Just when we thought life couldn’t get any mellower for travelers in Portugal, here comes Quinta da Palmeira, an airy eight-room country house in the quiet hills between Porto and Lisbon. Surrounded by orange trees and olive groves, with the peaks of the Serra do Açor just beyond, Quinta da Palmeira makes its home in a region famous for gastronomy and open-air parties known as arraiais, with song and dance as the main activities. For many travelers it will likely be just a stopover between Portugal’s main coastal cities, which is a shame, for it takes a couple days to settle into the laid-back countryside lifestyle. For those who do stick around, nature is close at hand. The woods are sprinkled with waterfall-fed pools, the rivers good for swimming and canoeing, and the mountains suited to bikers and hikers of all skill levels. The historic city of Pióadão is nearby, too, with its famous stone houses forming a picturesque jumble on the hillside. Closer by, the hotel’s pool sparkles in that particularly sparkly way that pools under the bright southern European sunlight tend to do. And long meals, needless to say, are a big part of the experience, with surprisingly refined dishes for a region that tends toward the rustic. Rooms span the range from tiny no-frills singles to sprawling apartments, though even the largest are done in a simple contemporary style that begs the question of how much one really needs for a quiet night’s rest. This, after all, is supposed to be a dose of the simple life, and a tasteful little hotel in the countryside is more than enough to provide it.

Quinta Da Palmeira - Arganil Basic Info

Opening Date : 1 January
Closing Date : 31 December
Number of Rooms : 8
Person in Charge : Jack Brouns

Adress :

Rua Principal, 36 3305-050 Cerdeira (Arganil)

Distance to sea : 105km
Distance to airport : 175km
Direction From the airport in Porto turn on the highway A1 to Lisbon. On the highway A1 take the exit for Coimbra-Norto IP3 direction Viseu. On the highway IP3 take the  exit for teh highway IC6 Covilhã - Arganil -  Oliveira do Hospital. On the highway IC6 take the exit Côja - Piódão. Between Côja and Piódão you will pass Portela de Cerdiera. In Portela de Cerdeira after the church turn right to Cerdeira. After 400 meters on your leftside you will find Boutique Hotel Quinta da Palmeira.

Hotel Facilities

  • Baby Cot
  • Bar-Cafe
  • Boutique
  • Breakfast included
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Daily Room Cleaning
  • Disabled room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Historical Building
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Mountain view
  • Open full year
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Satellite tv
  • Terrace
  • Wine cellar
  • Wireless
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It´s the perfect stopover between Lisbon and Porto: your holiday into the laid-back countryside lifestyle. Rare to find this level of personal attention and sophistication in such a remote corner of Portugal – a treat for nature lovers and sybarites. Each room has its own personality and character but all with elegant and stylish furniture. Every detail has been taken care of.

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