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Pousada Barao de Forrester

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Room & Suite (14)
Dining (7)
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#1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Alijo
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Alijo Pousada is in the heart of the Douro Wine Region, in the village of Alijo. Rooms have cable TV and are air conditioned. The Pousada has its own restaurant and bar for guests who choose to dine in. Guests can enjoy many activities while staying at Alijo Pousada, such as taking a cruise on the Douro River, canoeing, fishing, hiking or visiting the many local vineyards.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Street parking
Free internet
Wifi
Internet
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Minibar
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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It's hard to believe that hotel belongs to the group of Pousada or Pestana. TERRIBLE view at the public swimming pool, daycare, outdoor storage of tools, tennis court that once upon a time was in use. You can see all this trough the wobbly, rusty fence with constant noise from all of this and tube of fen / AC. All the employees are outstanding. Cleaning is done to the highest standards. GM to whom I complained , said to me several times that I have to understand them and come back next year ? Beautiful country side - stay away from all the disappointment.
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We stayed at the Pousada for our wine tour in the Upper Douro Valley. Nice, historical hotel with friendly staff. Also ate at the restaurant 2 nights in a row. Aircon in July is a life saver since the temperature outside was 35 degrees. Worth staying.
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We spent 2 nights at the Pousada in Alijo.Very centrally located and comfortable hotel.The rooms are well appointed and spacious.Great outdoor pool.We particularly liked the Pousada restaurant.We enjoyed dinner and opted for the Menu de Degustacdo do Chef.This 4 course meal covered vegetable soup;a crispy regional sausage;codfish loin on rye and chorizo crust;and finally chocolate pie with toffee topping and nuts.Very tasty food.Excellent service and great value at 35 Euro per person.
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We stayed here as part of a group of 14 on a walking holiday. The staff we very friendly and helpful especially the receptionist and barman/waiter who knew so much about the wines. It was a great hotel to do walks from and we enjoyed staying there.
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This hotel is not bad but the service as well as the premises need work. The umbrellas around the pool are very old. Also the bathrooms in the rooms need som work. The restaurant however was very good.
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PRICE RANGE
$102 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalNorthern PortugalVila Real DistrictAlijo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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