Indescribable. Charming. Gorgeous. Absolutely luxurious. Everything just perfect. If you are lucky enough to book the tent privilege ,don’t think twice. The only problem. We stayed only 4 days. The time ran to fast. We would move to live there.😁
Relaxed atmosphere with spotless rooms and delicious dinners. We stayed a week and really made ourselves at home. The staff is wonderful. Take a "tent room" overlooking the pool, with an outdoor terrace. I agree with another reviewer who said it was hard to describe this place. I think that's part of its charm.
Quirky boutique hotel outside Ponte de Lima. Lots of unusual art on the walls and in the rooms. Great restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Hosted wine tasting. Outdoor and indoor pools and spa. We loved it.
I don't know how to describe this property...it's just a little odd... Our first impression when we walked in was that we were in a consignment store...just a lot of old stuff everywhere...clutter. In the hallway leading to our room...clutter. Then our room was four walls of mirrors and filled with more stuff... On the more positive note, the staff was great...couldn't have been more helpful and responsive...and the food is very good...their kitchen makes the best bread we've ever had!! We just didn't understand the high rating.
Mirrors and clutter make this an 80's retro themed small hotel. No windows in the room to open just wall to wall mirrors and crap everywhere. The halls have clutter the rooms have it. The grounds however are exquisite with glamping type tents. Nice outdoor pool. The breakfast was average nothing exceptional. No real protein except runny eggs. Dinner was also average.
We spent a week at Carmo’s after cycling the French Alps and the Pyrenees. Our time was one of the most enjoyable weeks. Every need was catered for with care and attentiveness. We stayed in one of the “tents” (glamping at its best) which had wonderful space and views. Choosing to read in the gardens behind or poolside, with lunch was a delight. The eclectic collection of art and decor made you feel like you were in a home of some very special friends with great taste. The staff - everyone was very helpful and engaging. Special thanks to Nancy Fernandes (do the wine tasting with Nancy as she really does know her wines) and Joana Amorim who shared a passion for making your stay as comfortable as it could be.
We stayed at Carmo’s for two nights with our Backroads hiking group. Carmo’s is a lovely boutique hotel with it’s own style and flair. Our room was comfortable, functional and uniquely decorated. The modern bathroom met our needs however brighter lighting would be an improvement. We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the hotel, along with a sampling of their wonderful house wines. Be sure to visit the dollhouse displays and the pony. There are comfortable spaces to meet with friends and the friendly staff make you feel at home. We were in the region for a hiking holiday and the hikes near-by on the Portuguese Camino are fantastic. I will recommend this hotel to friends- it is eclectic, comfortable and memorable.
Everything is very well preserved, the decorations are beautiful and the rooms very good, the swimming poll and the spa are also very nice. The staff is amazingly friendly and professional. 5 star service.
We stayed at Carmo’s for two nights, in one of the colonial style tents. Well, first of all - it’s not a tent, it’s more of a bungalow. And it’s fabulous. Great comfort, perfect decor and utterly romantic. The restaurant offered a short but complete daily menu based on local produce. Such flavors! The house wine - with grapes from the property - is highly recommended. Breakfast was very exclusive, also with great tastes. The staff was so professional, and yet very warm and welcoming.
This hotel is in a hilly area surrounded by nature and small villages but from what we saw in the internet when we booked it and the price per night (256€) we expected more! The food was ok but very basic and not better than in an average restaurant. The only difference was that it was decorated very precisely in little cups, bowls with little spoons and much more expensive! Yes it’s a boutique hotel full of decorations but for us it was a little bit too much decorated. Everywhere are candles, old books, cages with fake flowers, pictures, sculptures. it felt a little like a furniture store catalogue from 2006. When we arrived we followed google maps but the pin was elsewhere the hotel actually was, so we needed to call the hotel three times to find the right direction. The owner told us later that she tried to change it on google but it didn’t work out, so we just corrected the pin to the right place within 10 minutes. The pool was very dirty but the sun beds and the garden around the pool were nice. On the other hand is the main road directly next to the hotel which makes relaxing difficult. Overall it think the hotel is a matter of taste. For us it was too much decorated and it tried to be a fancy luxury hotel which is basically not the case. If it was half the price I would have given the hotel 4 points.…