Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge

Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge

Rua de Sao Joao 48 Areias, Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel 9600-095 Portugal
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5.0
#1 of 1 B&B in Rabo de Peixe
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.9
Há séculos que crescemos nos Açores, as migalhas do Atlântico, através da nossa ingenuidade, vontade de fazer e determinação pura. Domamos vulcões e oceanos raivosos para obter o nosso sustento. Uma vida simples, completa. Na Quinta Minuvida prestamos homenagem às gerações de Açoreanos rijos ao definirmos a hospitalidade através da lente da tradição, simplicidade e autenticidade. O nosso objetivo é ter o menor impacte possível sobre os recursos. Oferecemos acomodação sem artifícios que tenta equilibrar o conforto com a sustentabilidade, pequenos almoços nutritivos que usam os ingredientes regionais dos quais gerações de Açoreanos dependem, e oferecemos oportunidades de experiências imersivas em que pode aprender mais sobre esta Arca de Noé do Atlântico. Vamos elevar o conceito de viajar juntos criando um tipo de turismo de lazer mais gentil, respeitável e regenerativo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Boating
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Car hire
Taxi service
Full body massage
Massage
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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UBek wrote a review Jul 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cosy place with friendly environment and sustainability at heart. Clear instructions for everything In English and Portuguese. Large beautiful garden with a common kitchen, yoga studio, hammock and a swimming pool. Two very calm dogs and few cats are roaming around. Loved it.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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a n wrote a review Jan 2020
Ontario
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quinta Minuvida, on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores is truly a breath of fresh air. The hosts embody the Azorean hospitality as they welcome us into their home and garden. The food is delicious and local. The accommodations are comfortable and clean and the guided hikes traverse some of the most stunning views on this planet. Only a 5 hour direct flight from the east coast of North America and you arrive on an island that will embrace you in it's natural beauty, it's welcoming people and the comfortable, nurturing home of Rimi and Joao. Oh yes, let's not forget the furry friends. The 2 dogs help to remind us that hikes and naps go very well together. The cats remind us that there's no hiking required to have a nap.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Rohan L wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rimi, Joao, and Luis were incredible hosts! We stayed at Quinta Minuvida for 3 nights and had a blast. We enjoyed a half day hike with Joao where we learned about the local plant life, geography, and politics, a great yoga session, and amazing breakfasts every morning featuring produce from the working onsite farm. There are also wonderful furry friends and we still miss Moo, Biscuit, and the black and white cat we named Socks. We had a suite with plenty of space and it was clean and well kept; parking was easy and the location was convenient to many of the popular attractions on Sao Miguel island.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Rimi Chakraborty, Owner at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge
Responded Aug 13, 2021
Thank you so much! What a pleasure having you guys, and LOL, "SOCKS!" that will have to be her official nickname. Really enjoyed hosting you and hope to have you back one day again soon. Obrigado!
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Planet to go 🌍 wrote a review Jul 2022
Bernau, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This location is led with passion for the environment. The owners are leading it with love, attention to details and attention to every guests. A small talk here, a little chat there. The pets of the house are as well the pets of the guests. Everybody welcomes you.
We loved the guest kitchen and the garden area, while breakfast was basically more like a local discovery travel, that was not fully filling your stomache.
The concept fits. It is traditional, with the comfort this brings...and everything feels like well balanced out. Definitely a good choice.
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Angela H wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Minuvida, Rimi, Joao and your amazing staff for giving us such a wonderful visit to São Miguel. The grounds and accommodation are spectacular. It was such a treat to enjoy the locally and home sourced and prepared breakfast and snacks. Your onsite yoga studio is a bonus with such a high quality holistic yoga class offered by Rimi. Thanks for helping us out with finding fabulous food so close by and great tips on seeing some of São Miguel’s most beautiful spots. I cannot wait to share Minuvida with more of my family and enjoy your famous tasting menu dinner, the lovely swimming pool and some guided hikes.

