Wouldn’t it be a luxury to escape to a place that captures the serenity and charm of an old-world village, yet offers the comfort and security of 21st century amenities? It’s possible. Villa Pedra Natural Houses, just south of Coimbra in central Portugal, is a true sanctuary where quaint and quiet meets contemporary comfort.
Need to step away from hectic urban life but still want 21st century conveniences? Immerse yourself in Portuguese village life while relaxing in a refurbished country house in eastern central Portugal. Passado de Pedra in Caria, is quaint and cozy with only six rooms, but generous in comfort and personality.
The story of Casa da Cisterna is one that we all have fantasized. Married couple, Ana and Antonio, quit their hectic urban life to move to the country and open a small hotel. They bought several small buildings in the village of Castelo Rodrigo to build a home for themselves, as well as rooms for travelers in need of a peaceful retreat.
Sitting on top of one of Portugal’s highest peaks in the Serra da Estrela mountains, is a resort hotel unlike any other in the country. Casa das Penhas Douradas is truly a place to escape everyday routine, to relax, enjoy, explore and appreciate the stillness, solitude and beauty of the top of the world.
So, you need a break and want to get away. Well, Portugal Confidential has an interesting solution. We were recently introduced to an amazing beautiful, awesomely unique and extremely relaxing hotel….in a historical Portuguese village: Casas do Côro.
At the heart of Aveiro is a river complete with gondolas (moliceiros) that evoke river travel of eras past, but provide entertainment for tourists in modern times. In the center of all this action is a hip little hotel that takes its name from the traditional boats, yet offers a modern design hotel experience.
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