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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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PeteandCl...
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect relaxing hideaway”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a great stay with Manuel and Paula. Peaceful and secluded yet only a few minutes by car from beautiful beaches and the palaces of Sintra. Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure having you both at the house. Hope to see you again soon
best regards
Manuel
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Andrew P
2 reviews
“As good as the photos & wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is a real find. We stayed for 6 nights at Manuel's garden room in July. The place really is as good as the photos - if not better. The garden room is very well decorated, the pool area the perfect place to relax and our hosts did all they could to make us feel at home. Before coming we were a bit unsure about staying as part of someone's private residence but due to the wonderful design of the garden you have your own private spaces and our hosts made us feel very welcome and relaxed (there if you wanted them, but happy to leave you to it as well). Manuel would serve up a tasty continental breakfast every morning (sometimes joined by his very friendly dog!) which set us up for the day and he also provided some great recommendations on places to visits, restaurants to eat at, walks to do or beaches to head to. Colares itself is a small village with a couple of shops of restaurants - enough going on. It is about a 5mins drive to the nearest beach and within 10-15mins of others. We also caught the tram up to Sintra which runs right through the centre of Colares (another good recommendation from our hosts!). Couldn't have asked for a better stay. Highly recommend.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
It was a pleasure having you both here at home and I do hope to see you again.
All the best
Manuel
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Durianpri...
Colares, Portugal
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“close to perfection”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

great hideout.
charming architecture, amazing pool and a belvedere with nice view overlooking the mountain
beautiful decoration.
elegant and helpful hosts, specially Manolo, who will organise personalized and tasty breakfasts

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Liked best: environment
Liked least: wifi only in the main house
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
thank you so much for taking your time to write your comment, It really was a pleasure having you as guests in the house.
Best regards
M.
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Fiona A
2 reviews
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“A tranquil haven; stunning house, extremely welcoming hosts and beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

From the moment we arrived we fell in love with Manolo's house and our cabin/ chalet in the garden, not to mention Mikolos the cockatoo and Hexy the Alsatian. The garden and pool are beautiful and guests have their own covered folly overlooking the hills in which to relax and soak up the tranquility. There is also a stream running along the bottom of the garden which lulls you to sleep and is a lovely sound to wake up to. Manolo was extremely welcoming and full of ideas about where to go and what to see. He was kind enough to drive us around the local area so we could get our bearings, and he recommended some amazing places to visit, including a great restaurant in Azenhas do Mar. Colares is served by 2 buses which take you to all the local places including various coastal villages, beaches and, of course, Sintra so it is not necessary to hire a car. All in all, I highly recommend staying here and we will be sure to return soon.

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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
thank you so much for taking your time to write your comment, it was a pleasure having you as guests. All the best
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Kateadven...
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“This perfect couples getaway is a peaceful retreat you'll remember forever”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Manuel and Paula have such a delightfully individual house, described by Manuel as a 'folly' built by his film-director grandfather in the 1920s - the house and fabulous grounds provide a surprise around every corner and the guest 'garden room' is tucked away in complete privacy from the main house. You are the only guests at the house and as such feel very privileged and spoilt!
The garden room itself is stylishly simple rather than luxurious, you could well imagine it as a beach house or in a tropical forest ( you fall asleep to the sound of the stream running close by and the occasional calls of the family Cockatoo!)
The grounds include a fabulous pool and your own private covered seating area in Indian or Turkish style with distant views of the Sintra hills - perfect.
Breakfast is perfectly presented on fabulous Portuguese crockery - every morning it was a different selection from Manuel's art and antique dealer's collection, with delicious fresh fruit and juices, bread, local honey and jams and strong & fragrant coffee. If you eat inside it is in a domed ceilinged dining room with faded murals and surrounded by pictures, books and antiques - or outside in fine weather overlooking the pool and gardens. Either way it's a fabulous and inspiring start to the day and Manuel is happy to give advice and recommendations for your sightseeing schedule.
We combined the splendours of nearby Sintra with beach restaurant lunches and then returned for a relaxing dip and snooze and read by the pool before going out again for an evening meal in the village or nearby ( 2 to 5 km) beach restaurants. An excellent location and less than an hour to Lisbon.

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Liked best: perfect hosts, peacefulness of surroundings, and character of buildings.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
22 Sep 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments.
We arer really happy you enjoyed your stay, It was a pleasure having you as guests and we hope to see you again soon.
Best regards
Manuel
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