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“Good hotel with dodgy looks”

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O Alambique de Ouro Hotel Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Fundao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 20, 2012

The entrance of the hotel does not match the backyard.There are huge swimming-pools on the backyard, and some beautiful trees and plants mixed with odd statues of donkeys, carriages, and pirates. Though the taste for the decor is a bit dodgy, the accommodations are comfortable and good value for money. Very useful for going to the Cherry Festival in Fundao (nearby village). Would most certainly come back.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

Also called "Alambique de Ouro Hotel Resort", this is an outstanding hotel at very low cost, an excellent starting point for the Serra Estrella. We paid EU 49 for a superior double room, with a fabulous round double bed, a headboard built of multicolor "azulejos", a new upright exercise bike, etc, etc. The hotel's closed covered parking is free. The staff was helpful in every respect, the breakfast included a rich selection. Briefly, this hotel probably deserves a 5 star rating and its luxury would fetch EU 160-200 in Lisbon or Porto.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

This amazing hotel in the interior of Portugal looks like a Caribbean with an amazing pool in the backyard, sunbeds in the water, a bar in the water, tennis court and much more! Very cheap for what you get! Right next to the pool there is a garden not much big but quite nice!
In spite of not having a beach nearby, why look for one if you have a fantastic pool like this?!
The rooms are very spacious and confortables, no matter if you pick the doble or the superior type. With Air Condition, Hair dryer, large bathrooms, flat TV, large beds and pillows, Wi-Fi... Excelent Sleep Quality!
There is also a Gym and an interior pool, both excelent quality!
If you're going just for a weekend you will regret! one week at least! Nearby the is a nice cozy city, caled fundao, with nice places to eat if you decide to have a meal outside the hotel's restaurant.
The Hotel's restaurante has a traditional country decoration and excellent food! The breakfast is diversified, with all kind of food you can find in a 4 stars hotel.
Definitely I will come back for a week of pure "dolce far niente"!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dinarco P
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Reviewed February 24, 2010

I have driven to and from the U.K. and Lagos, Portugal , 4 times each year since 1979 and for the past 7 years have stayed for a 4 night mid-journey break in the hotel Alambique en-route.
I have been so impressed with the facilities and service at the 'Alambique' and cannot find any fault in the service as a whole. This has prompted me to recommended the Alambique to my visiting family, ex-pat and Portuguese Friends.
They all say the same:- Wow!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Gordon57Portugal
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

This 3 star hotel makes you feel like you are in a 4-5 star. And in this period (September) the price is a 3 star hotel.
The common space and the decoration is very beautiful and you feel good with all environment.
The indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi is only used by the client´s hotel. You must pay to go there (isn´t not included in room price) but I thing is a good option because that way you can have this space with few people (or if you have looking without anyone else) and the price is not very expensive.
The outdoor pool is fantastic … it seem a pool in one hotel in Mexico or Cuba . You can stay in this hotel only to stay in the outdoor pool all day. And if you are childs don´t hesitate because they go to love this pool and you also.
Of course there are some things that remember you are in a 3 star hotel. The room were ok but the bathroom were very small. It is difficult stay 2 people inside. The breakfast is enough but is not a good breakfast like some others hotels. There is only one lift. Some rooms have a poor view. It´s the situation of my room. Ask for a room with view to the pool.
The hotel restaurant is a little expensive (I don´t use it) but you have some restaurants near hotel (you can go by walk) with a good service and a small price.
In fact, it's an incredibly money for value. Honestly I recommend it and I will stay there again soon.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank aamm_8
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Reviewed August 21, 2008

What an amazing place! The service is great, the rooms are great, the outdoors... well let mu just say that there are bars inside the pools! and Palm trees! I think that says it all! Honestly I think it's incredibly money for value! If you are around there go there! I'll post some photos of it taken with my mobile see them!
I'll say it again! Fantastic place!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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1  Thank Vasco8104
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Reviewed February 27, 2007

We were two families (one with two kids) and stayed for the weekend. The family rooms are amazing, plenty of space and really nice. Overall, this 3 star hotel makes you feel like you are in a 4-5 star.

Stayed: February 2007
Thank FatG
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Address: Estrada Nacional 18 | Sitio Da Gramenesa, Fundao 6230, Portugal (Formerly Albergaria O Alambique De Ouro)
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Castelo Branco District > Fundao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Fundao
Price Range: $55 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — O Alambique de Ouro Hotel Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 153
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