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Mosteiro de Sao Cristovao de Lafoes

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Rua do Mosteiro | S. Cristovao de Lafoes, Sao Cristovao de Lafoes 3660-280, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
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    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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Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Living like a monk but with XXI century amenities. An extraordinary well restored monastery, in the middle of a forest of oak trees. Excellent rooms (2 inside the monastery, the rest in the in the outside courtyard. Swimming pool with a wood deck where you can linger - reading or just daydreaming. You can also linger in the breakfast room... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Charming place to relax in the middle of a mixture of nature, history and religious experience. My husband and I stayed for just 2 nights and it was raining all the time but there was a magnificent window all along the wall in the living room with a great view to the woods, cosy by the fire. Somehow it allowed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

The Mosteiro de Sao Cristovao is a destination in itself. We were living in Portugal at the time we went there, and were looking for an out of the way place to stay. As I understand it, the Portuguese government sold this amazing monastery, in ruins, to a Portuguese family from Porto. Over many years, the monastery was painstakingly restored.... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Mosteiro lindíssimo recuperado classificado como turismo de habitação. Peçam os quartos no mosteiro, não nas antigas cavalariça - que apesar de boas, aconselho os quartos no mosteiro pela vivacidade da experiência. Unidade gerida pelos proprietários - simpáticos e disponíveis. Fazem uma breve visita guiada ao mosteiro. Convidaram-nos para um brinde ao ano novo. Recomendável para uma estadia de 3 a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

I agree with some of the reviews: The service was practically nonexistent. Nowbody to be found to have towels on the pool which anyway we have to leave when a bunch of kids, family of the owners -and I agree with e-64: most unprofessional- came in screaming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

The Mosteiro is truly exquisite. Abundant breakfast. We were travelling with friends and four kids and stayed at the annex house which is superbly furnished and immaculate. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The Monastery itself is a gem.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights in the suite which has also has a small kitchen. When we arrived it took a while before somebody showed up. It turned out that the owners were not there (away in the Algarve) and the caretaker/maid only speaks Portuguese. More surprising was the large amount of children in the swimmimg pool. This turned... More

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Vila do Conde, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

We've stayed in for 4 nights and it was a great time in an incredible place! The Mosteiro is well located in a valley in the mountain range of Arada and very close, 50 metres from our room, to Rio Varoso(Varoso river) where you can take a bath. There is also a swiming pool, nice one, with beautiful surroundings. Many... More

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Address: Rua do Mosteiro | S. Cristovao de Lafoes, Sao Cristovao de Lafoes 3660-280, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viseu District > Sao Cristovao de Lafoes
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Hotel Class:3 star — Mosteiro de Sao Cristovao de Lafoes 3*
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The buildings of the former Monastery of São Cristóvão de Lafões date from the end of the 17th century, but its foundation goes back to the 12th century. It was carefully renovated, the monastic character of spaces and ambiance was preserved and modern comfort installed. The Monastery offers, besides the area of the owners, the following facilities: one suite T1 (with double room, bathroom and living room with a double sofa-bed and kitchenette);a T2 house, Casa dos Conversos, (one double room and one twin room,two bathrooms, one ensuite, dinner and living room with fireplace, kitchen and a small living room with double sofa-bed)connect by a pateo to the lawn and swimming pool area; 5 double and twin rooms with ensuite bathroom (two of them located on the main building). A breakfast and living rooms, a room for games and a small bar at the reception are also at the disposition of the guests. The Monastery is surrounded by a wood, a moutain river marking its limits. In the picturesque stream there is a natural swimming pool with small waterfalls, swimming and diving is possible. There are many opportunities for hiking either in the Monastery wood or in the mountains surrouding the place. There is a golf course at 18 km distance and a SPA of S. Pedro do Sul (10 km). The rich regional gastronomy is a further incentive for visitors. Monuments, medieval buildings and baroque churches all easy to reach by car. ... more   less 
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