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EM635 | Quinta da Malhadoura, Povoa de Midoes, Povoa de Midoes 3420-136, Portugal
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Retiro no Rio
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rennes, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Ruurd and Elena are extremely friendly and can't do enough to make their guests feel welcome and at home. Reaching the converted farm at the bottom of a winding steep track is in itself an adventure. The surroundings are superb with the accommodation situated on the banks of a glorious river. Ruurd even lent my 11 year old son fishing... More

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Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our quinta. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!! Best regards, Ruurd and Elena More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Retiro do Rio is a fantastic location for a peaceful holiday in central Portugal. Away from it all but with all the required comfort and facilities. We had a good appartment/studio (Canela) with terrace and there is a beautiful swimming pool above the river, The local baker comes every morning with your order. Supermarkets are 10-15 min drive away. You... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed at Retiro no Rio in September 2012. What a beautiful part of the world. The accomodation was clean and comfortable, the location on the river with lovely views absolutely stunning. Our hosts were very friendly and accomodating and the evening meals that they provided as an optional extra were superb. We enjoyed a canoe safari down the Mondego... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

I stayed at Retiro no Rio during my roadtrip through Portugal. When I arrived i was amazed about the beautiful views from anywhere on the property. The appartments all have terraces with river views. There is a short walk private road to the river side. It's beautiful to walk along the river and just sit on the rocks and enjoy... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

I had a great time in Retiro no Rio. I stayed there with my friend in a really nice room B and B - Dahlia. We enjoyed all the time there. The area around was always clean and the swimming pool outside was just great. We also had a dinner and BBQ with the owners and other guests of Retiro,... More

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Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

The first time I went for a holiday at Retiro no Rio with some friends it had only just been opened and, as was explained, a lot of work still had to be done. Nevertheless, the apartment was clean and cosy and the owners went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Needless to say I went back... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We've stayed at the B&B Erica room. The only window in the whole room (located in the the bathroom) had a view to the garage. We don't know the conditions of the other rooms/apartments, but that specific room was awfull.

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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Dear Imogdi, We are sorry you did not like the room. We have since then redecorated the room, retiled the bathroom and the room now has extra windows. However, B&B Erica is our low-budget room and we assure you the other accommodations are of a higher quality. We would like to give you the opportunity to find out for yourself... More

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Address: EM635 | Quinta da Malhadoura, Povoa de Midoes, Povoa de Midoes 3420-136, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Povoa de Midoes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Small guesthouse on the shores of the river Mondego in the Center of Portugal. Literally translated Retiro no Rio means a place to relax (retreat) at the river, a name that suits this beautiful estate perfectly.We offer you the choice of 2 spacious apartments with terrace overlooking the river (each max. 6p)1 large studio with terrace overlooking the river (max 2p+baby)2 rooms B&B with the entrance at our cozy patio (max 4p and max 2p)2 rental caravans at the river beach. Keywords are: privacy, nature, forest, large salt water swimming pool, private river beach, kayaks, gps-hikes, massage parlour at the quinta, fishing, horseriding, golf, Serra da Estrela, Coimbra, Buçaco National Park. The apartments each have a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom, sitting and dining area and woodstove. Each apartment has it’s own spacious terrace overlooking the river. Because of the thick granite walls and the double glazing the apartments are nice and cool in summer and comfortable warm in winter. Breakfast and dinner service on request. ... more   less 
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