P664 Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas
Hotel ****     Location: Coimbra

This 17th century palace is situated overlooking the river
away from the City centre. The rooms and suites, which have
in times past received the Duke of Wellington, the Emperor of
Brazil and two Portuguese Kings, have been modernised and
carefully restored to a very high standard.

Our Opinion
A member of the Relais & Chãteaux group, the Quinta now
has a Bamboo Garden Spa and a Golf Academy led by a PGA
professional. Highly recommended


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-28/02/09 -Sun-Thur £68 £108
01/11/08-28/02/09 -Fri-Sat £71 £112
01/03/09-31/10/09 -Sun-Thur £75 £126
01/03/09-31/10/09 -Fri.Sat £80 £131

 

P665 Palace Hotel do Bussaco
Hotel *****     Location: Bussaco

Set in a 250 acre forest the Palace was originally a royal
hunting lodge for the King of Portugal.
The public areas are strewn with antiques and the atmosphere
is Unique. Especially notable is the grand staircase carved in
marble and white tiles depicting scenes from Portuguese
history.

Our Opinion
A stay in this fabulous hotel is a special experience. Curiously
for a 5 star hotel it does not have a swimming pool.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/03/09 - Mon-Thur  £46 £76
01/11/08-31/03/09  -Fri-Sat £65 £111
01/04/09-31/10/09 - Mon-Thur £79 £139
01/04/09-31/10/09 - Fri-Sat  £95 £169

 

P666 Pousada da Ria
Pousada     Location: Aveiro

Situated on the Aveiro estuary, this Pousada is in a preserved
area of unique natural beauty.
In the distance one can see the the work of the "moliceiros"
traditional painted boats used to collect sea weed in the quiet
waters of the lake.

Our Opinion
An ideal spot for quiet and contemplation.
A good stop-over venue for touring holidays.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/03/09 ** £49 £84
** 28/12/08- 01/01/09 +09-11/04/09 £81 £147
**01/04/09-31/07/09 £70 £124
01/08/09-31/08/09 £81 £147
01/09/09-31/10/09 £70 £124

 

P667 Hotel Principe Perfeito
Hotel ***     Location: Viseu

Situated on the outskirts of the town this low rise 3 star hotel
provides pleasant accommodation for long or short stays.
The hotel is built in an elegant style with facades of white
walls embellished with the stone of the region.

Our Opinion
Set in peaceful surroundings this is a good place to spend a
few nights and to explore some of the interesting parts of the
country.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08 - 31/10/09  £31 £52

 

P668 Astoria Hotel
Hotel ***     Location: Coimbra

In a privileged location in the centre of downtown Coimbra
the hotel has been renovated and refurbished.
Some of the bedrooms have views towards the river, there is
small bar, lounge area and the restaurant has shining wooden
floors.

Our Opinion
An old style hotel with much character in a good location.
A very popular overnight stay for fly drive holidaymakers.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/03/09  £35 £57
01/04/09-31/10/09 £47 £80

 

P669 Casa das Tilias
Manor House Category B     Location: Seia

A Manor house typical of the Beira region dating from the
19th century. Located in the Serra da Estrela National
Park, where at 600m above sea level one can breath pure
mountain air.
The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden, complete with
swimming pool.

Our Opinion
Friendly hosts will welcome you on arrival. A good stand
alone holiday venue or can be combined with other Manor
houses.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single

T1 Apartment 2 persons-BB

 

Prices pp, 2pers sharing

 

 

01/11/08-31/10/09 £40 £74

 

P670 Vila Duparchy
Manor House Category B     Location: Mealhada

This charming 19th century manor house was built by a
French engineer who was at the time engaged for constructing
the Beira railway.
Today the owners take a special pride in making your visit a
memorable one with the odd personal touch.

Our Opinion
Although there is railway line behind the house (used
infrequently) guests always enjoy their stay here.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/10/09 £45 £74

 

P671 Solar Abreu Madeira
Manor House Category B
Location: Canas de Senhorim

The approach to this majestic 18th century manor house is via
a delightful pine wood and the sleepy village of Canas de
Senhorim.
Cattle-raising was once the livelihood of those who lived
here, although guests are nowadays more likely to witness the
making of the superb Dáo wines and Serra cheese.

Our Opinion
A comfortable house in an area well know for Dão wines and
Serra cheese. Evening meals are available by prior request.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/10/09 £40 £74

 

P672 Casa do Cimo
Manor House Category B     Location: Fundão

This Manor house dating from the 18th century is situated
between the mountains of Serra da Gordunha and Serra da
Estrela. The owners have renovated the entire house with
comfort and it has the genuine atmosphere of a traditional
stately home.

Our Opinion
Casa do Cimo has a homely feeling, a good base to do some
walking or to just rest. Meals are available on request from
the owners.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/10/09 £40 £74

 

P673 Hotel Rainha Dona Amelia
Hotel ***     Location: Castelo Branco

Overlooking the historical centre of Castelo Branco, this hotel
has 64 sound proofed rooms.
The Veranda Real Restaurant, decorated with a refined but
unpretentious touch is where one can enjoy typical
Portuguese and international cuisine.

