P601 Vintage House Hotel
Hotel ****     
Location: Pinhão


Situated on the banks of the River Douro, this former
warehouse is now a first class hotel with most of the 43
rooms having splendid views of the River and surrounding
vineyards. There is a first class restaurant, library bar, and
for the Port and wine enthusiasts private tours of local vineyards are arranged by the hotel.

Our Opinion
With its unique location on the banks of the River Douro, this
is perhaps the best place to stay on the upper reaches of the river.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 

Twin Single
01/11/07-29/02/08 
(Except Christmas)
£44 £78
01/03/08-30/04/08 
( Except Easter)
£52 £94
01/05/08-30/06/08+
01/08/08-31/10/08
£64 £120
01/07/08 - 31/07/08 £52 £94

 

P602 Pousada Solar da Rede
Pousada     
Location: Mesão Frio


This former 17th century palace is now a superb Pousada set
within a 40 hectare estate with vineyards, fruit and olive trees
plus breathing taking views of the River Douro. The Pousada
has 29 rooms some of which are in small detached cottages.

Our Opinion
A superb Pousada with breath taking views over the river
Douro. Very popular at the weekends with the locals.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07-31/03/08 ** £51 £89
** 28-30/12/07 + 20-23/03/08 £84 £155
01/04/08-31/07/08 £77 £142
01/08/08-31/08/08 £84 £155
01/09/08-31/10/08 £77 £142

 

P603 Casa do Visconde Chanceleiros
Manor House Category A     
Location: Pinhão


This superb manor house has been tastefully reconstructed by its present owners. All the rooms are furnished tastefully and with style. There are well tended grounds, a large swimming pool, and tennis and squash courts.

Our Opinion
Another fine place to stay on the hillside of the River Douro.
Warm hosts will ensure that you enjoy your stay.
Highly recommended.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07- 31/10/08 £52 £96

 

P604 Casa de Casal de Loivos
Manor House Category A     
Location: Pinhão

A beautiful manor house in the Douro valley surrounded by
Vineyards, not far from Pinháo.There are 6 rooms in the main
house furnished in local traditional decor with doors opening
onto a long terrace. During the daytime snacks and drinks are
available.

Our Opinion
This is a very popular retreat for guests who are travelling
and exploring this lovely region. Dinner arrangements can be made in advance with hosts.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07- 31/10/08 £39 £56

P605 Hotel Régua Douro
Hotel ****     Location: Peso da Régua

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hotel is situated on the banks of the River Douro in the
town of Peso da Régua. The rooms are comfortably furnished
with private facilities, the superior rooms have balconies with
views of the river. The hotel also provides local tours of the
area.

Our Opinion
A good base for a few nights during the week. Very busy at
weekends with the locals. Why not combine this hotel with a
stay in Porto?

Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07 - 31/03/08 
(Except Easter)
£26 £42
01/11/07 - 31/03/08 
(Saturday night )
£33 £50
01/04/08-30/06/08 £29 £46
01/04/08- 30/06/08  
(Saturday night )
£38 £63
01/07/08-31/10/08 £33 £53
01/07/08-31/10/08  
(Sat night+ Easter)
£43 £71

P606 Casa de Cochêca
Manor House Category A     Location: Baião

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located in a small and peaceful farming valley near to the
river Douro. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside, this is
a perfect setting for those who enjoy luxury, peace and quite.
In addition there is a 2 storey house "Casa da Porta" that can
be shared or split between two families.

Our Opinion
A very popular manor house near the river. An added
bonus is the Casa da Porta cottage on self catering basis.
Book early !

T S
Casa de Cocheca - Main House
01/11/07-31/10/08 £43 £67
Casa da Porta de Cocheca
self catering property
Casa da Porta de Cocheca Cottage
self Catering
2 bedrooms price Apt per day
01/11/07-31/10/08 £122  
3 bedrooms price Apt per day
01/11/07-31/10/08 £182  
Casa da Porta-Cottage - 8 Persons 
(4 bedrooms)
01/11/07-30/04/08 - Price p/week £1,040  
01/05/08-30/04/08 - Price p/week £1,351  

 

P607 Quinta da Timpeira
Manor House Category B     
Location: Nr Lamego

Close to the town of Lamego this farmhouse is part of an
estate with fruit trees and vineyards. The property has only 7
rooms all with private facilities and nicely decorated with a
mixture of old and new furnishings. There is a swimming
pool, tennis court and some bicycles for hire.

