Nestled high atop a mountain with gorgeous views of the Douro valley. The rooms are definitely made for couples. The hotel has a nice pool and sauna area. It's fairly far out of the closest town so you definitely want to have the car as taxi rides are pretty expensive. The restaurant had great food and we could manage to do everything in the location.
Previous reviewers have probably covered everything, so I'll just add some things that comes to my mind. We were upgraded to a wonderful room, the service is amazing and very friendly, the hotel with the michelin star restaurant, big pool area, great terrace, wonderful small rooms and libraries, the entire castle-like building at the river - amazing! There was a big festival when we arrived, so I called the hotel and said I am not allowed to drive to the hotel (roads closed) - so they offered to meet us wherever we park, get us and the luggage to the hotel - and drive our car to the hotel when possible! And if you went to, say, France to a hotel like this you would probably be spending 5x compares to Casa de Calcada. We actually liked it so much that after we visited the Douro area we came back to this hotel!
HeGe from Finland
LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC HEART OF THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF AMARANTE-OVERLOOKING THE RIVER TAMEGA- THE XVI CENTURY NOBLE HOUSE- …More
Wonderful room. Helpful staff handling luggage. We were greeted with a glass of port. The bar and sitting room were decorated for the Christmas Holiday season. The meal we had in restaurant was delicious and well staffed. We were there in early December, off-season, and we still received the benefit of all the available facilities.
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