5 on August 15, 2012
Our stay at Villa Branca Jacinta was a welcome respite from our month long car trip around Portugal and just what we needed before our last few days in Lisbon before flying home to Oregon. Once the entry gate closes behind you, you are truly enveloped by a sense of peace and serenity, thanks to the beautiful " restoration in progress" of the old gardens by the owner, Maria Jose. This villa is a very special property, lovingly tended by the talented, beautiful, and kind Maria Jose. Her artistic, creative touches are seen everywhere from the crispy white vintage decor of the rooms to the clean, modern private bathrooms, the antique furnishings of the sunny breakfast room to the yummy special baked delicacies at breakfast, the calming beauty of the gardens to the friendly canine greeter. If all of this weren't enough to exceed our expectations, I would be amiss if I failed to mention the special attention and assistance Maria Jose gave us during our 4 day stay. We felt so cared for and will long remember her words to us when we were having difficulty returning our rental car-- "There are no problems, only solutions!" We've stayed at some wonderful B&Bs, but it is not often that when you leave you feel like you are ending a visit with a good friend. However, that is exactly how we felt when we had to say good-by to Maria Jose and Villa Branca Jacinta.
3.6 on August 10, 2012
Could have done with a sign at the front, to make it easier to find! However the actual stay was PERFECT! Very Homely, Maria José was very welcoming and made us feel right at home! Maria José took the time to cook us a homemade apple tart for breakfast, which was divine!!! A little treat which went down well. Aster is a nice little addition for dog lovers! Would recommend and will return whenever we pop back to visit Sintra!
5 on August 08, 2012
If you're looking for the perfect B&B experience in Sintra, this is it. Our room and breakfast were simple but elegant. There are only two rooms available in this gated villa, which is just a short walk from the train station. so book your stay early. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
5 on October 18, 2011
This elegant property run by it's delightful interior designer owner, is a close walk from the centre of Sintra. The room was lovely, with crisp White linen and a very elegant bathroom and the house has been refurbished beautifully. The breakfast was delicious with home made jams, gorgeous breads and other treats. I would recommend it it anyone
5 on April 25, 2011
Mit dieser Unterkunft haben wir auf unserer Portugal-Reise ein wahres Schmuckstück gefunden: ein charmantes altes Herrenhaus in einem verzaubertem Garten, das mit viel Gefühl für Details liebevoll renoviert (mit Heizung!) wurde. Wir fühlten uns bei Maria José Goncalves bestens aufgehoben und umsorgt und können diese Unterkunft als Ausgangspunkt für die Besichtigung der zahlreichen Burgen und Parks nur empfehlen.
5 on May 17, 2010
Sehr schön eingerichtete Räume. Badezimmer ebenfalls neu, unser hatte sogar eine Badewanne ! Zentral gelegen und ruhig. Leckeres Frühstück und eine wirklich sehr sympathische Inhaberin! Danke schön Maria José für den angenehmen Aufenthalt und die guten Tipps P & D from Germany Very nicely furnished rooms. Bathrooms also new, we even had a bathtub! Centrally located and quiet. Delicious breakfast and a really friendly owner! Thank you José Maria for the pleasant stay and good tips P & D from Germany
4.8 on February 17, 2010
Un sitio agradable, acogedor y precioso!! y vaya desayunos!! María José está siempre pendiente de sus huéspedes. recomendado 100 %.