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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
Beautiful setting on the River, good for walking and water sports. Breakfast very good. Restaurant food only fair.
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.
Breakfeast was very good. It takes a long trip to see the attractions nearby, due to the secondary routes to be slow.
Fantastic view and location Inexperience staff, old looking sheets and towels, food at the restaurante well bellow expectations
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.
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.
The house, the landlady and the helper, the surroundings
Fantastic hotel, beautiful place, wonderful staff and owner, the best place we have ever visited. We would definately visit here again.
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!
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.
Quiet place, clean hotel, for the service very good value, friendly personal
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.
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 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.!!
The Antiques, the Art, splendid views and the welcoming hospitality
peaceful, relax, peace
The location was great, nothing but vineyards and gardens around and a great view! The hotel is based in a renovated old stonehouse, really nice design with natural stone and wood. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Good breakfast as well! The only thing was that it was difficult to find as no signs around and the navigation system didn't find it either, so don't make the same mistake as us to not read the instructions on how to get there before you set off.
The hotel has an amazing view, the staff was very helpful. It's a perfect place to relax for a while.
Rust, erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam personeel. Mooie kamers/appartementen.
the farm house is renovated to a new condition and feels like spa with the jacouzi in the room wooden walls and floors and the bath robes, the place is quite, free internet, comvfortable bed, large room, relaxing enviroment, the owner Antonio speeks english and very helpful in finding all that you might need (restaurants, places to go etc) real nice person!!!! the breakfast is served in a beautiful manner and nice room with a view, but its contents is poor. we would expect a larger variety from such a nice place. the location is hard to find and could be scary at night, if you put the GPS coordinates it will get you in the scary way and not to the right spot. I suggest calling Antonio, he showed us a very simple way to get there from another road. the address will not show on your GPS because its a farm (quinta)
Simply the best that I have ever seen in this price category. Extremelly good location: you are in a heart of Northern Portugal, good connection to Porto (30-40 min by car), Gimaraesh and Braga. We lived in a garden, 3-4 traditional restaurants around, nice breakfast, individual attitude for each customer. I strongly recomend this place for those who want to come in touch with traditional Portugal countryside, good food, vine production culture and just have a rest far from crowded cities.
The accommodation built up in stone were lovely, in a beautiful setting, surrounded by nature, great for relaxing
Character of traditional buildings well converted to hotel accomodation. Slightly difficult to find!