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Quinta da Palmeira

Portugal, Beiras and Central, Coimbra

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  • a tranquil hideaway at a stunning new boutique hotel

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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.


air conditioning
car parking
child friendly
home cinema
swimming pool
wheelchair access


Address: Rua Principal 36, Cerdeira (Arganil), 3305-050 , Portugal


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.


Cancellation policy

7 days.

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Price Match Promise

If you find your stay cheaper elswhere we will price match and give you £50 towards your next stay with us.



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