We were most disappointed on arrival to discover that the apartment backed onto the exterior wall of the property behind which is a pretty busy uphill road to Sintra. The noise and fumes were extremely unpleasant.
We decided almost instantly to leave as we felt the website had been misleading; we explained to the owner and she insisted on the first night's payment.
The free parking is outside of the property on the other side of the road and is simply an unsecured lay-by.
The place is beautiful, the apartments are comfortable and tasteful.
Quiet and rest are guaranteed.
Good location, but it's necessary to have a car with which one arrives in few minutes to the most beautiful and interesting places of the region: Sintra and Cascais among others, besides several beaches.
On top of everything, guests are treated with a lot of pampering and friendliness from the landlady!
Spent the weekend staying in this beautiful property with friends while attending a wedding. Amazing vistas, excellent location and facilities, friendly and helpful host - it was the perfect first break in Portugal. Cannot recommend this enough.
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Cristina's place is like a little paradise! We stayed for a weekend and enjoyed her beautiful house a lot. It's very tastefully decorated, has everything you need, comfy beds, warm shower, a kitchen with all appliances and utensils and above all a lovely and very helpful host. Plus - there is a pool and a tennis court!! It's quiet, restaurants and cafés are in walking distance and the Sintra National Forest is just around the corner. All in all - I can highly recommend this place!
We spent three days at the beautiful Quinta do Arco da Velha. Cristina is a wonderful host and gave great tips on shops, restaurants and things to do in the area. I particularly liked the tour to Capo de Roca via a narrow winding road through the Natural park Sintra-Cascais, which I would never have found otherwise.
As there were tennis rackets in the house, we even could take advantage of the tennis court. Thank you for a wonderful three days Cristina!
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Located in close proximity to the historic palaces of Sintra and the beautiful clean beaches of Cascais and only a 30minute drive from the busy capital city of Lisbon. Sampling the very traditional Portuguese cuisine was awesome with so many local and rustic restaurants just a short drive away. The apartment was quiet and private, immaculately clean and very comfortable as well as good Wi-Fi access. The private pool and tennis court was great. Cristina was very helpful and informative and made us feel at home. Definitely will be back.
Quinta Do Arco Da Velha is situated in a beautiful area, close to many beautiful places, the historical center of Sintra incl. castles, mansions, Cascais and Estoril. It’s a nice place to stay, inserted into private property of typical Portuguese architecture, a beautiful garden, tennis court and beautiful swimming pool.
The apartment with independent entrance is spacious and private with airconditioning a good bed, a small kitchen and small patio outside.
After our arrival Christina - the owner - gave us a short tour of the nearby village, places to eat and shop.