9 Marvelous Stays in Douro Valley

Posted by: Soraia Costa

Post Date 18-Aug-2020 18:43:44

Traveling to the beautiful Douro Valley and looking for a place to stay and savor the best that Douro Valley has to offer?  Then this article is for you, now that you know you are going it’s time to find our top pick of  Douro Valley hotels.



If you are looking for Douro Valley luxury hotels, wine hotels, or other types of accommodations in the Douro we’ve got you covered. Prepare to enjoy this beautiful part of the world and also a great place to learn about the richness of Douro wines. After all, this region is a great place to visit not only for the amazing scenery but also lovely towns, museums and ancient ruins. If you are traveling by car you can stay in the countryside and take full advantage of the beautiful landscape.


Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa


The Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa allows that each guest has the experience to enjoy a close relationship with nature, mirrored in the serene waters of the Douro River. The sixteen rooms are very contemporary and oriented to the river, full of comfort that will provide you with a memorable stay. This fantastic hotel is also composed by Eça Restaurant, where you will enjoy the typical local food paired with the region's wine, the spa, that offers programs full of tranquility and serenity in order for you to relax to the max and an outdoor pool, with unique panoramic views of the Terrance of the Douro Valley. Moreover, a unique feature is that this hotel puts at your disposal electric chargers for cars. Douro's Palace has a diverse range of offers like paddle, rafting, visit the estates, among others.


Quinta da Pacheca


Quinta da Pacheca and its charm tourism units have been the subject of several national and international awards. With its inspiration in the vineyards and wine, all the concept is modern and is harmoniously combined with the original design of an 18th-century house. The main hotel keeps alive the spirit of the Douro, evident in the furniture and comfort provided by the fifteen unique rooms. In addition, this estate has created the Wine Barrels, that consist of suites in the form of wine barrels.

In an idyllic and romantic environment, with a landscape cut by vineyards, the Wine Barrels provide a unique experience of contact with nature and the monumental reality of the Douro Valley. Unique moments of rest in a rural environment, but with all the comfort of the most modern hotel units, can be experienced in these ten accommodation units implemented in the middle of the vineyards. Also, in the estate, the offers consist of painting with wine, guided tours, wine tastings, picnics, and much more.


Quinta de La Rosa


Quinta de La Rosa is located in the heart of the Douro, by the river banks and very close to the village of Pinhão. This estate has 55 hectares of land with vineyards and produces about 80.000l of port and about 300.000l of table wine per year, moreover, it was also the first exporters to produce a Single Quinta, a port wine made solely from grapes from Quinta de la Rosa. This work of so many years that has passed several generations results in wines of excellence that have achieved a place of prominence at the world level and several awards, attracting appreciators and tourists. Olive oil is also produced here with distinct quality and taste. La Rosa offers 23 rooms, some with stunning river views, the famed restaurant - Cozinha da Clara, which focuses on regional products and modern culinary techniques, and a fantastic outdoor pool. You also have the possibility to enjoy a lunch or dinner at the farm, with regional dishes and local wines, including Port wine. During the harvests, the estate also offers the experience of treading your own Vintage, among others.


Quinta do Portal


Casa das Pipas, located in the Quinta do Portal is surrounded by a fabulous landscape of vineyards and fertile green fields, of the famed Douro Valley. While staying in this twelve-room house, in which the total of the room offers consists of sixteen, you can experience some of the ways in which the vineyard works, including participation in the harvest. In addition to good wines, guests can keep their shape in the fitness room, the outdoor pool, the amazing restaurant that has mouthwatering proposals.


Quinta do Vallado


Quinta do Vallado, built-in 1716,  is located about 10 minutes away by car from the town of Régua. This wine hotel offers five rooms in an original 18th-century manor house and a further eight in the unique and very contemporary schist-clad hotel. The rooms in the manor house are furnished according to their 18th-century surroundings with lots of antiques, and in the contrary, the eight rooms of the new hotel are very modern and minimalistic. Plus, beautiful gardens, great wines, amazing views, an outdoor pool, and a sun terrace surround the hotel, in order that the guests enjoy to the max the stay. The estates offer a range of main activities like wine tastings, picnics, but there are also in its range unique ones like the possibility of a jeep ride in the middle of the vineyards.


Quinta Nova


Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, located near Pinhão is composed of 120 hectares. Over time, the Quinta has been carefully preserved - the 18th-century manor house, now a fantastic hotel, that has a baroque style chapel dating from 1795, in which the 17th-century chapel is by the river and also a 1764 winery. Besides the very unique features that the estate offers, like the baroque chapel, there are also eleven rooms, a restaurant, and a bar, an outdoor pool that is surrounded by a fantastic garden. The offers consist of wine tastings too and visit the winery, but you also have a fantastic wine museum where you will learn the fantastic history of this place.

Six Senses Douro Valley


This outstanding resort is located 142 kilometers away from the International Airport of Oporto. The estate of the Resort covers eight hectares and has fifty-seven accommodations, three restaurants, a wine cellar with excellent vintages produced in the valley, and an impressive Six Senses Spa, which is considered one of the best in the country, based in sustainability and organic products. The hotel assumes its own regional identity, which its impressive historic mansion that is very contemporary and sophisticated at the same time. The range is offered and unique and all revolve in wine and gastronomy.


The Vintage House Pinhão


The Vintage House Douro is located in Pinhão and has fifty rooms, which are five suites, two luxury suites, and four master suites, all with balconies overlooking the river and the terraced vineyards, The Vintage House Douro has a unique location, between the river and the train station of Pinhão – mandatory stop of famous Douro railway line. In addition to a car or train, guests can arrive by boat and dock at the pier right in front of the hotel. In the Library Bar the fireplace and the piano are the ideal partners to enjoy a glass of Port Wine, and also the restaurant is a fantastic place to try the region's gastronomy. The guests of The Vintage House Douro have access to a pleasant garden, outdoor swimming pool, and a tennis court, and can navigate along the river in a Rabelo boat, or a sailing boat, having as background the beautiful vineyard landscape.

Quinta de Ventozelo


The various buildings on the Quinta were rehabilitated respecting their original structure and roots. At the same time, the simplicity and breadth of modern architecture complement these spaces perfectly. It's not just a Hotel. It is a Quinta that has been transformed, keeping the cozy roots of a Douro house. A place that is used to welcoming everyone who arrives here with all the comfort: whether for work, for a trip, or to stay longer.

Why book now your 2020 or 2021 tour? Because by booking all your tours with us you will have flexibility in the future, plus an acquired "Clean and Safe" seal. Through these unique times, we are available to plan, reschedule, and move your trip around your needs, as always. If your new dates may no longer work with your initial travel plan, a dedicated consultant will be available to tailor and reschedule your time in Portugal according to your needs and preferences, and to assure you that you will have the best and most memorable experiences.


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Soraia Costa

Written by: Soraia Costa

Soraia has a Bachelor Degree in Communication and she is natural from Azores (the Portuguese islands) which she knows from end to end, as well, as mainland Portugal. She loves to travel and know all about the culture and food of each country. She also loves to cook new recipes, some of the most renowned chefs in the world. In her articles, she shares the knowledge of her travels about heritage, culture, wine, gastronomy, and must-see places.

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