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Monte da Fornalha

Estremoz 7100, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 4 Estremoz B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015
Michael H Farnham, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Charming accommodation and gardens which, in March, were just coming to bloom. Orlanda was a superb host and served a magnificent breakfast. The local restaurant had really good food (kid and rabbit) and was excellent value. Use it as a base to explore the Alentejo or just stay around the pool when it's hot.

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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is a privilege to visit this delightful country retreat. However, it is a B&B and you can spend all day exploring the Alentejo and then must venture out again several kilometers for dinner so if the weather is inclement this can be a bore. When it's warm the garden and pool and one's room are a pleasure but if... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Usually return visits don't match up to one's first impressions, but in the case of our second stay at Fornalha we couldn't have had a more wonderful holiday. The high standards of accommodation, breakfasts, gardens and quirky decoration were even better than we had remembered, and we were blessed with excellent weather Lovely walks or bike rides through the olive,... More 

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

One of the enchanting things about Orlanda's little paradise in the Alentejo is that we always meet lovely people there. This time, people we actually knew , though from years back . Despite the exceptional weather conditions, i.e. it wasn't perfect, which is what it usually is, our stay was wonderful, we gorged ourselves on Orlanda's figs, green or black,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Monte de Fornalha! We had any chance to be our selves or talk to other guests. Forhalha is a boutique/rural hotel with beautiful spaces, in and out. No matter where you walk or sit, you look at beautiful well kept and clean surroundings. Fornalha is better than the pictures on the internet. The hostess... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Orlanda had a vision and through perseverance, hard work and a keen eye for art and beauty has created a place of serenity, comfort, and luxury. Monte da Fornalha is a secluded oasis amidst fields, cork trees and vast countryside. In the heat of the day you can take short trips to local villages, castles and walled cities or cool... More 

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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

When we entered Monte da Fornalha we were direct overwhelmed by the beauty of the gardens and the buildings in original Alentejo Quinta style.As if we entered in a different world, a perfect combination of peace and beauty.Orlanda, the lady owner and our hostess was welcoming us and brought us to our beautiful and very spacious room with bathroom, all... More 

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Amherst, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Monte da Fornalha absolutely exceeded our expectations. The country setting is idyllic, well off the road and surrounded by orchards of cork trees. Orlanda, our hostess, has a fabulous talent for making interesting, cozy spaces throughout her property. The rooms are delightful and very comfortable, the main house has various spots to gather in and equally plenty of room to... More 

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Alentejo in April, the sun out, the trees bursting with fresh green, the flowers starting to carpet the fields and cork groves, and on top of all that, Orlanda's wonderful hospitality. We relax at Monte da Fornalha like nowhere else. It's just bliss. Thankyou again Orlanda

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

A piece of heaven where you forget all your concerns...You find wonderful details wherever you look and Orland is a master in hospitality. You will find a fantastic garden in the middle of Alentejo, like an oasis! The breakfast is awesome and full of details. Our room was huge and cosy with beautiful views. A place to remember and to... More 

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