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Casa das Penhas Douradas - Burel Expedition Hotel is a charming hotel located at 1500 meters of altitude, in the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela, with a unique mountain landscape framing. The hotel has 17 rooms and 1 suite, all panoramic, with a cozy and familiar atmosphere. The decor is made in warm, welcoming tones, and features pieces from Nordic and Portuguese artists. Wool is one of the main elements, with the burel coating some furniture pieces like sofas, puffs, armchairs and walls. There are also fireplaces and three living rooms. The hotel also has a Mountain SPA, a Vichy shower and ...More details
Check-out ends at: 11:00
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Pool and wellness facilitiesTake advantage of recreation opportunities such as an indoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services. This hotel also features a television in a
Reception servicesLuggage storage
Business Facilities / FacilitiesTake advantage of recreation opportunities including a health club and an indoor pool. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a television in a common area,
Reviewed 13 august, 2021
Wonderful relaxed athmosfere, helphul staff, they evens sent our forgotten clothes back home. Superb! The walks are nice. The food famulous and the design of the interior is great. Great to visit with a family
A delightful mountain lodge, with A1 service
Reviewed 29 july, 2021
We simply loved this hotel, partly for its location in the glorious Sierra de Estrella - a worthwhile drive to reach the peak of the road and experience the genuinely stunning views - and partly for its effortless, relaxed style - a mountain lodge with a gentle ski vibe - but above all for the superb quality of the staff. This team have service down to a tee, with everything done superbly to make your stay special. This extended from the front desk through to the lovely restaurant staff, who delivered excellent genuinely local fare, cooked to perfection. The public areas are relaxed and spacious, with extensive use made of the local burel fabric, a previously dying process of sheep's wool preparation that has been rescued (apparently) by the hotel owners - what an outstanding idea. A visit to the factory (free) is arranged daily and is fascinating. Side-note: the sister hotel down the road at Sao Lourenco has some absolutely exquisite examples of wall coverings using burel - worth a visit just to see that; if you do one of the hotel-organised guided walks they start at Sao Lourenco so you get to see this along with enjoying their free afternoon snack and coffee. We had the large (72 sq.m) suite which was wonderfully comfortable and well-equipped, with a super comfortable large bed as well as a huge bath in it's own separate area. The indoor pool is pleasant, and while we didn't use it there's a sizeable spa suite. All in all a very special experience and we would love to return to savour more of this beautiful and surprising area.
1500 meters high!
Reviewed 1 november, 2020
Located at an altitude of 1500 meters in Serra da Estrela. Cozy little hotel in the mountains, with swimming pool, sauna and spa. Friendly staff and good food. In the summer easy to acces, in the winter be aware of the snow. Nice option for a weekend break.
Reviewed 7 october, 2020
Our review focuses on the “Suite” which, like the rest of the hotel, is concerned with design and is constructed of attractive multi-ply veneered panelling. The suite is a spacious and comfortable garret that’s built into the roof, flooded by day with light through (blind-protected) skylights and large windows. The suite’s living area is laid out around an an island. On one side is a dining table overlooked by bookshelves, close to an ample sitting room. On another is the luxurious king-sized bed. Behind the island one finds the cupboards and shelves to take suitcases. A doorway at the top of the stairs gives access to a three-part ablution area. Twin basins are set into a worktop as one enters. Behind a large panel is an Olympic-sized bath while a door in the passage gives access to a separate toilet and shower. We loved the space, the comfort and the books and magazines awaiting guests. If we had a quibble, it would be only with the electric lighting, where utility is sometimes sacrificed to design. It’s difficult to turn the super-arty bedside reading lamps off without half-clambering out of bed. Equally, only a single distant table lamp serves the cupboards and suitcase shelves. So a torch is useful after dark. All in all we thought the suite well worth the asking rate in early October. Any reservations we had were about evening meals, where servings are numerous, exquisitely prepared, small and expensive. We were taken aback when the vegetarian main course we ordered turned out to be half a modestly-sized stuffed avocado. The €18 euro each price for this offering, when we came to settle the bill, left us with a sour taste in our mouths. In fairness, I should add that breakfast and late-afternoon "lanch" are both excellent and free. And all our meals were delicious. The service, both from reception and the dining staff, was all that one could ask for. We would certainly go back but we would stick with the alternative menu.
Reviewed 23 september, 2020
On the top of a mountain (1500m) lies this modern hotel. It is charming with an ecological touch because of all the natural wood it is made of and the wool used for decoration. After a day of hiking it is nice to relax in the small swimmingpool, unfortunately because of COVID the sauna is closed. The room is very small but efficient, with a nice shower but without thea/coffy facility or mini refrigerator. There are e few livingrooms to relax with complementary refreshments.