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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous gardens and grounds. Service was great. A lovely place to stay for a few nights while exploring the wine regions in central Portugal. All rooms are different types and sizes -- from gothic style to more modern, so be sure to ask a lot of questions.

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Fatima, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful manor house full of history, palace like rooms, lovely gardens, Italian and french styles, it as a museum and a lovely chapel. They keep some rooms, the chapel and two kitchens as they where one hundred years ago.

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Lisboa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place for a weekend or even for vacation. Very quiet and nice food. They have a museum inside that you should not miss, especially the part of the games (open air). They produce cheese and wine that you should try. Good relation between price and quality.

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Houston-Tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A house from the 18th-century have been converted in a hotel. The magnificent and very impressive garden, the comfortable and large rooms, high ceilings, with wine tasting room(please don't skip that), an excellent restaurant, complete breakfast, We had a wonderful experience including the gourmet restaurant, the kind staff, and the peaceful atmosphere. Perfect. The only thing that bothered me was... More 

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Espinho, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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