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Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880 Portugal
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#1 of 2 in Santa Clara a Velha
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
The essence of the Quinta is a small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. It boasts a blend of traditional hospitality, "International home-cooking" cuisine and a friendly atmosphere with excellent, friendly service. Set in a beautiful lakeside location, the Quinta is surrounded by unspoiled countryside with a wide variety of wildlife and rare birds in its gardens and surrounding countryside. In short it's Paradise in Portugal.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Separate dining area
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Portuguese


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Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880 Portugal
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Portimão Airport28 miSee all flights
Faro Airport44 miSee all flights
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549tricia wrote a review 20 May
Camberley, United Kingdom29 contributions33 helpful votes
Such a beautiful and peaceful place deep in the pretty Alentejo countryside. The en suite rooms are spacious and comfortable and all have gorgeous views out over a man-made lake and lush gardens. The food is excellent, all local and much of it home grown and the hospitality is second to none. For those wanting to relax away from it all there are swimming, canoeing and boating facilities down at the lake, sun loungers and a sauna, table tennis and games at the property. No TV but the wifi is good. But above all this is a place for those who enjoy birdwatching. The owner is an expert birder and takes guests on birding trips both local and further afield, even supplying photos afterwards. And there is such wonderful birdlife to be discovered in Portugal!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: All are good
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scott909 wrote a review 15 May
Almancil, Portugal16 contributions12 helpful votes
What a fantastic and unique place. If you want relaxation and hospitality at it’s finest, this is where you’ll be wanting to stay. The view and surrounding nature alone makes this place a gem, but pair this with top class hospitality, food to die for and a not often found down to earth and warm level of service from the small team of dedicated staff, Paradise in Portugal is really that, paradise. I can’t fault it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Make sure to arrive during daylight. Make the most of the local area by asking Daniella or Frank...
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Shaky wrote a review 1 May
2 contributions
Really beautiful quinta with very nice, friendly and competent hosts, excellent food, a fantastic birding trip in the planes of castro verde (all birds I wanted to see were seen). Un unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Becks G wrote a review Apr 2022
15 contributions1 helpful vote
We’d been looking forward to this holiday for a couple of years as it was initially delayed by Covid. So happy that we finally made it! The week was perfect in every way and exactly what we'd hoped for - beautiful accommodation, great food, lovely hosts, fantastic wildlife. The Quinta is in a remote area, very peaceful with no traffic noise or intrusions, and has views over the Santa Clara lake. The lush garden is full of nightingales, golden orioles, swallows, Sardinian warblers, bees, butterflies, lizards and more. We went out on 4 birding trips with Frank, all were well planned and flexible enough to take advantage of the best weather. Our favourite trip was to the Plains to see great and little bustard, black bellied sandgrouse and many other species, but all the trips were excellent. The Quinta is close to a range of Parque Naturals and a variety of habitats. The food was expertly prepared by Daniela and team, was always varied & delicious, and often sourced from their garden. We really enjoyed sitting down together with other visitors and chatting about the days findings. The rest of the staff were also great, with James and Elias always cheery and helpful, and never failing to solve any query or request very quickly. The friendly resident dogs were a bonus! We felt like family by the time we left, we hope to go back soon. Thank you to the whole team at Paradise in Portugal.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Joao Paulo P wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Very much authentic. If you really want to relax the only sounds you will listen are birds and the leaves with some breeze. If you want to learn about the nature, specially birds you will have the information you wish to get. The food healthy and tasty. The people are marvellous! 3 wonderful days. Will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All the rooms are nice!
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US$130 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
quinta do barranco da estrada hotel santa clara a velha
PortugalAlentejoBeja DistrictSanta Clara a Velha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise In Portugal
Which popular attractions are close to Paradise In Portugal?
Nearby attractions include Igreja De Santa Clara-a-velha (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Paradise In Portugal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Paradise In Portugal?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a bidet, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Paradise In Portugal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Paradise In Portugal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Paradise In Portugal?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Paradise In Portugal have airport transportation?
Yes, Paradise In Portugal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Paradise In Portugal?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paradise In Portugal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Portuguese.
Does Paradise In Portugal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Paradise In Portugal accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.