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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Palmela, Setubal District, Alentejo

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11 reviews
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“A relaxing, comfortable retreat”
Reviewed November 4, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We took our two stressed adult daughters for a week away in order to recharge batteries & spend precious family time together. On arrival we were met by Mandy and Philippe who couldn't have been more helpful. They were at the end of the phone for the duration of our stay if needed. We felt bad calling them up on a Sunday as the internet wasn't working but they responded immediately, came round to check the equipment and then phoned the provider and got the problem fixed. Very impressive!
The villa itself was ideal being fully equipped, comfortable and spacious. Its position in the Arrabida Golf Resort is relatively private as it overlooks part of the golf course which, in October, was quiet. A stroll across the greens took us to the clubhouse where we enjoyed several evening meals but there are other restaurants not far away which Michiel has listed (with photos!) in his very useful & comprehensive local guide folder in the villa.
There's plenty to do in the area, some lovely beaches to explore and basically we were spoilt for choice. One day we went into Lisbon leaving the hire car (defo needed) at Palmela station (free parking!) and taking a train then ferry into the centre of the city; the staff at the rly station were amazingly helpful in getting us the best deal on the fare.
Another day was spent in Sintra and on the Atlantic coast at Praia das Macas, accessed by the old tram from Sintra. A fab day and all very doable from our villa.
Finally, for potential visitors from UK, Michiel will accept rental payment in sterling so no need for hefty bank charges to pay in euros. He was prompt in returning the deposit too.

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Liked best: The lovely airy spacious interior plus swimming pool area
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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peanic
Hereford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best part of Portugal”
Reviewed September 26, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The villa/house is spacious, very clean and is quality.

The people looking after the villa are extremely friendly and accommodating and provided us with a very clean, tidy And secluded home for a fortnight.

The location near the village of Quinto do Anjo and in the Setubal area suited us extremely well particularly if you are a wine lover. The town of Setubal is approx 25 minutes drive away with Sesimbra slightly longer. The centre of Lisbon is 30 or so minutes away plus there are easy, low cost options for park and ride to be able to take the train.

The actual location within the Arribida Golf Resort is interesting to say the least. Getting in and out of the resort involves going through the site security gates. There are two and are situated some distance from the house - a minor irritation.

The golf course is eminently suitable for novices, and the club house provided us with excellent food on the two evenings we went there.

In summary, a lovely house, well supported, on a quiet private resort, with a sufficient pool, located within easy reach of the cost and the capital.

Our only quibble would be regarding towels. The owner needs to be clear about the provision of both bath and pool towels.

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Liked best: The house
Liked least: Getting in and out of the resort
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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redbox201...
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Clean - spacious - excellently equipped”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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This villa is clean, well equipped and perfectly located to visit Lisbon or super beaches! During spring time one can enjoy sunny eve's outside. The view is marvelous. The house is in a resort, however this particular ones view looks accross the golf course (hardly used) and into the green.

The entire resort was not all that full and there are some houses which are not looked after nore totally finished. However, as this house is excellently located, one does not notice the none finished houses when at home.

Only downside - the wifi did not work. the person looking after the house did look into it! For this price of villa one could expect the wifi to be free, it only has 10 hours of pre paid access (if working).
However, a few days without the connection is maybe more relaxing!

highly recommended villa! Mandy, the one looking after the property is very very helpful!

Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
May 8, 2014
Thank you for being great guests, it was a pleasure to have met you.
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Capucine3...
Toulouse, France
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed September 11, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Traveling group: Friends
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Gonda72
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Reviewed November 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Traveling group: Other
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