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“Highlight of our trip”
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Herdade da Retorta
Ranked #3 of 9 Serpa B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 27, 2011

What an experience to stay in such a beautifully renovated 18th century mansion. The estate is beautiful with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and it's a real haven of peace and quiet. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and even breakfast is an experience in itself.
The warm welcome of the hosts makes you feel at home at once and it's one of the best value for money experiences I have known. Memorable.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank John E
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We just had a perfect stay in Herdada da Retorta. We never had a better accommodation anywhere in the world! Gabriella and Carlos are the most wonderful hosts. Thank you, Gabriella, for the delicous breakfast and thank you, Carlos, for the taxi service to Serpa. The house was renovated with a lot of taste and love.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SwissKnife
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

This is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Gabriella and Carlos are excellent hosts and their attention to detail is amazing. Our room was very spacious and was spotlessly clean. The breakfast each morning was delicious and plentiful. When my partner explained that he is 'non-dairy' Gabriella had soya alternatives the next morning. The place itself is really lovely. Very good location for exploring the Alejento area. We also visited, on Gabriella's recommendation, Pulo de Lobo, which was well worth a visit. Unfortunately we could not stay longer than three days as there was no availability. If you want peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings then this is the place to go. Our congratulations and best wishes to Gabriella and Carlos for a lovely, lovely holiday. Cathy and Frank, Ireland.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank cathyb555
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

Our stay at this hotel was wonderful. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, we were treated as friends, not guests. On arrival our hosts, Gabrietta & Carlos, showed us around their home and gave tips on restaurants ( the Pedra de Sal in Serpa is a must) and excursions. The house is lovely and spotlessly clean and the bedrooms are very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious with fruit, fruit juice, cheese, meats, cake, bread, honey, yoghurt etc. etc.!.....and different each day. A truly wonderful holiday experience and we shall always rember the warmth of the hospitality from our hosts. Carlos even insisted that he drove us into town each evening and collected us after dinner!

We strongly recommend Herdade da Retorta.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank DAVEEN
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

Carlos and Gabriella were the perfect hosts. They have put a lot of work into restoring their fabulous house and are really happy for people to use it. The breakfasts were amazing and the rooms were so clean and comfprtable. We tried to stay on a previous trip but they were full so glad we got to stay this time. The resaurant Pedra de Sal in Serpa is really good, great food and run by a really friendly family.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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5  Thank bartraghisland
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

Carlos and Gabriella made our stay so enjoyable from the minute we called from the bus station in Serpa. The room was large and perfect, super bathroom and shower. The bed and linens are great. Having hte run of the home is wonderful, we especially liked going up to the roof and the second floor terrace. The breakfast and Gabriella's attention to detail are super. She seated us the first morning by ourselves at a very romantic table overlooking the olive grove. The next morning we sat at the large 'international' table and enjoyed visting with the other guests. We were there three nights and never had the same thing for breakfast. Gabriella does her onw breakfast cake baking and keeps the coffee cups full. Carlos had bikes ready for us as we chose not to have a car and he also picked us up and delivered us to the bus station. They also spent quite a bit of time, especially given how busy they are and how hard they work, expplaining things about Portugal and the farm there. We wish them every success in this wonderful B&B and if we ever visit Portugal again, we will stay with them.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Carol51181
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

beautiful house very comfortable bedroom et bathroom nice decoration
cordial welcoming hosts
all perfect

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank dominique0855
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Address: Herdade da Retorta Estrada Nacional 265, Serpa 7830-305, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Beja District > Serpa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Serpa
Price Range: $86 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Herdade da Retorta is a farm with a beautiful manor-house restored to rural tourism with welfare, refinement and comfort. It is in this ambiance we invite you to visit this region prodigious for its patrimonial and natural beauty and to take part in the different leisure activities Herdade da Retorta has to offer. You can also be delighted tasting the fabulous traditional food or just enjoying the stillness and serenity of the plain Alentejo. ... more   less 
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