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Osoyoos, Canada
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Wonderful hotel right in the best wine/port region we've been in. The staff at checking were more than welcoming. Hugo went out of his way to make you feel at home and gave us some great recommendations of places to see throughout the Douro valley. The room was large and well maintained and bathroom shower was great. The breakfast in... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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82 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had read that the Douro Valley was very scenic, but the views are amazing on the road from Pinhao to Alijo. If we had not booked this pousada, we would never have driven that stretch of road and we would have missed this splendour. The pousada was an old manor house that was refurbished. They did a lovely job... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were welcomed by a friendly receptionist and shown to our well-equipped room. The bathroom was good and the free fruit enjoyable. And there was a most comfortable bed. But the best thing was the really excellent food; there is a daily set menu, carefully selected and beautifully presented. And there is a great wine list with more Douro wines... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we stayed her just one night as part of a tour around northern Portugal and Spain. we had spent the afternoon on a train ride to the upper reaches of the Douro and back, so this hotel was very convenient stop. not that it should regarded as just a stop over, it is really lovely, dinner was fantastic, breakfast in... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights during a short trip to the Douro valley. At the time of our stay there were very few guests so we had the staff almost to ourselves. The room and bathroom could do with redecorating but they are comfortable and we had a lovely balcony (room 104). The staff did everything to satisfy our... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The hotel is located in Alijó, near a new motorway and is an excellent location for day trips in the surrounding countryside (Douro Valley, Parque Natural do Alvao, Vila Real and Palacio de Mateus, Guimaraes, Barcelos, Parque Arqueoloico do Vale do Coa just to name a few places). We planned to spend three nights and stayed for eight. There is... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This pousada has a swimming pool and tennis courts for those who want a change of pace from sightseeing. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially the maitre de in the evenings. The food was good and regional produce was used as far as possible. The rooms were quite large and ours had a balcony overlooking the pool which... More 

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Ohio
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183 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This was our first Pousada experience. From the pictures you think that it's out in the country - but it is really right in town at one of the many round-a-bouts. Chances are you will miss the driveway the first time, so just go around and come back. The entrance is on the lowest level, where there is a very... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Small Pousada built in 1944. Great decor in the rooms, Room 104 had a small balcony which was great to sit out on at night and enjoy a glass of local wine. The food in the restaurant was fantastic and a real shame that more people were not dining there. The staff were all fantastic and gave us great suggestions... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Nice big room and enormous bathroom. Excellent food both for dinner and breakfast - the freshly made scrambled eggs of particular note. Just beginning to show its age - both inside and by the pool. Few other guests - probably put off by the obnoxious Canadian woman sitting next to me at both meals!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alijo Pousada is in the heart of the Douro Wine Region, in the village of Alijo. Rooms have cable TV and are air conditioned. The Pousada has its own restaurant and bar for guests who choose to dine in. Guests can enjoy many activities while staying at Alijo Pousada, such as taking a cruise on the Douro River, canoeing, fishing, hiking or visiting the many local vineyards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Barao de Forrester

Address: Rua Comendador Jose Rufino, Alijo 5070-031, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Vila Real District > Alijo
Price Range: ₹ 7,416 - ₹ 9,743 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Barao de Forrester 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“I believe that all rooms have balconies.”
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“We liked the second floor room with a big balcony looking at the small beautiful park”
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“Rooms overlooking the park are great. We didn't choose any room, but this is what was assigned to us,”
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