Casas da Lapa, Guarda
|Rua da Eira de Costa, 10, Lapa dos Dinheiros, 6270-651, Serra de Estrela, Guarda, Centre of Portugal, PORTUGAL.|
Description: Casas da LapaCasas da Lapa, a boutique hotel hidden in the mountains of central Portugal inside the protected area of the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela, is an oasis of modern comfort in the midst of an impressive rugged natural setting. Climb the steep narrow mountain road to discover Casas da Lapa in Lapa dos Dinheiros. A romantic mountain retreat with a rustic stone exterior that fits well with the village setting, the real surprise of Casas da Lapa is the interior contemporary design and the sophisticated yet friendly service.
With just eight spacious double rooms, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Gather around the fireplace before dinner or exchange hiking plans at the sumptuous breakfast. Family owned and run, with local roots, the owners and staff are helpful with advice for trips around the region or tips to discover unknown wines, cheeses and other local delicacies.
Casas da Lapa features a swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and a steam room. Bedrooms feature modern amenities and large windows to enjoy the inspiring landscape and take in the fresh mountain air. This little hotel is perfect for those who love nature, food, winter sports, summer hiking or simply a romantic getaway.
Type of rooms: Casas da LapaAll rooms are double and are equipped with private bathroom, hair-dryer, air conditioning, central heating, safe box, TV, DVD, phone, cable internet or WI-FI. Bathrooms have hidromassage.
Additional information: Casas da Lapa
Dining: Enjoy buffet breakfast, light meals during the day, diners with traditional food and regional wines, and bar service.
Services and facilities include: Internet and WI-FI, TV, CD & DVD, telephone, safe box, connections for fax and laptops, hydromassage, sauna, steam bath, heated swimming pool (exterior), and pedonal courses.
Location: Lapa dos Dinheiros is a typical mountain village, lying in the North/East slope of Serra da Estrela, within the protected area of the Natural Park. At 750 meters high, it offers remarkable views. Apart from the beauty of the landscape with terraces built for agriculture, several waterfalls and a freshwater swimming beach in the Caniça valley deserve a visit.
Seia is the nearest city and is 7 Km away.
Activities: They are happy to organize walks in the mountain and 4x4 excursions.
Points of interest:
> River beach at Ribeira da Caniça
> Waterfalls of Biqueirão
> Granitic Caves of Moura and Sumo
> Porto do Boi valley
> The forest around the village
> Natural Park of Serra da Estrela
> Bread Museum, in Seia
> Toy Museum, in Seia
> Zoo Park, in Gouveia
> Historical villages: Linhares and Piódão
> Centro de Interpretação da Serra da Estrela
Credit card data is needed to reserve a room. Cancellations should be made more than 4 days prior to the scheduled arrival date in order to avoid being charged 50% of the first night of the entire booking (all rooms).
Number of rooms: 8
Official category: Nature Tourism.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2005.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French.Smoking policy: no smoking establishment.
Credit cards accepted: Visa.
GPS Coordinates: 40° 22' 37.17'' N 7° 42' 27.11'' W
Nearest airport: Oporto - 200 km