Wonderful Oasis in North Portugal
Reviewed 21 September, 2021
Quinta da Bouça d’Arques is perfectly situated to explore the sights north of Porto but is also a beautiful and relaxing spot to just do nothing. Joao provided excellent communication in advance of our visit and Katarina warmly welcomed us and met our every need. We selected the Fountain cottage which, like all the rooms, was spacious, private, and very comfortably furnished. Breakfast came to the door each morning. Highly recommended. Don’t miss Tasqina da Linda in Viana. Fabulous seafood right off the boat.
Even better than in the pictures
Reviewed 19 September, 2021
From the moment we arrived at this beautiful Quinta we fell in love with it.
Everything here is perfect and it is so serene and quiet.
We stayed in the fountain house which was so nicely decorated and had a huge outdoor patio with the calming sound of the fountain.
For 2 nights we used the bbq so we could enjoy the night on the grounds too.
The pool is a true oasis with lovely views and you can go for a walk in the forests behind the Quinta.
Staff is all very friendly and helpful and made our stay a real pleasure
If we get back to Portugal we know where to stay!
Reviewed 12 September, 2021
We had a wonderfull time at the Quinta, we felt like King and Queen on our estate! Our cottage (Bougainvillea) was really fine furnished with special details, with a complete kitchen and even a dishwasher :-) Rooms are cleaned every day, the towels in the bathroom are enourmous. The friendly hosts Catharina or Gabriel bring you a fresh breakfast every morning, what is a better start than to start the day on your own terrace with fresh bread, fruit, yoghurt, an egg and orange juice! It is really silent up there, also on the swimming pool we were never with more than 4 people.
I never give the full 5 points in a review, there is allways way for improvement. For Quinta da Bouça d'Arques, I really don't know what they can do to improve.
We had a fantastic time!!
Reviewed 24 August, 2021
We went to Viana to do some kitesurfing, is a good place to learn. The welcome at the arrival was 10/10 (nice glass of oport included). We stayed in the lower floor of the main building. The room was beautifull and had all the facilities we need with a lot of nice details. Bed was really good. We also tried a good bottle of Albarinho. Many 5* luxury hotels are not as good. really good value for money
Reviewed 24 August, 2021
We spend a whole week in the Magnolia house. Very, very comfortabel!!! With it's great terace under an magnificient big americain oak wich gave coolness on warm days. Magnolia house is very peacefull, the bed is superb, the sheets are of high quallity. And above all, everything is very clean and maintained every day. The garden, swimingpool and surroundings are breathtaking. The woods on the premesis gave us the feeling that we were in paradise. Such variety of trees and plants!
But the most off all we want to thank Gabriel and Catharina. You are teriffic hosts! And off course Joaõ, our landlord. During our holiday week he often asked us if we were satisfied with our stay. We told him that we were very relaxed due to the estate and the great team. Joaõ had an impresive remark: in english it means: take at easy, but don't stop. Joaõ, can you give me the exact words you used then? ( it was in spanish)Thanks all of you, we highley recomend your beautifull place!
Mike and Angelina van Lieshout