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Quinta da Cancela

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08/05/2017 09/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Absolutely fantastic place to stay in north of Portugal. Arthur is the perfect host that shows his love and proud of the land of his ancestors. He restored lovingly the Quinta in such a way that guests can enjoy a both luxurious and relaxing environment. His knowledge of wine making was a very enriching experience and a special bonus was...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Gerson !!! The "best host ever" is a really important rank !!! It was so easy to host you, you were such a lively group!! Most of all, it was important that you felt at home. All the best, Arthur

currumbin
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This was just a lovely place in the countryside. all the reviews are true, Arturo loves what he does and it shows, he is very proud of his vineyard and for good reason, his wine is some of the best we had in Portugal. The whole experience was so relaxing: from lying by the fresh water pool under grape vines...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Pixi46!! Thank you for your nice comments! "Perfect host" is such a responsability!! ...but we do make the best effort so that you feel at home! ..and if you say you will not forget us soon, it makes my day !! See you !! Arthur

Grenoble, France
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Our third trip to Portugal and the most amazing place we have ever stayed. A wonderful Quinta that has been lovingly restored and tastefully décorated with amazing family antiques. The location to visit the area is perfect, the grounds are superb, breakfast is wonderful and you can even drink the Quinta wine. As a bonus, you have the perfect host,...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello John !! It was a pleasure to host you and your lovelly wife !! Some people do make my job very easy !! All the best !! See you again some time ! Cheers !! Arthur

Soest, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 September 2015

A beautiful restored Quinta with full respect for the past. Our room was full with antique. During the dinner , they served antique plates and cutlery. Antique is also to use , Arthur said! Arthur explained with full passion about winery and harvesting grapes. The pool is connected with a natural source, fruit trees around , sun and you will...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Giso !! Yes, the best way to preserve all this beautifull heritage is to use it every day, and to share it with you ! Harvest time... end of September!! Don't miss it !! Cheers !! Arthur

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2015

My partner and I spent 4 nights here as part of out drive around Portugal. No other B&B could compete with Arthur's hospitality and his breakfasts, which included homegrown fruits, homemade jams and cake.....delicious. The shared verandah was lovely to relax on with wonderful views across the valley and to eat our takeaways, with use of kitchen facilities. Weather was...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Proprietário at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello LynnW!!! Thank you so much for your kind words !!! The fact that you place us high in your ranking is of great value to me !! I hope that you will tell your friends and family about us... we would love to have more visitors from the United Kingdom !!! Cheers !!! Arthur

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 July 2015

My wife and I spent 2 nights and 2 glorious days at this lovely Quinta. The grounds had a beautiful garden with lemon, orange, pear, apple trees and grape vines. The stone pool area was a great place to relax and fed by a natural spring water so it did not smell like a chlorinated pool. Our canopy room was...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello David !! "Pure Bliss" sounds nice !!! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Family Quinta !! I am surely proud of keeping it going ! We have made a big renovation to gate and the sign at the gate is now fantastic !! ... and the wifi ... we had it rewired with new acess...

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Arthur has restored his family's Quinta into a working winery and wonderful B&B. He is a warm and gracious host and clearly wants to please his guests. Rooms have been modernized and decorated beautifully. Fabulous water pressure in the shower! Do have him prepare an evening meal for you if you have the chance and try to sit on the...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello CatWhispurr !! Great that you enjoyed it so much here !! I'am still thinking about that picture of your small sailboat at dock in front of your house !! UAU !! All the best !! Arthur

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Our family of three had the pleasure of staying at Quinta da Cancela in August 2013 and enjoyed a very memorable three nights in this exquisite bed and breakfast. It really is such an amazing place to say and Arthur, the owner, couldn't be more friendly, helpful and genuine. We loved the whole experience - the beautifully restored farmhouse, the...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Christine!! Great that you enjoyed it here, and most important, that you recomended us to your family and friends !! That's always the best sign that we made a good job of welcoming you ! Cheers !! Arthur

Almelo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We travelled a lot around the world, but Arthur , the owner of Quinta da Cancela, is one of the most friendly people we ever met. We got the feeling that we belonged to his family. We will never forget this beautiful restored old quinta. Gea and Albert

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Gea & Albert !! Thank you for your comment! It is a great compliment to me that you found us so friendly after travelling all over the world! That is very special! Thank you again! Arthur

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 January 2015

If you're planning a trip to the North of Portugal, Quinta da Cancela is definately the place to be. We stayed there in september and it was the first of three hotels. After being pampered by our host Arthur, no other hotel could match his hospitality. He really takes good care of his guests. Especially the food and the wine,...

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

"Best place to stay in North of Portugal !!!" It does not get any better than this !! Thank you Babette for your review, and to all other readers... ...don't take my word for it ... take Babette's !!! Cheers !! Arthur

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quinta da Cancela is a 1720 wine producing, family estate in the North of Portugal, halfway between Braga and Guimaraes.There is a beautiful house, gardens and vineyard, where we grow our own red wine !! We are sure that you will enjoy the family history, the wine & food advice and our Portuguese hospitality.Looking forward to see you !! Juliana & Arthur ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quinta da Cancela

Address: Rua da Liberdade, Guimaraes 4805-496, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Price Range: ₹ 6,589 - ₹ 10,865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Quinta da Cancela 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Superior Double room comfortable and large, restored in older style with ensuite”
71LynnW71, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Canopy Room was owners grandfathers room with antique furniture from 1700's”
davidhP8634PE, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Wifi works in the yard outside the rooms.”
catwhispurrr, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“There are two rooms in the original house and two others in a more recent part . We stayed in the older part which was lovely but it would be good in the other rooms too.”
ColinMarty10, 18 Sep 2013 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms!”
Traveldude765, 4 Mar 2013 | Read review
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