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Lugar Varzeas, Coimbra 3300 207, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 21 Coimbra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Unique experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We stayed 3 nights (2 days) in this beautiful place. We booked this break to force ourselves to relax and take it easy between visiting some of Portugal's beautiful cities.
And what a relaxing, laid-back place this is!
We had some of the best meals of our holiday in Portugal: cooked by Hannah and Derreck and brought/served to us in their special way.
This was a very special and unique experience for us with very warm hosts.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We spent two weeks touring Portugal and the highlight was our stay with Hannah and Derek at their Yurts. The location is idyllic, I am pretty sure that if you let Hannah put your finger in a pot it would grow roots. They seemed to be able to grow just about anything. Then we got to eat the fruits of their labour. We are on the top of the list for Derek's cook book when it comes out. What a super cook. We had 2 vegetarians in our group and their food was so wonderful that my husband actually was a temporary vegetarian for the remainder of our stay. We felt waited upon hand and foot, with amazing service, amazing smiles and lots of cool information on how they manage to support themselves with solar, etc. The yurts were gorgeous, totally outdoing any ideas we had in our heads. they were beautifully decorated, comfortable and felt like home. They are inspirational folk that want to share their joy in life. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • 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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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in the Apple Tree Yurt during June 2012 and we had the best experience. It was my first time in a Yurt and I have to say I found my stay very comfortable (the bed was heavenly) and accommodating! I had everything that I needed, the walks and sites surrounding were great and the food was the best food we ate for the whole time we were in Portugal. I highly recommend going for the deal of a 3 course evening meal with wine as it is absolute top quality and you won't be left hungry. There is also an extra room if you need to use it, we didn't but it was a lovely space. Great value and memorable experience, we hope to return again some day!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed in the apple tree yurt for a week in June 2012 and had a wonderful time. The food was absolutely fantastic, so I would recommend going for this option rather than driving to find a restaurant each night. The yurt was lovely and comfortable. Hannah and Derrick were the perfect hosts and there was plenty to do in the surrounding area, from walking, horse riding to mountain biking.
We will definitely go back and have been recommending it to friends to pay a visit too.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Nihonmatsu, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

A very relaxing holiday in the countryside of Portugal. The hosts, Derek and Hannah, are extremely friendly and very helpful. The optional dinner is great value; it is delicious (and certainly a nice change from plain Portuguese food) and comes with a good amount of wine :D

Lots to do in the area from walks, swimming and kayaking or just relax in the sunshine.

Overall, a great short trip away (we were in portugal for four days).

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We were looking for a special honeymoon experience and wanted to be away from the usual 'honeymooner' holidays in your typical resorts. Upon arrival and throughout the week, we were made to feel very welcome in the luxirious and cosy yurt. We were serve three delicious meals every day and Derrick and Hannah helped us to stay entertained on the rainier days, when it was too wet to carry on exploring the wonderful surrounding countryside.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Absolutely fantastic. We wanted relaxation away from the hussle and bussle of London and we got it. Great accomodation, brilliant food. Derek and Hannah make the perfect hosts.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Address: Lugar Varzeas, Coimbra 3300 207, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Coimbra
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Coimbra
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay in our romantic Mongolian style yurts, nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, about one hour inland from the ancient university town of Coimbra. Olives, vines and fruit trees surround the yurt; our own spring provides the water; and energy is solar powered. Whether you’re looking for a lazy rural retreat, or an active holiday in the hills, there’s no better way to get back to nature without foregoing any creature comforts. ... more   less 

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