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Bristol, England
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sometimes you come across somewhere quite unexpectedly lovely. It might be that the location is very special and the buildings and environment take maximum advantage of the natural splendour to turn it into a wonderful setting for a holiday. Or it may be that the people are brilliant at their job as hosts and their skill and expertise really enhances... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A wonderful week spent at the Quinta. The best place I can imagine to recharge life’s batteries and have really special birding experiences. Frank and Daniela have got it just right with a perfect balance of convivial wholesomeness in a very beautiful setting of luscious terraced gardens leading down to the expansive lake below, and comfortable rooms each with their... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I flew out from UK for a week's stay and couldn't believe how peaceful the quinta and the whole area was. Take some good books (there's also a very good little library and books in all the rooms) and enjoy the terraced gardens, still colourful at the end of September and full of insect life including lizards and geckos. As... More 

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London
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This will not be everyone's type of place, but it is mine. Even for non-bird lovers, the setting and the hospitality should bowl you over. This is not a five star hotel with five star amenities but it is a five star experience. The food is good but not memorable, but you will enjoy hugely the sociable meals and company.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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579 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Such an idyllic location, total peace and quiet. We decided to go just for lunch, as we were touring the area. Buffet was disappointing, sausages, rosti potato and salad items, followed by fresh fruit salad......really not blown away at €15 a head!! Maybe it's better on some days? Expected better than this!

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FMFAlentejo, Owner at Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, responded to this review

Such a pity to receive a review like this. We're not a restaurant, but somewhere to stay which offers food to our guests. However, when you four turned up hungry out of the blue and asked for lunch, what were we to do? Even though you had no reservation to stay, (and were certainly not invited), were we expected to... More 

Albufeira, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It has been said before, but you can find yourself here. You meet the most amazing people from all walks of life and from all parts of the world. Frank and Daniela are excellent hosts and so are the dogs

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Zetten, The Netherlands
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122 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Unique location and unique people. You can not explain what Frank (the owner) has done with the place. You must go and see for yourself and be amazed. Accomodation, service, food (breakfast and lunch), even all other guests were perfect. If you love nature, birds, water, tranquility and do not mind having dinner with a group of guests and the... More 

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county down
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Our family had a mega time here. I wasn't overly excited about going as I prefer the sea to a lake. But this was a fabulous surprise! Everyone of the 5 of us had a ball. The food was fabulous and they were able to cater for vegetarian and gluten free despite being quite remotely located. Frank & Daniela and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not everyone will love this place, but if you desire to relax, go birding, or meet new people it is the place for you. Frank was not only an amazingly experienced bird guide, but he shared a great deal about his experiences as a Brit in Portugal. The food (while not Portuguese) was beautifully prepared. Most of the other guests... More 

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Southerner up North
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic but all too short break with my partner in the warmly welcoming company of Frank & Daniella. Dinners brought together a range of nationalities around a large table. Thanks to the excellent food and convivial hosting these were a joy instead of a chore. The buildings and lushly-vegetated terraces that lead down to a lake are... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The essence of the Quinta is a small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. It boasts a blend of traditional hospitality, "International home-cooking" cuisine and a friendly atmosphere with excellent, friendly service.Set in a beautiful lakeside location, the Quinta is surrounded by unspoiled countryside with a wide variety of wildlife and rare birds in its gardens and surrounding countryside. In short it's Paradise in Portugal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quinta do Barranco da Estrada

Address: Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Beja District > Santa Clara a Velha
Price Range: $107 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta do Barranco da Estrada 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“I've loved both the rooms I have stayed in.”
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“all the rooms are good”
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“We stayed in "Andorinha" - absolutely charming. It had a small second room with bunks. It also had its own delightful terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgieLouise, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
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