Beautiful quaint small boutique hotel, with lovely views. The hosts are attentive, rooms are clean and well kept. We stayed here for only one night, wish it could've been for longer. Recommend this hotel, you wont be sorry. Gracias!!!
Our sole problem was that we only spent one night here. It was so beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. The property had started off as an olive oil mill and was renovated into a hotel. There were many original artifacts displayed and it was very interesting learning the history. The back of the hotel is covered with tall wheat and a stream running hidden behind it, you can't see it but you can hear it. There are the mountains around you. Gorgeous flower beds around the property too. The breakfast here was by far our favourite during our trip. The owner offered a homemade jam and cheese from the mountain. Plus breads, deli meats, and other cheeses. The family that runs this hotel are very friendly. The owner helped us wash off the bugs from our rental before we left. Visit the pizza parlour in town for a delicious pizza and great service.…
We stayed in the suite as a family - it's comfortable and roomy and very good value. The hotel is next to the main road to Manteigas and is about 10 mins by car from the town. There are good restaurants etc in most of the villages around so no need to travel far. Breakfast will set you up for the day- bread, croissants and the superb local cheese scooped fresh from the wheel!
The place is owned by an older couple, who do not speak English, and they keep everything very clean and in order. The place is nicely renovated, and rooms are good and clean. Breakfast is ok but not fascinating. The garden is very well kept but could have some place to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Only real drawback in my opinion is that the internet is dead slow - you can barely load Facebook.
This was the second time (more to come, for sure!) we stayed at this cozy place runned by a lovely and heavenly couple (Sr. Joaquim Bento and D. Maria do Céu). The location is great if you´re visiting the area and Sr. Bento will surely have great touristic indications for you. Don´t forget to aks him for a tour/"lecture" on the Lagar.
LOCATION: It's located not far from Manteigas (the biggest "city" in the region), but it still a 15 minutes drive from there. It's way closer to Valhelhas than from Manteigas so if you are looking for something close to town, this isn't for you. But seriously, I can't see why you'd need to stay in the city as the main attractions will require you to drive anyway. The place is located by the roadside but it is very quiet. The road itself is not a busy one and the rooms seem to have good sound and heating insulation from outside. We've stayed at bedroom #3 (one of the closest to the road) and it was quiet as a church. COMMON ROOM:The place itself is gorgeous! The main hall (also where breakfast is served) is an old olive oil mill so the chairs and sofas share space with the old grinder, a rail on the floor and the fireplace. Outside there's a small creek, a green field and lots of trees (depending on which side you look at)! ROOM: we were at a standard room. Small and simple but clean and cosy. Bathroom does not have a tub but the shower is very good and the water from there (straight from the hills) is amazing!!! Both the bedroom and the toilet have adjustable heating. They do not provide shampoo/hair conditioner. BREAKFAST: simple but good. Coffee, milk, a freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh bread with butter, gelly and 'Serra da Estrela' cheese. The cheese itself is worth the breakfast, but all in, there isn't much variety. Breakfast from 9-11am. PARKING: plenty of space and free of charge. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: sit by the fireplace in the evening and have a chat with the owners (Mr. Bento and Ms. Maria do Céu) over a wine or a cup of tea. They are very nice and love having people around. There's no restaurant in this lodge, so lunch and dinner will require driving. Would definitely go back!…
Seu Bento e Dona Maria do Ceu are clearly not professionals in the hotel business, but boy, do they know hos to receive guests. The place is new, rooms are small but very comfortable, and the place reminds me a boutique hotel, really. Breakfast is very good. But what really makes a HUGE difference is the way they treat you...just like your old uncles receiving you in their home. Great location for you that are visiting the area and the castles circuit.
Bento and Maria do Céu do the best to exceed. I strongly recomend. Clean, hospitality, confort and well localized. Besides of all, I learned to make wines with Mr. Bento (Porto and classic styles). Congratulations for your work. Wonderful experience!!!
The couple who own this B and B are so charming and made our stay extra special! It's an olive oil press and water mill that's more than 250 years old. The owners have transformed it into a comfortable and modern hotel yet preserved the history and unique beauty of its origin! Our family enjoyed the suite which worked quite well for us. We fell asleep looking out the window at a mountaintop which is met by stars! The fresh bread, pumpkin jam, ham, cheese of the region and hot coffee with steamed milk made for a divine breakfast - yes, and hot chocolate for our son! There's a little "beach" area in the river behind the hotel where you can enjoy a summer splash - so bring your swim suit. A great stay!