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“A true gem, and a perfect spot for exploring the historical and natural treasures of the remote Sil River Gorge” 5 of 5 bubbles
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A Casa da Eira
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“A true gem, and a perfect spot for exploring the historical and natural treasures of the remote Sil River Gorge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

This is one of the top places we've ever visited, not because it was luxurious or pampering, but because it is special in its own way, and there are so many fascinating possibilities in this remote, unique area. Adolfo and Susan are superb hosts who manage their small "Casa Rural" with great care. Our rooms were clean, comfortable, and quiet. In general, the house is very cozy. The property has "character" as well - it truly is a fixed up old farm house in a little village high above the Sil River Gorge. The photos shown with this page are accurate - I can tell exactly where they were taken.

What sets this place apart is that the owners are passionate about the area and have explored it extensively. For us, the greatest challenge in exploring a new area is knowing the best things do and how to do them - guidebooks rarely do an area like this justice. Whether it is hiking in the mountains, exploring the secluded monasteries, or visiting vineyards, Susan and Adolfo have done it and are good listeners and advisers to their guests. We took a fantastic sunset hike to the rim of the gorge from the house. They also sent us to a VI century monetary that was just incredible - more of an unspoiled archeological site as opposed to an often visited tourist site. In both cases, we had these experiences to ourselves. We never would have known about the hike or found the monastery without them. There were many other possibilities they mentioned that, unfortunately, we lacked the time to do.

Susan is multi-lingual and speaks excellent English. Adolfo is the chef and made us a wonderful Gallego dinner. About the area - In general, it is very off the beaten track and undiscovered. The monasteries and cathedrals that line the Gorge for miles are truly amazing. For people who enjoy the outdoors and finding these relatively undiscovered gems, A Casa Da Eira is a perfect spot. In addition, Santiago de Compostela and Ourense are easy drives, and the Galician Atlantic coast is less than a 2 hour drive.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NY
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2009

We travelled to Galicia in August 2009, staying in an apartment trade in Coruna. To get out of the city and see the countryside, we found Casa da Eira via Trip Advisor, and are happy to second/third the positive comments made by others. Comfy rooms, gracious hosts, a very nice meal with local wine and spirits, plums right off the tree. If you are in this area of Spain, find some time for a stay at this singular location.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CopperDogMom
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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2009

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by Susanne and Adolfo in the most relaxed environment. Our aim was to enjoy a peaceful and relaxed holiday whilst also experiencing the local countryside and atmosphere. We must say every part of the 3 1/2 week stay in the apartment was a memorable experience. Although not being able to speak the language, we were given so much guidance from Susanne, without her help we wouldn't have discovered the incredible delights of the area. The apartment was so clean, comfortable and had every facility you would imagine you'd require. We would highly recommend the apartment to anyone who wished to stay who is looking for a friendly, peaceful and relaxed holiday location. We were very lucky to find such an amazing place with the most amazing hosts.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dylans1973
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Sydney
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2009

Susanne & Adolfo were excellent hosts in this surprisingly charming & comfortable B&B.
It was a nice break from the usual city accomodation we have stayed previous nights and the home-cooked dinner was by far the best we've had in our 3 week stay in Spain, which was shared with good dinner-table conversation with other guests.
We would have been happy to stay at least another night if our schedule allowed it.
Situated in the mountains, close to walking tracks and tourist attractions/lookouts - this was the ideal rural experience for us.
The interior of the house has been comfortably designed where one can just sit back in one of the common areas and take in the surrounds, and the exterior is where one can walk around and enjoy a small village feel and farm & mountain surrounds. Susanne was good enough to show us a driving route to take for attractions with the limited time we had.
We can't say enough about the beauty and comfort of this place, as well as our hosts.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paablo
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lancs
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2008

on our 2 week tour of northern spain this was by far the best valus hotel we stayed in. beautiful interior with a nice small garden and terrace to relax in. suzanne and adolfo made us extremely welcome and we enjoyed our best meal of the holiday here , prepared especially by alfonso. exceptional! and what value. the asparagus (made with fresh ingredients from the garden) was to die for.
highly recommended if you are travelling through this part of spain.

