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  • Overview

    Quinta da Palmeira is a beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse, now boutique hotel, with 13 rooms and suites and a spacious apartment for 4 people. Located between Cerdeira and Portela da Cerdeira, this typical Portuguese country house in Cerdeira offers scenic views of the surrounding valley and the Açor Mountains and is very much in a world of its own.  The rooms and the apartment at Quinta da Palmeira have been beautifully designed and decorated, each with a unique colour palette and sumptuous fabrics.  Surrounded by orange and olive groves, close to the historic village of Piódão, this little gem has a restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, private parking and free Internet access.


    Quinta da Palmeira has a lovely outdoor pool which is surrounded by colourful orange and olive trees. Guests can relax in the public lounge area, or read a book in the adjoining reading room. There are plenty of things to do and see in the nearby area:

    • Visits to the waterfalls in the ´Fraga da Pena` protected landscape
    • Walks in the ´Mata da Magaraça` protected landscape area (350 hectares)
    • Visit ´Piódão`, one of the prettiest historic villages in Portugal, in schist,
    • Walks in the ´Açor Mountains`. You can also go mountain biking, canoeing, go on water and 4x4 trips and go rock climbing
    • Swimming, enjoying the sun and relaxing on one of the river ´Alva’s` beaches
    • Visit the highest point (1349 m) of the Açor Mountains, S. Pedro do Açor
    • Horse riding through villages, woods and along the banks of the river ´Alva`
    • Go kayaking on the river ´Alva`
    • Visit local markets

    Or as many people do just do nothing…….during your stay at Quinta da Palmeira.


    Quinta da Palmeira’s exclusive gourmet restaurant serves a daily surprise menu with international and traditional Portuguese dishes in an intimate setting. The wine lodge offers a selection of regional wines.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning


    car parking

    child friendly


    home cinema


    swimming pool


    wheelchair access


    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    Rua Principal 36, Quinta da Palmeira, Cerdeira (Arganil) 3305-050, Coimbra, Portugal

    How to get there?

    Quinta da Palmeira – Country House Retreat is situated in the district of Coimbra, the Central region of Portugal.
    The village where you will find us is called Cerdeira and is part of the municipality of Arganil.

    Our address:
    Rua Principal 36 | 3305-050 Cerdeira (Arganil) | Portugal
    Phone: (+351) 911 017 455
    Email: info@qportugal.com
    GPS coordinates: 40.25890 (or 40.15.32,0.N), -7.93959 (or 7.56.22,5.W)

    When searching for Cerdeira please select Cerdeira (Arganil), choose any street in Cerdeira as our Rua Principal street name isn't listed on any official map. When entering the village, you will always pass by Quinta da Palmeira.

    Check-in between 14:00h and 22:00h.
    Check-out until 11:00h.

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    All of the 13 en-suite rooms, suites and apartment at Quinta da Palmeira were planned and decorated with the greatest of care in order to provide guests with a sense of comfort and elegance.  The bedrooms have private bathrooms, a bath and/or shower for 2 people, really comfy beds with orthopaedic mattresses, central heating, telephone and free internet and satellite LCD-TV.   We love the luxury senior rooms located just by the main house as they have their own entrance, perfect for those wanting a bit of privacy.  The luxury self contained apartment sleeps 4 people and has its own separate entrance and veranda. It is also suitable for those people with special needs.  The 5 new Olive House suites all feature TV Beds.

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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Credit card details: the guest pays nothing to secure the booking. Credit card details are held in case of cancellation

    The guest pays a deposit to secure the booking and the balance is paid by the guest to the Property on checkout

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation fee is 50 % of total charge if cancelled up to 30 days before arrival.

    Cancellation fee is 100 % of total charge if cancelled up to 0 days before arrival.

    Please note that booking can be cancelled 30 days prior to the arrival without penalties; booking cancelled less than 30 days will incur a 50% penalty (calculated on the total due); if the guest doesn´t show up they will be charged the total price. To cancel your booking please email the hotel directly quoting the Booking Reference Number issued with your confirmation.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in is possible between 02.00 PM and 10.00 PM

    Check-in time: 14:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0



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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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