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Casa das Penhas Douradas
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Manteigas
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The hotel is indeed as nice as you would expect from their website... the atmosphere is tranquil, relaxed, the staff helpful and honest. It's amazing how they realized this project with inexpensive materials and yet created a surrounding of design and homeliness.
You can swim in the heated indoor pool, enjoy the sauna, lend DVDs and watch them in your room, or sit on the terrace if the weather is good...
You should also try the restaurant: great food but the portions of the 4-course-dinner are rather small... so if you're really hungry after a hike, you should go to a local restaurant down in the town of Manteigas (about 20min drive on small and steep roads, all paved).

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

It's gonna be quick since it's one of the best place ever for a resting and quite stay because of magic ingredients:
The place itself is playing with multiple cosy and well decorated spaces in where you would like to spend a life (providing that you like timeless neo modern 50's and woody ambiance), plus SPA amenities.
All personnel working for your comfort is really friendly, convivial, helpful and easy-going, in-house restaurants does well play with regional awesome products at pretty hight level to serve happiness with hand-picked Portuguese wines, which are awesome.
And of course the mountain area is really pleasant and peaceful: enjoy hiking and lake swimming in summer time...
Additionally, overall price is really low for what you can afford there.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

It is not an easy place to get to, the road is rather treacherous, but....... once you get there, it is fantastic, the staff is very helpful, We stayed in a suite, and loved it. It is huge and the decoration very pleasant, inspiring a feeling of tranquility and well being. The restaurant is amazing with a special gourmet dinner every night. Loved the stay and will definitely be back some day

Room Tip: Even though there is a price difference, I would recommend the suite over the regular rooms, (my son...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

After driving up the mountain from Manteiga in the fog, we arrived at the hotel for a 2 night stay. As soon as we entered the building we were surprised by the design and details in everything. The rooms are not very large, but so functional and big enough. The Spa and pool is very well kept and we had it all to ourselves. The set dinner was started with a drink in the bar and then fantastic combination of tastes that impressed us all. It is not very often you find this combination of design, food and location that will leave you breathless. Treat yourself to a stay and you will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

This hotel is perfect for a short, relaxed stay. Details are what really make a difference. You will be surprised by very simple details that will make you stay memorable. The staff will do everything to really make you feel at home. Several spaces are available for you to enjoy the comfort of the hotel. Snacks and drinks are always available. If you have the opportunity, go for a walking tour. You will be breath-taken by the beautiful landscapes and nature (that is in all its glory during Spring!).
The hotel would not be my first choice as a family destination with small children, although we were told that many families with small children stay in the hotel (during our stay, only adults were there). Children are not allowed in the swimming pool after 18h30m.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed for one night at the Casa das Penhas Douradas, and the rooms, the environment, the food, the service and the walks were simply unsurpassable. Perfect place to relax and enjoy the Serra da Estrela and the Penhas Douradas, with plenty of walks to take around the hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the ones with balcony and were very satisfied with it!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you consider giving yourself a luxury treatment in the calm Star Mountains of Portugal do consider Casa das Penhas Douradas. First of all you have the best service I ever encounted. When coming back to your room they prepare small surprises like folding your clothes, lighting candles and dimming the light so you can enjoy the small refreshments and port that also suddenly stands there. Spectacular views from all rooms and restaurant. Cool interior architecture and casual atmosphere with live fire in all saloons and restaurant. And do go for the 30 euro menu - and fantastic wine 4 euro per glass. wonderful. I am coming back. And next time I will be in good time so I can enjoy the afternoon cake buffet included in the price. Btw you can make a great 5 km run around the lake where there is a monster living according to the legends - didn't see it though.

Room Tip: We stayed in the lower rooms pointing south. They all have great views over the valley.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa das Penhas Douradas

Address: Penhas Douradas, Manteigas 6261-909, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Guarda District > Manteigas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Manteigas
Price Range: £131 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa das Penhas Douradas 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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