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River retreat / guesthouse in the protected Mondego Valley 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)2 rooms B&B with the entrance at our cozy patio (max 4p and max 2p)2 rental caravans at the river beach. The accommodations are situated in the main building, originally an old farmhouse. Because of the thick granite walls and the double glazing the apartments and rooms are nice and cool in summer and comfortable warm in winter. Keywords are: privacy, nature, forest, large salt water swimming pool, private river beach, kayak, wild swim, gps-hikes, massage parlour at the quinta, fishing, horseriding, golf, Serra da Estrela, Coimbra, Bucaco National Park. Breakfast and dinner service on request.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Em635 Quinta da Malhadoura, Povoa de Midoes 3420-136 Portugal
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Viseu Airport18 mi
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After the hubbub of Lisbon (5 cruise ships were in town when we were there), this was a lovely getaway in the country. My husband had stayed 4 years ago with our daughter and wanted to go back, and I understood why when we got there. The setting is beautiful, and there's lots
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Response from Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio
Responded Nov 13, 2018
Thank you for your review!
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If you like spending the first half hour of your holiday being told what you're not allowed to do, and then the rest of your visit being told what you're not allowed to do, then this is the place for you. Enjoy! The hostess was an accountant in her previous life, and it shows.
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We stayed in the little stone hut, Penedo Boavista. As soon as we stood outside it, looking down at the calm, shimmering river we felt immensely peaceful. Inside, you can see the river from the bed. A few steps outside and you are on a natural stone terrace with two chairs.
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Response from Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio
Responded Oct 25, 2016
Thank you very much for your review!
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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
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Response from Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio
Responded Oct 25, 2016
Thank you for your review!
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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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view from the terrace
Ons uitzicht op de Rio Mondego!
Mondego op 5 min paddelen
"Penedo Boavista is private and romantic. Other rooms accommodate couples or families, and there are caravans. Something for everyone."
"All three apartments have the same wonderful river views"
"Brilliant views and great for outside lovers"
"I stayed in Studio Canela on my own. This studio is also suitable for a couple or a couple with 2 children easily. It has one bed in the living room and an extra bedroom."
"Dahlia - is the one where I stayed - really nice"
$62 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalCentral PortugalCoimbra DistrictPovoa de Midoes
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