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Pousada Barao de Forrester

3.0 of 5 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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Berlin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Amsterdam
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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NJ
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Gold Coast
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

Loveland, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

From the wonderfully friendly greeting by the entire staff, through the welcome glass of local wine, the dinners, the rooms and the assistance provided, it would be hard to imagine a more accommodating Inn. On a Sunday evening at 5:30, the receptionist arranged a visit to a local winery, our waiter was ever so helpful with the sumptuous meal served... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your excellent 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. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. Kind regards, Paulo Jorge Silva Unit Supervisor More

Valparaiso, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

We had a great stay at the pousada. Wonderful staff, fantastic breakfast, and nice room. Comfortable bed and a good tub/ shower. We only had time to stop one night but the drive up the mountain was scenic and fun. The dining room downstairs and the common areas were comfortable and convenient. Worked several hours in the common room downstairs;... More

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Dear Customer, We are very glad to have met your expectations and that you have had an enjoyable stay. We would like to thank you for valuing the staff performance which has been shared with them and the other very pleasant reviews about breakfast and room. Thank you very much for your nice comments and for choosing Pousada de Alijó.... More

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Address: Rua Comendador Jose Rufino, Alijo 5070-031, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Vila Real District > Alijo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Barao de Forrester 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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