Monte Velho - Portugal

Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   25 November 2018

The riding at Monte Velho was amazing. During lessons, I was well matched to my horses and the tuition was excellent and very encouraging, with good focus on strengths and areas for improvement. I liked that different instructors focused on different areas. The horses were beautifully turned out every time and cared for to the highest standards. I also enjoyed two trail rides where I was able to ride the same horse both times, and there were good opportunities for cantering and exploring different areas across beautiful countryside.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation was luxurious and really made the stay extra special. The room was spotlessly cleaned every day, I had a beautiful, private view with morning sunshine. The shared facilities of the lounge, pool etc. were also lovely and beautifully maintained. The food was also lovely and varied. My dietary requirements were met very well and I enjoyed the range of options available each day. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

I was very excited to receive my pre-holiday information, I loved the personalised nature of the itinerary and luggage tags etc. I booked only one week before departure, but my information came through immediately and was very thorough.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

All was done very well - it was great to chat through the plans with Imogen, who had been to Monte Velho so could tell me exactly what to expect. This put my mind at rest as I knew what I was going to.

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I had a wonderful week at Monte Velho - everything was perfect, from the easy airport transfers, the beautiful accommodation and catering, friendly & welcoming hosts, high-quality instructors and lessons, the company of other guests, and of course the beautiful horses. I did not want to leave and I am already planning to return next year! Thank you to everyone at Monte Velho and In The Saddle for this special experience.