The Douro valley is a great destination for a quick weekend break in Portugal. If you want to spend the night in the region, here’s a list of four- and five-star hotels for a memorable experience.
With vast vineyards and a stunning landscape, take time to do some sightseeing in the Douro valley. Car hire is advised, unless you book a tour. Take in the history and culture, dig into the traditional cuisine with flavours and unique products, only to be found in this corner of Portugal.
Do some wine tasting, not limited to port, and indulge in the regional specialties of the Douro. Some of the region’s tastiest treasures include the Lapa’s regional bread, homemade sausages (enchidos), roasted lamb cooked in a wood-fired oven, the trout of Varosa and Vilar, the Cinfães’ torresmos, the Moimenta da Beira’s wild rabbit with local mushrooms (coelho bravo com míscaros), and the Lamego’s meatloaf (bôla de carne).
The Vintage House Douro
The Vintage House Douro is a five-star luxury hotel located in a former eighteenth-century wine estate. The rooms have balconies with direct views of the Douro River. At the hotel’s restaurant Rabelo, you can sample the local cuisine while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
The Wine House Hotel – Quinta da Pacheca
The Wine House Hotel is located in Lamego, the heart of the Douro region. Housed in a restored eighteenth-century house, surrounded by wineries, Quinta da Pacheca combines traditional architecture and modern design. The hotel has bikes for guests to ride around and explore the property. A delicious breakfast is included in the rate.
Quinta De Casaldronho Wine Hotel
Casaldronho Wine Hotel is a four-star luxury hotel also located in Lamego. With a contemporary design, it offers spacious rooms where you can open up the windows completely and enjoy the scenic views of the Douro valley. The hotel has a rooftop deck and pool where you can relax.
Hotel Rural Quinta do Pego
The four-star Hotel Rural Quinta do Pego has a beautiful location nestled among vineyards overlooking the Douro. All ten rooms have panoramic views. A delicious breakfast, a swimming pool, and a great restaurant with its own wines and port, make this one of the best places to stay in the Douro region.
Douro Hotel Porto Antigo
Douro Hotel Porto Antigo is housed in a historic building in Cinfães. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, air-conditioned rooms with private balcony, and a restaurant. The views from the room and restaurant areas are stunning. Breakfast is delicious, according to guests reviews. You may want to consider dining at the hotel’s restaurant as the food is of good quality at reasonable prices.
Vila Gale Collection Douro
Vila Gale Douro is a design hotel located across the river from Peso da Régua, offering an easy stroll into the town. All rooms have a private balcony with views of the beautiful scenery. The hotel has a swimming pool and a spa.
Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa
The Douro Palace is a peaceful, modern hotel four-star hotel offering stunning views of the valley. It has an outdoor pool with spa facilities and a restaurant that serves delicious regional cuisine.
The four-star Douro Scala is surrounded by vineyards in a beautiful setting. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a spa with heated indoor pool, private treatment rooms, and a hot tub. Truly the perfect hotel to relax.