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Chao do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia

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Rua da Calcada Romana, Seia 6270-601 Portugal
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 29 Specialty lodging in Seia
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Chao do Rio is a special place… … it is a farm full of old trees, mushrooms, rare flowers and large granite massifs... that when the shepherd arrives with his flock, the sound of bells floods the pasture … … and it is also a small group of comfortable stone cottages, with thatched roofs, that seem to have been for ages around the crystal clear biological pool, that in summer days challenges to a dive… … it feels good to be outside, under the porch, talking with friends with no hurry... Located in the friendly village of Travancinha, 12 km from the cities of Seia and Oliveira do Hospital, Chao do Rio is the ideal accommodation to get to know the entire region of the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela throughout the different seasons. Upon arrival, guests already have at their disposal various products for their next morning breakfast in a big basket in the house. Fresh bread is delivered every day at 5 pm. And they may prepare their own meals in the comfort of their accommodation. There are available facilities of shared barbecues and wood oven. Upon request, dinners may also be delivered, made at a nearby restaurant. In Chao do Rio there are also other facilities such as a playground, free bicycles, wheelbarrows (to carry cases or just play with children), a small regional gift shop and a large tank made of stone for laundry washing. Ideal for romantic escapades, family vacations, or moments of relaxation between friends, Chao do Rio is an unforgettable experience! RNET 3519
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Complimentary tea
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Fireplace
Private balcony
Seating area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Ariel L. wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay tremendously! The little stone houses set in natural surroundings, the tranquil bio pool and the warm and indulgent hospitality made our stay perfect. Catarina and the staff were very responsive and catered to our every request and need. The farm is meticulously maintained and looked after. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Catarina Vieira, Proprietário at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Ariel! :-) And we look forward to receive you again!
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Sofia B wrote a review Jun 2022
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Charming experience. From the typical stone houses to the porch overlooking the ecological pool, to the close contact with nature, it was a very pleasant family weekend. My daughter could swim with the frogs, feed the sheep, pick vegetables from the garden, and ride her bike around the property :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Catarina Vieira, Proprietário at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much Sofia. We are all looking forward to receive you again. :-)
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Passenger820393 wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
My wife and I stayed at Chão do Rio for our honeymoon and we couldn't imagine a more perfect place. From the lovely, kind staff to the very generous daily breakfast basket and fresh bread, we felt very special and welcome. The house was comfortable, well equipped and cosy, with a beautiful fireplace to warm us up in the evenings. It was calm and quiet and we can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Catarina Vieira, Proprietário at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia
Responded Apr 27, 2022
Thank you so much for choosing us for such a special time. It meant a lot for our small team. It was an honor to receive you!
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Hugo wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions
What a cool place to wind down and relax. Had the best time here with my wife and daughter. The staff is really nice and helpful, always there for you. We stayed at Ribeira house which had all the things needed for our stay, from kitchen utensils to bathroom amenities. The only thing lacking in this house was the AC, which would have been useful for the hotter days we spent there. Breakfast is not served here but you get a basket full of local products that you can use to make your own breakfast. Also, freshly baked bread is delivered everyday to your house. It has an awesome bio pool, with frogs and water lillies. I drive an electric car and despite not having a public charging point, they facilitated me an electric outlet for me to charge it during the night. Will definitely come back to this place.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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batchuk wrote a review Jul 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel77 contributions25 helpful votes
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Heaven on earth. Nature at it’s best. This “Turismo” was all we’ve dreamed of. The cottage was cosy and decorated with care and thought. Actually it was so lovely we decided to stay in and chill. The kids were fascinated with the goats and swam in the bio-pool with water Lillies and frogs singing around them. We ate in a few times, as the kitchen is well equipped and they have a lovely vegetable garden you are free to use.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Maps720849 wrote a review Aug 2018
4 contributions
This is such a special place. The accommodations could not have been more comfortable and it is beyond spotless. The staff is incredibly warm and welcoming and the welcome basket and fresh wood fired bread make this an incredible place to escape and feature some of the best gourmet items from the region and Portugal. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Catarina V, Gerente at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia
Responded Aug 10, 2018
Thank you for your nice words, they give meaning to what we do.
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Pedro D wrote a review Jul 2017
Portugal115 contributions19 helpful votes
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Had the perfect weekend. The staff was really amazing and made us feel like home and gave us some usefull tips. The breakfast was left in a basket. Local and fresh ingridients to taste some amazing food. The natural pool is one Of The Key places in The property. Its clean and very warm Despite The natural filter. You can order food in advance from local restaurant. The farm is really big and with lot Of animals. Nice to go with kids. The 1st floor you can find The big rooms nicelly decorated. On The main compartment you have WC,kitchen, living room and 2floors bed. The fireplace makes it cozy at night ir in The winter. Can't wait to go Back again
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BCadete wrote a review May 2017
Hardegarijp, The Netherlands28 contributions24 helpful votes
The development is beautifully arranged, forming a village of houses centered around the biological pool. The houses are also very beautiful and comfortable. The existence of a stove made it possible to heat the house well despite very low outdoor temperatures. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. A special note for the quality of the basket of regional products for breakfast. Undoubtedly a very pleasant place to escape the stress and confusion of the city and a good base to get to know the Serra da Estrela and the "Xisto" Villages.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Ricardo M wrote a review Jan 2017
Frankfurt, Germany56 contributions86 helpful votes
Very nice place for a relaxing and invigorating break. You will enjoy the sound of nature, the smell of earth and trees and the nice food too. The place is very pleasant, the houses are cosy and very comfortable. Either during the winter or summer, definitely highly recommend the place.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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André Antunes wrote a review Jun 2016
Lisbon, Portugal2 contributions2 helpful votes
Even though it was raining, our two night stay at Chão do Rio was very nice. Cosy and adorable, the family home was confortable and equipped with everything. The eco pool is magical and the sound of birds, frogs and the church bell make a true countryside experience. Top dedication from all personel. A true gem for such low price. They should definetelly update the rates.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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$136 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalGuarda DistrictSeia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia
Which popular attractions are close to Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Nearby attractions include Ruinas Romanas de Bobadela (4.0 miles), Kartodromo Serra da Estrela (4.9 miles), and Igreja Moçárabe de São Pedro de Lourosa (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Cristina, O Gouveia, and Casas do Terreiro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ruinas Romanas de Bobadela (4.0 miles).
Is Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.