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Reviewed May 26, 2015

our stay was nice and peaceful at this wonderful place with kind and helpful owners.

We recommanded Retiro no Rio if you are looking for a place to relax, chill and explore the region.

Thank you very much.

Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2015

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to host you.

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Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stayed in one of Elena and Ruurds caravans which was located right near the lake with beautiful views and surroundings. It is a very relaxing environment and perfect for 'getting away from it all'.

The caravan was clean with all the equipment I needed for cooking and food storage as well as a machine for making hot drinks. With a comfy double bed, there was plenty or storage space with a table and seating area. There was also table and chairs outside to enjoy the views and weather.

There are plenty of toilet and shower cubicles which are clean and with hot running water.

The location is full of nature and offers some really great walks and bike trails. I had a fantastic time escaping in to relaxation here and will definitely be coming back!

Room tip: Brilliant views and great for outside lovers
Date of stay: April 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2015

Thank you for your review and for appreciating what Retiro no Rio has to offer !

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Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ruurd and Elena are very friendly people. We had couple dinners together and I gotta say I really enjoyed the conversations we had. As for the staying they make you feel like home and everything is ready and clean. Their approach for doing things is very fair and straightforward which is a enjoyable thing when you're travelling.

Date of stay: October 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank Marek P
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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2014

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to get to know you and to see how much you enjoyed all the things Retiro no Rio has to offer. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Ruurd and Elena are extremely friendly and can't do enough to make their guests feel welcome and at home. Reaching the converted farm at the bottom of a winding steep track is in itself an adventure. The surroundings are superb with the accommodation situated on the banks of a glorious river. Ruurd even lent my 11 year old son fishing equipment. We particularly enjoyed the Portuguese theme evening. We'd love to go back there. Worth every euro.
Fiona, France

Date of stay: July 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Fiona,
Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our quinta. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!!
Best regards,
Ruurd and Elena

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Retiro do Rio is a fantastic location for a peaceful holiday in central Portugal. Away from it all but with all the required comfort and facilities. We had a good appartment/studio (Canela) with terrace and there is a beautiful swimming pool above the river, The local baker comes every morning with your order. Supermarkets are 10-15 min drive away. You can also join your hosts for dinner if you don't feel like cooking. Retiro do Rio is close enough for day trips to Coimbra, the coastal beaches, Viseu and the Serra da Estrela. For a great meal try Restaurante Quinta De Cabriz in Carregal do Sal. The access road is a bit of a challenge for an inexperienced driver but well worth the effort to enjoy the unforced hospitality of Elena and Ruurd.

Date of stay: August 2012
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank David697
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