This hotel was literally a nightmare for us…my son calls it “The Shining.” We arrived there on a Saturday with high expectations, as I was sure that I had discovered a hidden gem! It was our last night in Portugal and I was so excited to experience a local winery. Instead of a vibrant place, we found one overworked employee and a creepy place devoid of charm or warmth. We did not see one other guest, and my son was sure that the housekeeper was going to kill us in our sleep… yes, a bit exaggerated, but we decided that the only way for this place to be successful would be to bill itself as haunted. On top of everything else, we were charged $180 booking directly, and it was $122 on booking.com (my fault for trusting that booking directly was the best). This experience was by far the worst that we had in Portugal. The place has so much potential, but fell short in every way. It was a horrible night and I hate the feeling of being scammed!…
We arrived late afternoon at the remote winery country estate an hour from Sintra and on the way to Coimbra. What a great place to stay and it really was a highlight showing the beauty of Portugal and its wine! They guided us through the winery into a beautiful wooden gated courtyard and showed us our lovely room with immaculate private bathroom. The view of the vineyards was to die for, as well as the wine. Unfortunately there is no restaurant there, and we were recommended to try a fine dining restaurant that was a 15 minute drive away. We decided instead to head to the little village 5 minutes away where we enjoyed a beer and shared a slice of pizza and chorizo roll in the local pub. The old historic Palace in the little village was neat to see with the birds’ nests in the clock tower and various pedestals. On the way back we picked up some cheese and crackers at a little grocer, and enjoyed a glass of delicious Lapa wine in the courtyard outside our room. Now that to me is Portugal.…
We were here on a wine tour and it was fantastic. The rooms are nicely done and the property was pristine. To be surrounded by vineyard was a dream. The rooms are spacious and modern. I really liked the bathroom. The dinner was very great and tasty and complemented the wines. I can almost imagine my wedding being held here! (Was here in 2014, not 2016...)
We expected wines and were not disappointed by the selection and quality. The Syrah was my favourite but the sparkling wine and Nana are popular for good reason. The Quinta buildings and estate are beautiful. Rooms are spacious, light and airy and sympathetically restored to a high standard. Room rates are good value and the dining experiences from breakfast to dinner were a social event not to be missed. We see the appeal of a night, wine tasting or even a wedding. We had the Merlot room.
Thanks to Isabel we had the best start of our holiday in Portugal. Lots of luxurious space, cool rooms and a beautiful view, but the best are the red wines ! Delicious red wines and not expensive at all. Go there and buy a box (or two ;-) )
The Estate (Hotel ) is very nice situated, near a old village what give's first a wrong impression. Be a ware that the hotel is about 2 km outside of the village in the middle of the country side, we loved it. The staff is very helpful and friendly. It is a special place. Go there.
Elegant, large zen spaces. beautiful architecture. although it being a rather large property it was spotless amazing treatment and we felt like kings at breakfast. we will be coming back soon with the kids. it is also amazing to stay within the winery property. thanks for the wonderful team.
We had the most fantastic tour of this small, lovely vineyard just outside Lisbon. We were shown around by Carla who was charming, informative and so helpful. We didn't stay the night but wished we had as the house is elegant and the rooms gorgeous. We were given a delicious lunch, cooked by the gorgeous Isabelle and accompanied by lots of delicious wine. If you are in Lisbon and looking for a peaceful day out this would be a really lovely thing to do.
Two "steps" north of Lisbon in Ribatejo region we meet this wonderful place Quinta da Lapa (Est. 1733). The property is large with unique landscapes and the vineyards are beautiful with elegant inflections that stretch gentle over the sunny hills. At the farm is waiting you 11 rooms in an elegant enoturistic complex, which perfectly combines the passion for wine with ancient art decorative elements. Each room is named after a grape variety grown in Quinta da Lapa. Ask for Arinto or Touriga Nacional room and I'm sure you will not disappointed at all. About the food and the wine al Quinta da Lapa can say just a word: Excellent !