with very friendly and capable staff. Missing a gym for workout
the rooms have an amazing view over the river
Hotel design, staff, facilities, and brilliantly relaxed atmosphere. Fairly remote. Difficult if you don't have a car. The walk from the closest train station (Aregos) is 20 mins up a very steep hill. Not nice in the plus 30 degree heat. Though the hotel said they'd send a car if I'd have called. Still, would be worth noting somewhere prior to arriving. Wouldn't put me off going again though!
Mooi ruim opgezet hotel. In etages tegen de berghelling gebouw. Erg gastvrij personeel. Goede keuken. Mooie ruime kamers met uitermate schitterend uitzicht over de Dourovallei. Tip: alle kamers op niveau 2 hebben 100 % privacy, direct vrij uitzicht. Ook mooie uitzichten vanuit het zwembad. Een echt relaxhotel met prima service. Enig minpuntje is dat het hotel slecht via één tijdrovende kronkelige bergweg bereikbaar is.
All excellent: great views, great staff, fantastic food!
Great setting, cool design, helpfull staff A gym/exercise room at the hotel would be good.
This place is amazing. It's a 'Quinta' so a Portuguese wine estate. It's set in the heart of the Douro valley in a stunning location. Although this estate does not produce wine, the views from the Estate are amazing and it's a very quiet and comfortable place to stay. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. I had dinner there and the food was amazing. Typical Portuguese food with traditional music playing in the background and of course porte wine. Had a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for accommodation.
Breakfast was good. The pool looked dirty and the room wasn't comfortable.
The hospitality and friendliness No
The setting of the hotel Difficult to find, be prepared when you go there and do not believe only your navigation system
Isabel & Henrique were kind, friendly & most obliging hosts at this charming and well appointed quinta close to Mesão Frio. Thye breakfast table could have benefitted from a little more variety & choice!
The welcoming feeling by the hoster Isabel and the setting of the whole Quinta I loved every single bit. Shame that I couldn't be on a holliday
Staying with Isobel and Eric was a unique experience. Our evening meal 'en famile' was a delight with four languages used. The site has fabulous views. The ancient buildings, decor and furnishings provide an unusual and delightful experience. This is is not your average hotel! There is nothing we didn't like, but here are some tips. You need a sat nav to find it - or good portuguese - it is remote.The Tourismo sign is the only clue. Ring in advance to book for your first evening meal. We didn't know that, but Isobel directed us to the local village restaurant here we had a good, cheap meal with the locals. Isobel doesn't take credit cards.
We spent two wonderful nights in Quinta do Ervedal in early october. The house and its surroundings are breathtaking and beautiful! The scenery is really something to remember. A nice pool, the comfortable bedroom, friendly staff and delicious food - all was there. You can easily take walks to the nature or maybe trips further up to the Douro valley. Or perhaps you just relax, read a book and enjoy the sunshine on the front yard. So thank you Isabel and Henrique for all your hospitality. We will definitely recommend your quinta to anyone who is interested!
Very quiet location. Room was very hot. In August that is a big issue! Breakfast very very poor.
Very quiet environment in a lovely 18th century house. Most frendly owners who speak English (and Frensh). A "must" if you want to relax. Rooms are cool at night. A little bit hard to find when you arrive at te first time, but people in the villages arround are most frendly to help. Housekeeping is doing everything to please you, the environment is very clean.
The location was superb but without the help of a local who we followed by car it would have been VERY dificult to find. This is more like staying in a private house rather than a hotel. We had dinner on three evenings and it was excellent. Just excellent produce and traditional/simple Portugese cuisine (good portions) with wine from the estate which just kept flowing ! Cost 30 euros a head. The owners were charming and spoke pretty good English, but the star of the show was the cook/maid/ you name it, who spoke no English but was simply delightful and could not have done more to make our stay there very memorable. It is very informal and relaxed, the pool was great the views superb and would be happy to go again and again and yes again !! The lack of really clear directions for say the last say five miles from all directions.
The view and tranquility. A bit difficult to find.
Great character family farmhouse, friendly owners, feels like home. They also made arrangements for Port tasting and river cruise on short notice.
We really enjoyed and appreciated the attention given by the owner. I happen to mention it was my son's birthday the day we arrived and the owner had the staff make a chocolate cake for him. When we came back from dinner they had delivered the cake. We also like the assistance given about the sites and tour to take. The owner even provided maps and called to arrange a visit to one of the wineries. We felt really at home -excellent hosts, friendly environment. Excellent!! more channel selection for the television.
This is a very charming guest-house, with authentic furnitures, scenic view, food excelent, etc... only superlatives, but I loved specially the hospitality of Johanna and Carlos, that gave us all the tips to visit the beautifull Douro region.
A charming house in a lovely place, amazing viewsover the Douro River, peace and quiet of the countryside. Perfectly cleaned rooms, original antique furniture. Good size swimming-pool, vineyards, amusing animals. Extremely kind, friendly and helpful owners. Carlos&Joana's warm hospitality really has won our simpaties. A lot of interesting places to visit are more or less far from the estate. Many thanks Carlos for giving useful tips to exploring this region. The time of the breakfast's beginning is a bit too late for "early birds"
Lovely cottage, nice and clean, helpful staff, a pool with a view. The kids loved the place. In the middle of nowhere.