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Retiro no Rio

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EM635 | Quinta da Malhadoura, Povoa de Midoes 3420-136, Portugal
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a small 2 bed apartment - one of 3 in total, with a beautiful large shared balcony directly overlooking the river and hills beyond. The apartment was well equipped - with everything needed to cook a simple meal. The complex is reached via a steep and quite bumpy track and well off the road. Therefore mostly extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent location with breathtaking views. The Apartment was ideal. A very relaxing stay and the owners were very friendly. Enjoyed a lovely evening with our hosts and other guests at a barbecue. We Would very much like to stay there again.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. You have the most beautiful spot for visitors to enjoy and your hospitality was second to none. We would not hesitate to recommend Retiro no Rio to other travellers.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went to visit my Brother and had a great time at this beautiful location. We will definitely be staying here again. This is a very peaceful place which forces you to relax and recharge your batteries.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

our stay was nice and peaceful at this wonderful place with kind and helpful owners. We recommanded Retiro no Rio if you are looking for a place to relax, chill and explore the region. Thank you very much.

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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to host you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stayed in one of Elena and Ruurds caravans which was located right near the lake with beautiful views and surroundings. It is a very relaxing environment and perfect for 'getting away from it all'. The caravan was clean with all the equipment I needed for cooking and food storage as well as a machine for making hot drinks. With... More 

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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for appreciating what Retiro no Rio has to offer ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ruurd and Elena are very friendly people. We had couple dinners together and I gotta say I really enjoyed the conversations we had. As for the staying they make you feel like home and everything is ready and clean. Their approach for doing things is very fair and straightforward which is a enjoyable thing when you're travelling.

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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to get to know you and to see how much you enjoyed all the things Retiro no Rio has to offer. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. More 

Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Ruurd and Elena are extremely friendly and can't do enough to make their guests feel welcome and at home. Reaching the converted farm at the bottom of a winding steep track is in itself an adventure. The surroundings are superb with the accommodation situated on the banks of a glorious river. Ruurd even lent my 11 year old son fishing... More 

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Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our quinta. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!! Best regards, Ruurd and Elena More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Retiro do Rio is a fantastic location for a peaceful holiday in central Portugal. Away from it all but with all the required comfort and facilities. We had a good appartment/studio (Canela) with terrace and there is a beautiful swimming pool above the river, The local baker comes every morning with your order. Supermarkets are 10-15 min drive away. You... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed at Retiro no Rio in September 2012. What a beautiful part of the world. The accomodation was clean and comfortable, the location on the river with lovely views absolutely stunning. Our hosts were very friendly and accomodating and the evening meals that they provided as an optional extra were superb. We enjoyed a canoe safari down the Mondego... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small guesthouse on the shores of the river Mondego in the Center of Portugal. Literally translated Retiro no Rio means a place to relax (retreat) at the river, a name that suits this beautiful estate perfectly.We offer you the choice of 2 spacious apartments with terrace overlooking the river (each max. 6p)1 large studio with terrace overlooking the river (max 2p+baby)2 rooms B&B with the entrance at our cozy patio (max 4p and max 2p)2 rental caravans at the river beach. Keywords are: privacy, nature, forest, large salt water swimming pool, private river beach, kayaks, gps-hikes, massage parlour at the quinta, fishing, horseriding, golf, Serra da Estrela, Coimbra, Buçaco National Park. The apartments each have a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom, sitting and dining area and woodstove. Each apartment has it’s own spacious terrace overlooking the river. Because of the thick granite walls and the double glazing the apartments are nice and cool in summer and comfortable warm in winter. Breakfast and dinner service on request. ... more   less 

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Address: EM635 | Quinta da Malhadoura, Povoa de Midoes 3420-136, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Povoa de Midoes
Price Range: $68 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Retiro no Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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