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Parque Miguel Bombarda 11, Portalegre, Portalegre, 7300-107, Portugal Fodor's Choice

This historic manor house is old-world style at its best, exquisitely adorned with local tapestries and chock-full of antiques. The house has been in Antonio Manuel Manta's family for more than 200 years, and it feels like you're a guest in the family home. You'll be warmed by their hospitality, and by the complimentary glass of port they normally share with guests on arrival. Most of the rooms have fireplaces and high ceilings, and one has an annex with extra beds for kids. Breakfast is a luxurious spread of local cakes, teas, and breads, served on silver and crystal.

PROS

  • historic property with warm family hospitality
  • staying here offers a more authentic
  • historic experience than even some pousadas
  • at a fraction of the price
  • staying here offers a more authentic, historic experience than even some pousadas, at a fraction of the price
  • historic property with lots of charm
  • authentic, historic experience
  • breakfast is included

CONS

  • no central heating
  • but cozy fireplaces in bedrooms
  • no restaurant
  • no central heating, but cozy fireplaces in bedrooms
  • no restaurant
  • no on-site restaurant
  • old-fashioned decor

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 245-201028 | -245 201 028
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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