- Les points forts : Propreté, personnel et service, infrastructures et conditions de l’établissement et confort de la chambre
A true gem and so much more than a B&B
We are so glad we have found this little gem in Portugal’s North - we have almost instantly fallen in love with and will certainly return two. Less than an hour from Porto Airport and near to some of the regional cultural highlights (just 30 min to Braga and 20 min to Guimarães, Portugal’s Birthplace) it may not be the right place for families or fans of a loud and lively urban lifestyle but the perfect retreat for couples and for anyone interested in a peaceful place to relax and unwind. The perfect blend of modern amenities (including 5star hotel standard bathrooms) in a (perfectly restored) rustic old house is very appealing. And the nice pool (you can actually really swim in) as well as a wonderful garden with impressive (hundreds of years) old camellias trees as well orange- and lemon-trees are further assets of this excellent country home. And on top of all this you get the excellent service of César Maciel, the property manager and his young but promising trainee manager Alexander. This so much more than a B&B. Would you like a nice bottle of a typical regional (Vino Verde) Alvarinho in your room or a white Sangria (made with a very good Portuguese “Champagne”) at the Pool? Would you fancy a romantic three course dinner for two in the Camellias Garden? Just ask them, they will make it happen - in a nearly perfect fashion but at very reasonable price. Last but not least: The “Quinta das Lavandeiras” is spotlessly clean and carries the “Safe & Clean“ Seal.