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Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel - Hotel in Beira

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Apartado 9, 6260-200 Manteigas, Beira
Central Portugal, Portugal

João Tomás

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+351 275 981045(landline)

A gorgeous, restorative place high up in the clear air of the Serra da Estrela with its mountains, lakes and huge boulders

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This is the sort of place everybody should come to if they need a rest. You're 1,500m high so the air is clean and fresh, the views are dizzyingly good and there are plenty of spaces inside and out for just sitting and gazing at beauty. You're also looked after very well: hot or cold flannels to freshen up with as you walk through the door, a library full of books, a wood-burner when it's cold, a serene pool with floor to ceiling windows and a spa.

Food is thoughtful and of its region: goat's and sheep's cheeses, trout and kid, chestnuts, pumpkins and lots of wild mushrooms foraged from the Alto Mondego woods. Bread and cakes are homebaked, afternoon tea is served, a cocktail and nibbles are on the house and taken before dinner in the sitting room.

You can walk or bike different trails for weeks - some easy, some challenging. Ask for a picnic to take with you and discover rivers with beaches, a huge lake nearby for kayaking, swimming and vulture spotting, spectacular sunsets and even better star gazing. 

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Guest feedback
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"Fabulous stay in an amazing location. Stayed there with our 2 boys (13 and 9) and were all delighted with hotel, staff, amenities, afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast. Decoration is cosy and comfortable. Rooms are very nice and have all you need. The pool has impressive view over the surrounding landscape. Massage is incredible. Staff is helpful, nice, discrete and professional. Food and drinks are excellent. We did not have time for visiting the Burel factory but dropped in the shop and bought some beautiful and warm blankets. We also visited and bought more in Lisboa and Porto shop. 10/10!"

Frederic&karlé - BIARRITZ, French Southern Territories

febrero 2016
"We have just spend a luxurious 5 nights at this wonderful fresh hotel high in the mountains. Sparkling clean, modern and refreshing. Innovative cuisine for dinner, lovely wines, and excellent service throroughout. Suggest they put a few more photos on the Sawdays site!"
julio 2013

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  • 8 Doubles
  • , 9 Twins
  • , 1 Suite for 2
Precio:(i) 90 a220 por noche

Singles €75-€120.

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Lunch €20. Dinner €30. Wine included. Packed lunch €10. Restaurant 13km.




Apartado 9, 6260-200 Manteigas, Beira

Hotel 8 Double rooms
Precio: (i) 90 a 135 por noche
Hotel 9 Twin rooms
Precio: (i) 90 a 135 por noche
Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Precio: (i) 180 a 220 por noche

João Tomás

Visit website Check availability

+351 275 981045(landline)