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5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Penalva do Castelo, Penalva do Castelo 3550-126, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I Stayed for two nights at this hotel in July 2014. The hotel is an ancient palace which has ben restored and converted into a hotel. The surroundings are amazing! The gardens are beautiful and enormous. It is very pleasant for walking around. The guests can visit the cheese and wine factory. Also there is a swimming... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Best value for money of the 5 different hotels we stayed at in portugal, from Faro to Porto. The grounds are quite large and well restored. The rooms are good – only minus was the noise from the air conditioning – even though we had turned it off. You can spend the day exploring the house and gardens – or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very nice and peaceful place for lovers of natural life. All exterior area ,near the pool, is fantastic with all kind of farmer activities inviting you to taste berries directly..! At night you can enjoy a great meal at restaurant and after this you can go at game room and enjoy a special momment playing , reading, listening and relaxing...at... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well worth staying in this splendid baroque palace. It is one of Portugal's most beautiful and best baroque palaces in the Dao region. The hotel is located not so long in there. The owners still inhabit their Palace a number of weeks per year. The hotel is then closed. The gardens are laid out great. The established in the Palace... More

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Lisbon
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Rooms are large and comfortable. But the staff is not very friendlily... polite... but you don’t feel very welcome.... also in the common areas... they need to be more clean! Too much spiders.... The building is fantastic.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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46 hotel reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

There are so many stories about palaces and ghosts. At Casa da Ínsua, this beautiful palace dating from the 18th Century, with an impressive baroque façade and lovely gardens, we didn't find any ghosts ... but, despite being a "trés charmant" hotel, it lacks a soul, a humanized identity. We found the staff cold and distant from guests, what should... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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40 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This was one of the best places that we stayed on our 3-week road trip through Spain and Portugal. Well worth having to drive a little out of our way. We arrived after dark and were very wet and tired. The room was such a delight! Huge (two rooms) with a large bathroom. Clean and modern. Comfortable beds. We ate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed in the last weekend for a wedding in the hotel. The hotel is great for resting and enjoy of the spaces available. The restaurant is very nice with an excellent quality of food and wine (the wine is made here). The staff are always available when requested.

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London, England
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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last Autumn for a couple of nights as a short break from a longer stay at our property in the West of Portugal. My husband had stumbled across the Casa da Insua on a visit to the Dao region earlier in the year and was adamant we should go back to stay. It was a great choice.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My sister picked this place to organize her wedding. Se could not have done a better choice. The place is amazing and the service was top class. From the ceremony to the end of the night, the staff was dedicated to us making this day memorable for all the guests. I highly recommend this place.

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Address: Penalva do Castelo, Penalva do Castelo 3550-126, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viseu District > Penalva do Castelo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa da Insua 5*
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