We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage in early June. The place was peaceful and nicely appointed. The internal stairs are a bit strange in that the pattern of the brickwork gives a mosaic effect and can be tricky to navigate
The breakfast was tremendous (actually too much food.....we stored the leftovers in the fridge for a late night snack). We used our stay here as a jump-off point to visit the various towns in the Minho region. The people of the region are very friendly, the food and wine beyond belief and the towns picturesque. We strongly recommend staying here and promise we will be back.
Cheers from Canada
- 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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