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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Hotel to spend some days with children while relaxing at the pool and get to know the Douro wine region.Loved the staff, the pool, the quietness of the hotel. Rooms are very nice but not luxurious. Breakfast was ok but with room for improvement. Some local product would enrich the breakfast.Great location to checkout the Wine sellers in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Having read the Trip Advisor reviews before we decided to stay here, I was a little apprehensive. As you will note, I have rated many hotels all over the world. I noted previous reviews didn't rate the rooms very well, had problems with the wifi and thought the town of Alijo was not very nice. I am happy to 'debunk'... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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