Our Opinion
Small and comfortable accommodation with average size
rooms. Dinner can be arranged with the hosts in advance. It
is important to book early!


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07- 31/05/08 £34 £57
01/06/08 -31/10/08 £37 £63

 

P608 Casa de Rebolfe
Manor House Category B 
Location: Porto Antigo

Casa de Rebolfe is located in the village of Porto Antigo, part
of a small farm whose terraced hillsides extend to the banks
of the River Douro. The house was carefully restored in 1990,
preserving the Manor’s original architecture. The views are
really spectacular.

Our Opinion
The views from the manor house are wonderful! With only 5
rooms, we recommend that you book early to avoid
disappointment.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07- 30/06/08 + 01/10-31/10/08 £33 £46
01/07/08- 30/09/08 £38 £56

 

P609 Pousada Barão de Forrester
Pousada 
Location: Alijo

Located in the little village of Alijó is this small Pousada,
which owes its name to James Forrester who came from
England to work with his uncle's firm Offley´s Forrester &
Co. All the rooms are comfortably furnished with private
facilities.

Our Opinion
This Pousada is an ideal jumping-off point for exploring this
region. The restaurant provides good local cuisine.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07-31/03/08 ** £42 £69
** 28-30/12/07 + 20-23/03/08 £68 £121
01/04/08-31/07/08 £59 £104
01/08/08-31/08/08 £68 £121
01/09/08-31/10/08 £59 £104

 

P610 Casa da Calçada
Hotel ****     Location: Amarante

Situated near the old bridge in the small and delightful town
of Amarante, and subject to careful renovation, it is now a
charming property with much attention to detail.
The Casa da Calçada is a member of the Relais & Chateaux
organisation.

Our Opinion
A wonderful place to stay, ideally combined with a stay at the
Vintage House Hotel or Hotel Infante de Sagres in Porto.

Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/12/07 -  
Mon-Thur
£47 £87
01/11/07-31/12/07 -  
Fri-Sat-Sun
£54 £101
01/01/08-30/06/08 -  
Mon-Thur
£57 £101
01/01/08-30/06/08 -  
Fri-Sat-Sun
£69 £130
01/07/08-30/09/08 -  
Mon- Sun
£69 £130
01/10/08-31/10/08 -  
Mon-Thur
£57 £101
01/10/08-31/10/08 -  
Fri-Sat-Sun
£69 £130

 

P611 Pousada São Gonçalo
Pousada     Location: Marão

On the Marão hills, between the picturesque town of
Amarante and the city of Vila Real, this small Pousada offers
the pleasure of a quiet stay in the mountains.
Some of the activities in the area consist of walks, golf and
cycle tours.

Our Opinion
Spend a couple of nights at this Pousada while exploring this
interesting area.
Popular with Fly-Drive travellers.

Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/12/07 -  
Mon-Thur
£47 £87
01/11/07-31/12/07 -  
Fri-Sat-Sun
£54 £101
01/01/08-30/06/08 -  
Mon-Thur
£57 £101
01/01/08-30/06/08 -  
Fri-Sat-Sun
£69 £130
01/07/08-30/09/08 -  
Mon- Sun
£69 £130
01/10/08-31/10/08 -  
Mon-Thur
£57 £101
01/10/08-31/10/08 -  
Fri-Sat-Sun
£69 £130

 

P612 Casa da Quinta de S.Martinho
Manor House Category C     Location: Vila Real

A typical rustic house of the Trás-os-Montes countryside built
in the 17th century of granite. It is located 4km from Vila Real
and 200m from the famous Mateus Palace.
The house features 2 rooms in the main house with private
facilities and 2 self catering apartments.

Our Opinion
The delightful hosts will ensure that you enjoy your stay. It is
in a great location.
Port wine can be tasted in the main house.

T S
Casa da Quinta de S Martinho - Main House
01/11/07- 31/05/08* + 
01/10-31/10/08
£28 £43
* 20/03/08-23/03/08 +
01/06 -30/09/08
£30 £46
Apartment-  T1- S/C Prices shown are per person based on 2 persons sharing
01/11/07- 31/05/08 + 
01/10-31/10/08
£30  
* 20/03/08-23/03/08 +
01/06 -30/09/08
£37  
Apartment- T2- S/C Prices shown are per person
based on 4 persons sharing
01/11/07- 31/05/08+  
01/10-31/10/08
£23  
* 20/03/08-23/03/08 +
01/06 -30/09/08
£26  

 

P613 Pousada São Bartolomeu
Pousada     Location: Bragança

Situated in the most north easterly part of Portugal, this
Pousada is positioned on the top of a hill overlooking the town
and it’s medieval castle in the distance. The majority of rooms
have a balcony with views of the countryside.
A new and welcome facility is a swimming pool.

