I did my research carefully and was certainly not disappointed with my choice of hotel in the Douro. The view from the terrace is so beautiful that you would be quite happy to sit here all day. The swimming pool was an additional attraction with comfortable sun beds
All of the staff were charming and kind
We are already planning a return visit. Excellent value for money!
"not good for couples... only good for big groups"
this is a hotel / mansion perfect for big events (wedding, business event, etc.). If you are traveling as a couple, I don’t think you will enjoy your experience like the people who were there with many others. That place is set up to accommodate groups… In their 3 different dining rooms, they only have big tables (for 8-10 people). No table for 2 or 4…
The place is very big. It’s like a museum. It’s old but it also smells old. The view and the garden are amazing and they have a nice pool and a tennis court (bring our own racquets and balls if you want to play).
Dinner was good but way overprice. 29euros per person (for a buffet). I guess they do a buffet on nights that they have events and offer ‘a la carte’ meals when they don’t have events. Since the hotel is far from any restaurant, we still decided to pay the extra price to avoid driving 15-20min to a near restaurant.
It’s true that the place is amazingly nice. If you don’t mind overpaying a little bit, I would recommend going but only for a group event. If you are thinking of going as a couple, I advise you to book your room somewhere else…
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