This striking hotel on a 19-acre vine-planted hillside overlooking a sinuous bend in the Douro combines a traditional 19th-century manor-house and contemporary buildings. The 57 guest accommodations, including nine suites and seven villas, contain daybeds, large windows and gray limestone baths. Some of the lodgings feature private pools and furnished terraces with sweeping panoramic views of vineyards, the river or scenic woodlands. The hotel’s formal restaurant serves market-inspired regional cuisine, and the indoor-outdoor Wine Library & Terrace offers a tapas menu and daily tastings. The 23,700-square-foot spa has a huge heated indoor swimming pool, plus a steam room, a sauna, 10 treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion and a fitness center. Other facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool and a well-stocked library.
Lowest Rate: Quinta Superior Room, $520; Editor’s Choice: Quinta Suite, $650.
VAT; Service; Daily buffet breakfast served at the restaurant; Wi-Fi; Spa access; Parking
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.
14 Days of Old World Architecture and Fine Cuisine