Our Opinion
A most pleasant place to stay in this most remote part of the
country, ideal for those who want to see a different part of
Portugal.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/03/08 ** £42 £69
** 28-30/12/07 + 20-23/03/08 £68 £121
01/04/08-31/07/08 £59 £104
01/08/08-31/08/08 £68 £121
01/09/08-31/10/08 £59 £104

 

P614 Solar das Arcas
Manor House Category B     Location: Nr Bragança

This house was built in the 17th century and is situated in
Arcas near to Bragança. Within the house, (in which there is
a chapel), there is a traditional welcoming atmosphere.
An interesting attraction for the guests here is the opportunity
to participate in some traditional farming.

Our Opinion
There is a traditional welcoming atmosphere on arrival. The
property offers self catering facilities and in addition, dinner
can be arranged by the hosts by booking in advance.


Apartment- 2 persons- BB
Prices shown are per person
based on 2 persons sharing
01/11/07-31/10/08 £31
Apartment- 4 persons- BB
Prices shown are per person
based on 2 persons sharing
01/11/07-31/10/08 £26

 

P615 Forte de São Francisco
Hotel ****     Location: Chaves
A sumptuous 17th century building classified as a National
Monument, it has now been converted into an elegant Hotel in
wonderful surroundings.The swimming pool is surrounded by
well kept gardens and there is a fine restaurant with is own
wine cellar.
Our Opinion
When touring this region we recommend that you spend a few
nights here.
It is also a good combination with Bragança.(ref 613)


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/03/08
(Except NY +Easter)
£44 £76
01/04/08-30/06/08+ 01/10-31/10/08 £51 £91
01/07/08-30/09/08 £56 £100

 

P616 Vidago Palace
Hotel ****     Location: Vidago

This magnificent and elegant hotel has recently re-opened
after years of restoration and is without doubt one of the best
places to stay in this region of the country. All the rooms are
very comfortable and well furnished.
There is an excellent restaurant serving regional and
international cuisine.

Our Opinion
The best time to travel here is between April and October.
Why not combine a stay here with Oporto or Pinhão?


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Closed until late 2008 Twin Single

 

P617 Pousada São Bento
Pousada     Location: Caniçada

High up in a unique location with wonderful views over the
River Cavado and Lake Caniçada everyone enjoys their stay
at this Pousada. There are 28 rooms and a terrace, some rooms
overlook the tennis court and courtyard but the best rooms
have small balconies with views to the Lake.

Our Opinion
Very popular Pousada with its magnificent views. If
unavailable an alternative is the Hotel Águas do Gerés at the
bottom of the valley (ref 618).


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single

01/11-31/12

£33

£55

01/01 -28/02

£35

£59

01/03- 31/03+Oct 06

£48

£81

01/04-31/07+Sept 06

£50

£88

01/08-31/08

£53

£94

 

P618 Hotel Àguás do Gerês
Hotel ***     Location: Gerês

This hotel is located at the bottom of the gorge in Vila do
Gerês between the lakes and the mountains. Completely
renovated, this modest 3 star hotel has 55 comfortable rooms
with private facilities and is the ideal base to enjoy the natural
beauty of the surrounding areas.

Our Opinion
A small comfortable hotel that also provides access to local
spa facilities and activities on the nearby lake.
Very busy in July and August.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11-26/12/07 + 
02/01-04/04/08
£28 £47
27/12/07-01/01/08 + 01/08-31/08/08 £43 £65
05/04/08-08/04/08 £35 £56
09/04/08-30/04/08 +01/10-31/10/08 £28 £47
01/05-31/07/08 + 
01/09-30/09/08
£35 £56

 

P619 Pousada Santa Marinha
Pousada     Location: Guimarães

Located just outside the city centre this fine Pousada is
considered to be one of the best in Portugal. It is housed in a
12th century St Augustine convent which has been
sumptuously adapted to the comforts of today.
Other outstanding features are the cloisters, fountains &
Azulejo tiles.

