great design and beautiful scenery, a walker's paradise!
Casas da Lapa is a small, family run boutique hotel that sits on the slopes of Serra da Estrela, the most impressive mountain massif in Portugal surrounded by an area of national park. This village house dating from 1812, has been restored and transformed into is former glory using traditional methods and materials including stone and local wood. Whilst the interiors show off the exquisite taste and contemporary design of the owners resulting in a cosy and sophisticated Chic Retreat with 8 rooms.
Surrounding Casas da Lapa there are some breathtaking walks and hikes to enjoy with or without guides. Alternatively enjoy a tour in an all-terrain vehicle and explore the central massif with its green pastures, lagoons and waterfalls. Even on the coolest of days the sheltered swimming pool is always a sun trap and perfect for a refreshing dip after a day out bike riding or walking. There are some charming historical and mountain villages which are well worth visiting.
Breakfast is served late into the morning and includes home made breads, jams and yoghurts as well as local meats and cheeses. Light lunches can be served and in the evening you can enjoy creative traditional dishes complimented by a selection of delicious local wines.
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Rua Eira do Costa 10, Lapa dos Dinheiros. Porto, Portugal
BY CAR: If you're coming from Lisboa, take the A1 until Coimbra Norte and then the IP3 until the IC12 exit and continue heading to Nelas. Once there, continue towards Seia by the EN231. If you're coming from Porto take the A1 until the connection with the A25 and continue until the Mangualde exit. Head to Nelas and, once there, follow to Seia. Once at Seia, take the road to S. Romão, following the EN231 towards Covilhã. From S. Romão, drive 4 km and you'll see a sign indicating Lapa dos Dinheiros, on your left. Enter the village and follow the signs to Casas da Lapa. » Lisboa :: 317 km » Porto :: 187 km » Coimbra :: 107 km » Seia :: 007 km
Nearest airport: Porto (1h20)
The 8 rooms at Casas da Lapa are contemporary in design with natural wood and stone giving a soft, warm feel to them. Lovely splashes of colours and works of art adorn the walls and there are some striking design pieces in each of the rooms. The modern bathrooms are spacious and feature natural Sicilian bath products, dressing gowns and soft slippers. Both Room 3 and Room 7 can be converted into twin beds and Room 3 is the largest of the rooms for those looking for a bit of extra space.
Cancellation: up to 7 days before check-in: free of charges - Less than 7 days before check-in: no refund of deposit. Minimum stays: 2 nights on weekends; 6 nights in August
Pets: Casas da Lapa don't not accept any kind of pets.
Minimum stays: 2 nights on weekends; 6 nights in August
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
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.
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