1 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 125.57|
2 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 138.56|
Nestled in 120 hectares of Douro Valley vineyards, this traditional manor house has been transformed into the first wine hotel in Portugal.
At Quinta Nova - Luxury House Winery, guests can experience the true spirit of the Douro Valley by observing the wine-making process, as well as taking part in other farming activities, trails walks and historic tours of the property. When not sampling exquisite local wine or strolling through the tranquil countryside, guests can relax in the outdoor pool. After enjoying an excellent meal accompanied by the finest wine, retire to the comfort of a beautiful luxury room decorated in period-style, complete with views over the vineyards and river.
Douro is an immense region with surprises around every corner. You can take a day trip on a train along the river or ride on a private yacht, with a sunset dinner on board. Spend the morning sailing, then stop for a leisurely lunch at Quinta Nova, and later tour the wine villages in a private car. A day in the Coa Valley, with visits to the Museum, is a trip that combines train and boat. For an unforgettable experience there is a helicopter flight over the Douro valley.
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"great location with small lacks to be perfect"
Actually we had no good start. we had to wait at the reception and very cool welcome with short and strict explanations. It continued with disappointing pool area, which is not serviced with drinks and premium room was also disappointing, small , no balcony, everything is very slow and sometimes you don't get any attention, rose wine was sold out ( in a winery..), also red reservas...strange but location is great, far away from everywhere, recommend you to go for lunch there or stay 1 or max two nights, drive to Pinhao for a 2 hours boat trip prices are 30 to 50% higher than in other winery hotels but a great place to listen to your soul...
"Beautiful location "
Great location, beautiful views but the hotel itself could be better for the price they charge. The rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated. The restaurant is very average and expensive. The vegetarian option was essentially an egg and a stuffed tomato with salad which while nice was certainly not worth 46€. At breakfast the the staff were slow to take orders from our table for hot food. The wine is super as is the tour of the vineyard. The service is good but was not remarkable. Overall for the price we paid I certainly didn't think it was worth it but I did enjoy my stay none the less.
"So fantastic but..."
Yes, the location is isolated but it seems to me that when you intend to book a place in the Douro valley, you check the location before! For us it was great because so quiet and the view so amazing. Yes, the rooms are simply decorated but totally in accordance with the site and the architecture. Anyway, the location deserves that you stay outside as much as possible! Yes, only two menu choice...but it was really good and fresh. Considering the location, I would have been suspicious having pages of food choice. And for us the choice of this kind of house was more for a B&B experience with a guest table. So then why only 3 stars...precisely because we never met the owners or even a manager. When we arrived, just if we were not intruders for the girl at the reception and when we left, no kind word at all to know if we enjoyed our stay. The breakfast is simple but with very good products. But again, it was help yourself and do not disturb us except after two days when we met a charming girl with who it was possible to discuss! Fortunately, we met extraordinary people working at Quinta Nova like Suzan or Elias among others who appeared to us sincere, so kind and very knowledgeable about wines! But definitely the place urgently needs a manager to greet the guests, have small attentions on a daily basis and encourage the team to give the guests the impression of being real guests in a breathtaking location which is for us the real luxury.
"Douro Valley Inn"
We recently stayed in this property with other couples. It is very isolated with the nearest town being 45 minutes away on a road that is harrowing to say the least. The views are breathtaking & the setting is gorgeous. But it stops there. Rooms are small with no windows other than the entry door. Beds are barely full size unless you requested a king. The lock on one bedroom door never worked so only access was through the main house or another bedroom. There is a fixed menu with two choices. Food was good, service was adequate. Management was unable to resolve lock issue & made no effort to compensate. Wines are very good & very reasonable. We toured the winery but if you wanted to taste anything, they will charge you & it wasn't a small amount. Glad I saw it but wouldn't return. If the AC was on, it was noisy & freezing & we couldn't regulate it.
"Not perfect but could be. Little details missing"
This hotel has great location with amazing view. Stay aware that it is best to travel to here by boat and leave the boat on public Cais do Ferrão or by train. By car you get stuck in a difficult location to go to nearby Régua or Pinhao. The pool is the worst of the property, poorly maintained, dirty with green water. Our children didn't want to swim inside unfortunately and with such a view, little could be done to improve it. The food is great and you will not get disappointed though even if staying at the hotel, you will have to pay extra for wine tasting what usually is included. The wine tasting is from about 20 to 50€ and you get little for what you pay. The pool towels were not changed during 4 days of our stay, some arrangements were handled at the reception but as for Neighbourhood quintas we were used to more eficient reception. The rooms have good pillows and cushions. The place itself is very nice and it is a pity that it is not explored better way. Some workers were very nice and made our stay special ( Maria Fonseca and the drivers !) Be prepared that here you carry your own luggage; the breakfast has little options and that luxury in the title is mainly a title. 3 stars probably would be correct intl rating. If you are a fan of douro, for sure you will want to stay here but if it is one and only short stay than choose quinta do valado, quinta do pego or quinta da marka.
Buffet breakfast: Free
New Year's Meal: £ 71.01
Luggage storage: Free
Public parking: Free
Outdoor swimming pool: Free
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM