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Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880 Portugal
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Clara a Velha
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4.9
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4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Children's playground
Wifi
Yoga room
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Dishwasher
Bidet
Separate dining area
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Portuguese

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Portimão Airport28 miSee all flights
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Amy C wrote a review Aug 5
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I had the best time at Paradise in Portugal! Frank and Daniela are world-class hosts -- and just the kindest people ever. Like many reviews here, the food is top-notch... genuinely made with love and care. Birding with Frank and other guests was the highlight of my time. My time at the Quinta was just what I needed after running around Portugal for a few weeks. I could finally relax and breathe thanks to Daniela, Frank, and the rest of the Quinta team. Can't recommend staying here enough!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Michelle wrote a review Jul 2022
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland11 contributions
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I was extremely fortunate to facilitate a Tai Chi, Yoga and Meditation retreat at the unique and very special Quinta back in June 2022 and booked every room for my group (we all travelled from Ireland to Faro) - and I really couldn’t have wished for a better venue! As promised by Frank, this off-grid, eco-lodge really is a Portuguese paradise and it provided everything we could possibly wish for plus more! The breathtaking surroundings made our stay so relaxing and nourishing, Daniela’s cooking - 3 delicious meals per day including a 3 course dinner - were incredible and so well done and included many home-grown ingredients that the Woofers picked from the on-site gardens every morning! She also took such care to cater for any dietary needs for the group such as gluten free etc. The Yoga shala (huge shaded decking overlooking the lake) was perfect for our Tai Chi, meditation and yoga sessions , followed by a cooling dip in the lake or a sail in a canoe! We also went out on a couple of lovely daytrips including birding with Frank and a trip to a local, uncrowned, sandy beach (only 1-hour drive). Special thanks to all the friendly and helpful staff - James, Katarina, Davide, Dulce & Fatima - who attended to our every need and request and joined in our farewell dinner singing songs and playing guitar on our last evening together! This was a very special trip for all who attended and I would love to return with a group again next year,
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Emily Walker wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was a step into the unknown for us. We booked the Quinta for nine nights in July on the basis of their website. We assumed from past experience that the place would not be as good as the pictures - they never are! but how wrong we were!! it surpassed every expectation. It is an absolute oasis, beautiful gardens, amazing views, a treasure trove for local flora and fauna which you can enjoy from the seats outside your bedroom. No A/C but it wasn't necessary - the traditional architecture creates the perfect cool spaces for retreat from the heat of the day as well as sublime swims in the cool lake. There is a warm family atmosphere and Frank and Daniela do whatever they can to make your stay as comfortable and accommodating as possible without being 'in your face'. They are some of the best hosts we have ever stayed with and Daniela is an amazing cook providing delicious meals three times a day. The other guests are generally likeminded and interesting characters. It truly is an amazing paradise! I have never felt so relaxed after a holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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carol h wrote a review Jul 2022
Rawmarsh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stayed at Quinto do Barranco de Estrada for 1 week of bird spotting and relaxation. Accommodation, food and gardens are amazing, completely off the grid and a great place to relax. All the staff are so frienfly and we met some really friendly fellow holiday makers from all over Europe. Daniella is a great cook providing for any dietary needs for both adults and kids. Most of the food sourced from their own garden. Relax on your own patio or in the extensive gardens and watch an array of birds flitting around. Swim in the lake or try paddeboarding, canoeing or even sailing from the private jetty. Or just sit back and relax. Frank provides expert led bird spotting trips in the local area and across South Western Portugal. After living for 35 years in the area he knows exactly where and when to find all manner of bird species. Being an experienced photographer he will share his knowledge with you. Half Day or full day trips to suit whatever your individual aims are, from first tmer to expert birder he will tailor make the day for you. This place is an absolute must for anyone wanting a place to relax and unwind or those wanting to see the bird life of this beautiful area. Cannot recommend this place enough.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Maggie E wrote a review Jul 2022
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Staying at the Quinta is truly a wonderful and unique experience. The hosts Frank and Daniela do everything to make sure that your stay is the best it can be. For me it felt like holidaying with family with everyone coming together at mealtimes and in the evenings to share experiences, whether it be a birding day, walks, swimming/canoeing in the lake or (in my case) doing artwork in the beautiful gardens. The food prepared by Daniela (and mostly sourced locally or grown in the gardens) is amazing and Daniela should definitely make a book of her recipes! Frank's knowledge of birds is incredible and the fabulous bird photographs he takes while out on a trip with him are a lovely momento to take home with you (he was also great fun and very entertaining at dinner time). The rooms were very comfortable and clean with fabulous views and all the staff were lovely and so helpful. It was obvious that everyone loved being there, including me!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Anke und Thomas wrote a review Jul 2022
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4km from all kind of civilization the Quinta is an oasis where you can live individual tourism in a community of likeminded! Dinner with all guests at one table with handmade super food prepared by Daniela was a great experience, one day off for birding with Frank (probably the presidents' president of Portuguese birders...) an epic trip! Many thanks, we for sure would like to come back!! Anke and Thomas, Germany
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Deborah S wrote a review Jul 2022
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This is a special place - the owners and staff are fantastic. All the food is delicious - (I would really love the recipes ) and abundant - we did not want for anything else-the birding is amazing- the guide is fabulous and fun - he created a way to get up close with beautiful wildlife- a once in a lifetime birding trip - well worth the money- the rooms are comfortable- clean and spacious- full deep bathtub too - the property is beautiful, lush, with its own bird hide too -and lake for swimming- will recommend to all our friends - we loved the mountain drive to get there -out of town but all our needs were met - a must see
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Sarah C wrote a review Jul 2022
Manchester, England, United Kingdom22 contributions6 helpful votes
I had a very unique experience for 2 nights at this hotel/quinta. I came by public transport so I arranged a lift from the closest railway station. From then on, everything was looked after for me, from breakfast to dinner to the wildlife trip. The wildlife trip is a must-do. I have never gone bird spotting before but I was able to join the trip and learn a lot. You don't need a lot of experience and hiking is not difficult. Frank knows a lot about all the wildlife and can teach you a lot. In addition I enjoyed visiting the lake, doing yoga in the specially built yoga area and walking through the gardens. Some of the best gardens I have seen in all honesty. Would definitely recommend this trip to anybody who wants a unique experience, to meet other people and to see a very rural but idyllic location.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: All the rooms have amazing views.
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Suzanne C wrote a review Jul 2022
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We loved Quinta do Barranco da Estrada. We had 3 full and 3 half days of guided bird watching. We went to different habitats and Frank knew exactly where to look for the birds. The food was delicious and accommodations were nice. You could keep to yourself or to get to know other visitors. By the end of our week, we had made several new friends. The grounds were lovely and full of birds.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Chris M wrote a review Jun 2022
Ballymahon, Ireland46 contributions20 helpful votes
Paradise in Portugal is set in the most stunning scenery, the views are simply breath-taking. I was blessed to arrive with some regulars who were used to the running of the Quinta and knew how it all worked, the rooms have locks but keys are not provided although they are available on request, the place works on trust which is a lovely idea. Meals are held at a central table and Frank sits at the head of the table and involves everyone in chat which works really well. The food itself is prepared by Daniela, most food is from their garden and has so much flavour, I never had one meal I wouldn't have enjoyed eating again. The guests seem to enjoy the freedom of the resort and pleasant banter is always present. For those who enjoy swimming and water based fun there are a host of activities in the lake on your doorstep, but for myself it was the long quiet walks and wildlife that set this place apart. I had Golden Orioles, Woodpeckers and Owls in the grounds along with 32 species of butterfly in a week. There were also some fabulous dragonflies, bees, flies, scorpions and beetles in the vicinity although the scorpions were hard to find and needed searching for on the beach under large rocks. I also did a few epic bird tours with Frank and we gradually picked off my entire species list over 4 days (2 full days, 2 partial) that included Roller, Bee-eater, Golden Oriole, Black-eared Wheatear, Lesser Kestrel, Montagues Harrier, Little Owls, and Night Jar Frank told me the Quinta attracts good people but my own belief is that the guests see how much effort Frank and Daniela pour into the place and feel its only right to enjoy their home for what it is, a small slice of Paradise in Portugal.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Every room has amazing views as they all face the garden and lake beyond
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$127 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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quinta do barranco da estrada hotel santa clara a velha
LOCATION
PortugalAlentejoBeja DistrictSanta Clara a Velha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise In Portugal
Which popular attractions are close to Paradise In Portugal?
Nearby attractions include Igreja De Santa Clara-a-velha (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Paradise In Portugal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Paradise In Portugal?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a bidet, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Paradise In Portugal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Paradise In Portugal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Paradise In Portugal?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Paradise In Portugal have airport transportation?
Yes, Paradise In Portugal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Paradise In Portugal?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paradise In Portugal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Portuguese.
Does Paradise In Portugal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Paradise In Portugal accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.