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“Go to Castelo Rodrigo!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa da Cisterna

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Casa da Cisterna
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Rua da Cadeia, 7, Castelo Rodrigo 6440-031, Portugal   |  
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Porto, Portugal
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“Go to Castelo Rodrigo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Go to Castelo Rodrigo: is really amazing and peaceful. Casa da Cisterna is situated in the village so the location is perfect. The owner and the employees were really nice.The only thing is that breakfast could be more varied.
The house has a small swimming pool but when I was there it was under maintenance works.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Castelo Rodrigo is a village in some remote and beautiful area of Portugal next to porto vineyards and the Coa archaeological site. It has an old castle and breathtaking views. The village is emerging from ruins: it is genuine, has a lot of character and is being thoroughly renovated.

Casa da cisterna is a great example of this renovation process. It congregates a few small houses in a really well put together inn. The decoration is simple but very tasteful. The rooms are super clean and well decorated, bathrooms are quite simple, there is heating and ac.
The food is delicious, a healthy breakfast is set on a large common table with a lot of local products.

The host and the staff are incredibly nice and helpful.

We had a wonderful time this winter and I would love to come back.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Having traveled throughout Portugal we set out to this recommended wonderful guest house that is run by Ana, a biologist and super chef! Beautifully restored old house with gorgeous rooms, all tastefully decorated. Ana is a warm and welcoming hostess that knows all about the environment, the rock art sites at the dramatic Côa Valley Archaeological Park and nature, plant and bird life. She and her husband Antonio have initiated the Reserva da Faia Brava a 600 hectare private nature reserve which we visited to go bird watching (home of the Bonelli’s eagle, the golden eagle, griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, eagle owl etc..). Ask them about the vulture feeding…Breakfast was superb, best we had all trip. Ana also cooked us three creative dinners with a fine selection of wines. We will certainly return to this hospitable place.

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  • Stayed September 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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I recently visited the Upper Douro river valley, and the Casa da Cisterna was just an overnight stop on the way to our destination. I would have gladly stayed here for days, it was warm and welcoming, very nicely designed and decorated. The old house has been completely re-done and there are options ranging from the 65 euro range upwards to about 115 or 120. Check out their website on wonderfulland.com, because what you see there is what you get.

The owners are both biologists who worked in the Parque Internacional do Douro for years and then opened this place. I only wish is were about 120 kms further north, so that it could be a good base for visiting the park. As it is, it is really too far south to make it a good location for day trips of that area. But there are some interesting places in the area, Almeida, Pinhel, the rock paintings at Foz Coa, Trancoso, etc., so you could easily make it a 2 or 3 night stop in a larger circle trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Casa da Cisterna is one of those portuguese villages recovered! It's just amazing! Super cozy, quiet, rooms and houses well decorated. The breakfast is awesome! Great place to go with family or two

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa da Cisterna

Address: Rua da Cadeia, 7, Castelo Rodrigo 6440-031, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Guarda District > Castelo Rodrigo
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Castelo Rodrigo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa da Cisterna 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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