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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stayed in the little stone hut, Penedo Boavista. As soon as we stood outside it, looking down at the calm, shimmering river we felt immensely peaceful. Inside, you can see the river from the bed. A few steps outside and you are on a natural stone terrace with two chairs. Several more steps down the bank take you to...

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Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed in a small 2 bed apartment - one of 3 in total, with a beautiful large shared balcony directly overlooking the river and hills beyond. The apartment was well equipped - with everything needed to cook a simple meal. The complex is reached via a steep and quite bumpy track and well off the road. Therefore mostly extremely...

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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent location with breathtaking views. The Apartment was ideal. A very relaxing stay and the owners were very friendly. Enjoyed a lovely evening with our hosts and other guests at a barbecue. We Would very much like to stay there again.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. You have the most beautiful spot for visitors to enjoy and your hospitality was second to none. We would not hesitate to recommend Retiro no Rio to other travellers.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We went to visit my Brother and had a great time at this beautiful location. We will definitely be staying here again. This is a very peaceful place which forces you to relax and recharge your batteries.

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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 26 May 2015

our stay was nice and peaceful at this wonderful place with kind and helpful owners. We recommanded Retiro no Rio if you are looking for a place to relax, chill and explore the region. Thank you very much.

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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to host you.

Reviewed 3 May 2015

I stayed in one of Elena and Ruurds caravans which was located right near the lake with beautiful views and surroundings. It is a very relaxing environment and perfect for 'getting away from it all'. The caravan was clean with all the equipment I needed for cooking and food storage as well as a machine for making hot drinks. With...

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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for appreciating what Retiro no Rio has to offer !

Reviewed 2 November 2014

Ruurd and Elena are very friendly people. We had couple dinners together and I gotta say I really enjoyed the conversations we had. As for the staying they make you feel like home and everything is ready and clean. Their approach for doing things is very fair and straightforward which is a enjoyable thing when you're travelling.

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RetiroNoRio, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to get to know you and to see how much you enjoyed all the things Retiro no Rio has to offer. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Rennes, France
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Ruurd and Elena are extremely friendly and can't do enough to make their guests feel welcome and at home. Reaching the converted farm at the bottom of a winding steep track is in itself an adventure. The surroundings are superb with the accommodation situated on the banks of a glorious river. Ruurd even lent my 11 year old son fishing...

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Retiro R, Owner at Retiro no Rio, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our quinta. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!! Best regards, Ruurd and Elena

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Retiro do Rio is a fantastic location for a peaceful holiday in central Portugal. Away from it all but with all the required comfort and facilities. We had a good appartment/studio (Canela) with terrace and there is a beautiful swimming pool above the river, The local baker comes every morning with your order. Supermarkets are 10-15 min drive away. You...

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small guesthouse on the shores of the river Mondego in the Center of Portugal. Literally translated Retiro no Rio means a place to relax (retreat) at the river, a name that suits this beautiful estate perfectly.We offer you the choice of 2 spacious apartments with terrace overlooking the river (each max. 6p)1 large studio with terrace overlooking the river (max 2p+baby)2 rooms B&B with the entrance at our cozy patio (max 4p and max 2p)2 rental caravans at the river beach. Keywords are: privacy, nature, forest, large salt water swimming pool, private river beach, kayaks, gps-hikes, massage parlour at the quinta, fishing, horseriding, golf, Serra da Estrela, Coimbra, Buçaco National Park. The apartments each have a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom, sitting and dining area and woodstove. Each apartment has it’s own spacious terrace overlooking the river. Because of the thick granite walls and the double glazing the apartments are nice and cool in summer and comfortable warm in winter. Breakfast and dinner service on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Retiro no Rio

Address: EM635 | Quinta da Malhadoura, Povoa de Midoes 3420-136, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Povoa de Midoes
Price Range: €63 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Retiro no Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Penedo Boavista is private and romantic. Other rooms accommodate couples or families, and there are caravans. Something for everyone.”
 of 5 bubbles Paul012345, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All three apartments have the same wonderful river views”
 of 5 bubbles Miranka, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Brilliant views and great for outside lovers”
 of 5 bubbles 617rossc, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in Studio Canela on my own. This studio is also suitable for a couple or a couple with 2 children easily. It has one bed in the living room and an extra bedroom.”
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 of 5 bubbles ArjenE, 29 Sep 2011 | Read review
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