Stunning isolated location perfect for getting away from it all. Lovely living room - shared space but a little uncomfortable if the adjoining apartment are using the dining table for breakfast - not sure if it's their dining room also? A car is a necessity here. Breakfast is unique - delivered in a basket each morning!
Prompt help when there was someone in the office with broken TV/DVD player. Can't help thinking it's getting a little dated internally e.g. Rusty fridge, bathroom, no iPod dock.
We would have loved to have arrived by car however we arrived stressed as a result of the lack of information or support available on bicycles on Portugese trains! We had emailed before booking to ensure it would be possible to bring bicycles however little advice or help was provided on the nightmare journey from Vigo with bikes.
It's such a pity that the lovely coffees weren't replemished by house keeping - wasn't a problem when we asked for them at the office. Missed opportunity with regards to a small welcome hamper of local good - a nice touch which was lacking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Please change our classification to 4 stars ! Quinta da Bouca d'Arques is a beautifully restored Manor House in the Minho region of Portugal. The owners of this small chic hotel Ana and Joao have taken the road less travelled in renovating this beautiful house; they have moved away from traditional materials and have used iron, glass and concrete throughout the property creating a modern fresh feel in all of the 7 casas.AccommodationQuinta da Bouca d'Arques has 7 casas, all one-bedroom apart from the two-bedroom Casa da Lavanda. Antique wooden and wrought iron beds are mixed with power showers and contemporary colour palettes. Each casa has its own balcony, living room, outside area and kitchenette and all come with LCD TVs with Satellite, CD & DVD players and WiFi. Two of these luxury cottages have air-conditioning. Breakfast is prepared and left in the fridge and fresh bread is delivered every day to the room. This ensures that guests can enjoy breakfast at their leisure wherever they like.ActivitiesIn a corner of this small hotel there is a charming small wooden house where children can play. Beaches are just 15 minutes away by car and are just as good as the beaches in the South of Portugal. The swimming pool is in the garden and is treated with salt rather than chlorine. Mountain bikes are supplied to guests and there are 3 great golf courses within 30 minutes of Quinta da Bouca d'Arques. For those who wish to be pampered, take a relaxing massage. ... more less
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