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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

there is so much i could say about this place, its incredible, we were greeted by Jose (he was helping out during the summer) a very good helpful young man, he showed us round the place, our room is lovely, so full of character, he showed us where breakfast is served, he went and bought us a glass of wine... More 

Thank sally j
Parma, Italy
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A park, a jewel, a gentle man tre owner, helpful beyond wildest expectations, a dream place in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately we staid for one day, next time at least a couple of days to achieve complete relaxation

Thank Meersohn
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This was really a good stay for 3 nights. A very nice welcome dinner and every morning the best possible service for breakfast. We did stay in the main building, fully renovated in the old style. Granddad his belongings still there. The bed was little bit small, but the ambience made it worthwhile nevertheless. The host was very friendly and... More 

Thank Rob R
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Quinta da Cancela for three days and enjoyed every minute. We could not have been made more welcome by Arturo and Jose, who were truly outstanding hosts. Their love of the vineyard and the beautiful buildings is infectious, and it was a pleasure to stay there. Cannot wait to come back one day!

Thank Domsadvisor
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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Quinta da Cancela. Arturo, the owner/host made the experience far more than ordinary by sharing his stories, the history of the Quinta, and offering excellent guidance into how to see the area including Guimaraes and Braga. In short, Arturo is a fountain of information. We learned a lot about the wine regions... More 

Thank JetravelerUsa
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

This ancestral property offers a wonderful respite after a busy day of sightseeing. Our host, Arthur, could not do enough to make us feel more welcome or more comfortable. Breakfast every morning was a delight and the picturesque countryside was a pleasure to wake up to! This is truly an experience worth having and one we will try to do... More 

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Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Tracy !! Thank you so much for your review!! You were really lucky with such nice Autumn sunny days !! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! There is so much to see and to do around !! Until next time !! Cheers !! Arthur More 

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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

My husband and I and 2 friends stayed at Quinta Da Cancela for 2 nights in late September 2015. It was our most enjoyable accommodation in Northern Portugal. It is a beautiful Quinta (farm-grape growers) located just outside Guimaraes and has been in Arthur Carvalho's family for many generations. He is very proud of the quinta and takes very seriously... More 

1 Thank PAB14
Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello PAB 14!! You were so lucky to get all our wine making process!! And tasting wine directly from the vat, how about that ? I am so glad you enjoyed Quinta da Cancela, felt at home! Do tell your friends about us, and whenever you want to came back... the wine will be bottled waiting or you !! Cheers... More 

Alton Ontario
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Upon arrival we were met by our host,Arthur.He immediately made us feel comfortable and most welcomed with his enthusiastic tour of his quinta.Our room was perfect in the old winery.It had a very modern bathroom.He offered a complementary bottle of his red and his neighbours' white wine.We thoroughly enjoyed both while sitting on the balcony!Breakfasts were delicious with homemade preserves... More 

Thank gini s
Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hard to beat !! UAU !!! Always something nice to hear!! Our Northern Portuguese hospitality is just like that!! It comes naturally! Thank you for your photos from the wine tank !! They were great!! All the best to Canada !! Cheers !! Arthur More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Absolutely fantastic place to stay in north of Portugal. Arthur is the perfect host that shows his love and proud of the land of his ancestors. He restored lovingly the Quinta in such a way that guests can enjoy a both luxurious and relaxing environment. His knowledge of wine making was a very enriching experience and a special bonus was... More 

Thank Gerson N
Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Gerson !!! The "best host ever" is a really important rank !!! It was so easy to host you, you were such a lively group!! Most of all, it was important that you felt at home. All the best, Arthur More 

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73 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This was just a lovely place in the countryside. all the reviews are true, Arturo loves what he does and it shows, he is very proud of his vineyard and for good reason, his wine is some of the best we had in Portugal. The whole experience was so relaxing: from lying by the fresh water pool under grape vines... More 

Thank pixi46
Arthur_Carvalho, Owner at Quinta da Cancela, responded to this review

Hello Pixi46!! Thank you for your nice comments! "Perfect host" is such a responsability!! ...but we do make the best effort so that you feel at home! ..and if you say you will not forget us soon, it makes my day !! See you !! Arthur More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quinta da Cancela is a 1720 wine producing, family estate in the North of Portugal, halfway between Braga and Guimaraes.There is a beautiful house, gardens and vineyard, where we grow our own red wine !! We are sure that you will enjoy the family history, the wine & food advice and our Portuguese hospitality.Looking forward to see you !! Juliana & Arthur ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quinta da Cancela

Address: Rua da Liberdade, Guimaraes 4805-496, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Price Range: $147 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Superior Double room comfortable and large, restored in older style with ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles 71LynnW71, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Canopy Room was owners grandfathers room with antique furniture from 1700's”
 of 5 bubbles davidhP8634PE, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Wifi works in the yard outside the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles catwhispurrr, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“There are two rooms in the original house and two others in a more recent part . We stayed in the older part which was lovely but it would be good in the other rooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinMarty10, 18 Sep 2013 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Traveldude765, 4 Mar 2013 | Read review
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