Hotel Quinta Das Lagrimas
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... is the local take on a croque-Monsieur and is basically a heart attack on a plate, consisting of toasted bread, wet cured ham, sausage, steak all covered in melted cheese with a hot thick beer based sauce poured over the top. It's both delicious and sickening at the same time. In the afternoon I headed across the river to partake in some of the cities name sake, port wine has never been my tipple of choice, but when in Rome... All port wine is made from ...
We did not have enough time to visit any of the castles in Sintra and could only surmise their beauty. Our sprawling manor house was full of surprises and we enjoyed a delightful continental breakfast of Portuguese breads, cheeses, meats and fresh fruits in the huge dining room while six colorful parrots and about eight bunnies cavorted outside the big glass windows.
Herb and Judy went for ...
... and arriving in Coimbra found our hotel in the old quarter. Later we walked the steep path up to the old university sitting prominently above the town. Amazingly old building around an inspiring quadrangle. The oldest university in Portugal dating back 500 years. Dined at a restaurant opposite the hotel. A very good meal, busy with lots of people. Good to have a beer and relax. Stayed at Hotel Vitoria. Good beds good size room. Shuttered and dark. Quiet. VG €45 incl ...
... before the village there was a homemade sign from mum. As I came through the village I was ringing my bell and then I saw Mum, Karis, Karen, Rod and Daniel all waiting under a finishing line banner. I was very sweaty so I don't think anyone noticed the tear in my eye! Very shortly after this I consumed rather a large amount of alcohol and an incredible amount of food for several days. On Friday we had a ...
Along the ecopista do doa . 23 miles Dragging my heels waiting for my wife to arrive at mummy's before me . After waking at 8 and having breakfast of ham and cheese rolls and fruit and yogurt ,coffee and orange juice I checked out about 11 and hit the hills straight away .the first 5 miles where challenging but then I hit ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Quinta Das Lagrimas Coimbra
We stayed here for 2 nights during Easter week and enjoyed it very much. We had a good sized room and bathroom; needless to say, it was clean. The breakfast was a good selection.
Very famous facility with quite a history. Our room was very small (the smallest of the 5 cities in our trip) and also was the most expensive. The main building (old hacienda house) is beautiful. The gardens, pool and new annex very nice. The hotel is far from the main city of Coimbra and you have to walk about 1/2 just to get there crossing the main river. Outside the area there is not much to do. The breakfast was average (like any other hotel). Going and coming from the main city will take a full hour or a taxi ride of more than 15.00 dollars.
In summary, very nice but extremely expensive for our room
The hotel was totally fullfilling our expectations regarding atmosphere, decor, rooms and staff. A new strictly-modern designed building provides a Spa, whose major facilities (inner and outer swimming pool, Turkish bath and sauna, Gym) are available for free. It's a pity that all those fascinating furnished living rooms in the central ancient building are always so empty!
Stayed at Quinta das Lágrimas in late September. I had read about this hotel in a number of places, and after looking at their website, couldn't resist the idea of staying in a place with so much history. Staff were wonderful, and the bellboy was determined that we didn't carry our own bags. We chose a garden room, which was huge and had a lovely view. The facilities at the hotel were great, and we took advantage of the free internet access, indoor pool, and restaurant. Dinner was fantastic. Breakfast was included and was also very satisfying. Apart from a delay of a couple of weeks in answering our initial enquiry through their website, all our emails were promptly replied to. We would stay there again.
This hotel is truly exceptional. Located at the end of a tree-lined private drive, it is composed of an old and new section, each with its own character. The old portion is just like a fairy-tale palace without being intimidating. Our favourite part was the library, still full of old books, including magazines from the 1950s, 60s and 70s...and a computer with free high-speed internet access. The new section is ultra-modern and was designed by a renowned Portuguese architect.
This Relais & Chateaux hotel is a gem . An old patrician villa with antique charming sitting-rooms ,lounges and a fantastic antique library with a free internet connession . The rooms are elegant and the spa is wonderful although it seemed to us too modern compared to the old charme of the main building (ask for a room in the old building !!!!) .Great swimming area in the garden . The only complain was the very poor breakfast which is a feature of portuguese hotels . Do not forget to try the restaurant - it is not a dinner it turns into a fantastic food experience . Can't wait to come back .
Lovely short break
Lovely stay - beautifully furnished period rooms with loads of character. Lovely grounds too, with a sense of seclusion despite being about 15 minutes walk from Coimbra (across the bridge). Staff friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Attractive and inviting outdoor pool. Only drawbacks - the brash new extension (restaurant plus fitness centre and indoor pool) clashes loudly with the grandeur of the original building and the buffet breakfast was disappointing.
Super Spa at Quinta das Lagrimas
I just returned from this hotel. They just opened a spa that is out of this world. I would describe it as trendy, chic, minimalist, zen, relaxing.... the place is totally black (even the pool!!!!) except for the green of the garden that strolls in through the large windows.
Fabulous treatments from a couple of French spa ranges add to their offer and make the spa an absolute gem. Worth the detour!!!!
Loved this hotel. You feel like royalty. The rooms were charming as is the hotel. You will learn the history of Dom Pedro and Inez de Castro which will amaze you and is a story taught to all Portuguese children.
A paradise called Quinta das Lagrimas
Quinta das Lagrimas was by far my best hotel experience in Portugal. The setting is beautiful and the palace is perfectly restored to its past grandeur. The rooms are all different and well decorated and the service is just beyond words!! The restaurant has a two Michelin star chef as consultant so you can imagine how the food is like. Lovely botanical garden and golf academy. A must!