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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Fantastic hotel with modern rooms, with all comfort. Nice, clean, spatious bathroom and room.
Very large and good breakfast buffet. Good service. Parts of the hotel are a museum; most interesting to visit.

Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank JanVB9630
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for one night going from the Douro Valley to Lisbon. The place is definitely historical with many rooms to see, such as a chapel, and gardens. The room we had was nice, with a modern bathroom, but small. There was no one to help with luggage, which we thought was odd given its rating, but so be it. The receptionist was rather cold but ok. There are apparently maps to view the various historical rooms but we were not given one. The one downer that keeps me from rating this a 5 star is the on sight restaurant is definitely below par. Since the hotel is out of town the eating options are limited we ate both dinner and breakfast there. Dinner, in summary, was not good and breakfast featured cold eggs and cold bacon. If you like staying in old historical palaces you will probably enjoy it very much. If you put a little more emphasis on food quality and service you might want to consider it more carefully.

Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Rick1723
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MontebeloHotels, Gerente de relações com clientes at Parador Casa da Insua, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and for the time you took to write this review.

We we appreciate and value your review that will help us to keep improving our service.

Kind regards,
Parador Casa da Ínsua.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Literally in the middle of nowhere and yet I wish we had spent more time here. This property is simply over the top! We had a Junior suite overlooking the gardens and the couple we were traveling with had a suite. Our room was comfortable and charming, their room was magnificent!

We spent quite a bit of time exploring the casa's historic and amazing rooms, it was like staying in a time warp of history. The grounds and gardens were stunning and well worth strolling to take in the beauty.

Wow, who would have thought, this was truly a great find!

Room tip: be sure to get a view of the gardens
Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank cowenevett
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed here for only three days in September. Everything was wonderful, the hotel and gardens, the staff, the room and the food. The bonus was that it was grape harvest time, the hotel has its own vineyard, and it was interesting to see grapes being pressed and even more interesting to taste the end product. Cannot wait to go back

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Ann2744
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our large group came to tour the main Casa and Gardens, then to dine at their restaurant. It honestly was a true highlight of my extensive tour of Portugal. We were told this is now part of a very nice Hotel /event group Parador, and that they renovated it with exacting detail.It is fantastic.

Fountains and all manner of botany. Formal to ethereal. Lovely swans. An old carriage house. This is just outside.

The inside is beautiful as well as having interesting History. We were intrigued to find out the connection to Albuquerque New Mexico being Americans. Beautiful Baroque architecture. Surprisingly able to view everything up close.

We did not actually stay at the Hotel ( although we would have loved to ) but our tour guide said he has in the past and it is quite nice. Apparently you can stay in a modern wing, or choose authentic historical rooms. They make their own wine, jams, cheeses, etc. on site as well.

HONESTLY, DO NOT MISS COMING HERE. And stay if you can. The wine and food pairing dinner WAS FABULOUS, but that is a separate review!!

Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank trra
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