Quinta da Côrte
Scale of 90-100
This 60-acre family-owned estate comprising a contemporary winery and an eight-room hotel was acquired by French investor Philippe Austruy in 2013 and revamped by interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch. A charming 19th-century farmhouse houses four guest accommodations, a simple dining room with an enormous tiled hearth and a long azulejo-topped table where delicious, unfussy meals are served, and several tastefully decorated lounge areas. Rooms, while not especially large, are homey, with wood floors, honey-toned walls, woven rugs and shuttered windows that look out over the estate’s vineyards and olive trees. Four additional accommodations are in a separate annex. The hotel has a beautiful infinity swimming pool but lacks televisions, a spa and a gym, and though there is Wi-Fi, the connection is spotty. For those willing to forgo these amenities in exchange for an atmosphere of gracious tranquility and exclusivity, there are few equals.
Read the full review from our editors.
Charming refurbishment of 19th-century farmhouse with smart interiors; incredible setting on a working Douro quinta with views of the valley; home-cooked meals; sense of ease and repose.
Service can be passive; limited wine selection.
Good to Know
A winery tour and tasting is included in the rates; guests who visit during the September harvest may be invited to help stomp the grapes.
Quinta da Côrte Features:
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Room, $230; Editor’s Choice: Deluxe Room, $270.
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In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.