Your attention to every detail made our visit unforgettable and so very relaxing. It’s great to be part of the Minuvida family.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Abbie G wrote a review Jun 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great stay at Minuvida. Luis was a wealth of information and super helpful every weekday during breakfast. He also was able to recommend places to see and things to do, make reservations, and give us "insider tips" like where to park. Jaoo, one of the owners, took us on a great hike that we never would have found on our own. The property had a lot of space and was a nice central location to get to other sites and places on the island during the day. Our room was nice as well and had everything we needed. It was also helpful to have breakfast daily and a place to store some groceries for snacks and small meals. We had a covid "incident" when it was time to return home and they were really wonderful, helping navigate the system and make sure all was taken care of. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kathe wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I originally signed up for 2 nights at Minuvida, and was so delighted with EVERYTHING that I stayed 4 more - until the end of my vacation. The rooms are beautiful, the grounds full of birds and trees, flowers and fruit. The dogs and cats were always up for a friendly greeting or a romp, and Rimi's yoga classes were grounding and healing. I went for a walk each morning through the small roads around Minuvida, then enjoyed a fabulous breakfast, and the house-made herbal tea. Joao and Rimi are lovely, and both of their managers (Marina and Luis) were extremely helpful in planning activities each day - with GREAT recommendations! I can't wait to go back. The week in Sao Miguel was just what I needed.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Amy D wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's been a year since I was at Minuvida and I'm dreaming of being there now! Minuvida is so much more than a place to stay while exploring the Azores; the staff truly care about your experiences so that you connect with the island and leave feeling completely refreshed. My senses were enhanced, my aura was protected, and I left a more empowered version of myself. The food exceeds expectation, mostly grown on the beautiful property itself. My room featured a soaking bathroom, which was a delight. The yoga is healing and rejuvenating. The reiki is powerful and you won't want to miss the opportunity to experience the healing, restorative energy work Rimi is able to provide. The hikes to swimming holes, the coast, beautiful vistas, Rimi and Joao will guide you and you will be sure to find all the magic, without planning anything in advance. What a gift. Truly the best vacation I've ever had. Thank you Rimi and Joao!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Rimi Chakraborty, Owner at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge
Responded Aug 13, 2021
Thank you for this review, we are so touched to read this! We are glad you got to experience all that what we have to offer by participating in the yoga and healing sessions as well as the hike and dinner. Thank you and hope to see you again soon! Obrigado!
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Andrea G wrote a review Sep 2022
Ashland, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Minuvida is centrally located in Sao Miguel. The hosts are warm and will help with restaurant suggestions, reservations and ideas for fun and scenic activities. Minuvida is very conscious about sustainability and are thoughtful about how they encourage guests to be also. The breakfasts are scrumptious and fresh. The pool was clean and a great temperature.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Janet J wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is absolutely charming and the perfect place to relax in body and mind. The gardens bring you in touch with the physical world, with the fruit trees and birds all around, lavender scented water and bananas picked from the grounds. We especially enjoyed sitting by the pool with the occasional company of the resident dogs or cats. With such care in hospitality, Minuvida inspires an awesome gratitude for the Azores. I wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from Rimi C
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States32 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi Jan, We look forward to having you! Yes, we can make the room available. I'll check with Aida on how she has the suite configured to let you know the extra night rate. How many are arriving one day early and is each in his / her own single bed or do you prefer a double? Sincerely, Rimi
Answer from minuvida-azores
Rabo de Peixe, Portugal122 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello, thanks for your question. I provided a full answer via email. Best
UBek wrote a tip Jul 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark26 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance. You will need a car to get around."
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Kelly T wrote a tip Jun 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They were all great, but you can't beat the pool house"
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ElZilch0 wrote a tip Aug 2019
Miami, Florida1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's only five rooms - you can't go wrong."
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kerryl083171 wrote a tip Dec 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all the rooms were lovely"
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Lauren M wrote a tip Oct 2018
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the Taro room which is lovely with the pool right outside. The bathroom and tub are very spacious."
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PRICE RANGE
$61 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalAzoresSão MiguelRabo de Peixe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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QUINTA MINUVIDA ORCHARD LODGE

Frequently Asked Questions about Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Azores Outdoor Activities (3.6 miles), Miradouro de Santa Iría (1.9 miles), and Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quinta dos Sabores, Restaurante O Pescador, and Let's Go Mexican Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Does Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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