Our Opinion
A standard 3 star hotel in centre of Castelo Branco, a fortified
town on the Eastern side of Portugal - popular with fly drive
guests.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/10/09 £31 £48

 

P674 Pousada Convento de Belmonte
Pousada     Location: Belmonte

The birth place of Pedro AlvaresCabral the great Portuguese
explorer who discovered Brazil, this Pousada is found in an
old Convent on the slopes of the Serra da Esperança only 1km
from the town of Belmonte. Some activities can be arranged
locally such as horse riding, country walks or four wheel
drives safaris.

Our Opinion
An excellent Pousada and worthy of several nights stay. If
unavailable an alternative is the Pousada Convento do
Desagravo.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/03/09 ** £62 £108
** 28/12/08- 01/01/09 +09-11/04/09 £104 £189
**01/04/09-31/07/09 £94 £173
01/08/09-31/08/09 £104 £189
01/09/09-31/10/09 £94 £173

 

P675 Pousada Convento Do Desagravo
Pousada     Location: Vila Pouca da Beira

A former convent built in the 18th century, has recently
been converted into a Pousada. The careful and extensive
restoration works has resulted in a very high standard of
accommodation.
The Pousada is located in a small village in the foothills of the
Serra da Estrela National Park

Our Opinion
Close to the mountains one can enjoy it’s peaceful
surroundings.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/03/09 ** £62 £108
** 28/12/08- 01/01/09 +09-11/04/09 £104 £189
**01/04/09-31/07/09 £94 £173
01/08/09-31/08/09 £104 £189
01/09/09-31/10/09 £94 £173

 

P676 Hotel Rural Quinta da Geia
Hotel (HR)     Location: Serra Da Estrela

This Rural hotel is positioned on the slopes of the Serra da
Estrela mountains on the outskirts of the village of Aldeia das
Dez. The Quinta has been renovated with authentic materials
and restored with all mod-cons. There are large bedrooms
some of which have their own terrace/balcony

Our Opinion
The Dutch hosts in this lovely rural setting offer a great
welcome. They have recently added some self catering
apartments.


Twin Single

Apartment  4 persons-S/C

 

 

Prices pp, 4 pers sharing

 

 

01/11/08-31/10/09 £50 £78
01/11/08-31/10/09 £34  

Apartment 6 persons- S/C

 

 

Prices pp, 6 pers sharing

 

 

01/11/08-31/10/09 £29

 

P677 Quinta Sâo Lourenço
Manor House Category B     Location: Anadia

A delightful house in the Bairrada region which once
belonged to the 1st Viscount Seabra who prepared Portugal´s
Civil Code that was in force from 1867 to 1966.
The house is part of an estate surrounded by vineyards and
orchards.

Our Opinion
In a quite location amongst the Vineyards, this beautifully
furnished house is worthy of a lengthy stay.


Twin Single

Apartment  2 persons-BB

 

 

Prices pp, 2 pers sharing

 

 

01/11/08-31/10/09 £40 £74
01/11/08-31/10/09 £40  

 

P678 Quinta da Ponte
Manor House Category A     Location: Guarda

Quinta da Ponte is a 17th century Manor House located
in the Mondego valley of the National Park of Serra da
Estrela.
There are 2 rooms in the main house and 5 self catering
apartments in a peaceful area of the gardens close to
the river.

Our Opinion
A good base from which to tour the mountains or the Castle
routes of this region.


Twin Single

Apartment  2 persons-BB

 

 

Prices pp, 2 pers sharing

 

 

CLOSED    

 

P679 Quinta de Torrozelo
Manor House Category B     Location: Seia

Built in the late 19th century, the house is located on a
beautiful farm near the Serra da Estrela National Park.
It has a privileged location with a magnificent view of the
mountain.
Carefully decorated, it offers the guests a comfortable stay in
a quiet environment.

Our Opinion
A good base to spend a few nights whilst touring this region.
Combine a stay here with a Manor House In the North.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-31/10/09 £37 £59

 

P680 Solar da Vacariça
Manor House Category B     Location: Mealhada

Located in the village of Vacariça not far from Mealhada is
this Manor House is on a farming estate with architecture
dating back from the16th century.
From its history we know that the King of Portugal spent a
night here.

Our Opinion
A good house with welcoming hosts in tranquil surroundings,
it also has 2 self catering apartments.


Twin Single

Apartment  2 persons-BB

 

 

Prices pp, 2 pers sharing

 

 

CLOSED

 

P681 Grande Hotel da Curia
Hotel ****     Location: Curia

The building has been beautifully restored and is elegant in
the extreme. The variety of treatments supplied by the hotel
will be of great interest to those wishing to find a "health farm
" scenario set in the heart of Portugal.

Our Opinion
A pleasant place to stay. Why not try one of their variety of
anti - stress programmes?


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/08-30/04/09 £38 £61
01/05/09-31/07/09+ 01/09-31/10/09 £40 £66
01/08/09-31/08/09 £45 £73