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Carmo's Boutique Hotel

5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Estrada Nacional 203, Ponte de Lima 4990-645, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Ponte de Lima
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
TANNP1157 London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose this hotel because we wanted to get to know better the north part the country. As Ponte de Lima is really centrally located in Minho, we were able to visit Guimarães, Viana do Castelo, Braga and Santiago de Compostela as we wanted and it is so worth to visit! As we prefer small hotels, we made a search... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is long overdue... we stayed at Carmo's last summer and are frequent travellers all over Europe, but still talk about how lovely our stay was at Carmo's last year. The location is amazing, set in the rural wine valley of Northern Portugal, so relaxing. We really enjoyed the quirky/fun style and decor of the property and loved the... More

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Raquel do Carmo B, Gerente at Carmo's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your kind words. All Carmo's team is very happy that after 1 year you still talk about your stay with us. Let me tell you that you must come back then! We have made some new renovations and all the exterior areas are very different now: new panoramic beds on the swimming pool... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a Boutique hotel in the middle of rural romantic spot in the North of Portugal. Rooms are unique, spacious and comfortable. However, if you are going there don't expect a five (or 4) start hotel quality and corresponding amenities... making the value for money very bad for this hotel. the rooms: some rooms are located in a different... More

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Raquel do Carmo B, Gerente at Carmo's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I will have to ask you to contact directly the hotel in order to clarify this and identify you as Carmo's guest, as unfortunetly we were not able to do so by your presented name, location or in any stay during June 2014 where we have no registration of any problem with the water heating system had occurred... More

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The care and attention to detail in this hotel are some of the best you will experience. Nothing is too much trouble for Mariana and her staff. Breakfast and dinner were both outstanding. The presentation of rooms is stylish, comfortable and individually themed. This is true hospitality that you rarely see today.....

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Raquel do Carmo B, Gerente at Carmo's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your words about Carmo's. The entire Carmo's team is delighted with your appreciation specially regarding them. Hoping to receive you again at Carmo's in a nearest future. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Room very nice and large, with modern facilities and great wifi. Staff were great except for the one woman on reception for whom every question or request was the greatest effort. The male staff at reception were totally the opposite, friendly , helpful and nice. Maybe she was a temp ! Breakfast was ok and hotel is close to attractions.

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Porto, Portugal
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I decided to book for Carmo's because a friend of mine had stayed there and told only good things about it and the same has happened with me. It is a unique kind of hotel and the best of all is that we don't feel like in a hotel but we feel like at a Home. All the books, the... More

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Amazing place in rural Portugal... Well run family hotel where one can experience Portuguese hospitality of years gone by, great balance between modern architecture and traditional furnishings. Staff is 6 stars and the owners ability to make a guest welcome is second to none, first class Portuguese experience and worth the drive from Cascais

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Raquel do Carmo B, Proprietário at Carmo's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to review your stay at Carmo’s. It was our pleasure to receive you, your wife and your friends! Although you had a short stay, you truly absorbed our boutique concept basis in terms of personnel staff and architecture/decoration guides, as you said it. We'll be waiting for your return visit! More

London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We came across this hotel by chance when searching for a boutique hotel for a much needed relaxing break. We were delighted by our choice. The hotel was beautifully decorated as was our room. Service was absolutely fantastic from our transfer to the hotel to giving us lifts to the local town to the fabulous spa. We had numerous treatments... More

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Raquel do Carmo B, Proprietário at Carmo's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lauren!!So nice to hear from you again!All Carmo's team also felt very delighted with your stay! Please come again, I am almost sure that you would appreciate some days of pure relaxation again... We have made same small changes and improvements because now we are 1 year old (made on April)!The gardens are incredible now! It would really be... More

Lisbon, Portugal
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I found this boutique Hotel by pure chance while navigating the internet searching for a nice place to stay during easter time. The first phone call contributed to rise my level of expectation, after reading the very good guest´s reviews. I wasn´t wrong. It´s an absolute must. The service is outstanding. The decoration, mixture of modern pieces with classical pieces,... More