Our Opinion
The rooms in the older part are rather small (former monks
cells) But there are more spacious rooms in the newer part of
the building.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/03/08 ** £51 £89
** 28-30/12/07 + 
20-23/03/08
£84 £155
01/04/08-31/07/08 £77 £142
01/08/08-31/08/08 £84 £155
01/09/08-31/10/08 £77 £142

 

P620 Pousada N.Sra da Oliveira
Pousada    Location: Guimarães

Once a manor house, this small Pousada is found in the
medieval historical centre of city of Guimarães, the cradle of
the Portuguese Nation.
The furnishings are in keeping with the building and there is
an atmospheric dining room that looks out onto the square.

Our Opinion
Ideal location from which one can explore the old parts of the
city, savouring its narrow cobbled streets and squares.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/03/08 ** £42 £69
** 28-30/12/07 + 20-23/03/08 £68 £121
01/04/08-31/07/08 £59 £104
01/08/08-31/08/08 £68 £121
01/09/08-31/10/08 £59 £104

 

P621 Casa do Sezim
Manor House Category A     
Location: Guimarães

Casa de Sezim´s interior has captured a style of simple
elegance with exquisitely decorated bedrooms, some
furnished with four poster beds. Within its impressive sitting
rooms hang early 19th century pictures depicting early scenes
from the new world of America.

Our Opinion
Very characterful, especially those bedrooms with four-poster
beds. Vinho Verde is still produced here and the owners will
be proud to show you around the winery.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/10/08 £42 £66

 

P622 Casa do Ribeiro
Manor House Category B     
Location: Guimarães

This house was built by the ancestors of today’s owners in the
17th century. The interior is brimming with antiques and
curios and even it’s ceilings are a delight to behold, some of
them beautifully painted.
There are walks and river fishing nearby.

Our Opinion
Surrounded by quiet forests, guests can enjoy leisurely walks
in the surrounding areas.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/10/08 £32 £54

 

P623 Hotel do Parque
Hotel ****     
Location: Bom Jesus nr Braga

A traditional Portuguese hotel set upon a wooded hill in the
Bom Jesus National Park not far from the City of Braga. The
hotel has been tastefully renovated without loosing the "turn
of the century" flavour.
The same hotel group has two other fine hotels close by.

Our Opinion
A very pleasant Hotel convenient for the City of Braga. The
ideal time to stay here is out of high season and it is always
crowded over weekends.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/03/08
(Except NY +Easter)
£30 £49
01/04/08-31/10/08 £37 £61

 

P624 Casa de Canedo
Manor House Category A  
Location: Celorico de Basto

Casa de Canedo, better known locally as the Casa do Barreiro,
is a Manor house built in the 17th century, which was and
still is the focus of agricultural and forestry operations that
extend to some 90 acres.
Located in beautiful countryside and famous for its wines.

Our Opinion
Situated in a peaceful valley one can enjoy the walks and
river fishing. The owners can provide a dinner given advance
notice.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
Twin Single
01/11/07-31/10/08 £42

£66

 

P625 Pousada São Vicente/Braga
Formerly Albergaria Quinta de Ìnfias

Location: Braga

A beautiful converted manor house, this small inn retains
many of its original features. There are elegant lounges and a
bar. The bedrooms are well furnished with great attention to
detail. The Inn also has an outdoor swimming pool and free
car parking.

Our Opinion
The best place to stay in Braga being close to the town centre.
A good base for exploring nearby towns and villages of this
region.


Prices shown are per person per day
in Standard rooms on BB 
T S
01/11/07-31/03/08 ** £41 £68
** 28-30/12/07 + 
20-23/03/08
£67 £120
01/04/08-31/07/08 £58 £102
01/08/08-31/08/08 £67 £120
01/09/08-31/10/08 £58 £102

 

P626 Casa dos Assentos
Manor House Category B     
Location: Barcelos

The name "Assentos" (house of records) was given to this
house as it was once the place where agreements concerning
local rents were kept. Today this splendid manor house
remains as an ancestral monument to the 17th century. It’s
large, grandiose apartments are set in traditional stone
cottages with wooden floors and ceilings

Our Opinion
This splendid manor house is an ideal base with the added
benefits of self catering units. A few days here can be
combined with a stay in a different region.


T S
Casa dos Assentos-Main House
01/11/07-31/10/08 £32 £54
Apartment - 4 persons-BB
Prices shown are per person
based on 4 persons sharing
01/11/07-31/10/08 £26  
Apartment - 6 persons-BB
Prices shown are per person
based on 6 persons sharing
01/11/07-31/10/08 £20  

 

P627 Quinta do Convento da Franqueira
Manor House Category B     
Location: Barcelos