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Manor House -
4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Baiao, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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Karen864
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great views, lovely pool”
Reviewed 17 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
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Lovely large clean villa with great views, quiet location and fabulous pool. However, lacking in basic equipment such as enough loungers for the number of guests, kettle, sharp knives, decent glasses, grater, peelers etc which is annoying when you're only there for a week. We ended up buying a grater and bread knife.
Large supermarket is about 30 km away so best to stop off on way from Porto. Fresh milk not available at small local shops, amazingly!

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Views and pool
Liked least: Not enough loungers by the pool for the number of people staying. Not enough kitchen utensils - had to buy a sharp bread knife, no kettle etc
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
22 Dec 2014
Hi Karen,

Thank you for your review. I am disappointed you were not completely satisfied with your stay at my house. I already bought more loungers. This way, every guest will have one lounger. Concerning the kitchen utensils I am surprised because my guests usually tell me they are enough.

Best Wishes
Palmira
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Liz82014
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful house”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in this house for a week and would have liked to stay longer. The view of the Douro is magical. The house is huge and very comfortable, and had everything that we needed. We were five people and we enjoyed eating on the terrace but also it was easy to find privacy when we wanted it. Palmira and her family were welcoming (and Catarina translated beautifully). They provided fruit and vegetables fresh from the garden, and cooked us a wonderful Portuguese dinner. We hope to go back

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The location especially the view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Hari000B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb villa with fantastic views run by a truly wonderful Purtuguese family”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The villa is in really excellent condition with full amenities, with one of the cleanest swimming pools I've encountered, set high up offering amazing views. Quite quick to get to from Porto though the roads can get a bit twisty and narrow. A 10min drive to Ancede village gets you to a supermarket, bakery and butchers plus a no-frills restaurant used by the locals offering fantastic authentic Portuguese fare. Our highlight of the holiday was when ‘Master Chef’ Palmira cooked us a traditional Portuguese roast dinner – this is a thing a not to be missed! The walks down to the river are well worth the effort, very scenic. There is also a train station and marina close by.

If you are after a relaxing and peaceful holiday, you’ll find it here.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The views, the owener and her family
Liked least: We didn't like driving at night
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Matosinhos, Portugal
Reviewed 27 February 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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people found this review helpful

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The view from the swimming pool over the Douro Valley
Liked least: Home decor had too many props
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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