Aside from being in an absolutely gorgeous, picturesque part of the world, Colina Flora was a totally charming, friendly place to stay run by some of the best hosts (James and Aasta) I've come across. The Inn is within short reach (by bus or taxi) of several cool towns and cities (including being only 35-40 minutes from Lisboa) and the beach. It is within a huge national park, so things like biking and hiking are also readily available. Everything was clean, the vegetarian-friendly food was great and James was more than willing to help us set up several day trips, find us directions, make reservations etc. It really made things so much easier to have someone like him helping us out. In short, I have nothing negative to say and I would certainly return. Thanks James and Aasta for a great vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable, "Green" country guesthouse with 5 lovely, individually styled en-suite rooms, peacefully located, Off the Beaten Track, in the beautiful rural Sintra Natural Park (paradise for walkers/cyclists), ocean views, 1.5 Km to the quaint village of Almocageme with its small shops, restaurants and cafes. 5 Minute drive to amazing Adraga beach, sight seeing, 16 minutes to Sintra and Cascais, 40 minutes to Lisbon, organic vegetarian/vegan breakfast, delicious vegetarian meals, special dietary requests accommodated, airport and beach shuttle service, swimming pool. Nearby surfing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, kyacking, snorkling, wine tours, mountain biking. Yoga, Chi Kung, art classes and therapeutic massage upon request, weekend wellness workshops, winter specials ("stay 7 nights pay for 6 from 1 November to 28 February"), walking vacation week specials and retreats. Guest kitchen for self-caters. We strive to take care of the planet by recycling, composting, organic gardening, organic ingredients for our meals, supporting local farmers, low energy appliances, hanging the laundry and going slowly!!! Vegetarian/vegan friendly!!! ... more less