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“Lovely location. Very private.”
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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LesleyAE
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Lovely location. Very private.”
Reviewed 28 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Manuel was a charming host. His house is very individual and offers a great base to explore a fascinating region.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
thank you, Leslie
it was a pleasure having you both at the house and I do hope to see you again soon.
best regards
Manuel
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Fmk65
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Charming,authentic stay!”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed for five nights at this lovely studio and had a wonderful time.
The studio is very private and well appointed, the grounds of the main house are beautiful.
The pool was huge and truly like staying at a Hollywood hills mansion.
Very comfortable deck chairs,super serene and relaxing.
Breakfast was great served in the main house by Manuel who was the perfect host.
We also had sole use of a private pavilion which was perfect for an afternoon pre dinner drink.
Manuel was very courteous and attentive without being intrusive.
The location was fantastic being only 5-10 mins drive from SIntra and only a couple of mins drive from the coast. 2min walk into the main village of Colares.
All in all a wonderful stay, would absolutely recommend this place, if you really want to experiencer true Portuguese style and charm. Outstanding..

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Liked best: Pool , gardens and host.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
23 Jul 2016
Hi
thank you so very much for your kind words. It was a real pleasure having you both here at the house and I wish you are having a wonderful stay up north in Portugal. Hope to see you again
All the best for you and your husband
M.
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jul 2016
thank you very much Yasushi and Mathilde, it was a pleasure having you both here at the house and I do hope to see you again soon.

Best regards
Manuel
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titiazuid...
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“romantic stay; great hospitality; great surroundings”
Reviewed 4 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a great stay at Manuels place: the house is special, like the swimmingpool and the living area in the garden. A Sintra-embiance, I should say. Manuels hospitality started before the stay: a couple of questions were answered with great attention and quickly. And Manuel brought us to some places, because we didn't have a car. And we loved the area: palaces in the mountans and lovely small beaches with load of enjouing young Portugese people.
On friday, saterday and sunday the train from Sintra to the first beach is operating. A very small walk brings you to the supermarket, and buses stops nearby in the centre. And please try the restaurant Central. Lovely Portugese food!!!!!

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
6 Oct 2015
thank you very much, it was a pleasure having you both here at the house.

Best regards
Manuel
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cplumb201...
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Welcoming hosts provide tranquility and cultural richness in spectacular architectural and natural surroundings”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We couldn’t have expected more from this magnificent haven of tranquility, architectural beauty and cultural richness in spectacular natural surroundings where the welcome we received from Manuel and Paola made us feel very special indeed. The charmingly decorated room, nestling in a secluded part of the garden, offers total privacy and peacefulness with numerous carefully positioned seating areas from which to enjoy the lush vegetation, the sound of the stream, the crickets and the birdsong that constantly fill the air. It was a delight to start each day with Manuel’s copious and beautifully presented breakfasts, served on traditional pottery under the cupola in the dining room amongst a wealth of artworks and antiques, bringing the history of the house to life. And then, there is so much to see and do - the location of the villa means that nothing is very far away and it is possible to visit most places without a car. That said, Manuel was incredibly generous with his advice and time, sharing his invaluable local knowledge and giving us a tour of the immediate vicinity, local beaches and routes off the beaten track. In just a week we were able to visit several of the magnificently positioned and eccentric palaces and gardens of Sintra (which are best explored on foot and can be easily accessed by taking the 403 bus from Colares to Sintra); we walked along the dramatic coastal cliffs and relaxed on the crisp and clean sands at Praia Grande, Praia Pequena and Praia das Maçãs (served by the 441 bus which is frequent and cheap). Cascais and Estoril are certainly worth a visit (also reached on the 403 bus from Colares) especially if the ‘Capacete’ or ‘helmet of cloud’ that very occasionally affects the Sintra area prevails. This climatic anomaly made our visit all the more atmospheric and although we didn’t use the beautiful pool at the house as much as we would have liked, it was a privilege to sit in the pavilion area in the early evenings watching the changing landscape over a drink (Manuel thoughtfully provided a small fridge), before eating out. We mainly used the local restaurants in Colares which are charming – Ribeirinha de Colares, Café Central, Sussegad in the old part of the town (lovely setting and contemporary Portuguese food) and Toca do Julio (just a 5 minute taxi ride away) as well as Buzio’s in Praia das Maçãs (expensive but worth it). In every respect, the experience of staying in this stunning villa was inspirational and made all the more memorable because of Manuel and his family’s attention to detail, warm hospitality and generosity of spirit. The family pets were an added bonus! My daughter and I always seek out holidays with a difference and It’s tempting to keep this one a secret lest it becomes too popular.

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Liked best: The friendliness of the owners and the beauty of the setting
Liked least: Not staying for longer
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words, it really was a pleasure having you both at the house.
Hope to see you again one day
Best regards
Manuel
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