From €58 per couple per night to €80 p.c.p.n

Zororo Retreat, Varzea Grande

Beiras and Central



  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Full airconditioning
  • Evening meal option

Property description

Welcome to Zororo (which means 'rest' in Shona). A relaxing and rejuvenating haven set in the heart of central Portugal's Beira region, frequently described as the most attractive and least developed corner of this special country.

We are located on the borders of a traditional village in the Serra Lousa hills with the Ceira River a short walk down the valley side, just 4 minutes from the beautiful town of Gois.

We offer luxury accommodation exclusively to adults who would benefit from time away from the stresses of everyday life (and children!) in the company of others appreciative of delicious food, great local wines and stimulating conversation in well-appointed surroundings.

Your stay includes breakfast and on many days you will have the option of an appetising home prepared evening meal using regional recipes and seasonal local ingredients with aperitifs, wine (including our own reds), coffees and liquors, all taken in the company of your hosts, Kevin and Tanaka, and fellow guests.

Visit our website to view a video tour of Zororo.

Accommodation details

Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast
Property type: Hotel
Location: Village
Sleeps: 10 (+2 additional)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
En-suites: 5
Meals available: Breakfast and evening meal (optional)
Local transport: Yes
Distance from accom.: Bus - 200m
Closest town: Gois
Bars & restaurants: 0.5km
Car parking: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes


Floors/stories: 3
Suitable for: Children - No, Elderly - Yes, Disabled - No
More information:
Adults only (over 16 y.o.)


Our 5-ensuite double bedrooms are air-conditioned, centrally heated and generously sized and each has a balcony with views across the valley or forest. All bedrooms have an en suite bathroom and double glazing.
Bedroom notes:
Individually furnished and decorated to a high standard


All have baths or showers plus bidet.
Bathroom notes:

Living area

There is a large guest lounge and dining room, with contemporary furniture over marble flooring, linked by a double spiral staircase in wrought iron and chestnut. Downstairs there is a huge games room with a pool table, table football and large LCD TV, DVDs, board games, a selection of books etc.
TV, DVD, CD Player, Cable/Satellite, Computer/Console, Radio
English channels, Games room with pool table, football table, private lounge

Dining area

Separate room with views over valley


Large dedicated guest kitchen fully equipped.
Hob, Microwave, Dishwasher, Bread oven


Outsid are the gardens and our new 11 metre swimming pool with a hand laid mosaic sun terrace, hard surface tennis court, vineyard and orange, lemon, plum, walnut and kiwi trees. There is a large BBQ stand and a shaded outdoor seating and dining area. Around the vineyard we grow most of our own vegetables (maize, onions, chou-chou, peppers, melons, corvo, etc) using organic methods.
Outside features:
BBQ, Dinnig area & seating, Swimming pool, Vineyard, Tennis court, Fruit trees, Sun terrace

Local area

The area around Zororo provides a wide variety of country activities, including horse riding, organised hill walking, nature watching, canoeing, cycling (bikes available), etc, as well as a unique opportunity to see and experience the 'real' Portugal, little altered for 100's of years, in the farming communities, villages and small towns of the region. Beautiful wooded countryside and amenities in village just down the road

Only slightly further a field is Portugal’s old capital and university city of Coimbra, with the often deserted sand dune backed beaches of the Silver Coast beyond. The Knights Templar last European stronghold at Tomar and the Roman ruins in Conimbriga is easily reached, as is the Serra Estrella (‘mountains of the stars’) National Park.

Local activities

Horse riding
Nature watching
Cycling (3 bikes available FOC to guests)
River beaches

Additional information


From €58 per couple per night to €80 p.c.p.n

How to get there?

Nearest airport: Oporto one and three quarter hours by road
Nearest city: Coimbra 40 minutes by car
Nearest town: Gois 5 minutes by car
Nearest rail link: Serpins 15 minutes
Full directions to the accommodation will be available on booking.