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Raquel do Carmo B, Proprietário at Carmo's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your special and kind words. So glad that internet exists and that you could find Carmo's! This was the first Easter at Carmo's! All Carmo's team really feels very happy to know that our guests are feeling so good when visiting us. We all hope you keep your "promise" and visit us again! It will... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

This modern boutique hotel in Ponte de Lima area is one of rhe best hotels we stayed in in Portugal. The staff is extremely friendly with excellent service. We had a gastronic package with breakfast and dinner included which we can highly recommend. From the breakfast to the dinner was a tast experience of traditional Portugese cuisine and the wines... More

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Raquel do Carmo B, Proprietário at Carmo's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your special words! It was a pleasure for the entire Carmo's team to have you at our Boutique Hotel. Looking forward for your next visit!! More

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Address: Estrada Nacional 203, Ponte de Lima 4990-645, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Ponte de Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Carmo's Boutique Hotel 5*
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Carmo’s is a cosy, romantic and exclusive 15 rooms luxury Boutique Hotel at the Portuguese countryside. Situated at Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal, at the Heart of Porto and Minho Region, close to amazing cities like Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Viana do Castelo and Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Modern design from the Portuguese awarded Architect Carvalho Araújo. Very informal. The concrete chosen by the architect becomes affectionately involved in a dialogue between parts of Portuguese joinery in Pau-Santo, Ivory, Rosewood (Art-Déco and Indo-Portuguese Art) and ancient church pieces. Everywhere heaps of nostalgic bags from the '60s, tv sets, picture frames without paintings and modern paintings (Portuguese and International painters) casually on the floor beside the canopy bed. Sculptures may appear where you may less expect and most of them are from the Portuguese Dulce Moniz. Portuguese Silver pieces and Lalique crystals are also part of this interior design history. In a scenario of organized disorganization a restaurant, library and reception, in which every detail has been carefully designed! A book and a bottle of wine appeals to our senses. The Rooms are all different from each other. Linen Canopy beds with the finest cotton bed sheets with English embroidery. The beds it self are in Wild Silk, Satin, Velvet, Leather or Noble woods, all made by Portuguese artisans. Romantic, bright and delicately decorated creating an exclusive and refined luxurious atmosphere.A luxury private Aromatherapy Spa where the essential oils and 100% organic herbs are used with love and care and an exclusive Bath in 100% Pure Goat’s Milk in honor of Queen Cleopatra, who soon discovered the secret of rejuvenation. The night falls… the fire and a blanket wind up this romantic and surreal scenery at Ponte de Lima. A true Boutique Hotel Dali style as called by Arjan Mulder.Carmo’s… a place where the past, the modern and the cultural roots blend and coexist harmoniously. The Hotel distinguishes itself on tradition, history, exquisitely and respect for the environment.Carmo’s Programs:- Romantic- Honeymoon- Wellbeing and Rejuvenating (Divine Aromatherapy Spa)- Horseback riding experiences- Cultural, Wine and Gastronomic- Golf- Self made Experiences Also provide:- Transfer between Porto and Vigo’s airports- Workshops “Painting Ateliers”- Carriage Ride Tours by the river and at Ponte de Lima’s old centre- Ritual Aromatherapy Baths at the Room- Ponies and cocky animals at the Hotel- Visits to wine farm producers- Visits to cities around the Region from Spain to Oporto- Bicycles - Pampers and surprisesAll our 15 rooms are romantic, bright and delicately decorated creating an exclusive and refined luxurious atmosphere. Each one of them tells a different a unique story.
 All canopy beds. Finest cotton bed sheets with English embroidery. Carmo’s luxury djellaba and slippers. Flat screen TV (satellite),free wireless Internet access, 24 hours open pampering bar (Honesty Bar), personal safety deposit boxes, deep-soaking tub and glass shower, HVAC system ("Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning"). All windows open. ... more   less 
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