Quinta do Paco Hotel
Travel Blogs from Vila Real
... and found a local restaurant with customers inside (all the others were empty as today is a national holiday in Portugal). We were told it was a set menu which was good with us, dishes kept arriving and very soon we were too full to move. We had a sausage to start and then pork cooked in red wine (gorgeous) followed by lamb in a spicy tomato sauce and then bacon in butter beans! Way too much for two people but all very lovely! We ...
We woke up today to lovely sunshine, I sat outside before breakfast reading my book overlooking the river and vines. We went into breakfast and unfortunately the heavens opened. We had planned to do the long walk around the estate today so we sat inside to read our books and hope the weather passes. It didn't -we ...
... next hotel is motorway to start with and then windy vineyard tracks! The views the whole way are stunning and I love the windy tracks through the vineyards-Richard not so much as he had to concentrate ******* the road! We stop for our picnic over looking hill upon hill of vines! We find the hotel okay and it is everything I had hoped! The place is set out lovely with flowers everywhere and the views all the way around are off ...
... had identified a couple of likely trails for us to preview, based upon what Hugo had learned of our criteria on our day in Geres National Park. En route to the first of two walks, we stopped to pick up sisters Sofia and Ana, then drove through mountainous terrain north of the Douro. The land was almost exclusively forested or agricultural, dotted with attractive small villages and towns connected by scenic winding country roads.
... join the English speaking bus, presumably because we’re the smaller of the two groups. The point being that many of the Germans are comfortable in an English-speaking setting, and most of them seem to be conversant in English. Even some of our American compatriots are multilingual. I’ve heard one conversing in Portuguese with the ship staff, and another conversing with the Germans with ease.
This group of passengers has also been dressing ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet