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Games Room with full size Pool Table
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Pinhao, Vila Real District, Northern Portugal

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Justineh
Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautifully designed house overlooking Douro Valley”
Reviewed August 3, 2019 for a stay in July 2019

This house really is stunning. It is huge and has had some serious interior designers at work. Everything you could possibly need is there - from storage space to any kitchen equipment imaginable. We also had a chef come in for an evening which was wonderful. Given its very high cost though, I felt I should give both the good and the not so good in this review. The only reason I have not given it a 5* is that there are a couple of things not quite right. The housekeepers are in the house quite a bit, they make breakfast for you (sumptuous, but they don't clear it away) and do only one bathroom clean during the week. They are in the house almost daily doing other things (laundry, gardening etc.) - but not doing anything for us. Even for a fee, some tidying up/bed making etc. would have been good. The other thing worth noting is that because the pool is an infinity one with no cover it is pretty cold. Even in July 40c heat last week my two sons (9 & 13) thought it was mostly too cold to swim.

Date of stay: July 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Oct 2019
Many thanks for your great review - we have introduced a system to heat the pool and your sons will enjoy it more next time ;-)
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MBRoland
Jessheim, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful week in the most Beautiful Villa in the Douro Valley”
Reviewed June 30, 2019 for a stay in June 2019

A wonderful week in the Douro Valley is over and I do not regret the visit. A beautiful valley with idyllic vineyards, good wine, portwines and good food. We stayed in a villa with all the facilities you can imagine, Quinta Rainha Mafalda which is situated on a hill right by the small town of Pinhao. A place with lovely views of the valley and the river. Breakfast was served daily by two lovely girls Eugenia and G. During the week several dinners were also made for us "at home" by Chef Andre, who also own a restaurant in Braga. We also had a daily serviceminded, helpful chaufoer and guide Antonio, who took us to great vineyards, a trip on the Douro river and a city trip to Porto. This place and villa must be experienced, so "run" to buy your the next holiday trip to the Douro Valley, I promise to tell all my friends about this beautiful Place xoxo

Date of stay: June 2019
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Nov 2019
Thanks so much for your stay and for your super feedback/review
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ScottRex
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little bit of heaven in the vineyards”
Reviewed June 25, 2019 for a stay in June 2019

What a spectacular vacation villa. It could not have been more perfect. Every amenity and then some. Breathtaking views, spacious living rooms, comfortable bedrooms and Eugenia, the perfect housekeeper ready to prepare a delicious breakfast every morning. Great location close to many of the best Douro Valley vineyards and wonderful local restaurants. Fernando was the perfect host and he introduced us to Antonio, the best tour guide who took us on a fabulous cruise on the Douro River. Our stay at Quinta Rainha could not have been more perfect

Date of stay: June 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Nov 2019
Thanks for your stay and for your generous feedback/review/remarks - always welcome :-)
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Navigator...
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“Quinta Rainha near Pinhao 5 star villa with infinity pool.”
Reviewed June 2, 2019 for a stay in May 2019

5 star plus! Amazing luxury villa booked for my husbands 50th with 6 friends. Wonderful time and the housekeeper Eugenie and assistant G were 2 fab girls. Made breakfast every day organised local taxis nothing was too much trouble. Local butcher was great even offering samples of his cheeses and hams and " iced tea"!. Fernando and his team were simply the best, even organising a chef to cook for us and a wine tour. Cant recommend this highly enough.

Date of stay: May 2019
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Management Response
11 Nov 2019
Thanks so much for your stay and your generous feedback/review - you're always welcome
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Sightsee5...
2 reviews
“"Superb 5 Star villa with amazing views"”
Reviewed August 7, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

We had a fantastic time at this villa, it is definitely 5 stars and more. The vista surrounding the villa is superb and the amenities are top notch. The whole family enjoyed our week we spent here. Our teenagers especially enjoyed the pool table and the homemade cake that was there on arrival!

The prepared breakfasts were a real bonus as was the meal that was cooked for us on our chosen night. The villa was spotlessly clean and very big so you could loose yourself and have your own time out if required. Eugenia who looked after the villa along with Emilia could not do enough for you and were there to answer any questions.

The surrounding area had multitudes of vineyards within easy driving distance, along with vines surrounding the property itself.

I would not hesitate to recommend this villa, the pictures do not do it justice.

Date of stay: August 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rita G
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb Holiday Home - Great Service”
Reviewed July 22, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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person found this review helpful

We were greeted by the wonderful Eugenia he housekeeper upon arrival with Port Wine and homemade cake and juice for the kids

Every morning we had a free breakfast - wonderfully prepared fresh by her at a time of our choosing
(She lives in the next village)

The house is stunning - I couldn't believe how much nicer it is real life than the video and pics

It's also hard to believe that the owner has opened their doors to the public for holiday rentals - we felt honoured

The views are stunning and the peace and tranquility meant we could lie by the pool and recharge our soul!

We did a few outings - private boat cruise (fernando organised it) with lunch on board and we visited a couple of wineries but frankly the house is so amazing we stayed at 'home' most of the time and just lazed around the pool and the games room in the evenings!

Date of stay: July 2017
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George J
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“simply stunning!”
Reviewed May 4, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

wow - from start to finish we throughly enjoyed ourselves at this fabulous villa

service from eugenia the housekeeper was warm genuine snd helpful

loved sitting in the jacuzzi with a glass of wine and admiring the views

lots to do and we also took the train from thr nearby station to porto - amazing city

we took the boat trip ad featured on the villas video ( the video reference is on the descritpion) and we also went to a local wine cellar for a tour

all in all a great easter break

we were 2 small families and we did a 2 centre break to the north of portugal

it was our first time and we definitely would like to come back in the summer although we had warm weather of 23 degrees

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 May 2017
We very much appreciate your kind review and feedback

We are pleased you managed to take advantage of the tours that we can personally organise for our guests
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