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Reviewed 4 December 2014

At First glance we thought that we had the wrong place and driven up to a farm (was raining heavily at the time). We checked in at the old building as we advised the reception staff that I was travelling with my elderly parents. We managed to park right outside within a few steps from our rooms. We ate at the restaurant that night but not worth the money you pay thought it was handy. we would have ventured out to the town but with my elderly parents would have been a challenge.
Overall the weather spoil't for us but needless to say that the setting and surroundings would make it a perfect location for countryside retreat.. Probably return in the Spring...

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with family
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FilipaMA, Gerente at Quinta de Santo Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Comments like yours give us the motivation to make it better every day! We hope to see you again on another occasion.

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Reviewed 14 November 2014

Easy to find, this is a truly charming hotel that will recharge your batteries from the city life in a couple of days staying there...
Close to the historic city of Elvas, this was the perfect hideout for a couple of days of relax and exploration of the surroundings.
Once you get there it looks pretty much like a farm. A big farm in the middle of nowhere with a 3-5 mile radius of absolutely nothing else but the highway (cruises by at approximately 1 mile and can be seen - not heard - from the pool area).
The original idea, I believe, was exactly that but it was then adapted to a hotel and then expanded with a new wing that was obviously built after the main building in order to accommodate more guests.
It ended up fine. It's a tidy space. Clean - which could be hard as it is in plain countryside - and well presented.
The staff is also very sympathetic, providing you with everything you need and need to know.
Gardeners are always tending the gardens so there's no secret to the beauty all the photo's show - it's just hard work. Justified by all means.
The gardens are beautiful and I believe the reason there's a big large room in the middle of the gardens behind the pool is because this makes perfect sense for a wedding or a baptism... Perfect scenario!
Beautiful well treated pool where we spent many hours - especially in the morning and late in the afternoon. And big as well!
As for the rooms, I can't scale them up to perfection like the outdoors. We had a corner room on the new wing and we were surprised by the old furniture, the raw floor and some spider webs here and there close to the balcony door. Not much of a deal I agree, but could be improved. A facelift would make this hotel absolutely perfect - and I'm talking about the new wing. As for the old one, either is already mended or some complaints will rise eventually.
The room itself is spacious and the bed is a good one - no humps. The balcony is great and gives direct access to the gardens. Being in a corner room we had the privilege of no one being able to see us in the balcony so we could have the door always open - oh, the spider webs - or just sit outside and have a glass of wine enjoying the tranquil landscape. Yes, it stands on a small hill so there's actually a great view from the frontside of the whole hotel - rooms, gardens and pool.
One huge detail - despite the hotel appearing to be full, we heard absolutely nothing in our room during our stay. The car space right behind the room was always empty and no harassments of any kind from no one. Definitely a plus!
And yes, you have to drive to get here. There's no other way to go there but by car.
The breakfast was great, plenty and varied. English variations and regional treats like cakes and cheese make up for it. Oh, one detail, 1 euro for the espresso by the way - it's kind of a rip-off but what will we, caffeine addicts do without one?
All in all it was a good stay. The value for money we managed to get was awesome. If I had to pay the full price I would've rated it one star short.

Room Tip: We had the far corner room in the new wing which was great for relax as it was kind of far from all the others (except a Suite standing right next to it). And you can park the car right in the back as well.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FilipaMA, Gerente at Quinta de Santo Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Comments like yours give us the motivation to make it better every day! We hope to see you again on another occasion.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We read the reviews in advance and did expect the hotel to be charming, but a little run down. It was, yet the quietness of the place and the tranquil and romantic surroundings made us really love the stay, and sad that we had to leave after just two nights. The beds were nice to sleep in, and the staff really friendly. The children loved the birds, the donkey nearby and the pool. The breakfast was good though a little basic the first day, then second it had home made jams and fruits and vegetables from the quinta, various healthy breads and freshly pressed juices. It was fabulous. we are definitely going back with friends and kids at another occation.

Room Tip: We stayed in the old building, which had a nice atmosphere for us foreigners that love to stay in historic surroundings...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

This hotel was an experience we booked it with netviagens a portuguese site a special offer for two nights good value.On arrival we where given a local assortment of cakes which went down well.It is an old quinta,A farmhouse in english the rooms where traditional portuguese quite quaint but i think the whole place could do with a spruce up.The extensive grounds again could do with a makeover.The staff where very good the restaurant was traditional portuguese cuisine we had a traditional dish of fish peasant style and a dessert of pudim flan,The wine which alentejo the regional wine as always very good.The location also very handy for nipping over to Spain.The town of elvas typical portuguese specialises in fabrics of all kinds very good quality and good prices.Worth a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

I found this place really hard to rate as the Quinta itself could be fabulous,but just needs a bit of money & tlc spending on it. Our room was lovely - large,beautifully furnished with 2 windows looking over the lovely gardens.
Staff were very friendly & spoke excellent English, Wifi coverage was really good. There was a fridge in the room with a couple of bottles of water in, which was very useful.
The real downside for us was the restaurant - the food was terrible - I had 'crumbed lamb chops' - which turned out to be tiny chops covered in breadcrumbs & fried to within an inch of complete cremation. It wasn't what I expected,but I eat them with an open mind, but they were awful. My husband had the duck, which was better & it came with some lovely fresh pineapple & kiwi fruit, so we had high hopes of fresh fruit for breakfast. How wrong we were - the only fruit available next morning was tinned fruit salad & tinned peaches. The orange juice looked decidedly 'off' & the coffee was weak.
This place could be sensational,but as it is now,it's sadly,somewhere we won't be returning to.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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