At the first sight of the Quinta do Fontelo you get the feeling that this will be a great vacation. But if you only look at the fantastic panorama from the floor-length windows in the building, it is certain. The boutique bed and breakfast is on a small hill with a view of the mountains. From the inside, the Quinta do Fontelo is characterized by minimalist design and at the same time luxurious equipment. Particularly chic: the room with the free-standing bathtub with a view of the countryside.
Each suite has a private balcony on which you can watch birds chirping in the morning as nature wakes up all around - there the delicious breakfast tastes twice as good. Surrounded by peaceful greenery, the Quinta do Fontelo is designed as a retreat and ideal for resting in harmony with nature. The personal service allows you to take care of your own body and soul. The garden area has a heated pool with a nice bar, sports areas for basketball, soccer and tennis and a horse stable. Whether on horseback, on foot or by land rover, there is a lot to discover in the surrounding area.
Quinta do Fontelo is part of the Vouga Valley, a region full of history, excellent gastronomy and healing thermal water. During the day there is the right activity for every interest. Three cities can be reached in less than half an hour by car. There are banks, pharmacies, supermarkets and everything else you need for everyday life. The nearest beach is about an hour away by car.
If you want to take it easy, you can simply read a good book under a tree in the garden of the Quinta or enjoy the best of this region at a delicious picnic for two. In the evening you can relax wonderfully on the veranda, with a symphony of cicadas and crickets in the background, while night falls in the valley.
ArchitectureAll buildings such as the accommodations, but also the pool or riding stables are embedded in nature. Natural raw materials such as wood or stone were preferably used as building materials. Comfort is paramount in the suites. The decor is restrained, the colors light and bright. The furniture is very elegant and functional, a mixture of vintage and rustic furnishings. The colors of the interiors - shades of green and light brown - reflect the colors of the surrounding landscape. Windows are a central architectural element of Quinta do Fontelo. The house is flooded with light and always appears bright and inviting through the white walls. Details such as candles and flower glasses further increase the feel-good factor. In winter you can snuggle up in the living room on cozy sofas in front of the fireplace.
The operators prefer local products, local markets, local shops and try to get people to work locally because they are "the soul and strength of the region around Quinta do Fontelo".
EnvironmentThe main focus of this project is on environmental compatibility. The operators say of themselves, they think and breathe "green" and they feel responsible for all animal and plant species in the area. The electricity is generated from a solar system, the entire building is equipped with energy-saving lamps. Rainwater is collected and used for irrigation. Quinta do Fontelo is a smoke-free environment. Together with the staff, efforts are continually being optimized to further reduce the environmental impact of hotel operations.
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The Quinta do Fontelo is located about 1 hour from Porto inland (102 km). From Coimbra it also takes a good hour to get to the Quinta (111 km) and from Lisbon it takes almost 3 hours (299 km). You will receive the exact address and directions when booking.
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