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Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina

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Herdade da Rocha Santa Eulalia, Elvas 7350 Portugal
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#1 of 17 Speciality lodging in Elvas
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Great View
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Spanish, Portuguese
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Canoeing
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Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
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Board games / puzzles
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Bridal suite
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Yvonne M wrote a review Oct 2018
Suffolk, UK218 contributions118 helpful votes
Set in a remote position on a promentary on a huge lake, Casa da Ermida consists of a huge, architecturally interesting communal space with a kitchen and single story bedrooms attached. There is a penthouse suite above the communal space. It is indeed quite a drive along the unmade road to reach it, but the turning is well sign-posted and easy to find. Not staying in the suite, our room was quite small and basic but comfortable enough. Although there was no air conditioning, the ceiling fan kept our room, which was on the shady side of the building, very cool. Joao and Isabel were extremely welcoming. Although they spoke little English, they did speak Spanish and French. Breakfast was good with lovely freshly squeezed orange juice and lots of choice, although we disappointed Isabel greatly by our inability to do it justice. We drove out to a restaurant our first evening and stayed at home the second, opting for the 'picnic' which was served outside on the veranda overlooking the lake. It was good and filling, but possibly over-priced for what we ate (some salad or tomatoes would have been nice to accompany the chicken pies, hard boiled eggs, cheese and bread). The countryside, in September, was quite bare and the lake a glittering jewel. With the temperature hitting 38 degrees whilst we were there, we enjoyed swimming in the cool lake. At this time of the year, the lakeside was very steep and stony, so possibly not suitable for young children. Unfortunately it was too hot to do much walking but we strolled along to the old chapel nearby, and also enjoyed sitting on the veranda watching herons, chiffchaffs and other birds. It was a bit hot for kayaking. Overall, a very relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from guedesamorim, Gerente at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina
Responded 23 Dec 2018
Thank you Carlos Guedes de Amorim
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ruiloureiro wrote a review Oct 2017
Matosinhos, Portugal30 contributions17 helpful votes
Two dogs, two lazy-as-it-should-be cats, two welcoming owners, two slices of cinnamon cake, we were two (almost three), and a house like an ark. Wide, strong and silent, walls like a book of stories, pierced by mysterious lights, just waiting for the water to rise, just saving us all. On arrival, leaving the road of tar, the learning of sailing begins floating up and down the gentle slopes of the Alentejo hills; then one must feel the hot breeze while gazing the still waters; finally it is allowed to jump aboard the suspended balinese beds and oscillate wildly. We two took the magical mystery suite, or better said, sweet. (everything else, good, has been said)
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The suite.
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Responded 26 Feb 2018
Thank vou CarlosGuedesdeAmorim
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Steffed wrote a review Jun 2017
Rome, Italy93 contributions18 helpful votes
Let's start from the beginning: you arrive after a wonderful 10' drive across the countryside, only olive and cork trees for miles and the water. Joao welcomes you with an energy that is addictive, shows you around proud of this paradise, nothing is left unthought of, we had the suite and wow, what views. Then along comes Isabel and if possible she is nicer than her husband. There are lovely restaurants nearby, but to dine at sunset in this peace and tranquillity has no price. Thank you Carlos for creating such an amazing place and for allowing us to share it, even if only for two nights. Thank you Joao and Isabel for making this amazing place "Casa". Whoever writes a negative review is a criminal!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from guedesamorim, Gerente at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina
Responded 10 Jun 2017
Thank you soo much for such a nice words Isabel, João, Carlos / Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina Carlos Guedes de Amorim
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EME20132013 wrote a review Oct 2016
Lisboa58 contributions48 helpful votes
I am a home design blogger and I'm used to see and publish beautiful houses. Me and my boyfriend have a beautiful house ourselves, by a river, and enjoy every day spent there (unfortunately not as many as we would like...). So, it is very hard to find a place we feel it's worth the trip. It takes hours of research and comments reading. It has to fill a long list of requirements! To be inspiring is one of them. Casa da Ermida was worth it. One of the most beautiful houses in the world. There are many houses by lakes, but very few are so well connected to the environment in such a simple and balanced way. Alentejo is my favorite spot in the country. Now, there is one place more to stay any time I feel I have to go there. Just one more thing: I love animals, so I appreciated the cats company, and the sheeps, and the chickens and ducks... It makes the place even more special. Nice bedroom. Very good breakfast. Love the kaiak and the hanging beds, by the water. Joao e Isabel were there, without being there, making us feel we owned the place. Have diner 20km away (Taberna do Adro) and it was nice.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from guedesamorim, Gerente at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina
Responded 03 Nov 2016
A Casa da Ermida agradece a pormenorizada descrição da sua estadia e os comentários que tão bem a enquadram. Carlos Guedes de Amorim
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toto1972 wrote a review Oct 2016
Ville-la-Grand, France55 contributions12 helpful votes
Everything was perfect: the location in the middle of olive trees, the view on the lake, the sunrise from the Suite room and the sunset from the terrace, the milky way in the sky at night, the staff, the breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Suite is definitively the best place to stay
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Response from guedesamorim, Gerente at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina
Responded 03 Nov 2016
Thank you Carlos Guedes de Amorim
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PRICE RANGE
US$97 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalAlentejoPortalegre DistrictElvas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina
Which popular attractions are close to Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina?
Nearby attractions include Centro de Ciencia do Cafe (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and books, DVDs and music available for children.
What food & drink options are available at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça (14.1 km) and Praca da Republica (15.7 km).