Winter Newsletter 2012

In the summer we had a shortage of it and now there it is in abundance!: the rain, while pouring from the sky slowly refill the water levels of our mines and wells. The forests are dressed up in their autumn suits wearing beautiful colors and spreading penetrating odors. The soil is covered with moss and mushrooms.
A walk in the woods is a feast for the eyes and nose. The first snow in the Serra da Estrela has already fallen.

In 2013 you can continue to enjoy all that beauty, and much more. The organization Aldeias do Xisto and the municipality of Oliveira do Hospital set out more than 5 new hiking routes going from easy level to difficult, to be enjoyed with or without children. In addition, there are also a number of bicycle routes set up in cooperation with we have now a special parking spot for bicycles and, also, typical bike tools.


Also, you can now buy or order your Quinta da Geia gift vouchers. Think about a wellness arrangement voucher, a restaurant voucher or a hotel voucher. Besides our friends card, you now have several options to surprise your family and friends.
Activities in and around Oliveira do Hospital:

Also in the vicinity there are several initiatives that are worthy of mention, such as the opening of a gallery and several jazz concerts and others in the centro cultural of Oliveira and even in Aldeia das Dez. The municipality made some nice informative videos about the area that you can watch on these you tube links:
And then, inevitably, this holiday season announces also the end of the year.

CHRISTMAS: the 24th and 25th December dinners by candlelight

On Christmas Eve, you can enjoy a traditional Portuguese menu composed by Margarida and on Christmas Day itself Frenkel created for you a super deluxe menu

December 24 – traditional menu
Welcome drink
Starter: turkey consommé with carrots and mint
Main course: Christmas cod with corn bread and cabbage
Dessert buffet: A wide range of many traditional portuguese Christmas desserts
€ 21.50 pp
Excluding drinks

December 25 – christmass dinner by candle light
Welcome drink
Cold Starter: a rough game pâté- or- a combination of salmon mousse and smoked salmon
Hot starter: consommé
Main course: stewed partridge with cabbage and potato puree - or- Sole a la Picasso
Christmas dessert with chocolate bavarois, chocolate mousse, Sacher-Torte and vanilla sauce
€ 24.50 pp
Excluding drinks
We have a special Christmas arrangement including 2 nights with breakfast, and the two Christmas dinners starting from € 121,00 per person


And then the real end of 2012. A year where the billions flew around your ears. Crisis was probably the most used word. Fortunately, our many loyal customers do not let us down, but nevertheless, a tax increase of 10% without an equal increase in return, is noticeable in the numbers.

But that does not prevent us this year to organize a grandiouse
Cold Buffet
Welcome drink: Kir royal
Starter: Chicken cream
Cold Buffet .
-Homemade ham with horseradish sauce, various cold meats, drumsticks,
russian salad, Vitella tonnato, smoked ham with melon
Homemade paté
several plates of salmon,home made smoked mullet, prawns, mussels, shrimp.
Varied Salad buffet
Hot buffet:
roast veal with winter vegetables and potato puree
Dessert buffet with profiteroles, tiramisu, ice cream, cake, pancakes, chocolate fountain, bavarois, fruit salad, Cheese board
24:00: coffee with chocolates and a flute of champagne
Price : € 58.50 per person including water, beer, soft drinks, white and red wine
And then we have for New years day a special lunch. From 12.30 you can start enjoying
Starter : Cucumber boxes filled with shrimp mousse
Main course : Braised wild boar with small potatoes and mixed salad
Dessert : Tropical fruit mousse dessert with cream

Price : € 19.50 per person. Other consumptions are on the side

Special New year packages including 3 nights in a double room with breakfast, the grand buffet and the newyears day lunch from 190.50 per person

If you want to join one or more of these festivities, you can book by e-mail: or phone: (00351 )238670010
Booking is required in relation to the selected number of available tables and preferably at least 4 days in advance.

With our kindest Autumn wishes and regards,
The Quinta da Geia Team !

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Hotel Rural Quinta da Geia Boutique Hotel
Largo do Terreiro do Fundo do Lugar - 3400 - 214 - Aldeia das Dez
(Oliveira do Hospital), Portugal
Telefone: +351 238 670010, Telefax: +351 238 670019