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“Like being welcomed home.. while far from home!”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Marvao, Portalegre District, Alentejo

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Katie S
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“Like being welcomed home.. while far from home!”
Reviewed May 21, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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I'd spent the winter travelling through Portugal by the time I arrived at Casa dos Galegos, staying at many, many guesthouses and hotels along the way. My needs were somewhat different to the average 'guest on holiday' because I suffer from a chronic illness and by the time I arrived at Galegos, what I really, REALLY needed was a rest!

And that's exactly what I got. Daniel's hospitality from the moment we arrived was second to none. He greeted us as if we were long lost family and the lengths he went to to make our stay as comfortable and as charming as possible were far beyond what I'd come to expect; from the basket of bread and apple and cinnamon cakes that were left on our doorstep every day to the all natural, hand-made soap, that with all my sensitivities, I could tolerate.

I got my rest; the house had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable. Daniel's whole business seems woven out of his extraordinary love and enthusiasm for life, and isn't that what it's all about. He has the knack of never intruding while at the same time being on hand, day or night, to cater to any requirements. I didn't want to leave and so we booked an extra night.

Marvão is a beautiful place that's stolen my heart a bit. From the ecological park to the extraordinary peak where the far reaching views are captivating, the whole place seems to radiate an extraordinary peace and silence. It's definitely a bucket list place for any traveller.

If I return to Marvão, out of all the places we tried, this is the one I'll be returning to. Definitely my favourite place, and favourite person (and favourite cats!) in Portugal. :)

Your age range 35-49
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Estremoz, Portugal
Reviewed November 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: The tranquility
Liked least: The cats
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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José Diog...
2 reviews
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“Luxurious hideaway.”
Reviewed September 17, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Luxurious hideaway with exquisite attention to its customers! Highly recommended if you need a break from your hectic routine.

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Liked best: The host's hospitality, he will cater to every of your needs... expect to be spoiled.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 25-34
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Sallylou1...
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed September 16, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We stayed for 2 nights in mid September. Loved it. Daniel has restored his grandparents house and made something very special. The house was one of the loveliest accommodation places I have experienced. Beautifully decorated and styled. Spacious bedroom, bathroom and living area. A small, private pool with 2 sun beds. Surrounded by the country side and the sound of goat bells. Daniel is the perfect host - friendly but not intrusive. Easy driving to the delightful villages of Marvao and Castelo de Vide. Loved every minute of our stay and wish we had been able to stay longer. Thank you Daniel. It was perfection.

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Luís M
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantástico”
Reviewed May 27, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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It's the perfect place to disconnect from your daily life and stress. If you like the countryside this is the place to go. Perfect for long walks and even better if you have pets. The pool just adds up to everything else, even though i didn't get use it, my dog enjoyed it for both of us :p Great views, great food, great host, great house, great everything :).

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Travelling group: Com amigos
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rocio1112...
Madrid, Spain
1 review
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed May 4, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This is the second time we have stayed at Casa dos Galegos because we loved it so much and the welcome was as warm as the first time. Daniel had been kind enough to fill the pool for us because he knows the children love to play in it no matter how cold the water is. Our pet dog also enjoyed its stay although I am not sure Daniel's cats can say the same.
We are planning to come back next year and the next and the next...

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Liked best: Daniel's hospitality is outstanding
Travelling group: Young Children
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ollywombl...
London
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“Lovely apartment in the countryside”
Reviewed March 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We stayed here 3 nights. It's a two room place, one living room and a bedroom with ensuite. There was also a mezzanine level with another double bed. It's done up really nicely. The bed was so comfortable that we slept for 11 hours one night.

We went out of season but there was a log-burner to keep the place warm.

Daniel, the owner, is a lovely guy. Very friendly and willing to help. He provided some homemade bread, cakes and honey, as well as some wine and homemade soap.

Nice views out of the front door and from your own private patio. In the warmer months, the private pool would be lovely.

There is a really beautiful 13km walk in a loop from the apartment - through the countryside. It was very peaceful.

Would definitely recommend.

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