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“Friendly and The best breakfast in Portugal so far”
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Casa da Farmacia
Ranked #2 of 9 Armamar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Friendly and The best breakfast in Portugal so far”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

They make you feel a VIP. Gourgeus accomodations. Confortable, friendly and you should try all the different goodies in their breakfast. The little city is cute and near douro, where most of the wine fieds are.
Jose can gibe you a wine masterclass and indicate the best ones to visit, try and buy.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Armamar is a lovely, quiet place in the hills and the hotel is really very, very friendly. The hotel is right in the middle of Armamar and opposite the taxi rank and church so although this is a remote place there is a feeling of sa

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had been staying in Porto for 6 days and then we had booked into Casa da Farmacia for 5 days. I can only say that it was a pleasure to meet both Marlene and Jose and to enjoy their fantastic hospitality. We stayed there at the beginning of September '13 and were bowled over by their efforts to make our stay enjoyable. We really enjoyed the breakfasts with the home made jams, yogurts, freshly squeezed orange juice, breads, croissants, ham, cheese etc. We even got some specially prepared eggs on our last day. As others have mentioned, they would go out of their way to prepare itineries every day so that we got to see as much as possible of the countryside and what it has to offer including a fantastic 2 hour boat trip on the Douro. We also very much appreciated the cocktails prepared by Jose every evening after a hard days' sightseeing. His mohitos and white sangria were fabulous and he can now even do some really good bloody marys! Although they don't actually advertise it specifically, they could prepare an evening meal if you required it (with a bit of notice). We did taste some of Jose's special small dishes with the cocktails one evening and they were great. He's very keen cook so I would say that the meal would be really good.
Our room was the one directly over the 'Farmacia' with a view onto the park and was very spacious with a large en-suite. They have 10 rooms in total, one of which they use themselves. The property is in a stone style with a beautiful courtyard and some very atmospheric low level music in the background. Internally, the floors are highly polished cherry wood and beautifully furnished throughout. There is also a lovely house cat called Mimi with an interesting back storey.
I could go on but all I would say if you are planning to tour around the Douro valley then this would be a perfect location and also a perfect place to stay. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Hello to Marlene, Jose and Mimi if you get to read this and thank you both again for your kindness and help during our stay with you.

Room Tip: The large room, no. 4 I think, over the 'Farmacia' is excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed very much our stay there. We were upgraded to the superior room and felt excellent there. The breakfast was very special home made. The staff were very very friendly. The staff recommended a near by restaurant that was excellent.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Casa da Farmacia is like staying at a friend's home with 5 star service. Marlene and Jose were superb hosts. The house was grand, but it still felt very welcoming. We stayed in a lovely room above the Farmacia overlooking the park. Highly recommend this place if you are visiting Douro Valley. Its centrally located so day trips are easy.
Thanks Marlene and Jose for your kindness and opening up your home. Breakfast and
dinner were delicious too.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We took a 2 week vacation and traveled throughout Portugal, and thought our night at Casa de Farmacia was one of the highlights of the trip. The two people that ran the hotel were more than accommodating, put together an itinerary for us, helped us get access to a winery that was closed, and prepared an inexpensive and delicious meal for us on short notice (including a free glass of Port). Strongest possible recommendation.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We spent 3 days here.
a very beautiful place and we will not forgive this stay;
a very warm welcome and Marlene and José were always very attentive and available to make our stay comfortable and to give advice to our visits to the region.

We recommend strongly

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa da Farmacia

Property: Casa da Farmacia
Address: Rua Miguel Bombarda 8 | Rua Miguel Bombarda , 8, Armamar 5110-139, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viseu District > Armamar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Armamar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa da Farmacia 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Casa da Farmacia is a building up tourism housing in rural areas. The building dates back to 1904 and was recently renovated, taking care to keep the original design, to resort to such raw materials in the region. The columns that host the gate and the gate dating from 1904 and are the only ones that exist in this time in Armamar. The existing fireplace in the dining room was in ancient times the same fireplace that people in the village used to dry the smoked meats. The Casa da Farmacia is comprised of a patio where you can relax and have a glass of wine from the Douro, with a bar, a reading room, a dining room, ten bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom. The house is equipped in all compartments including rooms with air conditioning, central heating and wireless internet broadband free. The House of Pharmacy is located right in the historic center of Armamar, in South Douro, region that was classified by the UNESCO World Heritage, its privileged location allows guests can easily visit the wineries villages and perform medieval scripts. ... more   less 
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