Fodor's Expert Review Quinta da Foz

Largo do Arraial, Foz do Arelho, Leiria, 2500–457, Portugal Fodor's Choice

A knight serving King Dom Felipe I built this large manor house in the 16th century, and 20-some generations later it is still owned and operated by the original family. The complex includes stables and a corral for the family's prize Lusitano stallions. The guest rooms—with luxe touches like underfloor heating—are large and comfortably furnished, and a few downstairs have French doors opening to the back terrace; from upstairs there are views of the Óbidos Lagoon. Ask to visit the on-site chapel, with an iinscription in old-world Portuguese on the floor dated 1592.

PROS

  • intriguing historical atmosphere
  • near the beach
  • quiet and peaceful with a family atmosphere
  • a quiet and peaceful base for exploring the area
  • Foz do Arelho beach is 15-minute walk away
  • archery or falconry sessions

CONS

  • heating but no a/c
  • few modern amenities
  • Wi-Fi signal elusive in some rooms
  • Wi-Fi is elusive in some rooms
  • no restaurant

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 262-979369 | 91-755–7786 | -262 978 506

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms 2 apartments
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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