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“A lovely place with great people” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quinta do Barranco da Estrada

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Quinta do Barranco da Estrada
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880, Portugal   |  
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“A lovely place with great people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Thouroughly enjoyed our stay here as part of a walking holiday with Headwater. The weather was rather too hot for walking so we skipped one of the walks and for an excellent day of bird watching with Frank. We enjoyed the communal meals chatting to all the guests and family. The lake was great for cooling off after our days activities - swimming, sailing and kayaking

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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 June 26, 2012

I stayed here for a few weeks on recommendation from a friend. It truly is paradise. Such a warm, welcomIng family who make you feel relaxed and at home. Daniela is a superb cook. The food was always top quality and clearly fresh, local ingredients. Frank is a great host with fantastic stories and endless knowledge to share with you at the dinner table. The rooms are clean, comfortable and offer a great view of the lake. I shall definitely be spreading the word to friends and family, and most definitely will return some day soon. Thank you for a wonderful stay Frank and Daniela.
Tchau!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sintra (Lisboa)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Such a great and wonderful place. A real paradise full of hapinness.
First of all the place is unique - It is near the water and has beautiful garden. Second the people (Daniela,Frank,family,staff) are so sweet that they make us feel at home - they take care of us as family and make us having a great time. One of the best part of the vacation for me was at the dinner time - deliciouse food and super nice conversations with the guests from all over the world. That´s why I wish to come back again and again.
Hoppefully see you soon.

Room Tip: All the room have a wonderfull view to the lake
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lectoure, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is the stuff of dreams.... total tranquillity on the shores of a beautiful lake amid an unspoiled landscape. Everything has been done to ensure that visitors feel totally relaxed and pampered. The formula is perfect from the big communal dining table where family and staff mingle cheerfully with the guests, the different spots with loungers and views over the lake so that everyone can have a private and quiet moment, the beautifully kept gardens with the heady scents of jasmine and roses, excellent cuisine magically conjured up by Daniela, the marvellous orchestration of everything by maestro Frank and the entertaining company of the children... not forgetting Harry the parrot of course and his four-footed canine friends who accompany and guide you on your walks. And if languishing in your lounger with a chilled drink in your hand is not your thing there are a great many walks and trips within easy distance. Out of 20, I would give this spot 20. Outstanding.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

We were on a walking holiday and had the good fortune to stay here for three nights. It is a wonderful place, particularly if you enjoy the countryside and nature. The setting is lovely, the place is so peaceful and yet there is so much going on. The walks are well planned and full of variety and the bird life is amazing. Frank and Danielle made us welcome from the moment we arrived. In the evening everyone ate together and this was great fun as all the guests were having such a good time, helped of course by the superb meals. A great place.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We recently stayed here with friends while on a walking holiday and enjoyed every moment of it. We felt part of one big family with Frank & Daniela, their charming family, staff and other guests sitting round a large table eating delicious food and as for the rolls in the packed lunches.... superb! The Quinta is quite isolated but there is lot to keep you occupied, what with the walking, birdwatching, the beautiful garden, swimming in the lake, kayaking, sailing and even pedaloes or you could just chill out and relax. The accomodation is attractive, clean and comfortable. Not being a dog lover I have to confess to being quite smitten by the personalities of their dogs who were very entertaining. Paradise in Portugal! How true!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colchester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

There really isn't much I can add to the other reviews. If you want a peaceful break, spending your time relaxing, walking, bird watching, fishing, swimming, etc, in beautiful scenery then you'll enjoy this place.

The Quinta is set in fantastic grounds and the hosts Daniaella, Frank and the rest of the family could not be more hospitable and friendly.

Great food at a big communal table where guests and family sit together. Somehow it works and the evenings were always interesting and enjoyable.

Weather was great as you'd expect in Portugal in June.

The last 4 km leading up to the Quinta is an, erm, interesting drive.

A special place unlike anywhere else I've stayed and I would recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good with great views.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Quinta do Barranco da Estrada

Address: Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Beja District > Santa Clara a Velha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Clara a Velha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta do Barranco da Estrada 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The essence of the Quinta is a small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. It boasts a blend of traditional hospitality, "International home-cooking" cuisine and a friendly atmosphere with excellent, friendly service.Set in a beautiful lakeside location, the Quinta is surrounded by unspoiled countryside with a wide variety of wildlife and rare birds in its gardens and surrounding countryside. In short it's Paradise in Portugal. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quinta Do Barranco Da Estrada Hotel Santa Clara a Velha
Quinta Do Barranco Da Estrada Santa Clara a Velha, Portugal - Alentejo

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