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Casa das Penhas Douradas
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Manteigas
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

What an amazing place!! Tucked away in the most peaceful of locations, service is unique and equal to none!! The food is of Michelin star quality!! The only negative, it's too far to visit more often!! Loved every minute of our two night stay!!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We enjoyed our three night stay in this hotel enormously. The building is nicely tucked away in the surroundings. The rooms are a bit small but very modern, functional and everything you could need is there ... except a light to read in your bed! The bathroom is also small but the shower is fenomenal. The indoor pool is pleasant and clean. The staff (esp. waiter Louis) is extremely helpful with everything you need or want. The cook is very creative and good.
The reason why this hotel is a little gem is because - although not cheap - there are a lot of extra's that you keep discovering all through the day when there. The attention to detail is fenomenal. The only thing we missed was a good brand of black tea for breakfast or afternoon tea ( not everybody drinks expresso!). An excellent hotel to have a rest and enjoy nature.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We loved our 3-night stay at “Casa das Penhas Douradas”! The staff is very friendly, always willing to help you. We traveled with our 10-month old son and they were able to accommodate all our “baby needs” with a smile!
At “Casa das Penhas Douradas” attention is paid to every detail. The room is impeccable, supplied with fresh fruit and water. During all day, fresh coffee and tea are available. In the afternoon a freshly baked cake is served along with delicious fruit juice. We enjoyed sipping our hot tea in the garden, watching the clouds moving below us!
While you’re enjoying your dinner at the restaurant, the housekeeper takes care of your room (again), in preparation for a good night sleep.
The “Casa das Penhas Douradas” restaurant, at 5250 feet, may be the highest restaurant in Portugal! The food is simply delicious, inspired by Chef Luís Baena. Every night you have a different fixed menu, with a cocktail, hors d'œuvre, appetizer, soup, entrée, and dessert. They are also able to accommodate special needs, as vegetarian or kids menu.
The hotel is a great starting point to numerous outdoor activities: hiking, biking, canoeing. The staff will assist you choosing the best trails and will provide you bikes, canoes, snow shoes, etc. They do their very best to make your stay memorable!
“Casa das Penhas Douradas” is an oasis in the mountain, a hideaway where you can simply relax or start exploring “Serra da Estrela”, just by stepping outside.
When we left “Casa das Penhas Douradas” we were already thinking when we will be back!

Room Tip: "Varandas" have a balcony. "Cortiça" are a bit bigger.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A unique experience. This small hotel offers all the details to make you feel in paradise. For example:
- Full info & support to do walks nearby (they even provided us with sunscreen and caps).
- Free available bikes & kayaks
- Free wine & food & coffee & pastries during the day
- Free dvds to watch at your room
- Free yoga classes at the beautiful garden looking at the amazing landscape
- Excellent restaurant
The hotel is small and quiet, you may find nobody else in the spa area, so its easy to feel relaxed and comfortable at any time.
The rooms are not big.
Enjoy!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We have reserved our stay at Casa das Penhas Douradas with high expectations ... After we enjoyed three days in this magnificent place, we consider that it´s our obligation to provide our testimony: A Casa das Penhas Douradas is much more than a "simple" hotel ... is a place where guests are surprised with a personalized service, where every detail is taken into account so that they feel "spoiled". The atmosphere surrounding the hotel is absolutely unique: the decor sublime, the heated pool surrounded by snow ... and cuisine of the highest quality! ... Our expectations were far exceeded ... We left the house with many memories and a promise: We will return!
Congratulations!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

In Casa da Penhas Douradas you will find a lovely place, full of charming details located in one of the most beautifully Portuguese national parks (Serra da Estrela). Cosy rooms, very comfortable beds, several guest rooms where you can read, watch a movie or enjoy the breathtaking views.
Great gourmet food, with a different menu everyday to provide you with a unique experience of local tastes and a SPA, with a good choice of relaxing experiences and an interior pool.
All of this supported by friendly and competent staff, always available to support you. Everything is very well vleaned and taken care.

Somethings you will not find in the brochure:
- there are always drinks (coffee, tea, natural juices,...) available for the guest
- in the mid afternoon, some snacks are also available, such us home made cakes, yogurts, ... (very handy if you are with small kids)
- before dinner there's a welcome cocktail and a gourmet snack
- if you are with small kids, they can serve their dinner earlier and will arrange babysitter with activities, so you can enjoy your dinner as well :)
- the swimming pool as a great view and is also a jacuzzi (very nice to be inside, watching the snow falling), but the space is small. You will find like 6 rest beds, that can be short at busy hour

It was just a short family break, that we enjoyed very much (the small kids - 3 and 4 y, also loved it). We will be back to enjoy the surroundings and the activities available when the weather is better.

Have fun, we did!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Almeidafe
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

A fantastic small hotel close to the highest peak of Portugal. The hotel is really charming with an atmosphere that makes you feel the warmth of your house and the luxuries of a great hotel with a gourmet restaurant. Great for families. We had a very good time chilling next to a fireplace, playing games and enjoying the very good food. We will go back!

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Casa das Penhas Douradas

Address: Penhas Douradas, Manteigas 6261-909, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Guarda District > Manteigas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Manteigas
Price Range: $174 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa das Penhas Douradas 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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