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 4 and 5-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. Visit the historical and cultural heritage, 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 with a wide range of dishes and products that are part of this region. Some of the Douro’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 the property. A delicious breakfast is included in the price.
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. According to guests’ reviews, breakfast is delicious, and dining at the restaurant is worth considering given the choice and quality at reasonable prices.
Vila Gale Collection Douro
The design hotel Vila Gale Douro is located across the river from Peso da Regua, 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.
Agua Hotels Douro Scala
The four-star Agua Hotels 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. This is the perfect place to relax.