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“Enchanted but spoiled by peacocks, airplanes and generator”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Quinta das Alfaias

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Quinta das Alfaias
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Vila do Conde
Hamburg
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Enchanted but spoiled by peacocks, airplanes and generator”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

All the other reviews are correct except that they do not mention the noise by peacocks (neighbour property), airplanes (close to Porto airport, planes from 5 am to 11.30 pm) and the Quinta's own generator. The hospitality, the gardens, the pool, the atmosphere are really nice and special but the WIFI didn't work properly, two of the beds were far too short (1,80 m) and extremly squeaky (old wood), there were no double, king or queen size but only twin beds, and balconies (1st floor) are described on the websites as terraces (ground floor) due to translation difficulties. Also their dog should not be in the breakfast room. This place is perfect if you only stay one or two nights but for a longer stay like ours it is much too stressful to sleep with earplugs all the time. This is a real pity since everything else is so enchanted!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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leicester
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58 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

This was our first visit to Portugal and how glad we are that we found this Quinta. It is absolutely perfect - lovely spacious room with cooking facilities and fridge - own table and chairs outside if needed. Teresa is the perfect hose - has every available information and brilliant cook - her evening meals are first class and breakfasts beautifully served in the conservatory. However the garden should be seen by everyone - it is hidden behind high walls but when the gates are opened it is like paradise. Such peace and tranquility and a lovely pool in the midst. Although quiet it is about a 20minute metro ride to Porto and Teresa will gladly provide all the relevant info to visit this old city. Guimeras is also a lovely place to visit and if you want the beach it is only about 10 minutes drive. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Waterford, Ireland
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2010

excellent hosts - food and accommodation excellent. Everything is one-off special including the furnishings.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Warsaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2010

The best place for vacation we have ever been to. Why? The Quinta with beautiful garden, charming interiors, swimming pool and perfect location to travel around the northern Portugal is just the beginning. What make this place special are the owners, who put their heart in everything they do. You feel it eating the delicious dinners prepared by Teresa (the best seafood we have ever eaten), talking to Joan by glass of Port wine and even seeing your daughter playing with Mika – the Quinta’s dog. It is “the thing” you will never have the possibility to experience going on “plastic” holidays organized by tour operators.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2009

We stayed here for just one night after a weeks holiday near porto, before flying back to the UK. There were four adults and four children in our party. The main house is beautiful with a traditonal veranda, just meant for sitting and passing the hot portugese evenings with a glass of Port or two! The gardens are beautiful and the accomodation is in converted old buildings and is quaint and comfortable. The kitchen area is basic but sufficient for a few days stay. The pool area was lovely with plenty of sunloungers and was looked down upon from a colonial style conservatory with lots of potted palms, antique furniture and a choice of jazz music to listen to while by the pool. However what made our stay so memorable was the wlecome we recieved from the hosts, Theresa and Juan. We were given a guided tour by Juan who told us all about the history of the main house. and Theresa was very accomodating and cooked us a fantastic four course meal at short notice for the evening of our stay. This was the best meal we had had in Portugal and Theresa was fantastic with the children. We were also joined by Juan at the end of the meal who took great delight in pouring us all a glass of Port (or two) and participated in some very interesting after dinner conversation with us all. Nothing was too much trouble for both Juan and Theresa and we can't wait to return!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2008

Staying at Quinta das Alfaias was a unique and wonderful experience. Teresa and João are hosts in the finest sense - you can maintain your privacy if you wish but you may miss the chance to gain wonderful new friends. You would think that after a heavy high season, they would be happy to be by themselves; instead they went out of their way to welcome us into their house. We arrived late in the day and after showing us about the charming property and wonderful gardens João offered that Teresa could prepare a dinner if we chose not to go out. We chose dinner in, not thinking about the short notice this would be for Teresa. She provided a superb dinner and this proved to be the start of three wonderful days of becoming at least distant relatives as we spent two long evenings in interesting discussions, and on another evening we were rescued and escorted by Teresa to our destination when we got ourselves hopelessly lost. Obviously, they could not possibly be this accommodating during a full house, but I am confident that they try - and their guest books attest to this. It is a place we look forward to return to, as much for its easy proximity to Porto and the airport, as to visit our new friends and learn how the family is doing.

  • Liked — Village setting and personal attention
  • Disliked — Could not stay longer
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Solihull
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2008

Lovely 19th Century house, annexe and garden. Very welcoming family who are excellent hosts. Comfortable beds, with en-suite. Convenient for coast and airport (15 min). Try to stay for more than one night to really savour the atmosphere of the Quinta. Excellent restaurants nearby - ask the hosts for details. as an alternative, Theressa will prepare a pleasant evening meal if you place your order at breakfast. Outdoor pool available, but a bit chilly in April!

  • Liked — Atmosphere of the Quinta
  • Disliked — No dislikes
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Quinta das Alfaias
Address: Rua de Tras 220 | Fajozes, Vila do Conde 4485-089, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila do Conde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Vila do Conde
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Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta das Alfaias 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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