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Quinta da Cancela

Rua da Liberdade, Guimaraes 4805-496, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 20 Guimaraes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013
J B Kamloops, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kamloops, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Very friendly host who was more than happy to share the history of the family house and surrounding areas. The accommodation and setting was wonderful & we wished we would have stayed there longer. Really enjoyed learning about the 'flirting window' Highly recommend this place!!!

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Minneapolis, MN
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed here for only one night but wished it had been more. We felt like we were staying in a museum there were so many beautiful pieces and so much history. Arthur is the absolute perfect host, bringing us fresh lemonade and his wife's delicious cake. He is knowledgeable about so much, we decided he should be the next... More

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Damwald, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Many thanks for a perfect holiday ! We loved to stay in this wonderful quinta, with such a warm and comfortable ambience. Arthur, the owner, is soo nice and friendly and does all he can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Doreen S., Jaboki and Frans M. are right: Arthur was very well versed in his country and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed at Quinta da Cancela for just two nights but it could easily have been much longer. It is a marvellous house with a long and interesting family history. Each of the many pieces of furniture, ,paintings,and artifacts have a story to tell.Arthur relates these tales with infectious enthusiasm and therefore ensures that the spirit of his family live... More

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Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Last juni we visited the beautiful Quinta at Arthur's. The accomodations were great, and his personal services made this stay very nice and comfortable. Arthur made great diner within regional products, and completed with a big scala of good wines. We felt like members of the royal family at Arthur's palace!! Surely visit this lovely quinta again.

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Stenloese, Denmark
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place for relaxing and the Owner is soo nice and friendly and does all he can to make your stay as pleasant as possible . Would definitely go back and certainly recommend for a relaxing stay. Only minus is that there is no A/C.

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Jaboki !!! Thank you for your kind remarks!! I am glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay, even tough you did get those hottest days in July. Very good that we have our fresh spring water swimming pool !! I hope the rest of your tour to Portugal was fantastic!! It was great to host you and to... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were the other couple that was there in May 2013 and spent the first three nights at the Quinta. Accommodations were great. Enjoyed our first three nights in a new country. Arthur was very well versed in his country and gave great ideas for places to visit. It was too bad that our stay was shortened by one day.... More

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Doreen S., Thank you for your review. It was so good that you felt welcomed to Portugal on the very first place. It is quite a responsibility for me too, to be the first "stop" for travellers, even more so, if you are "crossing the pond" !! Thank YOU for staying at Quinta da Cancela and for making my... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My husband and I travelled to Portugal with friends and spent our first three nights at this charming Bed and Breakfast (mid May, 2013). I completely agree with everyone's assessment of the accommodations. Cleanliness is very important to me and, simply put, the rooms and living areas are spotless. When first arriving in a foreign country, there exists some anxiety... More

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Winnipeg !!! I can not thank you enough for your kind words about Quinta da Cancela, and about myself. I am glad you found everything up to your expectations. It was a pleasure for me to share our house with you and I am pleased to know that you were off from a great start!! It is said that... More

Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

...What else? ! Everything is going beyond any expectations, since it is done with heart and soul. Wonderful surroundings, though it is worth just to enjoy a glass of his own wine and get relax looking around. Definitely, it is a must in terms of accommodation in that area!

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Marius !!! I am so glad you found a bit of paradise at Quinta da Cancela, it was great to host you as our very first guests from Romania !! Tell your daughter MAIA and BOSSY say hello (...or MIAU) !!! I hope the rest of your holidays on the islands of Portugal was great !! Regards, Arthur More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed for two nights in the Doll's House - which was cozy and adorable. We had breakfast and dinner in the main house - and loved everything about the older part of the house and the food and wine. The house has been beautifully restored and the antiques are gorgeous! Arthur was very kind and has... More

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hi LaurenSp, It was so nice to meet you, and a challenge for my first time cooking vegetarian meal for guests !!! The following day, my wife demanded that I make the same recipe for her... and she loved it as well !! I made a few diligences to try to send some of my Red Vinho Verde to you,... More

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Address: Rua da Liberdade, Guimaraes 4805-496, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Guimaraes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quinta da Cancela is a 1720 wine producing, family estate in the North of Portugal, halfway between Braga and Guimaraes.There is a beautiful house, gardens and vineyard, where we grow our own red wine !! We are sure that you will enjoy the family history, the wine & food advice and our Portuguese hospitality.Looking forward to see you !! Juliana & Arthur ... more   less 
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