  • Liked — the friendly owners....great food
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank garyanddawn
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Shropshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2007

We wanted somewhere to stay at the end of our holiday in Northern Spain that was both relaxing and within reach of Santiago de Compostela airport. It was our great good fortune to come across A Casa da Eira on the web.
The house is located in the middle of a small village up in the mountains about 20 minutes from Ourense. There is a small courtyard at the front and lawns, orchards and flower gardens to the rear and sides. Internally it is split into several comfortable en-suite bedrooms with a communal sitting/reading area (with enough books about the local history, flora, fauna, geology etc to keep the most avid researcher happy) and a dining room where meals, if you want to have Adolfo and Susanne cook for you, are taken. There is a kitchen that guests can use (for making tea/coffee which are provided free, or for quick snacks.) Flowers, cut from the garden, give everything a light feeling.
There is also an annexe to the main house that has been made into a self-catering apartment - but we never saw inside that.
The house is in the Ribeira Sacra, quite close to the edges of the Sil canyon. The best views of the canyon are probably from the miradors a few kilometres out of the village on the road towards Parada da Sil. The path along the edge of the canyon was one route that pilgrims took on the route to Santiago, and there are churches, monasteries etc. all around. You don't have to go so far to be enchanted - we took a walk down from the house through the fields towards the canyon edge. By the side of the well-tended path wild flowers were in bloom , and butterflies were raised with every footfall.
We thought we would be arriving late the first night and so arranged for Susanne and Adolfo to cook a meal for us. We are vegetarian, and sometimes find this raises problems. We need not have worried - we were served an excellent meal of chunky vegetable soup (from vegetables that had still been growing in the garden when we first arrived), vegetable lasagne, and poached summer fruits. All was accompanied by the local wine. We immediately opted to have all our meals cooked thereafter. It was pleasant to sit down to a relaxing meal around a communal table and chat to guests of other nationalities at the end of the day.
All in all a wonderful place to stay.

  • Liked — Food, friendliness
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elizabeth, Colorado
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2007

We were just wandering around in the area (with our car) when we happened to see a sign for a B&B. After asking some local for the exact location and some very narrow streets we found Casa da Eira. What a discovery it proved to be. A wonderfull old farmhouse that has been completely renovated It has great common areas and a nice backyard to RELAX. We stayed longer then we intended. Although at that time we were the only ones in A Casa da Eira Susanne and Adolfo (and 3 year old Inez) fixed us wonderfull dinners and breakfasts from homegrown food. A real treat, beating anything easily we had anywhere else this vacation. They also had a great knowledge and enthusiasm about the local area and gave us some great hints about what to see where. In the afternoon we had a drink in the local tavern. No tourists!! Also it was just an accidental discovery and that it take a little effort getting to it, it was easily the highlight of our vacation.

We can not wait to come back to the area and this time stay longer.

5 out of 5 stars.

Karst and Shawna Postma

  • Liked — this is the place to relax
  • Disliked — it is a bit of the beaten track, which is also a great asset, no hordes here
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: A Casa da Eira
Address: Lugar Albergueria 31 | Cerreda, 32164 Nogueira de Ramuin, Spain
Location: Spain > Galicia > Province of Ourense > Nogueira de Ramuin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Nogueira de Ramuin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — A Casa da Eira 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Casa da Eira is an ancient farm house from 1920 restored in traditional style in 2001. We are at 35 minutes from Ourense and 10 minutes from the Parador de Santo Estevo. The accommodation has generous common space, a garden facing south and a balcony from which one can enjoy a view on the River Sil Canyon. We offer both, bed&breakfast as well as self-catering accommodations.A Casa da Eira is situated in Galicia, in the province of Ourense, in the midst of the historic area of “The Ribeira Sacra” with its considerable number of Romanesque monasteries. Our village, Alberguería, is located at the upper part of the River Sil Canyon and surrounded by hundred-year-old chestnut woods.Numerous activities can be undertaken in the near surroundings such as cultural trips, hill walking, canoeing, climbing, swimming in the nearby dam, mountain biking, adventure sports, boat excursions through the River Sil Canyon. ... more   less 
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