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Casa do Zé Sapateiro – Schist Village B&B in Central Portugal

Casa do Zé Sapateiro – Schist Village B&B in Central Portugal

By | April 27, 2015 at 8:39 am | No comments

Casa do Zé Sapateiro is a small Bed & Breakfast pearl in the rolling hills of central Portugal. It is nestled within a schist village of Ferraria de São João, just south of the Lousã mountain range. The traditional house is an ideal weekend escape or a perfect relaxing...

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Evolutee Hotel at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

Evolutee Hotel at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

By | September 8, 2014 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, about a 45-minute drive north of Lisbon, has a lot to celebrate. In early 2014, their Seve Ballasteros-designed golf course was named to Golf World magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe.” Now, the luxury resort has...

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Convento da Sertã – Convent Converts to Cool Hotel in Central Portugal

Convento da Sertã – Convent Converts to Cool Hotel in Central Portugal

By | February 28, 2014 at 9:58 am | No comments

It’s safe to say that Central Portugal is one of our favorite places to explore, experience and escape. Whether it’s cool urban art in Covilhã, rock etchings in the Côa valley, schist villages strewn across Serra da Estrella or a hip new restaurant in Aveiro, Central...

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Quinta da Geia – Boutique Rural Hotel in Central Portugal

Quinta da Geia – Boutique Rural Hotel in Central Portugal

By | November 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm | No comments

Central Portugal is teeming with quaint, boutique rural hotels in old villages, across the countryside and along the mountain slopes. Typically offering old world charm mixed with modern amenities, these retreats are excellent places to escape for a weekend or indulge in a long...

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Boutique Hotel Quinta da Palmeira in Cerdeira, Central Portugal

Boutique Hotel Quinta da Palmeira in Cerdeira, Central Portugal

By | August 23, 2013 at 11:13 am | No comments

To the east of Coimbra, and to the south of Viseu, in central Portugal, there is a charming hillside hotel set among the lush backdrop of Serra do Açor. Quinta da Palmeira is a late 19th century country house, lovingly-renovated, to provide guests with modern amenities while...

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Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa – Urban Cool on the Beach in Ovar

Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa – Urban Cool on the Beach in Ovar

By | June 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Think trendy urban boutique hotel snatched-up from the big city and placed perfectly on a large sandy beach, and you’ve got Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa in Ovar in central Portugal. Located on the front line of Furadouro Beach, this chic and contemporary hotel has a cool...

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