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Casa da Insua

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Penalva do Castelo, Penalva do Castelo 3550-126, Portugal
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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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Espinho, Portugal
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! The location is marvellous, the sights are gorgeous. The gardens of the Hotel are beautiful, French style, I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in spring or summer. The Hotel Rooms and salons are majestic. Staff is excellent very friendly and always available. We did a guided tour of the palace in which the hotel... More 

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Covilha, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

How many times have you been in a 5 star hotel, with hand painted ceilings, great outdoor spaces to explore, an amazing gourmet restaurant with fresh in-house produce (from milk, to jams, to cheeses, to wine, to olive oil...) and paid for the equivalent of a 3-4 start hotel elsewhere? I strongly recommend Casa da Ínsua.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 helpful votes 3 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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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Porto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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584 reviews 584 reviews
53 hotel reviews
474 helpful votes 474 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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