We keeping coming back to 'Chanci' and every year it just gets better! My husband and I have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world, but this still remains my favourite! Returning to other hotels somehow always disappoints, they're never quite the same as the first stay, but Chanceleiros continues to become more and more beautiful! Words cannot really describe how special this place is. You can never become bored of the views, the food or the people! As we have stayed here many times we have now stayed in most of the rooms and I have to say they all have their charm. The Superior rooms are bigger and have a comfy seating area, but which ever room you stay in you will not be disappointed! Ursula's (the owner) attention to detail is quite simply amazing and I was astonished to learn on this occasion that every curtain and soft furnishing in the hotel has lovingly been made and covered with her own hands!
I'm always intrigued to read other reviews on Trip Advisor and although 95% of the reviews for Chanceleiros are excellent (as they should be!) I cannot understand some of the small criticisms, for example one recent reviewer commented on the price and that the hotel is 'too efficient' and 'not Portugues enough'!!?? this I really cannot understand. Yes the hotel does run perfectly, but isn't that what you want when you are on holiday??? I think its a perfect blend of Portugese charm with all the modern comforts of home!! As for the price, it is spot on for the area. Quinta Nova and The Vintage House (nearby, similar classed hotels) are all similarly priced, but having dined at both places, just not the same! Sure you can stay cheaper- there is a motel in Pinhao! I can only assume the reviewer is on an exceptionally tight budget or is a backpacker? My husband and I always comment that we think the hotel is exceptional value for money. And as for the food- home cooked delicious food washed down with a glass (or bottle!) of yummy local wine every night- what more could you ask for?
I could go on, but I think I am running out of space!! We will be back next summer!!! Lots of love to everyone at Chanci, you truly deserve to be the best hotel in Northern Portugal- the best in Europe if it was left to us!!!!!
Ps the addition of air conditioning in the rooms this year was a delight especially as during our stay it was very warm in the evenings!!
- Also Known As:
- Casa Do Visconde De Chanceleiros Hotel
- Casa Do Visconde De Chanceleiros Hotel Pinhao