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Pousada Barao de Forrester

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights during a short trip to the Douro valley. At the time of our stay there were very few guests so we had the staff almost to ourselves. The room and bathroom could do with redecorating but they are comfortable and we had a lovely balcony (room 104). The staff did everything to satisfy our... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The hotel is located in Alijó, near a new motorway and is an excellent location for day trips in the surrounding countryside (Douro Valley, Parque Natural do Alvao, Vila Real and Palacio de Mateus, Guimaraes, Barcelos, Parque Arqueoloico do Vale do Coa just to name a few places). We planned to spend three nights and stayed for eight. There is... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This pousada has a swimming pool and tennis courts for those who want a change of pace from sightseeing. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially the maitre de in the evenings. The food was good and regional produce was used as far as possible. The rooms were quite large and ours had a balcony overlooking the pool which... More 

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Ohio
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This was our first Pousada experience. From the pictures you think that it's out in the country - but it is really right in town at one of the many round-a-bouts. Chances are you will miss the driveway the first time, so just go around and come back. The entrance is on the lowest level, where there is a very... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Small Pousada built in 1944. Great decor in the rooms, Room 104 had a small balcony which was great to sit out on at night and enjoy a glass of local wine. The food in the restaurant was fantastic and a real shame that more people were not dining there. The staff were all fantastic and gave us great suggestions... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice big room and enormous bathroom. Excellent food both for dinner and breakfast - the freshly made scrambled eggs of particular note. Just beginning to show its age - both inside and by the pool. Few other guests - probably put off by the obnoxious Canadian woman sitting next to me at both meals!

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herz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We arrived to this pousada after an amazing night in Pousada Amares. Both places cost the same amount per night but the difference is unbelievable. The Alijo pousada has seen better days and now it needs a big renewel. The atmosphere is that of a neglected place- old decoration, dim light,disgusting blankets, poor management. All in all- spare time and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Belatedly, having been exposed to the shortcomings of another member of this family, Pousada Sao Bento, Canicada Geres, I return to review Barao de Forrester. This Pousada is quite simply, excellent. The staff, are kind, caring and helpful, the rooms are clean, have all the normal amenities. Other reviewers have indicated that the rooms are "dated": we found them to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very nice Hotel to spend some days with children while relaxing at the pool and get to know the Douro wine region.Loved the staff, the pool, the quietness of the hotel. Rooms are very nice but not luxurious. Breakfast was ok but with room for improvement. Some local product would enrich the breakfast.Great location to checkout the Wine sellers in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Having read the Trip Advisor reviews before we decided to stay here, I was a little apprehensive. As you will note, I have rated many hotels all over the world. I noted previous reviews didn't rate the rooms very well, had problems with the wifi and thought the town of Alijo was not very nice. I am happy to 'debunk'... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Barao de Forrester

Address: Rua Comendador Jose Rufino, Alijo 5070-031, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Vila Real District > Alijo
Price Range: $116 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Barao de Forrester 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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