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Casa das Penhas Douradas

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Penhas Douradas, Apartado 9, Manteigas 6260-200 , Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is in the middle of nowhere, but it is just amazing! Friendly and welcoming staff. Nice rooms. Self service for drinks - just put your room no on a paper. Nice spa incl small pool. AND amazing food! The price for the dinner is totally worth it! Eat there and nowhere else! Local products at its best! Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we got to the hotel, we were pretty flabbergasted. It's beautifully decorated (sports a Nordic vibe), and the scenery is absolutely stunning. It's a cool model for a hotel - it's very small and there are communal spaces (two living rooms and a dining area which serves as a café between meals) that you can spend time in. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful hotel that combines incredibly friendly and accommodating service with a spectacular location and wonderful food. Definitely worth the drive up the mountain to stay there. I recommend taking advantage of the natural environment (they have suggested walks of varying lengths in the mountains and can provide a picnic lunch and even backpacks for the ill prepared).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

From the moment we arrived here the atmosphere and service, like its location atop a majestic mountain stands out. The first dinner started with an amuse bouche of pear melon, mint and red peppercorn along with a glass of aperol like aperitif with cinnamon and rosemary. Smoked Raghu of pork sausage delicately breaded surrounded by a exquisite apple sauce. Following... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Casas das Penhas Douradas is a true jewel: beautiful setting, wonderful landscape, a 5 star cuisine and spa! The decor is very tasteful, nice and warm. Simple and very good sense of the place. The only drawback is the size of the rooms, small yet nicely arranged. The service is efficient and very welcoming. Overall, it's a nice place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Winding up the road to the hotel we began to realise just what an amazing position it would have! We really enjoyed exploring the mountain top - and the information from the hotel was helpful. As others have said the food is excellent - Portuguese with a spin! Really enjoyed our dinner - which was superb value. Another night we... More 

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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Amazing hotel, very comfortable and the best escape from the busy life in the cities. Stunning view from the mountains and very comfy facilities. The restaurant is also great, tasty food and nice service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

As design/architecture and nature lovers, my husband and I couldn't get enough of Casa das Penhas Douradas. An amazing combination of classic midcentury furniture with the fabrics/textiles produced by Burel. Perhaps more important is the location: a hilltop setting amongst some of the most beautiful hills I've ever seen. Our room, with a veranda that stepped out onto the lawn,... More 

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Newton Ferrers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you like modern design, a relaxed atmosphere and fantastic food then this is the hotel for you. I couldn't fault the friendly and welcoming nature of the staff, there was no stuffiness at this hotel. The food was also brilliant, a nice change from traditional Portuguese cuisine, everything served was a light, fresh and modern take on the traditional... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very interesting building. Beautifull panoramic rooms with fantastic landscape in the top of the mountain. Extremely confortable room...unique bed! Good swiming pool to relax at the end of the day after the trecking or walking in the mountain. At the dinner time an extraordinary restaurant! The Serra da Estrela Mountain is atonishing.

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