Hotel do Caramulo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel do Caramulo
Hotel situado na serra do Caramulo, que resulta da recuperação de um antigo sanatório. É um edifico algo austero, mas que resultou num excelente espaço de conforto para descansar e desfrutar as magníficas paisagens da serra do Caramulo.
Os quartos são grandes e confortáveis, com varanda para a vista fabulosa da serra.
O pequeno almoço é servido em buffet, com uma variedade e qualidade que não desaponta. O
restaurante do hotel também tem um serviço excelente, com comida muito bem confeccionada.
Relativamente a actividades, o hotel dispõe de ginásio, piscina interior aquecida, piscina exterior e SPA. Do SPA recomendo que aproveite a piscina activa que fica num espaço privilegiado do hotel, donde se pode avistar uma paisagem panorâmica para a serra, é mesmo um excelente momento de relax.
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... equivalent, I guess, of our chutney which looked like sliced jelly! This time, our fellow guests were French (a young family of five plus a couple nearer our age who later proudly showed David his Land Rover Defender - boys and their toys) and a Danish family, the latter are clearly regular visitors and are currently here for a six-week stay. The usual chatter about where everyone comes from, where they are heading and so on ensued and it transpires that Dad is in ...
... and packing away - no hot shower that morning. Our early start meant that we were pulling alongside reception at our next campsite, Quinta Chave Grande, to the north of Satao at lunchtime. The site came highly recommended by British neighbours, Nick and Caroline, on the only Portuguese stop during our 'Grand Tour' two years ago, but at the time the seasons and weather changed so gave it a miss with a mental note to include ...
Yesterday our guide was telling us that Italy, Spain and Portugal are suffering badly with unemployment. In Italy it is running at a staggering 50%, Spain at 30% and Portugal somewhere in between. Also of concern in these countries is the rapidly declining birthrate of locals and conversely the equally rapid increase in immigrant birth rates.
These are going to be major issues in the future.
Today was fairly laid back and relaxing. It was ...
... still active today -- in the garden of which Ines (of Peter and Ines fame) was reportedly murdered. Her blood is said to have nurtured the olive trees still growing in the compound today. Anyway, the hotel was a slice of history, with all it's 19th century charm intact, with large drawing rooms, a library, large verandahs, and water gardens. We joked that we could picture 19th century English nobility wintering there, being waiting on hand ...
... and the chapel have strict rules about no picture taking. So one needs to count on their memory or buy the book sold by university students as part of the tour. The organ in the chapel is so powerful that a set of doors behind a curtain are opened to the courtyard when concerts are played. Without the doors the pure sound of the organ would be impossible to hear in the chapel itself.
Besides selling the ...