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Reviewed 24 June 2011

I spent 3 nights here recently and it was an excellent experience. This is an old village bakery and house, beautifully converted by the owner Joao and his family, so that now it offers modern, tasteful, restful accommodation. The house is furnished with local artefacts and you could spend time just walking around and enjoying the decor. The rooms are spacious and bright, and downstairs there's an excellent sitting room with TV and wi-fi plus a small, charming dining room. Outside there's a small but delightful swimming pool set in a very pretty garden that has big views of the countryside all around and over into Spain - the frontier is just 2 or 3 kilometers away. You can easily park right outside the door in the street.

We had a very good breakfast and delicious dinner prepared by the family. Inexpensive. There is no restaurant in Salvaterra (a pretty village with fine views and a few small shops and bars) and if you stay here you would probably want to have meals at Casa...
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Reviewed 12 October 2009

We planned our trip to Portugal looking for somewhere "new" that we hadn't been. We prefer to explore new places and cultures, not necessarily the typical tourist spots. That being said, we followed up our trip to Castelo Branco with a few days of beach relaxation in the Algarve (where we were clearly tourists!).

We wanted to find somewhere in Portugal where our youngest son (eleven) could learn a bit about geology. He has always had an interest in rocks, fossils, and the like, so we thought we would try to find a place where we could spend a day or so volunteering on a geology project, while getting some local culture as well. I was able to locate Geopark Naturtejo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a gentleman named Carlos Carvalho, who was more than appy to oblige. The park itself was just amazing, and is worth investigating. Carlos and his assistant, Vania (sp?), were wonderful guides. Our older son (thirteen) was diagnosed with Lyme disease shortly before...
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Address: Rua de S. Joao | Salvaterra do Extremo, Castelo Branco 6060-501, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Castelo Branco District > Castelo Branco
Price Range: $74 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa do Forno 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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