Fodor's Expert Review Quinta da Dourada

Parque Natural Da Serra de S.Mamede, Portalegre, Portalegre, 7300-409, Portugal Fodor's Choice

This sprawling horse farm and vineyard is 7 km (4 miles) from Portalegre, but it feels like it's way out in the countryside, with 360-degree views of rolling hills, rows of grapevines, and forests from the swimming pool. The family-run hotel is a rural oasis in the Mamede mountain foothills, with an outdoor brick oven and trellis-laden patio. The Portuguese owner, Nuno Malato Correia, and his Spanish wife make their own wine, an excellent peppery red, which is served with wine and cheese in the early evening or with dinner on request.

PROS

  • Rural retreat just outside the city
  • Gorgeous pool and gardens
  • Free use of bikes

CONS

  • Too far to walk to town
  • Dirt road makes it difficult to drive sometimes
  • Some facilities are a bit run-down

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 937 218 654

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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