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Pousada Barao de Forrester

Rua Comendador Jose Rufino, Alijo 5070-031, Portugal
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Capitola, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
29 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice hotel, but not so much of an antiquity. The best thing about the place is the restaurant - fabulous. The rooms are good, nice rooms, good bathroom, but nothing to write home about. The staff is excellent. A short drive to Pinhao, but a rambling drive to anywhere else. Do yourself a favor, take the train to Pinhao... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are only experience with pousadas is the two we stayed at on our way north, at Evora and Bellemonte, and clearly Forrester is not the same, as they were both in lovely old buildings, former convents, in wonderful settings. But Forrester is a great base if you want to travel in the Duoro, and - literally - want to stray... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

....and compared to other Pousadas not really a recommendation. We have been to multiple Pousadas and will return to most of them, but this one has nothing in particular. For us neither location nor food or service was outstanding, but surroundings of Alijó are great. Don't miss to visit one of the Moscatel

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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hotel has nice rooms. We booked a suite for € 135,- (elderly discount!), which was up to standard. There is a nice swimming pool. Service is very friendly. However, the dinner was disappointing; sardines out of a tin, except fresh fried!! Prices are on the high side. Maybe the hotel has suffered from the crisis as well.

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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Alijo is out of the way. However, the 5k drive up the mountain is beautiful, and Pousada Barao de Forrester is a very lovely place to stay. The hotel is very nice. Our room and balcony were very large. Nice combination of modern and traditional. We had a view of the pool. The restaurant for both dinner and breakfast was... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Pousada Barão de Forrester was a great place to stay. Great service, excellent staff, polite, kind and helpful....Fantastic place for a trip or driving in Douro Valley. Wonderful for relaxation, comfortable common areas, especially the bar & lounge area, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My husband & I, along with another couple stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms were great, the service is excellent! They are very accommodating. A great place to stay & we 4 highly recommend if. Thank you Pousada Barao de Forrester staff for making our stay so enjoyable!

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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13 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel was pleasant and very quiet. Somewhat out of the way which was fine with me. The rooms were spacious and clean and with a good view of the pool and yard. What I enjoyed the most was the dinning, great service and top quality meals. All regional Cuisine and ingredients. Lovely little town, Alijo.

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Newmarket, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Alijo is a small quiet town. We stayed at this pousada for 2 nights of our 15 night tour. On our way from Viseau we drove along the Duoro River which was beautiful with all the terraced vineyards, then through Pinhao and up to Alijo on a narrow, winding but scenic road. Had a very comfortable room at the Pousada... More 

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28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We recently stayed one night at this Pousada. It is not up to the standard or expectations of other Pousadas. It is an adequate hotel with a good dining room. It is more of the family of the hotels which are members of the Logis of France. Good local hotels serving regional food. Service was good and room pleasant.

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Manager_BForrester, Gerente at Pousada Barao de Forrester, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to the Pousada de Alijó – Barão de Forrester and to other guests that consider a trip to Douro. The Pousada de Alijó, Baron of Forrester hotel, is a charming hotel in a region known for its port wine, the Vale do Douro. The... More 

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